Long Island Nonprofit Events August 2020

From paddleboarding events to Beachstock, there are plenty of fun ways to support good local causes this month.

Pols Propose Renaming Nassau Police Headquarters For First Black Commissioner

Nassau County lawmaker proposed renaming the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters in Mineola in honor of the department’s first Black commissioner, William J. Willett.

Trump Tweets Support For Long Island Pizzeria Amid Flag Controversy

President Donald Trump tweeted support Thursday for a Long Island pizzeria that was subject of a local Facebook controversy after a customer complained about the store flying a “Keep America Great” flag.

Dog In Shelter Over 500 Days Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

There’s no better way to spend the dog days of summer with a new furry friend. All of these cats and dogs have their bags packed and ready to head home with you today!

Huntington Musician Pens New Tune To Support COVID-19 Relief Effort

An up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Huntington recently wrote a moving new tune about people who have persevered through the coronavirus pandemic to help raise money for the nonprofit United Way of Long Island. 

Long Island Shark Week Continues With Fifth Consecutive Day of Shark Sightings

A shark sighting off the coast of South Shore Long Island was reported Friday for the fifth day in a row, prompting the Town of Hempstead to close off swimming from Civic Beach to Town Park Lido West Beach.

7 Tips For Living in Small Spaces

A small space can be a plus in many ways, spurring creativity, quality, and living lightly — and it’s certainly easier to clean. 

The Book Fairies Hosting Virtual Read-a-Thon in August

The Book Fairies, a Freeport-based nonprofit that donates reading materials for those in need, is hosting a virtual Read-a-Thon in August to engage kids after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted their education.

Who Makes The Best Milkshake on Long Island?

A classic milkshake can be enjoyed all-year round whether you dip it in fries or enjoy it as a refreshing summer dessert. But who makes the best milkshake on Long Island?

Shark Patrols Launch on 3rd Straight Day of Shark Sightings on Long Island

The Nassau County Police Department launched helicopters to perform shark patrols along South Shore Long Island beaches amidst a third consecutive day of shark sightings. 

Cuomo Adds 3 More States, D.C., and Puerto Rico To Travel Advisory

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ordered those arriving in New York from an additional three states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

NY Probes Social Distancing Violations at Hamptons Drive-In Concert

Safe and Sound, a benefit concert Saturday that The Chainsmokers headlined in the Hamptons, may not have been so safe after all, prompting a New York State probe of alleged social distancing violations.