LongIsland.com's 2016 November Family Fun Guide: Turkey Trots, Fall Festivals, Concerts, Thanksgiving Dinners & More!

A variety of family fun and holiday events ensure that every day this November will be packed with entertainment for all ages here on Long Island!

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Enjoy one of the many family festivals on Long Island this November!

Photo by: LongIsland.com Staff

The trees have begun their beautiful color transition as November arrives with a full slate of entertainment that cover both the warm and chilly fall days! With October behind us and the spookiness of Halloween finished for another year, it’s time to turn to all of the great activities in store for the next month!

The fun kicks off with an enormous list of Fall Festivals & Fairs that will keep parents busy shopping for holiday items while the kids are thrilled by games and attractions. If the energy of the festivals has you craving more, there are plenty of Concerts and Performances to enjoy this month that cover everything from hard rock to classical. Without a moment to spare, we jump right into the Outdoor Fun, which features plenty of hikes and educational activities that will have you enjoying every moment of the fall foliage.

In terms of holidays this month, things start off on Friday, November 11th with Veterans Day, and Long Islanders will be honoring our brave service men and women with ceremonies and tribute events. Less than two weeks later, restaurants across the Island will be whipping up traditional favorites that all will enjoy for Thanksgiving! If you need to make a little room in your stomach for the meal, don’t worry, as there are plenty of Turkey Trots that will have you grabbing your running shoes for a memorable road race.

Ready for a month of non-stop fall fun? Grab your planner and start making your way through the list below to see what’s in store for you this month here on Long Island!


Fall Festivals & Fairs
Perhaps the highlight of the month, if one could possibly be identified, are the fall festivals that dominate the weekends each year! With craft fairs that allow you to get a head start on holiday shopping and festivals with fun for all ages, these energetic events are perfect for staying active!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays & Sundays, November 5th through November 27th, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Long Island's Biggest Thanksgiving Eve Celebration at Club Mixx - FREE!
160 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-234-4100 (Text)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 10 PM - 4 AM
Free Event
Club Mixx will be hosting its largest party of the year on Thanksgiving Eve thanks to music by the Island's top club DJs, a free Thanksgiving buffet, and non-stop, high-energy entertainment.
 

Gallery Reception for Manu Saluja at Hersh Fine Art - FREE!
14A Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-590-4324
Saturday, November 5th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

The Long Island Academy of Fine Art will is thrilled to present a new exhibition titled "Passage: Painting of Urban Life" by New York artist Manu Saluja at their gallery, Hersh Fine Art.


Car Show & Fundraiser Benefitting The Longwood High School Marching Band - FREE!
451 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-721-3798
Sunday, November 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)

The Yaphank Fire Department will be hosting a car show to help raise money for the Longwood High School Marching Band. The event will have music, food, raffles, vendors, and plenty of cars from all eras.


Success Hub Presents: Secret Knock at LaunchPad Westbury
1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-933-8900
Wednesday, November 9th, 6 PM - 10 PM
$49 Per Person

Make friends, share stories, gain knowledge, play games, enjoy music, and have fun while getting things done at Success Hub's special networking event for entrepreneurs.


Civil Air Patrol Open House at Francis S. Gabreski ANGB - FREE!
150 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Wednesday, November 30th, 7 PM - 10 PM
Free Event

Join the Civil Air Patrol for an evening with the 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron to see what the volunteer organization has to offer for patriots ages 12 and up.

Craft Fair at Cure of Ars Church - FREE!
2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
516-623-1400 x 108
Sunday, November 13th, 9 AM - 3 PM
Free Event 
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while viewing the beautiful gardens of the Curé of Ars Church in Merrick. More than 50 vendors will be present to sell crafts, homemade jewelry, clothes, and baked goods, among a number of other items.
 

Harvest Art & Craft Festival At The Garden City Field House
295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
631-563-8551
Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$5 Adults / Free for Kids

The Garden City Field House is the place to be this November for a fine selection of items from juried artists and craftsmen. Browse pottery, jewelry, carved wood, Christmas ornaments, and much more.

