5 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.

New York

What: The Great New York Pizza Tour
Where: Petrosino Square
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 3pm-5:30pm
Why Go: Between all the pizza establishments scattered throughout the city, it can be hard to narrow down the best slice. This tour makes things a little easier by taking attendees to the top four places in the Big Apple. Here’s a first taste: Prince St. Pizza, Susanna, Lombardi’s Pizza and Bleecker St. Pizza. Click to go  

What: Sushi Basics
Where: CAMAJE Bistro (85 MacDougal Street)
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 4pm-6:30pm
Why Go: Who doesn’t love sushi? Step behind the curtain and learn all about the necessary sushi ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then start rolling! Attendees will be ready to host their own sushi party in no time. Click to go


What: Annual Tribute to James D. McNaughton
Where: Mulcahy’s Concert Hall (3232 Railroad Ave)
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 1pm-9pm
Why Go: For the thirteenth year in a row, this annual event returns to pay tribute to deceased veterans and service members and those who have contracted any type of injury while in service. It was started to honor James D. McNaughton, a New York City police officer and Army Reservist who was killed in action by sniper fire while guarding prisoners at a camp in Iraq. Proceeds will go to several charities, including Wounded Warriors Project and the Northport P.T.S.D Veterans Association. Click to go


What: Awesome 80s Ski Trip
Where: Tapped Enterprises (301 Portion Rd)
When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 4:15am
Why Go: Take advantage of the chilly weather with a ski trip. Tickets include round trip transportation to Hunter Mountain, early morning bagels and an all day lift ticket. And after skiing or snowboarding there will be a BBQ and tailgating along with brews from the Port Jeff Brewing Company. Click to go


What: Wintertime Shelling on the Barrier Beach
Where: Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center (County Rd 46)
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 10am-12pm
Why Go: Learn about the diversity of shells that wash ashore in the winter. A park ranger will start indoors discussing the beauty of the structures and the marine animals that once lived inside them. Then, weather permitting, take a stroll along the wilderness shore in search of the treasures. Pro tip: dress for outdoor weather and walking on sand. Click to go