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Fun and Free Events on Long Island this April and May

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Here are the best events you can enjoy in the next couple of months - without having to pay!

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Free is always better. Luckily for us, Long Island has plenty to offer in the way of free events. Now that the weather is (finally) starting to warm up, many of these events will be outside. Take the opportunity to put your winter coat away and enjoy some fresh air.
 
Here are some of the best free events you will find on Long Island in April and May this year:
 
Community Crafters
April 1 at 6 p.m.
Westbury Library, Westbury
Meet other crafter while working on your own projects. Takes place the first Thursday of every month.
 
Film: The Time Traveller’s Wife
April 3 at 2 p.m.
Hampton Bays Public Library, Hampton Bays
Enjoy a free screening of this romantic movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, rated PG-13.
 
Easter Vintage Car Exhibit and Parade
April 5 at 10 a.m.
Parking field between 9th and 10th streets, Garden City
This exhibit will feature cars 25 years and older. Easter parade begins at 1 p.m.
 
Living Healthy Workshop Series
April 7 - May 12, 10:30 a.m.
12 Research Way, East Setauket
Learn how to improve your health and your life. This is a six week series, taking place every Tuesday through May 12. There is no charge, but you must sign up for the full six weeks.
 
Manhasset Spring Festival
April 11 and 12
Manhasset Park District Main Lot, Manhasset
Tons of booths, crafts, artists, food and more at this annual event.
 
Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Exotic Car Show
April 12, 10 a.m.
Kennedy Plaza, Long Beach
Some of the most respected exotic car collection will be on display, featuring Porsches, Jaguars, Bentleys and more.
 
100 Women Who Care About Long Island
April 14 at 6:20 p.m.
Jewel Restaurant, Melville
With a $100 donation, you can make a difference by taking part in this group that donates money to local, pre-qualified, random charities.
 
Rockville Centre Spring Festival
April 18 and 19
Municipal Lot on Sunrise Highway and Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre
Check out some of the different booths and family-friendly artists that will be set up all weekend in Rockville Centre.
 
NIS Walk-a-Thon
April 19 at 11 a.m.
Shorefront Park, Patchogue
The New Interdisciplinary School is a preschool that serves students with special needs. Their walk-a-thin will feature children’s activities, vendors and more.
 
25th Annual Islip Town Earth Day Celebration
April 25 at 11 a.m.
Gillette Park, Sayville
Live music, educational workshops, demonstrations and more will be featured at this Earth Day celebration.
 
Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane?
April 30 at 7 p.m.
Axinn Library, Hempstead
This symposium will feature experts discussing the effects of Hurricane Sandy and how we can prepare for the next major storm.
 
25th Annual Lindenhurst Spring Festival
May 1 - May 3
Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst
Plenty of vendors, artists, crafters and food will be set up all weekend long.
 
Long Beach Boardwalk and Street Fair
May 2 and 3
Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach
Check out the featured vendors at this year’s fair while enjoying a walk along the beach.
 
Hofstra Dutch Family Festival
May 9 at 11 a.m.
Hofstra University, South Campus, Hempstead
Plenty of performances, art exhibits and demonstrations. There will also be carnival rides and games for children.
 
Port Jefferson Health and Wellness Expo
May 9 at 9 a.m.
Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, Port Jefferson
Health screenings, seminars, demonstrations and more will be offered for free at this family-friendly event.
 
Walk in the Woods
May 17 at 12 p.m.
SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury
Take a tour and learn about the fascinating plant community on Old Westbury’s 300-acre campus.
 
Rockville Centre Spring Festival
May 30 and 31
Municipal Lot on Sunrise Highway and Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre
This will be Rockville Centre’s second Spring festival of the year.
 
New York Portugal Day Parade
May 31 at 11 a.m.
Mineola Portugese Center, Mineola
Celebrate Portugese culture and heritage by taking part in this parade that will start in front of the Mineola Portugese Center and end on Union Street.
 
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