17 Awesome Things to Do This February

Never mind resolutions, the way to a great year is all about how it starts. Take a page from this issue, literally, for a most luxe beginning to 2017 by having yourself The Best Week! Exquisite getaways optional.


For the first time, the Nassau County Museum of Art dedicates all their space to the art of photography, highlighted by the iconic work of naturist Ansel Adams. Continue the art theme at the cinema to see a screening of The Salesman. Yes, it’s based on the play.


Since the Harley-Davidson LiveWire on our Fast Fantasy list is not yet available, pick up a Scrambler electric bike and cruise the streets on the latest vehicular craze. Drive it over to C’est Cheese in Port Jeff, where eclectic fromages are paired with the perfect beer or wine.


If the frigid temps have you down, dream of better (and hotter) days by planning a trip to Curaçao. Get a head start on jettsetting by picking up the perfect luggage and—most importantly—learning how to fill it.


Head out to Water Mill to visit the cutting-edge Parrish Art Museum and see the work of newly-installed curator Corinne Erni, who started her career at the U.N. lipulse.com keeps you updated on all the happenings in the art world, from NYC to Montauk, including emerging artists and must-see shows.


The end of the work week calls for a cocktail and at Massapequa’s Salumi, bartender Brian Seney is concocting good ones. Order the Castle Black and thank us later. To look as good as the drinks taste, hone up on winter style with Retail Therapy. You’re in luck—cozy is in.


As part of a comedy series, Long Island native (and SNL alum) Jim Breuer takes the stage at the Paramount in Huntington. Afterward, follow our Islandwide Dining Guide to the best eating around. Pro tip: George Martin’s Grillfire in nearby Syosset serves buffalo chicken fondue.


Hollywood glamour moves to center stage—literally—when the curtain rises on the 88th Academy Awards. Read about the history of those gold statuettes in Zoom. To get your own movie-star shine, add to your wardrobe the latest must-have accessory: a sparkling Hot Commodity set in palladium.