Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With this weekend unofficially marking the end of summer—fall technically starts Sept. 22—Labor Day festivities are the last chance for Long Islanders to revel in peak beach season.What better way to celebrate a holiday—held the first Monday of every September—that honors the achievements of American workers then by spending the last weekend of summer relaxing?We’ve compiled this list of ideas to do just that. Instead of running out the clock on summer BBQ hopping as usual, mix it up with something different this Labor Day, like any one of these local events.44th Mother Cabrini FeastSuffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood. mothercabrinifestival.org 4 p.m. September 2-7.69th Shinnecock Annual PowwowShinnecock Indian Nation, 1 Little Church Street, Southampton 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday Sept 4-7.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Aziz Ansari & Amy SchumerNikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $45. 5:15 p.m. September 4.Westhampton Beach 7th Annual Festival of the ArtsWesthampton Great Lawn Great Lawn, Main Street, Westhampton Beach. paragonartevents.com/westhamptom. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 5-6.Seaford FestivalLong Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Hwy., Seaford. 11 a.m-6 p.m. September 5-7Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival5 Barclay St, Huntington Station, Huntington. lighthousemusicfest.com 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. September 5.Eisenhower Park Craft & Gift ShowEisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. September 5-6.Long Island Sound ChampionshipParchment Yacht Club, Babylon. September 6-7Cold Spring Harbor Car ShowMain Street (Route 25A) coldspringharborvillage.org 10 a.m- 4 p.m. September 6.Chabad’s Famous Backyard BBQ13 Woods Lane, East Hampton. chabadofthehamptons.com $30 adults/$15 children. 5 p.m-8 p.m. September 6Garden City Country Club-Labor Day BBQ206 Stewart Ave, Garden City. gardencitycountryclub.org September 6.Long Beach Labor Day McAvoy RunRiverside Boulevard, Long Beach. 8 a.m. September 7America’s Love Affair with the MotorcycleThe Ward Melville Heritage Organization, 97P Main Street, Stony Brook. stonybrookvillage.com $5, $3 for children under 12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 7.Labor Day BBQ Manhasset Bay Yacht Club455 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 manhassetbayyc.org 4:30 p.m. September 7.
Mumbai: Fifteen years ago, when ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant, then not so well-known, was in urgent need of funds to participate in a shooting world championship in Germany, the then Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar became her ray of hope.The support not only enabled the shooter from Kolhapur in Maharashtra to participate in the competition in 2005, but also became a turning point in her career as she scaled new heights thereafter, Sawant told PTI. Her only regret now is that she could not thank the chief minister enough for his generosity which made a big contribution in her life and shooting career.“It was a brief meeting with Parrikar along with family friend and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil. I told Parrikar about the amount I required for the tournament. He promptly signed a cheque for the same,” the ace shooter said. “The amount was around Rs 1 lakh and it was the most needed help for me that changed my entire career,” she said.It helped Sawant move ahead as she scored 397 and 396 points out of 400, comfortably securing a place among the mainstream shooters to represent India in future international tournaments. She later became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships, with a world-record equalling score in the 50m rifle prone event in 2010 in Germany. After 2006, Sawant has won several gold and other medals in international championships.Also Read | MS Dhoni shenanigans light up Chepauk in Chennai Super Kings practice before IPL 2019“I could do it only because of two people. First, Manohar Parrikar for his trust and financial support, and then Chandrakant Patil, who took my case to Parrikar,” she said. She said after the early success in her career, she received offers for a job in the Goa government and financial help for travel and training expenses till she wanted to play.Sawant is now an officer in Maharashtra government. “I regret that I could never thank Parrikar properly’’. for his contribution in my life and career,” the shooter said while expressing grief over his demise. When contacted, Patil, Maharashtra’s revenue minister, said he shared close ties with Parrikar. He said when Sawant approached him, Parrikar’s name came to his mind and he called him.“He was like that (generous). In case of Tejaswini, Parrikar helped her in his own capacity. He didn’t use government money (to give her). He spent from his pocket but never brought up the issue in our subsequent conversations,” Patil recalled. For all the Latest Sports News News, Shooting News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.