Perhaps nothing heralds the season of bountiful gardens and velvety green lawns on Long Island more vividly than the annual Family Service League tour of North Shore homes. Held this time of year for the past 63 years, the tour, to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, will feature five homes in Lloyd Harbor, Huntington Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. A lunch at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington will be available with designer boutiques showcasing fashions, accessories and home decor.

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Of particular interest may be one of the Huntington Bay homes, pictured here. It has a hall displaying boxing memorabilia from the owner's late husband's boxing career. He was a 1943 heavyweight Golden Gloves champion.

The tour is self-guided and can be done in any order. Tickets are $60 (lunch is an additional $35). Go to or call 631-470-6775 for more information and tickets.