The Best Week March 2013

March winds are blowing like a lion. And after the long winter slumber, you’re ready to stretch out and growl back. Smooth your mane and step out onto the scene. This itinerary is fit for a king to have the best week…

Three Can’t Miss Events

March 2
Nelson DeMille Book Signing and Talk
The American Hotel, Sag Harbor

This month’s cover subject in a special appearance. $65pp, includes lunch.

March 7
Sid Jacobson JCC’s 18th Annual Auction for Excellence, An Epicurean Event
Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury

Cuisine from the best restaurants and luxury raffles will benefit the JCC’s social service programs that help those going through health and unemployment crises.

March 13-17
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale

Ladies and gentlemen…you know the deal. Step right up.

Seven Great Days

St. Patty’s Day
Sundays are for making your own way, but this 17th of March there is one thing you really ought to do: George Thorogood at The Paramount. As if you needed another reason to drink on Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Like this issue, he’s got One Bourbon…One Scotch…One Beer…

Case of the Mondays? Not if you skip work to explore exotic therapies for mind and body. Follow your intrigue to NYC’s Russian & Turkish Baths Health Club and build up a little Sweat Equity. Closer to home, Port Jeff’s Blue Sapphire Spa will stroke, knead, tap and vibrate you into Swedish jello.

Keeping feet on the ground is so…bipedal. Aerial Yoga melds your inner zen with lighter than air Cirque du Soleil acrobatics. Stay aloft with an Above Tree Line cocktail, available all month at Tellers (Islip).

Speaking of yogic meditative zen, check out Chuck von Schmidt’s Buddhist-inspired Faces, Inside & Out exhibit at Huntington’s Alfred Van Loen Gallery. Take your om to opa! at MP Taverna in Roslyn with Michael Psilakis’ traditional Greek fare.

Down in the craft beer Mecca that is Patchogue, Hoptron Brewtique is a great place to hang for a pint and actually hear a conversation. Neighboring are a cheese bar, wine bar, music bar…you get it.

Dance into your Cuban other self on the LES with bowls of rum punch and plantain chips at Cienfuegos. Closer to home, Havana Central opened its doors at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Ditto the rum punch, good music and great food. Visas not required.

Come of age with Ginger & Rosa at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre. Hungry? Settle in at Legal Seafood (Walt Whitman Mall) and reflect on your own teenage angst and innocence.