5 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

image: sands point preserve

image: sands point preserve

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 hereShare your summer fun and win prizes. Follow @longislandpulse on Instagram for weekly #SummerofPulse challenges.

Sands Point

What: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy 2nd Annual White Party
Where: Sands Point Preserve Hempstead House (127 Middle Neck Rd.)
When: Thursday, Aug. 3, 710pm
Why Go: Support the conservancy in their mission to further STEAM-based nature programs for adults and children, after-school opportunities and a new equestrian program. The event offers a “farm-to-table” themed dinner, an outdoor DJ and tours of the Hempstead House, which inspired The Great Gatsby. Click to go

What: Sands Point Sprint 5k
Where: Sands Point Preserve (127 Middle Neck Rd.)
When: Sunday, Aug. 6, 8:30am
Why Go: Enjoy the scenic views Sands Point Preserve has to offer while competing in their annual 5k race. Runners will receive T-shirts, refreshments and a chance to win raffle prizes. Top finishers receive awards. Click to go


What: Sayville Summerfest
Where: Downtown Sayville Main Street, Gillette Park & The Common Ground
When: Friday, Aug. 4–Sunday, Aug. 6
Why Go: Head to this family-friendly, fun-filled summer festival for rides, games, food and craft vendors. There will be a 4-mile run on Saturday, a Classic Car Show on Sunday and a craft beer and wine tent all weekend. Click to go


What: Hester Street Fair’s Lobster & Beer
Where: Hester Street Fair (Hester & Essex Streets)
When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 11am-6pm
Why Go: Don’t miss this fan favorite showcasing of the city’s best lobster and beer. Click to go


What: Paumanauke Native American Festival
Where: Babylon Town Hall (200 East Sunrise Hwy.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 5–Sunday, Aug. 6
Why Go: Come out to support the cause for the education of young Native Americans. Learn about Native American culture and heritage and watch traditional dances. Arts, crafts and food will all be part of the festivities. Click to go