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.


What: Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest
Where: Restoration Plaza
When: Saturday, August 6, 2pm-8pm
Why Go: Beer, wine, food, DJs and live music–it’s all here. Treat yourself to a day of finely curated fun in the outdoor plaza. Go.

Glen Cove

What: Garvies Point Day
Where Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
When: Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm
Why Go: Complimenting the museum’s natural exhibitions, Garvies Point will organize a day of outdoor activities including nature walks, craft & film events, garden tours and more. Go.

Governors Island

What: Brooklyn Music Festival
Where: Colonels Row
When: Sunday, August 7, 12pm-5pm
Why Go: Celebrate the city’s largest borough with an array of pop, disco, funk, alternative rock and country performances from an all-Brooklyn lineup. Go.

Long Beach

What: Taste on the Beach
Where: Beachfront at National Blvd
When: Friday, August 5, 6pm-9pm
Why Go: Sample local food, wine and craft beer while walking along the beach this weekend. A film series of shorts will conclude the evening in a custom built theater right on the sand. Go.


What: Ciderfest
Where: SolarOne
When: Saturday, August 6, 4:30pm-8:30pm
Why Go: Ciderfest will showcase more than 30 regional, national and European ciders. Presented by CookOutNYC, Beer Sessions Radio and Food Karma Projects, the festival will also feature meat grilling, taco and vegetarian food stations along the Manhattan waterfront. Go.

What: Summer Streets
Where: Various Locations
When: Saturday, August 6, 7am-1pm
Why Go: Don’t miss the first day commemorating New York City’s valuable public stomping grounds. Seven miles worth of streets will be shut down to cars and open for pedestrian walking, biking, playing and enjoying. Go.


What: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Where: Flushing Meadows Park
When: Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7
Why Go: The 26th annual multicultural-sporting event celebrates the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. 120 dragon boat teams will gather from across North America for audiences to watch compete while enjoying traditional Chinese foods and performances. Go.