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September Calendar of Events on Long Island 2013

Where to go and what to do on Long Island in September.


Even though the summer is slowly ending, there are still plenty of things to do, both indoors and outdoors this month. From street fairs to farmers' markets and an Italian Feast, there's plenty to do on Long Island this September.

This page is updated annually, usually a few weeks before the beginning of the month. Here's the September Calendar of Events on Long Island for 2013.

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See also Long Island's September 11 Memorial Events.

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will present its annual Fall Country Fair at the Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY. Take a tour of the historic house on the National Register of Historic Places and then relax on the grounds. Petting zoo, pony rides, games, face painting, a fire truck kids can climb on, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and lots more.

The Sampawams Creek boys sing traditional songs, Civil War re-enactors will be encamped with fife and drum.

Weaving demonstration, fly-tying demonstrations, antiques, crafts, jewelry, used books, antique tools.

More info:  Sands-Willets House website.

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 - 12, free for children under 6.


Nassau County Museum of Art's Sculpture Park 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 or visit the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Ongoing Sundays

Family Sundays at the Museum are offered every week at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, NY. The program includes supervised art activities for children and their adults, family gallery talks and family-friendly gallery guides. The family tour starts 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, please go to the Nassau County Museum of Art website.


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.

Wednesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bring the whole family to the 34th annual Grande Festa Italiana in North Hempstead Beach Park at 175 West Shore Road in Port Washington. Sponsored by the John Michael Marino Lodge of the Sons of Italy, the event is one of Long Island's oldest and largest festivals. Enjoy tasty food for sale, rides, games, gambling casino and entertainment. Admission is FREE. To help defray the costs of operating the feast and to keep food prices reasonable, there is a $3 per car parking fee. Hours: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - Friday, September 6, 2013: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., $25 to ride all night on September 4 adn September 5. Saturday, September 7, 2013: 2 to 11 p.m., $25 to ride from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013: 1:30 to 11 p.m., kids ride FREE from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. FIREWORKS at 9:30 p.m.

More info: John Michael Marino Lodge.

Friday, September 6, 2013

FREE admission (with $8 parking fee) Family Fun Night at Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to the West Portico and lawn garden at Coe Hall for a night of family fun. There will be a DJ and games for the entire family to enjoy. More info: www.plantingfields.org or call (516) 922-8676. Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY.

Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's not October yet, but at Martha Clara Vineyards, they're getting a jump on it by hosting their 12th Annual Oktoberfest this month, with authentic German food by music, beer, and of course, wine from the vineyards. The event is from 1 to 5 p.m. General admission tickets: $12.50 plus tax now through September 1, 2013., $15 per ticket after September 1st. The Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine. No outside food or drink allowed.

From 1 to 5 p.m. both days.

For more info or to buy tickets, please go to the Martha Clara Vineyards website.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bring the whole family to HarborFest, an annual event in Sag Harbor. Once a whaling port, Sag Harbor continues to celebrate its maritime beginnings. Enjoy food and festivities, an arts & crafts fair, and much more. For more information, visit the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The 41st Annual Nassau County Hibernian Feis will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hofstra University in Garden City, NY. A feis is a traditional Irish arts & culture festival. Enjoy Irish dancing, pipe bands, Irish art and much more, and you don't have to be Irish to attend!

TIckets are $10/general admission and FREE for children under 16 years of age if accompanied by an adult. More info: Nassau County Hibernian Feis.

Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2013

The 24th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival runs for three days and always draws crowds of thousands with its many vendors, boat races food for sale and lots of outdoor fun including an opening day parade, plein air artists, classic boats, T-shirt painting and much more. For more information, please call (631) 477-2100 or visit www.eastendseaport.org.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 (rain date: Sunday, September 22, 2013)

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society's 48th Annual Fall Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sands-Willets House at 336 Port Washington Boulevard (one block south of Uncle Giuseppe's.)There will be a mix of history --like a real working blacksmith and Colonial-era games for the kids--as well as tours of the historic Sands-Willets House and Barn.

For the first time ever, they'll display a race car from around 1909, a two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motor sports.

There will be booths with crafts from local artisans and local honey from the beekeeper at the historic Dodge House, and much more. There will also be lots of food for sale.

The kids can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, face painting and much more.

Admission: %4/adults and $2/children. (If you sign up at the fair for a new membership to the historical society, admission will be free.

More info: www.cowneck.org or call (516) 365-9074.

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