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Keep reading for a list of events in our local communities, along with a resource
guide of what Long Island has to offer!
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Long Island
September 22 - November 7
Old Bethpage Restoration - Old Bethpage, NY
New York's most spectacular fall event is returning to Long Island! On select nights
from Sep. 22 - Nov. 7, view over
7,000 intricately carved, illuminated pumpkins as they light up the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. For more information on this
thrilling outdoor experience,
Apple Picking at Lewin Farms
Open from September through October!
Visit Calverton's Lewin Farms to pick from an assortment of locally grown fresh apples.
The stand is open every day, except Tuesday, from 9am - 5pm. Customers can call ahead
for U-Pick date availability.
For more information, click here.
Food Truck Market Series @ Smith Haven Mall
Oct. 1 - Nov. 7, 12pm - 8pm
Famous Food Festival will be hosting an outdoor Food Truck Market at Smith Haven Mall
in Lake Grove! Featuring 8+ delicious food trucks and family activities, this 6-week
weekend festival series aims to please.
Event information located here
Pumpkin and Craft Brew Weekends
Oct. 2 - Oct. 31, Saturdays + Sundays 9am - 6 pm
Visit Garden of Eve Farm in Riverhead for their fun-filled October weekends! Enjoy
sweet corn/squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and so much more. With many attractions
and a line-up of live music, the whole family is bound to have endless fun.
Admission information available here
October 2 - October 31
Autumn has arrived! Seastreak is offering fall Hudson River cruises aboard their catamaran.
Choose between a selection of destinations to visit and enjoy beautiful sights of
red, orange, and yellow foliage tours.
Pumpkin Picking at Stakey's Pumpkin Farm
Open now through October 30!
Located on the North Fork, Stakey's has attractions for the whole family. Featuring
pumpkin picking, hayrides, a corn maze, and much more!
More information here.
Campers Pike on the Forgotten Road
Oct. 7 - Oct. 31, Thurs - Sun.
Presented by Gateway's Haunted Playhouse, this 30-minute haunted drive-thru attraction
will have you screaming bloody mary.
More information here.
October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31
Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Fest! The Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre
features eerie lighting, special effects, and characters amongst the spooky wooded
paths. Visit the various exhibits and festivities every weekend in October!
For more information, click here
Fall Festival Weekends at The Shoppes
October 9 - October 31
Taking place every weekend (Sat - Sun) from 10am - 5pm. Featuring local craft vendors,
delicious food, a grand carousel, a bounce house, a scarecrow contest, and much more!
Jazz Loft presents 'Young at Heart' Series
October 14, November 11, December 9
Wednesday, October 6 at 1pm, Jazz Loft will kick off their '
Young at Heart' series in celebration of jazz's impact in film. Taking place in the afternoon, this
one-hour program is dedicated to seniors and those living with memory loss.
Note: All concerts are on Wednesdays and begin at 1pm.
Fall Festival @ Vanderbilt Museum + Planetarium
Oct. 15 - Oct. 31
Centerport's Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium are hosting a series of festive days
and haunted nights events. During the day, children ages 2 and up can enjoy general
admission to the museum, mini-golf, face painting, scavenger hunt, and more! At night,
those ages 12 and up can experience the
Wicked Walk: A Haunted Maze and the
Shelter Island's Annual 5K Run/Walk
October 16 - October 24
Now through October 24, don't miss the opportunity to walk/run for Breast Cancer Awareness
Month! A $30 registration fee includes both t-shirts and bibs. To register, donate,
or purchase raffle tickets,
YMCA Family Services: Free Youth Counseling
Starting October 18
The YMCA Family Services is offering free groups and counseling for youth ages 6-21.
Part of Suffolk County Youth Bureau's Diversion Project, groups will start the week
of October 18, 2021. Featuring strategies for adapting to change, managing difficult
emotions, increasing self esteem, and much more.
Fall Art Walk
October 18 - November 1
Visit the Village of Port Jefferson for their Fall Art Walk! Participating businesses
throughout the Village will display original artwork by local artists for public viewing.
Though this is a self-guided viewing, maps will be given out with locations and artist
More information here.
The M.C. Escher Experience
Saturday, October 23 @ 2pm
Visit the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics for a collaborative workshop that
explores the modern, Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis (M.C.) Escher. Learn about the
fascinating art of tessellations and how mathematical operations factor into it! There, curator Lorraine Walsh, will
give participants a tour of the exhibition and discuss Escher's work.
