10 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.


What: Union Square Holiday Market
Where: Union Square Park, Southern Side
When: Thursday, Nov.16-Sunday, Dec. 24
Why Go: Get your holiday shopping done early. Union Square Holiday Market is a place for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. Enjoy this holiday experience complete with new sections including Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a warming station, a kids craft studio and live music. Click to go

What: 16th Annual Holiday Train Show
Where: NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store Shuttle Passage, 89 E 42nd St.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Feb. 4, 6am-8pm
Why Go: Kids and train enthusiasts alike will be dazzled by this one-of-a-kind holiday train display. The Transit Museum’s annual display will feature Lionel trains, a mini replica of Grand Central Terminal, the Lionel Metro North, the Polar Express and a subway train all set against a cityscape backdrop. Click to go


What: 90’s Night with Larger than Life
Where: Mulcahy’s of Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Avenue
When: Friday, Nov. 17, 10pm
Why Go: Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall is bringing back the best of the 90s. Larger Than Life, the ultimate boy band tribute, will perform all the hits by the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees. Click to go

Port Washington 

What: Manhattan Comedy Night
Where: Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main Street, Suite 1
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8pm
Why Go: Enjoy a night of guaranteed laughs featuring NYC’s favorite stand-up comedians. Sandy Marks, Christian Finnegan, Lenny Marcus and Wil Sylvince are all scheduled to appear. Click to go


What: 10th Annual Long Island Run for the Warriors
Where: Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am
Why Go: Get out and run for a good cause this weekend. Hope For The Warriors, a nonprofit that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families and families of the fallen, is hosting its 10th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors. There will be a 10k, 5k and a 1-mile run/walk. Click to go

Garden City

What: 5th Annual Fine Craft Fair
Where: Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am-4pm
Why Go: Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild, the fair will feature original work in clay, fiber, metal, glass and paper. Unique gifts in all price ranges, refreshments and door prizes are also for the taking. Click to go


What: Santaport Fair
Where: Centerport United Methodist Church, 97 Little Neck Road
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am-3pm
Why Go: A Long Island holiday tradition for over 60 years, the Santaport Fair will include professional photos with Santa, boutiques offering holiday decor and trim-a-tree, jewelry, housewares, a silent auction and a gourmet food hall. Kids will love the toy shop and Santaland full of games and crafts. Click to go

Huntington Station

What: Luxury Pop Art Show
Where: Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Road
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19
Why Go: A collection by Pop Art icons Romero Britto, Peter Max, Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the Walt Whitman Shops. Romero Britto will make an appearance at the exhibit on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 6-8pm and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 2-4pm. Click to go


What: One Year Anniversary with Festivities and Charity
Where: BurgerFi, 6234 Jericho Turnpike
When: Saturday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 19
Why Go: Eat the weekend away for a good cause! To celebrate its one-year anniversary, BurgerFi in Commack is giving away a free cheeseburger to the first 100 guests on Saturday. There will also be $5 BurgerFi Cheeseburgers from 11am to close. On Sunday, the burger joint will have a face painter and balloon artist from 12pm-2pm. Fifteen percent of the day’s proceeds will also help pay the medical bills of an employee’s daughter, Paris Nieves. The 3-year-old, who suffered third degree burns and lost her left eye in an accident, is undergoing reconstructive surgeries. Click to go

Cold Spring Harbor

What: Concerts by the Pond
Where: St. John’s Church, 1670 Route 25A
When: Sunday, November 19, 3pm
Why Go: Enjoy the live music of Guido’s Ear, an early music ensemble specializing in repertoire from the Medieval to the early Baroque. Don’t miss this Medieval feast featuring lively dances and hauntingly beautiful music of the ars subtilior performed on rebecs, vielles, bagpipes, shawms and harps. Click to go