Show Love for Your Community and Shop Small for Small Business Saturday

Give back to your community by investing in its small companies - especially on November 28th when we celebrate small businesses!

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Various decorations are on display at a small shop on the Freeport Nautical Mile.

Photo by: Kelly Tenny

November 28th is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and it is best known as Small Business Saturday - the day when businesses around the country register with American Express to be part of their listings to promote shopping small and investing in your community.  This helps to drive sales at smaller stores that often struggle to compete with bigger corporations and chains, and it also helps circulate the money spent back among the people in that area.  Shopping at small businesses also contributes to the local culture and helps sustain unique aspects of a community with the help of family, friends, and neighbors.  Plenty of small businesses offer incentives for customers, such as freebies, discounts, displays, and other eye-catching goodies to help share in the shop-small love. 

Before you hit the major chain stores for holiday shopping, start on November 28th and see if your neighborhood can satisfy your needs.  Happy shopping!

Small Business Saturday Along Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Over a dozen stores on Wantagh Avenue will be participating in Small Business Saturday, including JB Pools, Tragar/Oil Solutions International, Rolling Vape, Flower Girl Bakery, Twisted Glass, JoJo Concepts, Wantagh 5 & 10, Wantagh Liquor & Wine, Celluar Plus Group, Andy's Luggage, Coco Belle, Frank & Fran's Jewelers, Brands Cycle Center, Bikeshoes Com, and Crown Vap Co.

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Patchogue
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Shop small and shop local for the holidays and enjoy great sales and specials while participating in the Patchogue Photo Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a gift basket filled with goodies from Patchogue retailers.

Shop Small Business Saturday at Sleepworks
1696 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Head to Sleepworks of Bay Shore as they participate in Small Business Saturday.

Long Island Discount Furniture Celebrates Small Business Saturday
1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Come on down as Long Island Discount Furniture Celebrates Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday at On A Whim
63 West Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730

Find the perfect elegant gift for a friend or family member this Small Business Saturday at this chic boutique.

Shop Small Business Saturday at Lulu's Creations
43 Ashley Circle, Commack, NY 11725

Shop among the trendy designs at Lulu’s Creations, including hats, apparel, hand painted glassware, wood addresses, and mailboxes, as well as gourd birdhouses, rings, and sandals.

Small Business Saturday at Specialty Lotions & Potions
11 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Nelly from Pure Grace Facial Rejuvenation will be offering hand massages at this special event, and the store will also be raffling off a holiday basket and running special sales throughout the day. Julianne Renee will also be in to conduct psychic readings for shoppers.
Shop at Just Kids Nostalgia on Small Business Saturday
14 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY 11743

Check out the cool pop culture collectibles for sale at this nostalgia shop, and support your neighborhood small business as you shop!

Small Business Saturday at TWS Hobby Center
125 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Pick up some holiday gifts for your favorite gamer at the hobby center, which sells game cards for dozens of popular games.

Shop Small Business Saturday at Charlotte’s Closet
10 Capi Lane, Port Washington, NY 11050

Try out a new style at Charlotte’s Closet, a unique business that allows you to rent dresses for special occasions!

Atlantic Instruments Celebrates Small Business Saturday
535 Franklin Avenue, Massapequa, NY 11758

Sign up for music lessons, rent an instrument, or have your instrument repaired by the music experts at Atlantic Instruments!

Small Business Saturday at Dear Little Dollies
418 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710

Dear Little Dollies is a small business that features handmade dolls for sale, as well as numerous doll clothes and accessories, as well as teddy bears, puppets, and marionettes.