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Special Events & Festivals on Long Island

Want to know what's going on in Nassau or Suffolk County during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays? There are lots of special events throughout the year in Long Island, and you'll find out about them here.
  1. February Holidays and Festivals on Long Island, NY (7)
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Long Island Events for Kids - Presidents Week/Winter School Break 2014
Long Island Events for Kids - Presidents Week/Winter School Break 2014. Find out where to take the kids on Long Island during Presidents Week.

The Annual Long Island Cherry Blossom Festival
The Annual Long Island Cherry Blossom Festival. Celebrating a Japanese tradition in Suffolk County, New York.

Where To Take The Kids For New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY
Where To Take The Kids For New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trots on Long Island, New York

Where To Go on Thanksgiving Weekend on Long Island 2013
Where To Go on Thanksgiving Weekend on Long Island 2013. What to do after the holiday.

Thanksgiving Takeout on Long Island - 2013
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner 2013 on Long Island, NY without doing all the cooking. Just order at one of these local places, invite family and friends and sit down to a delicious meal.

Veterans Day on Long Island -2013
Veterans Day is a time to remember all the men and women who have given so much for our country. Read about special events and offers on or before Veterans Day 2013 on Long Island.

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society's Annual Fall Country Fair

New Year's Day on Long Island, NY - 2014
New Year's Day on Long Island, NY - 2014. Things to do in Nassau and Suffolk on the first of the year.

Find Halloween Costumes on Long Island, NY
Find Halloween Costumes on Long Island, NY. Find out the location of great places for Halloween costume throughout Long Island, NY.

Halloween Events For Your Pets on Long Island, NY
Halloween Events For Your Pets on Long Island, NY. Find out where your pet can enjoy the holiday in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, NY
Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, NY. Read about events that are especially for kids during the holiday.

All About Halloween on Long Island, NY
All About Halloween on Long Island, NY. Find out where to go and what to do, where to get costumes, stay safe, and more, on this holiday.

FREE Summer Concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell - Saturdays 2013
FREE Summer Concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell - Saturday nights in 2013. Find out which bands are playing this summer.

Musical Moments in Kings Park, NY - 2013
Musical Moments in Kings Park, NY - 2013

Earth Day - Long Island, NY
Earth Day - Long Island, NY. Find out about events, Earth Day crafts and much more.

Ghosts on Long Island, NY - Interview with Kerriann Flanagan Brosky
Ghosts on Long Island, NY - an interview with author and photographer Kerriann Flanagan Brosky.

Celebrate Valentine's Day Near Long Island
Celebrate Valentine's Day Near Long Island. Everyone knows that Long Island, NY is a great place to spend Valentine's Day with your special someone, but sometimes you have to go beyond the island.

Quiksilver Pro NY Surfing Competition - Long Beach, NY
Quiksilver Pro NY Surfing Competition - Long Beach, NY. Read all about the surfing competition in Long Beach, NY: where to stay, what it costs, what's going on and where.

Quiksilver Pro New York - Long Beach, NY - Music Lineup
Quiksilver Pro New York - Long Beach, NY - Music Lineup. The professional surfing competition also includes free concerts. Here's the lineup.

Long Island's September 11 Memorial Events 2011
Long Island's September 11 Memorial Events 2011. FInd out where Long Islanders can commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

Long Island Online Memorial To Those Lost on 9/11
Long Island Online Memorial To Those Lost on 9/11. Long Island Readers' Photos and Words About Loved Ones Lost on 9/11. Share your thoughts and photos about those you lost on 9/11.

Your Photos of 9/11 Memorials on Long Island, NY
Your Photos of 9/11 Memorials on Long Island, NY. Share your photos of September 11th memorials on Long Island, NY.

Hofstra University's Annual Dutch Festival

Long Island, NY Fireworks - Your Favorite Photo
Long Island, NY Fireworks - Your Favorite Photo. Readers share their favorite photos of Fourth of July fireworks and more on Long Island, NY.

Are Fireworks Legal in New York State?
Are Fireworks Legal in New York State?

New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY - Don't Drink and Drive
New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY - Don't Drink and Drive. Ways to get home on LI without driving under the influence.

Corn Mazes on Long Island, NY
Corn Mazes on Long Island, NY. Find out where to take your family and friends to enjoy the twists and turns of exciting corn mazes.

Fourth of July at Sagamore Hill, NY
Fourth of July - Sagamore Hill. A photo tour of the annual Fourth of July celebrations at Sagamore Hill, Long Island, NY.

