March is finally here, we have made it through the grueling gray days of February and spring is fast approaching. Mark your calendars, Spring will formally arrive at 5:58 pm on Wednesday, March 20th.  This year you can start celebrating spring on Long Island in the early days of March. With Easter being nearly a month later this year we are in for four weekends of St. Patrick’s Day parades and events followed immediately by Spring and Easter celebrations. A late Easter also means Egg hunts and bunny sightings will likely be much warmer than last year!  

 

Here is our list of March’s family entertainment options in Suffolk county. Click links below for event details, reservations and tickets:

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – Various locations
All month
Across Long Island locals celebrate Irish heritage in grand style.

Ring of Fire and Miles of Tiles — Port Jefferson
Through March 24
These two new Long Island Explorium exhibits are designed to inspire childhood math fluency.

Trout Unlimited Fishing Clinic & Suncatchers — Oakdale
Saturday, March 10
Trout Unlimited  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this traditional March event, kids 3 and older can learn to fly fish at Connetquot River State Park with the help of Trout Unlimited experts.
Suncatchers  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Discover interesting facts about the sun and why we cannot live without it. Then you will create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home. Please call Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for more information and reservations. (631) 265 – 1054

The Three Little Kittens — Port Jefferson
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23; Sundays, March 3 (sensory sensitive), March 17
These three kittens may have to find their mittens—but what they really want is to be a singing trio. Teaming up with a show business hound (Barker Doggone), Lucy, Ricky and Ethel embark on an adventure with the well-meaning penguin Waddles Greenway to thwart a rascally rabbit Harry Hoppit. Together they learn that friendship is the greatest bond and that dreams really can come true.

Into the Woods In Concert — Patchogue
Friday, March 8- Saturday, March 9
Patchogue Theatre’s Broadway Series invites you to immerse yourself in the beautiful music of Stephen Sondheim with this Tony Award-winning musical “in concert” experience, directed by Grammy & Emmy Award-winner John McDaniel! Backed by a 15 piece orchestra, Into The Woods “In Concert” takes you on a journey through the popular tales of the brothers Grimm

Treasure That Trash — Stony Brook
Saturday, March 9-Saturday, March 30
Many artists from across Long Island will participate with their intricate masterpieces cultivated from a desire to preserve the environment while nurturing their passion for art. Works are created from common items such as recycled materials, beach trash, paint, wood, and more. (631) 689-5888

Historic House Tours — Connetquot State Park, Oakdale
Sunday, March 17
Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen’s Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen’s Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Reservations are suggested: (631) 581 -1072

Should the weather not yet be warm enough for you to play outside,  check out our picks for indoor activities.  

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Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive Scheduled for November 10th 24

The Brookhaven Youth Bureau is teaming up with All Suffolk Car Clubs to present their Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive on Sunday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event is sure to be fun for the entire family, as club members will be displaying their cars at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville, to raise donations for families in need through the Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and new, unwrapped toys for children to open during the holiday season. Last year’s event raised $2,900 for turkeys and 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food, along with more than $20,000 worth of toys. Admission is free and cash donations are accepted. There will be no judging of the vehicles and trophies will not be rewarded. Free hot dogs and beverages will be served and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. The event is rain or shine. For further information, please call Maxine at 516-658-1977 or Steve at 631-224-9517.

INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. It provides goods and services to those in need and addresses local social issues. There are approximately 150 corporations, not-for-profit agencies and community and fraternal organizations that make up INTERFACE. To learn more about the Town’s INTERFACE Program, visit brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-8026.

Dress for Success Donates Clothing to Boots on the Ground for Veterans in Need 109

On November 1st, Supervisor Ed Romaine (pictured on the right below) and Sharon Boyd, Executive Director of Dress for Success Brookhaven (pictured on the left below) announced that Dress for Success Brookhaven will donate women’s clothing to “Boots on the Ground,” a not-for-profit humanitarian aid and charitable organization dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians. “Boots on the Ground” provides in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery, and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability, and peace in underserved areas of the world. The clothing will be distributed to “Boots on the Ground” on November 7th.

Dress for Success is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Established in 1999 with the support of the Town of Brookhaven, the Division of Women’s Services and more than 50 volunteers, Dress for Success Brookhaven has been instrumental in helping more than 6,000 women achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient and economically independent. For more information about Dress for Success Brookhaven, visit www.brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-9127.

More About Dress for Success

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veterans’ organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

 

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