Most Long Islanders can’t imagine living anywhere else but right here on Long Island – that is between the months of April through November. We can all admit that we do give a little thought to moving down to sunny Florida, Arizona, or San Diego during our coldest and snowiest months, but luckily the thought is fleeting once we realize just how much there is to experience right in our own backyard.
Since there are only 93 days until Memorial day, we have compiled a list of indoor and outdoor fun activities going on around Long Island that will surely chase those pesky winter-blues away while you are waiting to start the countdown until summer-fun begins.
Can You Escape?
Yes, there is a real life mystery room on Long Island where you and your team get locked in a fully themed room – The clock starts as soon as you enter – You have 60 heart pounding minutes to solve the puzzles, find the clues, and get out! You need to think outside of the box and think fast. Can you escape? Many will try, few will succeed.
This is the ultimate family/friend/team bonding experience. Everyone has to leave their cell phones and video games behind. Get the whole group working together as you immerse yourselves in this experience.
Can You Escape? website
Harbor Frost Festival
Sag Harbor’s 5th annual HarborFrost weekend celebration is full of activities and events throughout the village, and will kick off starting on Friday, Feb. 27.
Here comes the big Sag Harbor event that marks the beginning of the end of winter. The celebration offers music, ice sculpture displays, Grucci fireworks and more. The kickoff event will be the Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach to benefit the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps. Also on the agenda will be an ice carving demonstration on Long Wharf, and live music throughout the village all day plus a fire juggler; children’s activities; Live Music with Gregg Galavotti; Eskimo ice sculptures and fire dancers. You can also take a “Culinary Stroll” where you can sample some of Sag Harbor’s finest foods; visit the Arts and Crafts Fair; and listen to Live Music with Leroy Klavis, Alfredo Merat, Ludmilla Brasil, Jake Lear and Robert Bruey. And don’t miss the HarborFrost All-Star Comedy Show and the big Grucci fireworks show over the harbor at sunset.
Harbor Frost Festival website
WBAB Presents: Roger & JP’s Corned Beef & Chaos
Join WBAB’s very own at The Emporium in Patchogue on March 13th to celebrate St. Patty’s day and the return of the Legendary “Dr. Dirty” John Valby! (21 and over only). Roger & JP will be broadcasting live starting at noon with free corned beef & cabbage and beer specials. Limited Edition Corned Beef & Chaos t-shirt will be given to the first 102 people through the door, but don’t fret – they will be thrown from the stage all day long! Hang out with Long Island’s own “Scotty the Leprechaun” and stay for the games, prizes, and of course a little chaos! Admission is Free.
The Emporium website
Long Island Winterfest Live on The Vine 2016
Don’t miss this five week, mid-winter music, wine and art festival, taking place throughout Long Islands scenic north & south forks. Performances by top names and emerging artists in rock, jazz, folk, country, soul, world and more, plus “Art of Wine” and food events fill unique vineyard tasting rooms, historic theaters, boutique hotels and other inspired venues.
There are 90 separate events held at 30 east end venues including 23 world class wineries, and takes place over 5 weeks running February 20 – March 19th!
LI Winterfest website
LI Live Performances at The Paramount!
If you haven’t been to a show at The Paramount, you are missing out on some of the Island’s best live performances! The live entertainment venue is located in Huntington and features concerts, comedy, boxing and other special events.
The Blues Brothers Starring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi – March 3rd 2016
Piff the Magic Dragon – March 11th, 2106
Tracy Morgan: Picking Up The Pieces – March 12th, 2016
Meatloaf – March 17th, 2016
Carly Rae Jepsen “Gimmie Love Tour” – March 26th 2016
The Paramount website
Make sure to check out our Events Calendar and Social Media Pages for more information on what’s new on Long Island!