It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go for adults and kids, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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Free Wine Tastings
When: Dec. 30, 4 -7 p.m.; Dec. 31, 1 - 7 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy free wine tastings every weekend at Stew Leonard's. The retailer was just named "Wine Retailer of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Messy Afternoons at Long Island Children's Museum
Where: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
When: Dec. 30, 1 p.m.
Why Go: Take your kids out to the museum for an afternoon of crafts and learning.
Ready in 10 at The Nutty Irishman
When: Dec. 30, 11:30 p.m.
Why Go: Hear live music from the group.
Family Fun at United Skates
Where: United Skates of America, 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford
When: Dec. 31, 6 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate the new year a few hours early at this skating rink.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Farmingdale
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When: Dec. 31
Why Go: Ring in 2012 without leaving town.