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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, festivals, parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

View an exhibit honoring victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Only a few days remain to take in
Photo Credit: Ann Holt

Only a few days remain to take in Rafaëlle Roy's exhibit at Adelphi University titled "Kreyon Bondye Pa Gen Gonm," which in Haitian Creole means "God’s Pencil Has No Eraser." The work pays homage to the 250,000 victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The series of paintings repeats a silent eulogy of stacked horizontal lines of color, where each line represents a victim. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, Feb. 28.
INFO 516-877-4978, Adelphi.edu   
ADMISSION Free  

 

Try to escape the room at Manor Farm in Huntington

Manor Farm in Huntington is combining the Lunar
Photo Credit: istock

Manor Farm in Huntington is combining the Lunar New Year celebration with an escape-the-room challenge. Gather a group of friends (up to 10 people) and call to reserve a time for any day through Saturday, Feb. 24. Your team will have to decode a variety of puzzles to escape the room and make it a good Year of the Dog.
INFO 631-885-3491, starflowerexperiences.org
ADMISSION $15

 

Learn about American Indians at a winter break program

Tepee Ted of the Traveling Wilderness Museum

 Tepee Ted of the Traveling Wilderness Museum teaches a winter break program at the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony Brook. The nature program, for ages 6-9, runs 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 20-22. Children learn the role storytelling played in American Indian history, participate in hands-on activities, go inside a tepee and more at Stony Brook Village Center.
 INFO 631-751-2244, wmho.org
ADMISSION $35 a day ($90 all three days), must preregister

See 'The Philadelphia Story' on a big screen

As part of its Big Screen Classic Series,
Photo Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

As part of its Big Screen Classic Series, Turner Classic Movies presents “The Philadelphia Story” with an introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Catch the romantic comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at area theaters. Check the website for times and theaters.
INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com
ADMISSION $12.50-$13.50

Cheer the Long Island Nets at the Coliseum

See the Long Island Nets take on the
Photo Credit: Mike Lawrence

See the Long Island Nets take on the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum. "Kids Go Free" fans receive two free tickets for children 11 and younger with the purchase of one adult ticket for $20. Must be purchased online at ticketmaster.com with code LIKIDS.
 INFO 516-231-4848, nycblive.com
ADMISSION Tickets start at $12 ($5 parking)

See 'Harriet, Rosa and Me' in Brentwood

The musical play "Harriet, Rosa and Me" comes
Photo Credit: Ron Lee

The musical play "Harriet, Rosa and Me" comes to Suffolk County Community College’s Van Nostrand Theatre in Brentwood for two performances (11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 21. The JD Lawrence production is about Hope, a high school student who skips school to avoid her Black History class and encounters two women — Rosa, as in Parks, and Harriet, as in Tubman.  An audience discussion will follow the show. Tickets available online as well as at the door.
INFO 631-851-6589, sunysuffolk.edu  
ADMISSION $8

 

Make a dreamcatcher at the Walt Whitman house

American Indian lore suggests dreamcatchers keep bad dreams
Photo Credit: Walt Whitman Birthplace

American Indian lore suggests dreamcatchers keep bad dreams away. Walt Whitman’s Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station is offering a dreamcatcher workshop, where children 5 and older can make their own, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. A Victorian-themed tea party is offered after the workshop, at 2:30 p.m. Call or go to the website to register.
INFO 631-427-5240, ext. 113, waltwhitman.org 
ADMISSION $12 each event, $20 for both

 

Author Judith Newman talks about 'To Siri With Love'

Judith Newman will speak about and sign copies
Photo Credit: Harper

Judith Newman will speak about and sign copies of her book “To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines” at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Stony Brook Southampton (in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall). The book is a collection of stories about life with Gus, her 14-year-old autistic son. Reservations are not required.
INFO 631-632-5028, stonybrook.edu  
ADMISSION Free

 

Paint a wine bottle with lights inside at a Peconic vineyard

With a nod to the popularity of paint
Photo Credit: suck.uk.com/SUCK UK LTD

With a nod to the popularity of paint nights, the folks at Sannino Vineyard in Peconic are hosting Lights in a Bottle Craft Night at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. During the two-hour event, guests will paint a wine bottle that has lights inside. A mini wine-tasting session is included. Book your required reservation (and deposit) online only.
INFO 631-734-8282, sanninovineyard.com  
ADMISSION $40

