10 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events this Weekend

Each week, Long Island Pulse is your go-to place for weekend happenings. These are the events you can’t miss. Share your weekend using #lipulse and get a special guide to East End events here. Chowing down on lobster rolls? Take a pic and use the hashtag #summerofpulse on Instagram for a chance to win a prize!

Related Content: LI Father’s Day Fun Guide 2017


What: Crossroads Food Truck Rodeo Fundraiser
Where: Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s (480 Hempstead Ave.)
When: Friday, June 16, 5-9pm
Why Go: Support a local, non-profit, organic farm. There will be food trucks, live music, craft beer, hayrides and more. Go


What: New York Philharmonic
Where: Prospect Park
When: Friday, June 16, 8-11pm
Why Go: Celebrate Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary and the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary with this free concert in the park. Go


What: Farmingdale Restaurant Week
Where: Participating restaurants in Farmingdale (See list here)
When: Ends Saturday, June 17
Why Go: Indulge in some of the best meals the town has to offer. Grab an appetizer, burger and beer at The Dark Horse Tavern or a three-course dinner at Caracara Mexican Grill. The discount prices make this the weekend’s most delicious bargain! Go


What: Donutfest
Where: Marquee (289 Tenth Ave.)
When: Ends Saturday, June 17
Why Go: Sample your favorite dessert-(or breakfast?)-turned-hipster-trend from several of NYC’s best donut shops. Enjoy the live DJ and a Kahlúa and iced coffee cocktail and to wash down the treats. Ages 21 and over. Go


What: The Final 5K Schwachman Diamond Dash for a Cure
Where: Sunrise Drive Elementary School (320 Sunrise Dr.)
When: Saturday, June 17, race begins at 9am
Why Go: A great way to beat the heat, get a workout in, socialize and run for a cause. Top finishers receive awards! Go

Port Washington

What: Cinema on the Bay presents “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Where: Sunset Park
When: Saturday, June 17, 8:30pm
Why Go: Calling all Star Wars fans! Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie night in the park. Go


What: Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
Where: St. Thomas of Canterbury Church (90 Edgewater Ave.)
When: Saturday, June 17, 9am-4pm
Why Go: Enjoy strawberries in all different ways, from freshly-picked to atop a slice of strawberry shortcake. With raffles, a live DJ and activities for kids, this free festival is a must! Go

Kings Park

What: 40th Annual Kings Park Day
Where: Library Municipal Parking Lot
When: Saturday, June 17
Why Go: Shop more than 100 vendors that are coming to Kings Park to sell jewelry, decorations, artwork, clothes, food and more. Go

West Sayville

What: Pirate Festival
Where: Long Island Maritime Museum (86 West Ave.)
When: Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 11am-6pm
Why Go: Argh! The Maritime Museum invites you to bring your “seafarin’ scoundrels” to enjoy pirate performances and entertainment this weekend. Go

Port Washington

What: Father’s Day Build a Bat Box
Where: Sands Point Preserve (127 Middle Neck Road)
When: Sunday, June 18, 10pm-12pm
Why Go: Learn the truth about this misunderstood species from biologist/ranger Eric Powers and make a bat box to take home! A perfect father/son or father/daughter activity for Father’s Day. Go