14 Things to Do This February

Never mind long-term 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 as you have The Best Week! Exquisite getaways optional.


Ease into the week with breakfast at John Tunney’s latest hotspot, The Shed. The restaurateur spills his secrets to success on page 118. Afterward, catch an exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art, now under the new leadership of director Charles Riley, who updates us on his plans for Nassau’s main artistic hub (Objectified, 24).


Take a boxing class at UFC star Chris Weidman’s Longo-Weidman MMA gym in Garden City. The Baldwin native talks about fighting, style and his life outside the ring on page 62. Your workout will get you beach ready for your next warm weather retreat. May we suggest Ecuador? Our primer on the tropical country begins on 92.


Netflix binging it is. Start with Yance Ford’s gripping Strong Island about his brother’s 1992 murder in Central Islip. The racially-charged documentary is current and captivating (page 28). Follow it up with The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad or any hit AMC show. The man behind the network discusses his new North Fork venture on 32.


Catch an early dinner at one of Long Island’s newest venues. Lipulse.com highlights the eateries to look forward to in 2018. Afterward, hop on the LIRR and head to Barclays Center to watch the two home teams battle it out on the ice as the Islanders play host to the Rangers (LI Planner, 138).


Do you need a Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé? That’s akin to asking if you need a cocktail at the end of the week. We have solutions for both. Pulse knows firsthand that The Bitter Truth at Copperhill will kiss your sorrows goodbye (Drinkology, 120). And the car? It’s real, incredible and waiting for you on page 50.


Take a drive out East to see what’s hanging on the walls at Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery. Meet the dapper man behind the name on page 72. On the way home, stop by the Staller Center to catch a performance of the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. Read about the venue’s other upcoming events on page 35.


Hosting a Super Bowl fiesta? Zoom gives you the lowdown on the pigskin to make you sound super-smart (page 144). Even better? Our Hot, Hearty, Heavenly food guide will deliver a dish worthy of a “Host with the Most” trophy. Beer braised chicken sandwiches and barbacoa cola-braised beef tacos are just the beginning (the elevation begins on 122).