Health and Wellness Fair
Friday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Hospital’s Outpatient Service will be hosting a variety of panels and giving out screenings and flu shots. Among the panels available to the public are those on foot care, stress management techniques, what to know about strokes and the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Among the screenings available are diabetes education, lung cancer screenings and hyperbaric and wound care. Light refreshments will be provided at the event.
Where: St. Joseph Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
Info: 516-520-2487 or stjosephhospital.chsli.org
Long Island Fall Beer Festival
Saturday, Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
An indoor and outdoor event at the Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale, the Long Island Beer Festival will provide unlimited samples of local breweries with local food trucks and vendors. There will be multiple lawn games available for attendees to play. This year, a kids zone will be part of the festival, with face painters, a bounce castle and craft vendors, among other forms of entertainment they may find. Tickets are available online for $55 plus taxes and fees. The price will increase to $60 on the day of the event. Designated driver tickets are available for $20 plus taxes and fees.
Where: US Academy of Soccer, 875 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY, 11735
Saturday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
The 36th Annual Oyster Festival will feature several attractions that may entertain the whole family. There will be live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides and an oyster eating and shucking contest.
The original event was organized as a parade to honor the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, whose family summered in Oyster Bay. After the original parade on Roosevelt’s 150th birthday proved to be such a success, the community leaders decided to hold turn it into an annual festival starting in 1983.
Where: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, 25 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771
Info: 516-628-1625 or theoysterfestival.org
Historic Haunts on Long Island
Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
The Connetquot Public Library will be hosting historian Kerriann Flanagan Brodsky and her ghost hunting partner, Joe Giaquinto. There, they’ll speak about some of their paranormal encounters while visiting supposedly haunted sites on Long Island.
Where: Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716.
Info: 631-567-5079 or connetquotlibrary.org
Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection
Tuesday, Oct. 22-Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett will be taking time to answer audience questions and reflect on her acting career. In between questions, Burnett and the audience will be presented clips of her performances. Burnett, whose career on television spans more than 70 years, is best-known for starring in “The Carol Burnett Show,” a sketch comedy series that aired from 1967 to 1978.
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY 11548
Info:516-299-3100 or Tillescenter.org
Mort Künstler: “The Godfather” of Pulp Fiction Illustrators
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.
Some of Mort Künstler’s work of pulp fiction illustrations will be on display at the Heckscher Museum of Art. More than 80 original illustrations from his private collection will be part of the exhibit, many of which will be viewed by the public for the first time.
While he’s renowned as America’s premiere Civil War painter, Künstler made a name for himself in the 1950s and 60s illustrating for then-popular men’s adventure magazines. His work attempted to capture the post-war bravado of the male psyche through dramatic images of courage and physical prowess.
Where: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Info: 631-351-3250 or heckscher.org
Chris Janson at The Paramount
Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Platinum-selling country singer/songwriter Chris Janson will be performing at The Paramount on Long Island. Janson is most known for his songs “Buy Me a Boat,” “Holdin Her” and “Fix a Drink.” His third album, “Real Friends,” is scheduled to be released Oct. 18.
Where: 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Info: theparamountny.com or 631-673-7300