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For Those loking to donate to Veterans
Long Island Veterans
Join Rena Sylvester, Founder, Cooking for Long Island Veterans, in donating food for local veterans. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.For more information click here or email Rena Sylvester at

Suffolk Winter Lantern Festival
November 4-December 8
Winter Lantern Festival invites you to Suffolk County’s FIRST immersive winter lantern festival! With over 150,000 annual guests at our other events in New York, this is an experience you don’t want to miss! Join us at Smithtown Historical Society for a display of lanterns in the shape of flowers, animals, and many more; all handmade by artisans with decades of dedication to their craft. Address: 239 E Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787. Learn more.

Gallery North: Deck the Halls
November 17- December 23
Gallery North is pleased to present Deck the Halls, its annual group exhibition of small original works for holiday giving, on view. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 17, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Deck The Halls

The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
November 18-January 8
This holiday season, see your kids' faces light up with over 360 lanterns and immersive light shows at the Bronx Zoo's Holiday Lights. Walk through a winter wonderland that illuminates the sky with larger-than-life lanterns, immersive light shows, and animated holiday trees synched to music. It's the brightest time of the year, so make memories that you can count on with your family at the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights from Nov. 18th - Jan. 8th, select dates only.

90'S Tribute Concert Thanksgiving Eve
November 23, 8PM
STP, RATM and NIRVANA! Arguably 3 of the biggest bands of the 90’s! Each one of these tribute bands will do a highly convincing and blistering 50 minute sets of hits by the bands they pay tribute to. All 3 bands are the worlds best at what they do. The look, sounds, attitude and feel of these iconic 90’s hit-makers all on one stage, in one evening, at a great price and venue for this awesome  show. Get your tickets today!! This event will sell out. Tickets here. 

90’s Tribute Concert, Thanksgiving Eve! featuring STP, Rage/Machine and Nirvana!!

Patchogue Christmas Parade
November 26, 6PM-8PM
Join Patchogue for a Christmas Parade on Main Street. Gather your friends and family for this annual Christmas event. Learn more here.

Port Jeff Chamber: Santa Parade & Visit
November 27, 3PM
Parade starts at the Long Island Train Station on Main Street at 3:00pm, then makes it way down on Main Street, going right onto East Broadway and finishes at the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A East Broadway.
Santa will be present on the 2nd floor for photo opportunities. For more information or to participate in the parade, contact the Chamber office at 631-473-1414 or email us at

Gallery North: GivingTuesday
November 29
 Your gift to Gallery North on GivingTuesday will have an extraordinary impact in supporting creative communities and nurturing the important role art plays in our lives. GivingTuesday is a nationwide movement, making a real difference in building support for causes worldwide. Begun in 2012, GivingTuesday is an annual day of giving immediately following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” As an alternative to the frenzy of those two days, GivingTuesday is as a day for giving back in all forms -- acts of kindness, contributing time to others in need, advocating for causes, or contributions to an organization. Learn more.


Emma Clark Library: Learn How to Draw: Tessellations
November 29, 2PM-3PM
Learn how to make mesmerizing art using patterning and geometry while learning about the famous artist M.C. Escher. Taught by Donna Coane. Hosted by Emma Clark Library. Register here.

22nd Annual Good Shepherd Hospice Lights of Love Event
November 29, 6PM
Join the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce as they remember our loved ones during this season at the 22nd Annual Good Shepherd Hospice Lights of Love Event.


Staller Recital Hall: Bach at Stony Brook
December 1
Stony Brook will host the fourth annual international Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition Finals. Established to honor the legacy of Long Island’s preeminent supporters of the arts, the competition attracts the most talented young musicians from around the world. Finalists will perform works written by Bach for unaccompanied string instrument.The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $5,000, and two performance engagements. Learn more below.


Port Jeff Chamber: Festival of Trees
December 1- January 2
At the PJ Village Center on the second floor will be a month-long extravaganza to kick off the holiday shopping season. Businesses, civic associations, non-profits, professionals and even our local residents who have a knack for holiday crafting, are invited to share their expertise and enthusiasm by decorating one of the many available trees. FREE

Jazz Loft: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker
December 1-3, 7PM
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker will be performing for three evenings at the Jazz Loft. Vocalist Danny Bacher accompanies the band.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free


26th Charles Dickens Festival
December 3-4
As fall sheds its leafy coat in preparation for winter, the first weekend in December once again plays host to the beloved Village of Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. Join us as we celebrate the Festival’s 26th Anniversary through our cherished traditions and spectacular new additions that will add a sparkle and a smile to this magical weekend.

