LongIsland.com’s 2015 November Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Turkey Trots, Veterans Day Celebrations, and So Much More to be Thankful For!

Show your thanks for your health and your loved ones by participating in some of the great events happening this November!

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It’s November, and it is time to go full-swing into Fall and the start of the holiday season!  Though the temperatures are steadily dropping and more and more events are being held indoors, activities for adults and kids alike are just heating up.  The fall festival season is wrapping up, so be sure to go to the last of these festival and craft fair events, which will also help you get a head start on holiday shopping for the whole family!  Many of these fairs are also some of the last big outdoor extravaganzas for the season, like the Apple Festival at the Islip Grange, where you can take your last spin around the carousel before the Spring.  As always, you can also attend or watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is certainly the biggest public celebration of the month.

With so much to be thankful for, it is hard to know where to start as far as events for November.  Veterans Day is on November 11th, which falls on a Wednesday this year, and there are lots of events that will not just honor and celebrate veterans, but will honor their caregivers and provide information on how to receive health and housing benefits for vets.  This year, Veterans Day is all about education, so bring your questions and paperwork to one of the library seminars for answers to all of your queries!  

In addition to helping Long Island’s veterans, there are numerous turkey trots scheduled for the morning of Thanksgiving that will benefit local not-for-profits.  Make sure to register your spot in the race as soon as you choose to sign up, as the cost of registration increases as you wait closer to the day of the race.

As of all events, make sure to RSVP or register if necessary and call ahead, especially in the case of inclement weather, to make sure events are still being held.  Give thanks and have some fabulous Fall fun with these activities!

Festivals and Fairs
Get your holiday shopping done in one shot at a fall festival or craft fair.  Follow the links to each event website and peruse the vendor listings to see which event will meet your shopping needs.  Then, go to a fun fest to play the games and take a spin on the rides!

Westbury Market Fair at NYCB TheatreFREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Every Saturday and Sunday 8 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

Get ready to shop – the Westbury Market Fair features over 150 vendors, and also offers food trucks and rides and games for the whole family!

Apple Festival at Islip Grange - FREE!
10 Broadway Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
631-224-5430
Sunday, November 1st, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Free event

This family-friendly festival will feature a carousel, crafts, apple-themed cooking contest, music, pony rides and demonstrations.

Fabulous Vendor and Craft Fair at Cure of Ars Church Auditorium in Merrick - FREE!
2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
516-623-1400 ext. 108
Sunday, November 8th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Shop over 50 vendors and artisans selling hand-crafted jewelry, clothes, home goods, and delicious foods.  There will be 50/50s and auctions throughout the day to support church programs.

Autumn Art and Craft Festival at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church of Blue Point - FREE!
77 Montauk Highway, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-563-8551
Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 15th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free event

Juried artisans will be selling jewelry, fiber, pottery, handmade soap, glass, leather, and much more for all of your holiday shopping needs!


Fall Craft Fair at the Broadway Mall - FREE!
Hicksville, NY 11801
718-241-4630
Tuesday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 8th, 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Free event

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this 6 day long fair, which will offer local and regional handmade items and unique gifts.

Deacon Fall Festival and Craft Fair at the First Presbyterian Church - FREE!
497 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740
917-450-6412
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Shop among various craft vendors to support the Deacon Food Pantry and Outreach Services.  Hot dogs and beverages will be sold, as well as slices of fresh seasonal pies.

Saint Anthony’s High School Christmas Craft Fair - FREE!
275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington, NY 11747
631-271-2020 ext 230
Saturday, November 7th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

The Saint Anthony’s High School Mothers’ Guild will host the annual craft fair with over 100 unique vendors.  Get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip!

Christmas Fair at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Garden City - FREE!
420 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-746-4426
Saturday, November 7th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free event

Browse through dozens of crafts and gifts, such as handmade Christmas ornaments, handmade scarves, handbags, cookies, jewelry, quilts, toys, and books.

Harvest Art and Craft Festival at St. Paul’s of Garden City
295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
631-563-8551
Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$5 per person

Over 75 juried artists and craft exhibitors will get together at this one of a kind event in Garden City.  It is sure to be a great opportunity for holiday shopping for unique gifts!

