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Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for May 13 through May 16

From interesting art exhibits, workshops to nightlight entertainment on Long Island, we have it all here!

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Don’t miss out on interesting art exhibits, workshops and nightlight entertainment happening this week on Long Island! On Monday, head over to Manor House at Planting Fields Arboretum for its All Abroad! A Railway Fortune exhibit and a ceramic gnome craft workshop at North Babylon Public Library. On Tuesday, check out an exhibit at Art League of Long Island that celebrates the automobile and its highways and byways. Head over to the Winner’s Circle for some dancing during the evening. On Wednesday, don’t miss out on a needle workshop and summer shape up program at public libraries. On Thursday, there’s an opportunity to meet Food Network star Guy Fieri at a book signing event at Book Revue. The Road Rage Comedy Tour also takes place at Napper Tandy’s in Smithtown. Check out all the details below! 

MONDAY – MAY 13, 2013

Who: All Abroad! A Railway Fortune At Planting Fields Arboretum
Info: This spring exhibit is available through Sept. 2. It takes a look at the history of America’s railroads for children and adults to enjoy. It covers everything from railroad advertisements, toys of the era, images, a working O-gauge model of the Virginian Railway by the Trainmasters of Babylon club and more.
Cost: Free Admission With $8 Parking
Time & Place: 11:30AM to 3:30PM at Manor House at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay – (516) 922-9200

Who: Ceramic Gnome Craft At North Babylon Public Library
Info: Want to spruce up your garden? Head over to North Babylon Public Library to paint a ceramic gnome to add character and color to your garden. Registration is required.
Cost: $10 Includes Supplies Needed For The Class
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at North Babylon Public Library, 815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon – (631) 669-4020

TUESDAY – MAY 14, 2013

Who: Driven By Art At Art League of Long Island
Info: Stop by this exhibit presented by Acura of Huntington in partnership with the Art League of Long Island. The exhibit celebrates the automobile and its highways and byways through photography, mixed media, sculptures, paintings and jewelry created by 10 award winning Long Island artists.
Cost: Free Admission, Donations Welcome
Time & Place: 9AM to 4PM at Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills – (631) 462-5011

Who: “Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance” At The Winner’s Circle
Info: Enjoy a nice of hustle, salsa, cha-cha dancing and more! The night features Johnny Hustle aka DJ John “El Gringo Latino.” Call for table reservations.
Cost: $10 Admission
Time & Place: 8PM to 12AM at The Winner’s Circle, 39 Post Avenue, Westbury – (516) 997-4050

WEDNESDAY – MAY 15, 2013

Who: Needlework Workshop: Knitting & Crochet At Patchogue-Medford Library
Info: If you have some needlework experience, this workshop it for you! It’s an opportunity to share projects you’re working on as well as tips and techniques in a group. Call to register.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9PM at Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 654-4700

Who: Summer Shape Up At Farmingdale Library
Info: Nutritionist Michelle Blum offers a lecture on how to eat right, break bad habits and get healthy for summer. Register for the event.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale – (516) 249-9090

THURSDAY – MAY 16, 2013

Who: Guy Fieri Book Signing At Book Revue
Info: Food Network star Guy Fieri will be available to sign his new book, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: America’s Classic Joints and Killer Comfort Foods. All book signings will be for book purchased at Book Revue.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM at Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 271-1442

Who: Road Rage Comedy Tour At Napper Tandy’s
Info: This comedy tour features Chris Davis, Terry McNeely and George Gallo. Come out to enjoy a night of laughs and more.
Cost: $10 Per Ticket
Time & Place: 8PM at Napper Tandy’s, 15 East Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 471-1221

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