5 Can’t Miss Weekend Events

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse.

West Babylon

What: Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Where: Belmont Lake State Park (625 Belmont Ave)
When: Saturday, April 7, 10am to 4pm
Why Go: Spend the day fishing for brown, brook and rainbow trout on top of the lake’s large yellow perch population. The event will also have fishing instructions, fly casting demonstrations and a fish cleaning station. Click to go


What: Prospect Park Opening Weekend
Where: Prospect Park
When: Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 8am to 5pm
Why Go: Ring in spring with fun outdoor activities like an opening day parade and fair, a 1860s-style ballgame, a scavenger hunt and an outdoor campfire complete with music and refreshments. Click to go

Garden City

What: The Vinyl Revolution Record Show
Where: Cluett Hall (295 Stewart Ave)
When: Sunday, April 8, 11am to 4pm
Why Go: Peruse thousands of rare and collectible vinyl records, along with some vintage CDs and DVDs. Greg Prato, author of books including Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, will also be signing copies of his new book The Yacht Rock Book. Click to go

East Northport

What: 6th Annual Chili Cook Off
Where: The Lark Pub & Grub (93 Larkfield Road)
When: Sunday, April 8, 1pm to 5pm
Why Go: Benefitting the League For Animal Protection of Huntington, this fun cook off is expected to draw 40 contestants serving up their best chili. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and there will also be a fan favorite named. Click to go

Mastic Beach

What: A Spring Thing
Where: William Floyd Estate (245 Park Dr)
When: Sunday, April 8, 9:30am to 11:30am
Why Go: Spring is the season of new beginnings. Take a two-mile stroll around the beautiful estate in search of wildflowers, swelling tree buds, new scents in the air and early migrating birds. Click to go