The Weekender January 20 – 21

1. Kids Paint Night/ Parents and Me

When: Saturday, January 20th at 2 PM
Where: Hope Ministries, 1 High Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Join us for a delightful Kids Paint Night where creativity knows no bounds! This event is not just for the little ones; parents are more than welcome to unleash their artistic talents as well. No prior painting experience is needed, as our skilled instructors will guide participants through a step-by-step process, ensuring a fun and stress-free painting experience for everyone. So, whether you’re a budding artist or simply looking for a unique family activity, come and immerse yourself in an evening of colorful canvases and shared memories. Let your imagination run wild and create masterpieces together at our Kids Paint Night – a perfect blend of family bonding and artistic exploration!


2. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

When: January 19 – 20 at 7 PM
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY

Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. When she meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. With the help of her fairy godmother, a pumpkin and a little magic and humor, Ella, Prince Topher and their generous friends will inspire and delight the whole family. Starring the WHBPAC’s Teen Theatre Troupe.


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3. Maple Sugaring

When: Saturday, January 20th at 11 AM
Where: Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington, NY 11

Indulge your taste buds and embark on a sweet adventure with our interactive program designed exclusively for adults! Join us for a hands-on experience that will guide you through the art of crafting your very own maple syrup at home. Uncover the secrets of this delectable process as our expert instructors share valuable insights and practical tips. From tapping the trees to perfecting the syrupy consistency, this event promises a delightful journey into the world of homemade maple goodness. Please note that this unique experience is not recommended for children, ensuring an environment tailored to the interests and skill levels of adults. Don’t miss this opportunity to master the fine art of maple syrup making in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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4. Ice Candles

When: Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 AM
Where: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY

Join us for a one-of-a-kind crafting experience where we’ll fuse hot wax and cold ice to craft unique candles that you can personalize and take home! This hands-on workshop is perfect for individuals aged 7 and up, offering a creative and engaging activity for all. Reserve your spot now on to ensure you don’t miss out on this exciting event. Unleash your artistic flair and leave with a beautifully customized candle to brighten up your space!



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5. Brunch Book Club

When: Sunday, January 21st at 12 PM
Where: Shippy’s, 36 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY

Join us for an engaging literary experience presented by Rogers Memorial Library catered specifically for those in their 20s and 30s. Hosted at Shippy’s, this month’s event will revolve around the gripping nonfiction book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Delve into the true account of the unsettling early 20th-century murders of wealthy Osage individuals and law-enforcement officials, as well as the efforts of a nascent FBI to unravel one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. To enhance the discussion, a complimentary drink will be provided to all attendees courtesy of Shippy’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore history, true crime, and enjoy a delightful brunch in good company!

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6. Winter Run Series

When: Every Sunday through February 04
Where: NYS Parks LI Headquarters, 625 Belmont Ave, Babylon, NY

Embark on a thrilling winter adventure with the 2024 Winter Run Series, proudly hosted by LI State Parks. Taking place every Sunday starting January 14, this exhilarating 4-week series invites participants to embrace the crisp winter air and picturesque landscapes while pursuing their passion for running. Secure your spot by registering on the website for just $50, which covers the entire series and includes a personalized running bib, a stylish shirt, exciting giveaways, and delectable snacks at every race. For those preferring a single-race experience, individual sign-ups are available for $20 per race, with registration open until 9 am on race day, starting the prior Monday. Lace up your running shoes and join us for a memorable series of winter runs, where the joy of the season meets the thrill of the race!

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