By Haley Pereyo
1. Storytime & Yoga (For kids ages 18-36 months, with caregiver)
Friday, Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m.
at Sandbox Playspace (51 Gibson Ave., Huntington)
Cost: $120 members; $150 non-member (20 percent sibling discount)
With opportunities for both kids, or “little folks” as Sandbox calls them, and caregivers to enjoy time together, The Sandbox Playspace is a space for children to play and let their imaginations run wild. Each Friday, toddlers get the chance to read different books while learning yoga poses that work with the story. Sandbox Playspace shares that, “Kids will get to stretch, move, balance, listen, laugh and cooperate, share and learn to support each other.” Mats will be provided for the session and there is a 20-percent sibling discount available. Visit their site to sign up: Sandboxplayspace.net.
2. Gallery Talks: Warhol and the Soup Can School
Friday, Jan 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
at Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave., Huntington)
Cost: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Learn how artists like Andy Warhol, with his infamous pieces like “Campbell’s Soup Can,” changed the way fine art and everyday life intercepted with art historian, Thomas Germano. Germano, an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College, has exhibited his work all over the world and frequently does art lectures in the Tri-State area. This gallery talk will discuss how pop art changed the art world in the 20th century in conjunction with the current exhibition entitled, “From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ’60s and ’70s”. For more info, on the exhibition or events happening at The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit Heckscher.org.
3. Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Celebrate Billy Joel
Saturday, Jan 20th, 8 p.m.
at The Paramount (370 New York Avenue, Huntington)
Big Shot frontman Mike DelGuidice played with Billy Joel all around the world,, including at Madison Square Garden each month since 2013, after Joel discovered the talented vocalist. For 18 years with Big Shot, DelGuidice and company celebrate the music of Joel and other musical legends. Fans can expect to hear the band’s renditions of the Piano Man’s classics, and also the songs from the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Journey and others. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the show, and there are still tickets available through Paramountny.com.
4. Winter Book Festival (For grades PreK-3)
Saturday, Jan 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills)
The Half Hollow Hills Community Library’s Dix Hills branch is hosting a Winter Book Festival on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. The Bodacious Book Show, a variety show featuring a comical rendition of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and a game show where everyone in the audience can get involved, is first. Then, at 12:30 p.m., Rita Meade, author of “Edward Gets Messy,” for a special storytime. Kids will also have the opportunity to read to service dogs, as well as eat cotton candy and make crafts to take home. For more information, visit Hhhlibrary.org.
5. Jackson’s Sunday Brunch
Sunday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Jackson’s (6005 Jericho Turnpike, Commack)
Jackson’s, a casual gastropub in Commack, serves up Sunday Brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The restaurant offers $12 unlimited mimosas and house made bloody Mary's, as well as a whole new menu of brunch only items. Check out the BBQ Benny, which is sunny side eggs, biscuits, barbecue pork, crispy onions and a house-made cheese sauce; or the simpler Toasted Almond French Toast. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 631-462-0822 or visit Jacksonscommack.com.