The Weekender April 20 – 21

1. Sunday Funday: Earth Day is Every Day

When: Sunday, April 21st at 1 PM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown NY 11787

Come visit our center to learn about some local animals, make a green craft and learn ways to celebrate the Earth not just today but every day! Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and living things that share the planet with us. Children will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to find out some of the things they can do to help the natural world. Come away with a craft to help reduce your impact on the Earth.


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2. Run for the Rescue 5K Trail Run/Walk

When: Sunday, April 21st at 9 AM
Where: Blydenburgh County Park, Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY

Join us for a fun-filled day at our dog-friendly park where you can bring your four-legged companion along for the adventure! All pups must be on a leash at all times to ensure the safety of all visitors. Remember, please do not leave your furry friend unattended during your visit. If you’re participating in the 5K run, we kindly ask that you start at the back of the pack to prioritize safety for both humans and their canine companions. Get ready to enjoy a day of outdoor activities with your beloved pets!


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3. DJ Night

When: Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 PM
Where: The Cove, 74 Shore Rd, Glen Cove, NY

Join us for an electrifying DJ Night at The Cove! Indulge in delectable food and refreshing drinks while immersing yourself in the irresistible beats spun by our talented DJ. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or kickstart your weekend vibes, this event promises a night of pure musical bliss.




4. Fling Into Spring Carnival

When: Apr 20, 2024 through Apr 21, 2024 (daily)
Where: Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd, Mount Sinai, NY

Step right up and fling into spring with us at the Newton Shows Carnival, taking place at Heritage Park! This weekend extravaganza promises endless excitement with free parking and admission for all. Prepare for a whirlwind of carnival rides, thrilling games, and delicious nostalgic eats that will transport you back in time. Delight in the wonder of children’s magic and illusion shows, guaranteed to spark laughter and amazement for the whole family. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event packed with fun-filled memories waiting to be made!


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5. Kids Community Earth Day Celebration

When: Saturday, April 20th at 11 AM
Where: Celebrate Park, Lake Avenue, St James, NY

Join us for a free event designed to educate and inspire kids about Earth Day! Dive into the wonders of nature as children explore various activities, including learning about plants, purchasing local honey, crafting terrariums, and encountering fascinating animals with SweetBriar Nature Center. Delight in live music performances and engage in even more exciting experiences. It’s a day of discovery and celebration of our planet’s beauty and importance, perfect for young minds eager to learn and grow in their appreciation for the environment. Don’t miss out on this enriching opportunity!


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6. Peter Rabbit

When: Saturday, April 20th at 11 AM
Where: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY

Experience the enchantment of Beatrix Potter’s timeless tales through this delightful ballet rendition. Step into the world of Peter Rabbit as he embarks on his adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden, foraging for vegetables alongside an array of charming forest creatures. From the mischievous Peter to the wise forest dwellers, immerse yourself in the whimsical journey of these beloved characters as they come to life on stage, captivating audiences of all ages with their endearing antics and timeless charm.


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7. We Only Have One Earth

When: Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 AM
Where: Eisenhower Park Field 2, Parking Lot 2, East Meadow, NY

Join us this April to celebrate and bring awareness to preserving Mother Earth while participating in an exhilarating 5K run through the picturesque tree-lined bike paths of Eisenhower Park. After crossing the finish line, treat yourself to some delicious snacks from All Round Foods. Not only will you enjoy a morning of fitness and fun, but you’ll also be supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Never Stop Running Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting athletic and charitable events while fostering community involvement. Additionally, the foundation funds local Youth & Special Needs events and aids in the development of elite athletes at the local, national, and international levels. Come join us and make a positive impact while enjoying the beauty of nature and the thrill of the run!

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