Go West For 7 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.

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What: Shakespeare-A-Thon
Where: The Gallery Players
When: Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3
Why Go: To be or not to be? There’s no question this Shakespeare marathon weekend is a must-attend showcase. To commemorate 400 years since the playwright’s passing, audience members are invited to read roles alongside professional NYC based actors throughout the weekend. Go.


What: New York City Football Club vs. New York Red Bulls
Where: Yankee Stadium
When: Sunday, July 3 at noon
Why Go: Watch the two New York MLS teams go head to head this Sunday. Go.

East Meadow

What: Celebrate America Fireworks
Where: Eisenhower Park
When: Saturday, June 2, 8pm
Why Go: Kick off Independence Day celebrations with an evening of fireworks while picnicking on the park grounds under the stars. Go.


What: The Sleeping Beauty presented by American Ballet Theatre
Where: The Metropolitan Opera House
When: Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2
Why Go: Attend the closing weekend of ABT’s production featuring captivating storybook sets and talented, professional dancers that are sure to amaze. Go.


What: Paul Simon
Where: Forest Hills Stadium
When: Friday, July 1, 7:30pm
Why Go: Hear your favorites by the world-famous rock artist at this lively, outdoor concert venue. Go.

Staten Island

What: Independence Day Celebration
Where: Historic Richmond Town
When: Sunday, July 3, noon-4pm
Why Go: Celebrate the grand ol’ flag with this patriotic festival. March through a pinwheel parade while sampling hand-churned ice cream and freshly baked pie. Go.


What: Lords of 52nd Street
Where: The Space at Westbury
When: Friday, July 1, 8pm
Why Go: Listen to the rock band that comprises Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees from the original Billy Joel Band at this intimate concert setting. Go.