If you’ve been to Robert Moses a dozen times and tried almost every flavor at Ralph’s, the question becomes, “Now what?” But don’t sweat it—there’s still plenty to do around here. I compiled an end-of-summer bucket list of things you may have missed. And while you’re at it, win prizes just for having fun. Follow @longislandpulse on Instagram for weekly #SummerofPulse challenges.
See a Long Island Ducks baseball game
Whether it’s a fun family affair, a night out with friends or a cute date night, this is sure to be a home run. Grab some Cracker Jacks (or should I say QuakerJack!) and enjoy this American pastime. Even though tickets are cheap, experiencing America’s favorite pastime without having to trek too far West is priceless. Click to go
Get some exercise under the sun
When the weather is beautiful, working out outdoors is the way to go. Feel at one with nature at Yoga in the Vines at Wölffer Estate Vineyard Wednesdays–Sundays. Or do Yoga on the Lawn at Southampton Arts Center on Sundays. Plus, people can explore East Hampton with weekly hikes organized by the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. There is never a shortage of great outdoor workout spots on Long Island.
Pick your favorite summer produce
Long Island farms are the perfect place to pick your own produce. Check out some fun summer spots to pick blueberries and raspberries.
See an outdoor concert
There’s something magical about seeing your favorite singer with the sunset in the background. Sing along with indie artists right on the water at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Or visit Jones Beach Theater for big-name artists with even better beach views. Plus, there are great shows still coming up in Montauk, Cedarhurst, Rocky Point, Nesconset and Port Jefferson.
Attend an outdoor movie screening
Enjoy a movie under the stars. No matter the occasion (whether you’re with family, friends or your significant other), an outdoor movie is always a good time. Thankfully, there are more than a handful of outdoor movie venues throughout the island.
Visit a vineyard
The Hamptons and North Fork are known for its world-class wineries and vineyards. Between Wölffer Estate Vineyard (reward yourself with a glass after your aforementioned workout) and Raphael, the East End possibilities are endless. However, don’t limit yourself to the North Fork and the Hamptons—there are opportunities out West as well.
Go to a food festival
Any festival involving food is always worth the visit. And there is still plenty of time to check out these Long Island and NYC spots.
Stroll down a street fair
Main Street comes alive with vendors, food, rides, games and live music. Long Island is home to many street fairs.
Get booze-y at an outdoor bar
There’s simply nothing better than a good drink with great views. Enjoy a sunset sangria or mimosa at these outdoor bars.