NOTE: This page is updated annually, usually a few weeks before the start of the month. Here's the June calendar of events for 2014.
June is a wonderful time on Long Island. The weather is warm and it's time to get outdoors to stroll on the beaches, to listen to outdoor concerts, or to visit a museum. Here's a calendar of events with a sampling of things to do and places to visit on Long Island.
See also FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island for free musical events throughout the island.
Nassau County Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden features 50+ sculptures by Botero, Calder and more, displayed outdoors on the museum's sprawling property. The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Call (516) 484-9337.
Family Sundays at the Museum are offered every week at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The program includes supervised art activities for children and their adults, family gallery talks and family-friendly gallery guides. The family tour is at 1 p.m., and art activities begin at 1:30 p.m. The program is free with museum admission.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. For more information, go to the Nassau County Museum of Art website.
Take the whole family on an Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat Cruise, starting at the Long Island Aquarium (formerly called Atlantis Marine World) in Riverhhead, NY. You'll go on a gentle, fun-filled cruise through the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay, with an onboard naturalist speaking about the flora and fauna of the area. You'll also stop on a sandy beach before returning to The Long Island Aquarium (formerly Atlantis Marine World).
Ongoing through the end of the year
First Fridays Every first Friday of the month, the Heckscher Museum of Art, Two Prime Avenue, Huntington, offers free admission after 5 p.m. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., you'll enjoy live musical entertainment and light refreshments. Call (631) 351-3260 or visit Heckscher Museum of Art to learn about the groups that will be performing.
Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1, 2014The Annual Nassau County Strawberry Festival hosted by the Lions Club and Kiwanis Clubs of the Bellmores. The festival starts on Thursday evening and runs through Sunday at Newbridge Rd. & Jerusalem Avenue (Exit 25 South off the Southern State Parkway) at the Bellmore BOCES School grounds. There will be carnival rides and games, lots of strawberry products on sale including strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries and more.
Prices and more info at www.nassaucountystrawberryfestival.com.
Sunday, June 1, 2014Bring the whole family to the HarborFest in Port Washington. on the town dock, will feature food, music, hand-made crafts for sale and more. Info at HarborFest 2014.
Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, 2014The 2014 Belmont Stakes Festival of Racing. i
146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
Saturday, June 7, 2014From 2 to 5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION. Live music with Keith Maguire, and acoustic duo playing favorite hits from the 60s through today. At the Pavilion, rain or shine at Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, New York, (631) 298-0075. More info on other free (or for purchase) concerts at www.marthaclaravineyards.com.
Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014
Bring the whole family to Benner's Farm's Strawberry Fair Weekend on this 15-acre farm at 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket. Go to the Benner's farm website or call (631) 689-8172 for more information.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
From 11 a.m .to 5 p.m. The second annual Sea Cliff SpringFest '14, a community event showcasing the Village's business, volunteers, musicians and artists. On Sea cliff AVenue between Roslyn Avenue and Main Avenue. (Rain date: Sunday, June 15, 2014.)
New this year: Kidz KOrner near Metropolitan Bistro with activities for children and a Sidewalk Chalk Art Exhibit by local high school students.
Music for all ages.