NOTE: This page is updated annually, usually a few weeks before the start of the month. Here's the June calendar of events for 2013.
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 30 through Sunday, June 2, 2013The 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.
Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, Saturday, June 8, 2013Belmont Stakes Festival Week includes the following:
Friday, May 31, 2013: Annual Jockey visit to Ronald McDonald Hosue of Long Island, North Shore - LIJ Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 2, 2013 - Elmont Belmont Stakes Parade - HEmpstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY at 10 a.m.
145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY
For full week's schedule, please visit www.belmontstakes.com/experience/events.aspx
Sunday, June 2, 2013Bring the whole family to the HarborFest in Port Washington. on the town dock, will feature food, music, hand-made crafts for sale and more. Take the kids for a ride on a Wells Fargo Stagecoach, relax on a cruise on the bay, check out the environmental section, watch a model boat regatta and more. Info at HarborFest 2013.
Through Sunday, June 2, 2013
Over 50 and in great shape? Then come and test your skills, and maybe you'll go home with a medal. The 15th annual Long Island Senior Games started in May but continues through June 2nd. The games will once again challenge men and women 50 years and up to competitive events including swimming, track and field, bowling, bocce and more. The events are held in various venues including the Suffolk County Community College Sports Complex, Eisenhower Park and more. For more information, call (631) 239-5741.
Saturday, June 8, 2013From 1 to 5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION. Live music with The Jukebox Explosion, a four-piece band performing a musical tribute to the 1960s. 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 8, 2013
145th Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, Elmont, NY