March is a great time to get together with your friends and family and attend great events throughout Long Island. Now that the weather is slowly getting warmer, you can take a walk in Long Island's natural landscapes, or attend concerts or plays. St. Patrick's Day will bring lots of festive events. Here's a sampling of things to do and places to visit. Also check out my separate listing on St. Patrick's Day events.
NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the events for 2013.
Now through Sunday, March 24, 2013Long Island Winterfest: Jazz on the Vine continues every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Sunday, March 24, 2013. Participating vineyards will feature live jazz music in their tasting rooms and other venues across the East End. Hotels, restaurants, cultural venues and attractions will feature special offers and events to brighten up your winter.
More info: Long Island Winterfest or call (631) 951-3900 and ask about getaway packages and more.
Now Through Sunday, March 24, 2013Mirrored Images at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY, (631) 351-3250. Exhibition exploring the realist movement of the 1800s and 1900s from the Barbizon movement of France to the Hudson River School and more. $6/adults, $4 seniors 62 and over, $4/students, free for children under 10, free for museum members.(Note: if you are a Town of Huntington resident, you may enter for free on Wednesdays after 2 p.m. and Saturdays before 1 p.m.)
Now through Sunday, May 12, 2013
CRESLI Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach. See their website for fees that support CRESLI's ongoing seal research programs. For schedule and times, please visit CRESLI or phone (631) 244-3352.
Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 17, 2013
The 23rd annual Flower & Garden Show at Hicks Nurseries, Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY, (516) 334-0066. Schedule of events at Hicks Nurseries.
Sunday, March 10, 2013Chamber Players International Musical Cuisine at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY. Champagne brunch at noon and a concert at 1:30. $60 per person or $500 for a table of 10 people.
Tickets and more info: http://chamberplayersinternational.org/musical-cuisine.
Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 24, 2013Hofstra University’s Annual Shakespeare Festival began in 1950. Each year a different play is performed on the main stage. This year, the 64th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival presents a new imagining of Antony and Cleopatra.
Show times: Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m., Fridays, march 15 and 22 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, March 16 and 23 at 8 p.m. and sundays, March 17 and 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12/general admission and $10 for senior citizens (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra students with ID.
More info: hofstra.edu or call (516) 463-6644.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Staller Center, Stony Brook University presents Celtic Nights at 8 p.m. The show features male and female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. Traditional ballads, exciting choreography and more. More info: stallercenter.com. Order tickets ($38 per person) online at Staller Center.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Suffolk County's largest theater, the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY, presents An Evening with Rosanne Cash at 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 - $58. TO BUY TICKETS: Call or visit the PTPA Box Office, located at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, New York, 631-207-1313, or buy online at Patchogue Theatre.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presentsDr. K's Motown Revue at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25, $30 and $35.
To buy tickets and for more information, please go to the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center website or call (631) 656-2148. The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center is located at 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY, (631) 298-0075, presents a Wine & Artisanal Cheese Pairing, two one-hour sessions of guided pairings featuring martha Clara Vineyards Wines and artisanal cheeses from American Cheese Shop.
Sessions offers at 1 or 2:30 p.m. $30 per person, or $20 for Wine Club members. Limit 4 tickets at Wine Club Pricing. Note: tickets must be purchased in advance.
Martha Clara Vineyards is pet friendly, but please leash and curb your dogs.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Long Island Guitar Festival continues with Dennis Kloster, classical and flamenco guitar, at Tilles Center Concert Hall, C.W. Post College, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $30 per person, $25 for seniors and students. More info at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.