List Your Long Island, NY Fourth of July Event For Free
List Your Long Island, NY Fourth of July Event For Free.

Sayville, NY FREE Summer Concerts
Sayville, NY FREE Summer Concerts.

FREE Summer Concerts - International Music Nights Series - Eisenhower Park
FREE Summer Concerts - International Music Nights Series - Eisenhower Park's Lakeside Theatre. FREE concerts in Eisenhower Park. List of scheduled concerts.

Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island?
Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island? Readers share their opininos of the best places to hear free concerts int he summer.

FREE Summer Concert Series - Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell - Fridays 2013
FREE Summer Concert Series at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell. Read about the great line-up of free music at Jones Beach, Long Island, NY.

Lindenhurst, NY Free Summer Concerts - 2012
Lindenhurst, NY Free Summer Concerts. Read about the lineup for free music in Lindenhurst this summer.

Southold Free Summer Concerts - Summer Showcase Concert Series
Southold Free Summer Concerts - Summer Showcase Concert Series. The schedule for Southold Towns' FREE Summer Showcase Concert Series on Long Island, NY. Updated every year.

Memorial Day on Long Island, NY
Memorial Day on Long Island, NY. Find out where to go and what to do on Memorial Day on Long Island, NY.

What's The Best Valentine's Day Gift You've Ever Given Or Received?
What's The Best Valentine's Day Gift You've Ever Given Or Received? Share your comments with our readers on About.com - Long Island, NY.See submissions

Valentine's Day - Long Island, NY

Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate your love on Long Island, NY. Read more about Valaentine's Day events on Long island, gifts, special spa services, getaways and more.

Best Way To Spend Valentine's Day on Long Island?
Best Way To Spend Valentine's Day on Long Island, NY? Share your opinion on the best ways to spend Valentine's Day on Long Island, NY, and also read what others have to say.

The annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Read about the famous annual horse show in the Hamptons, NY.

Black History Month Events on Long Island
February is Black History Month, and there's a wealth of events on Long Island to commemorate this month. Here are some of the places you can go to celebrate. If you know of other events that should be listed, please contact me at longisland@aboutguide.com . Thank you. NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the events for 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Long Island, NY
Each year on the third Monday in January, we celebrate the remarkable life of Martin Luther King Jr. Read more about places to go and things to do on Long Island, NY to commemorate this great man's contributions to all of humankind. Note: this list is updated every year. Here are the events for MLK Day, Monday, January 17, 2011. If you know...

Earth Day Events on Long Island
Earth Day Events on Long Island. This article is updated every year.

Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner on Long Island
Mother's Day is coming up soon and your mom deserves the best. Here are some places to go and things to do on Mother's Day on Long Island.

Father's Day on Long Island 2013
Father's Day on Long Island 2013. Find out where to take dad on Father's Day in Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY.

Long Island Easter Events for the Family
Family Events for Easter on Long Island. What's there to see and do for the whole family on Long Island for Easter in 2010?

Passover on Long Island
Passover is a Jewish holiday that lasts for one week. It is celebrated to remember the great exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and their delivery from enslavement over 3,000 years ago. Here's a sampling of the many places on Long Island, NY where you can celebrate the holiday. This article is updated every year. Here are the places and dates for 2010.

FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island
Throughout Long Island, there are summer concerts and many are for free. So take your pick of the following, bring blankets or chairs and sit back and listen to music ranging from classical to classic rock and everything in between.

FREE Sunday Summer Concerts in Stony Brook - 2013
Read the schedule for FREE Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green 2013 at the Stony Brook Village Green, Long Island, NY.

Long Island Labor Day Events 2013
Where to go and what to do on Long Island for the Labor Day Weekend 2013.

Long Beach Free Summer Concerts
Come to the sprawling sands of Long Beach for free concerts every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during the summer, beginning at 8 p.m.

Town of Oyster Bay FREE Summer Concerts - Music Under The Stars 2013
Town of Oyster Bay FREE Summer Concerts - Music Under The Stars 2013. Find out where to hear free summer concerts in the area.

Southampton Cultural Center FREE Summer Outdoor Concerts
Come to Agawam Park and Coopers Beach (which Dr. Beach named the Best Beach in America for 2010 .) All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and they're FREE, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please go to Southampton Cultural Center or call (631) 287-4377.

What's Your Favorite Way to Spend New Year's Eve on Long Island?
Readers share their opinions on the best way to spend New Year's Eve on Long Island, NY.

Thanksgiving on Long Island

Long Island, NY is a great place to spend your Thanksgiving. Read about places to go, things to do, restaurants that offer Thanksgiving dinners and where to order Thanksgiving take-out on Long Island.

 

The Annual Great Chefs Dinner in Bridgehampton, NY
The Annual Great Chefs Dinner in Bridgehampton, NY features meals created by top chefs.

The Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game in East Hampton
The Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game takes place annually in East Hampton, NY and features celebrities on opposing teams.

Fall Fun on Long Island

As summer's sunny days turn into fall, the hot weather yields to comfortable temperatures and the trees on Long Island go from a lush green to bright shades of blazing red, yellows and orange. It's time to go outdoors to enjoy this special time of the year. Here are some places to go and things to do for fall fun on Long Island.

The Annual Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes is a 1 1/2-mile thoroughbred horse race held annually each June at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, Nassau County, NY.

What's Your Favorite Thing to do on Long Island in Winter?
Tell us your favorite thing to do on Long Island in winter.

The Annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash
Read about the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash that raises money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Long Island Marathon
The Long Island Marathon kicks off each year around May, with races for runners of varying ages and skill levels.

New Year's Eve on Long Island
There's no need to travel far to celebrate the passing of the old year. From gala events to dancing to hip hop and rock, there's plenty to do on Long Island on December 31. Here are some places to enjoy New Year's Eve on Long Island.

Christmas & Hanukah on Long Island
Find out everything you need to know about Christmas and Hanukah on Long Island: where to see Christmas tree and menorah lightings, where to order holiday take-out, where to eat during the holidays and more.

- Readers share photos of their Christmas trees on Long Island
Readers on Long Island share photos of their Christmas trees. Share yours!See submissions

Christmas Day & Christmas Eve Dinners at Restaurants on Long Island
Here's a sampling of some of the great eateries that will be open and serving delicious meals for the holidays.

Long Island Christmas Tree Farms
Whether you want to cut down your own tree or prefer buying a freshly-cut one or plant a live tree, here are some Christmas tree farms on Long Island where you can purchase evergreens that have been grown locally.

Christmas & Hanukah Dinner Takeout on Long Island
Make your holiday even more enjoyable by ordering Christmas or Hanukah takeout dinners at one of the many local places on Long Island. They'll do all the hard work for you so you can sit back and rela…

Free Things to Do on Long Island
You don’t have to spend lots of money to enjoy Long Island. From free movies, concerts and plays to museums without admission fees, there’s plenty to see and do on Long Island without dipping deep into your wallet. Here are some places where you can have fun on Long Island for free. Please also check my http://Long Island blog and my a...

Hanukah on Long Island
Whether you spell it "Hanukah," "Hanukkah" or "Chanukah," the Jewish Festival of Lights is a joyous celebration, commemorating the victory of the Jews over the Greek-Syrians. Here are some places to celebrate the holiday.

Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings on Long Island
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukah or you just delight in the holidays, there are plenty of festive occasions to bring some sparkling lights into your winter days. Here are some places in Nassau and Suffolk Counties where you can watch Christmas trees and menorahs lit up in all their splendor. Note: This list is updated every year.

Thanksgiving Dinner on Long Island - 2013
A listing of Long Island restaurants that serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner for 2013.

Thanksgiving Events on Long Island
Celebrate Thanksgiving on Long Island. Here's a sampling of places to go and things to do on this upcoming holiday.

Halloween on Long Island 2009
There are lots of places to go and things to do for a chilling, thrilling Halloween on Long Island. Even though Halloween only falls on one day, you can celebrate at other times this month with lots of fun festivals and other Halloween-inspired events. Here are some spooky things to do before and on Halloween. For other events this month, see ...

Extreme Makeover Home Edition on Long Island, NY.
In the summer of 2010, Extreme Makeover Home Edition built a new house for the Lutz family of East Setauket.

The Port Washington Organic Farmers Market
There's no need to travel far to buy fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. In season, the Port Washington Town Dock is home to the Port Washington Organic Farmers Market with an abundance of just-picked produce, delicious baked goods and more.

Fourth of July 2009 on Long Island
The Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, festivities and American traditions. There are lots of great places to celebrate the Fourth of July on Long Island. Here’s a sampling of places to bring the whole family to see fireworks or to experience historic reenactments. All of these events take place on Saturday, the Fourth of July unless...

Long Island Labor Day Events 2009
NOTE: This page is updated annually.

There's no need to drive far in order to have a great Labor Day. There's plenty to see and do in Nassau and Suffolk. From fireworks extravaganzas to an Indian powwow and more, here are some great events happening over the Labor Day weekend.

