The Weekender March 16 – 17

1. Spring Festival and Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March 16th at 11 AM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown

Join us at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown for a day filled with events, fun, and many wonderful animals. There will be games, an egg hunt, animal presentations, crafts, face painting, and more. We have egg hunts throughout the day with prizes and a separate egg hunt for 2-4-year-olds to do with their parents. A special long-earned guest will be available for photo opportunities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. You will need to show up at least a half-hour before your child’s egg hunt time to give yourself time to park and get to the field. 2-4y can do their egg hunts throughout the day.

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2. Go for the Green 5K Run

When: Saturday, March 16th at 9:30 AM
Where: Smithtown Elementary School, 51 Lawrence Ave, Smithtown, NY

Don’t miss out on an exhilarating race experience! The first 300 registrants for our upcoming event will receive exclusive TEES, so be sure to SIGN UP FAST before they’re gone! Join us for a professionally announced race by the renowned John Panicola, adding an extra thrill to the competition. And let’s not forget about our legendary raffle prizes waiting to be won! After the race, replenish your energy with post-race refreshments featuring delectable bakery items, and stay tuned for the announcement of prizes and awards. Plus, as a special treat, bring in your Race Number and enjoy 1 FREE DRAFT BEER at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub on Race Day! Get ready for an unforgettable day of fun, fitness, and fantastic rewards!

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3. St Patrick’s Day Party

When: Saturday, March 16th at 3:30 PM
Where: Po’Boy Brewery, 200 Wilson Street, Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at our lively event! Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, where we’ll be serving up green beer and delicious treats from Island Empanadas. Whether you’re a fan of savory or sweet, there’ll be something to tantalize your taste buds. And the best part? There’s NEVER a cover charge! So gather your friends, put on your green attire, and come raise a glass with us as we toast to the luck of the Irish. Cheers!



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4. “That 70s Band” Saint Patrick’s Live Music Party

When: Saturday, March 16th at 6:30 PM
Where: Anthony’s Live at Windows On The Lake, 235 Lake Shore Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Get ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Weekend in style at our Dance Party featuring the sensational “THAT’S 70’s BAND”! Join us for an evening filled with fun, dancing, and unforgettable tunes as the band takes you on a journey through your favorite dance songs and more. Whether you’re joining us for dinner and the band, or just coming for the music, it’s guaranteed to be an incredible night. Kick off the festivities at 6:30 with our Chef’s Famous Gourmet Station Buffet, showcasing some of your beloved Irish offerings. Then, at 8 p.m., the party continues with cocktails and dancing. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a fantastic night of dinner and dancing or to simply groove to the beat with friends!

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5. Women’s History Month: Art of Yayoi Kusama

When: Saturday, March 16th at 1 PM
Where: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY

Join us for an engaging exploration into the vibrant world of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Delve into the multifaceted life of this renowned sculptor, painter, and fashion designer as we delve into her iconic pop art style and feminist ideals. Discover the fascinating interplay of colors, shapes, and concepts that define Kusama’s work, and gain insight into the social and cultural contexts that shaped her artistic vision. Following our exploration, unleash your creativity as we embark on a hands-on sculpture workshop, inspired by Kusama’s innovative techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the transformative world of art and feminism, guided by the legacy of one of Japan’s most influential contemporary artists.

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6. Sunday Funday: Ssssensational Ssssnakes

When: Sunday, March 17th at 1 PM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr. Smithtown

Join us at Sweetbriar for an unforgettable encounter with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures! Slither on over to discover a mesmerizing selection of ssssensational serpents, where participants of all ages will have the chance to meet several snakes up close. Through engaging games and participatory activities, learn about the unique adaptations that make these reptiles so remarkable. Plus, get hands-on with a cool snake craft to create and take home as a souvenir of this thrilling experience. Perfect for families with children over the age of 5y, this event promises fun and learning for everyone!

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7. Shamrock Bird Walk

When: Sunday, March 17th at 1:30 PM
Where: Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, NY

Bundle up and join us for some late winter birding at Sunken Meadow Park! On this brisk stroll along the beach, marsh, and creek, we will discover the birds that make Sunken Meadow their home for the winter. From majestic waterfowl to elusive shorebirds, there’s a diverse array of avian life waiting to be spotted. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just starting out, this outing offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and observe the beauty of our feathered friends in their winter habitat. So grab your binoculars and join us for a morning of exploration and birdwatching in the crisp winter air!

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