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Check out Old Westbury Gardens' annual Rise of the Jack-o'-lanterns and more fun things to do on Long Island.

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, and parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

'Young Frankenstein' screening

Fans of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” (pictured, with
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Fans of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” (pictured, with Gene Wilder, left, and Peter Boyle) are in for a rare treat. The 1974 hit comedy that spoofs 1930s horror movies will be screened at theaters in Westbury and Hampton Bays, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. But arrive on time because Brooks will be introducing the film live from 20th Century Fox in Hollywood. ADMISSION $12.50-$13.50 INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com

Hamptons International Film Festival

Film industry fans get a chance to see
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Film industry fans get a chance to see international documentaries, shorts and feature films during the annual weekend-long Hamptons International Film Festival on the East End. Opening night features director Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” (pictured, with Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) about an interracial couple sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. Throughout the week, ticketholders can meet directors and actors after the screenings or attend chats led by Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) and Aaron Eckhart (“Sully”). WHEN | WHERE Thursday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 10, at participating East End theaters INFO 631-324-4600, hamptonsfilmfest.org ADMISSION $15-$35

Back From the Grave double feature

If you’re into nightmarish, flesh-eating corpses, this double
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If you’re into nightmarish, flesh-eating corpses, this double feature is for you. As part of the “Shocktober” film series at the Cinema Arts Centre, two zombie films from the ’80s — “Day of the Dead” (pictured, with Lori Cardille) and “Return of the Living Dead” — are projected onto the big screen for a night of 35-millimeter retro horror. WHEN | WHERE 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 423 Park Ave., Huntington INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org ADMISSION $22

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Rise of the Jack-o’-lanterns

Halloween season kicks off with the glow of
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Halloween season kicks off with the glow of thousands of carved pumpkins along a path on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens at the Rise of the Jack-o’-lanterns. The annual event features themed stations of pumpkin art inspired by celebrities, pop culture, movies and television, plus creative sculptures. Tickets are sold in advance for timed entry. WHEN | WHERE 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 9. The event continues through Oct. 30, Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd. INFO 516-252-3392, advance tickets required, therise.org/njny ADMISSION $26 ($22 ages 3-12)

Gateway's Haunted Playhouse

The folks at Gateway's Haunted Playhouse in Bellport
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The folks at Gateway's Haunted Playhouse in Bellport work hard to make your blood chill when they transform their entire property into a terrifying labyrinth of fear and horror. Hours this week are 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday Oct. 8, and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. While waiting to enter, guests can enjoy food and beverages in a beer garden (with an under-21 area), a coffin ride and a variety of midway attractions. Recommended for ages 12 and older. ADMISSION $30 ($25 advance); $40 fast pass ($35 online) INFO 631-286-1133, gatewayshauntedplayhouse.com

Long Island Fall Festival

Get a chance to frolic outdoors before the
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Get a chance to frolic outdoors before the colder temps arrive at the Long Island Fall Festival. Live entertainment, carnival rides and food, a craft beer and wine tent, and hundreds of vendors fill Heckscher Park and the surrounding streets in Huntington, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 (carnival and food only), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. ADMISSION Free PHONE 631-423-6100 WEB lifallfestival.com

Graham Nash

Rock and Roll and Songwriter hall of famer
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Rock and Roll and Songwriter hall of famer Graham Nash stops at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. The former member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, performs cuts from his latest album, “The Path Tonight,” which includes a collection of his original songs. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach INFO 631-288-1500, whbpac.org ADMISSION $76-$106

Montauk Fall Fest

From pumpkin decorating and crab races to a
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From pumpkin decorating and crab races to a farmers market, art contest and pony rides, the Montauk Fall Fest has a sampling of the season. Highlights: a clam chowder contest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, and the Montauk Playhouse’s auction, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and next Sunday, Oct. 9, on the Green, Montauk INFO 631-668-2428, montaukchamber.com  ADMISSION Free ($12 chowder contest tastings)

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Kids' activities at Railroad Museum of Long Island

Riverhead's Railroad Museum of Long Island buzzes with
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Riverhead's Railroad Museum of Long Island buzzes with children's activities this weekend. Toy trains and tracks will be set up as well as Chuggington and Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends videos playing, pumpkin painting and rides on the popular Pumpkin Patch Train. The craft tent and Ultimate Thomas store will be open, too. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. ADMISSION $7 ($4 ages 5-12) INFO 631-727-7920, rmli.org

Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park

Celebrate German culture and the autumn season with
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Celebrate German culture and the autumn season with Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park, featuring craft and stein vendors, traditional German fare and live music along with the Bob Hugel German dancers. Imported German and domestic beers will be on tap. For the kiddies, you’ll find tractor rides and a pumpkin maze. WHEN | WHERE Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 10, rain or shine, Eisenhower Park, parking Field 6, East Meadow INFO 516-572-0200, nassaucountyny.gov/parks ADMISSION Free

