10 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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Mill Neck

What: Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness
Where: Mill Neck Manor House (40 Frost Mill Rd.)
When: Thursday, Aug. 10
Why Go: Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations in benefitting children and adults who suffer from deafness and other disabilities. A boat race around Oyster Bay will kick off the fun and a party following the race will have food, raffles and music. Click to go

Wading River

What: Peconic Bay Family Festival
Where: 6164 Route 25A
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9–Saturday, Aug. 12, 6pm
Why Go: Soak up the summer sun at this family-friendly fest. Food, games, rides and fireworks are all on the itinerary. Click to go


What: Dell’Assunta Italian Feast
Where: St. Brigid’s Our Lady of Hope School
When: Friday, Aug. 11–Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6pm-12am
Why Go: This feast and carnival will feature all kinds of Italian food, desserts, music, fireworks and rides. Click to go


What: Jones Beach History Walk
Where: Jones Beach State Park (Ocean Parkway)
When: Friday, Aug. 11, 6:30-8pm
Why Go: Jones Beach has an incredible history—find out new and interesting things about your favorite local beach while walking the boardwalk. Click to go


What: NYC Summer Streets Festival
Where: Park Avenue and Lafayette Streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 7am-1pm (also on Aug. 19!)|
Why Go: A perfect opportunity for people to enjoy the city’s streets, free of traffic. This festival for all ages promotes sustainable transportation—walking, running and bicycling—and there will be many fun activities along the 7-mile stretch, including educational workshops, bouldering, obstacle courses and even a water park. Click to go

Fire Island

What: 31st Annual Barefoot Black Tie Dinner Dance
Where: Fire Island Lighthouse
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 6:30-11pm
Why Go: Enjoy a fancy, romantic evening on the terrace of the Fire Island Lighthouse, complete with a catered dinner, dancing, a live band and a silent auction. Hurry—tickets go fast. Click to go


What: Stars & S’mores Night of Astronomy
Where: Tackapausha Museum (2225 Washington Ave.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 8-10pm
Why Go: Bring the whole family out for a night of games, s’mores and learning about the sky. Search the stars with telescopes and listen to stories around the campfire. Click to go


What: Smith Point Sprint Triathlon
Where: Smith Point County Park (1 William Floyd Pkwy.)
When: Sunday, Aug. 13, 6:50-9:15am
Why Go: Been training all summer to get into prime shape? Now is the time to show it has paid off. Rise early for this sprint triathlon, featuring a 500-meter swim, a 16k bike ride and a 5k run. Nothing compares to the feeling of finishing a race like this. Click to go


What: Babylon Dirty Sock 10k
Where: Park Avenue
When: Sunday, Aug. 13, 8-9am
Why Go: There’s no better way to start the day than by tackling a 10k for a good cause. Proceeds will go to local food pantries. Following the race, there will be food, beer, music, raffles and awards. Click to go


What: NYC Restaurant Week
Where: Participating restaurants
When: Through Friday, Aug. 18
Why Go: Find your new favorite restaurant at NYC’s four-week-long restaurant week. Discounted prices will allow you to try several new places without breaking the bank, including seven buzz-worthy ones. Click to go