The Weekender May 4 – 5

1. Sunday Funday: Baby Shower for Wildlife

When: Sunday, May 5th at 1 PM
Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center. 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown, NY 1178

Come celebrate nature as it comes alive in the Spring with beautiful flowers, vibrant green leaves and of course, baby animals. Help us prepare for the busy spring baby season! Hundreds of young wild animals will rely on us for lifesaving care. Your gift during our Wildlife Baby Shower will ensure the smallest animals who need our help — from squirrels and bunnies to hummingbirds and ducklings — get the nourishment and medical care they need to thrive. At the event you will meet some of our ambassador animals and learn about why they are permanent residents at our center.


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2. Mama Bear Run 5K

When: Sunday, May 5th at 8:30 AM
Where: The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Avenue, West Islip, NY

Join us on May 5, 2024, for a morning filled with fitness and philanthropy at our Fun Run and 5K event! Lace up your sneakers and get ready to hit the pavement starting at 8:30 AM for the Fun Run, followed by the 5K at 9:00 AM. Come rain or shine, we’ll be gathering at 339 Snedecor Avenue, West Islip, NY, 11795, ready to run for a cause. This event isn’t just about crossing the finish line; it’s about making a difference. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, supporting their vital work in the fight against breast cancer. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and let’s run together towards a brighter, healthier future for all.

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3. An Evening with Itzhak Perlman

When: Saturday, May 4th at 8 PM
Where: Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY

Experience an intimate journey through the life of the reigning virtuoso of the violin and classical music superstar, Itzhak Perlman. Join Perlman himself as he leads the audience through a captivating narrative woven with personal anecdotes, accompanied by a visual feast of personal photos and clips. Delight in the magic of live music as Perlman showcases his unparalleled talent on stage, transporting you through the highs and lows of his extraordinary career. This exclusive event offers a rare glimpse into the world of a musical legend, promising an unforgettable evening of inspiration and enchantment.

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4. Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Party!

When: Sunday, May 5th at 1 PM
Where: RHUM, 13 E Main St, Patchogue, NY

Get ready to spice up your Sunday as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our Rooftop Party! Join us on Sunday, May 5, 2024, for an electrifying event featuring DJ allweyz1oo, who’ll be spinning beats from 1-5pm. Experience the ultimate fiesta atop the only rooftop in Patchogue, where you can indulge in island-inspired cuisine and sip on tantalizing tropical cocktails like our Toasted Coconut and Mezcal Mango Chile Margarita. Don’t miss out on this festive extravaganza!



5. Patchogue Official Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl

When: Sunday, May 5th at 3 PM
Where: That Meetball Place, 54 W Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772

Join us for the Official Patchogue Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl 2024! Get ready for an unforgettable celebration as we explore the best bars in town. With free entry, a pub crawl wristband for easy access, and a detailed custom digital pub crawl map, navigating the festivities has never been easier. Enjoy generously low drink specials and indulge in tasty holiday-themed drinks throughout the night. Join hundreds of crawlers to party with, and groove to live music, bands, and DJs at select venues. Don’t forget to strike a pose because you might just find yourself featured on our social media! Plus, our friendly staff will be on-site to ensure you have a fantastic time. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration!

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6. Cinco de Mayo 5k & Kids Fun Run

When: Sunday, May 5th at 10 AM
Where: Oyster Bay Brewing Company, 36 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY

Join us for a festive celebration as Oyster Bay Brewing Company and the Matthew Fetzer Foundation proudly present the Cinco de Mayo 5k & Kids Fun Run! Lace up your running shoes and get ready to hit the pavement for a good cause. Pre-register for the 5K by April 20th to snag a complimentary t-shirt and two free raffle tickets. Plus, don’t forget to bring along a new toy or gift card to support children battling cancer. As a thank you for your participation, all registered runners over 21 will receive a complimentary beer. This event isn’t just about running; it’s about coming together as a community to make a difference. All proceeds will benefit the Matthew Fetzer Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting children with cancer. Join us on Cinco de Mayo for a day of fun, fitness, and philanthropy!

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