Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for December 17 through December 20

Spend extra time with friends and family during the holidays with these entertainment opportunities.

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The end of the year is a time when many people reflect back and spend extra time with family and friends. Enjoy these upcoming entertainment opportunities during the week with them. On Monday, take up knitting at John Jermain Memorial Library and enjoy the animated movie The Polar Express at Farmingdale Public Library. On Tuesday, Bay Street Theatre will have its holiday concert and sing-a-long event and St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School will have its Christmas concert. On Wednesday, stop by St. William The Abbot Church to enjoy its first annual Candlelight Carol Sing event or comedy night at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center. On Thursday, Straight No Chaser is performing at NYCB Theatre At Westbury and its karaoke night at Medley’s. Check out the details below!


Who: Knitting At John Jermain Memorial Library
Info: Consider taking up knitting as a stress reliever. Gather as a group to complete needlework and learn different designs, instructions and the challenges to knitting.
Cost: Free Event. Yarn Donations Appreciated.
Time & Place: 1PM at John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0049

Who: The Polar Express Screening At Farmingdale Public Library
Info: This PG-rated animation movie features Tom Hanks. Enjoy the movie with family and friends as it tells the story of a boy’s voyage on a magical train to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ house.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merrits Road, Farmingdale – (516) 249-9090


Who: Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Featured in the performance will be Broadway Irish tenor Ciarian Sheehan who will be accompanied by pianist Brenda Landrum. The evening begins with a concert followed by a lively holiday sing-a-long.
Cost: Suggested Donation of $10 and Canned Good For Local Food Pantry
Time & Place: 7PM at Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0818

Who: Christmas Concert At St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School
Info: The school’s Performing Arts Department presents a Christmas concert complete with instruments. It’ll feature the concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble and orchestra. Come out to celebrate the holidays! It’ll also have a Christmas Vocal Concert on December 19th.
Cost: $7
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Ann Frances Dunne Auditorium At St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School, 1170 Montauk Highway, West Islip – (631) 587-8000


Who: The Parish of Saint William The Abbot Church Candlelight Carol Sing
Info: This is the church’s first annual Candlelight Carol Sing event. There’ll be singing to Christmas favorites with professional musicians and handbells. Those who arrive early (on or before 7PM) may enjoy warm cider or hot chocolate around a fire while a brass quintet serenades everyone.
Cost: Free Event; Free-Will Offerings Accepted
Time & Place: 7PM For Early Arrival Activities; 7:30PM Music Begins at St. William The Abbot Church, 2000 Jackson Avenue, Seaford – (516) 781-3253

Who: Comedy Night At The Plaza
Info: The comedy night is presented by the Wilshire Comedy Group and hosted by Allen Streisfelf. The show includes comics Mike Keegan, Rob Cividanes, Alan Gootnik, Greg Rahner and headliner Gary Keshner.
Cost: $12
Time & Place: 7PM at The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083


Who: Straight No Chaser At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Straight No Chaser is a premier cappella group. The group is a YouTube phenomenon having gained national attention.
Cost: $39.50 to $49.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Karaoke Night At Medley’s
Info: Thursday is karaoke night at Medley’s. Enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and singing.
Cost: Free Karaoke
Time & Place: 9PM to 12AM at Medley’s, 526 Main Street, Islip – (631) 446-1744

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