How to Throw a Long Island Themed Triple Crown Party

How to Throw a Long Island Themed Triple Crown Party
6th June 2018 James Brooke

How to Throw a Long Island Themed Triple Crown Party

With the 150th Running of The Belmont Stakes fast approaching and Justify poised to take home a Triple Crown win – why not throw your own epic Long Island themed bash.

Long Island is delighted to announce that the 150th Running of The Belmont Stakes (June 7th-9th) just got even more exciting with Justify winning The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness and now vying for a Triple Crown win on June 9th. However, those that cannot make it to Long Island to experience Belmont Park in person need not fear: why not throw a Long Island-style Triple Crown Party from afar. Here are some of the Discover Long Island team’s very best tips for a Belmont Stakes party to remember:

Pick Your Theme: The Gold Coast Mansions of Long Island define the opulent party lifestyle of the Roaring 20s. It’s even thought that they were the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Look no further, your party theme is here. Perfect for a super classy Triple Crown Party, fancy hats included!

Pick Your Music: If there is one thing Long Islander’s cherish, its Billy Joel. The lifelong Island resident has moved millions with his music and these days you can catch him casually strolling the streets in Oyster Bay, East Hampton or Greenport. Que up that Triple Crown playlist and make sure The Piano Man gets his due airtime.

Pick Your Food: It should come as no surprise that Long Island is home to some of the best locally sourced seafood in the United States. Your Triple Crown Party should be no different. We recommend serving bite-sized lobster rolls, Long Island oysters and if you’re feeling adventurous, clam chowder.

Pick Your Drinks: A must serve is the official drink of The Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Jewel, which consists of bourbon shaken with pomegranate and lemonade. Without doubt, you should also have the makings for Long Island Iced Teas at the ready and for those who need something a little lighter, go with a local rosé from Long Island’s Wine Country. A popular option is Summer in a Bottle from Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

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Discover Long Island was established under the name Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau & Sports Commission in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, please visit