5 Can’t Miss Events this Weekend on Long Island

Every Wednesday, Long Island Pulse’s editors plan your weekend. From Manhattan to Montauk these are our picks of the top events and offerings. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using the #LIPulseWeekends.


30th Anniversary Gala
Dance your heart out at Mercy Haven, Inc.’s annual gala in Bellport. Dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffle prizes set the stage for a symbolic celebration of caregiving and friendship.
When & Where:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 4pm, Bellport Country Club
Tickets & More Information:  mercyhaven.org


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Bats & Brews Benefit
An early Halloween party for a good cause. The 6th Annual Bats & Brews Benefit is part lecture (learn about the bats and why we need to save them), part craft beer festival (50 beers from 20 Long Island breweries), part benefit and part dance party.
When & Where:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-11pm, Scully Estate
Tickets & More Information:  seatuck.org/



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Billy Joel 52nd Street, 1978 Art Direction: John Berg Graphic Design: John Berg Photography: Don Hunstein

Billy Joel
Get in the New York state of mind by listening to the soothing sounds of Long Island native Billy Joel at the world’s most famous arena. Whether you drive in, take the Long Island Rail Road or call a town car, you won’t want to miss this iconic performer.
When & Where: Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Madison Square Garden
Tickets & More Information:  billyjoelmsg.com

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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.
When & Where: Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 25, at Old Westbury Gardens
Tickets & More Information:  therise.org


Port Jefferson

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Tours at Port Jeff Brewing Company
With a seven-barrel system that has the capability to produce 217 gallons per brew, there is no shortage of beer at this brewery company. Visit the tasting room for an hour-long brewery tour and explore the world of beer making.
When & Where:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 4pm, Port Jeff Brewing Company
Tickets & More Information:  portjeffbrewing.com