Friends of the Library Holiday Craft Fair at Harborfields Public Library - FREE!
31 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740
631-757-4200
Friday, November 13th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 14th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free event

The Harborfields Public Library will host a variety of artisan vendors who will be selling handmade gifts that are all one of a kind.

Friends of the Merrick Library Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - FREE!
2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
516-377-3740
Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Shop an array of crafted and non-crafted items that make for great holiday gifts, and enjoy free admission and refreshments.

New Interdisciplinary School’s 2nd Annual Craft Fair in Yaphank - FREE!
430 Sills Road, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-924-5583, ext. 128
Saturday, November 14th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free event

Numerous vendors will be available at the school, such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Tupperware, 31, Scentsy.  There will also be handmade goods like Christmas ornaments and beach-themed resin art.

Saint Sylvester Church Holiday Fair in Medford - FREE!
68 Ohio Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
631-475-4506, ext. 115
Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Free event

St. Sylvester’s will have handmade crafts and homemade baked goods for sale, as well as raffles and a cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and snack items.

Pre-Holiday Craft Fair at Whisper Vineyards - FREE!
485 Edgewood Avenue, Saint James, NY 11780
631-257-5222
Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free event

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and meet local artists and small business owners.  Call the tasting room for more information on the vendors that will be attending.

Hauppauge Craft and Gift Fair at Hauppauge High School - FREE!
500 Lincoln Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-846-1459
Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free event

For the first year, the Hauppauge Craft Fair will be extended to two days for shoppers to maximize their shopping experience and be able to find handmade crafts and unique gift items.

Autumn Art and Craft Festival in Selden
200 Independence Plaza, Selden, NY 11784
Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 15th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$5 per adult, free for children under age 12

More than 150 artists will gather to sell pieces of art and a wide assortment of crafts, including pottery, fine art, stained glass, handcrafted jewelry, gourmet food, holiday items, and much more!

Holiday Style Festival and Tree Lighting at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park - FREE!
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-667-0600
Saturday, November 21st, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free event

Santa Claus will be at the Tanger Outlets from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for pictures.  Then, there will be a Meet and Greet with the Rockettes from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  There will be a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 PM, and from 6:30 PM onwards, the family ice skating rink will be open.

Our Savior New American School Annual Holiday Craft Fair - FREE!
140 Mark Tree Road, Centereach, NY 11720
631-698-6747
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Over 60 vendors are expected at this event, and there will also be a raffe with a 7’’ Samsung Galaxy tablet up for grabs! Cubby the Clown will be out from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM making balloon animals and painting faces for the kids.

Holy Trinity High School Holiday Craft Fair - FREE!
98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801
516-433-2900
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

A hundred vendors will be selling holiday crafts, clothing, chocolates, food, and refreshments, all to benefit Holy Trinity’s programs.

Walt Whitman High School Fine Art and Crafts Fair
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-549-8582
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$2 per person, free for kids age 12 and under

Only handcrafted items will be for sale at this event, which features over 100 vendors.  Food and beverages will be available, as well as exciting raffle prizes.

Christmas Fair at St. Peter’s By the Sea Episcopal Church - FREE!
500 South Country Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-0051
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free event

Shop the over 50 vendors to support St. Peter’s Church in Bay Shore.

East Islip Craft and Gift Fair at East Islip High School - FREE!
1 Redmen Street, Islip Terrace, NY 11752
631-846-1459
Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free event

Support the East Islip High School Scholarship Fund by shopping the over 150 vendors with both artisanal and non-artisanal goods, such as soaps, handmade crafts, and household supplies.

Middle Island Presbyterian Church Craft Fair and Bake Sale - FREE!
19 Longwood Road, Ridge, NY 11961
631-924-6443
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free event

Shop locally for personal and unique items at this handcraft-only event, then buy a slice of pie to take home!

Holiday Shopping Day at Temple Beth-El - FREE!
1373 Bellmore Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710
516-902-4903
Sunday, November 22nd, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Support the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El by doing your holiday shopping at the temple’s holiday fair!

