14 Ways to Have the Best Week This April

Ahhh! The smell of spring is in the air and cabin fever has turned to spring fever. More sunshine equals more time for outdoor festivities like baseball games at Citi Field, bike and horseback riding or simply enjoying delicious meals al fresco. April showers? Just grab an umbrella and have the best week!


Everyone will be talking about Steven Matz this spring. Catch his New York Mets at Citi Field and you might see the man on the mound in action. Enjoy a pregame drink and meet The Ruth Wilensky sandwich at the Mile End Deli in Brooklyn.


Top off your Tuesday with a delicious and philanthropic cup of coffee at the new Cause Café in Northport. Take it to go and view artist Stanko’s work in his Happy Trails exhibition at Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington.


Get out and bike some Island trails—we have the deets on the Paumanok Path and saving Suffolk County’s trails. Gear up with top notch cycling equipment and other Stuff Men Want, like the Smith Optics Overtake helmet.


Catch Ethan Hawke starring as legendary jazz musician Chet Baker in the new biopic Born to be Blue.. Maintain the mid-century vibes at a spoken-word open mic—find inspiration from The New Beat Generation.


Long Island Restaurant Week is back this month. Don’t miss out on prix fixe menus at Trattoria Diane in Roslyn, Andrea’s 25 in Woodbury and many others. Snap a pic and tag @longislandpulse on Instagram to show us your foodie finds.


Take the sports car out of hibernation and cruise with the top down. For a different kind of horsepower, Nassau-Suffolk Horsemen’s Association can advise on the best spots for horseback riding.


Trek to Manhattan for a day filled with modern art. Be one of the first to view works at The Met Breuer—find out how “The Met Goes Modern.” Afterwards, head south to see Jackson Pollock’s 150-square-foot “One: Number 31, 1950” at MoMA.