The Best Week September 2012

Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time to switch gears. The Pulse style issue gets you primed for an uptick in wardrobe, not to mention giving you the playbook on having the best week…

3 Can’t Miss Events

September 9
6th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
Charnews Farm, Southold

A festival of tours, visits and events at the North Fork’s pastoral farms and vineyards, and a few spots producing unique artisanal treats, will delight chefs and diners alike.

September 19
32nd Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational
The Creek & Piping Rock Clubs, Locust Valley

Play two of LI’s finest private courses, eat, drink and support the life-saving programs of Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

September 23
Draw Out!
The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Village

Drawing activities for all ages and abilities at the museum and Heckscher State Park, in conjunction with the Absorbed By Color: Art in the 20th Century exhibition.

Seven Great Days

Start late with brunch at The Living Room c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, then tour the best of East End art, beginning with Eric Fischl across the street at Guild Hall and ending with Paton Miller at Outeast Gallery in Montauk.

Treat your wardrobe to a few pick-me-ups or a total makeover. And do it in style with a personal shopper to help with all the Tastes & Trends at Americana Manhasset. Follow with Music from the Hive, or at least dinner at The Homestead in Oyster Bay.

Go mountain climbing in the comfort of your home. Embrace Switching up your workout with this new craze. Rewards? Pour yourself a Papa Doble and curl up with your inner Hemingway.

Gather the right friends and the right wine, and try pairing with the right meal at The Phoenix in Seaford. If all goes well, add a movie to the mix.

Enhance your appreciation of quality beer and the masters who make it at Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside, part of our Craft Beer Phenoms. Then grab some eats and more great beer at Mitch & Toni’s in Albertson.

Take a ride to downtown Manhattan after work. Visit the Rubin Museum of Art’s K2 Lounge and tour the galleries with libations, tapas and DJ accompaniment. Head to the east side to Death & Co for tailor made cocktails, epic fries and speakeasy vibes.

Rent a boat at Strong’s Marine in Mattituck or Port Jeff and enjoy a leisurely day (possibly with some water skiing) on the Sound. Drop anchor in Wading River and have a magical dinner at La Plage Restaurant before heading back to port.