Belmont Stakes Weekend Events Guide 6/6/14 Edition

Between the Belmont Stakes and the beautiful weather that’s forecasted, there are plenty of options for having fun in and around GC this weekend. Whether you’re into horse racing, flea markets or festivals, you will have a lot to choose from!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know that California Chrome (winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness) is shooting for the first Triple Crown since 1978. In honor of the Stakes, GC’s Belmont Festival will take place on Seventh St. this Friday, June 6th from 6pm-10pm. Come for some fun with your community- live music, food, entertainment, pony rides, games, face painting and more.  

On Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th BK Sweeney’s Uptown Grille will have great bar specials (try a Belmont Breeze!), betting and giveaways. Live music on Friday. 

Capo Ristorante of Floral Park will have Belmont Drink Specials on Friday and Saturday. Plus, every purchase gets a $1 bet slip for California Chrome! Let them cater your Belmont Race party- just ask for the special Belmont catering package (since all tickets for dining options at Belmont are sold out, having your own party may be the right move). 

Revel on Franklin Ave is showing their Belmont Spirit with happy hour all day on Friday June 6th from open to close! On Saturday June 7th they’ll have drink specials, along with their usual happy hour, until 7pm. Look for Jim, Revel’s owner, at the Seventh St. Belmont Festival Friday night handing out coupons for free giveaways!

As of Thursday night, the excitement has already begun at the GC Hotel. The Polo Lounge kicked off a special cocktail list (try a Belmont Jewel- yum!) Thursday night that will run through all of Saturday, June 7th. Be sure to stop by after the Belmont Stakes Saturday night. Inside scoop is that the horse owners and jockeys are staying in-house. Perhaps this is the place to be on Saturday night after the race… 
The Garden City Historical Society is holding their annual Flea Market on Saturday, Jun 7th from 9am-4pm at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City on the Historical Society Museum grounds.
The Belmont Stakes Tulip Ave Street Fair in Floral Park will take place on Sunday, June 8th from 2pm-7pm. Live bands, entertainment, face painting, clowns, food and more.
Street Fair on the Green is at Eisenhower Park, Field 8. Saturday June 7th – Sunday June 8th. 10am-5pm.

The Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer walk is June 8th and June 9th at Smith Point County Park. Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk – About The Walk
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