Friends of the Arts Concert Series
Article courtesy of EastofNYC.com

One of the best-kept secrets on the island is the Friends of the Arts Concert Series located at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville (www.fotapresents.org. For years, the best-known acts in jazz and rock have been playing to excited crowds at the Arboretum. What makes these concerts so unique is that you can have the option to watch from the open-air lawn or under the tent in front of the stage. Bring a towel or a beach chair and relax to some of the best music in the world. From June 10 - August 31 of this year acts such as Wynton Marsalis, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Hootie and the Blowfish will be performing. Located on over four hundred sprawling acres on the Gold Coast of Long Island, the backdrop for the concert couldn’t be more scenic and historic. Be sure to check out the Arboretum while you’re there for a seldom seen assortment of flowers in the many greenhouses and gardens of the former Coe Estate that is now a museum.