Go West For 8 Can’t Miss Events

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From the Gold Coast and the South Shore to Manhattan, these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulseWeekends.


What: New York Pet Expo
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center
When: Saturday, June 18, 10am-6pm and Sunday, June 19, 11am-4pm
Why Go: Spend a day with your four-legged best friend at this event filled with giveaways and discounted care services. Whether you’re looking to adopt or get your dog groomed, this exposition is the ultimate pet gathering. Go.

What: Pop Up New York
Where: Park Slope
When: Sunday, June 19
Why Go: Pop Up NY partners with local restauranteurs, designers and musicians to transform the street fair experience. Food lovers (in other words, everyone) should also check out their weekly “Foodie Friday” event in Midtown East. Go.

Jones Beach 

What: Country Superfest
Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
When: Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19
Why Go: Featured country superstars include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, all in the hottest summer concert location. Go.

Long Beach

What: Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival
Where: Long Beach Public Library
When: Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18
Why Go: Calling all blues enthusiasts! Listen to a lineup of soulful bands featuring Long Island’s distinguished “Ladies of the Blues.” A children’s tent filled with musical instrument arts and crafts activities is provided during the outdoor portion of the festival. Go.


What: Adventures NYC
Where: Central Park
When: Saturday, June 18, 11am-4pm
Why Go: Escape the city’s hustle and bustle for a day of outdoor adventures without leaving Manhattan. Free events include yoga, rock climbing, biking and paddle boarding, to name a few. Go.

What: NYC Craft Beer Festival
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory
When: Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 18
Why Go: 75 breweries serving 150 types of beer, cider and mead. Need we say more? Beer aficionados and novices alike are sure to enjoy a weekend of craft beer tasting and education. Go.

Nassau County

What: Path Through History Weekend
Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19
Why Go: Hosted by Nassau County executive Edward Mangano in conjunction with New York State, natives are invited to travel through the county’s history by visiting Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Falaise at Sands Point Reserve and Chelsea Mansion. Go.


What: Kenny Scharf Art Performance
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art
When: Sunday, June 19, noon-4pm
Why Go: See painter Kenny Scharf live at work while he creates an outdoor mural for the museum grounds. Inspired by the 1980s street art movement, Scharf’s whimsical paintings and interactive installations are captivating for viewers of all ages. Go.