1. EAST HAMPTON AUTHORS NIGHT

 

WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Saturday, East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton with dinner parties following in private homes. Reservations required.

ADMISSION $100 reception only, $225-$2,500 for reception and dinner party

INFO 631-324-0222, ext. 7, authorsnight.org

It's a chance to meet and mingle with more than 160 authors. The East Hampton's annual fundraiser kicks off with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception on the grounds, where authors such as Nelson DeMille, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Katie Lee, Dick Cavett and Robert A. Caro will sign copies of their books.

At 8 p.m., the festivities shift into private homes throughout the Hamptons, where individual authors will be guests of honor at intimate dinner parties -- lively conversation practically guaranteed.


 

 

2. LAST SUMMER RUN

 

The oh-so-popular Monday night series of runs in New York State parks winds down for the summer with a final 5-mile event at Jones Beach that's open to single-race registration. A post-race party follows with refreshments and snacks for runners.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Monday, Zach's Bay, Jones Beach State Park, field 5, Wantagh. On-site registration starts at 6.

INFO 631-321-3510, flrrt.com

ADMISSION $20


 

 

3. "FILMS ON FOOD"

 

"Forks Over Knives," an examination of our everyday eating and its effect on our health, is screened at Cinema Arts Centre with a live video guest appearance by surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who is featured in the film. A reception with snacks provided by Whole Foods Market follows.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org

ADMISSION $13 (includes reception)


 

 

4. FLORAL DESIGN

 

It's peak season for flowers, but few of us know how to make a good-looking bouquet. Join Old Westbury Gardens head gardener Scott Lucas, who creates all the arrangements that decorate the historic house, as he conducts a class using fresh-picked flowers from the garden. Reservations required.

WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd.

ADMISSION $15 (includes garden admission)

INFO 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org


 

 

5. NORTH FORK CRAFT BEER, BBQ AND WINE FESTIVAL

 

More than 50 breweries from around the country will set up outdoors at the annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival next weekend. Attendees can taste 2-ounce samples of brews and Long Island wines, lunch is catered by Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead. The cover band Mystery Play will play live music throughout the afternoon.

WHEN | WHERE 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead

INFO 631-940-7290, northforkcraftbeerfestival.com

ADMISSION $70 ($55 advance), must be 21 or older


 

 

6. TOAST ROBERT MOSES

 

Coe Hall hosts an outdoor Champagne and hors d'oeuvres party in its scenic cloister garden in honor of its current exhibition, "Robert Moses on Long Island, 1925-1975." The evening includes live music, hand-rolled cigars and lawn games.

WHEN | WHERE 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

INFO 516-922-8682, plantingfields.org

ADMISSION $50 ($30 police, firefighters and military)


 

 

7. GRILLING CLASS

 

Williams-Sonoma hosts a special two-hour grilling class that will use recipes from celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis. Featured dishes include chicken and shrimp with pancetta chimichurri, Italian s'mores and grilled eggplant with goat cheese salad.

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Williams-Sonoma, Walt Whitman Mall, Huntington Station

INFO 631-549-4699, williams-sonoma.com

ADMISSION $60


 

 

8. 'TRON' OUTDOORS

 

Port Jefferson's "Movies on the Harbor" series continues with an outdoor screening of the 2010 science fiction flick starring Jeff Bridges, "Tron: Legacy," a sequel to the original 1982 film. Bring a chair, blanket and a picnic meal, if you'd like.

WHEN | WHERE Dusk Tuesday, Harborfront Park, 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson

INFO 631-802-2164, portjeff.com

ADMISSION Free


 

 

9. MAROON 5 AT JONES BEACH

 

Fresh off his coaching stint on NBC's "The Voice," Adam Levine leads the Grammy-winning rock band Maroon 5 on a summer concert tour with fellow West Coast rockers Train and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Friday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh

INFO 800-745-3000, livenation.com

ADMISSION $25.50-$125.50


 

 

10. MEET A YANKEE

 

Infielder Eduardo Nunez comes to Long Island after his day game at Yankee Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

WHEN | WHERE 6-7 p.m. Thursday, The Steiner Sports Store, Roosevelt Field mall, Garden City

INFO 800-242-7139, steinersports.com

ADMISSION $30 ($10 personal inscription)

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