Weekend Planner: Make Maple Syrup the Colonial Way

Youth art showcase, Purim carnival and more.

Maple Sugaring Program

Tap a tree, taste some syrup. Native American and colonial techniques for maple sugaring will be demonstrated with real syrup produced for participants to taste.  Hoyt Farm, Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m. $3 per person and $8 per family, no registration required.

Youth Art Showcase

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Showcase opens February 16 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Highlighting the creativity of young people in Suffolk County, the exhibit includes artwork created by more than 250 students who have used art to express themselves in a wide variety of creative and exciting ways. Friday, 10 a.m.

Purim Carnival

The Suffolk Y JCC invites the community to join in a Purim carnival this Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The family event features a DJ Dance party, carnival booths with prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, arts and crafts and air bounce rides. Admission is free and there is a $1 charge each booth.

Winter Farmers Market

The Commack community welcomes its first Winter Farmers Market at the Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Regional producers will be offering fresh products including vegetables, herbs, fruits, honey, jams, baked goods, eggs, cheeses, pasta, pickles, fair trade coffee, spices, granola, wine, handcrafted soaps, poultry and much more. The market will run through March 31, 2013.

Harlem Magic Masters Coming to Commack Middle

The Harlem Magic Masters will bring their high-flying dunks and basketball stunts to Commack Middle School on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., after being rescheduled due to the blizzard.

The team, which combines comedy with acrobatic basketball tricks, will put the school's staff to the test when the Commack Crushers, a team made up of teachers, administrators and staff, attempt to school the Magic Masters. Tickets are $10.


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