Celebrating winter with fire and ice at HarborFrost

We may be spoiled right now with spring-like weather, but we still have a little more than three weeks of winter left – and, for Sag Harbor, that can only mean more time to celebrate this (usually) cold season at its annual HarborFrost, held on Feb. 25. The fest highlights two extreme elements, fire and ice, featuring attractions ranging from ice carving demos to fire jugglers and fire dancers.

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There’s a 100th birthday party going on and a camellia fest, too

The Camellia House at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay just turned 100-years-old; wow! And, to pay tribute to this milestone, a birthday party celebration is being held at this year’s Camellia Festival, showcasing the camellia blooms of more than 200 camellia shrubs and trees and featuring an array of activities throughout the arboretum’s grounds, on Feb. 19.

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Take a trip down the rabbit hole with “Alice in Wonderland Follies”

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale about a young girl who accidentally stumbles into a magical world, where caterpillars give advice and tea parties are never-ending, is brought to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts stage by the New York Theatre Ballet, on Feb. 5.

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Laugh the night away at the All Star Comedy Show

If the shorter days lacking enough happy light, the recent cold snap that brought snow to shovel and the 2017 resolution to lay off the chocolate has turned you into an after-holiday Grinch, than you must need something to laugh about – like the All Star Comedy Show, on Jan. 13. Held at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, it begins at 8 p.m.

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Waddle this way to spot a seal

If the thought of being cooped up inside during these chilly months has you searching for things to get you out from under your blankets, the chance to see some seals in their natural habitat could be just the ticket for you. The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc. (CRESLI) hosts two seals walks this weekend, on Jan. 7 and 8. However, if you can’t make it, the walks are being offered through May 7.

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