2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - FREE!
Central Park West from 77th Street to 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Thursday, November 26th, 9:00 AM
Free event

Enjoy 2.5 miles of public viewing as groups, balloons, floats, marching bands, and other performers from around the country converge on Manhattan for the television viewing event of the season!

26th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4111
Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 29th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$15 per adult, $10 per child

Be prepared to be amazed by an assortment of designer-decorated trees and gingerbread village.  There will be a vendor marketplace, games and activities for kids, live entertainment, and of course Santa, all to support the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Black Friday Shopping
After shopping at craft fairs and festivals, you may still have a few things that you need to cross off of your list.  Save big by shopping the massive deals on Black Friday, and be sure to shop smart.  Learn how to spot a deal on Black Friday, and be sure to follow these tips for surviving Black Friday so that you can keep your cool amidst the bustle of shoppers.

Turkey Trots
Get ready to burn calories before your big Thanksgiving feast by registering for a turkey trot!  Most turkey trots are held on Thanksgiving morning, and many also have a fun run or shorter walk component so that everyone can join in on race day.  Be sure to sign up in advance if possible to get the cheaper registration price!

Massapequa Park 5k Turkey Trot at Brady Park
Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, Massapequa Park, NY 11726
516-313-8329
Saturday, November 21st, 9:00 AM
$25 per person if registered by November 17th, $30 race day, $15 per youth

The course will start at Lake Shore Drive and end at Brady Park with a post-race awards ceremony and raffle.  Registration and check-in starts at 7 AM at the second floor of the Senior Center.  The Youth Fun Run will start at 8:30 AM, and the 5K for adults will begin at 9:00 AM.

Long Beach 10K Turkey Trot
Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-431-3890
Sunday, November 22nd, 8:30 AM
$25 in advance, $30 race day, $5 kids run

The 1 Mile Kids Run kicks off at 8:00 AM, followed by the 10K at 8:30 AM on the boardwalk.

Run for Fun Turkey Trot Around Fort Pond
Fort Pond, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-2417
Thursday, November 26th
Call for Details

This run around Fort Pond is open to all - call ahead for more information.

Garden City Turkey Trot at St. Paul’s School
285 Stewart Street, Garden City, NY 11530
516-515-1598
Thursday, November 26th, 8:30 AM
$25 per person in advance, $35 after November 25th and on race day, $15 per person for the fun run, $20 after November 25th and on race day

The challenger division will run at 8:30 AM, and fun runners will run at 9:00 AM.  All race proceeds will go towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The INN.  Run rain or shine!

Oyster Bay 5k Turkey Trot at Oyster Bay High School
150 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-624-6500
Thursday, November 26th, 9:00 AM
$20 if registered by November 1st, $25 if registered by November 23rd, $35 day of race

Registrants get a free t-shirt, and there will be a turkey costume contest!

Blue Point Smiles Turkey Trot at Corey Beach Park
Corey Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-289-3990
Thursday, November 26th, 8:45 AM
Kids Fun Run: $10 in advance, $15 after November 1st
5K Run and Walk: $20 in advance, $25 after November 1st

The race will start and finish at Corey Beach Park - the Kids Fun Run will take off at 8:45 AM, and the 5K/1.5 Noncompetitive Walk will start at 9:00 AM.  The race will benefit Smiles Change Lives, which provides orthodontic care for children in need nationwide.  Registration will not be available on the day of the race.

Nissequogue River State Park Foundation 1k Turkey Trot and 5k Run for the Park
799 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
516-473-4000
Thursday, November 26th, 8:00 AM
$10 for Kids 1K, $20 for 5K if registered by November 21st, $25 for 5K on race day

Meet at the Nissequogue River State Park Administration Building to kick off the Kids 1K at 8:30 AM and the 5K at 9:00 AM.  Check-in is at 7:00-8:30 AM.  There will be cash prizes for runners that come in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as for the runner with the best Thanksgiving costume!

