October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is still much to be done in the battle against this terrible disease. Awareness is key. So use this month as that added little nudge to educate yourself and your loved ones, if you haven’t already, about the value of early detection and treatment, and support those Long Islanders whose lives have been forever altered. Participate in awareness-related walks and other activities that are taking place throughout the month, or visit your local breast cancer nonprofit and volunteer to help.
GOOGLE “FIREMAN SAVES KITTEN”
Warning: Grab a few tissues. It’s two minutes of the most heart-wrenching high-def first-person video you’ll ever see. This poor kitten. This poor, little baby kitten. God bless all firemen.
Enjoy the best Germany has to offer right in Eisenhower Park! There’s live music! German food! German beer! And it’s free! Ya vol! 12-5 p.m. October 5 & 6
WATCH METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER
The four horsemen of heavy metal’s new concert film is a nonstop barrage of high-octane music, animation and 3D graphics that strikes with the electricity of lightning and the impact of a freight train. It’s breaking box office records and you should catch it before it’s out of IMAX. Wow.
MARVEL AT MAX
Nassau County Museum of Art will be exhibiting many never-before-seen drawings from famed pop artist Peter Max, beginning October 26 and running through February 23. You’re not going to want to miss this, trust us.
LISTEN TO UNVARNISHED
Joan Jett, the Godmother of Punk hailing from Long Beach, released last month’s Unvarnished, her 14th studio effort and first new album in seven years while staying true to her simultaneously polished-yet-gritty sound. She calls it her most introspective album to date, although that may be hard to believe while we’re still rocking out to 1988’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
FEAST ON SOME TIKKA
Indian and Pakistani cuisine offer some of the most absolutely mouth-watering dishes (literally, those spices can be hot!) that are both delicious and nutritious. Plus, you’ll probably learn a new word or two when ordering. Try the Press newsroom favorite “Chicken Tikka” and some “Naan,” and go to BestOf.LongIslandPress.com to check out some of the Island’s hands-down best purveyors. You’re welcome.
DOWNLOAD LENNON APP
Music lovers will be able to recreate the 1980 near-deadly boat trip the Beatle took to Bermuda where he created much of that year’s Double Fantasy album. Due out Nov. 6, “John Jennon: The Bermuda Tapes” will also enable users to retrace the musician’s path across the island and listen to demos. For more on the historic trek, check out this month’s Rear View, “Imagine: John Lennon on Long Island”!
LOOK OUT FOR NEW IPAD?
Just as we got over Apple fanboys (and girls) rushing to stores last month to fetch the latest iPhone, Apple apparently is ready to send the tech world into a frenzy once again. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible unveiling of the next generation iPad, which, according to rumors, will be slimmed-down, with an improved camera. Grab your tent.
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!