The Weekender February 17 – 18

1. Deer Detectives

When: Saturday, February 17th at 10:30 AM
Where: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY 11787

Embark on an immersive journey into the world of the White-tailed deer as you become a deer detective, deciphering the secrets they leave behind. Join us for a captivating exploration where you’ll unravel clues scattered throughout the wilderness, delving into the habits and habitats of these majestic creatures. From tracks to scat, every trace offers a window into their elusive lives. Reservations for this intriguing adventure are available on Don’t miss your chance to uncover the mysteries of the forest alongside fellow nature enthusiasts!


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2. Wildlife Wonders: Fun with Feathers

When: Saturday, February 17th at 10AM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr. Smithtown, NY 11787

Join us for a captivating adventure into the world of nature! Our event offers little ones aged 2-4y the opportunity to explore and learn about the wonders of the natural world through engaging activities, music, stories, and playful interactions. Led by experienced educators, children will immerse themselves in hands-on experiences, crafts, and exciting tales that ignite their curiosity and deepen their appreciation for nature and wildlife. Help introduce your child to the marvels of our environment while they have a blast discovering and learning.


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3. Superheroes of the Sky

When: Saturday, February 17th at 10AM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr. Smithtown, NY 11787

Embark on an enlightening journey with Jim as your guide, delving into the captivating world of Birds of Prey. Join us for a walking tour where Jim not only feeds these majestic creatures but also unravels the mysteries of their remarkable adaptations crucial for survival in the wild. Prepare to be mesmerized as you encounter our Bald Eagle soaring high, observe the graceful flight of Turkey Vultures, and marvel at the stealth of owls and hawks among many others. This immersive experience promises an unforgettable blend of education and awe-inspiring encounters with nature’s finest predators.

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4. Third Annual Middle and High School Student Artists Juried Show

When: Feb 15, 2024 through Mar 29, 2024 (daily)
Where: The Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield, Suite 6 & 9, St James, NY

Calling all aspiring young artists! The Atelier at Flowerfield is thrilled to announce its Third Annual Student Artists Juried Show, extending an open invitation to talented Middle School and High School student artists. This exciting exhibition offers a platform for students to showcase their creativity and passion across various visual arts disciplines (excluding photography and video). Hosted in The Atelier’s expansive 2,000 square foot gallery, renowned for its dual role as both a professional studio space and exhibition area, this event promises to be a celebration of youthful talent and artistic expression. Students are invited to submit up to four (4) images of their original artworks online via the provided link, seizing the opportunity to share their unique perspectives and creative endeavors with a wider audience. Don’t miss this chance to shine – submit your entries today and be part of an inspiring showcase of emerging talent!

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5. tick, tick…Boom!

When: February 17 – 18, 2024
Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Before the groundbreaking musical “RENT,” audiences were captivated by “TICK, TICK… BOOM!” Set in SoHo, the story follows Jon, an aspiring composer on the brink of his 30th birthday, grappling with self-doubt and questioning his career path. Written by Jonathan Larson, the genius behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “RENT,” this semi-autobiographical pop/rock musical explores Jon’s journey through the pressures of love, friendship, and the pursuit of his dreams.


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6. St. James Got Talent Audition’s

When: Sunday, February 18th at 9:30 AM
Where: St. James Community Cultural Arts Center, 176 Second Street, St James, NY

Step into the limelight and let your talent shine! The stage is set, and the spotlight eagerly awaits your performance. Calling all performers, whether you’re a singer, dancer, magician, comedian, or possess any other extraordinary skill, this is your chance to showcase your talent. Auditions are open to all types of acts, so come prepared to dazzle and impress. Don’t miss this opportunity to take center stage and captivate the audience with your remarkable abilities!



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