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The Paramount dials back to the decade of (Credit: ML Presents)

The Paramount dials back to the decade of big hair with its '80s night on Friday, Jan. 20. Get more details on this event and others happening soon across Long Island.

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, and parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

‘9 to 5 the Musical'

Three secretaries get revenge on their boss after
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Three secretaries get revenge on their boss after one of them is passed over for a promotion. "9 to 5 the Musical," based on the 1980 hit movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, runs through Jan. 29 at Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, then at BroadHollow at Elmont, Feb. 4 through March 5. Pictured, from left, Jaclyn Casano, Brody Centauro, Lindsay DeFranco WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22; 265 E. Main St., East Islip INFO broadhollow.org ADMISSION $15-$28

Genealogist Rhoda Miller

Rhoda Miller, a certified genealogist who specializes in
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Rhoda Miller, a certified genealogist who specializes in Jewish research and Holocaust studies, will be the guest speaker at the Huntington Historical Society's Lunch and Learn program, noon Thursday, Jan. 19, at Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse in Huntington Village. Her book, "Jewish Community of Long Island," has brought earlier histories of Long Island's Jewry into a new perspective through a photographic journey. Reservations required. ADMISSION $50 INFO 631-427-7045 ext. 404, huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Winter craft at LICM

Creativity and silliness comfortably intersect at the  Long
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Creativity and silliness comfortably intersect at the  Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City, where kids (ages 3 and up) can create and take home their own silly snow person, 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19,  and Friday, Jan. 20. ADMISSION $13 INFO 516-224-5800, licm.org

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Vocalosity

No genre of music is off limits as contemporary
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No genre of music is off limits as contemporary a cappella group Vocalositytakes to the stage performing classical choral, barber shop, Gregorian chants and pop music -- all under the artistic eye of the "father of contemporary a cappella" -- and "Pitch Perfect" fame -- Deke Sharon. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, LIU-Post, Tilles Center, Northern Boulevard, Brookville INFO 516-299-3100, tillescenter.org ADMISSION $25-$45

’80s night at The Paramount

The Paramount dials back to the decade of
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The Paramount dials back to the decade of big hair with its '80s night. Jessie's Girl plays signature hits made famous by pop icons of the decade ranging from Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson and Madonna to Prince and Bon Jovi. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 370 New York Ave., Huntington INFO 631-673-7300, theparamountny.com ADMISSION $15-$30

Sinatra celebration in Stony Brook

Stony Brook celebrates Sinatra this weekend. Singer saxophonist
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Stony Brook celebrates Sinatra this weekend. Singer saxophonist and entertainer Danny Bacher, accompanied by Tom Manuel and his 11-piece Jazz Loft Big Band, perform the sounds of Sinatra during four performances at the Educational & Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. ADMISSION $35 matinee shows, $40 evening shows (includes wine and light refreshments) INFO 631-689-5888, wmho.org

Folk singer Bill Staines

The annual performance by popular folk troubadour Bill
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The annual performance by popular folk troubadour Bill Staines at Our Times Coffeehouse happens 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The guitar-playing singer and songwriter has performed annually at this venue for 26 years. He performs a mix of traditional folk songs along with his own contemporary folk ballads. ADMISSION $20 suggested donation ($15 students) INFO 516-741-7304, ourtimescoffeehouse.org

Vanderbilt Museum planetarium show

The Vanderbilt Museum's planetarium in Centerport runs sky
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The Vanderbilt Museum's planetarium in Centerport runs sky shows at 1, 2 and 4 p.m. and evening editions at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22. ADMISSION $12 includes museum ($8 ages 12 and younger); $9 evening show only ($7 kids) PHONE 631-854-5579 WEB vanderbiltmuseum.org

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‘Ladies of General Hospital’

Port Charles comes to Bellmore when soap stars,
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Port Charles comes to Bellmore when soap stars, including Laura Wright (Carly Jax, pictured), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer), share their experiences on the long-running soap opera at "Ladies of General Hospital" at the Brokerage Pub. A noon Mix & Mingle ($167) includes show admission, meet-and-greet, photos and autographs. WHEN | WHERE 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore INFO 516-781-5233, brokeragecomedy.com ADMISSION $62 plus two-item minimum ($117 VIP includes show admission and photo op)

Latin-influenced dance music concert

Two  genres -- cumbia and freestyle -- are
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Two  genres -- cumbia and freestyle -- are combined for a night of Latin-influenced dance music at Patchogue Theatre. Feel free to dance in the aisles as singer Judy Torres and TKA join up onstage with Genessa and the Selena Experience (pictured), 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. ADMISSION $34-$69 PHONE 631-207-1313WEB patchoguetheatre.org

