There’s Fun in the Long Island Indoors too!
From Guild Hall to Patchogue Theatre, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Guerney’s & More!
John Engeman Theater stages “Wait Until Dark” (through March 10), the musical, “Pinkalicious” (February 2-March 10), and the comedy, “Boeing, Boeing” (starts March 21).
Guerney’s Fireman’s Special (February 8-10) offers a sanctuary to firefighters and their guests, and Yoga & Spa Retreat Weekend (February 22-24) features yoga classes, guided nature/beach walks and more. Or, go anytime for their Sea Water Spa, Beach Bakery, dining and other Montauk pleasures.
The Vanderbilt Museum (open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) is a unique blend of Gold Coast-era (1910-1936) mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park.
At the Commack Winter Farmers Market (February 3-March 31), regional producers offer vegetables, herbs, baked goods, handcrafted soaps, wine and much more!
Book Revue, Long Island’s largest independent bookstore, sells new, used and discounted books, and has an ongoing series of author events and signings: Dennis Rodman (February 5), Ellen Meister (February 24) and Jodi Picoult (March 2). And, on February 11 and March 11, the Long Island Writers Guild offers free writing workshops.
Craving a sumptuous Winter Getaway? Try Montauk Manor Resort, where extraordinary views and all the amenities beckon.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts’ lineup for BIG winter fun includes Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” “Ireland – The Show,” Ronan Tynan/Hibernian Festival Singers (all in February), plus “My Gal Patsy – A Tribute to Patsy Cline” (March 9) and The Fourth Patchogue Folk Festival: The Kingston Trio (March 23).
Stephen Talkhouse, Long Island’s Best Live Music Club has events every weekend, and the popular 4th Annual Mr. Amagansett Pageant is February 2.
Hampton Theatre Company, founded in 1984, presents critically acclaimed shows each season. See “The Drawer Boy” (March 21-April 7) and aspiring actors may audition for “How The Other Half Loves” on March 24-25.
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, situated in the heart of Long Island, presents “Gathering Time – Great Love Songs of the 60’s” (February 10); The Amazing Accordion Kings (February 17); “The Nerd – Theatrical Comedy” (March 7-10), “An Evening with Vocalist Giada Valenti” (March 23), and more.
Guild Hall is showing “Barrymore” starring Christopher Plummer (February 9), and continues its screening of all 12 operas in “The Met: Live in HD” series on February 16, March 2 and March 16. “Russians in Paris: The Contrast Ensemble with Nurit Pacht, violin” (February 17) features Prokofiev, Stravinsky and other composers plus ballet and film in a ‘concert with a touch of theater’ at Huntington Jewish Center, followed by a March 17 piano and clarinet recital.
Don’t miss the Annual Camellia Weekend (February 23-24) at Planting Fields – spring is on the way!
Meet a penguin! Kiss a sea lion! The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center blends science, nature and myth, and is home to NYS’ only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue/rehab center. Tour nine historic buildings at the Long Island Maritime Museum on the West Sayville waterfront.
Book Revue – Huntington
Commack Winter Farmers Market
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center – Dix Hills
Guerney’s Inn (Fireman’s Special & Yoga & Spa Retreat Weekend) – Montauk
Guild Hall – East Hampton
Hampton Theatre Company – Westhampton Beach
Huntington Jewish Center – Huntington
John Engeman Theater – Northport
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center - Riverhead
Long Island Maritime Museum
Long Island Museum – Stony Brook
Montauk Manor Resort – Montauk
Patchogue Theatre – Patchogue
Planting Fields – Oyster Bay
Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett
Vanderbilt Museum - Centerport
For more Winter Travel Ideas, visit the Long Island region.