Townwide Fund of Huntington Thanksgiving Day Run at the American Legion Hall Halesite
Route 110, Halesite, NY 11743
631-271-3349
Thursday, November 26th, 9:00 AM
$20 before November 9th, $25 after November 9th, $40 day of race

This scenic 4-mile harbor-area run will begin at 9:00 AM, and fun runners will start at 8:30 AM.  All proceeds will benefit health and human service programs provided by local agencies.

Shoreham-Wading River Thanksgiving Day Foot Races at Miller Avenue School
Miller Avenue, Shoreham, NY 11786
631-821-8116
Thursday, November 26th, 9:00 AM
$15 per runner, $20 race day

The 5k begins at 8:00 AM, along with the 1-mile race for ages 13 and older.  At 8:15, there will be a 1-mile race for kids ages 12 and younger.  The 5-mile race will start last at 8:50 AM. Proceeds go to Shoreham-Wading River Community Program High School Scholarship Fund.

Veterans Day
How often do you do something to celebrate or support veterans in your life?  This Veterans Day, be sure to stop and thank a veteran, and do something worthwhile to help out groups that support veterans at home. Families of veterans can also attend informational seminars on changes and advances in programs for veterans.

Housing Our Homeless Veterans at Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road, Sachem, NY 11741
631-588-5024
Tuesday, November 3rd, 7:00 M - 8:30 PM
Free event

John Rago, Outreach Coordinator of the SSVF program, will speak about how the EOC of Suffolk, Suffolk County United Veterans, and Touro Law are helping our homeless Veterans with permanent housing through the VA’s “Supportive Services for Veteran Families” program.

UVO Veterans Day Ceremony at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200
Sunday, November 8th, 10:00 AM
Free event

Join the United Veterans Organization to honor veterans past and present.


Singles Association of LI's Freeport Community Band Veterans Day Concert Outing at the Elmont Memorial Library - FREE!
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
516-465-3953
Sunday, November 8th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free event

Looking for your special someone?  The Singles Association of LI (for ages 25 and up) will attend the Freeport Community Band’s Veterans Day Concert.  RSVP in advance.

A Sousa Salute to Our Veterans at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Sunday, November 8th, 3:00PM
$10-25 per person

The Atlantic Wind Symphony will perform an entire concert of the best of John Philip Sousa, the king of the march.

7th Annual Veteran's Day Gala at East Wind Caterers
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-286-6166 ext. 1
Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00 PM
Call ahead for pricing

The theme for this year’s gala is the roaring twenties, so get ready to dance the night away in support of our local veterans!

Veterans Day A-10 Dedication at the American Airpower Museum
1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-293-6398
Wednesday, November 11th, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Free all day for veterans - others: free until noon, then $10 per adult, $8 per senior, $5 per child

To celebrate our veterans, the American Airpower Museum will dedicate an A-10 Thunderbolt II Jet.  Visiting veterans will be given the opportunity to sign up to participate in a living history interview program.

Free Tower Tours: Thank You to All Our United States Veterans at Robert Moses State Park - FREE!
Robert Moses Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
631-661-4876
Wednesday, November 11th, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse is offering free lighthouse tours for all veterans who have served in the military.

Free Veterans Day Meals at Friendly's - FREE!
Friendly's Locations, NY
Wednesday, November 11th
Free event

Veterans or members of the active military with military ID or an honorable discharge card can be treated to a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner at any Friendly's location.

A Veterans Celebration at the Long Island State Veterans Home - FREE!
100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Saturday, November 14th, 2:00 PM
Free event

Awards will be presented to the winners of the “Red, WRITE, and Blue” essay contest and Ben Gebbia, a resident of LISVH who fought in the Battle of Normandy.  There will be live music, and light refreshments will be served.

Veterans Outreach & Healthcare Enrollment Event at Lindenhurst Memorial Library - FREE!
1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-261-4400 ext. 7084
Friday, November 20th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free event

Find out what is new in the Veterans Affairs Program, including veteran caregiver support services, disabled American veteran transportation services, and more offerings available to vets.  Please register in advance.

Thanksgiving Dinners
Are you looking to avoid the hassle of cooking a large meal this Thanksgiving?  Look no further than the many Thanksgiving dinners that will be served at fine dining establishments this holiday season, which will include international holiday foods, locally harvested foods, and the classic Thanksgiving dishes and sides that you know and love.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ocean in Bayville
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3330
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM
$50 per adult, $20 per child

Please reserve a spot at Thanksgiving dinner in advance, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine!

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Inn at Fox Hollow Hotel
7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
800-291-8090
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:00 PM
$30 per person

The Fox Hollow International Thanksgiving Day Buffet offers over 30 different hot and cold items, including appetizers, soup, entrees, and a table of homemade desserts.  There will be four different seating times to accommodate all registrants.


Thanksgiving at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-542-0700
Thursday, November 26th, 12:00 PM
$65 per adult, $30 per child

Have an early dinner at the Carltun with appetizers like lobster bisque and kobe beef ricotta meatballs, and entrees like traditional roast turkey, glazed Virginia ham, roasted Chilean sea bass, or butternut squash with kale and cranberry quinoa, along with many other delectable dishes.

Sumptuous Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-542-0700
Thursday, November 26th, 12:00 PM
$49 per adult, $25 per child

Travel station to station to fill your plate with Tuscan antipasto, other Italian dishes, turkey and ham, salads, sauteed specialties, and homemade holiday desserts.

Coral House Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510
516-223-6500
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45.95 per adult, $18.95 per child

Make a reservation for Thanksgiving afternoon with the family.  Tables will be seated every half hour.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Snapper Inn
500 Shore Drive, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-0248
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50 per person

Start a family tradition at the Snapper Inn with a traditional 4-course dinner menu.  A whole turkey will be carved tableside for parties of 8 or more.

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at View
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11765
631-589-2694
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$41.95 per adult, $19.95 per child under 12, children under 3 are free

Enjoy an elaborate Thanksgiving buffet overlooking the Great South Bay!

Thanksgiving Buffet at Villa Lombardi's
877 Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-473-1440
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$59 per adult, $30 per child age 3-10

Call ahead for reservations for Thanksgiving with an Italian flair at Villa Lombardi’s.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Lombardi's on the Sound
44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-1440
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$59 per adult, $30 children ages 3-10

Enjoy an Italian take on Thanksgiving with pasta, antipasti, and traditional turkey at Lombardi’s on the Sound.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Giorgio's at Fox Hill
100 Fox Hill Drive, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
631-727-6076
Thursday, November 26th
$49.95 per adult, $21.95 per child ages 4-10, children under 4 are free

Dine on a grand Thanksgiving buffet, including a massive carving station, pasta station, antipasti bar, sushi bar, clam bar, and much more!

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Jamesport Manor Inn
370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947
631-722-0500
Thursday, November 26th,12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$60 per adult, $30 per child

The executive chef at Jamesport Manor Inn will prepare a three-course meal consisting of fresh seafood, meat, and local produce from around the North Fork.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Gulf Coast Kitchen at the Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3100
Thursday, November 26th,11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$39.95 per adult, $15.95 per child, children under age 6 are free

Reserve a spot at the buffet with a seafood bar, seasonal starters, a carving station, and main courses of lobster, chicken, and fluke.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Garden Grill
64 North Country Rd. (Rt. 25A), Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-8771
Thursday, November 26th
$45 per person

Have your choice of turkey, filet mignon, prime rib, Long Island duck, and many other choices of entrees on this expansive menu at Garden Grill!

Thanksgiving Day at WAVE Seafood Kitchen
25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-928-5200 ext. 170
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM
$52.95 per adult, $19.95 for children ages 4-12, children age 3 and under are free

There will be over 50 hot and cold items at this buffet, which is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Thankgiving Dinner at Thom Thom Steak & Seafood
3340 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-8022
Thursday, November 26th, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$39.95 per person

Instead of traditional, go for a modern take on the three-course dinner with a pumpkin martini, lobster and pork ravioli, a Thanksgiving roll with salmon, eel, cucumber, avocado, and spicy mayo, and entrees like steak, salmon, sushi rolls, and more!

