Go West For 9 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: f.a.d. weekend
Where: The Invisible Dog Art Center
When: Saturday, July 9, 11am-6pm
Why Go: Short for “fashion, art and design,” this traveling flea market brings together emerging artists and designers with shoppers looking for vintage antiques. Products for sale include paintings, clothing, jewelry, furniture and much more. Go.

What: Whiskey Fried Classic
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center
When: Saturday, July 9, 1:30-4pm and 6:30-9pm
Why Go: Sample whiskies and cocktails from all over the country while noshing on Southern-inspired BBQ and fried food. Live music and games will complement this summer food fest. Go.

East Meadow

What: Disco Unlimited
Where: Eisenhower Park
When: Friday, July 8, 8pm
Why Go: Travel back to a time of go-go boots and white suits with one of the hottest traveling disco bands on the East Coast. Go.

Governors Island

What: Come Out & Play Festival
Where: Parade Ground
When: Saturday July 9, 11am-5pm
Why Go: Tired of seeing your children glued to their phones or the television screen? Bring them to a day of outdoor games and fun. Activities scheduled for adults include dodgeball, soccer, obstacle course challenges and many more. Go.

What: Pinknic
Where: The Play Lawn
When: Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, noon-6pm
Why Go: This rosé themed picnic and music festival makes its debut with picnic baskets crafted by renowned chef Chris Santos and an array of musical performances. Go.

Long Island City

What: Kite Flight
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park
When: Saturday, July 9, 11am-3pm
Why Go: Families are invited to build kites from recycled materials and fly them in the park overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Go.


What: Bastille Day
Where: 60th St, from Fifth Ave to Lexington Ave
When: Sunday, July 10, noon-5pm
Why Go: Treat yourself to an afternoon of French food, culture and entertainment to commemorate France’s Independence in the heart of Manhattan. Go.

What: Tap City
Where: Various Locations
When: Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10
Why Go: Don’t miss the opening weekend of NYC’s renowned tap dance festival where the style began. Tap masters and novices of all ages are able to take classes from acclaimed teachers throughout the city. Go.


What: Bob Dylan
Where: Forest Hills Stadium
When: Friday, July 8, 7pm
Why Go: Hear the music icon perform his best hits across genres. Go.