Rowdyween in East Hampton
Wine Dinner & Silent Auction at Tellers
The evening's wine tasting will begin with the debut of the 2002 Opus, followed by 1984 Opus in 1.5 liter bottles, 1999 Opus in 3 liter bottles, 1997 Opus in 6 liter bottles, and a sauternes will be paired with dessert. As a special guest, Opus One's winemaker, Michael Silacci and regional manager, France Posener, will be in attendance to discuss the wines involved in the tasting as well as introduce the 2002 Opus. Tellers Chophouse will be the first restaurant on Long Island to offer the Opus One 2002 vintage and guests will be given the opportunity to purchase the 2002 Opus at a special price.
A silent auction featuring a weekend stay for six at the Robert Mondavi Winery in California (including airfare, accommodations and a private tour and tasting given by Michael Silacci) will accompany the dinner. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will go to benefit the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition. To purchase tickets call Tellers at 631.277.7070.
Southampton Publick House Celebrates October
The Octoberfest Beer Dinner celebrates the conclusion of a month-long celebration of Octoberfest starting at 7:00 p.m. A four course dinner featuring traditional German dishes as well as some locally inspired season favorites will be served paired with German-inspired ales & lagers such as the Golden Lager, Secret Ale, Octoberfest Lager and Hefeweizen. The cost for the dinner is $50, with limited seating available. Pre-paid reservations are necessary.
Next up, the Halloween Costume Party on Saturday will get going at 9:00 p.m. The party includes dance music from DJ Lucienne, $3 Pumpkin Ales and special priced Jose Cuervo margaritas. Prizes for best costume are: $500 first prize, $250 second prize and $100 gift certificate to Southampton Publick House for third prize.
For further information please call The Southampton Publick House at 631.283.2800 or visit www.publick.com.
Islandwide Picks this Weekend
22ND ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL
The 22nd Annual Oyster Festival offers a variety of terrific culinary, entertainment and shopping features, including an exotic petting zoo, interactive pirate treasure hunt, a spectacular tall ship and a Halloween haunted ship. There is Oyster eating and shucking contest on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The festival runs Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Main Street in Oyster Bay. For more information call 516.628.1625 or visit www.theoysterfestival.org.
4TH ANNUAL LI COMEDY FEST
The 4th Annual LI Comedy Fest takes place Saturday, October 15 at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury starting at 8:00 p.m. The evening features Sal Richards, Richie Minervini, Melvin George II and Billy Garan. Call 718.423.4249 or visit www.northforktheatre.com for more information.
FISH HATCHERY FALL FAIR
See exhibits by enviromental groups and conservationists, enjoy children's games, fishing for younger than 12 ($2 for 10 minutes) and music. The fair starts on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and takes place at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium on Route 25A in Cold Spring Harbor. For more information call 516.692.6768 or visit www.cshfha.org.
THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf debuts this weekend, on Saturday, October 15, at Theatre Three on Main Street in Port Jefferson. For ticket and time information, call 631.928.9100.
Four Ducks Honored in the Post Season
Rodriguez was selected after winning the Atlantic League's batting crown with a .322 batting average in 92 games, while finishing second in the league in on-base percentage (.413) and slugging percentage (.603). In addition to league achievements, the former Expo also tied the franchise's single season home run record with 27, equaling the mark set by Kimera Bartee in 2004.
Hernandez earned honors by batting .321, one thousandth of a point shy of earning a share of the 2005 AL batting title with Rodriguez, with 38 extra base hits and a .390 on-base percentage. The former Mariner was named to the 2005 North Division All-Star team and led the club with 39 stolen bases, 78 runs and 67 RBI.
Davis was named left-handed pitcher of the year after posting an 11-8 mark in 24 starts for Long Island in 2005. The southpaw set the franchise's single season wins mark and became the Ducks' all-time wins leader with 19 in his two seasons with Long Island. The former Red finished the season ranked third in the AL with a 3.76 ERA and was named Atlantic League Pitcher of the Month in July.
