Go West For 6 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: Long Island International Film Expo
Where: Bellmore Movies
When: Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17
Why Go: Take a break from Netflix binge watching and attend Long Island’s very own film festival. Screenings include shorts and feature length productions from all over the world. Go.


What: Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Saturday, July 16, 1-8pm
Why Go: Hip-hop lovers won’t want to miss the festival’s finale concert headlined by Nasir Jones (NAS), featuring Brooklyn born icons like Fabolous. The festival promotes positive aspects of hip-hop culture as an instrument for social change. Go.

Governor’s Island

What: City of Water Day
Where: Various locations along the water
When: Saturday, July 16, 10am-4pm
Why Go: Enjoy a free day of family fun on the waterfront filled with boating, crafting and food vendors. Go.


What: Pop-Up Emoji Exhibit
Where: 433 Broadway 
When: Saturday, July 16, 7-10pm and Sunday, July 17, 10am-6pm
Why Go: In honor of World Emoji Day and the #PepsiMoji campaign, Pepsi introduces an interactive exhibit chronicling the expression of love. Dating back to cave wall etchings, don’t miss this unique presentation on the evolution of communication. Go.

What: Nepalese Block Party
Where: The Rubin Museum
When: Sunday, July 17, 1-4pm
Why Go: Alongside its exhibit Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual, the Rubin’s block party will present cultural performances, Himalayan street food, crafting, henna tattoos and free yoga instruction. Go.

Oyster Bay

What: Summer Garden Family Festival
Where: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum
When: Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 2-8pm
Why Go: Visit the beautiful state park for live musical performances, dancing, children’s activities, as well as beer and donut tastings on behalf of The Oyster Bay Brewing Company & DoughologyGo.