The only athlete who made the cut by February was Bora Gulari, a skipper on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team who's formerly from Long Island and now living in Detroit. Syosset native, WNBA all star and three-time gold medalist Sue Bird is expected to make the US women’s basketball team once the roster is finalized. Other locals facing Olympic trials on the road to Rio include 2012 Olympic racewalker Maria Michta-Coffey of Farmingville, boxer Cam Awesome of Uniondale as well as soccer players Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre and Allie Long of Huntington.
Gwar rocks The Paramount, Jay & The Americans serenade Suffolk Theatre, Shahkar gets The Space at Westbury dancing, & Helmet hits Revolution Bar, plus much more this week on Long Island!
The country trio evoked chants of "USA!" during an emotional, rainy show in Farmingville.
Here's what's up for the Independence Day weekend.