 

Watch the spring film series at Staller Center

The 2018 Spring Film Series at Stony Brook
Photo Credit: ISTOCK/iStock

The 2018 Spring Film Series at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center starts Friday, Feb. 23. Two films will be screened Friday evenings through April 6 (excluding March 2 and 30). First up is a 7 p.m. screening of "The Teacher," a Slovak drama/comedy with subtitles. At 9 p.m., the psychological mystery-drama "All I See Is You," with Blake Lively and Jason Clark, will be shown.
INFO 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com  
ADMISSION $10 each movie, $30 full pass

 

Visit the LI Spring Home Show

Need help planning a renovation? Get all the
Photo Credit: American Consumer Shows

Need help planning a renovation? Get all the information you might need under one roof at the Long Island Spring Home Show, 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood Campus. You’ll find info on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, roofing, siding, landscaping, energy-efficient products, services and more.
INFO 888-433-3976, lihomeshows-sc.com
ADMISSION Free

 

See Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot at The Paramount

Vocalist Mike DelGuidice heads up his Billy Joel
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Vocalist Mike DelGuidice heads up his Billy Joel Tribute band and takes Big Shot on a journey, performing a fan-favorite lineup of Joel’s music, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at The Paramount in Huntington.
INFO 631-673-7300, pararmountny.com
ADMISSION $20-$50

Celebrate local music and wine during Winterfest

For four weekends, the East End celebrates local
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

For four weekends, the East End celebrates local music, vineyards and craft breweries, kicking off with a party on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Indigo Hotel in Riverhead with music by the East End Trio and Keith Sloane. Highlights include performances by Bakithi Kumalo and Friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, Blue Oyster Cult on Friday, March 2, and the Billboard Live Band on March 10. The festival runs weekends Feb. 22-March 18 and also features tours and lodging packages.
 INFO 631-209-4244, liwinterfest.com
ADMISSION Free-$65 for concerts

Watch model trains circle indoor layouts

Get onboard for a train show that offers
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Get onboard for a train show that offers two halls of operating layouts. You’ll find O-gauge models, along with HO and others, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, VFW, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville.
INFO 516-931-7843, trainville.com
ADMISSION $5, $3 ages 4-11

 

'The Travelin' Trunk Show' stops in Patchogue

Find out what country Miss Heather and her
Photo Credit: Think Big Theater Arts

Find out what country Miss Heather and her Tricky Trunk were in last week during "The Travelin’ Trunk Show" at Patchogue’s Think Big Theater Arts (42 S. Ocean Ave.). Afterward, through music, sound effects and costumed play, kids help create an improvised performance. The program is 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 24 and 25,  March 3, 4, 10 and 11. The target ages are 2 to 7, and reservations are encouraged.
INFO 631-307-4042, ThinkBigTheaterArts.org  
ADMISSION $10 per child, free for one adult with each paid ticket, $5 each additional adult

 

Participate in a hands-on art program

Participate in a hands-on art program for all
Photo Credit: Nassau County Museum of Art

Participate in a hands-on art program for all ages where you can draw your inspirations from the art on view in the current exhibition, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor. Studio in the Manes Center.
ADMISSION $12 ($4 ages 4-12) includes museum admission
PHONE 516-484-9338
WEB nassaumuseum.org

 

 

Take in a new art exhibit at Guild Hall

A new exhibit in the Woodhouse Gallery
Photo Credit: Jenny Gorman

 A new exhibit in the Woodhouse Gallery at Guild Hall in East Hampton features the site-specific installation of local artist Alice Hope. She uses minimalist materials -- found objects, can tabs, ball chains and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.  The exhibit runs through March 25. Meet the artist at a gallery talk at 2 p.m. March 24.
INFO 631-324-0806, guildhall.org
ADMISSION Free

Head to HarborFrost to see fireworks, ice carving

Winter cold is the driving force behind the
Photo Credit: The Sag Harbor Express/Michael Heller

Winter cold is the driving force behind the annual HarborFrost festival in Sag Harbor, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The outdoor festivities include an ice-carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, fire jugglers, a soup supper ($5 a bowl) at Old Whaler's Church and a Frosty Plunge at 2 p.m. At dusk, fire dancers and fireworks by Grucci will light up the harbor.
INFO sagharborchamber.com
 ADMISSION Free

