The Weekender August 19 – 20

1. Pop Culture Expo

When: August 19 – 20, 2023 at 10 AM

Where: Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY

With the very best Pop Culture vendors and artists the Tri-State area has to offer, Tropic Con is THE place to be! If you love cosplay, collectibles, anime, gaming, comics, Sci-Fi, fantasy, and so much more, this is the Pop Culture paradise for you!! Featuring Special Guests from the WWE, HBO, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and MORE!!

2. “Long Island Cars” Super Swap Sunday

When: Sunday, August 20th at 8 AM

Where: Flowerfield Fairgrounds, North Country Road & Shep Lane, St. James, NY

Join us for a spectacular showcase of automotive excellence at the Flowerfield Fairgrounds this Sunday, August 20th! Immerse yourself in a sprawling landscape filled with a captivating array of street rods, exotics, trucks, imports, and the iconic cars of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Experience the excitement as these automotive marvels vie for top honors in a prestigious judging competition.

3. Kids Fun Fest

When: Saturday, August 19th at 10 AM

Where: John J. Byrne Community Center, 800 Jerusalem Ave, UNIONDALE, NY

Vendors from all over Long Island and the Tri-State area will be in attendance selling custom, personalized, ONE-OF-A-KIND items. Food, Drinks & Sweets will also be available for purchase.

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4. Seining with SOFO

When: Saturday, August 19th at 10:30 AM

Where: Foster Memorial Beach, 1000 Noyack-Long Beach Rd, Sag Harbor, NY

Join us for an exciting adventure at the Sag Harbor shoreline where we will together pull a seine net to collect marine animals that inhabit the waters of the near-shore, scalloped-out, portion of the Shelter Island Sound. Will you get up close to crustaceans or finfish or both?  Only one way to find out! Get in your bathing suit, put on your water shoes, and meet up at the water’s edge!

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5. Young Birders Club Meeting

When: Saturday, August 19th at 10 AM

Where: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outdoors. Join our Young Birders Club! The Club meets at 10 AM on the third Saturday or Sunday of every month and is open to anyone ages 8 to 18 who is interested in learning about birds. Since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species, we concentrate on birding in local areas.

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6. Lobster & Chicken BBQ

When: Sunday, August 20th at 3 PM

Where: Riverhead Elks Lodge, 1239 East Main St., Riverhead, NY

The Riverhead Elks Lodge is hosting a highly anticipated event, their annual Lobster & Chicken BBQ.  This event promises to be a fantastic gathering filled with delicious food and enjoyable entertainment. The festivities are set to begin at 4 pm, kicking off an evening of excitement and camaraderie. Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, the event will feature music by DJ Stephanie, who is sure to keep the crowd entertained and dancing throughout the evening.

7. Sammy & Me

When: Sunday, August 20th at 7 PM

Where: Bay Street Theater, 1 Long Warf, Sag Harbor, NY

Sammy David, Jr: singer, dancer, child star, fixture of the Rat Pack…but at what cost? Virtuosic Broadway performer Eric Jordan Young investigates his own obsession with Sammy – and his questions take audiences on a whirlwind journey through Sammy’s life and his music. But when you ask, ‘who was the man behind the perfect cool smile?’ the answers that unravel are as powerful as the new questions they raise.


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