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Jonathan's Ristorante
15 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-549-0055
Thursday, November 26th, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
See menu for a la carte pricing

The menu at Jonathan’s Ristorante will include regular specials as well as a special a la carte menu including butternut squash soup, wild mushroom ravioli, risotto, Long Island duck breast, Norwegian cod, roasted turkey, and pumpkin pie.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Three Village Inn
Three Villages Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Thursday, November 26th, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$50 per person, $25 per child age 12 and under

Make a reservation for this grand buffet including smoked fish and artisan cheese, soup and salad, traditional sides, and a carving station with turkey, prime rib, lamb, pork, and swordfish.

Thanksgiving at Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 PM
$75 per person

Reservations start at 1:00 PM for tables to dine on entrees like seared scallops, roasted organic turkey, salmon en croute, NY strip steak, and ricotta and kabocha squash tartine.

Music & Concerts
Long Island’s music scene will be graced by major names in 80s rock, including Styx and Meat Loaf, as well as cover bands that are just as good as the real thing!  Relive these years and more at the following concerts across LI.

Badlands - Springsteen Tribute at KJ Farrell's
242 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY, 11710
516-375-1943
Friday, November 6th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$10 per person

Hear top-notch musicians play a wide range of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's famous songs, and even some deep cuts! 

Joplin’s Pearl Featuring Amber Ferrari at the Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Saturday, November 7th, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
$20-48 per person

Amber Ferrari will perform covers of Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, and other original songs for the first half of her set, and then will transform into Janis Joplin for the second half of her show, which is completely dedicated to the legendary singer.

Meat Loaf - Live in Concert at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Wednesday, November 11th, 8:00 PM
$49.50 per person

After over five years, Meat Loaf will return to Long Island to serenade the audience with his famous tunes like “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”


Six Gun: Country with a Kick at Connetquot Public Library - FREE!
760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-567-5079
Sunday, November 1st, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Free event

Come down to the library to hear great covers of you favorite country songs, including “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Orange Blossom Special,” and “Friends in Low Places.”

Chickentown in Concert at Bayport-Blue Point Library - FREE!
203 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-363-6133
Sunday, November 1st, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Free event

Pianist Ethan Leinwand, guitarist Seth Johnson and singer/washboard player, Joaquin Cotler will thrill and enchant listeners with traditional American piano blues staples.

60 Minutes Around the World - the Karkowska Sisters in Concert at Lindenhurst Memorial Library- FREE!
1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-7755
Sunday, November 1st, 2:00 PM
Free event

Join sisters Anna and Kasia Karkowska as they kick off a breathtaking musical journey around the world with some of the most beloved classical music hits, such as Gershwin’s Summertime.

Mirari Brass Quintet at Islip Public Library - FREE!
71 Monell Avenue, Islip, NY 11751
631-581-5933
Sunday, November 1st, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free event

This lively and engaging brass quintet will entertain with tunes from the Renaissance period through contemporary music, including Latin and jazz.

Lone Sharks at the Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Friday, November 6th, 10:00 PM
$10 per person

Those ages 21 and over are invited to this rockabilly and R&B show at the Talkhouse!

Pepper in Concert at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Friday, November 6th, 8:00 PM
$25 per person

Pepper, a three-piece rock band from Hawaii, will rock the stage with Ballyhoo!, Katastro, and Maui Waui and the Good Vibrations.

Bless the Fall at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, November 6th, 5:25 PM
$18 per person, $22 per person on the day of the show

Bless the Fall will perform with Stick to Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska, and Cane Hill.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.

Don Felder at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, November 6th, 8:00 PM
$55 Front Orchestra; $45 Rear Orchestra; $65 Loge; $35 Balcony; $45 SRO

Witness the former lead guitarist of The Eagles and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Don Felder perform his original songs, as well as songs from The Eagles.

Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Saturday, November 7th, 9:30 PM
$15 per person

Enjoy an epic night of Billy Joel’s music by one of his premier tribute bands!

Hot Autumn Nights at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Saturday, November 7th, 8:00 PM
$39.50-129.50 per person

Hot Autumn Nights features Tommy James and The Shondells, The Union Gap Band, Gary Puckett, and Herman’s Hermits, and is sure to be one of the most memorable shows this November.

