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What: Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
Where: Fire Island Lighthouse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9am
Why Go: Walk in the shoes of the Fire Island Lighthouse keeper as they take you from the basement workshop and the auxiliary generator to the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. The tour includes the exploration of the Lens Building and a lesson on 1860’s light maintenance. Go.
What: The Paramount Comedy Series: Jim Breuer
Where: The Paramount
When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 5:30pm, 7pm, 10pm
Why Go: Jim Breuer has been on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Uptown Comedy Club and made plenty of other television appearances. The native Long Islander from Valley Stream is making his way home for three full shows in one night (first show is an all-ages, family event). Go.
What: VEEDA by Chef Kay Valentine’s Weekend Vegan Dinner
Where: Toast & Co
When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-10pm
Why Go: Chef K and her team have crafted a fabulous 5 course gastronomic Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu to delight your senses from first to last bite. Each course is 100 percent vegan, plant based, organic with gluten free options available. All of the produce is being supplied by local organic farms with a percentage of the ticket sales going to benefit animal sanctuaries. Go.
What: Billy Joel
Where: Madison Square Garden
When: Saturday, Feb. 13
Why Go: Get your “New York State of Mind” when the Piano Man performs live at the world famous New York City arena for the first time in 2016. Never mind the resolutions, come “Just the Way You Are.” Go.
What: Attaboy Q & A and Book Signing for The Book of Hugs and The Little Book of Butts
Where: Haven Gallery
When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 6-8pm
Why Go: Hi-Fructose Magazine co-founder and Long Island native Attaboy (AKA Daniel Seifert) returns to the Island to sign the second printing of his latest humor book The Book of Hugs at Haven Gallery in Northport. A Q & A with the artist will kick off the night at 6:15pm and copies of The Book of Hugs along with Attaboy’s toys, prints, art and upcoming book The Little Book of Butts will be available for purchase. Go.
What: Chinese New Year at Coe Hall
Where: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 11am-4pm
Why Go: It’s the year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than in a Gold Coast mansion decorated with red lanterns, Kumquat trees and peonies? An exhibition will feature Chinese jades and art from the foundation’s collection. The night includes sweet rice cakes, oranges, music and activities. Go.
What: Foreigner: The Hits Unplugged
Where: NYCB Theater
When: Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8pm
Why Go: It is “Cold as Ice” outside, so get your “Night Life” going with a “Hot Blooded” concert. You won’t have to travel a “Long, Long Way From Home” for this one. Go.