Out & About: Summer is Here!

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The sun doesn’t set until 9pm and Long Islanders are ready to take advantage of the longer and warmer days!

In the cold months it’s easy to forget that we live on an island. There’s only 3 short months of pure bliss here, so Long Islanders are here to make it count.

This season is what we live for!

This is a guide to help my fellow Long Islanders have a fun loving, jam packed summer filled with good fun, a lot of laughs and great memories.

Did summer even happen if you didn’t make your way to Fire Island for a Zippy? Catch a ride on the ferry over to Ocean Beach and drink a Zippy at Housers. You can also enjoy a relaxing stroll down the boardwalk to the Fire Island lighthouse for an unforgettable Long Island sunset.

If the south shore of the island isn’t your cup of tea, switch your glass and drive up to the north fork to enjoy a glass of wine or an Aperol Spritz on the vineyard.  You can sit back and watch the fisherman and boaters or you can have a berry picking good time at ­Patty’s Berries and Bunches. You can pick your own strawberries and raspberries, the perfect family day.

If you’re looking for a little more live action try a Live After 5. Towns like Farmingdale and Patchogue shut down their Main Street and host a street fair for the community. They have live music, and local businesses set up shop in the street. Live After 5 is perfect for your Hot Girl Summer and a night out with your wife and kids. You can check the town websites for exact dates.

You can also check out the Italian Feast of St. Rocco in Glenn Cove from July 26-30th. It is the largest Italian Feast on Long Island! It has live music and incredible traditional Italian food. The festival runs from 6-11pm on weeknights, 3-11pm on Saturdays and 3-10 pm on Sundays!

Last but not least, nothing beats a classic Long Island Concert at our favorite Venue, The Jones Beach Amphitheater. 2024 is the summer to catch, we have artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Jason Aldean, Train, Earth Wind and Fire, Avril Lavigne and Dan and Shay with Jake Owen. Whether you have front row seats, nosebleed seats or you’re sitting on your lawn chair in the parking lot, I have yet to hear someone have a bad time there.