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September is the ninth month of the year, one of 4 months with 30 days. The astronomical fall (Northern Hemisphere) 2016 begins on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

The September birthstone is the sapphire. The birth flowers are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster.  The zodiac signs for the month for September are Virgo and Libra.

The new moon will be on September 1 and the full moon on September 16, 2016:

1Back to School

September is here and it’s the start of another year. Some of us are dreading this, while others look forward to the new scholastic year!

2Football Season Begins!

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4Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts 9/3-4

Join us this Labor Day weekend of September 3-4, 2016 in Westhampton Beach for the 8th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts.  Saturday and Sunday the Great Lawn across from St. Mark’s Church will blossom with a tapestry of artwork brought to Westhampton Beach by a spectacular cast of national and international artists.

The 8th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts has emerged as one of America’s Top 50 fine art events.  This reflects both the artistic talents of the artisans and the extraordinary support from the residents and visitors to eastern Long Island.

Come explore the world of art in the breathtaking creations of painters, jewelers, sculptors, photographers, mixed-media and fiber artists, also creations of glass, ceramic, metal and wood. Purchase spectacular art for your home and office or commission a piece specifically for you! Become an art collector and discover something about yourself!

5Southampton Antique Fair 9/4 

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

6Labor Day Weekend 9/5

Take in the last of the summer fun at the beach, get everyone together, light the grill and enjoy the last days of summer as we begin to welcome the new season.

A Great End of Summer Tradition at the largest and oldest Italian festival in Nassau County!

baby-1093759_6404th Annual LEGO Building Contest & Exhibit

Calling all Lego lovers and creative minds!  

Enter our 4th Annual Lego Building Contest to show off your creations and gain a chance to win a prize!  Contestants must submit an entry form by Monday, September 5 to reserve a spot.  See our flyer for full details.

Come see all the amazing creations on display from Saturday, September 17 thru Sunday, October 16 to vote for your fan favorite with your paid admission ballot!  Exhibit admission is $4 adults and $2 for children.

There will be a special Celebration on October 16th, where prizes will be awarded and all creations will need to be picked up.  The fan favorite will be announced at the end of the competition on our Stony Brook Village Center Facebook page.

Location: Educational & Cultural Center 631-689-5888

9Town of North Hempstead to Host 3rd Annual BeachFeast 9/17 

BeachFeast will feature food trucks, wine and beer, a classic car show and live music along the boardwalk at North Hempstead Beach Park.
“BeachFeast is a great opportunity to enjoy one last day on the beach this summer season,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “I am looking forward to joining our residents and sampling selections from delicious food vendors and enjoying music from this year’s incredible performers.”
This year’s BeachFeast will feature live music by three bands. Jessie’s Girl, an 80’s cover band, Kamellot, a classic rock band, and Tiger Rose, a Jerry Garcia Tribute band. Residents will be able to purchase an eclectic mix of culinary delights as well as spirits from vendors. There will also be a classic car show along the boardwalk and the GameTruck will provide video games for children and will be broadcasting college football games.

The event is free of charge, with a parking fee of $10 in cash or $7 paid by debit or credit. For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.

1024th Annual Italian Festival at Hofstra University 9/18

Festivals

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
South Campus
Outdoors, Rain or Shine!

The Italian Experience has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, celebrating Italy’s gifts of culture, education and commerce to America.

Each year Hofstra presents an Italian festival, drawing thousands of people from the tristate area. Unlike any other Italian festival, the Hofstra celebration emphasizes the many Italian contributions to American culture.

The festival features food, vendors, handmade crafts, exhibits by cultural organizations, music, dance, poetry and much more for the entire family to enjoy!

Children’s Activities include: Bounce House, Puppet Show, Face-Painting and Magic Show.

For program information call the Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582.
For vendor information, call (516) 463-6504

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11National Cheeseburger Day 9/18

In observance of this very important day, it is your duty to go out and experience Long Island’s best. Check out our top 5 Burgers in Long Island here.

Long Island Maritime Museum 2016 Kite Festival at Long Island Maritime Museum in 88 West Avenue, West Sayville.

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From the earliest settlers who farmed shellfish and built dugout canoes, to residents and visitors of today who enjoy sunny beaches and world-class boating, Long Island’s story is inextricably linked with the sea.

13Start of Fall 9/22

It’s official, fall is here! Get out and enjoy the beginning of this amazing time of year! Take a walk to commensurate the changing of temperature and enjoy the beautiful colors that will envelop your world!

15Long Beach Street Fair at the Boardwalk 9/24-25

The Long Beach Street Fairs on the Boardwalk are produced in association with the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Vendors will be set up on the boardwalk from Long Beach Blvd to Edwards Road.
Ample free parking is available in the parking lot on Broadway at the boardwalk between Riverside Blvd and and Edwards Road.

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Maria Greco is a Long Island native and lives on the south shore of LI with her family. She maintains and runs LIFinds.com and is the Digital Media and Design Strategist for Discover Long Island, the official tourism agency for Long Island.

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