It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-I'm-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to try and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
Where/When: Barnes and Noble, Huntington Station; Friday 5-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Why Go: Volunteers from the League for Animal Protection of Huntington will be at the to cheerfully wrap your purchases. Wrapping is by donation and volunteers will gladly tell you more about the cats and dogs they work with and the work of the League.
Where/When: , Main Street; Friday, 7:30-9:45 p.m.
Why Go: An evening of performed by Long Island's finest singers will begin at 7:30 p.m. at on Main Street. December's program will feature holiday music along with the regular program of arias and duets, with singers dressing in festive attire for the occasion. See our of of a past performance.
Pricing: $10 suggested donation.
Where/When: ; Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Why Go: See the production of the Holiday film classic. Read our review .
Where/When: Long Island Children’s Museum, Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Old Westbury Gardens and Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum; All Weekend
Why Go: Bank of America Merrill Lynch is offering local cardholders free admission to some of the area’s most exciting cultural venues through Museums on Us ®
Pricing: FREE to Bank of America cardholders
Where/When: ; Saturday 12-2 p.m.
Why Go: Meet Santa, take photos, and receive a free goodie bag!
Where/When: ; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a yummy breakfast and visit with Santa, don't forget to bring your camera! Everyone in the school, church and community is invited. As always, all proceeds from the admission to the breakfast will be donated to the Union United Methodist Church's winter fuel bill. Stop and visit the 'Christmas Boutique' on your way in or out for gifts, decorations, and homemade chocolates and wreaths.
Pricing: $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Where/When: ; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: Hundreds of Beautiful Hand Made Gift items to choose from.
Where/When: , Northport; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Why Go: Free Photos with Santa! There will be refreshments and a Take Home Holiday Craft!
Where/When: ; Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Why Go: Come spend the holidays with Cinderella, the Handsome Prince, and the Fairy Godmother in this delightful fairy tale. A highlight of Arena Players Children’s Theater is audience participation. At various times during the play, cast members invite kids in the audience to take part in the story.
Pricing: $10 for adults, $8 for children
Where/When: ; Saturday 8-11 p.m.
Why Go: A Man & His Music! A Night You Will Remember..A Concert You Won't Forget..Join us for this evening of inspirational music. All Welcome. Reservations a must!
Pricing: $15, includes dessert and unlimited coffee/tea
Where/When: Walt Whitman Birthplace; Saturday 7-9 p.m.
Why Go: Marvin Bell with Gayl Telle read their poetry.
Where/When: ; Sunday 12:45 p.m.
Why Go: The of Northport will begin its annual Pearl Harbor Observance at St. Paul Methodist Church at 12:45 PM. After the service they will then march to the Harbor for Wreath Laying ceremonies. Refreshments will be served at the Post right after.
Where/When: Petport, 114 Main Street; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: Petport's Photos with Santa benefit for Little Shelter. Len Marks dazzles us with his extraordinary photography of your furry family members...kids invited, too. Give-a-ways from Blue Buffalo and Halo~Purely for Pets. Call 631-261-7222 for info!
Pricing: $10 for free photo session and 4x6 print
Where/When: ; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Monday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Make an appointment to help Christmas wishes for children at Stony Brook Hospital come true. Cuts, blow-outs and holiday hair extensions will be available. All proceeds will be used to grant holiday wishes through the Child Life Program.
Pricing: Varies, All proceeds go to charity.
Where/When: ; Sunday 1 p.m.
Why Go: This family-friendly event will partially benefit the Northport-E. Northport Community Theater. Come on down for a bite to eat and some good cheer! Bring along your family and friends for a lovely way to continue enjoying the holiday season!
Pricing: Free admission
Where/When: Christ the King Church, Commack; Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Based on the traditional service from Kings College, Cambridge, Christ the King parish adds its own touch, with readers of all ages and music led by the adult choir and junior schola, cantors, handbell ringers and instrumentalists.