Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns
See more than 5,000 pumpkins— hand-carved in themes from pop culture to sports to iconic 1930s horror flicks—light up the night at one of Long Island’s most treasured historic mansions. This festive fall celebration features work from dozens of local and national artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience suitable for all ages.
Old Westbury Gardens, Thursday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 2, therise.org
The Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Experience the inaugural celebration and theatrical performers portraying Poe, as well as many of his infamous literary characters. Join them in roaming the town’s streets and shops, experiencing a ghastly assortment of things that go bump in the night. This event aims to transform Main Street into a literary buffet of the macabre.
133 E Main Street, Riverhead, Friday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, on.fb.me/1rF6cMZ
Get ready to eat. Long Island’s annual Fall Restaurant Week returns Sunday. From Sunday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 9 enjoy 3-course prix-fixe dinner for $27.95 per person at more than 200 participating restaurants. Each restaurant that participates will serve its own $27.95 menu with a minimum choice of three appetizers, entrées and desserts. Share your pics of what you’re eating. #PulseFood.
Long Island, Sunday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 9, $27.95 per person, longislandrestaurantweek.com
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