Thrill to a hot-air balloon ride over Long Island at the Long Island Summer Festival.  Photo courtesy of the  festival
Thrill to a hot-air balloon ride over Long Island at the Long Island Summer Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival

Weekend Events: Long Island Festival, Greek Fest, Fireworks

Take flight in a hot air balloon ride at the Long Island Summer Festival this Saturday. Check out the Long Island Children's Museum's latest exhibit, Mash Up Menagerie, which offers visitors the opportunity to collaborate with artist-in-residence Scott Larrabee.These are just some of the exciting goings-on across Long Island this weekend.  

Elsewhere, join in a celebration of bubbles at the Whaling Museum and explore the many ways creatures use bubbles in their environments. Or head to Brookhaven to Long Island Live Steamers this Sunday and ride steam, diesel, and electric trains operating on eight acres of scale tracks. 

See our events calendar and July GoList for even more weekend inspiration. Our summer fun guide keeps you tuned in all season. 

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Heckscher Park
2 Prime Ave. at Route 25A Chapin Rainbow Stage
Huntington, NY 11743

Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons
111 St. Andrews Road
Southampton, NY 11968

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY

Mill River Centennial Park Complex
295 S Park Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Heckscher State Park
1 Heckscher State Parkway
East Islip, NY 11730

The Whaling Museum & Education Center
301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Long Island Science Center
40 Peconic Ave.
Riverhead, NY

Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY 11755

Long Island Live Steamers
Southaven Park
Brookhaven, NY

Hoyt Farm Park Preserve
200 New Highway
Commack, NY

North Hempstead Beach Park
175 W Shore Road
Port Washington, NY

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968