Wang Center: Two Magical Shadow Puppet Shows
December 3, 1PM
Join The Wang Center for Two Magical Shadow Puppet Shows . Caroline and Suzanne Borderies (puppeteers), Mirna Lekic (pianist), and David McCorkle (narrator) will present two original shadow puppet shows with spare, intricate illustrations and lighting palettes that move from black and white to riotous color. Learn more.

Wang Center

The 2nd Annual Heart of the Hamptons Pickleball Tournament
December 4, 8:15AM
The second annual Heart of the Hampton's Pickleball Tournament supporting the Southampton food pantry will be held at SYS. The entry fee is a minimum of $50 per person. Each team will be guaranteed 5 12 minute games in a round robin tournament. Prizes awarded to the winners.This is a fund raising tournament, last year Vinny Mangano and his crew raised $5,000 for our food pantry. And everyone who participated had a wonderful time. To register your team click here and remember both you and your partner must register.

A Classic Holiday Concert
December 4, 2PM
The Silver Chords present a free concert featuring new and traditional holiday selections. Wonderful basket raffles and refreshments available. Come and enjoy a seasonal respite from the seasonal chaos! For more info, go to or call 631-235-3593.

Messiah Sing Along
December 4, 3PM
The annual Messiah Sing-along is coming to the Staller Center on Sunday, December 4 at 3PM. This is a campus holiday tradition, free and open to the public.


Wang Center: From Bench to Boardroom: The Journey of Early Career Entrepreneurs
December 6, 2:30PM
Join us in person at the Wang Center for a candid panel discussion with five entrepreneurs who recognized a commercial opportunity and successfully started a technology company early in their academic careers.In addition, we will be honoring the 2022 Stony Brook Young Academic Inventor awardees, Dr. Lei Wang and Dr. Yasha Karimi, who will present their fascinating research and inventions.  The symposium presentations will be followed by a Keynote Address by Dr. Marie Badalamente, an inventor of Xiaflex™ and Qwo™.This event is free, registration will be required. More information and the registration link to follow soon.

Emma Clark Library: Snowflake Picture Frame
December 7, 12:30PM-1:45PM
Come paint and decorate a picture frame for yourself or to give as a gift. Register here.

The Jazz Loft: Young at Heart: Its The Holiday Season
December 7, 1PM
The Jazz Loft Trio performs music of the season. Young at Heart is a monthly jazz themed concert series for those that like their jazz in the afternoon.Tickets: $10.


The Jazz Loft: Jazz Dispatch at Madiran Wine Bar in Setauket
December 8, 7PM
Pianist Rich Iacona leads his 12 member band in performing music of the season.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.

Emma Clark Library: Spiritual Resistance During the Holocaust
December 8, 7PM-8:30PM
Holocaust survivor & local author Ruth Minsky Sender will be speaking on what spiritual resistance meant to her during her time in concentration camps during World War II. Q&A will follow. Her talk will be streamed live into Emma Clark Library.This program is open to both adults and teens. Choose either the Zoom viewing in the Library OR Zoom from home. Click here to register.

Emma Clark Library: Relax & Paint: Cardinal with Street Lamp
December 9, 7PM-9PM
Follow along step-by-step with art instructor Teresa Grant and create a sweet winter scene in acrylic paint. Hosted by Emma Clark Library. Please note this class is online. Click here to register. Supplies needed for class and list will be emailed.

The Jazz Loft: Ray Anderson's Seasonal Solstice Party
December 9, 7PM
Trombonist Ray Anderson brings on the holiday spirit with Tommy Campbell on drums and Mark Helias on bass.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.

The Jazz Loft: Tom Manuel's EggNog Romp
December 10, 7PM
Trumpeter and Jazz Loft founder, Tom Manuel performs seasonal music with his quintet.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.