Volunteer to help church take down nativity

Take a last look at the vast Presepio
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Take a last look at the vast Presepio nativity scene at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church in Westbury, which features hundreds of terracota, papier-m-ché and cloth figurines. Volunteers are welcome to lend a hand in taking it down, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. ADMISSION Free PHONE 516-334-0021 WEB saintbrigid.net

Winemakers walk at Castello di Borghese Vineyard

Learn how wine is made and stored during
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Learn how wine is made and stored during a winemaker's walk that takes you down to the cellar and through the production facility and includes a tasting of Borghese classics --  including white, red, rosé, estate and reserves. WHEN | WHERE 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Castello di Borghese Vineyard, 17150 Rte. 48, Cutchogue. Reservations suggested. INFO 631-734-5111, castellodiborghese.com ADMISSION $20

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams concert

The husband-and-wife team of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
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The husband-and-wife team of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams perform at Bay Shore's YMCA Boulton Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. He, a multi-stringed instrument player and vocalist, and she, a singer and guitarist, have performed on their own as well as with choice acts. ADMISSION $30 INFO 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org

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Winter craft fair

Craft fairs in the winter are not easy
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Craft fairs in the winter are not easy to come by. But an indoor gourmet food and handmade market will be held  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Browse goods from 30 vendors that include food, candles, bath oils, handmade items, scarves, home décor, baby items and more. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-335-0653, allamericanwontons.com 

Carol King’s ‘Tapestry and Beyond’

You might feel the earth move under your
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You might feel the earth move under your feet or feel the sky tumbling down when Broadway veterans accompanied by a string section with members of the East End Pops perform signature hits from singer-songwriter Carole King's 1971 album, "Tapestry." WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com ADMISSION $45-$49

Winter Run Series at Sunken Meadow State Park

The Winter Run Series at Long Island state parks
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The Winter Run Series at Long Island state parks continues with a third stop at Sunken Meadow. The 5K race kicks off at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, and features a "crazy hat" theme; same-day registration is available at Field 3. ADMISSION $15 PHONE 631-269-4333 WEB nysparks.com

Bolshoi Ballet screening

Live and straight from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet's
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Live and straight from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet's performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" broadcasts to select theaters nationwide at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, including Farmingdale, Stony Brook, Holtsville and Hampton Bays. ADMISSION $15-$19 INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com

Wine 101 at Martha Clara Vineyards

Get an education on Long Island wines during
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Get an education on Long Island wines during Wine 101 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. This is the first in a series of lectures that run through March and focus on wine tasting, wine making and Long Island as a wine region, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Reservations required. ADMISSION $25 PHONE 631-298-0075 WEB marthaclaravineyards.com

Wintertime seashell walk

It's different this time of year, when winter
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It's different this time of year, when winter waves wash a variety of seashells on the shoreline for the picking. Join a park ranger for a lecture and trek to spy the delicate structures that could become your treasures. Along with the shell searching, you'll also get an insight into the marine animals that once lived inside them. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Jan. 22, meet at the Fire Island Wilderness Center, end of William Floyd Parkway, Fire Island INFO 631-281-3010, nps.gov/fiis ADMISSION Free

Long Island Music Lover’s Faire

Feeling nostalgic? Browse thousands of vinyl records, 45s,
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Feeling nostalgic? Browse thousands of vinyl records, 45s, CDs and music-related memorabilia including concert posters, books, magazines and T-shirts for sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Long Island Music Lover's Faire at the American Legion in Massapequa. The selection includes a wide range of genres, including rock, soul, jazz and blues. ADMISSION $5 ($15 early admission) PHONE 973-209-6067 WEB showsandexpos.com

Long Island Restaurant Week

For the first time, a winter offering of
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For the first time, a winter offering of Long Island's popular Restaurant Week gives diners a chance to get out of the cold weather and into eateries you might not try otherwise. Prix-fixe $27.95 three-course dinners at participating restaurants. WHEN | WHERE Sunday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 29 (may not be available for seatings after 7 p.m. Jan. 28). INFO 631-329-2111, longislandrestaurantweek.com ADMISSION $27.95

Patti LuPone

In a salute to the Great White Way,
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In a salute to the Great White Way, Tony-winning talent and Northport native Patti LuPone brings "Don't Monkey With Broadway" to John W. Engeman Theater for two sold-out shows. Giving a nod to the school system she attended, she'll be joined onstage by Northport High School's chorus for several numbers. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 250 Main St., Northport INFO 631-261-2900, engemantheater.com ADMISSION $125

