Week of Winter Break…

Saturday, December 24th & Sunday, December 25th-


Monday, December 26th

Christmas Animated Story @ Hicks Nursery

Monday, December 26th – Fri Dec 30, 2016

Repeating every days through December 30, 2016
Except December 25, 2016.
8:00am to 8:00pm
The walk-thru story features child-sized animated Christmas characters including Santa! Admission is free but Hicks would greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares. Open through December 31st, during store hours Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm, Sundays 8am-8pm.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 East Main Street
Smithtown – 11787 (Map)

Tel: 631.724.3700

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

Mon, Dec 26, 2016
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Fri, Dec 30, 2016
…and 1 more date through Dec 31

Cost:    $15

DescriptionBased on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity

Shows every Sat & Sun at 2:00 PM
(Friday 11/25 at 2:00 PM – No show Sunday 12/18)
Shows daily from 12/26-12/30 at 1:00 PM

Tuesday, December 27th-Friday, December 30th @ Little Gym of Levittown

Wednesday, December 28th @ Celebrations of Hicksville

Holiday Candy House-10am – 11am

Description: This very special, hands- on decorating event will have you creating your very own candy house to display on your family’s table this season. Experience this truly joyous event. All materials included-freshly made sugar cookie house assembled with all icings and special holiday confections and decorations! (Ages 5 & up) $39.95 +tx. p.p.

Thursday, December 29th @ POB Library

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Circus Performance

Event Type: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

 Ages 3 and up with accompanying adult.

Location: Auditorium

Friday, December 30th @ POB Library

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Event Type: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 ages 3 and up with accompanying adult. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera and the free spirited bear, Baloo. Rated PG 106 minutes

Location: Auditorium

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One of the moms who follows my page has started a jewelry business and I’m posting this link to her Instagram page. Beautiful pieces of Silver jewelry.  Check it out for last minute gifts, or even better a gift for yourself!!!  HAPPY HOLIDAY!!




This Weekend’s Events

Friday, December 16th


Need last minute holiday plans with the kids THIS FRIDAY?? I can take 2 or 3 more children. We’ll be painting holiday mugs and making hot chocolate ornament kits! 6:30-8:30 in Plainview. Must confirm with me for address!

Contact Mama’s Designs on Facebook
$25, $5 siblings includes light refreshments, too!


Santa will be in the store daily, Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm from November 27th through December 23rd.
Mail a letter to Santa in our North Pole mailbox . . . and Santa will answer it. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Last day to mail a letter to Santa is December 17th.


Theater 294

294 Farmingdale Rd./ Route 109
East Farmingdale – 11735 (Map)
Tel: 516 404 2960
Contact Name: Claude Solnik
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

Dec 16, 2016 through Dec 18, 2016 (daily)

Cost:    $12/ $10 students and children
DescriptionThis holiday play is set on Christmas Eve, 1822 when Clement Clarke Moore’s house is not as quiet as a mouse—in fact, everyone is stirring. The three children await the arrival of Santa Claus.  The mother and father think they hear intruders. What follows is a wonderful story of how the now famous poem about the holiday came to be – and almost ended up lost to history. See the poem come to life in a magical, wonderful production of this holiday jewel of a play presented  by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co.

Shows Fri. Dec. 16 @ 7 p.m., Sat. Dec. 17 @ 3 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 18 @ 3 p.m. at Theater 294, 294 Farmingdale Rd. (Route 109), E. Farmingdale. Tix $12/ $10 students/children Tix. @ http://www.longislandrep.com. 516-404-2960.



Santa Claus Is Coming On December 16,2016 Between 5:30 And 7:30. Bring Your Friends And Family The More The Merrier. Come By And See The Lights, Enjoy A Hot Chocolate And Candy Canes. Join In A Sing Some Christmas Carols. All Are Welcome!! 111 Sprucewood Dr. levittown, Ny 11756
111 Sprucewood Dr
Levittown, NY

FREE Admission

Saturday, December 17th

Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way to My House: A Christmas Adventure

Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens) at Barnes and Noble Locations
Saturday December 17, 2016 11:00 AM

It’s a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way!