Holiday Boutique at Theresa Academy of Performing Arts - FREE!
250 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY 11561
Saturday, November 5th through Sunday, November 6th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts invites Long Islanders to get into the holiday spirit with the boutique devoted to jewelry, chocolates, holiday gifts, and more.

St. John's Lutheran Church's Fall Fair - FREE!
47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, NY 11596
516-741-5571
Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

With baked goods, Christmas presents, children's toys, and plenty of other items, St. John's Lutheran Church will have a little something for everyone.

Vendor Fair at Our Savior New American School - FREE!
140 Mark Tree Road, Centereach, NY 11720
631-698-6747
Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

More than 55 local vendors will be selling a variety of crafts and other goods while Cubby the Clown will keep kids busy with face painting and balloons.

Wellness Expo Craft & Psychic Fair at Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow
95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747
516-375-8201
Saturday, November 5th, 11 AM - 5 PM
$10 Per Person

Back for its 11th year, the Wellness Expo Craft & Psychic Fair brings together vendors specializing in physical, spiritual, and planetary health.

Holiday Fair at St. Sylvester Church - FREE!
68 Ohio Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
631-475-4506, ext. 115
Saturday, November 12th through Sunday, November 13th
Free Event

St. Sylvester's Holiday Fair offers vendors, a multitude of raffle baskets, handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, Granny's Attic, visits from Santa and a cafe serving breakfast and lunch.

Fall Craft Fair at Riverhead Charter School - FREE!
3685 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY 11933
631-369-5800
Saturday, November 12th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

After a successful first year, Riverhead Charter School will be bringing back its Fall Craft Fair for another day of holiday shopping to support the school's students.

East End Arts Gallery's Holiday Gift Boutique Opening Reception
133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-0900
Saturday, November 12th
See Event Listing For Pricing

East End Arts Holiday Gift Boutique will feature artistic handmade ornaments and greeting cards, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and unique ceramics, which will fill East End Arts' three gallery rooms from top to bottom.

Deacon Fall Festival at First Presbyterian Church - FREE!
497 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740
917-450-6412
Saturday, November 12th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Bring your family & friends for a day of fun including freshly-cooked BBQ food, craft vendors, and activities for all.

New York AutoFest Thanksgiving Car Show & Food Drive
Syosset Woodbury Park, Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-882-5022
Saturday, November 12th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Adults / Free for Kids

Benefitting Island Harvest Food Bank, the New York AutoFest Thanksgiving Car Show will bring a vast assortment of customs, classics, muscle cars, and hot rods to Syosseet Woodbury Park.

Craft & Gift Fair at Hauppauge High School - FREE!
500 Lincoln Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-846-1459
Saturday, November 12th through Sunday, November 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Over 100 exhibitors will be at Hauppauge High School to provide a diverse selection of unique crafts and specialty items.

Autumn Art & Craft Festival at Stony Brook University SAC
Campus Drive, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-563-8551
Saturday, November 12th through Sunday, November 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person

Visit Stony Brook University to peruse an eclectic selection of artisans featuring glass, pottery, fiber, jewelry, wood, leather, original art, and more.

Long Beach High School PTSA Vendor Sale - FREE!
322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach, NY 11561
516-650-5784
Friday, November 18th, 5 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Start your weekend off right with a festive atmosphere at Long Beach High School complete with shopping, music, and refreshments.

Long Island Aquarium's Fish & Sips
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631.208.9200, ext. 426
Friday, November 18th, 7 PM - 10:30 PM
$49.95 Per Person

This popular event celebrates the harvest with delectable wines from more than 20 local wineries, live music, and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Holiday Shopping Boutique to Benefit Winthrop-University Hospital at Garden City Casino - FREE!
51 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-747-7145
Friday, November 18th (10 AM - 7 PM) & Saturday, November 19th (9 AM - 2 PM)
Free Event

Vendors will be selling a variety of Christmas ornaments, holiday decorations, baked goods, and plenty more seasonal items at this holiday boutique sponsored by Twigs, a Winthrop-University Hospital Auxiliary.

