8 Can’t Miss Weekend Events

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.


What: Holidays of Horror Part II
Where: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave
When: Friday, Dec. 8, 10pm
Why Go: If you’re already missing Halloween, Holidays of Horror Part II will help make Christmas a little bit spooky. The cinema event is a 35mm double feature screening of Silent Night, Deadly Night and Terror TrainClick to go


What: Sinatra’s Birthday by Request
Where: The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St
When: Friday, Dec. 8, 8-9:30pm
Why Go: Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate late, great Frank Sinatra’s birthday. Pick from a list of your favorite Sinatra songs and have your song request played by the 19-piece New Millennium Big Band Orchestra. Click to go

Oyster Bay

What: Planting Fields Arboretum’s 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd
When: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8pm
Why Go: It’s the 13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa doing the honors. Walk the first floor of Coe Hall, the ornate mansion on the property and view the poinsettia display in the main greenhouse. Click to go

Stony Brook

What: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
Where: The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave
When: Dec. 7-9, 7:30-9:30pm
Why Go: What are the holidays without music? The Jazz Loft Big Band performs Duke Ellington’s album The Nutcracker SuiteClick to go


What: Hearthside Swing Time Party
Where: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Ln
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30pm
Why Go: Party like it’s 1942. Enjoy festive foods, cocktails, swing dancing lessons and music from the Big Band Era. The Rogers Mansion will be decorated in winter greens and guests are encouraged to dress in 40s attire. Click to go

What: Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
Where: Guild Hall, 158 Main St
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 12pm
Why Go: Children ages 3-12 are invited to get creative with frosting, candy and a pre-assembled, freshly baked cookie house. Reserve your spot in advance. Click to go


What: Desert Highway Band—Eagles Christmas Celebration
Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E Main St
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8pm
Why Go: A holiday tribute to the Eagles is always a good idea. Hear your favorites along with some Christmas classics. Click to go

Huntington Station

What: Pet Photo Night Walt Whitman Shops
Where: Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Rd
When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 7-9pm
Why Go: Photos with Santa aren’t just for kids, they’re for pets, too. Bring your furry best friend to the Walt Whitman Shops to take some adorable photos. Guests with pets are asked to enter the mall between Brio and Brooks Brothers. Click to go