Sample a wine class at Clara Vineyards

Join the experts at Martha Clara Vineyards for
Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Rostislav Sedlacek

Join the experts at Martha Clara Vineyards for a master class on burgundies with winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez. Wine lovers will taste several vintages and learn about the techniques used to create them, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Riverhead.
INFO 631-298-0075, marthaclaravineyards.com
ADMISSION $50 (purchase tickets in advance online)

Enjoy a whiskey lovers' festival in Bay Shore

If sipping bourbon is on your list of
Photo Credit: That Guy Event Photo

If sipping bourbon is on your list of things to do, this one's for you. More than 25 whiskeys will be showcased during the Winter Bourbon Festival that also features barrel-aged beers, 3:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at T.J. Finley's in Bay Shore. Visit the cocktail lab and you'll learn how to make two bourbon drinks.
INFO 631-940-7290, winterbourbonfestival.com
ADMISSION $95 gets you unlimited samples and a commemorative tasting glass, along with unlimited barbecue ($15 designated driver includes unlimited barbecue as well)

Hear a tribute to Ray Charles

The music of iconic soul singer Ray Charles
Photo Credit: Leo Correo

The music of iconic soul singer Ray Charles is brought to the stage by Kenny Brawner during “Ray on My Mind,” a tribute that features Charles’ hits, including “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “What’d I Say,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Suffolk Theater.
INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com
ADMISSION $39-$49

Hear Stony Brook students in concert

Listen to music performed by the students from
Photo Credit: Michael Hershkowitz

Listen to music performed by the students from the Stony Brook Music Performance graduate program, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, on the Staller Center’s Main Stage. The concert is presented in the Orpheus style, without a conductor.
INFO 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com
ADMISSION $20

 

 

Listen to powerful rockin' harmonies by End of America

The End of America is a three-man group
Photo Credit: Sean Quilty Photography

The End of America is a three-man group of friends, singers and travelers out of Philadelphia who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana in their performances. They’re scheduled to play at Stony Brook’s Long Island Museum as part of its Sunday Street Series from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
INFO 631-632-1093, sundaystreet.org (for tickets), longislandmuseum.org    
ADMISSION $18 online through Feb. 23, $23 at the door

 

Tap into a maple sugaring experience

Join the experts at Hoyt Farm Preserve for
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Join the experts at Hoyt Farm Preserve for a demonstration of maple sugaring, using much the same technique  as American Indians developed centuries ago. Join the fun at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, and again March 4 and 11, 200 New Hwy. in Commack. A tasting of maple syrup and maple candy follows.
INFO 631-543-7804, smithtownny.gov.
ADMISSION $3

Head to a tag sale at Nassau Coliseum

You never know what you might find at
Photo Credit: Dreamstime

You never know what you might find at the indoor Winter Tag Sale at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum. The indoor sale features vendors selling everything from records and crafts to antiques and collectibles, doors open at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the exhibition hall.
INFO 516-231-4848, nycblive.com
ADMISSION $5 at door (cash only), free parking

Enjoy Sundays with Grandma dinners at Diliberto Winery

Sundays with Grandma dinners at Diliberto Winery in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Randee Daddona

Sundays with Grandma dinners at Diliberto Winery in Jamesport run Sunday, Feb. 25, through March 25. The two-hour feast starts at 1 p.m. with a demonstration on making homemade pasta, followed by a four-course Italian dinner and wraps up with sweet ricotta pie, a cannoli and coffee. Diliberto wines accompany each course. Live music ranges from Italian to Broadway. Call or visit website for reservations.
INFO 631-722-3416, dilibertowinery.com   
ADMISSION $85 a person, plus tax and gratuity

 

Meet Sheila Nevins from HBO at Cinema Arts

Spend an afternoon with author and president of
Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe

Spend an afternoon with author and president of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins when she discusses her latest humor book, "You Don't Look Your Age . . . and Other Fairy Tales." The event includes the author's talk, Q&A, reception and book signing at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
 INFO 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org
 ADMISSION $45 (includes a copy of the book)