Holiday Gift Showcase at Peconic Landing - FREE!
1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-3800
Saturday, November 19th, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Dozens of local businesses will be at Peconic Landing to sell all kinds of unique products and homemade gifts in time for the holidays.

Walt Whitman High School Fine Art & Crafts Fair
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-549-8582
Saturday, November 19th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Walt Whitman High School will be hosting its 15th Annual Crafts Fair complete with over 100 vendors selling handcrafted items.

34th Annual Craft Fair St. Thomas the Apostle School - FREE!
12 Westminster Road, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-840-4861
Saturday, November 19th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a day filled with raffles, crafts, and unique goods that can only be found at the show.

Craft & Gift Fair at East Islip High School - FREE!
1 Redmen Street, Islip Terrace, NY 11752
631-846-1459
Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

East Islip High School's PTSA invites everyone to attend the 30th Annual Craft & Gift Fair that will feature more than 100 vendors and tasty refreshments.

Helping Hands Pancake Fundraiser at Westbury Applebee's
1300 Corporal Drive, Westbury, NY 11590
631-881-0026
Sunday, November 20th, 9 AM - 10 AM
$12 - $13 Per Person

With all proceeds for this fundraiser going towards helping homeless military veterans, attendees will enjoy a great meal and family entertainment while supporting an excellent cause.

I Love Chocolate Fest at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
631-488-0521
Sunday, November 20th, 11 AM - 5 PM
$12 Adults / $8 Kids/Seniors / Free for under 5

More than 40 exhibitors will be on-hand to provide an incredible assortment of chocolate treats, as well as a variety of wine and craft items.

St. Bernard's Holiday Craft Market - FREE!
3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
Saturday, November 26th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Quality crafts, fresh-cut wreaths, and more than 75 vendors will be at St. Bernard's for this year's Holiday Craft Market.


Black Friday Shopping
The prevalence of online shopping has only widened Black Friday, ensuring that it remains the most significant shopping day of the holiday season. Since finding the best deals can take a bit of skill to find, here are not only some tips for finding those sometimes elusive deals, but also for making it through the craziness that can often consume the day.

Turkey Trots
There certainly isn't a reason to have to squeeze in those extra pieces of turkey this year! With an assortment of road races on the days leading up to Thanksgiving, as well as the morning of the holiday, you'll be able to earn those extra calories at your Thanksgiving meal!

9th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot at Corey Beach Park
Corey Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
Thursday, November 24th, 8:45 AM
$10 - $20 Per Person

You'll have plenty of room for turkey after a morning of exercise at the 9th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot to benefit Smiles Change Lives and Kids Run Long Island!

Massapequa's 2016 Turkey Trot at John J. Burns Park
Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
Thursday, November 24th, 8:45 AM
$10 - $35 Per Person

The Massapequa Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a community-driven event designed to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


7th Annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot at Brady Park
Lake Shore Drive & Front Street, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-313-8329
Saturday, November 19th, 8:30 AM - 10 AM
$15 - $30 Per Person

Help raise funds to continue the fight to increase awareness, prevent and treat drug use and abuse and promote healthy families and a safe community during this 5K and Youth Fun Run.

Matthew's Turkey Trot 5K & Chicken Run 1K at West Harbor Memorial Beach
West Harbour Drive, Oyster Bay, NY 11709
516-695-5137
Saturday, November 19th, 9 AM
$25 - $30 Per Person

The Incorporated Village of Bayville will be holding their annual Matthew's Turkey Trot 5K & Chicken Run 1K to raise money for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation.

