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!
Now that school is nearly over, the kids are beyond ready to get out on the weekends and enjoy the fresh air and feel the sand between their toes. But spending the day outside doesn’t have to only be fun for the kids—Long Islanders big and small can all find a way to have a good time while they soak up the sun on the Nassau County beach of their choice! Check out these great local events in the Long Beach/Jones Beach area for fun ways to spend your weekends!