8 Can’t Miss Events This Weekend

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Share your weekend using #LIPulse and follow Pulse on Instagram and Twitter for more fun ideas.

Carle Place

What: 3rd Annual “Get in the Game Gala”
Where: Chateau Briand, 440 Old Country Road
When: Friday, May 5, 7pm-12am
Why Go: Honor community leaders and volunteers of Nassau County. Proceeds go towards the Police Activity League, an organization dedicated to providing affordable programs to the youth of Nassau County. Go

East Islip

What: Run for Hope 5K
Where: Hecksher State Park Field 1
When: Saturday, May 6, 9am-1pm
Why Go: Lace ’em up for a good cause. Proceeds support foster care, group homes, substance abuse services and educational programs for the youth of Long Island. Go

East Meadow

What: RxR Long Island Marathon Weekend
Where: Eisenhower Park
When: Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, May 7
Why Go: Cheer on thousands of runners as they compete in the mile and 5K (May 6) and 10K, half marathon and marathon (May 7). Food and goodies will be available at Eisenhower Park as supporters wait for loved ones to cross the finish line. Go


What: 24th Annual Beltaine Festival
Where: UUFH, 109 Browns Road
When: Saturday, May 6, 10am-6pm
Why Go: Bring out the family to celebrate the festival of spring. There will be vendors, workshops, speakers and performers. Dance the day away and feast when it’s over. Go

What: 17th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival
Where: Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Avenue
When: Sunday, May 7, 11am-4pm
Why Go: Celebrate spring with the blooming of more than 20,000 tulips. The Tulip festival features hands-on activity booths, family performance, art exhibitions and refreshments. Go


What: Levittown Fire Dept Engine 7 Annual Craft Fair
Where: 3041 Hempstead Tpke
When: Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 10am-5pm
Why Go: Get your one-stop shopping done at the Craft Fair. With vendors from the city to the Hamptons, there is sure to be something for the whole family. There will also be a full food court, especially featuring R&A Zeppoles. Go


What: East End ARTworks Gala
Where: The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St.
When: Saturday, May 6, 6-11pm
Why Go: This year celebrates arts on the East End with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing to music from the Trevor Davison Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the live and silent auctions. Go

Saint James

What: Spring Art Show
Where: Harmony Vineyards, 169 Harbor Road
When: Saturday, May 6, 1-6:30pm
Why Go: Explore the talent of local artists and crafters, as well as live music for the whole family. Go