SUFFOLK COUNTY

How to celebrate Fourth of July local

Glenn Rohrbacker
Posted 7/2/20

New Yorkers have done a lot to contain the spread of COVID-19, and are now inching to get back to normalcy and enjoy the summer. Well, it won’t be a typical Fourth of July, but there are …

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SUFFOLK COUNTY

How to celebrate Fourth of July local

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New Yorkers have done a lot to contain the spread of COVID-19, and are now inching to get back to normalcy and enjoy the summer. Well, it won’t be a typical Fourth of July, but there are events happening that can still make it feel like a celebration.

Sundays in the Streets

Patchogue’s newest event shuts down the street and opens up the dining room. Restaurants will be able to expand their outdoor seating onto Main Street on Sundays for patrons to come and enjoy a meal. Most restaurants are participating, and reservations are required, with the first being at noon and the last at 7 p.m. For a list of participating restaurants and more information, visit www.patchogue.com.

Bellport Nights

The Bellport Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first shopping event of the summer, inviting people to come down to Main Street and shop outdoors with live music. The event is an opportunity for local shops to see more customers after being closed for several months. For the restaurants, advanced reservations are recommended. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and again on July 17.

Catch a drive-in movie

You may not be able to head inside the Gateway Theatre for their typical summer performances, but you can drive up beside the theatre for a drive-in movie. The Gateway’s outdoor drive-in theatre will be showing “Back to the Future III” on July 2 starting at 9 p.m. Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 will be Jurassic Park at 9 p.m. And on Sunday, July 5, they will be showing “Little Shop of Horrors,” also at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per vehicle to see the two classic movies. For tickets and more information, visit www.thegateway.org.

Alive After Five

The popular summer event in Pat- chogue is now going virtual. On Thursday, July 2 from 5 to 10 p.m., there will be livestreamed bands performing on the stage of the Patchogue Theatre, including Laurie Anne Creus, Drop the 4, Nicolls Road and Aqua Cherry. You can enjoy a bar crawl special with food from BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant, That Meetball Place, The Better Man Distilling Co. and The Cheese Patch. There will also be “crawl” activities for families with local restaurants, and an arts stage pre-recorded lineup. Families can also tune into the Patchogue-Medford Library for entertainment and activities. For the full lineup and more information, visit www. patchogue.com.

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