Top Long Island Summer Events of the Week

Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest and Ronkonkoma Street Fair are among the highlights.

As part of our 2012 Long Island Summer Guide, each Wednesday we're spotlighting the major beach and outdoor events coming up across the Island. This week (sadly) marks the final edition. 

Here's what's on tap:

WWII Bombers Arrive for Labor Day 

The American Airpower Museum at Farmingdale's Republic Airport has announced that this Labor Day holiday will mark “Wings, Wheels and Tracks, a gathering of the great fighters, bombers and armor of the “Greatest Generation” with the chance to tour the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter from Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Labor Day weekend adult admission at the museum is $20, senior/veteran (with ID) is $15, children are $5, children three and under are free. Advance sales are available at reduced prices at www.americanairpowermuseum.org

Ronkonkoma Street Fair

The 7th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair is on tap for Sunday, Sept. 2. The street festival runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and will feature for entertainment, great food and vendors of all types; continuous DJ and local performers. Find the excitement on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma between Portion Road and Wittridge Road. 

Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest

Come to the only music festival held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water! The 6th annual Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest takes place Saturday, Sept. 1 (Raindate-Sunday) and free to the public. Runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Come by boat, kayak, canoe, or other mode of water transportation, relax, and listen to the bands that will perform from the roof of the lighthouse. The lineup features: Joe Rock & the Allstars, King Wellington, The Fuzz, Playback, Running' Loose, Pamela Betti, Prospect Street and Pacifica Roadshow.

Arts in the Plaza

This arts and music marketplace in Long Beach held weekly on Saturdays is extendings its hours on Sept. 1 as a goodbye to summer. Arts in the Plaza is located in front of Long Beach City Hall off Park Avenue. Find more info here: http://www.artsintheplaza.com/

Did we miss any big events? Add them in the comments!

Darlene Charneco August 29, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Don't miss the 66th Annual Shinnecock Pow Wow at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation off Montauk Highway in Southampton.! Labor Day Weekend Friday Aug. 31st- Mon Sept. 3rd. A four-day event, the Shinnecock Indian Powwow is an an eagerly anticipated weekend of Native American music, dancing, food, arts and culture. This year’s powwow will highlight featured performer, Grammy and Native American Music award-winning Oneida Nation Singer Joanne Shenandoah, who has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to The White House and to audiences all over the world. In addition to Ms. Shenandoah, the three-day gathering will entertain crowds with Native American drummers and dancers, arranged by age and judged in traditional war, blanket, and smoke dances, all competing in hope of winning the ultimate trophy .
Jaguar-Guy August 29, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I am boycotting the Pow-Wow this year to protest the multiple repeated shootings at the Inlet.
Earl August 29, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I went a few years ago with my kids, and it was nothing at all like it was when I was a kid. It's all a bunch of shady characters hanging around doing nothing, and lots of vendors selling crap. When I was a kid it was truly entertaining and a lot of fun, nothing of the sort anymore.


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