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Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

  Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events

Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa

Back in 1953 Pilot Snow (a.k.a. “Flying Santa”) flew his plane past the Fire Island Lighthouse and left a package of holiday gifts for the Lighthouse Keeper and his family. Relive this historic event wi...

Dec. 8, 2018 - Dec. 8, 2018

Charles Dickens Festival

  Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events

Charles Dickens Festival

Port Jefferson is a quaint, nautical village with tree lined streets and downtown shopping. Many will gather for the annual Dickens Festival. The village magically transforms into the Dickensian era with streets fill...

Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 1, 2018

Lighting the Lighthouse

  Long Island
  Arts & Culture

Lighting the Lighthouse

The Montauk Lighthouse will be illuminated with thousands of white lights to welcome the Holiday season to the East End. A surprise guest of honor will flip the switch at dark and Santa will appear magically at the to...

Nov. 24, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2018

Christmas at Old Westbury Gardens

  Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events

Christmas at Old Westbury Gardens

Period rooms are beautifully and exquisitely decorated by our Horticulture Staff with Christmas trees, wreaths, mantelpiece arrangements, topiaries, and plants. Antique clothing and toys from our Westbury Ho...

Nov. 23, 2018 - Dec. 23, 2018

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

  Long Island
  Entertainment

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns returns in October, at Old Westbury Gardens.  Take a stroll down the scenic walking path, set to music to view thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged. From life-sized dinosaurs, dragons and...

Oct. 4, 2018 - Oct. 27, 2018

Valley Stream Fireman's Carnival

  Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events Food & Drink Outdoors

Enjoy a good time for a good cause at this family-friendly fundraiser for Nassau Hook & Ladder Co. #1, with midway rides for all ages, from enchanting kiddie rides to exhilarating thrill rides, entertaining carnival games and favorite fair food fo...

Sept. 26, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2018

Sunset Kayak Tours

  Long Island
  Outdoors

Sunset Kayak Tours

Sunset Kayak TourJoin the Dinghy Shop every Wednesday for a guided Sunset Kayak Tour on the Great South Bay. This is a guided tour for paddlers of all skill levels that leaves from our private sandy beach a...

Sept. 19, 2018 - Sept. 19, 2018

Hempstead House Tours at Sands Point Preserve

  Long Island
  Arts & Culture

Hempstead House Tours at Sands Point Preserve

Starting: 2:00 PM

Please call the gate house to check if a tour is running on a specific day. Special events can cause cancellations.

Hempstead House is a massive ...

Sept. 19, 2018 - Sept. 19, 2018

26th Annual Italian Festival

  Long Island
  Arts & Culture Festivals & Annual Events

Join us the 26th Annual Italian Festival! Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. South Campus Outdoors, Rain or Shine!

Celebrating Italy Sunday, September 16, Rain or Shine

Celebrate Italy’s cultural and culinary influe...

Sept. 16, 2018 - Sept. 16, 2018

Family Festival by the Sea

  Long Island
  Arts & Culture Entertainment Festivals & Annual Events Food & Drink Nature Outdoors

This 38th annual Town of Hempstead event features midway rides for all ages, live music, craft vendors, children's shows including the National Circus Project, a sand sculpting competition on Sunday, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games and favor...

Sept. 21, 2018 - Sept. 23, 2018