8 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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What: Great South Bay Music Festival
Where: Shorefront Park (99 Smith St.)
When: Thursday, July 13, 4-10pm; Friday, July 14, 4-11pm; Saturday, July 15, 1-11pm, Sunday, July 16, 1-10pm (11am entry for Imagination Movers Ticket Holders)
Why Go: A music festival the whole family can attend! Join over 60 artists from all different American genres like classic rock, jazz and country. The festival includes an artisan market, food court, drinks and a “KidZone” on Saturday and Sunday. Click to go


What: Turn to Flesh Productions Summer Soirée
Where: El Barrio Art Space (215 E. 99 St.)
When: Friday, July 14, 7-10pm
Why Go: Turn to Flesh invites you to an evening of cocktails, art and dancing. Dessert will be served, a silent auction will be held and the whole family is welcome for free. Click to go

What: Go Africa Harlem Street Festival
Where: West 116 Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
When: Saturday, July 15, 10am-7pm
Why Go: Join the celebration of African diversity and African culture in Harlem. There will be music and dance performances, merchants selling art and clothing, and Go Africa master chefs cooking up delicious meals. Click to go

What: Ice Cream Festival
Where: Grand Bazaar (100 W. 77 St.)
When: Sunday, July 16, 10am-5:30pm
Why Go: All your favorite artisanal ice creameries will be headed to Grand Bazaar for NYC’s Summer Ice Cream Blizzard. Not only is it a great way to cool down and sample new and interesting flavors, but there will also be several artists and designers showcasing their goods for attendees to check out when they’re too full for any more sweet treats. Click to go


What: NYC Caribbean Food Festival
Where: 1500 Paerdegat Ave. N
When: Saturday, July 15, 11am-8pm
Why Go: Taste your way through the Caribbean with traditional foods from Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and more. Sample bites from restaurants and vendors, browse arts and crafts on display and enjoy live performances, food demonstrations and food competitions! Click to go

Port Washington

What: 2017 Summer Performances at Manorhaven Beach Park
Where: Manorhaven Beach Park (Manorhaven Boulevard)
When: Saturday, July 15, 7:30pm
Why Go: Pack a chair and a picnic and unwind on the lawn of Manorhaven Beach Park as Broken Road performs “A Tribute to the Rascal Flatts.” Click to go

East Islip

What: Philharmonic Concert in the Park
Where: Heckscher State Park (1 Heckscher Spur Dr.)
When: Saturday, July 15, 8-10pm
Why Go: The Long Island Concert Orchestra will be performing its signature classical music at Heckscher State Park in support of our Hometown Heroes. There will be fireworks after the event. Click to go


What: Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament
Where: Jones Beach State Park (1 Ocean Pkwy.)
When: Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16, 9am-4pm
Why Go: Soak up the sun and get ready to sweat at the Jones Beach’s volleyball tournament. Enter the competition with a team of four or come out to cheer on the participating athletes. (Registration for teams of six is full.) Click to go