The Best Week April 2013

The grass is greening, trees are budding and flowers are blooming…it’s time to do likewise and come out of hibernation. April is only the cruelest month if you let it be. Get up, get out and have yourself the best week…

Three Can’t Miss Events:

April 8
The Pink Tie Event
Carlyle On The Green

Join in the high-roller action to raise funds for the FACT Breast Cancer Foundation—their goal is to Find A Cure Today. Networking, casino tables, celebrity memorabilia, an exotic car show, an appearance by the Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders and more.

April 15-21
Spa Week, Islandwide

Hundreds of spas across LI are offering $50 specials for treatments this week only. For a list of participating spas visit

April 24
Visual Harmony
The Mens Market at Hirshleifers,
Americana Manhasset

Meet rock legend Graham Nash at this exhibition of his best photography. A percentage of sales will go to Long Island Cares—The Harry Chapin Food Bank. RSVP requested.

Seven Great Days

Actor, musician, poet…which is your favorite Kristofferson? Rediscover him at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (and in our exclusive interview at Start at Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House, Exhibit A in what a sophisticated restaurant should be.

The curtain has officially risen on Shen Yun at Lincoln Center. Ethereal traditional dance blended with modern themes and striking imagery…not to mention a little bit of controversy. Best savor it over drinks at ONE UN New York, the very fashionable venue makes its claim as Midtown Modern.

The weather is finally prime for you to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the majestic beauty of decades-old trees at Planting Fields Arboretum. While in the neighborhood, nosh on a rustic dinner by one of the Island’s most gifted chefs at Glen Head’s Heirloom Tavern.

When it comes to the Great White Way, Wednesday is the new Friday (and a chance for better seats). Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Nathan Lane are all performing this month. It’s also a good night to take advantage of pre-theater eateries sans reservations.

Another tax season has come and gone (your return is hopefully sent by now), ease your agony with Pulse’s Pain Killer. The official cocktail of the British Virgin Isles will be a featured libation at Oakdale’s View restaurant all month.

Once upon a time, before a career and family and property taxes, you were cool. Remind yourself you still are by finding your way through the Secret City only those “in the know” know. Your access to the underground gin-joints usually reserved for model types and VIPs begins in this issue. Cancel your Saturday morning plans.

Spend a spring afternoon meandering through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. If you prefer a little adrenaline, head south to Coney Island for the rides, wieners and boardwalk—just like your folks did. Uncover Brooklyn Honest. Dinner? One word: DUMBO. Or PIZZA.