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Town Of Smithtown Live Music Series Kicks Off Summer

The Town of Smithtown Recreation Department kicked off the start of Summer with the first weekend of free outdoor live music at Long Beach and Hoyt Farm. The Summer Concert Series features a vast selection of genres, from doo wop and classic rock, to billboard hits from some of the best tribute bands on Long Island. On Friday nights, residents can enjoy live music at Long Beach in Nissequogue beginning at 7PM. On Sundays, residents can head over to Hoyt Farm in Commack for another fantastic evening of music starting at 7PM.

“This is the best part of year… Every Friday & Sunday night, hundreds of local families pack up the car and head out to our flagship park and beach; both of which have just been renovated, to enjoy great music, good company and take in all that makes Smithtown such a special place to live. I want to thank our incredible Recreation Department, led by Tom McCaffrey for putting together another stellar season of entertainment for the community. Also, I am deeply grateful to the Smithtown Parks Department, led by Joe Arico, for working overtime to get the parks ready for the season, and for the tireless hours they devote to cleaning the facilities after each event. If you haven’t experienced a night out at Hoyt or Long Beach… I highly recommend you bring the family down and enjoy in the memories.” – Supervisor Ed Wehrheim

Movie Night at Hoyt Farm: Families with young children can enjoy a special Movie Night at Hoyt Farm on Sunday July 14th. The Disney and Pixar blockbuster “Elementals” will light up the night sky on a jumbo outdoor movie screen starting at 8PM. It’s recommended that families arrive early and bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the evening in style.

Concerts are open to Smithtown residents on a first-come, first-served basis. A Town parking sticker is required upon entering Long Beach and Hoyt Farm. Residents are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic dinners. Handicap parking is available. Download the Town of Smithtown Mobile App (free on google play and the apple app store) for updates on if town park parking reaches capacity during these events and on busy weekends.

Concert Schedules:
Long Beach: Fridays at 7PM (RAIN DATE: Friday, August 23rd)
Friday, June 21st- Ed Travers Band (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
Friday, June 28th- Cold Spring Harbor Band (Billy Joel Tribute)
Friday, July 5th- At The Max (90’s Cover Band)
Friday, July 12th- Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute)
Friday, July 19th- The Dedications (Classic 50’s/60’s Band)
Friday, July 26th- Bangos NYC (Bangos/GoGo’s Tribute)
Friday, August 2nd- Kerry Kearney (Blues Band)
Friday, August 9th- Guilty Pleasures (80’s Band)
Friday, August 16th- Dock Holiday (Pop/Country Band)

Hoyt Farm: Sundays at 7PM (Raindates: August 18th & 25th)
Sunday, June 23rd- Fleetwood Macked (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
Sunday, June 30th- Southbound (Country Night)
Sunday, July 7th- Sons of Skynard (Leonard Skynard Tribute)
Sunday, July 14th- Movie Night “ELEMENTAL” (rated PG) *8:00PM start time
Sunday, July 21st- The Dedications (Classic 50’s/60’s)
Sunday, July 28th- Radio Flashback (70’s/80’s)
Sunday, August 4th- Pamela Betti (Honky Tonk)
Sunday, August 11th- Foreign Journey w/ Randy Jackson (Foreigner/Journey Tribute)

*Drive-In Movie Night at the Beach: Also on the calendar this year is a Drive-in Style Movie Night on the Beach, at the award-winning newly renovated Callahan’s Beach. The Smithtown Recreation Department will host a Big Screen Outdoor Movie event featuring “The Goonies” a classic 1980s blockbuster from Steven Spielberg. This is a flashback to the old drive-in movie theater days you won’t want to miss with the whole family. NOTE: Admission is $20 per car. Residents are encouraged to register early as space is limited! To register Click Here or visit, click the Summer Recreation button on the homepage and type in “Goonies” in the search bar.

Photos: Town of Smithtown

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