2023 Free Long Island Activities for the Summer

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2023 Free Long Island Activities Happening this Summer

If you’re not familiar with Long Island, and all of the fun it offers its residents, you’re in luck today! Long Island summer activities are happening almost every day, so it can be difficult to find what you can do and where. Thankfully, I spend some time to locate and then share all the great stuff happening each summer in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Here’s what’s happening throughout both Long Island counties in the summer of 2023. (Just remember, you do need a town recreation card to enter many of the parks where these events and activities are happening.


Farmingville Flicks

Bring your own seating, and some ice cream money! Movies start at approximately 7pm (DUSK) @ Local Church, 1070 Portion Road, Farmingville


  • 10th:  Encanto
  • 17th: Onward
  • 24th: Super Mario Brothers Movie
  • 31st: Space Jam – A New Legacy

Moriches Chamber of Commerce

Summer concert series on the front lawn of the Clayton Huey Elementary School. Performances from 7pm to 9pm. Bring your own lawn chair.


  • 8th: 95 South
  • 22nd: Milagro


  • 12th: Chain Reaction
  • 26th: High Tide

Nesconset Chamber of Commerce

Summer Concert Series (At The Gazebo, directly across from Nesconset Plaza at 127 Smithtown Blvd.)

JULY (rain dates are the following evenings)

  • 11th: That 70s Band
  • 18th: PUMP (Aerosmith Tribute Band) (RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 30th)
  • 25th: Bon Journey (RESCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 22nd)

AUGUST (rain dates are the following evenings)

  • 1st: Radio Flashback
  • 8th: PANIC! (Dance/Rock Tribute Band)
  • 15th: Southbound – PAWS OF WAR FUNDRAISER
  • 22nd: Bon Journey
  • 30th: PUMP (Aerosmith Tribute Band)

Nesconset Day 2023

Free Event celebrating Nesconset. Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Food Trucks, Crafts, Games & Prizes, Vendors and music. Event is free, but there will be vendors, food and activities that will require payment.

Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 10AM – 5PM

Port Jefferson Village

Movies on the Harbor at Harborfront Park Lawn

Movies start at dusk. Bring your chair and refreshments.


  • 11th: Sing 2 (rain date: 12th)
  • 18th: Here Today (rain date: 19th)


  • 1st: Dream Horse (rain date: 2nd)
  • 8th: In the Heights (rain date: 9th)

Sunset Concerts at Harborfront Park, Performance Stage (6:30 – 8:00pm RAIN. OR SHINE)


  • 5th: The Well Diggers
  • 12th: Quarter Horse
  • 19th: Arbutus & Vine
  • 26th: “Pure Joy” with Paige Patterson


  • 2nd: Roger Street Friedman
  • 9th: The New Students
  • 16th: Teddy Kumpel & Nome Sane?
  • 23rd: Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks
  • 30th: Kaido

Children’s Shows at Harborfront Park, Performance Stage (6pm)


  • 27th: Magic of Reading, Magic Show


  • 3rd: DIDI Maxx DJ Dance Party
  • 17th: Puppet Extravaganza Show

Harborside Concert Series at Harborfront Park, Show Mobile (7pm)


  • 6th: Solid 70s
  • 13th: Bangos
  • 20th: Southbound (country music)


  • 10th: Fleetwood Macked – Tribute Band
  • 24th: Foreign Journey – special guest Randy Jackson, Concert on Ferry Dock

Smithtown Library, The

Concerts start at 7:30pm at the Smithtown building (pre-show at 7pm). Bring your own chairs or blanket for the free concerts.


  •  6th: Just Sixties
  • 13th: One Any Way You Want It (Journey)
  • 20th: One Step Ahead (Greatest Hits)
  • 27th: Penny Lane (Beatles)


  • 3rd: Boardwalk Nights (Jersey Shore Tribute)
  • 10th: The Gold Coast Orchestra (Motown)

Southampton Cultural Center

Concerts in the Park (Most Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)


  • 5th: The Next Level Band
  • 12th: The Lynn Blue Band
  • 19th: Southband
  • 26th: Penny Lane


  • 2nd: The John Fogerty Tribute Project
  • 9th: The Lone Sharks
  • 16th: Strange Magic, ELO Tribute Band
  • 23rd: Damaged Goods
  • 30th: Mean Machine

Town of Islip

All admissions are free for town residents and NON-PERISHABLE food donations are welcome.

