The Weekender November 11 – 12

1. Holiday Tree Competition

When: Nov 09, 2023 through Dec 19, 2023 (daily)
Where: Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY

On Sunday, December 3, participants of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s (WMHO) Holiday Tree Competition will bring holiday cheer to Stony Brook Village and decorate 40 premium balsam trees that will line the open-air center’s walkways at the 44th Annual Holiday Festival. One tree will be selected by votes from the public between Sunday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 19th to win a $150 gift certificate to Stony Brook Village and its establishments. Registration for this event is required as there are only 40 trees available.


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2. Holiday Lights Festival

When: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through January 07
Where: Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Blvd. East Meadow, NY

In partnership with Nassau County Parks, The BEST holiday extravaganza that captivated hearts in 2022 is returning and will illuminate Eisenhower Park! The magical ‘
Wonder Journey theme of this year’s festival promises to create unforgettable memories for families and friends through 53 experiences that celebrate the holiday season and more.



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3. Crafts, Music and Beer Weekend Events

When: November 10 – 12, 2023
Where: Devoshion @ The Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY

Get ready for a weekend packed with Music, Beers, and Art at Devoshion’s Drafts & Crafts event! On Friday, November 10th, join us for an electrifying performance by “The MOR TOP 40s BAND,” belting out your favorite ROCK HITS from 7 pm to 10 pm. On Saturday, November 11th, the “School of Rock” kicks off at 1:00 pm, promising a day of musical excitement. Cap off the weekend on Sunday, November 12th, as you MEET The Devoshion MAKERS showcasing their craft. Witness the magic behind our beautiful handcrafted items, including hand-painted glasses and bottles, jewelry crafting, wood sign making, bow and wreath design, yarn art, and more, starting at 11:00 am. Throughout the weekend, indulge in a vast selection of LOCAL CRAFT BEERS from nearby breweries, creating the perfect atmosphere for a memorable time. Best of all, admission is FREE, and these FAMILY EVENTS ensure an inclusive experience for all. Get ready for a weekend of endless FUN – don’t miss out on the excitement! 🎶🍻🎨

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4. Bob Ross Paint Night for Kids

When: Saturday, November 11th at 2 PM
Where: Port Jefferson Country Club, 44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY

Welcoming all kids 7 plus to comp paint with us in the Bob Ross style. You will be guided by Sandy Evans, a certified Bob Ross painting instructor. Trained to teach Landscapes, seascapes, floral, and Still lives. No prior experience is required, this is a step-by-step process. All material is included in the fee.




5. An Evening with John Legend

When: Saturday, November 11th at 8:30 PM
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY

This special solo performance will feature songs and stories with 12-time GRAMMY winner John Legend. Experience intimate reimaginings of his greatest hits (“All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Tonight”), unexpected stories from Legend’s life and career, and selections from his most recent release LEGEND (“Nervous,” “Wonder Woman”).  Honoring Anne D. Shybunko-Moore, CEO and Owner, GSE Dynamics, Inc. Please note there is a strict 4-ticket limit per person. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this special gala performance support Tilles Center’s enduring mission to inspire, engage, and educate the Long Island community through arts performance, education, and advocacy.

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6. Paint Your Pet

When: Sunday, November 12th at 2 PM
Where: Paint with Me, 25, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Come Paint your pet. You only need to send me a photo of your pet through text, And I will put the pet on canvas for you. I will Guide you step by step and to how to paint fur. No prior art experience is required. This is a step-by-step process. Gift certificates are available. $55 Material included




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