After a week of frigid weather, the cold temps will carry us into the weekend, January 25 to 27.
If you're trying to keep warm and stay entertained, then we've got a few suggestions for you.
Lindy native Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo will perform a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims Friday night, January 25, at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, the Lindenhurst Fire Department and The Village of Lindenhurst Relief Fund.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The following message from Benatar was shared with Lindenhurst Patch by Westbury Theatre officials before the holidays about the concert:
"Hey everyone. Spyder and I wanted to let you know that due to our previous touring schedule, we were unable to participate in any of the earlier Hurricane Sandy benefits. Nonetheless, our thoughts and prayers have always been with our friends, families and fans all over Long Island and the surrounding New York area, who were impacted by the storm. There's still so much work to be done, and Spyder and I wanted to do something to help. So here it is: We'll be performing at the NYCB theatre at Westbury on Friday, January 25, for a benefit concert. We're hoping to bring everyone together for some rock and roll, and raise some money for all of the victims of Sandy. As you know I was raised in Lindenhurst, one of the hardest hit towns on Long Island, so I'm especially happy to be able to give back to a place that gave so much to me. We wish all of you healing thoughts, love and patience during this trying time! Lindy rocks...Sandy sucks!”
Benatar also told McClatchy Newspapers/GoErie.com this week ahead of the concert from her California home: "It was just insanity. I have family there, and they had eight feet of water in their basement. They sent me these pictures, and it's just heartbreaking to see all this stuff piled up in the street. It's just a nightmare....When I saw what happened to the shore, I almost fainted."
She added, "I want to do what I can in my small way....I wanted to keep it local....Seeing all of this devastation was so sad, because I know all of these people have such good hearts. They don't deserve this."
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Representatives from the Department of Financial and Insurance Services are setting up camp at Town Hall on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help out residents dealing with insurance claims.
The Boxcar Lilies and Grand Folk Railroad are joining forces to put on a sepcial show at BACCA Performing Arts Center in Lindenhurst on Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The West Babylon Fire Department Rescue Unit will host a Chinese Auction on Friday at the Fire Department Headquarters at 126 Arnold Avenue in West Babylon. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 and includes coffee, tea and cake. Items up for bid include a 32" flat-screen TV, gift cards and more.
Catch a showing of Tim Burton's Frankweenie at the Deer Park Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the community room. All ages are welcome.
Take a trip back in time and tour the historic Nathaniel Conklin House in Babylon. The house is open to the public on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Need a good laugh? The Sons of Italy lodge in Deer Park is hosting a Comedy Show on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the show cost $45 per person.
At the West Islip Public Library The Vic Vincent Group will perform rock and roll, doo wop and pop favorites. The show starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27.
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- The Latest Sandy Updates
- Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors
- FEMA Deadline Extended for Sandy Victims
- FEMA Assistance at Lindenhurst Memorial Library
- New Days and Hours at the Lindenhurst Youth Center
- Local Electrical Help for Sandy Victims
- Ice Cream for Books! Lindenhurst Memorial Library Winter Reading Club
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