And for things to see on the first day of the year, please also read New Year's Day on Long Island, NY - 2013.
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Note: This calendar is updated every year. Here are the events for 2013.
Ongoing SundaysFamily Sundays at the Museum, offered every week at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The program includes supervised art activities for children and their adults, family gallery talks and family-friendly gallery guides. The family tour is at 1 p.m., and art activities begin at 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. For more information, go to Nassau County Museum of Art.
Up for some fresh air along with your cultural activities? Then check out the Outdoor Sculpture Garden at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Now through Sunday, April 14, 2013Wintertime is seal watching time on Long Island. Join the Riverhead Foundation and sail from Freeport aboard the Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. An onboard naturalist discuss the biology and behavior of seals and other marine life. Reservations required. Boarding time: 12:30 p.m., sails: 1 p.m.
Adults /$26., children (3 to 12 years)/$22., children under 3/free, seniors 65+/$22. Group rates (15 or more)/ $19. All proceeds support the NYS Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Info & reservations: call (631) 369-9840. In case of inclement weather, please contact the Riverhead Foundation. Schedule at the Riverhead Foundation website.
See a photo essay about Seal Cruises with the Riverhead Foundation
Now through Sunday, January 27, 2013Disney - The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film. At the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY, (631) 724-3700.
January performances: January 5,6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. All tickets: $15. To purchase tickets, please call (631) 724-3700 or < ahref="https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/917673">buy online.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013Montauk's Annual Polar Bear Dip at the beach at Gurney's Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway, (631) 668-2345. If you'd like to join in for a freezing romp in the surf, call in advance and then meet at 10:30 a.m. the other cool swimmers at Gurney's Spa Desk. A requested donation of $10 per person or non-perishable food items for East End Cares are requested at the door. All spectators should note that the Montauk Polar Bears are expected to be hitting the ocean around 11:30 a.m.
Polar Bears may use the spa facilities all day on January 1st.
Sunday, January 6, 2012Winter Choral Concert at 2:30 p.m. at Hempstead House, Sands Point Preserve, 126 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY, (516) 571-7901. This annual concert will be performed by four Port Washington-based choruses: the Community Synagogue, United Methodist Church, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and the Choir of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Light refreshments will be served. Gate admission is $10 per car, or free with Annual Pass.
Thursday, January 10, 2013From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tiny Tots - Let's Discover Nature Hour: Tracks and Traces at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY. Reservations are required. Please call (631) 265-1054 to reserve and to ask about fees.
This program is a special time for parents and child to discover the wonders of nature together.
Friday, January 11, 2013FREE self defense seminar for teacher, school administrator and staff. From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., learn how to defend yourself against gun threats, escape-and-protect tactics and more. At KMLI - Kombat Master of Long Island, 233-3 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY, (516) 935-5728. Call them or email KMLI.KravMaga@gmail.com to register.
January 12 to February 2, 2013Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY presents Lost in Yonkers - by Neil Simon>, a classic comedy/drama that has won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. To purchase tickets, visit Theatre Three or call the box office at (631) 928-9100 (open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Ticket prices: $30 on Saturday evenings, $25 on Friday evenings, $17 on Wednesday matinees. All other performances are $23 per person. Note: children 5-12 years: $15 (children under 5 not permitted for these performances.) Children 13 and older and seniors: 20 percent discount. AARP members: 20 percent discount only on Fridays.