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Arts, Crafts, Boats, Beaches, Garlic and More at Long Island Festivals

Gallery North Art Show

Courtesy Gallery North

Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts to beautify your home, want to take a stroll through historic downtowns filled with music and Moby Dick, or one of the zestiest food-themed festivals around, our Long Island home has it all this weekend.

Arts in the Plaza
Saturday, September 11
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue, Long Beach , NY 11561

A special day at the Weekly Arts Festival in the City by the Sea, with the Remembering 9/11 Tribute in collaboration with LBNY Arts Council at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Cyndi Hazzell, Armada, Elementail String Quartet, Simon Davis, Dr. Donna Gaines, Bob Levy, Michael Halpern, CC Clover, Johnny Mystic, and Christine Salemino and Myraww.

Nassau County Art, Craft & Gift Show
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Eisenhower Park Field 8, 1899 Park Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Shop ’til you drop at this gathering of vendors offering “handmade or handpicked items not readily available online or in big box stores,” plus food trucks and more family friendly fun.

2021 Dockside Family Festival
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Captree State Park, 3500 Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702

This festival offers fun for the entire family.Adults can enjoy live music as well as a variety of merchandise and food vendors, while activities for children include boat rides (children must be accompanied by an adult), interactive pirate shows, pony rides, magic shows and more.

Gallery North Outdoor Art Show and Music Festival
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Gallery North, 90 N. Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733

The annual two-day event features a gathering of some of the finest art and crafts from regional artists and artisans, as well as live musical performances, an area devoted solely to kids activities, and a variety of food vendors.

18th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 12
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Garden of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

Long Island’s only garlic festival is an all-day celebration of the wonders of what the folks at this organic farm proudly refer to as “Garliciana,” with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic-inspired foods, crafts, music and straight-up garlic to both eat and plant. There is also a Junior Garlic Iron Chef and a garlic-eating contest.

Argyle Park Craft Fair
Sunday, September 12
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Argyle Park, 250 West Main Street, Babylon, New York 11702

Each September the Babylon Beautification Society holds a craft fair around Argyle Lake in Babylon Village, where hundreds of craft vendors sell hand-made items (and that is actually one of the rules of participation, that all crafts be truly hand-made, nothing manufactured) along with food— only preserves, artisanal cheeses, nuts, bars, jams, honey, select baked goods, spices, pickles, oils, hot sauces, and other condiments—and entertainment around the Gazebo area, plus a children’s section with small rides and activities.

Waterfront Festival, Marine Expo and Concert
Sunday, September 12
12–4 p.m.
Tobay Beach, Ocean Parkway east of Jones Beach, off Wantagh Parkway, Massapequa, NY 11758

Change your latitude with a trip to the beach for a day of marine and outdoor exhibits, snapper fishing, face painting, arts & crafts, police boat demos and more, plus live music by The Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band.

Fall 2021 Huntington Village Art Walk
Huntington Village, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, September 12
12–5 p.m.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the new exhibits at the museums and galleries throughout the Village of Huntington! This year’s Fall Art Walk will feature Huntington Art Center, Huntington Arts Council, Heckscher Museum of Art, Spotlight, digho, fotofoto gallery, bj spoke gallery, Huntington Public Library, Huntington Historical Society, and Industry. At the Heckscher, docents will be in the galleries to bring the artwork to life in the exhibition The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100. When you’ve seen it all, cast your vote for the next Visitors Choice artwork to be featured in the Central Gallery.

Harborfest 2021
Friday, September 10, 12–8 p.m.
Saturday, September 11 8:30 a.m–8 p.m.
Sunday, September 12 8 a.m–5:30  p.m.

The historic whaling village of Sag Harbor celebrates its heritage with an arts & crafts fair, whaleboat races, live music, a clam chowder contest, petting zoo and more. And don’t miss the Moby Dick Marathon 2021, an ongoing live reading of the Herman Melville classic that actually has scenes set in Sag Harbor.