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 2013.
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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.
Ongoing Till November
Every Thursday night from 5-8 p.m., enjoy Twilight Thursdays at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard, with free live music. Buy wine by the glass, and purchase cheese/charcuterie plates to go with your drinks. The events are held at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 129 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. No reservations necessary and no cover charge. Visit www.wolffer.com/whats-happening or call (631) 537-5106, extension 25 for more information or to learn which group is playing when you visit.
Also at Wolffer: Sunset Fridays and Saturdays, through October. From 5 till sunset, enjoy live music. No cover charge. Buy wine by the glass. Feel free to dance!
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 the Long Island Comedy Festival Calendar, call (631) 584-7340 or email LIComedyFest@mail.com.
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
Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9
The Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, offers a number of programs & performances.
To see the schedule of events, please go to Long Island Children's Museum.
Saturday, August 3, 2013Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College presents Julie Budd in SHOW-STOPPERS - Those Great Musical Moments at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 through $60.
Julie Budd will sing selections from Phantom of the Opera, MAME, La Cage Aux Folles, Wicked and more.
More info: www.dhpac.org.
Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 22, 2013 (rain date: September 5)
Hear the last of the 12th annual Alive After Five FREE Summer Street Fair Concerts, started in July. On Main Street in Patchogue, from 5 to 9 p.m. Five stages of live music and other fun. For more information, please visit Alive After Five or call (631) 207-1000.
Note: No children under 18 allowed in without a parent. No pets, no bicycles, no skateboards.