14 Ways to Do Summer Right on Long Island

Summer is in full swing, meaning the best Long Island has to offer is now at your fingertips (or footsteps). From music festivals to Hamptons hotspots to Olympic athletes, it’s time to embrace the heat and have the best week!


Start the week in our westernmost enclaves. Jonah Fisker’s guide explores Brooklyn and Queens. Bring the night to a close at the iconic Music Hall of Williamsburg; time it right to catch British quartet Everything Everything rock the intimate venue.


Catch Olympic hopefuls Sue Bird, Crystal Dunn and Maria Michta-Coffey compete throughout the summer. Kick start your own athletic aspirations with the Hoptron Brewtique running club and reward yourself with their adrenaline-easing brews.


It’s a hard day’s night, this, the hump of the week. Take a page from Camper English’s summer City Coolers and pour yourself a first-rate sipper. Set the small screen to the channel of your choice—we suggest you tap your inner ballerina or rebel as shown in our On Pointe and Rough Cut fashion stories.


Pay a visit to the Watermill Center, which, under the guidance of new director Elka Rifkin, offers several public events and exhibits. While in the neighborhood, stop by The Greenwich, where chef Carmine Di Giovanni is dishing out his signature classics. Bonus: art shows abound.


Take a surfboard-building workshop at Grain New York in Amagansett and spend the summer shredding waves. Stay the night to take in High Weekends in the Hamptons with copious summer events including the Art for Life fundraiser and the Hampton Classic Horse Show.


Check out the sculptures and drawings of famed artist Philip Pavia, on display at the Pollock-Krasner House. Afterwards, head to the 12th annual East Hampton Library’s Authors Night to meet writers like Mary Higgins Clark and Nelson DeMille and take home your next summer page-turner.


Catch Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash headlining at the 10th annual Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue. After a day of energy-inducing shows, fill your stomach up at one of the fine local eateries, like PeraBell Food Bar You never know who you’ll bump into in town.

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