MOVIES in the Park (Gates Open at 6:30pm, Movies start at dark)


  • 10th: Minions: The Rise of Gru – Casamento Park, West Islip
  • 24th: Puss in Boots – The Last Wish – Ronkonkoma Beach Park, Ronkonkoma
  • 31st: Lightyear – Islip Grange, Sayville


  • 14th: Jumanji 1995 Original -Casamento Park, West Islip
  • 28th:  The Super Mario Brothers Movie – Islip Grange, Sayville

Drive-in Movies (Gates Open at 6:30pm, Movies start at dark)


  • 17th: Shrek – Holbrook Country Club, Holbrook


  • 7th: DC League of Super Pets – Brookwood Hall, East Islip
  • 21st: Monsters University – Gull Haven Golf Course, Central Islip

Concerts in the Park (Food Trucks at 5:30pm, Concerts start at 7:30pm)


  • 12th: Rich Mahogany (Rock ‘n’ Roll) – Brookwood Hall, East Islip
  • 19th: Foreign Journey (Foreigner/Journey Tribute Band) – Ronkonkoma Beach Park, Ronkonkoma
  • 26th: The Ronald Reagans – Big 80s Shows – Bay Shore Marina, Bay Shore


  • 2nd: 70s Rock Parade – Holbrook Country Club, Holbrook
  • 9th: Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) – Casamento Park, West Islip
  • 16th: Freebird (Lynyrd Skynrd Tribute) – Brookwood Hall, East Islip
  • 23rd: Let It Bleed (Rolling Stones Tribute) – Islip Grange, Sayville
  • 30th: Decadia – Holbrook Country Club, Holbrook

Town of Babylon

Town of Babylon’s Summer Concert Series is held at town parks and beaches for town residents. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Town of Babylon Food Pantry.


  • 27th: Soul Alive at 7:30pm @ Hermann Griem Park
  • 30th: The Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park


  • 6th: Soul Alive at 7:30pm @ Brennan High School
  • 7th: Best Shot – A Tribute to the Music of Pat Benatar at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park
  • 11th: Milagro – The Spirit of Santana at 7:30pm @ Overlook Beach
  • 13th: Strawberry Fields at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park
  • 18th: The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park
  • 25th: Foreign Journey –  The Ultimate Foreigner/Journey Tribute at 7:30pm @ Overlook Beach
  • 28th: Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park
  • 31st: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park


  • 1st: The Chiclettes at 7:30pm @ Overlook Beach
  • 4th: Face 2 Face – A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park
  • 10th: The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute by Rainere Martin at 7:30pm @ Tanner Park

Free Movie Series at Tanner Park Bandshell in Copiague (movies begin after sunset – you bring snacks, chairs and blankets).


  • 17th (rain date: 7-19-2023): The Little Mermaid
  • 24th (rain date: 7-25-2023): Spider-Man Homecoming
  • 31st (rain date: 8-1-2023); Hannah Montana The Movie


  • 7th (rain date: 8-8-2023): Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone

Village of Lindenhurst

Concert series takes place at Village Square Park at the corner of North Wellwood and East Hoffman Avenues. Shows are from 7:30pm to 10:00pm unless otherwise noted. Bring your own seating!


  • 23rd: A Night of Comedy with Ed & Pat and Friends
  • 24th: Day Trippers (Beatles Tribute Band)
  • 30th: The Clusters (Doo-Wop)


  • 1st:  Hip Shot (Classic Rock)
  • 7th: All She Wrote (Classic Rock/Metal Favorites)
  • 8th: Gypsy Felons (Classic Rock)
  • 14th: Abby Normal (Classic and Modern Rock & Roll)
  • 15th: Perfect. Strangers (Folk Rock)
  • 21st: Sweet Suzi Band (Blues/Rock/Standards)
  • 22nd: The Mutant Kings (Decades of Rock & Roll)
  • 28th: Brick Marshal Band (Alternative/Classics)
  • 29th: ALL DAY Festival of LI Musicians (Begins at 2:00 pm)


  • 4th: Ring Around the Sun (Sixties/Seventies Rock)
  • 5th: Stagger Lee (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)
  • 11th: The Abby (Classic Rock)
  • 12th:  Ridler (Hare and Alternative Rock)
  • 18th: Rock Island Sound (Classic Rock)
  • 19th: Johnny Mac Band (Classic Rock)
  • 25th: Naked Truth Band (Classic Rock)
  • 26th: Breslau Bombers (Classic Rock)


  • 1st: B-Squared (All Types)
  • 2nd: Thunder on the Mountain (Acoustic Rock Classics)
  • 3rd: HeatWave (Classic Rock/Oldies)
  • 8th: Jack Ash Band (Classic Rock)
  • 9th: ELVIS LIVE! (Elvis Classics)
  • 15th: Kenn JM (Folk Rock)
  • 16th: Steeling in the Years (Steely Dan Tribute Band)


Cedar Creek Park FREE MOVIES @ 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford

Movies start at dusk.


