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: Hip Hop Dance Aerobics
Where: Granite Terrace (Brooklyn Bridge Park)
When: Friday, August 12, 7pm
Why Go: Don’t miss the last free outdoor hip-hop aerobic class of the summer. Get your cardio in with fun step-by-step choreography overlooking the Manhattan skyline at sunset. Go.

Governors Island

What: Jazz Age Lawn Party
Where: Colonels Row
When: Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 11am-5pm
Why Go: Party like it’s the 1920s by dressing like a flapper and dancing the Charleston, all the while sipping on vintage-inspired cocktails and enjoying sophisticated bites. Go.


What: Ecofest
Where: Times Square (43rd & Broadway)
When: Sunday, August 14
Why Go: Celebrate all things alternative energy with food, entertainment, hybrid and solar car displays and an eco-friendly fashion show. Go.

What: Battery Dance Festival
Where: Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City
When: Sunday, August 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Why Go: Don’t miss opening day of NYC’s longest-running free public dance festival. Bringing professional and emerging dancers from all over the world, Battery Dance Festival’s diverse program is a day of fun for all audiences. Go.

Randall’s Island

What: City Challenge Obstacle Race
Where: Icahn Stadium
When: Saturday, August 13
Why Go: Tired of your same old workout routine? Put your body to the test of this three-mile course filled with urban obstacles like car jumping, cargo nets, rope climbing and many other challenges. Go.

Staten Island

What: All American Drive-In
Where: Historic Richmond Town
When: Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 7pm-11pm
Why Go: Get cozy and relive the cinematic experience of a drive in movie. Each night kicks off with a series of shorts and ends with a classic feature length film to keep up the nostalgia. Go.


What: Goo Goo Dolls
Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
When: Friday, August 12, 7pm
Why Go: Relive “Better Days” with your favorite pop-meets-rock band at this hot summer venue. Go.