Hot Spots: New Year’s Eve & Day Entertainment and Dining and More in the Latest Weekly Watch

Keep on celebrating on Long Island! There are plenty of hot spots to enjoy for New Year's Eve & Day as well as for the rest of the week!

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Let the holidays and celebration continue with New Year’s Eve & Day coming up! Check out the hot spots on Long Island for music, cinema, and dining entertainment!


Who: The Nutcracker – Ballet in Cinema At Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Info: Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The film runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is a one 10-minute intermission.
Cost: $15 For Adults, $10 For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 10:30AM at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083

Who: Dark Star Orchestra – Cosmic New Year’s At The Paramount
Info: Dark Star Orchestra will perform Grateful Dead’s music live! It’s the second consecutive year of The Paramount’s Cosmic New Year’s Eve concert.
Cost: $35 to $60
Time & Place: 8:30PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300


Who: New Year’s Laughin’ Eve At Theatre Three
Info: It’s the 6th Annual New Year’s Laughin’ Eve! Enjoy a night of non-stop laughter and hilarious fun with a full line-up of top comedians from around the country. It’ll feature Paul Anthony from the Long Island Comedy Festival, Scott Schendlinger from the NYC comedy scene, Keith Anthony from Showtime; A&E, and Rob Falcone from HBO; AC; Vegas.
Cost: $40 to $50                                                                     
Time & Place: 6PM, 8PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

Who: Live And Let Die – A Symphonic Tribute To the Music Of Paul McCartney At The Patchogue Theatre
Info: It’s a special New Year’s Eve show featuring artist Tony Kishman of Broadway’s Beatlemania along with a tribute show to the music of Paul McCartney! Hear the most famous songs of the Beatles era and solo works by Paul McCartney.
Cost: $25 to $100
Time & Place: 7PM, 10:30PM at The Patchogue Theatre, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 286-1133


Who: New Year’s Day Service At Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Info: The Divine Liturgy for the feast day of St. Basil the Great and the Civil New Year is celebrated! Coffee hour and the cutting of the St. Basil’s Bread will follow.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9:30AM at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Avenue, East Meadow – (516) 483-3649

Who: New Year’s Day Brunch At Molly Malone’s
Info: Start the New Year with a tasty New Year’s Day brunch!
Cost: Varies
Time & Place: 11AM to 2PM at Molly Malone’s, 124 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore – (631) 969-2232


Who: Islanders Vs. Chicago Blackhawks At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a game of hockey at the Islanders take on the Chicago Blackhawks!
Cost: $24 to $160
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (800) 882-4753

Who: Thursday Karaoke In Islip At Medley’s Restaurant
Info: Every Thursday is karaoke night at Medley’s Restaurant! Enjoy tasty food, cold drinks and great karaoke!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM to 11PM at Medley’s Restaurant, 526 Main Street, Islip – (631) 462-0543

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