If Thanksgiving dinner has left you stuffed and feeling like you need to work it off, there’s plenty of entertainment available on Long Island to get you off the couch and out the door! On Friday, head over to Ballet Long Island to enjoy its Holiday Princess Tea Party performance. You can also go shopping at the annual Christmas fair held at the Centereach Fire House and enjoy an evening of laughs with the Sandy relief fundraiser event over at YMCA Boulton Center. On Saturday, there are theater performances to enjoy including The Crucible and Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer. During the evening, singles may enjoy a dinner party with Japanese chefs preparing food right in front of the dinner table at Gasho of Japan. For Sunday, take part in a hike at Montauk Point State Park. There’s also a wine tasting and cheese pairing event available and a special event over at Patchogue Theatre For the Performing Arts with psychic Kim Russo and comedian Goumba Johnny. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Who: Holiday Princess Tea Party At Ballet Long Island
Info: Live on stage for a ballet performance will be Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Sugar Plum Fairy and Santa. This special holiday performance will also include photo ops with the characters and cupcakes, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and tea will be available.
Cost: $18 Per Person or $30 For 2 Guests
Time & Place: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964
Who: Holy Cross Lutheran Church Christmas Extravaganza At The Centereach Fire House
Info: This is the 5th annual Christmas fair at the Centereach Fire Department. On Black Friday and over the weekend, everyone has a chance to shop indoors with tons of vendors, food and fun. There will also be raffles and prizes and Christmas trees for sales outside the fair.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Centereach Fire Department, 9 South Washington Avenue, Centereach – (631) 588-9220
Who: Big Laughs In Bay Shore – Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser At YMCA Boulton Center
Info: Enjoy a comedy show that goes to benefit families from the town of Islip affected by Sandy. The show includes three of the funniest comedians in the tri-state, including Dan Naturman, Mike Burton and Brian Cichocki.
Cost: $20 Per Person
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101
SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Who: The Crucible By Arthur Miller At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Today’s the last showing for the theater production show of The Crucible. This is where the Salem witch trials come to life. A portion of proceeds will also go to Island Harvest to help support Long Islanders affected by Sandy.
Cost: $20 For Adults; $10 For Children
Time & Place: 2PM, 7PM at Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500
Who: Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer At John W. Engeman Theater
Info: The show starts today and continues to run through January 6, 2013. Stop by to enjoy the classic tale of how Rudolph and his red nose help save Christmas for all.
Cost: $15 Admission
Time & Place: 11AM at John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-2900
Who: Singles Dinner Party With Japanese Cooking Show At Gasho of Japan
Info: Enjoy a night of making new friends while being entertained by Japanese cooking. The night will start with happy hour introductions. It will follow with the chefs at Gasho of Japan preparing dinner right in front of you. Seating is arranged by two age groups: women 35-47 and men 37-49 and women 48-60 and men 50-63. Call to RSVP. Pre-pay and save.
Cost: $39 (Pre-Pay Includes Meal); $45 At The Door
Time & Place: 7:30PM Happy Hour Introductions, 8:15PM Seating, at Gasho of Japan, 356 Vandebilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge – (631) 592-9804
SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Who: Psychic Reading With Kim Russo Hosted By Goumba Johnny
Info: It’s going to be an afternoon of reaching out to the other side as psychic Kim Russo helps the audience get in touch with loved ones that crossed over. The event is hosted with comedian Goumba Johnny who currently co-host KTU 103.5’s morning radio show.
Cost: $79 to $104
Time & Place: 2PM at Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1300
Who: Wine Tasting and Cheese Pairing At Vine 2 Wine
Info: Enjoy and afternoon of complimentary wine tasting and cheese pairing at Vine 2 Wine. Featured will be La Forge Estate Merlot 2010 and Riff Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2010.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 3PM to 6PM at Vine 2 Wine, 318 Wynn Lane, Port Jefferson – (631) 509-6100
Who: Seal Hike At Montauk Point State Park
Info: Every weekend, from now through April 21, 2013, hiking sessions will be available. Enjoy the different trails available at Montauk Point State Park and sighting of seals. Reservations are required.
Cost: $5 Adults; $3 Children 7-18; Free For Age 6 and Under
Time & Place: 10AM (Time May Vary) at Montauk Light House Concession Building at Montauk Point State Park, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk – (631) 668-5000
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