2019 Suffolk County St. Patrick’s Day Events and Parades  1368

From the first weekend of March till the last, it will seem that every one on Long Island is Irish.  Main Streets across Suffolk County will host St. Patrick’s Day events and come alive with bag pipes, parades, traditional food, music, dancing, and more.

Most of these local events are very affordable or FREE, ideal for families, and appropriate for everyone from first-generation Irish-Americans to those who just want to be Irish for a day.

Click links below for details, including parade routes, dates, times, and more.

Irish Dance for Children — Huntington Station
Sunday, March 3
Enjoy a performance by teachers and students of the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site.

St. Patrick’s Day East Islip Parade – East Islip​
Sunday, March 3rd
The parade starts at 2pm. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Stony Brook
Sunday, March 3rd
Enjoy live Irish music and dance from 1:30 -4:30 pm at The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

Irish Heritage Cooking — Bayville
Tuesday, March 5th
Join Chef Barbara Sheridan for this Irish cooking class at Bayville Library. We suggest going hungry as there will be plenty of food to sample.  $5 entry fee, advanced purchase required.

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes – Huntington Station
Wednesday, March 6th
Kids grades K – 5 are invited to come decorate St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes at the Huntington Station Library. Advanced registration is required. FREE EVENT

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Parade — Bay Shore
Saturday, March 9th
The parade starts at 2 pm rain or shine. FREE EVENT

Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Cutchogue
Saturday, March 9th
Join local merchants, sports teams, and the Cutchogue Fire Department at the North Fork’s largest parade, stepping off at 2pm. FREE EVENT

52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Westhampton Beach
Saturday, March 9th
The East End community recognizes Irish-American traditions and its hometown heroes. The theme for the 2019 Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be “Dawg Days of Summer. FREE EVENT

Bayport-Blue Point Parade — Bayport
Sunday, March 10th
Celebrate Irish heritage at this parade down Montauk Highway beginning at 11am. FREE EVENT

Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Huntington Village
Sunday, March 10th
The 85th edition of the parade begins near the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. Be sure to arrive early, more than 50,000 people are expected to attend this year. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt – Babylon
Friday, March 15th
The Babylon Library will be hosting themed crafts between 3 and 4:30 pm, including a leprechaun scavenger hunt. No Registration required. FREE EVENT

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – St. James
Saturday, March 16th
Parade Starts at 1pm. The parade goes along Lake Avenue. from Woodlawn to Railroad Avenue. FREE EVENT

Friends of St. Patrick Parade — Miller Place-Rocky Point
Sunday, March 17th
The 68th annual parade starts along Harrison Avenue in Miller Place and ends at North Country Road in Rocky Point. FREE EVENT

“May the Road Rise to Meet Ye” 5K Run, Walk and Parade – Patchogue
Sunday, March 17th
The Patchogue parade is unique in that it starts with the annual running of the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k at 11:55am with the parade following immediately. The Parade runs along Main Street from Route 112 east to West Avenue  FREE EVENT

Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Montauk
Sunday, March 24th
Montauk’s parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in New York State. Be sure to arrive early for a good spot. FREE EVENT

Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade – ​Ronkonkoma
Sunday, March 24th
The parade starts at 2 pm on the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road. FREE EVENT

Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade –  Jamesport
Saturday, March 30th
Complete your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by watching the Mattituck Irish Step Dancers, Cathy Stringer Horse Show and more as they march down North Railroad Avenue and Washington Avenue. The parade starts at 1 pm. FREE EVENT

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Don’t Miss LI’s Winter Restaurant Week January 26th- February 2nd, 2020 662

Long Island Restaurant Week Winter 2020

Join us for our Winter Long Island Restaurant Week January 26th – February 2nd, 2020. As always during restaurant week, participating restaurants will offer a $29.95 three-course prix fixe all night every night they are open from Sunday to Sunday, except Saturday when it only has to be offered until 7 p.m. 

There are new restaurants participating this winter. Why not take this opportunity to get out and try a new spot, or head back to some of your favorites. With so many different cuisines and options to choose from, you are sure to find something to suit your palate. Bon Appétit!

Here is the list of participating Suffolk County restaurants, click on the Restaurant name for menu options or to make a reservation :

Alexandros Kitchen and Bar (631) 979-9700  Suffolk – Smithtown, Mediterranean

Alexandros Restaurant (631) 928- 8600  Suffolk – Mount Sinai, Mediterranean

Athenian Greek Taverna  (631) 499-7660  Suffolk – Commack, Greek

Avino’s Italian Table (631) 803-6416  Suffolk – Bellport, Italian

Babylon Carriage House (631) 422-5161  Suffolk – Babylon, American

Barmani’s Kitchen and Bar (631) 659-3889  Suffolk – Huntington, Continental

Bella Vie  (631) 500-9045 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Italian

Besito Mexican  (516) 620-3222  Suffolk – West Islip, Mexican

Besito Mexican  (631) 549-0100  Suffolk – Huntington, Mexican

Bistro 25   (631) 589-7775  Suffolk – Sayville, New American

Bistro 58 (631) 881-6013  Suffolk – Islandia, American

Bistro Cassis Huntington (631) 881- 6013  Suffolk – Huntington, French

Café Buenos Aires (631) 603- 3600  Suffolk – Huntington, French

Cafe Havana Bar And Grill  (631) 670-6277  Suffolk – Smithtown, Cuban

Café Joelle (631) 589-4600  Suffolk – Sayville, American

Captain Bill’s  (631) 665-6262 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Seafood