2nd Annual LI Running Companies Prediction Run & Turkey Drive Challenge
27 Locust Avenue (Babylon Hibernian Hall), Babylon, NY 11702
Saturday, November 19th, 9:30 AM
$20 Per Person

Runner’s Edge and Sayville and Smithtown Running Companies are teaming up with Island Harvest Food Bank for a fun run and turkey drive to collect turkeys for Long Island families.

12th Annual City Council Turkey Trot
New York Avenue & Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, November 20th, 8:30 AM
$5 - $30 Per Person

Make room for your upcoming Thanksgiving meal with the City of Long Beach Department of Parks & Recreation's 12th Annual Long Beach City Council Turkey Trot.

Stony Brook University's 2016 Turkey Trot 5K
Nichols Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-7168
Sunday, November 20th, 9:30 AM
$15 - $25 Per Person

Co-sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation and the Athletic Training Program, this pre-Thanksgiving run takes place on fast and flat Stony Brook University paths.

36th Annual Shoreham Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races
Miller Avenue Elementary School, Shoreham, NY 11786
631-821-8116
Thursday, November 24th, 8 AM
$15 - $20 Per Person

The Miller Avenue Elementary School will be the starting point the the 36th year of the Thanksgiving Day Foot Races! Organized by SWR Community Programs and benefitting the senior scholarship fund.

41st Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run
Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-2121
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
$25 - $60 Per Person

Join the Community Chest of Port Washington and the Town of North Hempstead for the 41st Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Run to raise funds for the Community Chest of Port Washington.

Smithtown Kickers Turkey Trot at Smithtown Elementary School
51 Lawrence Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
$10 - $25 Per Person

Enjoy a Thanksgiving morning run while you help to raise money for Angela's House, Smithtown Children's Foundation, and other local charities.

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk For The Park at Nissequogue River State Park
799 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
516-437-4000
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
$10 - $30 Per Person

The Nissequogue River State Park Foundation is excited to host another Thanksgiving trot that is sure to be a great time for participants of all ages.

Garden City's 2016 Turkey Trot at St. Paul's School
285 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 (Map)
866-972-2348
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
$15 - $35 Per Person

The Garden City Turkey Trot will begin at St. Paul's School on Stewart Avenue and feature a challenger division race, fun run, and 5 mile race, with proceeds benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Inn.

TWF's 2016 Thanksgiving Day Charity Run at American Legion Hall
1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-3349
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
$7 - $40 Per Person

You won't need to stuff that turkey in after a thrilling day of running with more than 2,000 local community members at this Huntington race.


Veterans Day
In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th, local groups and organizations will be hosting tribute ceremonies and educational events to recognize those that have served to keep Long Islanders and all Americans safe.

Fire Island Lighthouse Tours for US Veterans - FREE!
4640 Captree Island, Captree Island, NY 11702
631-661-4876
Friday, November 11th, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Fire Island Lighthouse will be providing free tower tours for all US Veterans during regulating operating hours on Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Islandia Veterans Memorial Triangle - FREE!
Old Nichols Road & Johnson Avenue, Islandia, NY 11749
631-348-1133
Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM
Free Event

The Village of Islandia will host a special ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle to honor all of our service men and women.


Home Depot Kids Workshop: Veterans Day Toy Helicopter - FREE!
5025 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
631-462-5300
Saturday, November 5th, 9 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Children will be able to assemble a toy helicopter with turning blades in honor of Veterans Day.

Glenn Miller Orchestra's Veterans Celebration at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Sunday, November 6th, 4 PM
$27+ Per Person

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be bringing their famous "Big Band" sound to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts for a special tribute show to US veterans.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Long Island State Veterans Home - FREE!
100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-444-VETS
Thursday, November 10th, 10 AM
Free Event

The Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University will host a special Veterans Day ceremony with a special keynote speaker.

Island Garden Veterans Day Basketball Camp
45 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-639-2444
Friday, November 11th, 9 AM - 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Children of all skill levels in grades 2-10 are invited to attend this exciting day of basketball focusing on individual skills, team drills, contests, and full court game time.

