9 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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Port Washington

What: Manhasset Bay Gold Cup Powerboat Poker Run
Where: Manhasset Bay Marina (10 Matinicock Ave.)
When: Friday, July 28 (registration) & Saturday, July 29 (parade, boat race)
Why Go: Head to the Manhasset Bay Marina for a fun-filled day of boat racing, a tiki bar, awards, food and live music. Click to go

Stony Brook

What: Stony Brook Film Festival
Where: Staller Center at Stony Brook University (Nicolls Road)
When: Ends Saturday, July 29 (various times)
Why Go: Enjoy short films and feature-length movies at the final weekend of Stony Brook’s 22nd annual film festival. Parties will be held throughout the festival. Click to go


What: 3rd Annual 5K Run & 2-Mile Dog Walk
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration (1303 Round Swamp Road)
When: Saturday, July 29, 8:15-9:15am
Why Go: Get your blood flowing bright and early by running a 5K for a good cause. This annual race benefits America’s VetDogs, an organization that trains guide and service dogs for disabled veterans. Not a runner? No problem. Bring your furry friend for the 2-mile dog walk instead. Click to go

Fire Island

What: Clamming
Where: Talisman
When: Saturday, July 29, 2-3:30pm
Why Go: A nature event the whole family can enjoy, this clamming opportunity will teach participants about the clam’s importance to the Great South Bay and the history of clamming. Don’t miss this chance to try clamming for yourself with a park ranger. Ages 10+. Click to go

Fire Island

What: Toast To The Bay: A Charity Event For Save The Great South Bay
Where: Flynn’s Fire Island (1 Cayuga St., Ocean Beach)
When: Saturday, July 29, 2:30pm
Why Go: Flynn’s Fire Island is partnering with Blue Point Brewery for a charity event to improve the condition of the Great South Bay. The event will feature beer, live music and oysters. Click to go


What: Hester Street Fair’s Iced Coffee Competition
Where: Hester Street Fair (Hester & Essex Streets)
When: Saturday, July 29th, 11am-6pm
Why Go: Can’t start your day without coffee? This is the perfect festival for you. Head down to Hester Street Fair to taste the best iced coffees from local vendors and vote for your favorite! Click to go


What: 10th Annual Fluke Rodeo – Special Olympics Fundraiser
Where: MarineMax (846 S. Wellwood Ave.)
When: Sunday, July 30, 7am-4pm (fishing) 4-6:30pm (fundraiser)
Why Go: Nothing is better than a summer day spent out on the water fishing, especially if it’s for a good cause. An awards barbecue and fundraiser for the Special Olympics will take place afterwards. Auctions and raffles will be held; early attendees to the BBQ receive free gifts. Click to go

Long Beach

What: 38th Annual Long Beach Biathlon
Where: 1 National Blvd.
When: Sunday, July 30, 9-10am
Why Go: Up for a challenge? Put your fitness to the test with the Long Beach Biathlon. Different distances are available for children, young teens and adults. Run and swim your way to victory—top finishers receive awards. Click to go


What: NY Best Wings Fest
Where: Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall (3232 Railroad Ave.)
When: Sunday, July 30, 12:30 and 4:30pm
Why Go: Indulge in the best wings from all over the tri-state area at this supreme wing festival. Craft beer, eating contests, games, prizes and giveaways will all be part of the festivities. New and past wing champs will go on to compete in the Ultimate Championships. Ages 21+. Click to go