Winter time can be a depressing period on Long Island. It's a time when outdoor cafe's shutter and music in the park goes silent. It's also a time when budgets can be at the year's tightest, right after Christmas and before the tax man comes to the door.
Here's a look at some low-exense events taking place in Sachem this weekend to help you get out of the house without breaking the bank.
Chinese Auction at Gatelot
Friday, January 18
For just $5, join organizers at Gatelot Elementary School tonight for its annual Chinese Auction. Follow the link to our events page on Patch. The event features dozens of baskets and raffle prizes to win. Admission includes 5 raffles tickets and free refreshments. Grand prizes include: 4 Walt Disney World Tickets with a Southwest Airlines giftcard, American Girl Doll and a flat screen T.V. to name a few. Doors open at 6:15, auction begins at 7:30!
Dancing for Daniel
Friday, January 18
Head to Tamarac Elementary school tonight at 7 p.m. and for just $10 you can dance the night away with Zumba instructors for a good cause. The event is named after Daniel Joseph Schnell, who was born last July and has neurological and developmental issues due to some debilitating seizures. The evening was created to help alleviate some of the Family’s financial stresses, enabling them to concentrate on Daniel’s much needed care. There will be a raffle and prizes at this event as well. Follow the link to view this event on Sachem Patch.
The Emporer's New Clothes
Saturday, January 19
For just $11 you can score at ticket to Take One Performing Arts opening weekend of "Emperor's New Clothes" at its theater on Portion Road in Farmingville. Ticket purchases also secure a free snack and drink. Performance starts at 1 p.m. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.
Sunday, January 20
This free event at the Sachem Public Library is presented by Suffolk Piano Teachers. It features a series of three recitals, beginning at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and will perform music of all genres. Bring your family down to Community Room A & B for an easy Sunday afternoon.