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LongIsland.com’s January 2019 Family Fun Guide: Winter Festivals, Wedding Expos, Concerts & More!

Written by Brian Re  |  31. December 2018

Though January includes some of the most bone-chilling days of the entire year, it won’t be easy to stay warm thanks to Long Island’s packed events calendar! From Amagansett to Westbury, there are events scheduled across the Island all month long to ensure that Long Islanders stay on their feet and ward off the winter blues! The fun starts off with Fairs and Festivals, featuring a diverse line-up of special events for individuals of all ages. From there, a massive selection of Concerts & Live Performances will keep hands clapping and heads bopping to the beat as both local favorites and international stars bring their beloved shows to local venues.

For those that are in need of a bit of fresh air this month, there are plenty of Outdoor Events to enjoy, including leisurely hikes and educational tours in town and state parks. Warming up indoors won’t be difficult either, thanks to January being a prime month for wedding planning. Throughout the month, Winter Wedding Expos and Bridal Showcases will be held at local venues to give engaged couples an inside look at the available facilities. With all of these activities, you’re going to need to get your energy from the freshest foods available, so thankfully, there are Winter Farmers Markets all month long to provide delicious produce, local meats, and hand-made treats.

With only 31 days to enjoy everything Long Island has to offer, you’re going to want to start planning your month as soon as possible! Check out LongIsland.com’s January 2019 Family Fun Guide below for this month’s must-attend events!


Fairs and Festivals
There won't be any sleeping this January thanks to a great roster of unique festivals and family fairs to be enjoyed! Whether you're looking for a family-friendly event or a unique winter date idea, there is plenty of fun to be had for all!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Re-Opening Soon For An Exciting 2019 Season!
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Paradise Garden Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum - FREE!
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8600
Sunday, January 27th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Planting Fields Arboretum's greenhouse will be packed with incredible tropical plants during the Paradise Garden Festival. There will also be live music throughout the day and self-guided visits at Coe Hall.


Magic with Cano the Clown - McDonald's Melville Grand Re-Opening Celebration - FREE!
729 Route 110, Melville, NY 11747
Saturday, January 5th, 1 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

McDonald's in Melville is excited to present "Magic with Cano the Clown" as part of its Grand Re-Opening Celebration.

16th Annual WBAB Cold Finger Run at Cradle Of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, January 6th at 10 AM
$20 Per Rider/Passenger

With all proceed benefiting Camp Adventure, the 16th Annual WBAB Cold Finger Run promises plenty of fun for an excellent cause. The 'Post-Run Party', with food, prizes, and live music, will be held at Stereo Garden.

Psychic Fair and Craft/Gift Show at The Holiday Inn - FREE!
215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803
631-375-1106
Saturday, January 12th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Eighteen psychics will gather at The Holiday Inn in Plainview for a full day of readings.

January Job Fair at Radisson Hotel - FREE!
110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-696-8568
Tuesday, January 15th, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free Event

Job seekers will not want to miss the opportunity to meet with the area's top companies that are looking for new staff.

2nd Annual Fine Wine & Food Festival at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
855-768-7631
Saturday, January 19th, Sessions at 11:30 AM and 4 PM
General Admission: $49 / VIP: $125

The Fine Wine & Food Festival will return for another exciting event this January, providing attendees with unlimited tastings, entertainment, music, and games.

Community Health Fair at Good Seed Church of God - FREE!
238 Poplar Street, Central Islip, NY 11722
631-806-2336
Saturday, January 26th, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Stony Brook Physician Assistants will be on-hand to provide Long Islanders with vital information about personal health. The event will also include health screenings, vendors, and refreshments.

Psychic, Healer & Wellness Event at Radisson Hotel - FREE!
110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-639-6903
Sunday, January 27th, 10:30 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

More than a dozen psychics will be available for readings and a variety of healing sessions.

Music & Concerts
Keep your foot tapping all month long with live shows in every music genre as well as a variety of stunning theatrical performances! From international sensations to the best-kept local secrets, there is bound to be a memorable performance for all of those looking for a night out!

Wintertide Concert Series at The Port Jefferson Village Center - FREE!
East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Fridays, January 4th, 11th, and 25th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free for Port Jefferson Residents

Port Jefferson's Village Center will be the site of Friday night concerts throughout the winter months. January will feature performances by Douglas Baldwin, Cassandra House, and Robbi Kumalo.

Kamelot at Butterfields
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Saturday, January 26th at 8:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Head over to Butterfields in Hauppauge for a spectacular night of live music, expertly-crafted cocktails, and exquisite dishes.


Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Friday, January 4th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Acclaimed local favorites Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot will be heading to The Paramount to perform their note-for-note renditions of Billy Joel favorites.

John Oates with The Good Road Band at Landmark On Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-1384
Saturday, January 5th at 8 PM
$37 - $56 Per Person

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington will be presenting a special performance by John Oates with The Good Road Band. Enjoy a night of live entertainment at the Long Island venue.

