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.


What: 2nd Annual Vinho Verde Wine Experience
Where: Canoe Studios (601 West 26th Street)
When: Saturday, June 9, 12-10pm
Why Go: Taste a selection of wines from over 30 wineries in the Vinho Verde region, and savor excellent food from NYC restaurants. There will be sommeliers hosting information sessions, a cocktail bar featuring custom beverages, live music, live artist painting and a photo booth to capture the best moments. Click to go


What: Greek Village Festival
Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection (1400 Cedar Swamp Road)
When: June 8, 6-11pm, June 9, 3-11pm, June 10 1-9pm
Why Go: This festival has something for everyone: Greek food and music, amusement rides, flea market, vendors, church tours and a raffle with two cars and other prizes. Click to go


What: Jenna Blum & Alyson Richman
Where: Book Revue (313 New York Avenue)
When: Friday, June 8, 7pm
Why Go: Book lovers, get ready! New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum and Alyson Richman, a Long Island writer, will be discussing Blum’s new novel, The Lost Family. Click to go


What: Belmont Stakes Racing Festival
Where: Belmont Park (2150 Hempstead Turnpike)
When: June 7-8, admission gates open at 11:00am, June 9 (Belmont Stakes Day), admission gates open at 8:30am and the Belmont Stakes race starts at approximately 6:37pm
Why Go: The Belmont is an experience like no other with food, fashion and entertainment. And this year, the horse Justify is up for the Triple Crown. Check out our guide to the Belmont for the entire scoop. Click to go

Long Beach

What: Pride on the Beach
Where: Long Beach
When: June 8-10; various times
Why Go: This event has so much to offer, including the 28th Annual LI Pride Parade, a concert on the beach featuring Deborah Cox and Steve Grand, a market fair, a 5k run, a fashion show, a pet parade, a boat parade and a Cabaret night! Click to go