NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the Long Island events for November 2012.
With November's chilly air comes the beginning of the holiday spirit and outdoor activities for those who love winter. From outdoor birdwatching to upscale cocktail parties and musical events, there's plenty to do on Long Island this month.
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Now Through December 2, 2012Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY, (631) 351-3250.
Friday, November 2, 2012
FREE - First Friday at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY, (631) 351-3250. The first Friday of every month, the Heckscher museum offers FREE admission after 4 p.m. There will also be a FREE musical performance from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Two Guys and a Gal, singing Broadway tunes and "songs to soothe the soul."
Saturday, November 3, 2012Joshua Bell, violin at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Program to include Schubert's Rondo for Violin and Piano in B Minor, Franck's Violin Soata in A Major, and Prokofiev's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2. Tickets: $40-$85. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please call (516) 299-3100 or go to Tilles Center.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Rustic Wedding Showcase from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. The Naugles Barn will be transformed into a wedding wonderland. Meet wedding professionals including bakers, caterers, musicians, photographers, florists, event planners, videographers and more to create the rustic wedding you've always dreamed of. FREE admission includes samples from bakers and caterers and a complimentary wine tasting from Martha Clara Vineyards. Door prizes.RSVP: (631) 298-5292.
Sundays - November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012
Family Sunday at the Museum. Each Sunday, the Nassau County Museum of Art offers a 1 p.m. docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition, and beginning at 1:30 p.m., supervised art activities for the whole family. Family Sunday at the Museum is free with museum admission. Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Rd.) in Roslyn Harbor. Admission to the main building is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $4 for students and children ages 4-12. These prices include admission to the MiniArtMuseum for Children.
Sunday, November 4 through Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Seventh Annual Fall Long Island Restaurant Week. This promotion offers diners three course, prix fixe meals for $24.95 (not including tax and gratuities) at select restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk including Akbar Restaurant, Aperitif, Porto Vivo, Besito, the Babylon Carriage House and many more. For more information, please go to Long Island Restaurant Week.
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012
Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Book Revue, Long Island's largest independent bookstore, invites you and your young ones to a FREE Toddler Time where kids can do crafts and listen to stories. FREE and no registration necessary except for large groups. Book Revue is located at 313 New York Avenue in Huntington. For more information, please call (631)271-1442.
Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2012Long Island Woodworkers 17th Annual Woodworking Show at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration fairgrounds, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Exit 48 on the LIE. (You'll have to pay the admission fee to enter.) Hand crafted furniture, wood carvings and more. Free seminars, tool garage sale, unique gifts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
More info: www.liwoodworkers.org
Saturday, November 17, 2012Making Leaf Spirits starting at 11 a.m. This program for children is a creative, hands-on session with clay. Kids can explore the Native American connection between art, people and the spirit of nature as they create their own symbolic artwork to take home. For ages 7 and up. $8 per child. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY. Reservations required. Call (631) 653-4771.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Annual Miracle on Main Street - and Holiday Parade in Sayville, NY. Starting at 9:15 a.m. (line-up starts at 8:45 a.m.), bring the kids to see floats, classics cars, bands and more. Miracle on Main Street, starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. For more information, please visit the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce.