The summer has come, and it is almost gone. But it is still giving us a heat wave to contend with this week and one final month of beautiful weather. Let us not waste those precious August days, and instead let’s get out and send the summer off in style!
Try: New beaches are definitely on the list for August! It has been a long time since I have seen anything other than a North Shore beach (with lots of rocks!). It will be nice to explore different beaches on the Island and actually see a wave or two. Jones Beach is always a crowd favorite!
Read: I am looking forward to catching up on some magazine reading this month. Namely, my American University Alumni Magazine and the Long Island Pulse magazine’s 10 year anniversary issue.
See: The Long Island Philharmonics are performing at Heckscher Park in Huntington on August 8th. Every year I intend to go, but seldom make it. This year I have made it a priority and marked my calendar well in advance. Heckscher Park is the venue for great concerts, art exhibits, and theatre productions (this year is the 50th anniversary of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival). Events usually fill up fast, so make sure you get there early or put a blanket down to hold your spot.
Go: My summer just wouldn’t be complete without my annual trip to the Hampton Classic at the end of the month. Even though my horse show days are long behind me, there is something special about going out to Bridgehampton for the day as a spectator. Of course, the fun doesn’t start or end there. My morning usually begins with breakfast at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton (they have the best chocolate chip cookies!) and wraps up in town with some afternoon shopping and sightseeing.
And a day trip to Fire Island is also on the itinerary this month!
Do: Since developing a new found love of art museums, I will be spending the next rainy summer day at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. Located on Long Island’s Gold Coast, the museum houses a permanent collection of over 500 artifacts.
I can’t wait to share some exciting news with you, so make sure you stop over on Monday for details!