Summers around here are unbeatable, especially when you can spend them at one of many local Long Island parks that are just as beautiful as they are fun. Each has a wide range of exciting activities and amenities available, from swimming facilities to athletic fields and a ton of playgrounds! Here are a few of our favorites that you need to check out this summer.
For years, Jones Beach has been the undisputed go-to hotspot for summer fun on the south shore of Long Island. One of the biggest reasons for this is the many incredible concerts put on every summer at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. Check out this guide to learn about this year’s concerts and how to spend a day at the beach leading up to them.
Coined The City By the Sea, Long Beach is home to more than thirty-three thousand residents that forged together as a community following Hurricane Sandy. Between Reynolds Channel in the north and 3.5 miles of untouched beaches in the south, Long Beach is much more than just sand and surf. Long Beach is known for their quality restaurants and bars, as well as a dedicated Parks & Recreation department that hosts tons of fun events with something for just about everyone. There are so many things to do in Long Beach NY this summer.
During these summer months, a cold beer and a refreshing cocktail are crucial for beating the heat. But with so many places to choose from, finding the right spot for a night out isn’t always such an easy task. Luckily, we’ve done all the research necessary to find you the best Long Island bar specials to enjoy this summer.
All the kids are out of school and summer is in full swing. Throughout Long Island, there are so many places and activities that are meant to be enjoyed during these few summer months. With all this free time and so much fun stuff out there, you may not be able to take advantage of it all. So, we rounded up the best of the best and compiled this definitive list of how all kids should be spending this Long Island summer.
A summertime essential for New Yorkers and especially Long Islanders is to catch one of the many Jones Beach concerts that take place all summer long at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh. With as many shows and artists as they host, there is sure to be a concert that fits just about anyone’s musical interests. Jones Beach concerts are the perfect summer activity for the whole family, a night out with friends, or even a date night.
With its nearly 400 miles of pristine coastline, Long Island was practically made for the summer months. People travel from near and far to spend the day at its world-famous beaches. Whether you love to surf, swim, or just lay out with a good book, you will be able to find an ideal beach for your day in the sun. From the pebbly north shore to the sprawling south shore and all the way out to the Hamptons, we have compiled a list of some of the best Long Island beaches for you to check out this summer.
Looking for events this spring and summer? It’s the perfect time of year for Long Island festivals! Enjoy the outdoors with community events like carnivals, craft fairs and more! Get the family together or grab some friends and indulge in local crafts and great food. All Island Transportation has a list of all the spring and summer festivals you don’t want to miss!
This summer, social media was taken by storm as videos of people from all over the world dumping buckets of ice water flooded our Facebook newsfeeds. Initially, many were confused about the tremendous influx of people performing a seemingly ridiculous stunt, but word spread quickly to explain the purpose of the videos: creating awareness and raising funds for research to cure ALS.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease), is a horribly debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, one that many were unfamiliar with prior to the ALS ice bucket challenge. From children and families to politicians and celebrities, it seemed as though everyone joined forces to participate in a worldwide fundraiser to help find a cure for a terrible disease that takes far too many lives every year.
There are so many fantastic, free concerts going on around Long Island this summer, but isn’t it a pain to try to find information on them? It feels like every site has bits and pieces of information, but there’s no exhaustive list to be found. While we may have missed a concert here or there, we’ve compiled the closest thing you’ll find to a list of all free outdoor concerts in Nassau County parks and beaches through the end of July! If we missed any concerts, be sure to let us know on our Facebook page!