Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse.
New York City
What: 2016 America’s Parade
Where: Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street
When: Friday, Nov. 11, 11:15am
Why Go: Support those who protected our country with this Veteran’s Day parade, which features more than 20,000 participants in 250 groups. The parade is preceded by a traditional opening ceremony in Madison Square Park and this year will give special recognition to Afghanistan, Iraq and other post-9/11 veterans and first responders. Go.
What: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Project Celebration
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43
When: Friday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 14
Why Go: This three day event celebrates the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, the region’s top pie pumpkin. The weekend will include panel discussions, cook-offs and sample dishes made from the pumpkin. Go.
What: A Celebration of American Composers
Where: Southampton Cultural Center
When: Friday, Nov. 11, 6pm
Why Go: Piano duo Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will perform a program highlighting American composers, including Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Go.
What: Southampton Artists Association Fall Art Show
Where: SCC Levitas Center for the Arts
When: Friday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 13
Why Go: Celebrate all things fall with this East End art show. Southampton Artists Association members will feature their work in their main venue from noon-6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday. Go.
What: Dave Mason Concert
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 8pm
Why Go: Rock the night away with Hall of Famer Dave Mason as part of his “Along Together Again” tour. The performance will feature hits from his 1970 album as well as fan favorites including “All Along the Watchtower,” and “Feelin’ Alright.” Go.
What: Democratic Vistas: Veteran’s Favorite Poem Project
Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
When: Sunday, Nov. 13
Why Go: Join veterans and their families and friends for a poetry reading. Share your favorite poem and a brief personal statement about its significance with the audience and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Go.
What: Table Talk with Ellen Myers: The Inspiration of Mudra
Where: Guild Hall
When: Sunday, Nov. 13, 11am-12:30pm
Why Go: Enjoy coffee provided by Starbucks and meet and mingle with Ellen Myers. Go.