Styx at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 PM
$59.50-129.50 per person

Legendary rock band Styx will be at Westbury to perform their classic songs, as well as some deep cuts.

A Sousa Salute to Our Veterans at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Sunday, November 8th, 3:00PM
$10-25 per person

The Atlantic Wind Symphony will perform an entire concert of the best of John Philip Sousa, the king of the march.

Trace Adkins at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Tuesday, November 10th, 8:00PM
$40-99.50 per person

Doors open at 7:00 PM for Grammy-nominated country star Trace Adkins’ show in Huntington.

Eli Young Band at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Thursday, November 12th, 8:00 PM
$49.50 per person

The Eli Young Band will be performing with Blackjack Billy and Lanco.

ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute) at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Friday, November 13th, 8:00 PM
$12 per person

Enjoy a night of great country music with this Zac Brown tribute band and special guests Southbound.

45 RPM / That 70’s Band at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, November 13th, 8:00 PM
$8-10 per person

45 RPM and That 70’s Band will take you back in time to the days of groovy music.  Ages 21 and older only.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Artimus Pyle at the Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Saturday, November 21st, 8:00 PM
$28-58 per person

See Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legendary drummer, Artimus Pyle, live in concert!

Neil Diamond Tribute with Diamond One Hot Night at Five Towns College Performing Arts Center
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-656-2148
Saturday, November 21st, 7:30 PM
$25-35 per person

Fans of Neil Diamond can feel like they are back in his glory years at this tribute concert to the great songwriter.

Outdoor November Fun
Keep up your active lifestyle by attending outdoor events this month.  Dress for the weather and explore the beauty of Fall by going for a run or walking along a meandering trail.  Be sure to register for events, and bring along a hat and scarf!

CRESLI Seal Walk at Cupsogue Beach
906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-244-3352
Saturday, November 21st, 8:30 AM
Sunday, November 22nd, 9:00 AM
Suggested donation of $5 per adult; $3 for those under 18; 5 and under are free

CRESLI walks are about 1.3 miles round trip and take about 2 hours.  Meet 15 minutes before departure.

Race for a Reason 5k at Cupsogue Beach
906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
917-517-7773
Sunday, November 1st, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$30 per person

Join the 5K along the long, straight, beautiful Dune Road - walkers, strollers, and runners are all invited! Pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, a participant medal, and a swag bag.


Wantagh Nature Trail Walk at Mill Pond and Twin Pond Reserve - FREE!
Merrick Road (meet at gazebo), Wantagh, NY 11793
631-360-0753
Saturday, November 14th, 9:00 AM
Free event

Take a flat 4-mile walk with friends new and old around Mill Pond and Twin Pond reserve.

Stump Pond Circular at Blydenburgh Park - FREE!
Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-0753
Sunday, November 15th, 10:00 AM
Free event

Take a 6-mile moderate hike around the pond in the middle of Blydenburgh Park.  This event is geared towards singles, but all are welcome!

Old Mastic Late Autumn Bird Walk at William Floyd Estate - FREE!
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-399-2030
Sunday, November 15th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free event

Join naturalist MaryLaura Lamont for a ranger-guided 3-mile walk through the woods, fields, and wetlands of the William Floyd Estate.

More Fall Fun for November:

Make the Most of Your Local Park
Since we have entered the off-season for state parks, you can now get into state parks without paying a fee.  Though the weather isn’t ideal for going to the beach, you can still get exercise, go to a state park family program, or collect natural craft materials.

Take Your Family Photo for the Holidays
Instead of spending money to have professional photos done, go DIY and design your own backdrop for a great family photo.  Photobooth themes are quite popular, and you can have your kids pick out their own prop for a wacky family photo to send out for the holidays!

Cycle Under the Fall Foliage
You can still catch some of the beautiful yellows, oranges, and russet reds of Fall in November, and one of the best ways to experience foliage is to take bike paths through the woods.  The Greenbelt Trail is one of the best known spots for biking, but there are many other lesser-known trails on our guide.

 

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