If you’re looking for things to do on Long Island, here are places to explore and must-attend events this season.
The long island exhibition Watch jugglers, puppet shows, singers and dancers, craft shows, dogs in tow, Dubois circus, magic show, camel rides, races, corn peeling competitions and more at Long Island Gallery10AM-5PM Sept 3-5 Old Bethbide Village Restoration, Swamp Ring Road, Old Bethpage, $20, $10 Ages 5-12, Free for 5+, live.org, 516-572-8409.
The famous food festival “Taste the World”. Food truck market with over 60 vendors selling international cuisine, 3-9pm, September 3, 11am-8pm, September 4-6, Tanger Outlets, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, $6 entry, free ages 10 or smaller and Popularfoodfestival.com. The entrance fee gives you access to different food vendors who sell their food for a price.
Classic Hampton Show The annual outdoor equestrian event features 65-acre exhibit areas, merchandise/boutique and food vendors, animal adoption and care day, Children’s Day and more. Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 29 to September 5. Free for seniors from August 31 to September. 2., hamptonclassic.com, 631-537-3177.
“CONSTELLATIONS” A multimedia art show fusing dance, theatre, sound and painting with technology takes place outdoors under the night sky of North Fork 8 p.m. September 4 Rain date: September 5 After the concert, observatory staff offer guided tours of the night sky (weather permitting) ) by several on-site telescopes, including the Zerochromat Monochromatic Telescope in our Historic Observation Dome, $35, free Under-16s, custerobservatory.org, Custer Observatory, 1115 Bayview Highway, Southwold, 631-765-2626.
Show birds, wings and wheels Celebrating the history of aviation and automobiles, vintage biplanes from the Bayport Aerodrome Society will land on the tarmac and taxis to stand on the ramp of the U.S. Air Force Museum at Hangar 3, as well as Model A and T Fords from Model A Ford Club of Long Island vehicles and other other vehicles will be on display. vintage cars, along with the museum’s fleet of World War II aircraft, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 4; Museum squadron of World War II fighters and bombers will conduct flight shows from and above Republic Airport, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 5, US Air Force Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, $15, $12 For seniors and veterans, $10 off kids 5-12. Also, available flights on old planes (fees), contests, raffles and more, americanairpowermuseum.com, 631-293-6398.
Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival. Live music played on the Huntington Lighthouse at the mooring field for boat passengers in Huntington Bay, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 4; Rain date: Sept. 5, free, donations accepted to the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, Huntingtonlighthouse.org.
Labor Day Celebration at Port of Tangiers Come for a day of family-friendly festivities, music, a cartoonist, yard games, mini golf, and more until the end of summer. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 4 admission is free, Tanger Outlets, Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead, tangeroutlets.com/riverhead, 631-369-2783.
Community Musical Painting Festival Street Painting, Craft Fair, Fine Arts Festival, Live Music, Drums, Dancing, Handicraft Sellers and Craftsmen, Theatre, Children’s Activities, Noon-5pm Sept 5; Rain date: 2-5 pm Sept 6, eastendarts.org, Free for viewers, $20 for pre-registration for animators and $25 for event day, check-in at East End Arts, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-727-0900.
Mardi Gras Runs to the Great Southern Brewery Run (7.1 miles) begins and ends at the brewery, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Doctor, Bay Shore, $55 upfront, $60 per day, glirc.org, 516-349-7646.
RONKONKOMA LABOR DAY WEEKEND STREET Over 200 vendors, live music and other live entertainment, activities for kids, carnival games, food trucks, raffles and more. I live on Hawkins Street from Portion Street to Wiggins Street. Rainy or sunny weather, 11am-6pm, Sept 5, Lake Ronkonkoma, free, ronkonkomachamber.com, 631-963-2796.