This week, fall is in the air. And nothing says autumn quite like good food, good books, and Oktoberfest activities. Get to know some premier writers, learn to cook with new fall favorites, and enjoy the local harvest from land and sea.
Tuesday, October 4
Almond’s Artists & Writer’s Night
At 7 p.m., Almond hosts its latest Artists & Writer’s Night, with writer Iris Smyles. The evening will feature a family style three-course menu by executive chef Jason Weiner. Call 631-537-5665 for reservations.
Wednesday, October 5
The Tastiest Fall Ever with Chef Rob Scott
Simply Creative chef Rob Scott will demonstrate how to cook fresh fall dishes with pears, squash, cranberries and more. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Call 631-728-6241 for more information.
Writers Speak with Kim Addonizio
Head to Stony Brook Southampton at 7 p.m. for a free author talk with Kim Addonizio. A poet, novelist and musician, she was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her latest works include Mortal Trash, a poetry collection, and Bukowski in a Sundress, a memoir in essays. A question and answer session will follow a reading of her work.
Thursday, October 6
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Women’s EXPO will provide a marketplace for Long Island craftswomen. It’s a networking opportunity as well as a great chance to support local businesses. Fire art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, glassware and more will be for sale. Sweets, refreshments and music begin at 4 p.m. Women’s EXPO will take place at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. Visit womensexpoli.org for more details.
Friday, October 7
Author Talk at Diliberto Winery
At 7 p.m., author Frank Amoroso will read from Dread the Fed, a story of a secret plot within the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. Signed copies will be available. Wine and Neapolitan pizza will be available for purchase prior to the event. Visit riverheadlibrary.org for details.
An Evening with Graham Nash at WHBPAC
At 8 p.m. the Grammy winner and Songwriter Hall of Famer Graham Nash will perform on the WHBPAC stage. Visit whbpac.org for ticket information, or call 631-288-1500.
Saturday, October 8
Annual Harvest Festival in Greenport
Beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport, there will be a festival featuring a yard sale, homemade foods and baked goods, children’s activities and much more. The rain date will be Columbus Day, October 10th. Proceeds benefit the Community Outreach programs and St. Peter’s Outreach programs. For more information, call 477-0662.
Fall Family Festival at Montauk Green
Throughout the day on Saturday, head to the Montauk Green for an afternoon of fall fun. Enjoy a clam chowder contest, pumpkin decorating, face painting, crab races, live music and a free 30 carousel. Enjoy Oktoberfest style foods, clams and oysters, local beer and wine, and fresh produce from the Montauk Farmers Market. Visit montaukchamber.com to find out more.
Harvest Festival and Oyster Festival in Westhampton Beach
Two separate events take over Westhampton Beach Village on Saturday until 5 p.m. One, the harvest festival, will take place along Main Street, with music, wine, beer, cider, and activities for all ages. The Oyster Festival will take place at the Village Marina, with food trucks, oyster shucking, pirate shows and more. Visit whboysterfest.com and westhamptonchamber.org to learn more.