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. Sitting (or sipping) poolside? Snap a photo, post it on Instagram and use the hashtag #SummerofPulse for a chance to win a gift card to Blum’s Patchogue.

East Meadow

What: 2017 Synchro America Open
Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park (1899 Park Blvd.)
When: Thursday, June 22—Saturday, June 24, 10am-9pm
Why Go: Be mesmerized as synchronized swimmers wow the crowd with their incredible skill, grace and endurance. Go


What: Midsummer Weekend
Where: Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd.)
When: Friday, June 23, 7:30-9:30pm & Saturday, June 24, 6:30pm
Why Go: Enjoy a relaxing Friday of live jazz music, refreshments and a tranquil night at the gardens, followed by family-friendly, fun-filled Saturday with music, dance performances and festive decorations. Go

Port Washington

What: Manorhaven Street Festival
Where: Manorhaven Boulevard & Preserve
When: Saturday, June 24, 11:30am-4:30pm
Why Go: This street fair has something for everyone: a car show, a bouncy house, food, vendors and more. Go


What: Craft Beer Festival
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St.)
When: Saturday, June 24, 2pm and 7pm
Why Go: Beer novices and connoisseurs alike are invite to sample some of NYC’s favorite brews at one of the hottest festivals this summer. Click here to see more of Pulse’s top food and drink festivals for the season. Go

West Babylon

What: Ash Hot Yoga Babylon Grand Opening
Where: 350 Sunrise Hwy.
When: Saturday, June 24, 3-9pm
Why Go: Whether you’re a yoga beginner or a yoga master, come celebrate the opening of this new studio with food, drinks and, of course, yoga! Go


What: Long Island FunFest
Where: Suffolk Community College (Crooked Hill Road)
When: Ends Sunday, June 25; Weekdays: 5-11pm, Weekends: 12-11pm
Why Go: The kids will love all that Long Island FunFest has to offer, from a petting zoo to games and rides to fireworks! Go


What: Famous Food Festival
Where: Grand Bazaar (100 W. 77th St.)
When: Sunday, June 25, 10am-5:30pm
Why Go: Sample delectable bites from all over the world at this iconic NYC food festival. Click here to see more of Pulse’s top food and drink festivals for the season. Go


What: LGBT Pride Parade
Where: 36th Street & 5th Avenue
When: Sunday, June 25, 12pm
Why Go: Witness history and celebrate pride as people march down 5th Avenue in support of the LGBT community. For more on how one organization is changing the environment for LGBT, check out this article from our June issue. Go

Cold Spring Harbor

What: Learn to Kayak
Where: Billy Joel Park (Route 25-A)
When: Sunday, June 25, 1:45-3:30pm
Why Go: People of all ages are invited to learn the basics of kayaking and explore the flora and fauna of picturesque Cold Spring Harbor. Go

Massapequa Park

What: Firecracker 5K
Where: Brady Park (Lake Shore Drive & Front Street)
When: Sunday, June 25, 5pm
Why Go: Race into summer! There will be food, refreshments, entertainment and awards for top runners after the finish. A fun-run is also available for children at 4:15pm. Go