10 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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What: Food Truck Rodeo Fundraiser
Where: Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s
When: Friday, July 21st, 5-9pm
Why Go: Round up the kids and enjoy a family fun day of pony rides, country games, music and face painting. Plenty of food trucks will be in attendance, including Empanada Queen, Teriyaki Plus, Frozen Sin and Cheezy Pete’s. Beer and wine will also be available. Go


What: Classic Albums Live: 50th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?”
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
When: Friday, July 21st, 8pm
Why Go: Classic Albums Live invites you to a night of re-experiencing the work of iconic musician Jimi Hendrix. Rather than a cheap imitation, this performance will be a true tribute to a legendary and influential musician and person. Go

West Hempstead

What: Fishing Fun Clinic
Where: Hempstead Lake State Park (Eagle Avenue)
When: Saturday, July 22, 10:30am-12:30pm
Why Go: Love to fish or want to learn? This free family fishing clinic will teach people about fish identification, aquatic ecology and more in the process. Go


What: NYC Body Painting Day
Where: Washington Square Park
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 12-4pm
Why Go: Approximately 60 artists will join 60 nude models in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park to paint their bodies with vivid colors and eye-catching designs that represent the theme “Humanity.” The purpose of the art is to strengthen human connections, encourage body positivity and stretch artistic boundaries to question the norms of what is “appropriate” or “acceptable.” Go


What: NYC Taco Festival
Where: Pier 25, West St. & N. Moore St.
When: Saturday, July 22, 12-6pm
Why Go: Tacos, tequila, margaritas…need I say more? Over 30 local restaurants will be there to sell a diverse array of $3 tacos. Beverage stations will help you wash them down and dessert vendors will be on hand for when you’re ready to move onto some sweets. Go


What: Vanderbilt Lobster Fest
Where: Vanderbilt Museum (180 Little Neck Rd.)
When: Saturday, July 22, 6-10pm
Why Go: Support the Vanderbilt Museum’s education programs in the best way possible: by eating as much lobster, skirt steak and roasted corn as you can. A giant paella will be prepared and sangria and craft beer will be offered. There will even be a chip shot contest for all the golfers out there. Go

St. James

What: Summer Arts & Craft Festival
Where: Deepwells Farm County Park (Route 25A and Moriches Road)
When: Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23, 10am-5pm
Why Go: Take some time out of your hectic schedule to enjoy a relaxing day at the market with family and friends. More than 100 vendors will be on hand, along with musical entertainment, craft demonstrations and plenty of activities for children. Food and refreshments will be available. Go


What: Greater Long Island Running Club Clubhouse Fun Run
Where: GLIRC Clubhouse (101 Dupont St.)
When: Sunday, July 23, 8am
Why Go: Get out to run this weekend—for free! This is a no-pressure fun-run that allows participants to choose their trail and distance. Brunch will be served following the run! Go

St. James

What: Bottomless Brunch at Harmony Vineyards
Where: Harmony Vineyards (169 Harbor Rd.)
When: Sunday, July 23, 11am and 12pm (Every Sunday through September!)
Why Go: Delve into a bottomless brunch buffet complete with pancakes, omelets, desserts and more. Top it all off with mimosas or coffee—and a beautiful view. Go


What: NYC Jollof Festival
Where: 26 Bridge St.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2-7pm
Why Go: Dig in to all kinds of this popular West African rice dish: spicy jollof, beef jollof, vegan jollof and more! There will be drinks, music and a good time. You’ll even get a chance to vote for your favorite jollof as the evening winds down. Go