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Long Island Easter Events for the Family
Family Events for Easter on Long Island. What's there to see and do for the whole family on Long Island for Easter 2009?

St. Patrick’s Day Events on Long Island
Put on your finest green clothing, a pair of emerald-colored shoes, and maybe a “Kiss Me – I’m Irish” pin to top off your outfit. Then head out to one of the many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Long Island. Here’s a sampling of some of the events. If you know of any other events that you think should be included, please let me know.

Black History Month on Long Island - 2009
Long Island events for Black History Month 2009

Valentine's Day on Long Island
On February 14th, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate with your special someone. Here�s just a sampling of the many places where you can spend some tender moments togethe

What's the best advice your dad ever gave you?
Readers share their dad's best advice.

List A Long Island Labor Day Weekend Event For Free
List A Long Island Labor Day Weekend Event For Free

What's Your Favorite Thing To Do On Long Island In The Fall?
Tell us about your favorite thing to do on Long Island in the fall.

Pick your own apples on Long Island

During the late summer and fall, you can pick your own apples at a variety of farms and orchards on Long Island. It's a great experience to tromp through an apple orchard, surrounded by trees laden with ripe fruit. Go alone, or bring friends and family to fill a bag of apples that are as fresh as can be.

Here are some places on Long Island where you can pick your own apples. Please note that growing seasons vary, so always call first for U-pick dates and times at each of these farms or orchards.

Long Island Sports Teams
Sports fans don't have to travel to enjoy exciting baseball, soccer and other games. From the New York Islanders to the Long Island Ducks, Long...

Show & Tell - Show Us Your Halloween Costume on Long Island
Long Islanders can come up with some pretty amazing Halloween costumes. Show us and tell us about yours.See submissions

Show Us How You Decorate Your Home on Long Island For Halloween
Readers share their stories and photos of how they decorate their homes on Long Island, NY for Halloween.See submissions

Halloween Safety
Tips from the Nurse Practitioner Association of Long Island and the American Academy of Pediatrics on trick-or-treating and Halloween safety.

Long Island, NY Climate
Long Island Climate - Average Monthly Temperatures and Average Monthly Precipitation. Find out the average temperatures and precipitation for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, NY.

List Your Own Long Island Events in February for FREE
Long Island readers submit their monthly events listings of things to do in October.

List Your December Events on Long Island for FREE.
Readers list their December events on Long Island for free at longisland.about.com.

List Your Long Island Events For Free On longisland.about.com
List Your Long Island Events For Free On longisland.about.com. Find out how to list your local events for free.

Passover on Long Island, NY - 2012
Passover on Long Island, NY - 2012. Where to go for Passover 2012.

Free and Cheap Prom Dresses on Long Island, NY
Free and Cheap Prom Dresses on Long Island, NY. Find out where you can get free prom dresses or inexpensive ones in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

FREE and Cheap on Labor Day Weekend on Long Island
FREE and Cheap on Labor Day weekend on Long Island. Find out where you can have cost-free and heavily discounted fun in Nassau and Suffolk on Labor Day 2013.

More About Halloween
More About Halloween

PetSmart's Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, Pet Parade & Photo Event,Long Island, NY
PetSmart's Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, Pet Parade and Photo Event - Long Island, NY.

Where To Take The Kids To See Santa Claus on Long Island, NY
Where To Take The Kids To See Santa Claus on Long Island, NY. Find out where that jolly old man is greeting children in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Holiday Concerts and Shows on Long Island, NY
Holiday Concerts and Shows on Long Island, NY. Find out where to hear concerts and see holiday shows in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

St. Patrick's Day Events For Children on Long Island, NY
St. Patrick's Day Events For Children on Long Island, NY. Find out where to go and what to do with the whole family on this Irish holiday.

Long Island's Harmony Vineyards FREE Summer Concerts 2013
Long Island's Harmony Vineyards FREE Summer Concerts 2013. Find out who's playing at this Suffolk County venue.

2013 U.S. Women's Open at the Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, NY
2013 U.S. Women's Open To Be Held at the Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, NY

Summer Arts Festival Series - Long Island, New York - 2013
Summer Arts Festival Series - Long Island, New York - 2013. Find out about these events where live music and live painting take place.

The Annual Grande Festa Italiana at North Hempstead Beach Park, NY

Fall Fairs and Festivals on Long Island, New York
Fall Fairs and Festivals on Long Island, New York. Find out where to go to celebrate the season.

Where To See Fall Foliage on Long Island, NY

"Haunted Houses" for Halloween on Long Island, NY

The Annual Long Island Woodworking Show
Read about the Long Island Woodworkers annual show.

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