Hear Brian Kilmeade discuss his new book on Andrew Jackson

Long Island native and "Fox and Friends" host
Photo Credit: Sentinel

Long Island native and "Fox and Friends" host Brian Kilmeade will discuss his new book, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, the Battle That Shaped America's Destiny,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Setauket Neighborhood House. Online reservation are required.
INFO 631-751-3730, threevillagehistoricalsociety.org  
ADMISSION $10 lecture only, $40 lecture and signed book

 

See award-winning nature photos

See the 2017 Audubon Photography Award winners, 9
Photo Credit: Audubon Photography Awards/Zachary Webster

See the 2017 Audubon Photography Award winners, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to Friday, March 2; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd. Photographers represent the United States and Canada, and categories include professional, amateur and youth.
 INFO 516-922-3200, ny.audubon.org
ADMISSION Free

Scream during a screening of "Primal Rage — Bigfoot Reborn'

Bigfoot fans won't want to miss this one-night
Photo Credit: Blue Fox Entertainment

Bigfoot fans won’t want to miss this one-night screening of "Primal Rage — Bigfoot Reborn," a new movie that follows a young couple during a drive through the Pacific Northwest and their encounter with really bad things, the largest of which is the infamous creature. Screenings at select theaters in Farmingdale and Westbury at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. See website for locations.
INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com  
ADMISSION $12.50

 

Give a salute to African-American soldiers

African-American soldiers -- including the Tuskegee Airmen to
Photo Credit: National Archives and Records Administration

African-American soldiers — including the Tuskegee Airmen to present-day enlistees — are honored in a Black History Month celebration at Amityville High School, 250 Merrick Rd. Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, with keynote speakers and continue with dance and theatrical performances, gospel music and arrangements performed by the high school’s jazz band. 
INFO 631-464-4340, townofbabylon.com
ADMISSION Free

Hear Maria Shriver talk about her inspirational book

Meet journalist and the former first lady of
Photo Credit: Azusa Takano

Meet journalist and the former first lady of California Maria Shriver when she talks about and signs her new book, “I’ve Been Thinking — Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.” She’ll share her inspirations and reflections, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Madison Theater at Molloy College, during an interview and Q&A session, then sign copies of her book. .
INFO 516-323-4444, madisontheatreny.org
ADMISSION $25, includes a copy of her book

Learn about 'The Rise of Wine on Long Island' at a book talk

Raise your glass to Eileen M. Duffy as
Photo Credit: Cider Mill Press

Raise your glass to Eileen M. Duffy as she speaks about and signs copy of her book "Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. Duffy profiles noted Long Island winemakers and wineries and discusses the industry’s growth. Wine and cheese and admission to current exhibits included. Call to reserve.
INFO 631-727-2881, ext. 100, SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org 
ADMISSION $5, books for signing will be available for $20

 

Blue Oyster Cult performs in Riverhead

Blue Oyster Cult, a hard-rock and heavy-metal band
Photo Credit: Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Oyster Cult, a hard-rock and heavy-metal band that was formed on Long Island in 1967, performs live Friday, March 2, at Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater. Doors, bar and restaurant open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
INFO 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com  
ADMISSION $65-$79

 

See David Archuleta perform at Boulton Center

He started singing at age 6, performing publicly
Photo Credit: David Archuletta

He started singing at age 6, performing publicly at 10 and took second place on TV’s "American Idol" at  age 17. David Archuleta will make his debut performance at Bay Shore’s Boulton Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2.
INFO 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org  
ADMISSION $50

 

Hear Linda Eder sing at NYCB Theatre in Westbury

Linda Eder presents a showcase of music spanning
Photo Credit: Carolina Palmgren

Linda Eder presents a showcase of music spanning Broadway, pop, country, jazz and standards. Her diverse repertoire has her singing from one music genre to another, 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
INFO 516-247-5200, venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com
ADMISSION $30-$74.50

Watch high school divers compete at Eisenhower Park

More than 500 high school athletes compete for
Photo Credit: James Escher

More than 500 high school athletes compete for the New York State Championship title in swimming and diving, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with the finals 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Nassau Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park. Doors open at 8 a.m. each day.
INFO 518-690-0771, nysphsaa.org
ADMISSION $8 (free for first-graders and younger)

Clean up LI's barrier beaches

This is a call for volunteers for the
Photo Credit: Riverhead Foundation for Marine

