NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the Long Island events for November 2013.
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 1, 2013Stan Brodsky: Retrospective at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY, (631) 351-3250. The exhibition features works of one of Long Island's most prominent contemporary artists. The artwork shown chronicles Brodsky's evolution from his earlier representational works of city structures through the minimalist landscapes to the abstract expressionist art of his later years.
Brodsky is professor emeritus at LIU Post. He will be honored at the museum's Celebrate Achievement Benefit on November 15, 2013 for his contributions to the arts on Long Island, NY.
Friday, November 1, 2013
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., The Counterclockwise Ensemble, a guitar, strings and percussion quintet that "combines the intimacy and instrumentation of chamber music with the energy and vitality of a rock concert." There will be classical music, traditional American and Irish folk tunes as well.
Now Through February 23, 2014Peter Max exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Rd.) in Roslyn Harbor.
Along with the artist's famed colorful paintings, the exhibition includes lesser known black and white drawings that show his talent for line and form.
Saturday, November 2, 2013Hide and Seek at Montauk Point State Park, Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY - fun for the whole family. Hikers are given a list of items to seek as they take a 1-2 hour hike. Reservations required. Please call (631) 668-2554 to reserve or for more information. $4 per adult, $3/children 3 to 17, under 3: free. Parking: $8 per vehicle. Meet at the trail head.
Also offered on Saturday, November 23, 2013. (See listing below.)
Friday, November 8, 2013Godspell at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. This well-known, well-loved musical from the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked, Stephen Schwartz features a Tony-nominated score with hits like Day by Day and more. Tickets: $53-83. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please call (516) 299-3100 or go to Tilles Center.
Sundays - November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013
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, members: free. These prices include admission to the MiniArtMuseum for Children.
Sunday, November 3 through Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Seventh Annual Fall Long Island Restaurant Week. This promotion offers diners three course, prix fixe meals for $27.50 per person all night (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.
Note: on Saturday, the discounted dinner may only be offered until 7 p.m. Please check with each restaurant on that day if you plan on eating there.
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
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 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2013Long Island Woodworkers 18th 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