  • 11th: Frozen
  • 25th: Onward


  • 8th: Sonic the Hedgehog

Chelsea Mansion @ 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich

Movies start at dusk, concerts will be from 7pm to 8:30pm.

CONCERT on August 21st: Chamber Players International

MOVIES in July 2023

  • 17th: Untouchables
  • 24th: Goldfinger
  • 31st: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Grant Park @ 1625 Broadway, Hewlett

Concerts will be from 7pm to 8:30pm.


  • July 18th: Ricky Roche
  • August 1st: Gathering Time

Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell Presented by Catholic Health Summer Concerts

All events take place at Field 4 at the Jones Beach Bandshell. Starts times vary, so visit their Facebook Page to check times.


  • 1st: Neil Forever – Neil Diamond Tribute
  • 2nd: Like a Version – Rock hits from the 90s/2000s
  • 3rd: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 4th: Independence Day
  • 5th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 6th: Pidgie and the Name Droppers
  • 7th: Don Jovi – Bon Jovi Tribute
  • 8th: Fire and Ice – Pat Benatar Tribue
  • 9th: Janis Joplin Experience
  • 10th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 11th: Musicology – School Performance
  • 12th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 13th: Planet of Sound Presents – hosted by Maxwell Peters
  • 14th: Who’s Next – The Who Tribute
  • 16th: Latin Night
  • 17th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 18th: Music for Everyone presents – Mayhem LI
  • 19th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 20th: NY Arts Council presents – Worship on the Water
  • 21st: Misty Mountain – Led Zeppelin Tribute
  • 22nd: Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
  • 23rd: Red Matter – Jam Band
  • 24th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 25th: Stacy Kelly – Kids’ Night
  • 26th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 27th: NY Arts Council presents – Frank Rendo
  • 28th: The John Fogerty Project – CCR/Fogerty Tribute
  • 29th: Radio Flashback – 7os Rock Tribute
  • 30th: Latin Night
  • 31st: MOVIE NIGHT


  • 1st: School of Rock – School Performance
  • 2nd: Line Dancing
  • 3rd: Iridesense, Rob Eberle & Friends
  • 4th: Sir Paul – Paul McCartney/Beatles Tribute
  • 5th: Sharp Dressed Band – ZZ Top Tribute
  • 6th: Latin Night
  • 7th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 8th: MUSIC FOR EVERYONE presents Mayhem LI
  • 9th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 10th: Two of Us: Jeff Lake & Mark Newman
  • 11th: Sir Elton – Elton John Tribute
  • 12th: Kiss the Sky – Jimi Hendrix Tribute
  • 13th: Iriespect – Reggae/Jam
  • 14th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 15th: Musicology – School Performance
  • 16th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 17th: Equilibrium Booking presents Dysfunktone
  • 18th: Capt. Jack – Billy Joel Tribute
  • 19th: Bowie Station – David Bowie Tribute
  • 20th: Last Exit – Pearl Jam Tribute
  • 21st: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 22nd: The Gum Drops – Kids’ Night
  • 23rd: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 24th: Diva and the Bar Band Heroes – Dance Rock
  • 25th: Foreign/Journey – Foreigner/Journey Tribute
  • 26th: Awaken – Yes Tribute
  • 27th: Latin Night
  • 28th: MOVIE NIGHT
  • 29th: Rock-n-Roll U – School Performance
  • 30th: Line Dancing with Elena
  • 31st: CalliopeX Presents Revival, Ahramus Brown, Colliope Wren


  • 1st: Half Step – Grateful Dead Tribute
  • 2nd: Barometer Soup – Jimmy Buffet Tribute
  • 3rd: Allmost Brothers – Allman Brothers Tribute

Lakeside Theatre Concerts

EISENHOWER PARK, FIELD 6 – Concerts take place from 8pm to 10pm unless otherwise noted. Call 516.572.0201 for up-to-date information.


  • 3rd: Indian American Night
  • 4th: Freestyle Show with Judy Torres and Somethin’ Fresh
  • 11th: Israeli Fest, 3pm – 6pm
  • 11th: Harel Skaat, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 15th: Juneteenth Celebration with CL Smooth & Nice and Smooth
  • 17th: E-Street Shuffle
  • 21st: German American Night, 7pm – 9pm
  • 22nd: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes with Antigone Rise, 6:45pm – 10pm
  • 23rd: Gospel Night with The Brown Boys and Gospel Choir
  • 24th: Radio Flashback
  • 28th: Greek American Night
  • 29th: Leon Petruzzi Jazz Band


  • 1st: TD Bank’s Celebrate America Fireworks and Show (RAIN DATE: July 2nd), 7pm – 10pm
  • 3rd: Creole American Night
  • 6th: “RENT” presented by Plaza Productions, 7pm – 10pm
  • 7th: Nassau POPS
  • 8th: Boyz II Men with gospel choir opener
  • 9th: Midtown Men (The Original Cast of Jersey Boys)
  • 13th: 45 RPM
  • 14th: Desert Highway
  • 15th: Chinese American Night
  • 16th: Harry Chapin Day, 3:30pm – 10pm
  • 21st: Lamar Peters (Elvis Tribute) & Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute)
  • 22nd: Lords of 52nd Street with Tory Ramey, 7:30pm – 10pm
  • 23rd: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
  • 27th: Eli Young Band
  • 28th: Dr. K Motown Revue and Chicken Head, 7:30pm – 10pm
  • 29th: Colombian American Night


  • 3rd: Salvadorian American Night
  • 4th: Face to Face
  • 5th: Salute to Veteran featuring CCR Tribute & American Bombshells, 6:30pm – 10pm
  • 6th: Live Children’s Shows – Rainbow Fish and Willy Wonka, 6pm – 8:30pm
  • 7th: Irish American Night
  • 10th: Swingtime Big Band
  • 11th: Bangladeshi American Night
  • 12th: Half Step and Will Sing for Food
  • 13th: Doo Wop Show
  • 17th: Neil Diamond Experience
  • 18th: Disco Unlimited and France Joli
  • 19th: Korean American Night
  • 20th: Pakistani American Night
  • 22nd: Italian American Night
  • 24th: Ukrainian American Night
  • 26th: Southern Rock Fest with Allmost Brothers, Freebird & Bros. & Friends, 7pm – 10pm
  • 27th: Dominican American Night
  • 31st: Turkish American Night


  • 2nd: Latino American Night
  • 3rd: Sugar Ray
  • 11th: 9/11 Remembrance with Christopher Macchio, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Lakeside Theatre Movies

EISENHOWER PARK, FIELD 6 – All movies begin at dusk. Call 516.572.0201 for the most up-to-date information.


  • 5th: Paws of Fury – The Legend of Hank
  • 12th: The Bad Guys
  • 19th: DC League of Super-Pets
  • 26th: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile


  • 2nd: Family Camp
  • 6th: Minions – The Rise of Gru
  • 9th: Uncharted
  • 16th: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • 23rd: Shazam – Fury of the Gods


All concerts are at Field #1 at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted). Enter at 200 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow at Northwell Health Ice Center.


  • 7th: Bob Damato
  • 12th: Vinnie Medugno and the CHICLETTES (4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Lakeside Theatre)
  • 14th: Johnny Avino
  • 21st: Risky Business
  • 28th: Tangerine


  • 5th: Cathy Santaniello
  • 10th: Classics of the Fifties & Sixties (4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Lakeside Theatre)
  • 12th: Blue Angel
  • 19th: Dennis Dell
  • 26th: Joey and he PARADONS


  • 2nd: Stiletto and the Saxman
  • 9th: The Tercels
  • 14th: Classics of the Fifties & Sixties (4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Lakeside Theatre)
  • 16th: Eddie Van Buren
  • 23rd: The Precisions
  • 28th: CONCERT RAINDATE (4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Lakeside Theatre)
  • 30th: Mike D’Amore

North Woodmere Park @ 750 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream

Movies start at dusk.

  • July 18th: Toy Story
  • August 1st: Shrek
  • August 15th: Shazam!

Wantagh Park @ 1 King Road, Wantagh

Concerts start at 7pm and run until 8:30pm

  • August 29th: Barometer Soup

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