Perfect Combinations at Butterfields
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Wednesday, January 9th, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Head to Butterfields for a night drinks, dinner, and music with Perfect Combinations. The duo is known for their lively performances of fan-favorites from many different musical eras.

The Outlaws at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, January 11th at 8 PM
$25 - $45 Per Person

The Outlaws, staples of the Southern rock scene for more than four decades, will be playing for Long Islanders at The Space at Westbury.

Live Vinyl & 45RPM at 89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-730-8992
Friday, January 18th at 7:30 PM
$10 - $25 Per Person

Live Vinyl and 45RPM will be performing at 89 North in Patchogue for an unmissable night of great music

The Verve Pipe Presented by 94.3 The Shark at YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Saturday, January 19th at 8 PM
$30 - $35 Per Person

The Verve Pipe will be bringing their unique take on alternative rock to the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts.

No Quarter: Honoring The Led Zeppelin Legacy at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Saturday, January 19th at 8 PM
$20 - $50 Per Person

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts will be presenting a special performance by No Quarter, who are well known for their accurate renditions of Led Zeppelin classics.

Lynn Blue and Band at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Saturday, January 19th at 8 PM
$10 Per Person

Lynn Blue and Band is prepared to wow the Amagansett audience at their performance at The Stephen Talkhouse.

Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale” at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Sunday, January 20th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

As the renowned creator of A Bronx Tale and with more than fifty movie credits, Chazz Palminteri has been a hugely successful and influential performer for decades.

Dead of Winter Festival at Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
631-305-9733
Friday, January 25th, 8:30 PM - 3 AM
$20 Per Person

In addition to an oddities market, art, and side performers, Nocturnal Creatures will present a packed roster of musical talent including Noir, Hypofixx, and Chris Cyanide, among others.

Francisco Roldán - Do-Ing Music 2019 at Northport Public Library - FREE!
151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768
Friday, January 25th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Guitarist Francisco Roldán will be performing as part of The Northport Arts Coalition and the Northport Public Library's Do-Ing Music 2019.

Voyage – The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band Featuring Hugo at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Friday, January 25th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

All of Journey's chart-topping hits will be performed by Voyage, which is led by the incredible Hugo, who looks and sounds exactly like Steve Perry.

Asere! A Fiesta Cubana at Staller Center for the Arts
100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-ARTS
Saturday, January 26th at 8 PM
$44 Per Person

Performed by the Havana Cuba All-Stars, "Asere!" is an all-new show that matches Cuban music with stunning dancing.

Neil Diamond Tribute at Sayville Library - FREE!
88 Greene Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
631-589-4440
Sunday, January 27th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Robert J. regularly thrills audiences with his spot-on impersonation of Neil Diamond, so his show at Sayville Library is not one to miss.

Copperline: Celebrating the Folk/Rock Music of the 70’s at North Babylon Public Library - FREE!
815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
631-669-4020
Sunday, January 27th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

From Carole King to Carly Simon, Copperline will be performing some of the best music of the 70s during their performance at North Babylon Public Library.

Pianist Misuzu Tanaka at Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-385-0373
Sunday, January 27th, 4 PM - 6 PM
$30 Adults / $25 Seniors / $12 Students

Schubert Sonata in C minor, and music by Smetana and Vorisek will be performed at this anticipated recital by Misuzu Tanaka.

Outdoor Events
Grab your coat and gloves and prepare for an outdoor adventure this month! With plenty of hikes and local adventures to participate in, Long Islanders certainly won't be stuck inside this winter!

Seal Walks at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3781
Various Dates, January 1st through January 20th
$4 Per Person

Those interested in observing wintering seals will not want to miss one of the three-mile walks at Montauk Point State Park this January. In addition to seals, there will be opportunities to see local birds and other creatures.

Winter Celebration Festival at Connetquot River State Park - FREE!
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
Saturday, January 26th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Children will enjoy all that winter has to offer through a series of interactive activities like experiments and creative crafts.


First Day Hike at Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-249-3650
Tuesday, January 1st at 10 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Hikers will be able to enjoy a five-mile hike on a Bethpage State Park trail that weaves through the home of many local animals.

Seal Walks at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Saturdays, January 5th through 19th
$4 Per Person

While enjoying a leisurely hike around Jones Beach State Park, participants may get to see up to four species of seals that stop at the beach during their seasonal journey.

Art with Animals (Children's Program) at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
Sunday, January 13th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
$4 Per Child

Children will be able to use items found in nature to create a unique craft inspired by local animals.

Caumsett Winter Walk at Caumsett State Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
631-223-3427
Saturday, January 19th at 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Lace up your hiking boots and prepare for a hilly hike at Caumsett State Park Preserve.

Winter Run Series (5K) at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-321-3510
Sunday, January 20th at 11 AM
$15 Per Person

Hosted by Long Island Region Recreation Department, this 5K race will include awards, raffles, and refreshments.

Cold Spring Harbor Mindfulness Hike at Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead
Harbor Road (NY25A), Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
516-320-5955
Thursday, January 24th at 9 AM
See Event Listing

The hills that the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail are known for will be conquered in this engaging winter hike.

