Resolution Round Up: 10 Ideas and 100 Things to Do With Friends this Year

In this modern world of ours, many of us prioritize work over friends and family. The very people we should be fostering and cultivating relationships often fall by the wayside.

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In this modern world of ours, many of us prioritize work over friends and family. The very people we should be fostering and cultivating relationships often fall by the wayside. If one of your resolutions this year is to spend more time with your friends or your family then rest assured knowing there are myriad ways in which to do this. Nearly all activities work just as well as group activities as they do if you were alone. Swapping out work time for playtime with the people you cherish will benefit everyone involved and serve up experience you’ll never forget.

  1. Outdoor Winter Activities
  • Cross Country Skiing


  • Ice Skating


  1. Outdoor Summer Activities
  • Camping


  • Hiking


  1. Movie Night: Plan a movie night at the local cinema. A wide range of movies is available from kid’s movies to the latest action blockbuster to foreign art house films. Have you heard silent films are back?


  1. Sunday Brunch: Bond and reconnect with pals, sisters, brothers, parents, cousins, your kids, the whole entire gang over a relaxed Sunday brunch.


  1. Ladies Night Out: Get down on the dance floor with your best lady pals while enjoying discounted (if not free!) cocktails and nourishment.
  • Nutty Irishman on Wednesday, 60 E. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-9700
  • Restaurant Blue on Saturday, 7 Montauk Highway, Blue Point – (631) 363-6666
  • The Lark on Thursday, 93 Larkfield Road, East Northport – (631) 262-9700
  • The Library Cafe on Monday, 274 Main Street, Farmingdale – (516) 752-7678
  • The Beach Bar on Saturday, 58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays – (631) 723-3100


  1. Take Cooking Classes:

The owner of Home Cooking Consultant, Chef Lia Soscia, is a Certified Personal Chef who offers in home private cooking classes. Beginner chefs will learn all about knife skills and kitchen safety, introductory recipes and advanced classes will focused on particular cuisines or cooking skills. When you learn to cook at home you learn on your own equipment and kitchen tools, you get complete hands on training, and more one-on-one time with Chef Lia while remaining in a familiar and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Elegant Eating, 739 Smithtown Bypass (Route 347), Smithtown – (631) 360-2211

Group cooking classes are offered in Elegant Eating’s Smithtown facility. Their various classes are open to individuals, groups of 10 or more and partial groups.


Learn to cook in the comfort of your own home with an accomplished chef. You’ll learn cooking techniques, knife skills, menu development, produce selection, spice flavors and presentation serving.


  1. Take Yoga/Zumba Classes: Get fit, toned, and shed some pounds while kicking ass by taking Yoga and Zumba classes. Go with a non-judgmental friend so as not to feel completely ridiculous when you can’t get your foot over the back of your head in the first few classes.

Or visit ZUMBAONLONGISLAND.COM for a class nearest you.


  1. Karaoke:  Is there any better way to spend your time with friends than with a few drinks and some downright awful singing? We don’t think so.


  1. Visit a Comedy Club: Laugh the night away while enjoying drinks with buddies. Governors Comedy has three different comedy venues: McGuire’s Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Boulevard, Bohemia – (631) 467-5413; The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore – (516) 781-LAFF (5233); and Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Avenue, Levittown – (516) 731-3358. You can also visit to find comedians sharing their acts at other venues.


  1. Take in a Show: