We may be counting down until a return to school, but there is still plenty of summer fun to be had on Long Island.
This week, families can enjoy street festivals, nature walks, movies nights, and more. So gather up your popcorn, blankets, beach chairs, even your dancing shoes, and celebrate all that August has to offer.
As always, check out August GoList and our Summer Fun Guide for the best in Long Island family fun. Our guides to Nassau and Suffolk counties and the East End offer the best in regional entertainment, and our Events Calendar is regularly updated with new and exciting events. Away we go.
Monday, August 7
Dances in the Park — Greenport
Bring a blanket and chair and thrill to the music at Mitchell Park at 7:30pm. This week’s headliner is Blue Moon Rising. Afterward, stroll quaint Front Street and take a ride on the antique carousel. FREE
Full Moon Hike — Quogue
Older kids will thrill to this nocturnal hike around North Pond. Enjoy night-vision activities under the light of the moon.
Tuesday, August 8
Northport Harbor Family Night — Northport
Streets in the tony North Shore community close for an evening of music, outdoor dining, sidewalk shopping, and antique cars. FREE
Wednesday, August 9
Vanderbilt Summer Children’s Workshop — Centerport
The Vanderbilt Museum Education Center’s summer workshops for kids continue with an elephant paper sculpture and more. Drop in for instructor-led fun.
Thursday, August 10
Sand Castle Contest — Montauk
Visiting Hither Hills State Park? Sign up for LI’s premier sand castle-making competition. Prizes are awarded in several categories. FREE
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Lilo & Stitch delight on the big screen at Jones Beach. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios
Kids Movie Night — Jones Beach Band Shell
The summer movies series continues with Lilo & Stitch at 8pm. FREE admission to the movie
Friday, August 11
Family Fridays at Common Ground — Sayville
Enjoy the stage wizardry of Theatricks at the community’s gathering space beginning at 6:30pm. While there, take a walk along one of Long Island’s few meditative labyrinths.
Top photo: Greenport's Dances in the Park nights are big hits with kids and adults. Photo courtesy of the event