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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces June Events At County Park Facilities

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the schedule of events for the month of June at Suffolk County Department of Parks facilities. After record attendance of more than 25,000 visitors at County Parks over Memorial Day week, the various events this month aim to continue to promote Suffolk’s robust network of pristine parks.

   “With summer right around the corner, our parks are gearing up for yet another successful season of family fun,”said County Executive Bellone. “Whether you want to enjoy the day outdoors, catch a show, or spend the day learning a little history, this month there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

  Throughout the entire month of June, Weekend Walking Tours will be taking place on Saturdays and Sundays at three separate County locations, including Meadow Croft Estate from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sagtikos Manor from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. 

  Additionally, every second day and last Sunday of the Month from June through October, Long Island Live Steamers will be offering rides on miniature steam trains through the wooded trails at Southaven County Park. Tickets are required to ride and while tickets remain free, donations will be accepted.

Upcoming County Parks Events

LI2Day 13.1 Mile Walk

Smith Point County Park, Shirley

Saturday, June 8 – 7:00 AM

LI2DAY funds programs that encompass multi-cultural, socioeconomic and age-specific populations. The programs funded over the last 15 years have grown to include counseling services specifically designed for children and teens affected by their parent/guardian’s breast cancer, as well as Hospice programs that provide comfort and dignity to the patients and their families at the end-stage-of-life. 

Mission 22 Dog Tag Run

Gardiner County Park, Bay Shore

Saturday, June 8 – 9:00 AM

The 2.2 Mile Run, part of Suffolk County Veteran Run Series, works to combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. 

Meditation Under the Stars

Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport

Saturday, June 8 – 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Pop Up Prana Yoga will offer Meditation under the Stars in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium. 

Tai Chi on the Dock

Long Island Maritime Museum, West Sayville

June 11, June 18, June 25 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts. Improve balance, agility, strength and coordination. This unique series will help you flow through your everyday life. Class fee is $50 per series.

The Bachelorette Production

The Carriage House Theater at the Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport

Friday, June 14 8:00 PM

The Carriage House Players Main Stage production of Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette will open on Friday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. All performances are given in the Carriage House Theater at the Vanderbilt Museum. 

Sagtikos Manor Historical Society Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles Show

Sagtikos Manor at Great Lawn

Sunday, June 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Featuring over 30 Vendors, Raffles, & Plant Sales. Manor House Tours fees discounted. Rain date: June 23rd

Summer Solstice Yoga Flow

Vanderbilt Museum at Rose Garden, Centerport

Friday, June 21 6:30 PM -8:15 PM:

Pop Up Prana Yoga will offer Summer Solstice Yoga Flow in the Vanderbilt Museum Rose Garden. 

A Morning for FamiliesExclusively for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport

Saturday, June 22 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This is an event for children and adults with special needs and their families.  Activities include an open planetarium, sensory garden, hands-on examination of preserved shells, corals, horns, and teeth, natural history gallery exploration, therapy dogs, and solar observation.

Strong Warrior Bear Walkathon

Gardiner County Park, Bay Shore

Sunday, June 22 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Strong Warrior Bear Walk for Cancer Fundraiser for support of the Camp Adventure Program offered by Kids Need More.

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