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RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns Every weekend, now through Sunday, Nov. 3 Old Westbury Gardens 71 Old Westbury Road Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603 www.therise.org More than 5,000 hand carved and illuminated

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2013, 6:17 PM

Updated 3,910 days ago

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RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns

Every weekend, now through Sunday, Nov. 3

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road

Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603

www.therise.org

More than 5,000 hand carved and illuminated Jack O'Lanterns light up the night, features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a outdoor walk through experience, suitable for all ages, rain or shine, must advance reserve.

Wanda Sykes: Comedy with Attitude

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

76 Main St.

Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

www.whbpac.org

Stand-up comedian offers her smart-witted outlook on life; mature audiences only.

Tristate Basset Hound Fundraiser and Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Wantagh Park

1 King Road, off Merrick Road

Wantagh, NY 11793

www.tristatebassets.org

Frolic with the basset hounds and compete in one of the contests like Costume Pawrade, 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, obstacle course. Test your bassets skill at sprinting, jumping, weaving and climbing. No experience necessary. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for each event. Beagles, bagles and all other dogs are welcome. Blessing of the animals ceremony at 1 p.m. Great Basset Merchandise and Raffles. Rain or shine. Pre-registration recommended due to limited space.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Sunday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Hicks Nurseries

100 Jericho Tpke.

Westbury, NY 11590

www.hicksnurseries.com

Everyone who has grown a pumpkin is encouraged to bring it and show off their growing skills. In addition to awards for the 3 heaviest pumpkins, we will also award prizes to the 'Rookie of the Year' and 'Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child' (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 a.m.

Vineyard Walk

Sunday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m.

Bedell Cellars

36225 Main Road

Cutchogue, NY 11935-1346

www.bedellcellars.com

Celebrate the wine harvest season with a vineyard walk led by a viticulturist. Get a firsthand look at the vineyards and gardens and learn how the grapes are grown, in addition get exclusive access to a field of native pollinator grasses and flowers. A wine tasting follows, reservations required.



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