The Best Week May 2013

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Prime Season! No more limited daylight. No more roller coaster temperatures. No more “closed for winter” signs. Everything is as open as it can be and waiting for you to pluck yourself the best week

Three Can’t miss Events:

May 2
LICADD’s 26th Annual Angel Ball
The Garden City Hotel

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is honoring recovery specialists and raising funds.

May 14
Long Island Cares 17th Annual Golf Classic
Meadow Brook Club, Jericho

A benefit for a legendary local food and hunger assistance organization that helps hundreds of thousands of needy LIers a month.

May 31
The Mane Event
Baiting Hollow Farm Horse Rescue

Funds from this charity event will go to saving horses earmarked for destruction. Country Western attire optional.

Seven Great Days:

Wake to the sunrise in Montauk and take your time driving back to the real world waiting west of the canal. Make up your own itinerary spontaneously—cuisine, history and culture are all there in abundance.

Batter up! After work, take in a Mets game at Citi Field. It has a great old-time vibe with modern conveniences and some stellar concessions. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch young phenom pitcher Matt Harvey on the mound.

Welcome to the new “dinner and a movie” night, especially in Huntington Village: Nosh at Swallow, a Mecca for new American small plates. View At Any Price at Cinema Arts Centre.

Give mom her very own Mother’s Day to remember. Bring her shopping for the latest Object of Desire to catch her eye, followed by a tony dinner at The Carltun in East Meadow to show it off.

Start at Islip’s Maxwell’s for craft beer and hearty fare, then head over to Bay Shore’s Boulton Center for an audience with the Queen—of the blues, that is—Shemekia Copeland, and you’ll get to tell your grandkids you saw this legend live.

Make a beeline for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Nearby Smith Street is vibrant with a veritable United Nations of cuisine. Check out Alan Semerdjian’s Brooklyn Honest at for details, it’s your field guide to LI’s fave borough.

Bask in the Hamptons art scene. The intriguing canvases of “lost” expressionist master Arthur Pinajian await at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton. Stay overnight at Montauk Yacht Club and continue the weekend—see Sunday on this page.

Bonus: Live like a Gatsby: Make Watch Hill, Rhode Island your weekend destination. Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music will provide the soundtrack.