A Grand Gala, Outdoor Fun, an Expo, News & More in February 22nd's Newsletter!

There's all sorts of fun happening this weekend on Long Island - be sure to check it out!


This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
February 22nd, 2013
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Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts  is the nation’s preeminent nonprofit arts day camp. TimeOutNY/Kids declared Usdan a “Best Of” camp, and Usdan has been profiled in The New York Times and Time Magazine.

Each day, 1,600 students, ages 6 -18, travel to Usdan’s Wheatley Heights campus from all LI neighborhoods.

Usdan offers 40 programs in Music, Art, Theater, Dance, Writing, Chess, and Nature. Usdan is chartered by the NY State Regents.

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Dear Long Islander,
This weekend is the last one for the month of February, and we can expect to see Long Island begin to thaw out a bit over the upcoming weeks - a welcome relief for locals who are sick of seeing the snow. This weekend is packed with all sorts of great fun - indoor and outdoor, with something to do for everyone. From extravagant gala affairs, to nature hikes, and all sorts of great possibilities in between - as we finish out February, it's a great time to get out there, and have some fun, Long Island!
The Suffolk Theater Grand Opening Gala
The Best Party Since 1933
The newly renovated Suffolk Theater will hold The Party of the Year with their Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. The “Back to the Thirties” cocktail party, featuring Grammy winning Vince Giordana and his Nighthawks Orchestra, will celebrate the gilded age of the era. The celebration starts at 6:00 PM and includes complimentary drinks, dancing, delectable food, signature cocktails, champion dancers, costumed characters, video entertainment and many more surprises.  Dress of the 1930s era is encouraged.Tickets are $125.00 per person and available online at by calling the Box Office.
For more information & to purchase tickets, please visit their website, or 631-727-4343.
Hot Off the Presses
Enjoy a Day of Family Fun Maple Sugaring at Local Farms
A Unique Way to Enjoy the Winter Weather on Long Island!
Nothing tops a pancake or waffle like that thick, amber-hued liquid, produced only here in the Northeast—maple syrup. Fortunately for us, we don't need to travel to New Hampshire or Vermont to get a firsthand look at the process.  Maple sugaring is the process of transforming sticky, tasteless tree sap into sweet syrup. We are fortunate enough to have maple trees in our backyards.Maple sugaring season starts the last weekend of February and runs through early March, when climbing temperatures allow the sap to begin running in the trees. Seeing how the sap is collected, cooked and stored (and tasting the delicious final product) is a great way for kids to learn about the farm-to-table movement that's spreading across American dining tables.
Local Headlines
IRS Hurricane Loss Deductions Provide Both Complications and Relief
Ed Romaine Looking To Speed Up Snow Recovery
Driver that Killed Nassau Cop in Car Crash Will Not Serve Jail Time
Tips for Hosting your Oscar Viewing Party
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Comedy Night at Pace's Steakhouse
Come Enjoy Big Laughs & Great Eats at Pace's on Febraury 25th!
The only thing better than a night of fine dining is pairing it with big laughs, which is what Pace's of Hauppauge is doing on February 25th with their ever-popular comedy night! There will be stand up comics on hand to ensure that you and your date have an enjoyable evening, and Pace's will be offering a special prix fixed menu for the evening that includings savory seafood, mouthwatering cuts of steak, tasty sides, and of course sweet desert options as well. They will also be offering their full menu of specialty cocktails and exquisite wines - perfect for pairing with your meal. Reservations are strongly recommended, so be sure to give Pace's a call, and reserve your seats today for this fun filled night!
For more information & reservations, please visit their website, or call 631-331-9200.
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

Long Island Spring Home Show
Spring is on it’s way, and so is the need for new home supplies! Come on down to Suffolk County Community College Expo Center for the Long Island Spring Home Show going on all weekend! Take the opportunity to learn about the latest products and services for your home! Times for the event are Friday 2/22 from 4:00-10:00 PM, Saturday 2/23 from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM and Sunday 2/24 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Don’t miss out!

AMC's Best Picture Showcase
It’s Oscar weekend and you know what that means! Time to see all the films nominated for best picture! Head down to your local AMC Theatre for Day 2 of their Best Picture Showcase! Start time is at 10AM and the pictures that will be screened include Beast of the Southern Wild,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Cost is $40 for all pictures. See all of them or just one or two!

Melville Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show
Do you love collecting old coins or other valuables? Then head on down to the Melville Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Show taking place this Sunday, February 24th at Catapano Engineering Hall! This is a must go event for those passionate about collectibles! The event goes from 8AM-2PM. Have the opportunity to sell, buy or trade collectibles as well as have them appraised for free!

Celebrate Dance Around the World! International Themed Ballroom Benefit Dance
If you’re a fan of international dance then come on out to raise some money! Living Well Yoga and Fitness & Arthur Murray Dance Center Southampton Present their International Themed Ballroom Benefit Dance this Friday, February 22nd, from 8PM-12AM! Hosted by Riverhead Polish Hall this event will feature a Dinner and Dance Show featuring showcases of ballroom and folk dances from around the world!  light buffet style dinner will also be served. Tickets are $25. Don’t miss out of this fun night of dance!


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