A Letter to My Hero at Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-224-5800
Friday, November 11th, 11 AM - 1 PM
Free With Museum Admission

Children ages 3 and up will be able to write letters to those currently serving at this special Veteran's Day event at the Long Island Children's Museum.

Shababa Cooks for Veterans at Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Drive, Greenvale, NY 11548
516-484-1545
Friday, November 11th, 11 AM - 1 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Join community members at Sid Jacobson JCC to make soup and pies for local veterans and other in need.

Freeport Community Band Veterans Day Performance at Elmont Library - FREE!
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
516-354-5280 X1002
Sunday, November 20th, 2 PM
Free Event

In honor of Veterans Day please join the Freeport Community 30-Piece Band & the Elmont American Legion Post 1033 Color Guard at this musical tribute to our military branches.


Thanksgiving Dinners
This Thanksgiving, restaurants and venues across Long Island will be offering a variety of traditional and modern meals that families can enjoy without any of the hassles that cooking entails!

Thanksgiving Day Dinner at VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Thursday, November 24th, 1 PM - 7 PM
$45 Adults / $20 Children / Free for under 3

VIEW  will serve an elaborate buffet dinner on Thanksgiving Day complete with a carving station, continental fare, bounties from the sea, harvest selections, and salads and desserts.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Ocean
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3330
Thursday, November 24th
$50 Adults / $20 Kids

Come celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner with your friends and family at Ocean. Select from entrees like roasted turkey, New York strip steak, crispy skin salmon, and pan-seared duck breast.


Thanksgiving Day at Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Thursday, November 24th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Sandbar will have a special A la carte menu available on Thanksgiving for all to enjoy.

Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at Mirabelle at Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Thursday, November 24th, 12 PM
$50 Adults / $25 Children

Enjoy a wide variety of dishes at the cold display and carving station, as well as bistro selections, salads and soups, traditional sides, and desserts.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Inn at East Wind
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-6585
Thursday, November 24th, 12 PM - 5 PM
$46 Adults / $26 Kids

Skip the cooking and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal in the Grand Ballroom at the Inn at East Wind.

Thanksgiving Day at Thom Thom Steak & Seafood
3340 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-8022
Thursday, November 24th, 2 PM - 9 PM
$39.95 Per Person

Skip the cooking this Thanksgiving and head to Thom Thom for a seasonal celebration featuring a delicious prix fixe menu.

Thanksgiving Day at The Garden Grill
64 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-8771
Thursday, November 24th
$45 Per Person

Bring your friends and family to The Garden Grill for baskets of assorted holiday breads and fruits, soups, salads, entrees, family style vegetables, and dessert platters.

Thanksgiving Day at Jamesport Manor Inn
370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11901
631-722-0500
Thursday, November 24th
$60 Adults / $30 Kids

The Jamesport Manor Inn will be offering a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal complete with all of the traditional favorites.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Giorgio's
100 Fox Hill Drive, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
631-727-6076
Thursday, November 24th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Enjoy an elaborate Thanksgiving Brunch at Giorgio's, which will be complete with traditional favorites, an authentic Japanese sushi bar, and Giorgio's famous bread display and desserts.

Thanksgiving Day at Lombardi's on the Sound
44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-1440
Thursday, November 24th, 1 PM - 5 PM
$59 Adults / $30 Kids

Thanksgiving Day at Lombardi's on the Sound will feature a terrific assortment of delicious dishes covering traditional favorites and unique specialties.

Thanksgiving Day at Villa Lombardi's
877 Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-471-6609
Thursday, November 24th, 1 PM - 5 PM
$59 Adults / $30 Kids

Visit Villa Lombardi's on Thanksgiving Day for a delicious meal with selections spanning the traditional and the modern.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Snapper Inn
500 Shore Drive, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-0248
Thursday, November 24th
$52 Adults / $20 Kids

Enjoy a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts during this four-course holiday meal at The Snapper In..

