10 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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Oyster Bay

What: Freedom Sisters and Suffragists
Where: Oyster Bay Historical Society (20 Summit St.)
When: Friday, Aug. 18, 5pm
Why Go: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State with a special production, readings and a photography exhibition. Refreshments will be served. Click to go


What: 3rd Annual Run the Farm 4 Mile Challenge
Where: Hobbs Farm (144 Oxhead Rd.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9-10am
Why Go: Lace up, warm up and get out there with this morning 4-mile run. Proceeds will go to Bethel Hobbs Community Farm, which donates the vast majority of its output to local food pantries. Click to go

Cold Spring Harbor

What: Hatchling Turtle Day
Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium (1660 Route 25A)
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 10am-3pm
Why Go: Bring your young ones to meet and learn about Cold Spring Harbor’s newly-hatched baby turtles! Refreshments will be served and kids can enjoy turtle-themed activities. Click to go


What: Long Island Bluegrass & Root Music Festival
Where: Tanner Park (123 Kerrigan Rd.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 12-7pm
Why Go: Enjoy traditional bluegrass and roots music from locals and others at this annual festival that keeps the spirit of less-known musical genres alive. Don’t forget a lawn chair! Click to go


What: Blues BBQ Festival
Where: Hudson River Park, Pier 97 (West 59 St.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2pm
Why Go: Some of NYC’s best barbecue joints will head over to this riverside extravaganza so you can devour wings while jamming out to live blues and roots music performed by The Campbell Brothers, Sugar Ray, the Bluestones and more. Click to go


What: Dessert Goals NYC Dessert Fest
Where: Dobbin Street
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 & Sunday, Aug. 20, 12pm
Why Go: Calories don’t count at dessert festivals, so get ready to chow down on all the donuts, cake pops, cookies and ice cream sandwiches you can eat. Popular NYC vendors like Underwest Donuts, Black Tap and Cupcake Market will all be there to feed the celebration. Click to go

East Meadow

What: Runner’s Edge Whisper Run
Where: Eisenhower Park (1899 Hempstead Tpke.)
When: Sunday, Aug. 20, 8:30-9:30am
Why Go: Choose among various 5k or 10k walks and runs through the park to benefit ovarian cancer research. Stick around after you run for food, drinks and an awards ceremony. Click to go


What: Antique Auto Club of America Annual Car Show
Where: Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium (180 Little Neck Rd.)
When: Sunday, Aug. 20, 11am-4pm
Why Go: Classic and antique cars will be on display for attendees to enjoy. A view of Northport Bay tops off the event. Click to go


What: Long Island Sound and Art Festival
Where: Northport Park (1 Main St.)
When: Sunday, Aug. 20, 12-6:30pm
Why Go: The Long Island Sound and Art Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring music from Ying Yang, Glass Bottom Soul, Ken Talve Trio and Djembe Movement. Click to go


What: Eat & Speak Food Tasting Event
Where: 988 Manhattan Ave.
When: Sunday, Aug. 20, 6:30-9:30pm
Why Go: Come to a night of soul food, music and good vibes. Unlimited appetizers and entrees will be offered up, live performers will get on stage and dessert will be served at the end of the night. Eat your heart out, meet the chef and hang out with friends. Click to go