Islandwide Events this Weekend
The Special Olympics comes to Hofstra University this weekend (through Sunday, June 19). Nearly 3,000 athletes and coaches will compete in the 2005 Summer Games, which will conclude on Sunday with a Celebration and Victory Dance. Call 212.661.5217 or visit www.nyso.org for more information.
The Strawberry Festival comes to Mattitiuck this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 17 - 19 on Sound Avenue. Festivities include entertainment, craft vendors and displays. Strawberry pie, chocolate-covered strawberries, jam and more also featured. Call 631.298.2222 or visit The 51st Annual Strawberry Festival.
WALLED GARDEN TEA
Old Westbury Gardens hosts a Walled Garden Tea on Saturday, June 18 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a gracious afternoon of learning how the Walled Garden has developed. After the tour, an outdoor tea served just outside the garden gates. Registration is limited for this event, and the raindate is June 25. Call 516.333.0048 ext. 301 or visit www.oldwestburygardens.org.
The Amityville Fire Department's 100th anniversary carnival takes place on West Oak Street in Amityville from Friday, June 17 through Saturday June 18. P-O-P unlimited rides, fireworks on Saturday night. Call 1.800.464.1448 for details.