Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission HAUPPAUGE, NY - Come out and celebrate spring! It's festival season and there are lots of things to do on Long Island. Long Island gives you a lot to celebrate - from the ocean's bounty to the humble strawberry. Delight your senses as you savor fresh seafood at a maritime festival. Enjoy the fragrance of a Dutch flower show. Put your foot to the floor at a Latino fair or try your skill at a fishing festival. Crafts, rides, antiques, music and much more. They're all here for you to Discover ... on Long Island! For a complete list of all events, visit www.discoverlongisland.com or call 1-877-386-6654 to receive your Free Travel Guide or your Free Calendar of Events. Upcoming spring festivals and fairs include:   Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival Family oriented event with fly fishing instruction, fish cleaning service, loaner fishing reels, and bait. Temporary tattoos and inflatable ride (weather permitting). Date: 4/18/09 Time: 10am-4pm Belmont Lake State Park Sylvan Road North Babylon, NY Phone: 631-321-3510 Please call for pricing information Baldwin's Spring Festival The Baldwin Railroad Station show features an array of arts & crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Date: 4/18/09 - 4/19/09 Time: 11am - 6pm Baldwin Railroad Station Sunrise Highway and Grand Ave Baldwin, NY 11510 Phone: (631) 724-5966 This is a free event. Earth Day Festival The festival includes interactive exhibits, nature walks, beach grass planting, live entertainment, trail clean-ups, marine life exhibits, and activities for kids, face painting, demonstrations and more. Date: 4/19/09 Time: 10 am - 4 pm Indian Island County Park & Country Club Cross River Drive, Route 105 Riverhead, NY 11901 Phone: (631) 852-3232 This is a free event Arbor Day Festival A festival designed to educate and raise awareness about how we can help protect and save our environment. Fun-filled activities scheduled throughout the day for all ages to enjoy. Date: 4/25/09 - 4/26/09 Time: 10 am-5 pm Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Phone: (631) 321-3510 $15 per car / $5 Individual / $3 Seniors / All Children under 12 are FREE Rockville Centre Arts and Crafts Show The Rockville Centre show features an array of arts & crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Date: 4/25/09 - 4/26/09 Time: 11am - 6pm Rockville Centre Railway Station Lot Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: (631) 724-5965 This is a free event Spring Fair Come join us for games, food, refreshments, (Fishing only for children under 12, all gear provided) Date: 4/25/09 Time: 10 - 4:30 Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium 1660 Route 25A Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Phone: (516) 692-6768 Please call for pricing information Museum Row Family Festival The Long Island Children's Museum, The Cradle of Aviation, and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum are opening their doors and bringing museum excitement and experiences into the great outdoors at the 3rd annual Museum Row Family Festival. Date: 5/2/09 - 5/3/09 Long Island Children's Museum 11 Davis Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 Phone: (516) 224-5800 Please call for pricing information Long Island Marathon: Festival of Races Events Now in its 37th year, the Long Island Marathon returns as the premier competitive running event on Long Island and with more opportunities to participate than ever before. Traditionally, the Long Island Marathon has taken place on the first Sunday in May as it will again, this year, on Sunday, May 3, 2009, along with the Half Marathon and 10K Race. The other three major events, the 5K Race, 1-Mile Run and KidzFunRun will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Date: 5/2/09 - 5/3/09 Time: Please call for times Long Island Marathon Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY 11554 Phone: (516) 986-5537 Please Contact for pricing information and locations May Day Festival Children and adults of all ages are invited to dance around the thirty foot traditional May Pole, and return to a simpler time enjoying an afternoon of storytelling, juggling, crafts demonstrations, live old time music, good food, and more. This festival is a highlight of many Long Islanders who look forward to its simple down to earth flavor. Date: 5/3/09 Time: Please Contact Benner's Farm 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd East Setauket, NY 11733 Phone: (631)689-8172 Smithtown Historical Society Antiques and Garden Fair The fair is on the Grounds of a historic picturesque North Shore Hamlet and surrounding the original buildings. Americana at its best. Rain date May 9th. Date: 5/3/09 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm Society House Routes 25A Rt 25 Smithtown, NY 11787 Phone: (516)868-2751 Please Call for pricing information Huntington Tulip Festival The festival is a family-oriented festival featuring thousands of tulips, booths with activities for children and live entertainment. Date: 5/3/09 Time: 11-4 Heckscher Huntington Park Two Prime Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 Phone: (631) 351-3099 This is a free event Dutch Festival This year, classical jazz music will fill the gardens and tents on the south campus. Enjoy delicious Dutch fare, shop with local vendors, stroll our beautiful gardens and pick up a plant or two at our annual arboretum sale. Magic, puppets and craft activities will delight the children. Date: 5/3/2009 Time: Please call for time Hofstra University, South Campus - Playhouse Quad Hempstead, NY 11550 $5 suggested donation per adult, Children under 12 - free Great Neck Street Fair Showtiques, in conjunction with the Village of Great Neck, is proud to present the "Old Village of Great Neck" Street Fair. This highly publicized festival is sure to bring in more eager shoppers than ever before...this is one you don't want to miss. Date: 5/3/09 Time: 11am - 6pm The Village of Great Neck Great Neck, NY 