The Weekender December 16 – 17

1. Paint Nite: Merry Grinchmas

When: Saturday, December 16th at 7 PM
Where: Lucky Strike Bar & Lounge @ Port Jeff Bowl, 31 Chereb Ln, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Unleash your inner artist at our Paint Nite in the vibrant atmosphere of Lucky Strike Bar & Lounge at Port Jeff Bowl! Grab a brush, sip on creativity, and enjoy a night of fun with friends. No experience necessary – our talented instructor will guide you step by step. Tickets are $45 per person, including all painting supplies. Don’t miss out on this colorful experience! Reserve your spot now for an evening of art and laughter.



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2. Brunch with Santa

When: December 16 – 17, 2023
Where: Mirabelle at Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY

Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn will host Santa and his elves for brunch on December 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23. A different holiday theme will be featured each week and guests are encouraged to dress the theme. A brunch buffet will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost is $50 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, and children-ten-and-under are $30. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the restaurant at 631-751-0555. One of Long Island’s most iconic restaurants, Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern is led by Chef Emeritus Senior Advisor Guy Reuge and Chef de Cuisine Fernando Machado. The duo serves farm-to-table French inspired cuisine alongside a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Housed in a historic building, Mirabelle Restaurant has been recognized with several prestigious awards including being named among Newsday’s Top 100 Restaurants on Long Island for over a decade.

3. Bethpage State Park Meander

When: Saturday, December 16th at 10 AM
Where: Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Long Island, NY

Join us for a rejuvenating outdoor experience with a light hike through the picturesque Bethpage State Park! Immerse yourself in nature and explore a portion of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail, surrounded by the vibrant colors of the active park. Don’t forget to bring water to stay refreshed along the way. Please note that in the event of rain or inclement weather, the hike will be canceled. Let’s gather at the Bethpage State Park picnic area parking lot for a day of adventure and enjoyment! Lace up your hiking boots and embrace the beauty of the outdoors with us.


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4. Patchogue Official Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

When: Sunday, December 17th at 3PM
Where: That Meetball Place, 54 W Main St, Patchogue, NY is excited to bring you The Official Patchogue Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Patchogue is filled with the best bars and nightlife that you simply have to go to if you live on Long Island! This city will turn up for this Christmas themed Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl! You may have thought that ThanksGiving Eve was a big night but wait till you are partying in your Ugly Sweater at over 8+ of the hottest venues in Patchogue! Before you get crawling you may want to stop by the town of Patchogue, New York for their wonderful restaurants to grab some food before you begin rallying for our crawl!


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5. Jazz Nativity

When: Sunday, December 17th at 8 PM
Where: The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY

Candlelight jazz nativity service featuring the Biblical Christmas story with Jazz sextet and featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano Susanna Phillips. This performance will include an impressive lineup of jazz artists teamed up with guest narrators who will share the classic biblical Christmas story. Journey with the Three Wise Men as they travel to Bethlehem, join Mary and Joseph as they follow the Star and celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.



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6. The Santa 5K

When: Sunday, December 17th at 8:30 AM
Where: Eisenhower Park – Parking Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY

Join us for the final run of the year at The Santa 5K, hosted by the Long Island Road Runners Club! Lace up your running shoes and embrace the festive spirit on December 17, 2023, at Eisenhower Park. The 5K kicks off at 8:30 AM, with a Kids Fun Run starting at 8 AM. Come rain or shine, we’re ready to run! As a special offer, become a LIRRC Member today and pay only $5 for registration. Experience the joy of quality racing, promote healthy choices, and create lasting memories with friends and family. Plus, don’t forget to become a Duck during the registration process! Active Military personnel can join for free; just be sure to show your military ID at registration. Let’s celebrate the end of the year with a memorable run and camaraderie!

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