'Pumpkin Patch Magic' musical

Hilarity ensues when a nervous gnome, a grounded
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Hilarity ensues when a nervous gnome, a grounded witch and a confused ghost team up to save the pumpkin patch in Theatre Three’s original production of the children’s musical, “Pumpkin Patch Magic.” Performances are 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Port Jefferson. ADMISSION $10 INFO 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com

Nassau County Fair

More than 50 vendors sell handmade crafts and
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More than 50 vendors sell handmade crafts and gift items, and service vendors provide information on lifestyle tips — including travel, financial and health, at the Nassau County Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Eugene Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach. ADMISSION Free PHONE 516-442-6000 WEB longislandstreetfairs.com

FOLD Festival

Nile Rodgers (pictured) and Chic, Bette Midler, Earth
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Nile Rodgers (pictured) and Chic, Bette Midler, Earth Wind and Fire, The Village People and “Glee” cast member Alex Newell take over Forest Hills Stadium for the FOLD Festival ( “freak out — let’s dance”). WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, grounds of the West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills INFO 877-435-9849, ticketfly.com ADMISSION $88.50-$108.50

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LI Harvest Festival

The Long Island Harvest Festival returns to the
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The Long Island Harvest Festival returns to the Lindenhurst Firemen’s Pavilion, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. A BMX stunt show has been added this year. Look for live music, food vendors, craft beer selections, rides, bounce houses and the popular pumpkin patch. Rain date Oct. 9. ADMISSION $10 (free ages 12 and younger) INFO 631-504-2968, liharvestfest.com

Westhampton Beach Oysterfest

The Westhampton Beach Oysterfest returns this weekend at
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The Westhampton Beach Oysterfest returns this weekend at the municipal marina on Library Avenue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Look for an oyster-shucking contest, sword-fighting lessons, juggler, a pirate show and seafood aplenty. Also, live music and bounce houses. Rain date Oct. 9. ADMISSION $5 suggested donation ($20 per family) INFO 631-905-4869, whboysterfest.com

Olde Southampton After Dark graveyard tour

Take a walking tour with a town historian
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Take a walking tour with a town historian through the Old Southampton burial ground. The informative Olde Southampton After Dark tour points out historic tombstones and the people who are buried there. Meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the corner of Little Plains Road and Post Lane. ADMISSION Free PHONE Reservations 631-283-2494 WEB southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Beginners' fishing clinic

Try your hand at bluefish and bass fishing
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Try your hand at bluefish and bass fishing at a beginners' clinic, 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Captree State Park. The first half hour is instructional, followed by an hour of practice of casting and reeling. Because of the strength of these fish, the clinic is limited to those ages 16 and older. Bring your own equipment or rent/purchase at dock. No fishing license is required. Call to reserve. ADMISSION $8 parking INFO 631-587-3430, facebook.com/captreebait

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Show

Gather up some horsepower and throw in some
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Gather up some horsepower and throw in some shooting skills, and you have the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Show courtesy of the Long Island Riders, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. After the show, meet the cowboys and horses who are keeping the Old West tradition alive. ADMISSION $10 ($7 ages 5-12) PHONE 516-572-8401 WEB longislandriders.com

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Riverhead Country Fair

The Riverhead Country Fair brings craft vendors, live
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The Riverhead Country Fair brings craft vendors, live entertainment, carnival rides and activities including a tractor pull, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. ADMISSION Free PHONE 631-727-1215 WEB riverheadcountryfair.com

Long Island Volkswagen Club show

This is your chance to a see of

This is your chance to a see of lineup of bugs that you don’t need a swatter for. The Long Island Volkswagen Club hosts the display that features classic models — ’30s Beetles, square backs and Westfalia camper vans — as well as later-model VWs including Scirocco and the Thing. WHEN | WHERE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Platinum Volkswagen’s parking lot across the street from the service center at 45 Nelson Ave., Hicksville. Rain date Monday, Oct. 10. INFO 516-780-5170, livc.net ADMISSION Free ($20-$25 show cars)

Bethpage Polo at the Park

It’s your last chance to watch a real
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It’s your last chance to watch a real polo match before the chukkers are put away for the season at Bethpage Polo at the Park. Tailgating is encouraged, and you’ll also find pony rides for the children and a VIP tent ($50) where you’ll get an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and plush seating. WHEN | WHERE 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale INFO 516-500-7656, bethpagepolo.com ADMISSION $5 (free younger than 12)

