7 Can’t Miss Events This Week on Long Island

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

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What: 50 Shades of Green
When:  March 12, beginning at 3pm
Why Go: Think of this as your pre-St. Patrick’s Day party. More than 15 restaurants in Freeport are taking part in the St. Patrick’s Day Nautical Mile Pub Crawl. Tickets include free appetizers at the kickoff locations, $3 Buds, 1/2 off and discounts on cocktails. Go.

Howard Beach

They’re not just strong, they’re TKO Strong! Parents Thomas and Melissa Onorato with a true fighter, son Thomas Kevin.

They’re not just strong, they’re TKO Strong! Parents Thomas and Melissa Onorato with a true fighter, son Thomas Kevin.

What: TKO Strong Foundation Gala
Where: Russo’s on the Bay
When:  Thursday, March 10, 7-11pm
Why Go: Because together we will knock out intestinal failure. A Long Island husband and wife team started the TKO Strong Foundation after their son was born and diagnosed with microvillus inclusion disease (MID), a genetic condition that, basically, makes it impossible for him to extract nutrition through food. He “eats” a medical slurry that is pumped into his body daily. There is currently very little research into MID in the US and no cure. Help TKO Strong Foundation raise funds and awareness during an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Go.


"One Woman … Three Faces of Grace after Cranach Venus" by Adel Gorgy

“One Woman …Three Faces of Grace after Cranach Venus” by Adel Gorgy

What: Opening Reception of Men Honoring Women
Where: Patchogue Arts Gallery
When: Saturday, March 12, 5-7pm
Why Go: In celebration of Women’s History Month, Men Honoring Women acknowledges the importance of the feminine in contemporary society. Male artists present works of art that address topics such as the Mother Goddess, the Sacred Feminine, the Earth Mother, the achievements of women and importance of women in history. Meet the artists and curator John Cino at Saturday’s opening reception Go.


Find your perfect pairing. image: istockphoto.com

Find your perfect pairing. image: istockphoto.com

What: Wine & North Fork Chocolate Pairing
Where: Pindar Vineyards
When:  Saturday, March 12, 11am-5pm
Why Go: What’s better than Long Island wine? Rieslings, Pythagoras and Gewurztraminers paired with chocolate from North Fork Chocolate Company. Back by popular demand, Pindar Vineyards will host a wine and chocolate pairing in their tasting room throughout the day on Saturday. Go.



In the dead of winter, a snifter of brandy banishes chills like a warm wool sweater.

What: Wine Cellar Experience
Where: Martha Clara Vineyards,
When:  Saturday, March 12, 1pm
Why Go: Long Island vintner Juan E. Micieli-Martinez is giving a cellar tour at the Premium Wine Group as part of their wine education series. See the wine cellar up close as the winemaker talks about its properties. Afterwards, go to the tasting room and enjoy the scenery. Go.


What: Doo Wop Extravaganza
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
When:  Saturday, March 12, 7pm
Why Go: Strap on dancing shoes and twist on over to this Nassau County venue to enjoy oldies but goodies by The Coasters, The Marcels, The Capris, Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Knockouts and The Elegants. Go.

Various East End Locations


Long Island’s Winterfest is a toasty antidote to a frosty time of year.

What: Long Island Winterfest–Live On The Vine
When:  Feb. 20-March 20
Why Go: Make way for this five-week wine, music and art festival on the East End with a total of 30 venues, 23 wineries and 90 events. A project of East End Arts, the activities will run weekends through March 20. Go.