6 Can’t Miss Events This Week on Long Island

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse and follow Pulse on Twitter and Instagram for more ideas.

Blue Point

What: Sayville Running Club’s 10-Mile Run to Blue Point Brewery
Where: Blue Point Brewing Company, 161 River Ave., Patchogue
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:15am
Why Go: Anyone willing to run 10 miles—in January no less—deserves a Toasted Lager (or Hoptical Illusion, or Blueberry Ale…). Though registration for this annual run through Patchogue, Blue Point and Bayport is closed, anyone willing to go out and cheer on the runners with cold hands deserves a brew too. Proceeds go towards Better Understanding of Life in Africa, which seeks to improve the lives of African children living in poverty, and Sayville Running Club will also be collecting canned or packaged foods for local pantries. Go 


What: Sister Act
Where: BroadHollow at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
When: Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8pm
Why Go: After an interesting 2016, we could all use a few laughs to start the new year. Enter Sister Act, a feel-good musical comedy based on the 1992 movie. This show features original music by Tony and Oscar Award winner Alan Mencken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast) and has been nominated for five Tony Awards of its own, including Best Musical. Go


What: Billy Joel concert
Where: Madison Square Garden
When: Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8pm
Why Go: He may not have started a fire, but Billy Joel did start a record-setting residency at Madison Square Garden back in 2014. Be a part of history when Long Island’s favorite son kicks off the fourth straight year of his occupancy. Go 


WhatLOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF – #makeapromise day
Where: Americana Manhasset, Manhasset
When: Thursday, Jan. 12, all day
Why Go: Since January 2016, the LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF partnership has helped raise $2.7M to help bring children life-saving humanitarian support in Syria and Nigeria. And in doing so, it has brought hope to children who have endured the horrors of war and deprivation. Help make 2017 an even better year for the partnership by stopping in to purchase a Silver Lockit pendant ($600) or bracelet ($500). For each piece purchased, $200 will be donated to UNICEF. Go 


What: Marci Geller returns to the Grounds & Sounds Cafe
Where: Grounds & Sounds Cafe, 380 Nicolls Rd., Setauket
When: Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30pm
Why Go: Named one of the Top 10 best singer/songwriters by Independent Songwriter Magazine, there’s a reason Long Island’s own Marci Geller is known for selling out shows: she’s that good. BYOB, order a cheese plate and listen to the local perform music off her latest album, Square PegGo 


What: The Village People
Where: Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St. at Riverhead
When: Friday, Jan. 13, 8pm
Why Go: It’s your night to dance. You sing The Village People’s hit songs “Macho Man” and “YMCA” when no one is looking, now step out and sing ‘em in public with original members of the legendary band. Go 

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.