Columbus Day parade

Saluting Italian heritage and Christopher Columbus, the Long
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Saluting Italian heritage and Christopher Columbus, the Long Island Order Sons of Italy in America present an annual parade featuring marching bands from local high schools, floats and vintage cars. This year, you’ll also find lodge members dressed in authentic costumes from 16 regions of Italy, including Sicily, Umbria and Lazio. WHEN | WHERE Noon next Sunday, Oct. 9, Main Street and Park Avenue, Huntington. Rain or shine. INFO 516-633-1435, nysosia.org ADMISSION Free

End of Summer Celebration (rescheduled)

Spectacular sounds and sights will headline the rescheduled
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Spectacular sounds and sights will headline the rescheduled End of Summer Celebration at Peconic Landing in Greenport on Sunday, Oct. 9. The 40-member Atlantic Wind Symphony performs Broadway show tunes, movie scores, marches and pops at 6 p.m., and a fireworks display starts at about 7:15 p.m. Bring your own seating. This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 4 but was canceled for threatening weather. Rain date Oct. 10. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-477-3800, peconiclanding.com

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Heritage Trust Family Festival

The Heritage Trust Family Festival returns to North
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The Heritage Trust Family Festival returns to North Shore Heritage Park in Mt. Sinai this weekend with rides, games and food 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. ADMISSION Free ($20 advance ride bracelet) INFO 516-455-3179, newtonshows.com

San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons

The patron saint of Naples, Italy, would be

The patron saint of Naples, Italy, would be proud of the San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons, a two-day street fair in Hampton Bays that’s a feast of Italian specialties and carnival-style fun. You’ll find games, rides and raffles along with live entertainment. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, a light parade features floats and marching bands along Ponquogue Avenue. Once it gets dark on Saturday, Oct. 1, look to the skies for a fireworks show. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Good Ground Road, Hampton Bays INFO 631-728-0066, sangennarofestofthehamptons.com  ADMISSION Free

‘Sesame Street Live’

Who knew that rubber duckies, trash can lids
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Who knew that rubber duckies, trash can lids and cookie jars could be used as musical instruments? Hear how Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and all their Sesame Street friends make it work, during a stage production of "Elmo Makes Music." WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville INFO 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com ADMISSION $25-$65 ($105 includes a meet and greet)

Dee Snider charity ride

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider makes his annual
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider makes his annual motorcycle trek along Ocean Parkway to benefit Long Island Cares. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at Lido Beach Park with kickstands up at 11 for the ride. Nonriders can join the post-cruise festivities around 1 p.m. back at the park that include live music and vendors — plus a nonperishable food drive.  WHEN | WHERE Sunday, Oct. 2, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach INFO 516-582-3663, ext. 104, deesnidersride.com  ADMISSION $35 rider, $25 passenger ($20-$30 advance)

Eric Wilzig of ‘America’s Got Talent’

You might remember Eric Wilzig from a recent
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You might remember Eric Wilzig from a recent appearance as a contestant (season 4) on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” This time the illusionist is part of the Extreme Magic and Thrills stage show at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, along with a knife thrower and sword swallower. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com  ADMISSION $39

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José Feliciano

Grammy-winning guitarist and singer José Feliciano, who is
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Grammy-winning guitarist and singer José Feliciano, who is recognized as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, comes to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. His holiday classic, “Feliz Navidad,” and cover of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” are sure to be in the lineup. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue INFO 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.com  ADMISSION $45

All-breed dog show

This is your chance to see Long Island’s
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This is your chance to see Long Island’s show dogs strut their stuff. The Westbury Kennel Association’s conformation show features more than 100 breeds along with an obedience trial. You’ll also find a “meet the breed” expert explaining the characteristics of the dogs in the rings. Pictured: Kimberly Petts and her German shorthaired pointer, Cheza's Stardust WHEN | WHERE 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. Rain or shine. INFO 516-922-3541, westburykennelassoc.org ADMISSION $10 ($20 per carload)

Potato Festival

There was a time when potato fields dominated
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There was a time when potato fields dominated Long Island’s farm country. The modern-day Potato Festival celebrates the past with quirky spud-themed fun like a potato peeling race, mashed potato sculpting, potato sack races and Mr. Potato Head decorating. Of course there’ll be a lineup of potato-based food: chips, skins, pancakes and more, along with live music and food trucks. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Long Island Sports Park, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton INFO 631-940-7290, lipotatofest.com  ADMISSION $20, free ages 12 and younger

Alton Brown

Alton Brown's résumé includes an impressive lineup of
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Alton Brown's résumé includes an impressive lineup of hosting spots on Food Network shows, including “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Good Eats” and “Iron Chef America.” The TV personality comes to Book Revue in Huntington to sign his new book, “EveryDayCook,” consisting of personal recipes that he uses day to day. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington INFO 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com  ADMISSION Free