EggNog Romp

Reboli Center: Paint Party
December 14, 6:30PM-9PM
Welcome in the winter cheer with another exciting Paint Party at The Reboli Center! Each participant will be provided with all materials needed to complete their own reproduction of Joseph Reboli’s Lake Street Snowman. Light snacks and refreshments will be served including the choice of red or white wine for participants over 21. The instructor for the evening will be the beloved, returning instructor, Linda Davison Mathues.  Linda’s classes are always a hit, so be sure to register soon to reserve your spot. Looking forward to seeing you there! $45/person includes all materials, drinks and snacks!

The Jazz Loft: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker
December 15-17, 7PM
For three nights the 17 member Jazz Loft Big Band will perform Duke Ellington's jazz Nutcracker.Trumpeter Tom Manuel directs and narrates and vocalist Danny Bacher accompanies the band.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.


Paint Nite: Snowman Wine Glasses
December 17, 5PM
Join us for this Paint Nite in the Lucky Strike Bar & Lounge at Port Jeff Bowl! $35 per person, with drink specials available! 

The Jazz Loft: Jazz Nativity
December 18, 6PM
The candlelight jazz nativity featuring the Biblical Christmas story is performed by a jazz sextet.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.

Christmas Jazz
December 17, 7:30PM
Join us for a wonderful night of entertainment featuring the group Christmas Jazz. Create a holiday memory by inviting friends and family. Complimentary wine and non-alcoholic punch will be served. Tickets can be purchased on and are $25 per adult, 3-12 $15 and under 2 free. Limited tickets available.Arriving 30 minutes before is recommended to get optimum seating and wine. For further info, please contact Pastor Lesaya Kelly at

The Jazz Loft: Nicole Zuraitis Jazz Christmas Party
December 22, 7PM
Grammy nominated vocalist, pianist and composer, Nicole Zuraitis, appears backed by a big band ensemble to present holiday favorites.Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children, children 5 and under free.


Relax & Paint; New Years Celebration
December 29, 7PM
Follow along step-by-step with art instructor Melissa and create a festive New Year’s celebration scene in acrylic paint. Hosted by Emma Clark Library. Please note this class is online. Click here to register. Supplies needed for class and list will be emailed. Questions? Email

Charles B. Wang Center: Korean Art Alive
Stonybrook, NY
Join The Charles B. Wang Center in Korean Art Live. Supported by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, Korea, Korean Art Alive is a free online learning resource of Korean art and culture, created with the collaboration of leading Korean art collections in the United States. Learn more. Lectures:
Hats Make The Korean Man, Chaekgeori: A Korean Curiosity Cabinet

Natural Earth Farms' Plant Sale
Calverton, NY
The Annual plant sale has opened at the Calverton Farm. Reserve your organic vegetable plants NOW! This is perfect for your size home garden (big or small), raised beds, or any other container gardening in small spaces. Pre-order plants for your home garden or container gardening!  First order in, first served (and reserved). Reserve Plants Here.

Lake Side Emotions Wine Boutique
Stony Brook, NY
Create a custom wine tasting kit!
Call: (631) 675-2750 or click here

Blue Salon & Spa
Stony Brook, NY
Check out their Valentine’s day specials, plus 10% off gift cards! Click here, or call (631)-751-0822.

Blood Bank
Stony Brook, NY
Help someone else today and schedule an appointment
to donate blood or platelets. All donations must be made in the Donor Room of the Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank, located in the Lobby, Level 5, of the hospital.  You will also receive (while supplies last):
Whole Blood Donors – Long sleeve “Straight from the Heart” T-shirt Platelet Donors – Fleece field blanket. Learn more.

Stony Brook Village Self-Guided Audio Experience
Stony brook Village,NY
Starting March 1st 2022-March 1st 2023 Stony Brook Village is presenting an audio experience which is now available and can be enjoyed on your own time and at your own pace! The experience is FREE to the public and will allow all visitors of Stony Brook Village to immerse themselves in the quirky history and stories of the lifestyle center and some of its surrounding properties. The audio experience is obtained by scanning QR codes throughout the village and is also available here.
SB Village

The Art Of Folding
Stony Brook, NY
The Charles B. Wang Center presents an online work shop of The Art of Folding. Jule Waibel, a fashion designer and multimedia artist will reveal how you can create your own pleated textiles by utilizing origami techniques and geometry. The link for the workshop along with instructions and list of materials is here.

