Three Can’t Miss Events: Oct. 23 to 26

Halloween Boat Burning
Thousands gather on the shore annually to watch this unique maritime spectacle. A boat deemed unfit for sailing is chosen as a “sacrifice” honoring local residents and Long Island’s rich maritime history. Festivities also include raffles, live music and seasonal food and refreshments like hot apple cider.
Long Island Maritime Museum, Friday, Oct. 24, 5 to 9pm,

Natalie Merchant
The Hamptons Music Festival scheduled for October 24 and 26 in Westhampton Beach has been postponed but solo artist Natalie Merchant will still be performing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday. Merchant is on tour celebrating the release of her self-titled album, which is her sixth collection of solo recordings.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8pm,


The regional brewing community comes together to celebrate beer, brats and punk this fall. Authentic German food will be served along with locally crafted pumpkin and German-style brews (and some traditionally brewed, imported German beers). Local bands like Riot Fox and Adams Atoms will provide background noise. Lederhosen optional.
Great South Bay Brewery, Saturday, Oct. 25, 12:45pm to 5:30pm, VIP $55, General Admission $40, Designated Driver $15,

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