Traditional Thanksgiving at The Carltun
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-542-0700
Thursday, November 24th
$65 Adults / $30 Kids

Visit The Carltun on Thanksgiving for a traditional A la carte Price Fix dinner that will feature all of your favorites.


Music & Concerts
Keep your foot stomping to the beat all month long with local concerts in every conceivable genre of music. Whether you're 9 or 90, there is a performance for you in Nassau or Suffolk County!

Live At Butterfields: Nitework
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Friday, November 18th, 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Playing all of the best R&B, funk, & rock from the 60’s & 70’s on up, Wading River's own Nitework is an incredible 10-piece that will be taking Butterfields by storm. While enjoying the concert, attendees will be able to enjoy the restaurant's signature dishes and extensive drink menu.


Eric Paslay at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Thursday, November 10th, 8 PM
$20 Advance / $24 Door

My Country 96.1 presents a night of country music featuring Eric Paslay at The Emporium. In addition to a set by Paslay,  Runaway June and Courtney Cole will both take the stage to provide support.

Long Island's #1 Saturday Nightlife Event at Mixx Nightclub
160 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-234-4100
Saturdays, November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 10:30 PM - 4 AM
No Cover Charge

Mixx Nightclub contains 10,000 square feet of dance space and features a rotating setlist of club music by the most acclaimed DJs on Long Island. Table reservations and VIP bottle service are also available.


45 RPM at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, November 4th, 8 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

45 RPM will be on-hand to deliver a top-notch performance at Long Island's largest happy hour event.

Live At Butterfields: Rapid Fire
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Friday, November 4th, 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Serving as the tri-state area’s fastest rising premier Motown, R&B, dance, concert and show band, Rapid Fire will captivate you and keep your foot tapping throughout the night.

2nd Annual Fall Music Festival at Harmony Vineyards
169 Harbor Road, Saint James, NY 11780
631-291-9900
Saturday, November 5th, 1 PM - 6 PM
$30 Per Person

Enjoy a day of live music and the beautiful sights of autumn at Harmony Vineyards' 2nd Annual Fall Music Festival.

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour at Tilles Center at LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Sunday, November 6th, 7 PM
$30 - $75 Per Person

The incomparable Rent arrives at the Tilles Center during its 20th Anniversary Tour, bringing with it the songs that defined a generation.

Live At Butterfields: Guilty Pleasures
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Friday, November 11th, 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Head to Butterfields for a special performance by Guilty Pleasures, who will be performing all of your favorite rock and pop hits of the 80s.

The Machine: A Tribute To Pink Floyd at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Saturday, November 12th, 8 PM
$20 - $59 Per Person

The Machine, the premiere band that expertly recreates Pink Floyd's incredible stage show, will arrive at NYCB Theatre at Westbury for a special evening.

Reggae Explosion at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Saturday, November 19th, 10 PM
$22 Advance / $30 Door

Reggae Explosion will bring together nearly 10 of the hottest artists on the scene tonight for an unforgettable night of live performances.

Vanilla Fudge at Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Saturday, November 19th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$50 Per Person

Comprised of Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, Vince Martell, and Pete Bremy, Vanilla Fudge is not only one of the founding bands for hard rock and heavy metal, but still a fantastic livr act over five decades later.

Hofstra Jazz Ensemble at Hofstra University
California Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-6644
Sunday, November 20th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
$8 - $10 Per Person

The Annual Peter B. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert will feature Professor Adam Glaser on piano with the Hofstra University jazz ensemble and vocal jazz quartet.

Band of Merrymakers at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Saturday, November 26th, 8 PM
$99 Per Person

Featuring Joy to the World and Jingle Bells among plenty of other holiday favorites, the Band of Merrymakers will be hitting the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury for a festive night of music.


Outdoor Fun
Featuring opportunities to learn about the world we live in, as well as hikes to burn a few calories for Thanksgiving feasts, this month has plenty of events to get everybody enjoying the great outdoors!

