The Best Week October 2012

From pumpkin picking and art to football and the World Series (baseball and poker), October is a convergence of seasons. Consider this your guide to making every week this fall the best week

3 Can’t Miss Events

October 6
Champagne & Chocolate
Purple Consignment Store, Port Washington

A shopping event with bargains on high-end fashion items from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Gucci, and more along with champagne and chocolates.
purpleconsignmentstore.com

October 11
S.A. Elite Sports Authority
Grand Opening
Celebration With Long Island Pulse
Gallery at Westbury Plaza, Garden City

Exclusive opening of this unique retailer offering the latest in posh sports apparel. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Invite only for Pulse subscribers. Public opening on October 20.
saelite.com

October 14
Americana Manhasset Concours D’Elegance
Technology of Movement

This 8th annual event will feature over 200 privately owned cars that compete for Best in Class and Best in Show titles.
americanamanhasset.com

Seven Great Days

Sunday
Save your Sundays for the 21st when Patchogue Arts Festival 2012 returns to the Island’s art and music incubator. Droves of visual and performing arts will be mounted at the village’s historic theater, various exhibit spaces and local restaurants and pubs. Watch, listen, be engaged.

Monday
This is your last chance to get the house in order before the holidays. Use the week ahead for some quality time with a House of Style specialist and complete the décor project of your dreams.

Tuesday
Every Tuesday in October ESPN will air this year’s World Series of Poker, culminating with (near) live Final Table action on October 30. Find a sports bar in your neighborhood and root for Seaford native Michael Esposito as he makes a run at poker’s biggest title.

Wednesday
Disconnect from everything for a totally different movie night. You and someone close (very close) can pretend every day is a weekend at The Village Spa (Roslyn). Spa services and unique treatments are just the beginning. Order in from local eateries and make it a movie night.

Thursday
One of history’s true artistic masters, Marc Chagall’s warm and whimsical paintings are on display at the Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn). While in the neighborhood, dine in steakhouse-style luxury at the Poll Brothers’ Hendricks Tavern.

Friday
Visit the NYC art hangar at Park Avenue Armory. Afterward, make your way over to the Schoenfeld Theatre and see Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross (playing a different role than in the film). Nightcap? A Pisco at Raymi in the Flatiron District is a good start.

Saturday
Spend the day out east. See artist Frank Wimberley’s exhibit of Ab-Ex at Guild Hall (East Hampton). Dine on Scandinavian inspired slow food at Living Room down the street. And on your way out/back go pumpkin picking at Condzella’s Farm (Wading River).