The Best Week March 2015

Winter is going strong and we are eagerly anticipating the spring thaw, but there’s still plenty to do to keep spirits warm. No matter what, there is a way to have the best week.

NHL defenseman and 
LI native Rob Scuderi remembers skating Cantiague Park and catching the Islanders play. Rein at the Garden City Hotel is a great place to watch a game, especially since Chef Michael Mandato is Who’s Cooking.

Irish Eyes are smiling and being served up over ice
 at Wantagh Inn. That’s
 the specialty drink of Celt Mixologist Michael McNiff . Balance out the night with a little Americana or folk music, our Listening Bar is your guide to what’s on.

Concrete to Data is the newest show on graffiti and it’s at C.W. Post’s Hillwood Museum. Consider the connections between street art and activism at Prime in Huntington where they’re offering a prix fixe menu and half off select wine for one week this month.

The posh Riverhead hotel Indigo East End is known for drawing great musical acts. This month’s headliner is 
Paul Simon’s bassist Bakithi Kumalo, appearing for Winterfest Live on the Vine. Indulge in Irish spirit with a
 pint o’ Long Ireland Beer Company’s version of the black stuff while in the neighborhood.

Hamptons Spring Restaurant Week, is another good reason to take the drive out east. The first reason? No traffic. We recommend Fresh Hamptons as a final destination (shabby-chic on 139 and in Bridgehampton). Stop en route at the Parrish Art Museum to take in the permanent collection.

Keeping it fresh, the art the New Museum’s latest exhibit is less than 10 years old—it’s still got that new art smell (savor its objectification on 36). Just up the road, more than 12 new shows are opening for Broadway’s spring season.

Go to your happy place…to read. Need inspiration? The lions guarding the New York Public Library will show you the way (find them West of LI). Around back at the Bryant Park Grill, repose with another classic: the Rusty Nail.