Irish Day in Long Beach

Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival Celebrate the
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Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival Celebrate the Emerald Isle and Irish culture closer to home with a parade complete with bagpipers, marching bands, Irish step dancers and Emerald Societies, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, from Washington Boulevard in Long Beach. It’s followed by a festival of Irish food, Irish clothing, crafts, games, rides and live music. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Beech Street, Long Beach. Rain or shine. INFO 516-398-8643, sbnoah.org ADMISSION Free

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Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne headlines Sag Harbor’s American Music Festival
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Joan Osborne headlines Sag Harbor’s American Music Festival with a concert at Old Whalers’ Church at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 ($35-$100). The festival continues Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, with free performances in locations around Sag Harbor including Marine Park, a stage next to the American Hotel, and other restaurants, galleries and retail shops. PHONE 917-715-4116 WEB sagharbormusic.org

Car and plane show

Horsepower meets air power at the American Airpower
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Horsepower meets air power at the American Airpower Museum on Saturday, Oct. 1, when a lineup of Corvettes gets up close to the vintage airplanes for a 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. show. Rain date Oct. 8. ADMISSION $10 ($5 ages 4-12); $25 show cars, includes museum admission PHONE 631-293-6398 WEB licoa.org 

Pumpkinfest

Round, ribbed and deep orange — that’s how

Round, ribbed and deep orange — that’s how you’ll find the star attraction at Suffolk County Farm’s Pumpkinfest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 in Yaphank. There’s also a corn maze plus wagon rides, craft and food vendors, and live music. ADMISSION $12 (free younger than 3) PHONE 631-852-4600 WEB ccesuffolk.org

Parrot Expo

From tiny parrotlets to huge Macaws, this year’s
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From tiny parrotlets to huge Macaws, this year’s Parrot Expo is for the birds. Experts offer information on care, noise and biting issues while vendors sell bird food, gifts and accessories, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Freeport Recreation Center. ADMISSION $8 ($2 ages 2-12) PHONE 631-957-1100 WEB liparrots.org

Diva 5K and half-marathon

The gals are running the glam-way, decked out
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The gals are running the glam-way, decked out in tutus, boas and tiaras. The annual Diva 5K and half-marathon races take over Eisenhower Park in East Meadow beginning at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Expect crowns and glasses of bubbly at the finish line celebration. ADMISSION $65 for the 5K, $110 half-marathon WEB runlikeadiva.com

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Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé, often compared to Frank Sinatra, stars
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Michael Bublé, often compared to Frank Sinatra, stars in a documentary about his concert touring and nightly performances. Get a backstage perspective and an intimate look into how his shows come together at “Tour Stop 148,” screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at select movie theaters. ADMISSION $12.50-$16 INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.org

AKC Champion Dog Show

The pros will be doing their thing on
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The pros will be doing their thing on Friday, Sept. 30, but all dogs are welcome at the AKC Champion Dog Show at the Smithtown Historical Society, starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, to try out the beginning agility course or scent discrimination challenges. ADMISSION $10 (or $25 per carload) INFO 631-277-2201, suffolkdogclub.com

Robert B. MacKay book signing

Which communities on the North Shore started out
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Which communities on the North Shore started out as “residential parks” in the late 1800s? Learn about the unique beginnings of many now well-known Long Island neighborhoods at an author luncheon narrated by Robert B. MacKay 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Swan Club in Roslyn. Call to reserve. ADMISSION $48 INFO 516-759-8300, goldcoastlibrary.org

Gladys Knight

Seven-time Grammy winner and “Empress of Soul” Gladys
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Seven-time Grammy winner and “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight returns to NYCB Theatre at Westbury along with R&B ballad singer Freddie Jackson to perform together at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. ADMISSION $65-$199.50 INFO 800-745-3000, livenation.com

The Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair at the Old Bethpage
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The Long Island Fair at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a must-see for those who have a thing for “the good old days.” See jugglers, lumberjack competitions, mounted drills, puppet shows, singers and dancers, craft demonstrations and the historic village itself. The fair runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. ADMISSION $12 ($8 ages 5-12); $7 enter before noon Saturday and Sunday INFO 516-572-8400, lifair.org

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Maasai tribe of Kenya

Head to the Port Jefferson Village Center from
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Head to the Port Jefferson Village Center from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, to watch four members of the ancient Maasai tribe of Kenya sing, dance and discuss their cultural practices and modern challenges while raising funds to build schools in their homeland. This is a family-friendly event. Pictured: Cicilia Seleyian Koisenke ADMISSION Free INFO 631-835-1520, leavingfootprints.org 

Run to the Lighthouse

To celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial year,

To celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial year, the Strong Island Running Club is hosting a 5K Run to the Lighthouse from Robert Moses State Park to the historic Fire Island Lighthouse and back to Field 5. WHEN | WHERE 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Ocean Parkway, Fire Island INFO 631-806-4649, strongislandrunningclub.com ADMISSION $30 ($25 advance)

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