It's Friday and you have no idea what to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue with the best bets around town.
Pumpkin Festival: The John Gardiner Farm on Park Avenue in Huntington will be the setting for the second annual pumpkin festival sponsored by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association on Saturday. The festival will offer a hay ride and corn maze, pumpkin painting, holiday pies, a hay ride and a corn maze. Vendors will also be on hand. Admission is free to the festival, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Glenn Homecoming: The Glenn Knights will battle Mount Sinai on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The homecoming parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at Boyd Intermediate and travels to the high school.
Fireside Fridays: Relax by the cafe at the East Northport Library and enjoy some of the most famous melodies of all time. Singer and guitarist Dave Anthony Setteducati and violinist Lora Kendall will perform the wonderful music of Italy—sung in the original Italian. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
: This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play starts with an overview of the creation of the universe and ends with a "sweetheart dance" between two ex-lovers at their 20th high school reunion in tiny Pine City, Minnesota. It is a sad, funny and highly theatrical tale about love, loss, hope, and the fact that, like it or not, time moves in only one direction. Playwright Craig Wright is a prolific, award-winning dramatist who has also written for Lost and Six Feet Under, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. The Pavilion is directed by Jeff Bennett and produced by Eileen Harrington. Bare Bones Theater, Friday and Saturday night.
Northport Farmers Market: Located at the foot of Main Street at Cow Harbor Parking Lot at the harbor in Northport Village, the Market will include fresh vegetables and fruit from Long Island farmers, fresh fish, grass fed meats, eggs, gourmet foods, fresh pasta, cheese and pickles,, baked goods, gluten free chocolates and cookies, jams, jellies and tapenades, oils, sauces and vinegars, micro brewed beer, handmade soaps, and scrubs, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, perennials and annuals, herbs, treats for your pets, and music for your entertainment. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northport Lions Model Train Show: Model train display. All proceeds from this event go to support local charities such as The Guide Dog Foundation, Cleary School for the Deaf, The Long Island Eye Bank, global relief efforts as well as local community groups including the Northport Community Band and Chorale. The Northport Lions Club also "adopts" two families for Christmas, sponsors the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Northport Village and holds an annual food drive in the Spring. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of East Northport.
Sunday At The Society: As Part Of Its Ongoing 50th Anniversary Celebration, Northport Historical Society Will Host A Special Presentation By Edwin Burrows, Co-Author Of The Pulitzer Prize-Winning, Gotham: A History Of New York City To 1898. Mr. Burrows Will Discuss His Most Recent Work, Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story Of American Prisoners During The Revolutionary War, A Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Winner In 2009. Sunday at 3 p.m.
Glenn High School Band Fundraiser: Raise money for the Glenn High School band trip to Stony Brook University Band Day in late October.