'Sylvia' at Theatre Three

Only two weekends are left to see the
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Only two weekends are left to see the comedy "Sylvia" at Port Jefferson's Theatre Three. A heartwarming tale set on the Upper West Side during the 1990s about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the drama that results. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26; Friday, Jan. 27; Saturday, Jan. 28; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Pictured: Steve Ayle and Brittany LaceyADMISSION $35 ($20 ages 5-12) INFO 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com

Big Party Nightclub reunion

Where have all the dance clubs gone? They'll
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Where have all the dance clubs gone? They'll be back for one night only to salute to Long Island's bygone club scene. A reunion party at The Space in Westbury features bartenders, club owners and patrons from Club G, Channel 80, Uncle Sam's (pictured), Metro 700 and others, to dance the night away. WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 250 Post Ave., Westbury INFO 646-523-4994, thespaceatwestbury.com ADMISSION Free

A Conversation With: Billie Jean King

Listen in on a conversation with tennis great
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Listen in on a conversation with tennis great and multiple Grand Slam-winning Billie Jean King when she gives insight into her career. She's been a pioneer for social justice and instrumental in forming the Women's Tennis Association and Women's Sports Foundation. You might also remember when she took on Bobby Riggs in 1973 to win the "Battle of the Sexes." WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Tilles Center, LIU-Post, Northern Boulevard, Brookville INFO tillescenter.org ADMISSION $35-$75

Olympic swimming documentary

See
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See "The Last Gold," an Emmy-winning documentary on how the women's freestyle relay team rallied at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal for a final, controversial swim at Stony Brook University's Staller Center. A member of the team, along with the documentary's director, Brian Brown, will be on hand to answer questions after the film. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, SUNY Stony Brook, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook INFO 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com/movies ADMISSION $10, $7 ages 12 and younger

Taste of Rockville Centre fundraiser

You really can eat and drink your way
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You really can eat and drink your way through the Taste of Rockville Centre fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the St. Agnes Parish Center. A ticket entitles you to unlimited food and beverage samplings from Rockville Centre restaurants, along with live entertainment. Tickets available at the door. ADMISSION $40 INFO 516-455-0810, rvcstpatrick.com

Long Island Divers Association film fest

Take a plunge with members of the Long
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Take a plunge with members of the Long Island Divers Association as they host a film festival that gives glimpses into the underwater world and unique dive destinations. Head to the Hofstra University Student Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Speakers, photographers and filmmakers are on hand for a meet-and-greet with  guests. Stick around after the screenings -- a buffet dinner is included. ADMISSION $40 INFO 631-495-4471, lidaonline.com

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot celebrate the music
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Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot celebrate the music of Long Island's own Billy Joel by taking the stage at The Paramount in Huntington for a concert featuring all the Piano Man's greatest hits, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. ADMISSION $20-$40 PHONE 631-673-7300 WEB paramountny.com

Chinese Lunar New Year

Coe Hall ushers in the
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Coe Hall ushers in the "year of the rooster" with a one-day celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year featuring lion dancers, a Chinese opera performance, drummers, martial arts and a fashion show. The historic mansion is decorated with hundreds of red lanterns for the occasion. Children's activities include making dragon masks and solving ancient Chinese tangram puzzles. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 (snow date Feb. 4), Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay INFO 516-922-8678, plantingfields.org ADMISSION $12 (free younger than 12)

Arcade and karaoke night

No quarters needed at this video arcade. Play
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No quarters needed at this video arcade. Play a range of more than 60 classic games -- Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Pong -- at the Cradle of Aviation Museum's '80s-themed night. There's a Mario Kart tournament with cash prizes and costumes/'80s garb are encouraged. WHEN | WHERE 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City INFO 516-572-4066, cradleofaviation.org ADMISSION $15

Sands Point Preserve music night

Come in from out of the cold and
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Come in from out of the cold and find fireplaces roaring in historic Hempstead House. The Gold Coast mansion, formerly owned by the Guggenheim family, hosts an evening of chamber music performed by the Imani Winds Quintet, along with a dinner served in stately style. WHEN | WHERE 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Reservations required. INFO 516-304-5076, sandspointpreserve.org ADMISSION $100 includes cocktails, dinner and dessert with the artists

