Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival.-Miller

December 2, 2008

 This is a busy week as all get out and you can be sure that Miss Chris is going to be exhausted after all is said and done getting her Cheap Date on!  There is just so much going on that you, my readers, have NO excuse sitting home and not getting out, whether flying solo or with another Cheap Date minded person, and enjoying all this time of year has to offer!  So grab the eggnog, make a mistletoe hat and head in the direction of someone special, and don the fuzzy mittens and earmuffs.  This is going to be a short holiday season…make the best of it!

Feeling just ducky!

And again, I’m going to miss the annual lighting of the Big Duck!  Join Quacker Jack in Flanders for some “duck carols” and get some of your Christmas shopping done in the Duck Store while awaiting the arrival of Santa!  FREE! Call 852-3377 for more info. 

Meadow Croft, on the border of Sayville and Bayport, will be hosting an event for families and history lovers alike!  Experience how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago this weekend, the 6th and 7th.  $6 gets you in.

Also this weekend, Deepwells Farm presents their Holiday Boutique.  Santa will be available for photos at the St. James Country Store across the street.  $5 admission.

On December 7, the Yaphank Historical Society is conducting a Candlelight Christmas Tour.  Private homes, the Suffolk County Police Museum and several churches will be visited on the tour.  Call 924-3401 for more information.

Port Jeff hosts their Dickens Festival this weekend, from the 5th thru the 7th.  Someone have a hot toddy for me in case I don’t make it!

Stony Brook Village hosts its Festival of Trees this weekend!  Walk the promenade of trees and snack as merchants provide light refreshments.  Watch Santa arrive in a horse drawn carriage and throw the switch to light a 70 foot tree! FREE!

God bless us, every one!

Tiny Tim was onto something when he said that.  We may all be different, but this is a time of year we should embrace our bretheren and maybe learn from our differences…taste a new food, learn some new words, try a new experience.  With all the talk of hate crimes as of late, it makes me sick to read the racist remarks on the blogs and news sites.  There are so many more of us who want to reach out…and here is your opportunity!  On December 12th at the Blue Point Brewery, Jack’s Waterfall and Jay Scott will be playing a benefit concert, with the proceeds going to Rosario Lucero.  Other events are in the works, including a candlelight vigil and events at the Brick House Brewery and Once and for All.  Check back next week for more information (or email me and I will send you all the info I have).  The event actually starts the night before, on the 11th, with a very special Live in the Lobby performance by Katie Pearlman, and will also feature Cathy Kreger.

Love can rock you…

One of my faves, Gathering Time, will be the featured act at this weekend’s First Saturday Concert–a bit over Cheap Date guidelines but this is a concert that should not be missed!

Wood Songs at the Movies features another Miss Chris fave…the Homegrown String Band will be playing this Wednesday!  Coming up in the next two weeks…the aforementioned Cathy Kreger and Phil Minissale.

Kevin Mc Leod will be playing an acoustic gig with Kathy Fleischman at the Zebra Club this Friday night…$10 gets you in.

Another one that exceeds Cheap Date guidelines by just a bit is one hot ticket that I’d really like to see (um, honey? This is a blatant hint of what I would like to do this weekend…) The University Cafe presents Sloan Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche in a special holiday concert.

Art farts…

I’ve got some goodies for you!  Wednesday, December 3rd, Paul Mac Menamin will be the featured artist at the Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport.  Stop in, grab a microbrew and one of the artisanal cheese platters, and admire the beauty of his work.

The Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council presents its Big Stuff exhibit starting on the 4th (reception is on the 7th) at the Gallery on the Hill.  This is a pretty cool concept…a show for artists who work large (with the minimum set at 2 feet by 4 feet).  Catch it before it’s gone!

I’ll be back in a few days with lots more to do!  Do you know about an event that should be on here?  Let me know at cheapdateli@gmail.com!

Methinks it’s time for a nice eggnog with Bailey’s…chat soon!

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