Casa Rustica  (631) 265-9265  Suffolk – Smithtown, Italian

Chachama (631) 758-7640  Suffolk – East Patchogue, New American

Chop Shop Bar and Grill (631) 360-3380  Suffolk – Smithtown, American

Cinque Terre Ristorante  (631) 923-1255  Suffolk – Huntington Sta., Italian

Drift 82  (631) 714-4950  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

Garden Grill Restaurant  (631) 265-8771  Suffolk – Smithtown, American

George Martin’s Strip Steak (631) 650-6777  Suffolk – Great River, Steakhouse

H20 East Islip  (631) 277-4800  Suffolk – East Islip, Seafood

H20 Smithtown   (631) 361-6464  Suffolk – Smithtown, Seafood

Honu Kitchen & Cocktails  (631) 421-6900  Suffolk – Huntington, American

Imperial Meat Company (631) 824-6222  Suffolk – Huntington, Steakhouse

Irish Coffee Pub   (631) 277-0007  Suffolk – East Islip, Continental

ITA Kitchen (631) 267-5916  Suffolk – Bayshore, Italian

Jonathan’s Ristorante  (631) 549-0055  Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

Konoba Huntington (631) 824-7712  Suffolk – Huntington, Mediterranean

La Parma II Italian Restaurant (631) 367-6360  Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

LaTavola (631) 750-6900  Suffolk – Sayville, Italian

Le Soir Restaurant  (631) 472-9090  Suffolk – Bayport, French

Lombardi’s on the Bay (631) 654- 8970  Suffolk – Patchogue, Italian

Mac’s Steakhouse (631) 549-5300  Suffolk – Huntington, Steakhouse

Maria’s (631) 979-7724  Suffolk – Nesconset, Latin

Matteo’s of Huntington (631) 421- 6001  Suffolk – Huntington Station, Italian

Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern (631) 751-0555 Suffolk – Stony Brook, French

Mission Taco (631) 614-8226 Suffolk – Huntington, Mexican

Monsoon   (631) 587-4400  Suffolk – Babylon, Asian

Nantuckets  (631) 509-4848  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, American

Orto  (631) 473-0014  Suffolk – Miller Place, Italian

Pasta Pasta  (631) 331-5335  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, Italian

Piccola Bussola Ristorante (631) 692- 6300  Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

Piccola Mondo (631) 462-0718 Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

Pietro Cucina Italiana (631) 862-6129  Suffolk – St. James, Italian

Pine Grove Inn Steakhouse & Seafood (732) 900-4978  Suffolk – East Patchogue, American

Raimo’s of Amityville (631) 608-3260  Suffolk – Amityville, Italian

Recipe Seven Cocktails and Kitchen (631) 331-5454 Suffolk – Miller Place, American

RHUM Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar  (631) 569-5944  Suffolk – Patchogue, Eclectic

Ristegio’s (631) 731- 3663  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

Salt & Barrel  (631) 647-8818  Suffolk – BayShore, Seafood

Sandbar Restaurant (631) 498-6188  Suffolk – Cold Spring Harbor, American

Sea Basin Restaurant (631) 744-1643 Suffolk – Rocky Point, Seafood

Snapper Inn  (631) 589-0248  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Taormina Ristorante (631) 499-6900  Suffolk – Commack, Italian

The Blue (631) 446-4233  Suffolk – Islip, American

The Fish Store (631) 472-3018  Suffolk – Bayport, Seafood

The LakeHouse Restaurant (631) 666-0995  Suffolk – Bayshore, New American

The Main Event (631) 522-1030  Suffolk – Farmingdale, American

The Sayville Inn (631) 319- 6774  Suffolk – Sayville, American

Ting Restaurant (631) 425-7788  Suffolk – Huntington, Asian

Verace  (631) 277-3800  Suffolk – Islip, Italian

View Restaurant  (631) 589-2694  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Vittorio’s Italian Steakhouse (631) 264-3333  Suffolk – Amityville, Steakhouse

Wave Steakhouse and Seafood (631) 928-5200  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, American

Whalers (631) 647-9300 Suffolk – Bayshore, New American

Long Island Restaurant Week is a tri-annual event designed to garner positive publicity and additional business for the region’s restaurants. Since 2006, it has been an annual November promotion until the first spring Long Island Restaurant Week was launched in April 2011 and then winter was added in January of 2016, due to popular customer and restaurateur demand.  Don’t miss out, get out and be a part of this popular event!

 

Bellport High School Robotics Team Attends First LI TECH Challenge Qualifier 443

Bellport High School’s Bellport Clippers Team 12899 participated in the FIRST Long Island TECH Challenge qualifier, a robotics competition, held at William Floyd High School on Jan. 11. Under the direction of high school technology teacher Jaime Canjura and alumnus Brian Larkin, the 11-member robotics team competed against 21 Long Island teams from Suffolk and Nassau counties.

FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge each year. The team’s next competition will be held on Feb. 2 at the Long Island School for The Gifted in Huntington.

Since the 2018-19 school year, the team has doubled in size and hopes to continue growing due to the interest of incoming eighth grade students participating in the Bellport Middle School FIRST Lego League.

“The team’s philosophy is to inspire students to be and do their best,” Mr. Canjura explained. “We follow the concept of Gracious Professionalism, a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.”

The South Country Central School District extends team members Joseph Balsamo (lead software engineer and programmer), Jake D’Esposito (programmer and IT), Robert Gronenthal (secretary and robot chassis designer), Isaiah James (team president and lead designer), Chris Lannon, Thomas Miller (treasurer), Ainesis Reid (media, marketing and programming), Soteria Reid (media and marketing specialist), Antonio Suarez (mechanical hardware technician and designer trainee), Jack Stark (mechanical hardware technician and designer trainee) and Michael Vengroski (team captain and lead designer) best wishes for success.

Photo caption: Members of Bellport High School’s Bellport Clippers Team 12899 held their robot designed for the FIRST robotics competitions.

Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District

 

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