Shinn Estates Vineyards wine tour

Tour the production facility and meet with the
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Tour the production facility and meet with the winemaker at Shinn Estates Vineyards in Mattituck, where you'll learn about the natural process of winemaking. You'll visit the barrel aging room, where more than 200 barrels are stored, and head to the tasting room for a sample, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28,  and Sunday, Jan. 29. Reservations recommended. ADMISSION $25 PHONE 631-804-0367 WEB shinnestatevinyeards.com

Antiques show in Huntington

Something old might become something new for you
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Something old might become something new for you courtesy of more than 50 vendors making up the Antiques Marketplace at the Long Island/Huntington Hilton. Head to the ballroom where you'll find items for sale including vintage costume jewelry, glassware, old tools, books and ephemera, plus vintage and collectible toys and more. WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 598 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville INFO 516-868-2751, pekaleshows.com ADMISSION $8, free younger than 12

‘Dirty Dancing’ anniversary screenings

It's back to the Catskills for a revisit
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It's back to the Catskills for a revisit of the film "Dirty Dancing," starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The screening salutes the 30th anniversary of the classic and includes tributes to the film with celebrity interviews. WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 29, and Feb. 1, Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema and Island 14 Cinema De Lux in Holtsville; 2 and 7 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 29, and Feb. 1, AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com ADMISSION $12.50-$13.50

Porsche club's Snowflake Rally

You don't have to be a Porsche owner
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You don't have to be a Porsche owner to join the Snowflake Rally, a timed drive from Hauppauge to Riverhead hosted by the Metro New York Porsche Club of America -- it's open to all makes and models. Meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, snow or shine, for registration at the Hauppauge Palace Diner. The first car leaves  at 10 a.m. at the   corner of routes 347 and 111. Trophies will be awarded in expert and touring classes. ADMISSION $60 ($50 advance) PHONE 631-513-0089 WEB metronypca.org

Antique and Modern Arms Show

At the Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9
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At the Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, weapons from pre-Civil War to modern times -- including muskets, swords, bayonets, medals and insignia -- will be on display, with some for sale. It is hosted by the North East Arms Collectors and will be held at the American Legion Post 94 in Babylon. ADMISSION $6 INFO 631-278-9113, nearms.wixsite.com/nearmshome

Psychic Fair in Westbury

The Psychic Fair returns for its 15th year,
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The Psychic Fair returns for its 15th year, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Viana Hotel & Spa in Westbury. Readings, mediums and goods such as oils, tarot cards and jewelry will be available for purchase. ADMISSION Free, $40 for readings INFO 516-781-4954

Nassau Flyers Remote-Controlled Aircraft Flea Market

This is the 31st year for the Nassau
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This is the 31st year for the Nassau Flyers Remote-Controlled Aircraft Flea Market that boasts 35-40 vendors loaded with radio-controlled equipment and accessories. The show runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Levittown Hall in Hicksville. ADMISSION Donations appreciated INFO 516-510-7378, nassauflyersrc.com

Tribute band The Fab Four

All you need is love -- and The
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All you need is love -- and The Beatles tribute band The Fab Four is prepared to give you that classic song along with a lineup of dozens of others. Three costume changes and note-for-note renditions take you there, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd. ADMISSION $24.50-$49.50 PHONE 516-334-0800 WEB thetheatreatwestbury.com

'Presidential Inauguration' marathon and half marathon

The looped
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The looped "Presidential Inauguration" marathon and half marathon starts and ends at Eisenhower Park's fieldhouse. Join the Greater Long Island Running Club and run, or cheer your favorite pacer on from the sidelines -- 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. This is an international event involving seven marathons (or seven half marathons) on seven continents in seven days. ADMISSION $25 PHONE 516-572-0200 WEB glirc.org

Seal cruises with Riverhead Foundation

The Riverhead Foundation's seal observation cruises out of
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The Riverhead Foundation's seal observation cruises out of Freeport have started for the season. Seals can often be seen sunning themselves on rocks or in the water with just their heads popped up. A naturalist discusses biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered during the two-hour cruises that depart at 1 p.m. (boarding time 12:30 p.m. sharp). There is a heated cabin and warm beverages available. The next cruise is Sunday, Jan. 29. Reservations required. ADMISSION $22-$26 INFO 516-623-5823, riverheadfoundation.org

 

Recycling program at LICM

The possibilities of recycling and reusing materials are
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The possibilities of recycling and reusing materials are endless. Head to the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, to engage in hands-on activities to encourage recycling of everyday objects. Activities will bring science to life and create awareness of the importance of conservation. The program is intended for ages 4 and older. ADMISSION $13 includes museum admission INFO 516-224-5800, licm.org

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