The kids are home from school and you’re off from work. Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity for family bonding time, especially with all the fun events Long Island has to offer. Start planning now, because you’ll have a hard time picking from these options!
Memorial Day Commemoration Fireworks
Saturday, May 28 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
North Hempstead Beach Park (Bar Beach), West Shore Road, Port Washington
Free – $5 car parking fee
Lay down on a blanket and relax as you listen to classic rock tribute bands Glass Houses and Early Elton, which will play the music of Billy Joel and Early Elton. At dusk, enjoy the fireworks with your family.
The Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 10 am-3 pm
Jones Beach, Wantagh
Free – $10 per vehicle parking fee
Starring the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II, the air show is a very popular event, so make sure you get there early and secure a spot. If you bring a radio and tune into WHLI 1100 A, you can hear a live play-by-play of the show. Don’t forget to bring earplugs, as it can get really loud.
More Information: jonesbeachairshow.com
Annual Brookhaven Fair
Friday, May 27 at 5 pm, Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30 at noon
Bald Hill, Farmingville
Admission ranges from $1-$8, discounts available on website
The largest fair in Long Island has plenty of activities to choose from, including karaoke, a petting zoo, magic shows, a Vaudeville Dog and Pony Show. There’s definitely something for everyone in the family!
More Information: brookhavenfair.com.
Montauk Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
Montauk Village Green, 742 Montauk Highway
Roam the Montauk Village Green as you view the paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more of some of the finest artisans in America. You can mingle with the artists between 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.
More Info: montaukartistsassociation.org.
Southampton Antiques Fair
Sunday May 29, 9 am – 3 pm
Lawn of the White House, 159 Main Street, Southampton
The Southampton Historical Museum and Research Center provides shoppers with an opportunity to splurge on furniture, vintage clothing, artwork, collectables and more.
More Information: 631-283-2494
Memorial Day Fair and Handmade Crafts Show and Sale Festival
Monday, May 30 12 pm – 4 pm
The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Cathedral Avenue, Garden City
Foster your artsy side with your family as you enjoy patriotic music and food.
More Information: 516-746-2955
15th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival
Sunday May 29, 12 pm – 5 pm (Rain Date Monday May 30, 2 pm- 5 pm)
East End Arts Council, 133 Main Street, Riverhead
Partake in an art and crafts show and sale and a street painting festival as you watch performances by local musicians. There are also activities for children, including storytelling, drummer’s circle, and face painting.
More Information: www.eastendarts.org.
Nassau County Outdoor Craft & Gift Show
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 10 am – 5pm
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
Bring your family to the crafts and gift show hosted in the parking lot of Nassau Coliseum.
More Information: 516-794-9300