Deer Detectives (Children's Program) at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
$4 Per Child

Children and their parents will learn about our area's white-tailed deer population and unearth clues that indicate where they have been.

Icebreaker International Marathon & Half Marathon at Eisenhower Park
899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, January 27th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

It may be chilly outside, but runners will be able to enjoy a half or full marathon at this exciting Eisenhower Park race.

Winter Farmers Markets
Temperatures may be rather chilly this month, but that doesn’t mean that access to the freshest produce and meats has to wait until spring! With weekly farmers markets across Long Island, there are a variety of locations to pick up delicious locally grown and produced foods.

Riverhead Winters Farmers Market - FREE!
54 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturdays, January 5th through 26th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Long Islanders looking for the freshest and most delicious foods will not want to miss the Riverhead Farmers Market, held on Saturdays from January through April at 54 East Main Street.


Port Jefferson Winter Farmers Market at The Village Center - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11778
516-551-8461
Sundays, January 6th through 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Held at the Port Jefferson Village Center, this seasonal farmers market is a prime destination for pickles, moonshine, spices, coffee, and dozens of other quality items.

Huntington Winter Farmers Market at Jefferson Primary School - FREE!
253 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-944-2661
Sundays, January 6th through 27th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

A plethora of gourmet food and beverages will be available throughout the winter months at the Huntington Winter Farmers Market at Jefferson Primary School.

Gourmet Food Market at Old Bethpage Village Restoration - FREE!
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
631-335-0653
Saturday, January 26th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Hosted by All American Wontons, this lively market at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be packed with delicious foods and drinks.

Winter Wedding Expos & Bridal Showcases
When it comes to tying the knot, there is a seemingly-endless list of planning tasks that need to be completed. With events that will allow you to tour local venues, meet with wedding professionals, and browse the latest gowns, get a jumpstart on the process this month!

Wedding Showcase at The Mansion at West Sayville
200 Main Street, West Sayville, NY 11796
631-589-0022
Sunday, January 27th, 2 PM - 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Visit The Mansion at West Sayville for an informative wedding showcase that will also feature delicious food samples and a fascinating tour.


New York Bridal & Wedding Expo at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Saturday, January 5th, and Sunday, January 6th, at 5 PM
Free Admission ($5 Parking)

Visit NYCB LIVE on January 5th and 6th to meet with countless wedding professionals during the New York Bridal & Wedding Expo.

Winter Wedding Showcase at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
1 South Woods Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-5707
Wednesday, January 9th, 6 PM - 9 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Visit The Mansion at Oyster Bay for a wedding showcase that will put on display all that the pristine venue has to offer.

Wedding Showcase at The Vineyards at Aquebogue
978 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931
631-722-3200
Sunday, January 13th, 1 PM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Don't miss the chance to tour The Vineyards at Aquebogue, sample cuisine, and meet with esteemed personnel during this special Wedding Showcase.

Winter Wedding Showcase at Watermill Caterers
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3242
Sunday, January 13th, 2 PM - 5 PM
$20 (Free for Engaged Couples)

A packed day of wedding planning is in store for Watermill Caterers' Winter Wedding Showcase. Couples will have the opportunity to meet with vendors, enjoy a live DJ performance, and participate in raffles.

Long Island Bridal Expo at Long Island Marriott - FREE!
101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553
631-563-6280
Monday, January 14th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Brides and grooms will be able to meet with wedding professionals and learn all about planning a dream wedding.

Long Island Bridal Expo at Huntington Hilton - FREE!
598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
631-563-6280
Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

From food tastings to a live DJ showcase, couples will be able to find everything that is needed for a memorable wedding ceremony and reception.

Long Island Bridal Expo at Clarion Hotel - FREE!
3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-563-6280
Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

This expansive expo at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma will bring couples together with top wedding professionals that specialize in everything from photography to flowers.

Additional Winter Fun For January
There may be enough events to keep Long Islanders entertained from New Year's to the last day of January, but there are plenty of other activities waiting to be enjoyed as well. From ice skating to sledding, here are some examples of winter fun that the month would not be complete without!

Skate Around A Local Rink
Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks on Long Island ensure that there is a spot for every skating excursion. You don't have to be a professional to participate, so grab some skates and have a great time with friends and family!

Check Some Things Off Your Winter Bucket List
A mere three months of winter makes it challenging to remember all of the activities that you're planning to enjoy. Take a look at our favorite seasonal activities on our Winter Bucket List and maybe you'll find a few that you missed on yours!

Stay Warm At A Local Museum
More than a hundred museums across Nassau and Suffolk guarantees that there is always a new destination to head to on a bone-chilling January day. Whether you're interested in firefighting or maritime history, there is sure to be a museum for you!

Feel The Adrenaline On A Sledding Hill
Long Island's hilly geography perhaps never provides more entertainment than right after a snowstorm! Bundle up with a warm coat, hat, and gloves, and prepare for a thrilling ride down one of the area's epic hills!


What Events Are You Most Looking Forward To This January?
Let Us Know In The Comments Below!

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