Summer is drawing to an end, but that doesn't mean the fun is slowing down here on Long Island! This September is packed with tons of great Fall Festivals, 5k Runs, and lots of local fun that you won't want to miss out on. With the temps dropping to be cool & comfy, September is the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing nature hike, a stroll on your favorite beach now that the crowds are gone, or an afternoon of apple picking at one of Long Island's many orchards - a Fall Favorite! Find out all about the best fun coming up this month in LongIsland.com's September Family Fun Guide - it's packed with this month's best events & things do to that you won't want to miss out on!
Enjoy the last few days of summer! Soon before you know it Labor Day will arrive and that’s the unofficial mark to the end of summer. This year, Labor Day lands on September 7th (a little bit later on the calendar year), but even with summer coming to an end, there’s still plenty of summer activities to do over the three-day holiday weekend!
On Long Island, there’s everything from festivals, fairs, live music performances, car shows, runs, walks, nature exploration outings to other fun activities to complete your summer.
This week, stargazers will be coming out in droves at night to open areas where they can see the night sky and observe the Perseid meteor shower. Each year, Earth passes through the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which leaves behind debris and comet dust, including the meteors that we call the Perseid.
The bright, quick-moving meteors leave behind bright streaks in the sky that last for a few moments after the meteor is gone. This year, the best viewing period for the Perseid is expected to be in the predawn hours of August 11, 12, 13, and 14, so unless you are a night owl, it may be best to set an alarm on those days to wake up after midnight and check the sky.
Ocean Beach is beautiful not just because of the beach, but also because of the community.Ocean Beach is a part of Fire Island, but makes up one of the larger communities on the Island. There’s no driving or biking allowed on Ocean Beach, so you’ll find yourself in a place that will have you active whether it’s walking around enjoying the sight of beautiful homes, visiting local shops and stands, enjoying festivals, or heading to a local restaurant or pub for great food and nightlife fun! It’s a destination suitable for time to yourself, as a couple, or with the family!
If you're looking for the perfect place to get away for a day of relaxation, sunshine, and fun, then head over to Ocean Beach this Summer, and enjoy one of Long Island's favorite local destinations!
Who doesn't love fishing? Here on Long Island, enjoying a relaxing afternoon of cruising along on the Long Island Sound or the Great South Bay as you get your fish on on one of LI's numerous party boats is a Summer Activity no Long Islander would want to miss out on! Party Boats take all the hassle out of fishing on the water - they take care of the boat, fishing licensing, and many even offer lunch options, and will even clean & fillet your catch for you! If enjoying a relaxing afternoon of fishing, fresh air, and fun on a charter boat sounds like the perfect Summer afternoon to you, then be sure to click the link below, and set sail for fun this Summer!
July's Fun doesn't stop on the 4th - there's plenty of great local fun to enjoy all month long! As Long Island kicks off Summer, there are TONS of great concerts, festivals, fairs, kids events, and things to do around Long Island that no local would want to miss out on! If you’re worried about the doldrums of Summer setting in after the holiday weekend, don’t - there’s plenty of great things to do all month long, including concerts, car shows, and more Summer Celebrations than you can shake a stick at. Of course if those aren’t your thing, you can always make your way to your favorite local beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun.
When it comes to summer, Long Island has it all: beaches, trails, concerts, amusement parks, shopping, and so much more! Instead of doing the same old things this summer, expand your horizons to all of what the area has to offer. Make this Summer the best one yet by building your own summer bucket list, and don’t forget to include friends and family in your plans! There is tons to do for families that will appeal to children and adults alike, such as chartering a fishing boat for the afternoon, traversing the Greenbelt Trail, or even heading indoors to enjoy the air conditioning while bowling on the hottest days.
Whatever your interest, this summer bucket list will certainly stave off the summertime blues!