Visit the Tilles Center Jazz Fest on July 20 (Photo from the Tilles Center)

Happenings For July 17 to July 26


Tilles Jazz Fest

12 p.m. (Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville). The Tilles Center is hosting its first-ever jazz festival, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Headlined by Branford Marsalis Quartet, this indoor/outdoor festival will feature 4 stages and 9 concerts. In addition to the music, there will be an instrument petting zoo, food trucks, local artisans, and more! Other musicians include ​​Matt Wilson’s Good Trouble, featuring Tia Fuller, Dawn Clement, Mimi Jones, and Jeff Lederer; harpist Brandee Younger; pianist Sean Mason and his Quartet; lyrical and swinging trombonist Mariel Bildsten; jazz vibraphonist Jalen Baker leading his Duo, vocalist and composer Georgia Heers, and student ensembles. Visit for ticket information.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway

7- 9 p.m. (Eisenhower Park, field #6) Nassau County presents summer events and concerts at the Lakeside Theater. Admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs. Call 516-572-0200 for more information.

Long Beach Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Festival

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Long Beach Boardwalk, 1 Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach). Soak up the sun while browsing creations from over 200 different vendors and local businesses selling jewelry, clothing, home decor, photography, and so much more. Enjoy Long Beach’s 2.2-mile boardwalk overlooking white sandy beaches with the family. Food vendors will be present for refreshments. Admission is free and open to the public. See for more information.

The Whaling Museum is hosting a Sea Glass Festival on July 21 (Photo from the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum)


Sea Glass Festival

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor). Celebrate Long Island’s only event ​celebrating the art, culture and history of sea glass! Partake in the jam-packed festival, filled with various events that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy live music featuring artist Rorie Kelly, a mobile beachcombing museum filled with sea glass, kids arts and crafts, engaging lectures from artists and authors, Sea Glass Hunt on Main Street, torch glass demonstrations, vintage & antique glass bottle appraisals with representatives of Long Island Antique & Bottle Association. Additionally, free admission to the nearby Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum is included with your event bracelet. Indulge in treats from the All American Wontons food truck and enjoy a special sea glass-themed drink, made just for this event by Sweetie Pies on Main. | $15 advance non-member admission; $10 advance admission for members; $20 day-of admission; $15 day-of member admission.


The Rosé Soirée 2024

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (The Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street, Garden City) Join us for an enchanting evening at our Annual Rose Soiree. Guests will receive 2 drink tickets for The Patio Bar for wine, beer, froze or specialty cocktail of the night, full access to wine tastings, hors d’oeuvre stations, a complimentary raffle ticket for exciting prizes and giveaways upon arrival and LIVE music entertainment all night long! All guests are encouraged to wear any shade of PINK. Guests must be 21+ years old to attend. Tickets are $75 plus Eventbrite fees. Tickets can be purchased at

Barometer Soup: A tribute to Jimmy Buffet

7- 9 p.m. (Eisenhower Park, field #6) Nassau County presents summer events and concerts at the Lakeside Theater. Admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs. Call 516-572-0200 for more information.


Power to Feed Long Island Food Drive

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Stop & Shop on 95 Old Country Rd., Carle Place) PSEG Long Island and Island Harvest Food Bank thank the people of Massapequa and the surrounding communities for donating the equivalent of more than 1,800 meals at PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island food collection on Friday, May 24. The event was the first in a summer-long food drive initiative. For additional information on PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island, visit Upcoming drop-off dates include: Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 3577 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside. Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 365 Route 109, West Babylon.


Annual Paddle for the Sound

From July 12 through 21, join us for an exciting and friendly kayak, paddleboard, and canoe competition with a chance to win one of four exciting prize packages sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Patagonia, Outdoor Sports, Ben & Jerry’s, cinder + salt, and more! Every dollar raised helps protect our beautiful estuary for current and future generations. Since 2015, Paddle for the Sound has united paddlers, nature enthusiasts, and activists both in-person and virtually to support and raise awareness for our region’s environment. Visit to register. $40 for adults; $30 for youth under 14. Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving or Facebook. Launch from your favorite spot or check out places like Scoot & Paddle, Thumb SUP Yoga, or Kingfisher Adventures Kayak Rentals for special discounts. Track your paddling miles, share photos, and reach your fundraising goal for a chance to win!

Celebrating Harry Potter’s Birthday

July 28-Aug. 11 (Various museums in Huntington) Participating museums include the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Huntington Historical Society, Northport Historical Society, Walt Whitman Birthplace, The Whaling Museum & Education Center, and Vanderbilt Museum. Each museum will feature unique events on different dates throughout the two-week period. Visit for details.

Adventure Land Amusement Park

Open now (2245 Broad Hallow Rd., Farmingdale) Adventureland is Long Island’s Amusement Park since 1962. Adventure Land welcomes you and your family and friends to come enjoy a fun and exciting day on rides, attractions, games and more. Visit for more details about group events and birthday party details.


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