At 3pm, participants will return to The Studio at Gallery North to create their own tessellation
Click here for more information
Splashes of Hope
October 23, 10am - 2pm
Splashes of Hope is creating murals for the Town of Kings Park! Guided by professional
artists, join them on October 23 for their FREE mural painting event at 21 Pulaski
Road, Kings Park, NY. View flyer below for information.
Annual Health & Wellness Fest (FREE)
Saturday, October 23, 9am - 1pm
The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit their 11th Annual
Health and Wellness Fest. In pursuit of promoting community health, this festival
wants to see you "
See Your Way to Better Health"! Visit
portjeffhealth.com for more information.
Jazz Loft's BB&B: Blues, Beer, and BBQ!
October 23, 2 - 5pm
Visit Jazz Loft in Stony Brook for on October 23 for a selection of craft beers, a
variety of BBQ selections, and a line-up of LI's best Blues legends. Sponsored by
Red Kettle 'Que, the menu includes pulled pork sliders, BBQ chicken, and other traditional
Southern dishes. Save the date for this event of good eats, good company, and good
Prices and event information here
Visit Port Jefferson Village for the long-awaited Harbor Festival! Welcome the fall
season with a list of activities for the whole family.
More information here
Haunted Village at the Rogers Mansion
October 24 - October 31, Saturdays 2 - 3:30pm
Visit a haunted Southampton Village inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Those
brave enough to face the unimaginable and make it to the end will be rewarded with
candy and pumpkins!
More information located here.
Mixed Media Encaustic
October 24 & October 31, 1pm - 4pm
Visit Gallery North for this introductory workshop hosted by Tom Brydelsky. Students
will learn the ancient art of encaustic painting and enjoy working with this unique
medium. For course information, along with cost,
Native American Drumming Meditation: Hosted by Ric Statler
October 28, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Join Native American elder and experienced drummer, Ric Statler, as he leads a group
drumming meditation. With a suggested donation of $10-$20, you can enjoy this unique
healing practice at All Souls Rectory (5 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook, NY).
For more information, contact Dan Kerr at All Souls (631-655-7798).
Lastest events: August 26 (7:00-8:30 PM) + September 23 (7:00pm - 8:45pm)
31st Annual Halloween Festival
October 29, 2pm - 5pm
Trick-or-Treat thoughout the Stony Brook Village Center! Featuring children's games,
Monster Mash dancing, and a Halloween Parade -- perfect for the whole family.
Village of Port Jeff's Sidewalk Sale
Jazz Loft: November 2021 Events
During the month of November, visit 275 Christian Ave in Stony Brook Village to jam
out with your favorite fresh talents headlining the loft. Below are some events to
look forward to.
11/3 - 11/24
Wednesdays @ 7PM: the loft hosts a weekly
Jazz Loft Trio and Jam
11/4 @ 7PM
Marilyn Maye & the Jazz Loft Big Band: the 17-member band performs with praised singer, actress, director, and Grammy nominated
artist Marilyn Maye
11/5 @ 7PM
Marilyn Mae and Her Trio: Triple threat Marilyn Maye returns
11/18 @ 7PM
Bad Little Big Band: 12 member band, led by Rich Iacona, performs music of the Great American Song Book
and original compositions/arrangements. Vocalist: Madeline Kole
11/19 @ 7PM
Drumming Legends: Featuring drummers Ronnie Zito, Jackie Wilson, Darrell Smith and Chris Smith. Houston
Person (tenor sax), Steve Salerno (guitar), and Tom Manuel (cornet) form the rest
of the band.
Gallery North presents
Printmaking: Intaglio on Plexi
Friday Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Join artist and printmaker Lorena Salcedo-Watson at Setauket's Gallery North Studio
as she hosts a series of classes designed to provide basic information on intaglio
printmaking techniques. For event information,
Gardening in the Park
November 6, 9am - 12pm
Join Common Ground in their efforts to care for the gardens in Sayville's Rotary Park.
Gallery North's Saturday ArtVentures
Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11, 18
Join artist and educator, Julia Jane Moore, as she hosts Saturday art classes! Ages
6-11 can enjoy this mixed media class in lessons of art, science, color, nature, and
personal innovation. Tools supplied. Mask required.
Gallery North's Introduction to Linocut
Nov. 9 & Nov. 16, 6pm - 8pm
Join Jess Mann in this workshop that invites all artists with little or no previous
printmaking experience to learn the basics of designing, carving, and printing linocut
Veterans Day Ceremony
November 10, 1 pm
Honor the Armed Forces during this ceremony in the Sidney Gelber Auditorium in Student
Activities Center (SAC).
