Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for January 4 through January 6

See what's in store on Long Island for entertainment in the New Year!

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The New Year has kick-started more entertainment on Long Island! On Friday, start on your New Year’s resolution to a healthy you with a chair exercise class at Elmont Memorial Library. During the evening, enjoy a winter cabaret performance at St. Joseph’s College by Productions Over the Rainbow or a night of comedy at Governors Comedy at The Brokerage in Bellmore.  On Saturday, take part in the First Hike of the Year at Caleb Smith State Park. Two plays are also running on Saturday, including Alice in Wonderland at BayWay Arts Center and Doubt: A Parable at Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts. On Sunday, head over to Freeport Memorial Library to enjoy the holiday songs of the season. Hauppauge Library is also hosting an event on how to make delicious hors d’oeuvres suitable for Super Bowl Sunday and there will also be samples. St. Boniface Lindenhurst is also hosting a cappella concert as a fundraiser. Check out the details below!


Who: Chair Exercise Class At Elmont Memorial Library
Info: The New Year means new resolutions. Get started on your health by joining in on this chair exercise class. It’s led by volunteer instructions Millie Danko, Millie Gorlick and Juang Thornhill. Coffee will also be served. The program is sponsored by the Federation of Organizations.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont – (516) 354-5280 x 1002

Who: Winter Cabaret “Broadway through the Decades” At St. Joseph’s College
Info: The winter cabaret is performed by Productions Over the Rainbow. It runs January 4 to 5.
Cost: $25 For Adults; $20 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 7:30PM at O’Connor Hall at St. Joseph’s College, 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue – (631) 696-6817

Who: Crazy Women Of Comedy At Governors Comedy At The Brokerage In Bellmore
Info: Enjoy an evening of laughter with local female comedians Irene Bremis, Tracy Tedesco, Jessica Stern and Kathy Arnold. The show is hosted by Jackie Cheng. A two beverage minimum per person is required at the table.
Cost: $12 Admission
Time & Place: Door Opens At 9:45PM, Show Begins At 10:30PM at Governors Comedy at The Brokerage In Bellmore, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore – (516) 781-5233


Who: First Hike Of The New Year At Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Info: Take this opportunity to discover nature in the winter. Smith State Park Preserve is one of two state nature preserves on Long Island. Registration is required. Everyone is asked to dress accordingly to weather.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown – (631) 265-1054

Who: Alice In Wonderland At BayWay Arts Center
Info: Enjoy this classic as the main character Alice adventures in Wonderland. You’ll find her chasing the White Rabbit, racing with the Dodo Bird and beating the Queen of Hearts at her own game.
Cost: $10 For Advance Ticket; $12 For Ticket At The Door
Time & Place: 2PM at BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

Who: Doubt: A Parable At Merrick Theatre And Center For The Arts
Info:  This drama mystery production is a play taking place in 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx. A nun confronts a priest after suspecting he sexually abused a student. The play continues through January 27.
Cost: $20 For Adults; $17 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 8PM at Merrick Theatre And Center For The Arts, 222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick – (516) 868-6400


Who: Songs Of The Season At Freeport Memorial Library
Info: The winter holidays are complete with musical celebrations. Enjoy a multicultural musical celebration with songs sung in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German, Swedish, and Yoruban. Guitarists and singers Robin Greenstein and Cecilia Kirkland will be present.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2:30PM at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport – (516) 379-3274

Who: Fundraising Cappella Concert At St. Boniface Lindenhurst
Info: The Binghamton A Capell Group performs a live concert. It’s a family friendly fundraising event. The event is open to people of all or no religion. This is the third year the live concert is being held.
Cost: $15 For Adults; $10 For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 4PM At St. Boniface Lindenhurst, 100 46th Street, Lindenhurst – (631) 957-2666

Who: Super Bowl Hors D’oeuvres Treats At Hauppauge Library
Info: Join Chef Rob Scott as he demonstrates and provides samples of innovative and delicious hors d’oeuvres for Super Bowl Sunday’s in 2013.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Hauppauge Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge – (631) 979-1600

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