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Keep reading for a list of events in our local communities, along with a resource guide of what Long Island has to offer!

Jazz Loft 2021 Events
Visit 275 Christian Ave in Stony Brook Village to jam out with your favorite fresh talents headlining Jazz Loft, Long Island's only venue to feature exclusively jazz music. Below are some events to look forward to: 

12/6 @ 7PM Stony Brook University Blowage Big Band: the SBU jazz band performs under the direction of trombonist Ray Anderson. Tickets: $10 (FREE for SBU students and staff) 
12/7 @ 7PM Doctor of Music:  enjoy performances of Barber, Blake, Bunch, D’Rivera, and Smith at the Jazz Loft’s Doctor of Music recitals! Featuring clarinetist and saxophonist Nikhil Bartolomeo and the Antonio Ciacca Quartet. Tickets: FREE for SBU students and staff
12/13 @ 7PM Stony Brook Graduate Jazz Combos Concert: SBU graduate students in the music department perform! Tickets: $10 (FREE for SBU students and staff)

Gallery North Presents: Deck the Halls
November 12 - December 19
Join Gallery North as they introduce their annual group exhibition Deck the Halls! View artworks from over 80 regional artists in various art forms: painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, and much more. Support local artists and local business this holiday season! Learn more

The Annual Festival of Trees
December 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022 @ Port Jeff Village Center
On the second floor of the Port Jeff Village Center, a month-long extravaganza will be held 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 decorate one of the many trees!

December 1 - December 31
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
All December, visit the Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor in their series of ‘Crafternoons’. Explore the exhibits and help yourself to self-serve crafts in the workshop. For more information, click here.

Gallery North's Holiday Market
Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, 11am - 4pm
Introducing The Holiday Market, a series of community events showcasing the works of Long Island artists, musicians, and eateries! This free, outdoor experience is complete with local cuisine, live music, and a diverse selection of original artwork. Featuring paintings, prints, ceramics, artisan created jewelry, and more much. Visit Gallery North in Setauket on select Saturdays in November and December to grab the perfect gift for your loved ones. Click here to learn more.

Gallery North's Saturday ArtVentures
December 4, 11, 18
Join artist and educator, Julia Jane Moore, as she hosts Saturday art classes! Ages 6-11 can enjoy this mixed media class in lessons of art, science, color, nature, and personal innovation. Tools supplied. Mask required. Learn more. Past meetings: November 6, 13, and 20. 

Home for the Holidays
December 9 - December 19
Visit the Planting Fields Arboretum this holiday season to experience a place frozen in time! Sip hot cocoa by the fireplace as you enjoy the sounds of live jazz music in this estate from the 1920s. For more information on this joyous event, click here .

Raptor Sketch Night! with the Birds of Prey from Sweetbriar Nature Center
Friday, December 10 6pm - 8pm
Visit Gallery North for their extra special LIVE animal drawing class! The animal experts from Sweetbriar will share their knowledge of each guest animal and mini drawing lessons will be provided for beginner students. All materials included. Learn more.

2021 Polar Bear Plunge
December 11, 9AM
Southampton, NY
Join Heart of the Hamptons for their  2021 Polar Bear Plunge! This highly anticipated event welcomes over 300 people to take the plunge in the icy Coopers Beach waters. All proceeds directly benefit the year round food pantry and assistance programs that aid around 1,400 Town of Southampton families. Give back to your community by helping Heart of the Hamptons reach their goal of $350,000! To register or donate, click here.

Downtown Riverhead’s Holiday Parade & Riverfront Bonfire
December 11, 3:00 pm
Riverhead, NY
No matter what holidays you celebrate, all are welcome to join! Watch the holiday parade walk Riverhead’s Main Street and then visit Peconic Riverfront for the community campfire. You can even meet Santa! Learn more .

Hats Make the Korean Man
Presented by Charles B. Wang Center
Full video coming in December
The Korean Art Alive is a free online learning resource of Korean art and culture. This video features particular moment's in Korean culture and history through men's hat fashion and men's inner struggles. Learn more.

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 Rectory (5 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook, NY).  For more information, contact Dan Kerr at All Souls (631-655-7798)
Lastest events:  August 26, September 23, October 28, November 18

Ward Melville High School & 3V-IAB Present: The 2022 Career Exploration Fair
January 19, 2022, 6:30 pm
Support Ward Melville High School 's Multidisciplinary Career Exploration Fair! You and your business can help develop the future workforce by encouraging students to explore occupations that match their skill sets and interests. This exciting event spotlights all industries. Register now: limited space is available. 
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Holiday Science Camp
Feb 24, April 19, April 21, 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Featuring experiments, crafts, and demonstrations, the Holiday Science Camp's programs allow kids in 5th-7th grade to learn about magnetism, dinosaurs, and much more. Learn more.

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!