9 Can’t Miss Weekend Events

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.

Garden City

What: United Ink: Flight 1017 – Tattoo and Arts Festival
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum
When: Friday, Oct. 20, 2-11pm, Saturday, Oct. 21, 12-11pm, Sunday, Oct. 22, 12-8pm
Why Go: Experience the ultimate tattoo convention featuring over 250 world famous artists, over 30 vendors and tattoo suppliers, live entertainment and kid friendly activities including temporary tattoos. Click to go


What: Patchogue Farmers Market
Where: Montauk Highway
When: Friday, Oct. 20, 8am-1pm
Why Go: Stroll through Patchogue while enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. The famers market will also feature coffee, baked goods, hummus and homemade soaps. Click to go

Bay Shore

What: Brightwaters Farms Fall Harvest
Where: Brightwaters Farms
When: Saturday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct.29, 9am-5pm
Why Go: The fall harvest wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin picking, farm animals and a visit to the country store. Indulge in fresh apple cider, homemade baked goods and fresh apples. Weekend admission includes hayrides, face painting and a magic show. Click to go

Old Westbury

What: RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
Where: 71 Old Westbury Road
When: Thursday, Oct.19-Sunday, Oct. 22, 6-10:30pm
Why Go: For its sixth year in a row, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is back with 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns. See intricately carved pumpkins—some larger than 100 pounds—and learn from the pros themselves at live carving demonstrations. Click to go


What: 26th Annual Race for MPS
Where: The Post Office Café
When: Sunday, Oct. 21, registration begins at 8am
Why Go: Lace up your sneakers and run for a good cause this weekend. In celebration of Mark and Casey Lessing, The Post Office Café is hosting a 5k run to raise money for the National MPS Society. Instead of the 5k race, runners can also participate in a 1K fun run. Click to go


What: Party on the Patio
Where: Pine Grove Inn
When: Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-11pm
Why Go: Every weekend, the Pine Grove Inn hosts a Party on the Patio complete with happy hour, live music, dancing and dining. Enjoy the views of the outdoor bar which sits on Swan River. Click to go

Shelter Island

What: 4th Annual Shelter Island Oyster Event
Where: Havens Barn
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 5-7pm
Why Go: Sip wine or beer and sample locally prepared oysters and hors d’oeuvres all while enjoying the live music of Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen. The evening will also feature exhibits by The Nature Conservancy, the Mashomack Preserve and the Shelter Island Historical Society. Click to go

Port Jefferson

What: The Taste at Port Jefferson
Where: Harborfront Park, Centennial Park
When: Saturday, Oct.21, 6-10pm
Why Go: Join a wide array of restaurants to taste dishes and try gourmet cocktails, wine and craft beers. Click to go


What: Giant Pumpkin Weekend
Where: New York Botanical Garden
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 10am-6pm
Why Go: Giant pumpkins, some weighing more than a ton, will be on display at the Garden this weekend. Attend a Q&A session by the growers of these massive pumpkins and take part in the Trick-or-Treat Trail through the Children’s Adventure Garden. Click to go