12 Local Things to Do This October

The chill has set in but make no mistake, the Island is as hot as ever. Style on your finest, hit the latest shows, check out what’s new on the dining scene and have the best week!


Spend the day immersed in the fine art of photography. Start with the Public, Private, Secret exhibit at the International Center of Photography. At the Met Breuer, view the legendary Diane Arbus’ rarely seen shots.


Elevate the dinner and a movie experience. In Long Beach, head to chef Alexis Trolf’s intimate and rave-reviewed eatery Lost and Found. Then see the docu-drama everyone’s talking about: The Birth of a Nation.


After following our recipe for Energy Around the Clock, sooth the soul with some classic acoustic stylings. Joan Baez and Peter Frampton are both playing Wednesdays at NYCB Theatre at Westbury this month.


Much of the cinema made about bumps in the night comes from Long Island. Read about one example of our sordid legacy. Before stepping into the light, imbibe in a little pumpkin beer. We separate the tricks from the treats.


The reward for reaching the weekend? A night out on the South Shore. Start with dinner at the renovated LakeHouse. For a nightcap, head to Sayville’s South Shore Dive for one of barkeep Jonathan Gonzalez’s latest creations.


It’s the time of year to go hard on cider. Sagaponack’s Wölffer Estate offers dry white and rosé versions, while Osprey’s winemaker Adam Suprenant and his beekeeper wife, Laura Klahre, have developed a delicious Cyser.


Work up an appetite for the week to come and help fight breast cancer at the same time—lipulse.com has the deets and other helpful info on all the walks, talks and awareness-raising events happening across the Island.

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