Named the closer of the All-Star team, Erdos led the Atlantic League with 32 saves in 64 relief appearances. The former Yankee struck out 51 batters while walking 18 and limiting opposing batters to a .250 average in 61.1 innings of work. In Game One of the North Division Playoffs, the 2005 North Division All-Star picked up his first win as a Duck after hurling a perfect ninth inning.
"We are very proud of these four guys," said Ducks general manager Michael Hirsch. "They put together exceptional seasons and led us to the post season for the second straight year."
For more on the Ducks, visit www.liducks.com.
Long Island Association Events in October
Top Talent Seminar – Retaining & Developing Your Best Employees
Wednesday, October 19
LIA Headquarters, 300 Broadhollow Road, Ste 110W, Melville
8:30 a.m. Registration / 9:00 a.m. seminar
This seminar is calling all managers and executives who rely on the talent of those they manage. If you want to recruit, develop high-potential and retain "top talent," join RHR International, the premier firm in the field of corporate psychology. Advance registration: $30 member/$50 non-member/OR $50 at door.
LIA Business Before Hours
Wednesday, October 26
LIA Headquarters, 300 Broadhollow Road, Ste 110W, Melville
Monthly "mini-tradeshow" and networking event. Advance registration is recommended at $10 (payable day of event) and includes Continental Breakfast. Participants are encouraged to bring display materials and plenty of business cards.
"Everything is Illminated" Stars in Huntington
About The Film:
"Everything is Illuminated," written/directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Leskin, Lauret and Elijah Wood, is based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. The film tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion.
The journey begins as a comic nightmare -- with an eccentric trio of paid "expert" guides sorely lacking in expertise: a cranky grandfather who insists on bringing his unruly seeing-eye dog to help him drive and his over-enthusiastic grandson, whose fractured command of English, passion for retro American pop culture, and inability to shut up, threaten to make the worst of every situation. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, the meaning of friendship, and, most importantly, love. In his directorial debut, acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber has crafted a fascinating and mesmerizing film.
Morton's Celebrates National Chocolate Day All Month Long
Panera Bread Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer with Pink Ribbon Bagels
The pink ribbon is a long-standing symbol for the united support of breast cancer research. Because of this, Panera has created special pink bagels shaped like ribbons to help raise funds for this important cause here on Long Island. Baked fresh each day in all area Panera Bread bakery-cafes, the bagels feature real bits of Bing cherries and healthy cranberries.
Participants at the "Weekend for a Cure" walk at Flowerfield in St. James will also be treated to a bagel "to go" prior to the start of their 2.5 mile Walkathon on October 2. To register for the walk, visit www.findacure.org.
"Panera Bread is committed to serving the members of the local community, many of whom have had their lives touched by breast cancer," said Greg George, Director of Operations for Panera. "We are honored to support the Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund in its search for a cure."
Pink Ribbon bagels will be on sale at all seven Panera Bread bakery cafes including Bohemia, Carle Place, East Meadow, East Northport, Hicksville, Huntington and Mineola.
Eat, Drink and Play at the Grand Opening of Dave & Buster's in Farmingdale
D&B's will also debut a new logo, new games and equipment upgrades while giving those in attendance a chance to meet Hall of Fame star athletes. From noon to 3:00 p.m., NHL Hall of Famer and New York Islander, Bryan Trottier; former New York Mets star, Ed Kranepool; and former New York Yankees shortstop, Phil Linz will play waiter for the day. After the ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m., they will announce the "Ultimate Sports Day" prize package, a trip for two including travel, accommodations, and tickets to Super Bowl XL in Detroit on February 5, 2006.
In addition to celebrating, Dave & Buster's plans to give back. Their celebrity bartenders will serve up creative cocktails from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. D&B's will match their tips and donate the proceeds to America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, distributing surplus food to more than 23 million hungry Americans each year.
All guests will receive a $10 card good for that day with a special $10 bounce-back offer good for their next visit. WBLI 106.1 FM and WBAB 102.3 FM will also be giving away tickets, dinner for two at D&B's and transportation by limousine to upcoming New York Islander home games, the Paul McCartney concert (10/4 or 10/5) and the U2 concert (10/7 - 10/14). For more information, call Dave & Buster's at 631.249.0708.