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: Mets Jam Music Festival
Where: MCU Park
When: Saturday, August 20, noon-4pm
Why Go: Calling all Mets fans. Don’t miss your chance to meet legendary players, while participating in fly ball, batting cage, speed pitch and other baseball classics. Live music will accompany this day of sporting events and stardom. Go.


What: Blues BBQ
Where: Pier 97
When: Saturday, August 20, 2pm
Why Go: Enjoy the best in blues and local BBQ at the 17th annual festival. Go.

What: Margarita March
Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21
Why Go: Parade through eight of NYC’s hottest downtown bars to sample specially made margaritas for this weekend-long event. Go.

What: NYC Restaurant Week
Where: Various Locations
When: Friday, August 19
Why Go: This Friday is the last day of restaurant week! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to eat at 5-star NYC restaurants for no more than $29 at lunch and $42 at dinner. Go.

What: WFAN Yankees FanFest
Where: Little Italy
When: Saturday, August 20, 12pm-6pm
Why Go: WFAN’s Yankees Radio Network has organized a day of meet-and-greets, music and fun with members of the ’96 team. Don’t forget to bring your memorabilia for free autographs. Go.

Oyster Bay

What: Theater in the Park
Where: Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields Arboretum
When: Saturday, August 20, 6pm
Why Go: Visit the beautiful arboretum grounds to see a special rendition of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. Snacks and drinks will be sold at the free performance. Go.


What: Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
When: Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 1pm
Why Go: Partnered with Live Nation, Billboard Hot 100 is bringing the artists of all your favorite radio hits to one festival. Go.