Top Things To Do This October


October is the tenth month of the year, one of 7 months with 31 days. The astronomical fall (Northern Hemisphere) 2016 begins on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

The October birthstones are tourmaline and opal. The birth flower is the Calendula. The zodiac signs for the month for October are Libra and Scorpio after the 22nd.

The new moon will be on October 1 and the full moon on October 16, 2016:

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Making Strides of Long Island

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Registration: 7:00 a.m. Rolling Start: 8-11 a.m. Jones Beach State Park – Field 5
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Ring in the Jewish New Year with These Delicious Menu Options

Check out these great recipes for the Jewish New Year!


Rosh Hashana Oct 3-4, 2016 M‑Tu The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur Oct 12, 2016 W Day of Atonement
Sukkot Oct 17-18, 2016 M‑Tu
Oct 19-23, 2016 W‑Su Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Oct 24, 2016 M Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Oct 25, 2016 Tu Day of Celebrating the Torah

Hamptons International Film Festival 10/6-10

hiff-2016-poster-john-alexander-500hAre you planning ahead? We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival this fall. 


The exclusive access Founder Pass is a terrific option!
Other passes and packages offer the best pricing.
Individual tickets are now on sale. Buy tickets online here, or check out the Box Office page for phone and in-person options.

Click here for more!


Oktoberfest – Post Office Cafe, Babylon 10/7-9

Long Island Pumpkin Picking and Spooky Events

It’s the spookiest time of year! For pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and spooky happenings, click here!autumn

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens 

***All New for 2016!*** Returning to New York and Los Angeles and debuting in New Jersey and Boston is the most iconic, truly unique family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! Come see thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages! The various new and exciting themes created for 2016 are sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.

This year, we’re DOUBLING the number of intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins on display which our artists spend 10-15 hours on per pumpkin to illustrate and carve to perfection. We’re also bringing back our iconic multi-pumpkin structures that consist of dozens of illuminated jack o’lanterns assembled into life-sized pieces of art. You’ll see classic fan-favorites like life-sized dinosaurs, dragons, and safari animals, as well as a number of new structures featuring time-honored characters from some favorite movies, including one that will make you feel like you’re in a galaxy far, far, away. Click here for more.

The Milleridge Halloween Haunted Village 10/29-30


Great Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular Sail 10/29

The 4th Annual Great Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular Sail will take place at Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon. The first 50 carved pumpkins received are placed on floation devices with candles inserted inside and sailed around the lake behind kayaks. Children can make scary crafts, play games, visit the “Spooky Den”, check out the petting zoo and stop at various trick or treat stations.
Activities: 3-6PM
Great Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular Sail: 6PM


Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks 10/29bats-barnacles

Join us as we celebrate Halloween – Aquarium style. All “buoys” and “ghouls” in costume will get 50% off admission with a paying adult (one child 12 years and under, per adult). Children will gather sweets and treats with our Safe Trick or Treating throughout the Aquarium. Our Unearthing Atlantis Dig will be transformed into a “Pirate’s Nightmare Haunted House” by the amazing special effects team at We will have a Costume Parade for our Penguins, face painting*, author readings, the Live-brary team with the 3-D printer, a puppet show by Katie’s Puppets, craft and game stations and more! And of course our lovable animals, enjoying their Halloween treats!
Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 or visit the web for additional details.

Masquerade Ball 10/29masquerade

Celebrate Halloween in grand fashion at our Masquerade Ball! Taking place in the elegant Sea Star Ballroom, enjoy an open bar, passed hors devours, buffet stations a DJ, dancing and entertainment. Don’t miss the social event of the year!
$69.95 per person (plus applicable tax). Click here for more details.

Maria Greco
Maria is a Long Island native and lives on the south shore of LI with her family. With a background in graphic design, marketing, video editing/producing and writing, she loves to maintain and update LIFinds as a way to highlight Long Island for locals.

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