Seven Events Happening on Long Island Next Week


OcTuba Fest

Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

Source: Ginny Greenberg.

Hofstra University’s annual fall celebration of the tuba continues this year. There will be solo performances of the instrument by both students and faculty. Additionally, there will be a performance by Hofstra-Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. Admission to the event, which will be held at the Helene Fortunoff Theater in the Monroe Lecture Center, is free.

Where: Helene Fortunoff Theater at the Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra University, 127 Hofstra University Hempstead NY 11549 US, Hempstead, NY 11549

Info: 516-463-5669


Pumpkinfest Craft Brew Weekends

Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Riverhead’s Garden of Eve organic farm will have a pumpkin-picking field and craft beer tastings. Kids can enjoy themselves through activities like pumpkin-picking, hay rides and seeing farm animals. Those 21 and older will have access to the farm brewery, which will be offering craft beer tastings and cups of beer from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Local wine will also be available for purchase by the bottle. Admission to the event is $7.95 per person, but those who pre-purchase tickets online would only have to pay $5.

Where: Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Info: 631-722-8777


5th Annual Suffolk County Marathon and Freedom Fest Taste of Long Island Festival

Saturday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.


Among the marathons that participants may run in are a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon through Patchogue. There will be several forms of entertainment once the races are finished, including live music, food and craft beers. Prices to participate range from $20 to $30 for the 5K, $30 to $50 for the 10K, $40 to $80 for the half-marathon and $50 to $90 for the marathon.

Where: YMCA, 255 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772

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Spring Awakening

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.


An adult-oriented musical, “Spring Awakening” is set in 1891 Germany and explores adulthood, morality, sexuality and the emotional journey from adolescence to adulthood. The play has a punk-rock score and celebrates rebellion while also examining self-discovery and anxiety for those coming of age.

Where: Malloy College Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Info: 516-323-4444 or


Paint Nite: Whimsical Pumpkins

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.


Wantaugh’s Tavolo Kitchen will be hosting a painting class. Attendees will be guided and entertained by an artist as they’re tasked with making their own creative works of art. Interaction between fellow aspiring artists is encouraged at the event. Tickets to the event are $35 per person.

Where: Tavolo Kitchen, 1919 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793

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Other People’s Parties

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.

Source: Hofstra University Museum of Art.

The exhibit attempts to call attention to the highs and lows of our most social occasions through photographs of people socializing with each other. The photographers’ goal is to investigate the human impulse to capture party moments through photography and our desire to live vicariously through images of others. Among the artists’ works being shown are those of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark and Andy Warhol.

Where: Hofstra University Museum of Art, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Info: 516-463-5672 or


Business Expo 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.


The Melville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo could present a good opportunity for businesses attending the event to boost revenue and make connections with other attendees. Among the features available at the event are opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to be recognized via the Chamber’s network platforms and the venue’s big screen.

Where: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747

Info: or 631-777-6260




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