This is a call for volunteers for the "Pick It Up!" coastal cleanup on Fire Island. Join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the Fire Island National Seashore for the initiative to clean up debris from New York's beaches, 10 a.m.-noon March 3, April 7 and May 5, Smith Point County Park. To register, go to education@riverheadfoundation.org
INFO 631-369-9840
ADMISSION Free

See five Oscar-worthy movies in one day

There can be only one best picture winner
Photo Credit: Focus Features/Jack English

There can be only one best picture winner at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony March 4. But before you find out which one takes home the Oscar, see some of the nominees at a Best Picture Showcase featuring “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour” with Gary Oldman, pirctured, “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Post” and “”Get Out.” Movies start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at AMC Loews Raceway 10, Westbury and AMC Loews Stony Brook 17.
INFO amctheatres.com
ADMISSION $35-$40 

See rare, unusual coins at this kid-friendly event

Coin enthusiasts can browse tables filled with collectible
Photo Credit: Morgue File

Coin enthusiasts can browse tables filled with collectible currency at the Coin, Currency and Collectible Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Elks Lodge in Massapequa. Offerings will include coins from the 1700s, discontinued coins and currency from more than 70 collectors. Peruse international coins as well. Bring your coins for a free appraisal from show experts. This kid-friendly event also will feature door prizes and exhibits.
INFO 516-476-1562, massapequacoinclub.webs.com
ADMISSION Free

Take a frigid plunge in Port Washington

They'll be freezin' for a reason again at
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

They’ll be freezin’ for a reason again at the annual Town of North Hempstead's Polar Plunge. Want to join in? Registration runs 10-11:30 a.m. March 3, then jump right in at noon at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington
INFO 631-458-1579, polarplungeny.org
ADMISSION Free, with pledges and donations benefiting Special Olympics New York

Hear Tom Paxton perform in Centerport

Folk singer and songwriter Tom Paxton performs with
Photo Credit: Michael G. Stewart

Folk singer and songwriter Tom Paxton performs with The Don Juans, otherwise known as Don Henry and Jon Vezner, at a folk music show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Congregational Church of Huntington in Centerport, 30 Washington Dr. All three performers are Grammy Award winners. This is a Folk Music Society of Huntington presentation.
INFO 631-425-2925, fmsh.org  
ADMISSION $35

 

 

Browse an antiques and vintage show in Northport

If you’re a lover of vintage items, head
Photo Credit: Peter Dooley

If you’re a lover of vintage items, head to St. Philip Neri Parish Center in Northport from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, for an antiques and vintage show. This annual event will include 18th-20th century furniture and jewelry. Proceeds will benefit the Parish Center.
INFO 631-549-4339, 631-261-2485, stphilipnerinpt.org
ADMISSION $6

Hop on over to the Long Island Pet Expo in Brentwood

The pet- and people-friendly expo features more than
Photo Credit: Jessica Earnshaw

The pet- and people-friendly expo features more than 100 vendors selling pet-related items, clothing and more, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd. in Brentwood. New this year is a course that tests your animal’s agility, rabbit hopping and feathered friends, courtesy of the Long Island Parrot Society. Back again is Diana Frohman and her dancing goldens. If you’re looking for a pet, check out the adoption and animal rescue groups.
INFO 631-423-0620, familypetshows.com
ADMISSION $13, $6 ages 4-12 (discounts available online); weekend passes available online only: $18, $8 ages 4-12; all pets are admitted free and should be leashed or contained

Enjoy a Purim carnival at Friedberg JCC in Oceanside

Come in costume to the Community Purim Carnival,
Photo Credit: Friedberg JCC

Come in costume to the Community Purim Carnival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC in Oceanside. Kids can enjoy carnival games and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase. Donations of gently used clothing accepted.
INFO 516-766-4341, friedbergjcc.org
ADMISSION Free

Learn some Irish dance steps

The countdown to St. Patrick's Day has begun.
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The countdown to St. Patrick’s Day has begun. This family-friendly program features Irish dancing performed by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, 1-4 p.m. next Sunday, March 4, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Station. The dancers will share facts about the traditional costumes and teach some dance steps. After the show, take a free tour of the museum or make a shamrock craft.
INFO 631-427-5240, ext. 113, waltwhitman.org
ADMISSION $9 (adults who chaperone a child admitted free)

Learn about maple sugaring

Watch a maple-sugaring demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Photo Credit: Photos.com

