Making the Most of (What’s Left of) Summer 2022

We hope you’re having a fabulous Summer 2022 on Long Island. We also hope that inflation isn’t getting you down (if it is, please check out our recent article, Doing Your Part to Fight Inflation This Summer, on the Maidenbaum blog).

Time tends to fly at this time of year, but you can still pack a lot of Summer fun into the next four weeks and you don’t have to spend a ton of money doing so. Here are a handful of great, free events you can get to in August that should make your Summer 2022 memorable.

Enjoy Free Music Concerts at Eisenhower Park
On Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of August, you can enjoy top-notch music concerts at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater at Field #6 in East Meadow that run from 8 to 10 PM. In the mood for a music event happening earlier in the day? On Wednesdays throughout August, at Field #1, a series of noontime concerts will also be held. These events are all free!

Bang a Drum in Freeport
If you’ve never banged a drum in public with other drummers, you owe it to yourself to find out how much fun – and stress-relieving – this activity can be. On August 3rd and August 10th, you can do exactly that, thanks to professional George Schultze, who, with the backing of the Freeport Memorial Library, conducts Adult Drumming on the Nautical Mile, an hour-long outdoor drum session designed to get drummers – of any skill and age – get firmly into the groove. Spaces are limited, so if you’d like to register for this event, do so at: the Freeport Memorial Library’s website.

Enjoy Fresh Farm-to-Table Produce at the Oyster Bay Market
On Sunday, August 7th, and Sunday, August 21st, from 11 AM to 3 PM, the Oyster Bay Market will offer fresh, farm-to-table produce, food prepared by local artisans, bakers, and local businesspeople. It’s a great way to sample delicious food and support the many good folks on Long Island who labor to bring us these marvels. The Oyster Bay Market is located at the Municipal Lot at 74 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. For more information, go to:

Plant a Time Capsule for Walt Whitman in Huntington Station
On Friday, August 5th, at 1 PM, the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association will be burying a time capsule which will be opened up on the 250th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 2069. The capsule will contain Whitman memorabilia, related artifacts, written historic texts, books, and newspaper articles of the current times reflecting significant economic, political, or social news events. The Walt Whitman Museum is open for tours each day, from 11 AM to 4 PM and no reservation is needed for in-person visits. For more details, check out the Museum’s website at:

Admire Great Automobiles of the Past at North Hempstead Beach Park
If you own an antique car that you want to show – or just want to admire dozens of fabulous classic Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, and other classic autos – North Hempstead Beach Park is the place to be on Monday, August 22nd. From 10 AM to 2 PM, the FunDay Monday Annual Antique Car Show will be happening. All makes of vehicles are welcome, there’s no fee for show cars, and no pre-registration. (The show recommends that you show up early if you’d like to register your own car.) For more information, go to:

We hope these suggestions will let you squeeze a bit more joy from Summer 2022. If you’re looking for additional fun things to do on Long Island while on a budget, check out 7 Great 1-Day Micro-Vacations on Long Island on the Maidenbaum blog.

And don’t forget, the end of Summer means the start of the next tax grievance season. So, you’ll soon be hearing from Maidenbaum again, reminding you that September 1st is the first day that you can authorize Maidenbaum to handle your 2024/25 tax grievance.

See you in September!