Each year, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) hosts a variety of family-friendly fall events at its Stony Brook Village Center.

GreaterPortJeff collected the information for this year’s fest. Make sure to check back for our photo coverage from the fall festivities.

Oct. 4: Long Island’s Got Talent Finals

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Educational and Cultural Center at 97P Main Street

Watch the final seven contestants from the local high schools perform at the Stony Brook Village Center.

Limited seating, reservations required. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call (631) 689-5888.

Oct. 6: 26th Annual Walk for Beauty, in a Beautiful Place

Time: 7:30 a.m. registration

The 26th Annual Walk for Beauty, in a Beautiful Place, raises money for breast cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine.

The 4K/6K walk runs along downtown Stony Brook.

There’s going to be a pet costume contest, with pink bandanas on sale to help fundraise.

The walk is held on the morning of the Hercules on the Harbor 10K, which is a timed race sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

For more info wmho.org/wfb or call (631) 751-2244.

Now – Oct. 12: HeartBeet Farms’ farmstand

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

HeartBeet Farms is farmstand-on-wheels that sells fresh organically grown, vegetables and fruit.

To learn more about them click here.

Now – Oct. 31: Discovery Wetlands Cruises

The WMHO operates a 27-passenger pontoon boat that takes people through Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow Creek. During the 1.5 hour trip, a naturalist is onboard explaining the surrounding wetlands.

To book, click here.

Oct. 13: Sol y Sombra – Spanish Dance Company

Time: 2 p.m.

Where: The Educational and Cultural Center at 97P Main Street

The Stony Brook Village Center is bringing in the Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company for a Latin-inspired dance program. There will be dance demonstrations as well as food tastings from Plaza Margarita Restaurant.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, students, and seniors. Reservations will be taken up until Oct. 11. Call here for more info: (631) 689-5888.

Oct. 16: Master Class: Neal Wechsler – The Life of a Master Bee Keeper

Free event |

Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Educational and Cultural Center at 97P Main Street

BeeWitched Bee is committed to helping promote the importance of bees to the environment. Learn about all honey making, and its variety of products including pure raw honey, as well as honey-infused with all-natural flavors, lip balm, candles, and solid perfume.

To reserve a spot call: (631) 689-5888

Oct. 23: Author Claire Nicolas White – Five Generations of Stained Glass

Free event |

Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Educational and Cultural Center at 97P Main Street

Acclaimed American poet, novelist, and translator Claire Nicolas White will be discussing her book “Five Generations – Painting with Light.” 

Refreshments will be served.

To reserve a spot call: (631) 689-5888

Oct. 31: Halloween Festival/ Scarecrow Competition

Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free event |

Stony Brook Village will hold its annual Halloween Festival.

The festival will feature trick-or-treating, games, and pumpkin picking. There will also be a cash prize awarded for best Scarecrow in the village center’s Scarecrow Competition.

To participate in the competition, download an entry form at stonybrookvillage.com. Registration fee is $15.

Call (631) 751-2244 for more info.

Nov. 3: Diwali Festival of Lights

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: The Educational and Cultural Center at 97P Main Street

The WHMO will be hosting its annual Diwali Festival of Lights. There will be performances by the Nartan Rang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tamil Academy with its drumming show, with food tastings partially sponsored the Curry Club.

Admission is $15 per adult and $12 for seniors and children.

Nov. 13: Guy Reuge – The Life of a French Chef

1 pm- 2:30 pm • $12 pp

The executive chef from Mirabelle at Three Village Inn, Guy Reuge, will be discussing his journey from Normandy to Stony Brook. He will be doing cooking demonstrations with tastings.

Tickets are $12 per person.

Call (631) 689-5888 to book.

Top: A scene from last year’s Halloween Festival at Stony Brook Village Center.