Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for March 4 through March 7

Get ready to enjoy a great week of dining and entertainment on Long Island!

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This week is Restaurant Week in Smithtown, so plan to head out for dinner each day of the week enjoying prix fixe dinner menus for $25 per person at participating restaurants. Other entertainment and activities going on during the week include a meditation session at Global Harmony House, Asian brush painting at Islip Arts Council, a game of hockey between the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens, a healthy cooking workshop, country and line dancing and a showing of Argo and Ninotchka at public libraries. Check out the details below!

MONDAY – MARCH 4, 2013

Who: Smithtown Chamber Of Commerce Restaurant Week
Info: For this entire week, through March 10, the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce presents Restaurant Week. Enjoy a three-course price fixe dinner at $25 per person at participating restaurants. There are over 25 restaurants participating. A full list of the restaurants is available here.
Cost: $25 Per Person
Time & Place: Check with participating restaurants.

Who: Meditation For All At Global Harmony House
Info: Learn to direct your thoughts through meditation. It’s your chance to de-stress in a calm and quiet meditation center.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Global Harmony House, 46 S. Middle Neck Road, Great Neck – (631) 331-9200


Who: Asian Brush Painting Class At Islip Arts Council
Info: Here’s your chance to learn the basics of Sumi-e, the art of ink wash-painting. You’ll have the chance to work with watercolor and ink on rice paper. Beginners are welcome. Register in advance.
Cost: $70 Per Session
Time & Place: 10AM to 12PM at Islip Arts Council, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip – (631) 224-5402

Who: New York Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens At Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a National Hockey League game between the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens.
Cost: $24 to $160
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303


Who: Healthy Cooking Workshop At BiVio Ristorante Italiano
Info: To eat healthy, learn to cook healthy. Here’s your chance to learn new skills, recipes and ideas to getting back on a healthy eating path. Register in advance.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8PM at BiVio Ristorante Italiano, 1801 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington – (631) 462-0801

Who: Country & Line Dancing Night At Nutty Irishman
Info: It’s country night at the Nutty Irishman and that means free line dancing instruction, free mechanical bull rides, drink specials and live music with DJ Cowboy Ben E.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM For Line Dancing Instruction at Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore, 60 E. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-9700


Who: Argo Playing At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Argo won best picture at the Oscars. It provides a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. It is an R rated movie running 120 minutes.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM to 4PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079

Who: Classic Comedies Series At Great Neck Library Station Branch
Info: As part of the classic comedies series, this week it is showing Ninotchka. It tells the story of a stern Russian official meeting a playboy count while investigating a jewelry sale. The classic comedy film series runs each Thursday through March 21.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 1:45PM Doors Open, 2PM Movie Begins at Great Neck Library Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road, Great Neck – (516) 466-8055

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