Fun Things to Do on Long Island on May the 4th

Sure you can sit home and binge Star Wars on Disney + or your trusty old VHS tapes but let’s be real, we do that all the time anyway. To really celebrate May the 4th this year we want to do something special. Maybe even outdoors. With people. Below we assembled just a few suggestions on what to do on Saturday to celebrate May the 4th in 2024.

Free Comic Book Day – May the 4th happens to coincide with Free Comic Book Day this year. Double geeky goodness in one day! Click here to find out all the specials that comic book shops across Long Island are running on FCBD. In addition, the 501st Legion will also be at 4th World Comics in Smithtown taking pics to celebrate May The 4th! Darth Vader will be visiting Grasshopper’s Comics in Williston Park.

The Skywalker Saga 23-hour May The 4th Marathon – A 23-hour Star Wars movie marathon at Showcase Cinemas’ Island 16: Cinema De Lux in Holtsville. The theater will be the only one on Long Island to host a marathon. So ditch the DVD and get tickets to a real movie theater to enjoy our favorite space opera in all its glory. Marathon guests will enjoy: A limited edition poster and keepsake badge, Star Wars-themed menu offerings including signature cocktails, and 25% off food and beverage purchases throughout the marathon (excluding tax, gratuity and alcohol). Click here for tickets.

Spring Galaxies Far, Far Away… At Custer Institute and Observatory – Spring is the season of renewal, rejuvenation, growth and galaxies…lots and lots of galaxies! What better way to celebrate May the Fourth than at Custer Observatory’s first night sky tour of 2024! Join stargazing lecturer Randall DiGiuseppe of the Custer Institute & Observatory as he guides you through a multitude of galaxies far, far away including the Leo Triplet, galactic marvels of the Virgo Cluster and the Sombrero Galaxy. Click here for more details and tickets.

May the 4th 4K Run – Join the dark side at Cedar Creek Park for this 4K or Obi-One K Fun Run! Race at light speeds or walk your way to this galactical finish! Pretend you’re being chased by a Rancor. It makes it more fun. Held at Cedar Creek Park Field 4, 3340 Merrick Road in Seaford. Click here to sign up.

May the 4th Be With You Beach Cleanup in Long Beach – Come down and volunteer. They provide all supplies needed for the day like (garbage bags, protective gloves, sanitizer, garbage pickers and nets). Feel free to wear your favorite Star Wars shirt or costume! It’s perfect. You can go as a stormtrooper and everytime you find something, pick it up and say, “Look sir! Droids!” Click here for all the deets.

MastiCon – Being held on May the 4th this year, MastiCon will have lots of geek culture plus the 501st Legion will be there. Click here for details.

Star Wars Day at Yankee Stadium – Okay. This is not on Long Island but it’s pretty cool if you’re a Yankee fan and a Star Wars fan. The first 18,000 guests at the stadium will receive a Gerrit Cole Jedi Bobblehead! Click here for tickets to the game. If you’re a Mets fan, then the Force is not with you because they’re out of town on Saturday.

2nd Annual Long Island Fairy Festival – If you happen to be sick of Star Wars and want something completely different (Seriously, who are these people? Do they even exist?), then head to Sands Point Preserve for the LI Fairy Festival. As a nature preserve with four major ecosystems – forest, pond, meadow and beach – the Sands Point Preserve is perfectly situated for a celebration that combines a passion for the natural environment with a sprinkling of fairy magic! I mean you COULD go in Star Wars cosplay. Who’s gonna stop you? Click here for more.