Sunday, December 18th 

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At POB Library

Event Type: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 Ages 3-5 (including kindergartners) with accompanying adult. No 1st graders. Create a cute wooden puppy hanging with a cheering crowd behind him.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B



On Sunday, December 18, Temple Adas Israel Will Host Its Annual Community Hanukkah Party At 3 Pm. to Help Us Get Into The Hanukkah Spirit, There Will Be Festive Music, Latkes And Sufganiyot (jelly Donuts), Dreidels And Gelt, And A Range Of Activities. Hanukkah Gifts And Decorations Will Be Available For Purchase At Our Hanukkah Pop Up Shop. Cash And Credit Cards Will Be Accepted And Proceeds Will Support Our Youth Programming. bring Your Own Hanukkiyah (menorah)! Fun For All Ages! community Candle Lighting December 24 At 6 Pm At The Sag Harbor Menorah, Where Main St. And Long Wharf Meet. We Will Enjoy Hot Chocolate And Sufganiyot And Sing Hanukkah Songs. Courtesy Of The Egosi Family.
Temple Adas Israel (Corner Of Atlantic And Elizabeth Streets)
30 Atlantic Avenue
Sag Harbor, NY

Week of December 5th

Monday, December 5th- 

Meet Santa & His Reindeer @ Hicks Nursery- See all dates below

Santa will be in the store daily, Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm from November 27th through December 23rd.
Mail a letter to Santa in our North Pole mailbox . . . and Santa will answer it. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Last day to mail a letter to Santa is December 17th.

Friday, December 9th-

POB Library will have the following events:

*Lego Creations for Grades K – 4
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM

 Grades 3 and up. Come into the library and spend some time building with our Legos. Participants will have pictures of their creations displayed on our website.
*Movie Norm of the North for Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Start Time: 6:45 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM

 Ages 3 and up with accompanying adult. When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York city, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring in down from the inside and protect his homeland. 99 minutes. Rated PG

 of Garden City 7:00-8:30 PM  Cost is $30

Join us 🙂 OR drop off and get in some holiday shopping!! Lauren Coffey will reading from both of her children books and we will make tasty chocolate treats. Lady bug themed crafts and treats to dip in the chocolate fountain!! Yum 🙂 Every child leaves with their choice of a signed book! Looking forward to meeting new people and letting our imagination run wild as mine did with the writing of this book 🙂 additional information and reservations available by calling 1.516.833. 9198



Visit Bayville Winter Wonderland to experience the seasonal magic at Long Island’s Winter Holiday Park! Admission includes access to Santa’s Toy Factory Funhouse, holiday light show, holiday express train ride, ice skating adventure, ice skate rentals, rock climbing and more!

Santa will also be present every day through January 1st!  See attached website for admission times and ticketing information. CLICK HERE

All Upcoming Dates:

Dec 9, Dec 10, Dec 11, Dec 16, Dec 17, Dec 18, Dec 21, Dec 22, Dec 23, Dec 26, Dec 27, Dec 28, Dec 29, Dec 30, Dec 31, Jan 1

For the Moms…..


Saturday, December 10th-

Pre-K Saturdays @ Syosset Library 10:00-10:30 AM 

3 ½ – 5 year-olds. Children will enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Limited registration begins Tuesday November 22nd for all SSD residents; all others, one week later if space is available.


Sunday, December 11th-

  10:30 AM

The Dolphin Bookshop-299 Main St.
Port Washington – 11050 (Map)

Tel: 516-767-2650

Visit Website: Website.

Cost: See event description
DescriptionCelebrate Hanukkah with the Port Jewish Center at The Dolphin Bookshop! Join Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf from Port Jewish Center for storytime and a craft.


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Tilles Center at LIU Post

720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville – 11548 (Map)
Tel: 516-299-3100

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

02:00 PM

Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Cost:    $18 – $45
DescriptionPerformed by North County Center for the Arts, this new adaptation of the ever popular Dickens classic fills the stage with song and dance, a dose of humor, and a timeless message. Twenty-six beloved traditional carols of the season are woven throughout, the perfect way to begin the holidays. AGES 6+

See website for tickets and additional information.


Book Chats @ POB Library

Event Type: Programs for Grades K – 4
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 Grades 1-2. Come join us for a fun and exciting program which includes a book chat, story, activity and a snack. Children will need to read the specific book prior to the program Books will be available at the Circulation Desk upon request.