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Saturday, November 01, 2014
Bats, Barnacles, & Broomsticks – A Halloween Party
Bats, Barnacles, & Broomsticks – A Halloween Party
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main St
Riverhead
631-208-9200 x 426

Join us on Saturday, November 1 as we celebrate Halloween – Aquarium style.  All “buoys” and “ghouls” in costume will get 50% off admission with a paying adult (one child 12 years and under, per adult).  Children will gather sweets and treats with our Safe Trick or Treating throughout the Aquarium. Our Unearthing Atlantis Dig will be transformed into a spooktacular haunted house by the amazing special effects team at Darkside Haunted House.  We will have craft and game stations, a magic show, hay rides, pumpkins to paint and more!

Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 or visit the web for additional details.

Pricing:  Regular Admission Prices - $26.50 (Ages 13-61); $20.50 (Ages 3-12 and 62+); Kids 12 & under in costume (with a paying adult) - $10.25; Kids under 2 are Free
All prices plus applicable tax.

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Great Neck Plaza Invites the Community to “All Treats…No Tricks” Annual Halloween Celebration and Pa
Great Neck Plaza Invites the Community to “All Treats…No Tricks” Annual Halloween Celebration and Pa

Bond Street (between Grace Ave and North Station)
Great Neck Plaza
516.829.1301

Great Neck, N.Y. – The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District and the Village of Great Neck Plaza invite parents, grandparents and children of all ages to “All Treats…No Tricks,” the BID’s 8th Annual Halloween Celebration and Parade. This year’s edition will take place on Bond Street on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s Halloween celebration will again feature children parading in costume as they collect candy from merchants throughout the downtown shopping district.  In addition, Bond Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. while kid’s enjoy bouncer rides, face painting, pumpkin painting and other Halloween-themed games and activities. 

Each child will receive a goodie bag of Halloween candy and toys.  Not to leave parents out, each goodie bag will also include special merchant coupon offers for parents.  Nassau County police officers and village code enforcement officers will control traffic at street corners to ensure a safe and fun day for all children and their families.For more information, log onto www.shopgreatneck.com or call 516.829.1301

When: November 1, 2014
1-3 p.m.
Where: Bond Street, Great Neck Plaza
Fee: Free to the community

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Sunday, November 02, 2014
Eat Drink & Be Scary – A Halloween Family Brunch
Eat Drink & Be Scary – A Halloween Family Brunch
Atlantis Banquets & Events – Check in at the Sea Star Ballroom
431 East Main St
Riverhead
631-208-9200 x 426

Celebrate the Harvest and Halloween weekend at our Family Brunch in our beautiful Sea Star Ballroom overlooking the Peconic River.  Enjoy traditional fare with a holiday twist including our Dread & Bread Station, Macabre Macaroni and To Die for Desserts!  Discounted Aquarium tickets will be available for purchase at the Brunch.

Reservations suggested, but walk-ins are welcome!

Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 for more information or to make a reservation

Pricing:  Adults (13-61) - $29.95; Kids & Senior (62+) - $19.95; Children under 2 - Free
All prices plus applicable tax.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bideawee’s Photos with Santa
Bideawee
118 Old Country Road
Westhampton
866-262-8133

Looking for the perfect photo for your Holiday Card?  Come to Bideawee and get your pet’s Photo with Santa by professional photographer, Dee McMeekan of “Dee is for Dogs Photography.”  Kick-off the holiday season with Santa on Saturday, November 15th from 10am – 3pm.  All photos are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

For a $15 donation, you’ll receive a high resolution, digital copy of your photo, a magnetic picture frame for your holiday photo and a one year membership to the Dog Park at Bideawee (additional fee applies for more than four people and two pets).  All are invited to enjoy food, refreshments and enter in holiday raffles.  Photo prints and Holiday card options will be available after the event for an additional fee from Dee is for Dogs Photography (www.deeisfordogs.com).  10% of all purchases will be donated to Bideawee.

Bideawee adoptable pets will be available for families hoping to add extra love to their homes this season.  Bideawee Matchmakers will help find you the right pet to match your lifestyle so you can celebrate the holidays with a new bundle of joy.

Event will take place on Saturday, November 15th at the Adoption Center at Bideawee, 118 Old Country Road, Westhampton. For more information please call 866-262-8133 or visit www.bideawee.org.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Family Sleepovers: Penguins & Pajamas
Family Sleepovers: Penguins & Pajamas
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street
Riverhead
631-208-9200 x426

Let’s celebrate our penguins with one unforgettable overnight sleepover! In this activity-filled overnight adventure, you’ll enjoy a penguin presentation and take part in hands-on activities with our crafts station. Enjoy dinner, then before bed you’ll settle in for movie time, featuring Happy Feet! When the lights go out, unroll your sleeping bag next to our 120,000-gallon shark tank, or next to the colorful Best Buddies tank, or even sleep under the watchful eye of our giant Pacific octopus. In the morning, you’ll wake up with the fishes and enjoy a continental breakfast.

Sleepover includes Aquarium admission, dinner, continental breakfast, a movie, craft, animal interaction, and waking up next to one of our exhibits!*

Pricing:  $64.95 (Aquarium Members: $49.95)
Children 2 & Under: FREE
Limit: 100 participants; no refunds or exchanges. All ages welcome; recommended for school-age children. Sleeping location is not guaranteed; on first come, first served basis.
*All prices plus tax.
Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. 426. All prices plus tax.

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Saturday, December 06, 2014
Board Games: The Next Generation
Board Games: The Next Generation
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2-3:30 PM
Board games have evolved since the days of Clue, Sorry, Monopoly and Life. Long Island Boardgaming Organization founder, Chris Palermo will introduce you to the popular world of new table-top games like Puerto Rico, Agricola, Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan. These games are not only great for social interactions, they rely on far less luck than their predecessors, making the games a great learning experience. There will be time to play games at the end of the presentation. free registration begins October 27.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2:30PM-4:30PM
Presented by Hofstra Professor James Kolb
Though now frequently produced as a holiday moneymaker, Hansel und Gretel is fundamentally a powerfull retelling of a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, but with a slightly lighter touch. Hear the story through music and enjoy learning more about this famous tale. This is a multi-media presentation. Free registration begins October 27th

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Gen Y Gaming
Gen Y Gaming
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

12-5 PM
Join us for a day of games galore!
Featuring games such as Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Lords of Waterdeep, Dominion, and more. Our game collection is new and still growing. Please feel free to bring your own favorite games to share.
Registration not required.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Santa Brunch
Santa Brunch
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street Riverhead NY 11901
Riverhead
6312089200

Celebrate the season at our annual Santa Brunch! Say hello to our mascots, enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, and take along a camera to capture a family photo with Santa! Enjoy an educational talk and the chance to make a special take-home holiday keepsake!

Price: Children 3-12 & Seniors 62+: $36.95 (Members: $32.95)
Adults: $49.95 (Members: $44.95)
Children 2 & Under: FREE

Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. 426. All prices plus tax.

Don’t forget to ask about our Santa Sleepover at the adjacent Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Kwanza Celebration
Kwanza Celebration
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

The Mother’s Club of Wheatley Heights, in conjunction with the Concerned Fathers of Wheatley Heights and the Library, presents a Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration with a focus on the traditional African American values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. Please join us for an evening of poetry, theatrical skits, storytelling and dance. Refreshments will be served. Tickets not required.

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