Seven Events Happening on Long Island Next Week


Almost Queen

Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m.


This four-piece “Queen” tribute band will be performing some of the legendary group’s most popular songs. Dressing up in costumes and showcasing intricate musical interludes and signature four-part harmonies, “Almost Queen” puts a lot of effort into recapturing the energy of a live Queen performance. Ticket prices range from $24.50 to $69.50.

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590

Info: 516-247-5200 or


Bret Michaels

Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m.














Rock star Bret Michaels will be performing at the Paramount as part of his “Unbroken World” tour. Perhaps most-known as the former lead singer of the band “Poison,” Michaels has since transitioned into a successful solo career. His 2010 album, “Custom Built,” reached number one on Billboard’s hard rock list.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743

Info: 631-673-7300 or


Welcome Winter Walk

Sunday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.












Those interested can explore Sunken Meadow State Park and see how it looks like during the winter. As they stroll through the forest, people should try to spot some of the wildlife that may be active this time of year.

Where: Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway
Kings Park, NY 11754

Info: 631-581-1072 or


Monday Movie: Blinded by the Light

Monday, Dec. 30, 2:30 p.m.











The South Huntington Public Library will be holding a special screening of the film “Blinded by the Light.” The film is about a teenager of Pakistani descent, Javed, living in 1987 Britain. Javed discovers and resonates with the music of Bruce Springsteen, seeing parallels between the song lyrics and his own life. The film currently holds a “Rotten Tomatoes” score of 89 percent.

Where: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Rd., Huntington Station, NY 11746

Info: 631-549-4411 or


Centennial Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Gala

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.










Attendees can celebrate the beginning of 2020 by dressing as though it were 1920 at the Mansion in Glen Cove. Once the party starts, there will be a one-hour cocktail reception open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, an Italian cheese and bread station and much more. There will also be an elaborate four-course dinner available with surf and turf, as well as an open bar until 1:00 a.m. There will be a live DJ providing entertainment and special guest Joe Gannascoli from the hit HBO series “The Sopranos” will be on hand. Tickets for the event are $175 per person.

Where: The Mansion at Glen Cove, 200 Dosoris Lne., Glen Cove, NY 11542

Info: 516-671-6400 or



Wednesday, Jan. 1, 4 p.m.












The popular musical “STOMP!” will be coming to the Patchogue Theatre. The eight performers will be playing music without the use of conventional percussion instruments, substituting them with items like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps. Tickets for the event range from $69 to $89.

Where: Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772

Info: 631-207-1313 or


Hofstra Men’s Basketball Vs. William & Mary Tribe

Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m.










The Hofstra Pride look to continue their winning ways into 2020 against William & Mary. Hofstra recently made national headlines when they upset UCLA 88-78 on Nov. 21. The two teams last played each other on Feb. 9, with Hofstra winning 93-87. Tickets can be purchased for $22 for premium seating or between $9 and $16 for reserved seating.

Where: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hofstra University, 245, Hempstead, NY 11549

Info: 516-463-6600 or  




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