Things to do on Long Island: 11/22 & 11/23

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GARDEN CITY: Catskill Puppets presents “Sister Rain and Brother Sun” at the Long Island Children’s Museum, located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City (11:30 am & 2pm).  A musical nature-tale featuring lots of audience participation. This show includes plenty of lively original music, humor, mystery, drama, and magical special effects.  Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $5 with museum Admission ($4 LICM members), $10 theater only.

VALLEY STREAM: Annual Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair at Central High School Gymnasiums, located at 135 Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream (10am – 4pm) Get your holiday shopping on! Lots of unique craft goods, retail goods, local merchants, kids stuff, vintage clothes, signed & limited edition art, handbags, designer tee-shirts, hair accessories AND SO MUCH MORE!

DEER PARK: Tanger Outlets Deer Park Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting, located at 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park ( 3-6pm). Kick off the season with an eventful day of entertainment, music and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus.  There will be music and ice skating performances, along with fun activities for the whole family – including a special concert by Jesse McCartney (at 5pm) and the official Tanger Christmas tree lighting with the help of the Rockettes!  PLUS, the ice skating rink opens to the public at 6:30PM.  The holidays start here at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park!

CENTERPORT: The Santaport Fair at Centerport United Methodist Church, located at 97 Little Neck Road, Centerport (10am – 3pm)Don’t miss out on the annual holiday craft bazaar. Hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, baked goods, white elephant treasures, toys, silent auction, Christmas ornaments and gourmet specialties too. PLUS, children will enjoy Santaland games. 

KINGS PARK: Camo Critters at Sunken Meadow State Park, located at Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park (10-11:30am). Children ages 5 and up take a walk to learn the way animals hide right under our noses. Pricing: $4, $3 children, free under 3. $10 parking. Reservations required: phone: (631) 581-1072.

LINDENHURST: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Studio Theatre, located at 141 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst (2pm). Enjoy the classic story of this youthful reindeer with an unusual luminous red nose.

FARMINGDALE: Farmingdale Chamber Holiday Parade on Main Street (12pm). Come see the parade and visit Santa at the Village Green. Santa will be handing out Candy canes and saying hello to all the girls and boys at the Village Green in Farmingdale.

MOUNT SINAI:  5th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach, (9-11:30am). Come support those who are “dipping” – “crawling” – OR “running”into the chilly waters of the Long Island Sound to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics New York.

ROCKY POINT:  Downtown Rocky Point Holiday Window Painting Walk, located in downtown Rocky Point on Broadway (4:30pm).  Walk through downtown Rocky Point on Broadway and see the Business District decorated for the holidays. Featuring storefronts with window displays, decorated lamp posts, children activities, refreshments and more. (Rain date Nov. 29th)

GREENPORT: Thanksgiving Pet Parade at Harbor Pet, located at 25 Front Street, Greenport (12-4pm).  Parade participants are asked to dress their pets in a Thanksgiving-themed costume. Judges will be on hand to determine the awards for best turkey-day outfit, most creative, best owner, pet costume combo, most original and more.Admission: $10 to enter costume contest.

SUNDAY, 11/23

EAST ISLIP:  Who Took Tom Turkey? at Bayway Arts Center, located at 265 East Main Street, East Islip (12pm). A Thanksgiving musical. Tom Turkey has gone missing. Chief Clumsy Bull and the rest of the gang need to find him before the autumn festival.

SMITHTOWN: Magnificent Mammals at Sweetbriar Nature Center, located at 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown (1-3pm). From a tiny field mouse to a giant blue whale — what makes a mammal a mammal?   Learn all about this branch of the animal kingdom and meet some fascinating mammal ambassadors.  Explore the world of mammals with crafts and games and a live animal presentation.


PORT JEFFERSON: Animal Tracks at The Maritime Explorium, located at Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway
Port Jefferson (1-5pm). Come on down and discover the animal prints of various animals who leave their tracks as they gather their food for the winter. Create your own prints as you create their natural habitats.

EAST HAMPTON: “It’s a Child’s World: Exhibition of Antique Dolls and Toys” at Clinton Academy Museum, located at 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village (12-5pm). Exhibition focuses on how Christmas was celebrated in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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