If you’re looking for things to do on Long Island, here are places to explore and events to attend this season. COVID restrictions vary by location; be sure to check what is currently in effect before visiting.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADES Check out all the St. Patrick’s Day parades happening around Long Island this month, newsday.com.
SWITCH TO SPRING Catch the Mini Jazz Festival March 23-28 held at Jazz Loft and throughout Stony Brook Village., thejazzloft.org, 631-751-1895.
THE ROOF OF THE WORLD The Carpenters Tribute Band features Debbie Taylor and her 8-piece band bringing the unforgettable music of The Carpenters to the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on March 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29., 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, PatchogueTheatre. org, 631-207-1313.
SPRING BEER FESTIVAL The beer tasting event features local hometown favorites and award-winning American craft brewers as well as international brewers. Guests can do tastings and play in the arcade where there will be ax throwing, basketball and more. All participants must be 21 or older and the event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 26. Tickets are $70 and $60 in advance. Guests looking for early entry from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., tickets are $90 and $80 in advance and $15 for the designated driver. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, ticketmaster.com.
SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO The comedian performs his rescheduled “Nobody Does This Tour” on March 26 at 7 p.m. at UBS Arena in Belmont Park. Tickets start at $265., 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, ubsarena.com.
BIKE RODEO Ride a child-sized simulated route and learn how to ride a bike safely at this free event. Once bike safety skills have been demonstrated, participants will be assessed and given feedback on their own bike handling abilities. Bring your own helmets and bikes, both will be inspected for safety on March 26. The event runs all day by appointment only. 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville, brookhavenny.gov, 631-363-3770.
THE JOPLIN PEARL OF AMBRE FERRARI Dance to a tribute to Janis Joplin, performed by Amber Ferrari. Doors open 6.30pm, show 8pm March 26 at the Suffolk Theatre. Tickets start at $55., 118 E. Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com, 631-727-4343.
“SLEEPING BEAUTY” Witness the classic, family-friendly stage production of “Sleeping Beauty” with matinee and evening performances March 26-May 1 at the Argyle Theater in Babylon Village. Tickets are $16., 34 West Main St., Babylon, argyletheatre.com, 844-631-5483.
CSA LONG ISLAND SHOW More than 16 farms are participating for the opportunity to meet farmers and learn more about participating in community-supported individual farm programs and to sign up for a share. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26, rain date: March 27. Customers can enjoy food trucks, live music and more. Sisters of St. Joseph, parking lot behind building 4, 104 Second Ave., Brentwood. iEatGreen.com, 516-238-3616.
CHOCOLATE LOUNGE More than 60 vendor booths offer chocolates, pastries, gourmet foods, cheeses, wine, spirits and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 27 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Tickets cost between $15 and $40, and admission includes a movie in the planetarium theater. Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City. thechocolateexpo.com, 516-572-4111.