7th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach
Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Saturday, November 19th, 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Take a dip in the ice-cold water at Cedar Beach to help raise money for Special Olympics New York at the 7th iteration of this popular event.

Make Room For The Turkey Hike at Caumsett State Park
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
631-223-3427
Thursday, November 24th, 8:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

This 6-mile hike through Caumsett will be all that you'll need to burn enough calories for Thanksgiving dinner.


North & South Hike at Muttontown Preserve
Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich, NY 11732
516-906-2733
Wednesday, November 2nd, 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Boths ections of the Muttontown Preserve will be hiked on this moderate 6-mile outdoor adventure.

Trails Less Traveled at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-581-1072
Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM - 12 PM
$4 Adults / $4 Kids / $8 Parking

Join the Regional Environmental Education Team for an exciting 4-mile hike at Hempstead Lake.

In Honor of Trees at William Floyd Estate - FREE!
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-399-2030
Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Event

Learn how to identify  trees by their leaves, colors, bark, buds, and seeds by looking at different species at the estate.

Connetquot Figure Eight Hike at Westbrook Sports Complex
Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
631-567-9494
Sunday, November 6th, 9:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head into Connetquot Park Preserve for a 6-mile hike on trails along both sides of the river.

Rediscover The Red Dot Trail & Beyond at West Hills County Park
Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY 11747
516-249-5041
Tuesday, November 8th, 9:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

This 5 or 6-mile hike will take participants on the Red Dot side of West Hills County Park.

Junior Ranger Night Sky Explorer at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
Fire Island National Seashore, Shirley, NY 11967
631-281-3010
Friday, November 11th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Children ages 8 and up will discover the stars and constellations above Fire Island and the value of dark night skies in nature.

Guided Labyrinth Walks and Reiki at Sayville Common Grounds - FREE!
Gillette Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
631-567-5257
Monday, November 14th, 8:30 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a guided labyrinth walk during the full moon, equinoxes, and solstices at the Sayville Common Grounds.

Indian Island Saunter at Indian Island Park
Indian Point Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-929-6590
Wednesday, November 16th, 1:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Take an easy 3-mile stroll at Indian Island Park and enjoy views of the Peconic River.

Save Our Sea Turtles at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
Fire Island National Seashore, Shirley, NY 11967
631-281-3010
Saturday, November 19th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Visitors will learn about The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and how to help protect sea turtles that live in the waters around Long Island.

Eerie Waks at Muttowntown Preserve
Muttontown Road & Route 106, East Norwich, NY 11732
631-592-9804
Sunday, November 20th, 11 AM - 2 PM
$5 Per Person

Explore the abandoned ruins of the former Muttontown Mansion on this scenic adventure.

Westbrook to Connetquot Hike at Westbrook Sports Complex
Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
Sunday, November 27th, 10:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Follow the Greenbelt along Westbrook Pond and head into Connetquot River State Park Preserve on this 4-mile hike.

More Fall Fun
Though there are certainly more than enough events to enjoy this November, there are also plenty of seasonal activities to enjoy throughout the month. Here are a few suggestions to help you take full advantage of Long Island this month:

Experience Fall While Cycling
Enjoying the beautiful fall foliage is as easy as grabbing some sneakers and heading to a local park, but biking provides a fun alternative! See all of the best sights that Long Island has to offer while you zip along these great bike paths lined with the beloved colors of autumn.

Explore A Local Trail
Regardless of whether you're looking for a true hiking adventure or a scenic spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll, Long Island has hundreds of miles of trails to satisfy nature enthusiasts of all kinds.

Enjoy An Afternoon Of Bowling
Since the temperatures can certainly get a bit chilly during November, head to a local bowling alley to stay warm and active. Dozens of locations on Long Island mean that everyone can test their skills and aim for some strikes this month!

What Activities Are You Most Looking Forward To This November?
Let Us Know in the Comments Below!

 

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