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What: Belmont Stakes Racing Festival
Where: Belmont Park Racetrack (2150 Hempstead Turnpike)
When: Thursday, June 8—Saturday, June 10
Why Go: Don’t miss three days of exciting races leading up to the Belmont Stakes. Go.
Brooklyn & Manhattan
What: Rooftop Cinema Club
Where: YOTEL (570 Tenth Ave) and East Williamsburg’s OfficeOps (57 Thames St.)
When: Friday, June 9—Sunday, June 11 (more dates available)
Why Go: City views, cocktails and movies…what could be better? Head to the screening of Hidden Figures, Get Out or Back to the Future this weekend! Go.
What: Moonlight Walk
Where: Sunken Meadow State Park (Rte. 25A & Sunken Meadow Pkwy)
When: Friday, June 9, 8:30-10:30pm
Why Go: Discover the park at nighttime on this family-friendly walk. Go.
What: Color Vibe 5K
Where: Eisenhower Park (1899 Hempstead Turnpike)
When: Saturday, June 10, 8am & 12pm
Why Go: Instead of hitting the gym, jazz up your exercise routine with 3.1 miles of colorful blasts! Go.
What: Northport Nautical Mile Race
Where: Brosnan School Building (158 Laurel Ave)
When: Saturday, June 10, 9am
Why Go: Who doesn’t love a race that’s all downhill? Stick around afterward for the awards ceremony, farmer’s market and Blessing of the Fleet. Go.
What: Underwater Wonders
Where: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (440 Montauk Hwy)
When: Saturday, June 10, 10:30am-12pm
Why Go: Bring the whole family for some hands-on learning about the river’s wildlife and ecosystem. Don’t forget water shoes, a towel and sunscreen. Go.
What: Street Art, Craft & Gift Fair
Where: 86-00 Shore Front Parkway
When: Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11, 10am-6pm
Why Go: Look no further than Rockaway Beach for your next shopping spree! The fair will offer handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. Go.
What: Sunday Funday Beer and Wings Tour
Where: Begins at Brick House Brewery and Restaurant (67 W Main St.)
When: Sunday, June 11, 11am
Why Go: Enjoy sampling flights of beer, tasting different types of buffalo wings, and playing games at three of Long Island’s favorite pubs. Go.
What: Spring Main Street Fair
Where: Main Street
When: Sunday, June 11, 10am-5pm
Why Go: The Main Street Fair returns to Farmingdale for a full day of fun the whole family can enjoy. Go.
What: Woodstock Revival Concert
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration (1303 Round Swamp Rd)
When: Sunday, June 11, 12-7pm
Why Go: Rewind time with bands that will take you back to the days of Santana and The Who. Art exhibits, yoga and other entertainment will be available along with food and drinks. Go.