7 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

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East Meadow

What: TD Bank Celebrates America Fireworks by Grucci Show
Where: Eisenhower Park (Merrick Avenue & Park Boulevard)
When: Saturday, July 1, 6-10pm
Why Go: Kick off July 4th weekend in the park with an awe-inspiring show of colors and sounds from Fireworks by Grucci. Click here to see Pulse’s compilation of firework shows and 4th of July fun events. Click to go

Central Islip

What: Long Island Open Mic Night
Where: 63 Carleton Ave.
When: Saturday, July 1, 8-11pm
Why Go: Listen as talented musicians, writers and poets take the stage, or come out to perform yourself! Click to go

Garden City

What: Over the Edge
Where: 1 Education Dr.
When: Saturday, July 1
Why Go: Unleash your inner daredevil. Rappel 170 feet down the Tower at Nassau Community College to support Over the Edge for EAC Network’s efforts to benefit foster children, abuse survivors, struggling families, seniors and people dealing with substance abuse or mental health issues. Click to go

Rockville Centre

What: Rockville Centre Art, Craft & Gift Market
Where: Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road
When: Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2, 10am-6pm
Why Go: Not ready for fireworks before the 4th? Spend you weekend shopping Rockville Centre’s vendors for one-of-a-kind handmade goods. Click to go


What: Eternal Con: Long Island Comic Con
Where: NYCB Live (1255 Hempstead Tpke.)
When: Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2, 10am-5pm
Why Go: Calling all fans of comics, graphic novels, anime and the like. Join fellow enthusiasts at the return of Long Island’s Comic Con and get a chance to meet your favorite actors and enter a costume contest! Click to go


What: Eggloo Grand Opening BOGO
Where: 147 Avenue A
When: Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2 until 10pm
Why Go: Satisfy your sweet tooth! For its grand opening in East Village, Eggloo is dishing out its famous ice-cream-filled waffles and ice cream sandwiches, buy one get one free. Click to go


What: Seaport Summer Fest 2017
Where: Pier 15 South Street Seaport
When: Sunday, July 2, 2-10pm
Why Go: Party the day away at South Street Seaport with breathtaking views, live music and free drinks until 3pm. Click to go