Ronald McDonald House Fall Celebration
November 10, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Visit Flowerfield in Saint James for their annual Ronald McDonald House Fall Celebration!
Hosted by the RMHC New york Metro Stony Brook Advisory Board, this event helps raise
funds to support Stony Brook Children's Hospital Family Rooms, Suffolk County RMHC
programs, and expansion. for more information, contact Shauntelle Dixon at 516-775-5683
ext. 135, or email
Port Jefferson Farmer's Market
May - Nov. 14, 2021, every Sunday 9:00 - 2:00pm
Until November 14, visit Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson Village) every
Sunday for your source of local goods. Featuring vendors such as Westhampton Beach
Brewery, Gourmet Burger, Jessy's Pastries, and so many more!
for more information.
Gallery North's Holiday Market
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, 11am - 4pm
Introducing The Holiday Market, a series of community events showcasing the works
of Long Island artists, musicians, and eateries! This free, outdoor experience is
complete with local cuisine, live music, and a diverse selection of original artwork.
Featuring paintings, prints, ceramics, artisan created jewelry, and more much. Visit
Gallery North in Setauket on select Saturdays in November and December to grab the
perfect gift for your loved ones.
Click here to learn more.
Sunday, November 28th, 3 pm (FREE!)
Picture this: Main Street Port Jefferson, vintage cars, civic groups, floats, and
Santa. To make that vision a reality, visit the annual Santa Parade this year!
The Annual Festival of Trees
December 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022 @ Port Jeff Village Center
On the second floor of the Port Jeff Village Center, a month-long extravaganza will
be held to kick off the holiday shopping season. Businesses, civic associations, non-profits,
professionals, and even our local residents who have a knack for holiday crafting
are invited to decorate one of the many trees!
Dickens Festival (FREE)
December 4 - December 5, 2021
Port Jeff Village invites all to their Annual Dickens festival returns! This beloved
PJ tradition transforms the village into a Dickensian era that features a host of
characters such as Father Christmas, Dickens Mayor, Scrooge, and many more. From the
young to the young-at-heart, this event is bound to properly ring in the holiday season.
More information available here
Raptor Sketch Night! with the Birds of Prey from Sweetbriar Nature Center
Friday, December 10 6pm - 8pm
Visit Gallery North for their extra special LIVE animal drawing class! The animal
experts from Sweetbriar will share their knowledge of each guest animal and mini drawing
lessons will be provided for beginner students. All materials included.
Long Beach's Weekly Arts Festival:
Arts In The Plaza
Meet local artists and hear the stories behind their creations. Visit Kennedy Plaza
in Long Beach
Saturday from Memorial Day weekend through Halloween from 10 am – 3 pm
to enjoy handcrafted art, custom jewelry, live music, and more!
The Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank
The need for blood donations is still critical. This blood is being used to help save
For appointments: Call (631) 444-DONATE (3662). Visit online at
HeartBeet Farms Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 10:30am - 2pm @ the University Hospital’s “Convenience at the
Featuring sustainable vegetables and fruits, flowers and spices by HeartBeet Farms,
breads by Side Hustle Bread, plant-based desserts by The Savory Fig, handmade soaps
by Pixie Soaps & Suds, honey by BeeWitched Bee, microgreens by Long Island Microgreens
& North Fork Potato Chips, and more.
Click here for more information.
Charles B. Wang Center | Lectures
Open to the public, the Wang Center hosts an array of informative events that aim
to spark discussion between the established and the experimental, between the past
and the present. The center's mission is to encourage a deeper understanding of enjoyment
of Asian and Asian American arts and culture.
Click here to view the Fall 2021 schedule
Ward Melville Heritage Organization: Stony Brook Grist Mill Tour
June - October 31, 2021,
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Stony Brook Grist Mill is open to the public for guided tours with a miller and
a Country Store on Sundays from 1pm – 4:30pm, starting June 13th through October.
Stony Brook Music Department: CONCERT SEASON
All events are in-person unless stated otherwise. For more information on these performances,
view their events calendar.
Saturdays at Six Concert Series
All Souls Church: 61 Main Street, Stony Brook
All Souls Church Rectory invites all to join them for their
monthly, free concert series! Launched with monthly programs by the Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble, this weekly
event features professional quality performers seeking exposure in an intimate, quality-acoustic
Please call 631-655-7798 for more info.
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