Smithtown Matters:Reboli Center
Stony Brook, NY
The Reboli Center's April artisan is Keith Lewis. Come visit the Reboli Center and admire pieces of jewelry made by Lewis. Lewis began his journey in jewelry at the age of 12 in South Korea and now creates jewelry with material and textures found in nature. Most recently, Lewis creates jewelry using recycled material and has a line of earrings made from recycled water bottles. The Reboli Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday 1 - 5pm. Admission is free, and for more information, please call 631-751-7707 or click here.

Gallery North's Carmela Kolman Fellowship
Setauket, NY
Gallery North is inviting artists to submit a proposal to the 2022 - 2023 Carmela Kolman Fellowship in Fine Art Program. The Carmela Kolman Fellowship recognizes one exceptional artist annually who embodies the character and creativity of Carmela Kolman, an outstanding artist and member of the Gallery North community. The fellowship offers studio space for working artists within the Studio at Gallery North over a ten-week term. For more information, click here.
fellowship gallery north

Gallery North: Hanusa Design Mathematical Jewelry
Setauket, NY
Gallery North’s featured gift shop artist this month is Christopher Hanusa. Based in New York City, Christopher Hanusa is a Professor of Mathematics and a mathematical artist. Inspired by the beauty of mathematics, he started Hanusa Design Mathematical Jewelry in which each piece is 3D modeled using mathematical equations and 3D printed in nylon or metal. Such pieces can be found in the National Museum of Mathematics, the Queens Museum, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. To shop the collection, click here

All Souls Second Saturday Poetry series
Stony Brook, NY

Join All Souls Church in The Second Saturdays poetry series -- the poetry series taking place on the second Saturday of every month! The readings will be hosted by current Suffolk County Poet Laureate Richard Bronson and hosted via Zoom. For access, visit the All Souls Website. 

Native American Drumming Meditation: Hosted by Ric Statler
Join Native American elder and experienced drummer, Ric Statler, as he leads a group drumming meditation. With a suggested donation of $10-$20, you can enjoy this unique healing practice at All Souls Parrish House (10 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook, NY).  For more information, contact Dan Kerr at All Souls (631-655-7798)
Last events:  November 18, December 23, January 8

The Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank
The need for blood donations is still critical. This blood is being used to help save lives. For appointments: call (631) 444-DONATE (3662). Visit online at

YMCA Family Services: Free Youth Counseling
Starting October 18
The YMCA Family Services is offering free groups and counseling for youth ages 6-21. Part of Suffolk County Youth Bureau's Diversion Project, groups will start the week of October 18, 2021. Featuring strategies for adapting to change, managing difficult emotions, increasing self esteem, and much more.

HeartBeet Farms Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 10:30am - 2pm @ the University Hospital’s “Convenience at the Brook”
Featuring sustainable vegetables and fruits, flowers and spices by HeartBeet Farms, breads by Side Hustle Bread, plant-based desserts by The Savory Fig, handmade soaps by Pixie Soaps & Suds, honey by BeeWitched Bee, microgreens by Long Island Microgreens & North Fork Potato Chips, and more. Click here for more information. 

Charles B. Wang Center | Lectures
Open to the public, the Wang Center hosts an array of informative events that aim to spark discussion between the established and the experimental, between the past and the present.  The center's mission is to encourage a deeper understanding of enjoyment of Asian and Asian American arts and culture. Click here to view the Fall 2021 schedule.  

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Stony Brook Music Department: CONCERT SEASON
All events are in-person unless stated otherwise. For more information on these performances, view their events calendar.

Saturdays at Six Concert Series
All Souls Church: 61 Main Street, Stony Brook
All Souls Church Rectory invites all to join them for their monthly, free concert series! Launched with monthly programs by the Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble, this weekly event features professional quality performers seeking exposure in an intimate, quality-acoustic venue with. Please call 631-655-7798 for more info.

Community Resource Guides

Long Island Travel Guide Explore world-renowned beaches, historical lighthouses, culinary delights, premiere golf courses,  and award-winning vineyards on Long Island. Download a copy of the Travel Guide for inspiration  to plan your perfect getaway. Get the guide.

50 Reasons Why We Love Living on Long Island
Life on Long Island is great.
Though many already call it home, people from all over love to deep dive into what Long Island has to offer. With loads of museums, parks, beaches, tours, and beautiful villages, it's obvious why many choose to vacation here, shop here, and spend their weekends here. This site lists 50 reasons why people love Long Island. Check out this guide for your next day-off plans!