11 Can’t Miss No-Fork Events This Weekend

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.

Old Westbury

What: PGA Tour’s The Northern Trust Tournament—Charity Event
Where: Glen Oaks Club (175 Post Rd)
When: Tuesday, Aug. 22–Sunday, Aug. 27
Why Go: Join the PGA Tour and The Northern Trust in giving back with a memorable charity golf tournament. This year, the event will benefit Tackle Kids Cancer, an organization working to advance pediatric cancer research and care at Hackensack University Medical Center. Money will be raised through the event’s “Birdie Challenge” as fans can pledge donations online or in person for every birdie at the tournament. Click to go

New Hyde Park

What: Italian Festival
Where: Michael J. Tully Park (1801 Evergreen Ave.)
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23–Sunday, Aug. 27, various times
Why Go: What’s better than a festival with great Italian food, games and rides? Bring the whole family to enjoy these last nights of summer—and don’t forget to try the zeppoles. Click to go

Port Jefferson

What: Long Island Comedy Festival
Where: Theatre Three Productions (412 Main St.)
When: Friday, Aug. 25 & Saturday, Aug. 26, 8pm
Why Go: Ending the tour where it started, Long Island Comedy Festival is wrapping up the summer at Theatre Three. Top comedians from LI and NYC make this the place to be if you’re in need of a night of laughs. Click to go

West Sayville

What: The 26th Annual Seafood Festival
Where: Long Island Maritime Museum (88 West Ave.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 27 10:30am-1:30pm
Why Go: This annual event includes crafts, live music and samples of Long Island’s plentiful and delicious bounty. The waterfront view is a welcome bonus. Click to go


What: Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour
Where: Eataly (200 5th Ave.)
When: Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30am-1:30pm
Why Go: Enjoy six gourmet tastings in the Flatiron neighborhood, visit the famous sites of the area and learn about its history. Click to go


What: Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island
Where: Governor’s Island
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 27, 11am-5pm
Why Go: Travel back in time with this 1920s-inspired party on Governor’s Island featuring Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, The Dreamland Follies and more. There will be food, drinks and loads of activities like dance lessons, croquet and a motorcar exhibition. Click to go

Garden City

What: SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum (Charles Lindbergh Boulevard)
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 27, 11am-9pm
Why Go: Fresh ceviche and steaming papas rellenas are calling your name. Learn about Peruvian cooking, indulge in the delectable cuisine, get demonstrations from chefs and enjoy live performances from Peruvian folk dance groups. Click to go


What: Afropunk Festival
Where: Commodore Barry Park (Flushing Avenue & N. Elliot Place)
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 27, 12pm
Why Go: A celebration of Africa, black culture and multiculturalism, Afropunk is an outdoor summer music festival featuring headliners such as Solange, Gar Clark Jr. and SZA. NYC’s favorite food vendors, up-and-coming artists and artisanal vendors will also be in attendance. Click to go

Oyster Bay

What: Runner’s Edge Tobay Triathlon
Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (West End Avenue)
When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 7-10:30am
Why Go: Ready to show that all that training has paid off? For summer’s last hurrah, head to Oyster Bay for this beautiful swim, bike and run. Sign up individually or as a three-person relay team. Haven’t been training? Simply come to watch and support the athletes! Click to go

Lloyd Harbor

What: Caumsett Early Caper
Where: Caumsett State Park Preserve
When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 8am
Why Go: Come prepared with water and a snack to this six-mile trek. Hikers will travel along the perimeter of the preserve and get great views of Connecticut and the Sound. A terrific way to get your body moving! Click to go


What: Outdoor History Tour
Where: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 1:30pm
Why Go: This family-friendly program provides a tour of the preserve. Attendees will learn about the history of the various buildings on the property as well as those that used to be there. Click to go