11020 Phone: (631) 724-5966 Five Towns College Film Festival Five Towns College will celebrate the work of our visionary film students. Some of the best local films will be showcased and awarded during an exciting night of cinema. We welcome all to attend and relax the magic of our filmmakers. Date: 5/8/09 Time: 6:30pm Five Towns College 305 North Service Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone: (631) 424-7000 This is a free event. Lynbrook Family Festival The Lynbrook Family Festival, held in beautiful Greis Park, will feature craft and gift vendors, rides, games, food and more. Date: 5/16/09 - 5/17/09 Time: 11am - 6pm Greis Park 55 Wilbur Street Lynbrook, NY 11563 Phone: (631) 724-5966 This is a free event Arts and Harvest by the Sea Orient Beach State Park presents the Arts and Harvest Festival. Rain date: May 17, 2009. Date: 5/16/09 Time: Please Call Orient Beach State Park North Country Road, Route 25 Orient, NY 11957 Phone: (631) 323-2440 Please call for pricing Spring Art and Craft Festival Deepwell's Farm presents the 12th annual Spring Art and Craft festival. Sunday times are 10 - 5. Date: 5/16/09 - 5/17/09 Time: 10 - 6 Deepwells Farm County Park Rt.25A Moriches Rd. St. James, NY Phone: (631) 862-6080 Children under 12 Free, Adults: $5 The Many Faces of Latin America It's time for a fiesta! Join Landmark on Main Street, the Port Washington Public Library, Children's Center, Parent Resource Center and Teen Center, for an all-day celebration on both sides of Main Street. Festivities will include a free music program in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater featuring Jose Obando. Get ready to dance! Date: 5/17/09 Time: Please Call Jeanne Rimsky Theater Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050 Phone: (516) 767-6444 This is a free event. Montauk Fine Arts Festival on the Green Date: 5/23/09 - 5/24/09 Time: 10-6 On the Village Green 742 Montauk Highway Montauk, NY 11954 Phone: (631) 668-2428 Please call for pricing information Spring Crafts and Fine Arts Festival Come and enjoy the 7th annual Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The times for the show are Saturday 11-6pm. Sunday and Monday from 10-6pm. Date: 5/23/09 - 5/25/09 Time: Please see Description Nassau County Museum of Art One Museum Drive Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576 Phone: (516) 484-9337 $7, Children under 12 are free Bellmore Railroad Station Festival The Bellmore Railroad Station show features an array of arts & crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Date: 5/23/09 - 5/25/09 Time: 11am - 6pm Bellmore Railroad Station Sunrise Highway Bellmore, NY 11710 Phone: (631) 724-5966 Fax: (631) 724-5967 This is a free event Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show The 2009 Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Air Show's lineup will feature the USAF Thunderbirds as well as some of the best civilian and military aerobatic performers performing today. Date: 5/23/09 - 5/24/09 Time: 10am-3pm Jones Beach State Park Ocean Parkway Wantagh, NY 11793 Phone: 631-321-3510 Event is free, $8 parking East Hampton Memorial Day Parade The Memorial Day Parade is a fun filled day for the whole family. Date: 5/25/09 Main Street East Hampton,NY Phone: (631) 324-0302 Free event Spring Festival Syosset is a beautiful location for this fair of arts, crafts and vendors. Date: 5/30/09 - 5/31/09 Time: 11am - 6pm Syosset Railroad Station Jackson Ave Syosset, NY 11791 Phone: (631) 724-5966 This is a free event Strawberry Festival Benner's Farm presents the highly anticipated Strawberry Festival. Date: 6/6/09 - 6/7/09 Time: Please Contact Benner's Farm 56 Gnarled Hollow Road East Setauket, NY 11733 Phone: (631)689-8172 Smithtown Festival Day Smithtown Day Festival is a fun filled day with events for the whole family. Date: 6/7/09 Time: Please Contact Main Street Smithtown, NY 11787 Phone: (631)979-8069 Free event Long Island Senior Games Seniors, come and have fun and play games. On Friday the 12th of June the times are 9am until 6pm. On Saturday from 8am - 3pm and on Sunday 8am until 2pm. Date: 6/12/09 - 6/14/09 Time: Please See Description Suffolk Community College Western Campus Brentwood, NY 11717 Phone: (631) 851-6900 Please Call For Pricing US Open Golf Championship The U.S. Open, the second-oldest USGA championship by a single day, is the jewel of USGA competitions. The event has evolved into one of the most prestigious championships played with many of the game's greatest players having captured this coveted title. The event is open to professionals and amateurs with a Handicap Index of 1.4 or lower. The Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. Date: 6/15/09 - 6/21/09 Bethpage State Park 99 Quaker Meeting House Road Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone: (516) 249-0701 Please call for more pricing information Star Island Shark Tournament For the 2nd consecutive year the Annual Mako- Thresher Tournament paid out over $160,000 in cash, custom trophies and other prizes. If you're an avid shark fisherman this is one tournament you won't want to miss out on in 2009. Date: 6/18/09 - 6/20/09 Star Island Marina Montauk, NY 11954 Phone: (631) 668-5052 Mattituck Strawberry Festival & Country Fair The annual Mattituck Festival features a carnival, music, games, fireworks, fresh local strawberries, pies, shortcake, and more. Date: 6/19/09-6/21/09 Time: Call for times Festival Fairgrounds North Side of Rt. 48 Mattituck, NY 11952 (631) 298-2222 Please call for pricing information


The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination's travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB&SC contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. For more information about Long Island, please contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission by calling 1-877-586-6654 or visit www.discoverlongisland.com. Press Contact Email: Kmatejka@discoverlongisland.com 330 Motor Parkway, Suite 203, Hauppauge, NY 11788 (631) 951-3900 **Photos Available