Watch a maple-sugaring demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Smithtown’s Hoyt Farm Park Preserve in Commack. Both the American Indian and Colonial techniques will be presented and tips provided on how to make maple syrup from your own maple trees. This 90-minute program will be repeated Sunday, March 11. Reservations are not necessary.
INFO 631-543-7804, smithtowninfo.com  
ADMISSION $3

Watch naturalists feed the animals at the South Fork museum

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how the
Photo Credit: Newsday File

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how the crew at the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center prepares food for animals. "Feeding Time st the Museum: Who Eats Who?" happens at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4 (for ages 6-8) and Saturday, March 10 (for ages 9-12). Kids will get an up-close view of the animals eating and learn the differences between carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.
INFO 631-537-9735, sofo.org
ADMISSION $15 (includes admission to all exhibits), $10 ages 3-12, free 2 and younger

 

Jose James celebrates Bill Withers at Landmark on Main

Jazz, soul and R&B singer Jose James performs
Photo Credit: Janette Ackman

Jazz, soul and R&B singer Jose James performs Bill Withers’ top hits, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington.
INFO 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org
ADMISSION $38-$58

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Expo

Craving something sweet? You're in luck -- the
Photo Credit: Chuck Fishman

Craving something sweet? You’re in luck — the Chocolate Expo is coming to town. The star attraction will be everywhere, from towering chocolate fountains to bite-size pieces of candy, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Cradle of Aviation Museum. More than 80 vendors aim to please every chocolate lover, selling bonbons and truffles, gourmet sauces, baked goods, craft beverages, wines and more. While you’re there, take in the museum’s attractions, including the retro gaming exhibit and planetarium shows, included in the price of admission.
INFO 516-572-4111, thechocolateexpo.com
ADMISSION $20 ($15 in advance online); $15 ages 2-12 ($10 in advance online)

Stand up and laugh with Kevin James

Coming back to Long Island, where he began
Photo Credit: Tom Caltabiano

Coming back to Long Island, where he began his career as a stand-up comedian, Kevin James, the star of TV sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” visits The Paramount in Huntington for a one-night laugh riot at 7 p.m. March 18).
INFO 631·673-7300, paramountny.com
ADMISSION $49.50-$99.50

Learn about dinosaurs at the Children's Museum

Did you know that Long Island once was
Photo Credit: Minnesota Children's Museum

Did you know that Long Island once was home to woolly mammoths and iceberg lakes? Visit the newest traveling exhibit at Long Island Children's Museum: "Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice," and learn how Long Island was a dinosaur swampland. The exhibit takes visitors back to the Cretaceous Period, where two dinosaur habitats, as well as a field research station, help future paleontologists experiment with materials and digging tools. This immersive exhibit runs through May 13 in Garden City.
INFO 516-224-5800, licm.org
ADMISSION $13 (free ages 11 months and younger)

 

Bay Burger in Sag Harbor gets jazzed

There's jazz in the Hamptons year-round, and it
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There’s jazz in the Hamptons year-round, and it can be heard weekly at The Jam Session, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor. Jazz musicians from down the street, around the region or around the world perform weekly at this East End tradition.
INFO 631-899-3915, thejamsession.org
ADMISSION Donation

Run smarter with LI running club's 14-week program

A 14-week RunSmart training program, conducted by the
Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ivanko Brnjakovic

A 14-week RunSmart training program, conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums focuses on people who have some running experience and want to train for a long-distance race. Runs are held on Saturday mornings, and locations rotate among Old Bethpage, Eisenhower Park and Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh. Training runs begin at 8 a.m. at Eisenhower Park. The program runs through April 28, a week before the Long Island Marathon and Half Marathon on May 6.
INFO 516-349-7646, glirc.org
ADMISSION $35 for the series

Jane Peterson exhibit at the Long Island Museum

The Long Island Museum opens its 2018 season
Photo Credit: Gift of the estate of Miriam Go

The Long Island Museum opens it's 2018 season with "Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad," featuring a retrospective of artist Jane Peterson focusing on her travels in Europe in the early 1900s. You'll find portraits of women, gardens and exotic places, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook. The exhibit runs Thursdays-Sundays through April 22 and is accompanied by gallery tours, workshops and programs.
 INFO 631-751-0066, longislandmuseum.org
ADMISSION $10, ($5 ages 6-17)

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