Events: Things To Do from Dec. 22 To Jan. 3

Create edible art at the Gold Coast Arts Center’s VacationArts program.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Holiday Ha Ha

Great Neck’s Talia Reese and other comedians will perform in the My Father’s Place Comedy Series at The Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd. The performance begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $30 at; 516-413-3535.

Monday, Dec. 24–Tuesday, Dec. 25

Ice Rink Christmas Closings

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink will close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed all day on Christmas. The special public session schedule for holiday break can be found at or 516-487-2976, ext. 128.

Wednesday, Dec. 26–Friday, Dec. 28

Winter Camp Parkwood

The Great Neck Park District will offer Winter Camp Parkwood with organized activities, including ice skating, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, archery and arts and crafts, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children 4 to 10, grouped by age. Lunch will be available for purchase for $8 per day or bring your own. The full week costs $270, residents; $300, nonresidents. The daily fee is $120, residents; $150, nonresidents. Register at; 516-482-0355.

Tennis Holiday Camp

Children ages 6 to 17 can hone their tennis skills at the Parkwood Tennis Center from 12 to 4 p.m. The daily fee is $80, residents; $94 nonresidents. Register for one day or all four at or 516-829-9050.

Take a Hockey Clinic

Daily hockey clinics for ages 5 and older will be offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Full equipment is required to participate. Register at or 516-487-2975, ext. 128.

GCAC VacationArts

Gold Coast Arts Center’s VacationArts program will offer sessions in art, music, dance, ceramics, chess and acting to children in pre-K through seventh grade from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 113 Middle Neck Rd. Kids can attend one, two or three sessions. A nut-free snack and lunch, with kosher meals available upon request, will be served. View the course catalog at or call 516-829-2570. Sessions will also be held during winter recess from Feb. 19 to 22 and spring recess from April 22 to 26.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Nature Program

Walk in Caumsett State Park in Huntington beginning at 11 a.m. and enjoy a hilly 1.5 mile stroll, pausing briefly in areas of natural or historic interest. At each location, a guide will provide background information and allow a little time for snapshots. Bring a camera. Register at 516-482-0355 or Children younger than 16 are not permitted.

To Monday, Dec. 31

Early-Bird Camp Registration

Receive the early-bird discount for Camp Parkwood 2019 by registering your children and submitting all completed forms to Great Neck House by today. Optional door-to-door transportation is available for children 4 and older, and a co-ed travel program is offered. Find registration materials at or at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.

Monday, Dec. 31–Tuesday, Jan. 1

New Year Ice Rink Schedule

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink will close at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve; it will reopen at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1. The special public session schedule for holiday break is available at or 516-487-2976, ext. 128.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Parkwood Indoor Tennis

Register for Session II at Parkwood Indoor Tennis Center, which begins today and runs through April 16. Nonresident rates apply; 516-829-9050.

Thursday, January 3

Social Center Party

Welcome to 2019! The party will begin at 12 noon at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave.; 516-487-0025. Read upcoming issues to find many more activities at the social center.

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