Hot Spots: Tastings, Art Exhibits and More in the Latest Weekly Watch

Autumn is here with plenty of hot spots on Long Island for entertainment!

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The arrival of October makes it feel much more like autumn. And, this week’s hot spots featuring tastings with autumn ingredients and favorites add to that feel. Make sure to check out a six course chef tasting at Westbury Manor, Islip Chamber of Commerce’s A Taste of the South Shore, and the Autumn Appetizing Cook-Off at Wit & Whim. There’s also plenty of other entertainment on Long Island, including art exhibits, karaoke night, a performance with Chicago blues legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy and more. Check out the details below!


Who: Land Of The Rising Sun – Art Of Japan At Hofstra University Museum
Info: Currently on exhibit at the David Filderman Gallery are highlights of Japanese works spanning the 16th through 20th centuries. The exhibit includes woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at David Filderman Gallery at Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead – (516) 463-5672

Who: Karaoke Monday At The Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore
Info: Enjoy a night of karaoke and specials like all you can eat wings and all you can drink Bud Lights!
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 8PM to 10PM for the all you can eat/drink specials, 9PM karaoke at the Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore, 60 E. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-9700 


Who: End Of Summer/Fall Six Course Chef Tasting At Westbury Manor
Info: With the seasons changing celebration begins at Westbury Manor with its six course tasting. Come enjoy a bunch of small plates using the best ingredients at the peak of their freshness. There’s also a bottle of wine that will go with the meal. Call and reserve your spot.
Cost: $85
Time & Place: 5PM to 9PM at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury – (516) 393-9403

Who: Islip Chamber of Commerce’s A Taste Of The South Shore
Info: Come by Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore where this event is hosted. Enjoy samples of food and drink specialties from local businesses. There’s also entertainment by Bob Pinnola of the Suburban Brothers Band.
Cost: $50
Time & Place: 6PM to 9:30PM at Captain Bill’s, 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore – (631) 581-2720


Who: Gatsby’s Long Island At Patchogue-Medford Library
Info: Author and historian Monica Randall is present to give a presentation on the original castle that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Learn about the details of the Woodward murder case and the mysterious F.W. Woolworth Mansion. Call to register for the event.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 654-4700

Who: Smithtown Township Arts Council “Artist Spotlight” At Mill Ponds House
Info: It’s the first annual “Artist Spotlight” featuring the work of Long Island artist Barbara Bilotta. Bilotta is an abstract expressionist. She offers vibrant paintings with visual and emotional power and striking abstract patterns in her works. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Mill Pond House (GPS Location, 199 Mill Pond Road), St. James – (631) 862-6575


Who: Buddy Guy At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info:  Enjoy a performance with Chicago blues legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy. Guy is one of the music world’s premiere guitar players and has influenced musicians since the late 50s.
Cost: $39.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Autumn Appetizing Cook-Off At Wit & Whim
Info: All aspiring chefs are asked to cook up a storm for Wit & Whim’s Autumn Appetizing Cook-Off! Bring bite-sized tastes of your favorite autumn appetizer to be part of the ultimate cook-off. The crowd’s favorite chef wins a $250 shopping spree at Wit & Whim. Sign up early to be part of the fun at or calling.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Wit & Whim, 6 Carlton Avenue, Port Washington – (516) 944-9200

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