Long Island Events
Events for 2012
Holidays and Celebration
Craft Fairs and Festivals
There are many local artists showcasing their handmade items and original artwork at craft fairs. Long Island has a ton of shows throughout the craft fair season. Two of my favorites shows are at Kings Park Day and the Long Beach Arts and Crafts Fair along the Long Beach boardwalk. There's always things for the kids at these festivals, such as face painting, jumping in the inflatables and sand art, for example.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Mattituck is a weekend long great time with rides, arts and crafts and of course, sales of strawberries and strawberry shortcakes. There is also the Nassau County Strawberry festival in North Bellmore every June. We also have The Oyster Festival and the Long Island fall festival.
Farmstands and Farmer's Markets
For those interested in fresh produce we have the many seasonal farmstands and farmers markets, especially on the north fork and south fork of the island. There are over 50 farmstands where you can buy the fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs directly from the farm.
Jones Beach Concerts
Nikon Jones Beach, located in Wantaugh, NY showcases live music from popular artists, including Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, Ke$ha, Incubus, and Stevie Nicks, just to name a few. The theater is part of Jones Beach State Park, which also showcases the Jones Beach Air Show each memorial day.
Jones Beach is also host to the Jones Beach Air Show every Memorial Day
For the Kids
Kids who live on Long Island are lucky! There's so many events for the young people here. Besides the many places for kids parties, Long Island has the petting zoos, many parks, beaches, pumpkin picking in the fall and many outdoor playgrounds. We also have the Ringling Brothers Circus at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. We have "paint your own ceramics" places, which are great birthday party ideas or something fun to do on a rainy day.
The Hamptons are the place to be in the summer months, with the many beaches, shopping and entertainment. You may even catch glimpse of a celebrity or two on the east end.
Sporting Events and Venues
If you are into sporting events, you can get tickets to see the Long Island Ducks at their full size stadium in Central Islip or the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.
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