This month on Long Island, great events & free concerts abound. From musical events to the renowned Hampton Classic horse show, there's plenty to do and see on Long Island throughout August.
Also take a look at my lengthy listing of FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island.
NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the events for August 2014.
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Nassau County Museum of Art's Outdoor 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 or visit the Nassau County Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.
Throughout the Summer
Yoga in the Vines at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 129 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. Meet at tahe main winery. Certified yoga instructors will lead classes every day EXCEPT Tuesday and Friday. Park your car at the main winery and then go to the gazebo or shade tree, where yoga classes will take place. Drop-in class: $25. Reservations are required.
Go to their website to see the schedule for 2014.
See FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island for an extensive list of cost-free musical performances throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Throughout August, various datesThe Long Island Comedy Festival continues this month at various locations. For the schedule, please go to Long Island Comedy Festival or call (631) 584-7340.
Ongoing Sundays in the Summer
The Islip Arts Council presents FREE concerts in the summer, every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River. For the schedule, please go to the Islip Arts Council or call (631) 224-5420.
For more cost-free entertainment throughout Long Island, please see FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island.
Ongoing SundaysFamily 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.
Oyster Bay's "Music Under The Stars - annual concert series continues. See the schedule at Oyster Bay FREE Summer Concerts
Various Dates in August
The Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, offers a number of programs & performances.
August 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2014
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College presents a number of concerts this month:
August 1, 2014 0 Jerry Garcia's birthday celebration with the music of the tribute band, Greatful Dead by Half Step.
August 2, 2014 - The HIlarious Comedy of Uncle Floyd.
August 8, 2014 - Tuesday Afternoon, a Moody Blues tribute band.
August 9, 2014 - Jordan Bennett in "The Show."
More info: www.dhpac.org.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in August
At noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sands Point Preserve Tours of Falaise. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY.Entrance by guided tour only. Begin at Castlegould Visitor Center. Fee: $10/adults. children under 10 not permitted. More info: (516) 571-7901