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This Week in Hauppauge

Looking for something to do? Check out these events happening in person or online.

Monday, December 21

6:30pm, Block Island Seafood Cooking Demo Visit the library’s Facebook page to view the event. Hauppauge Public Library

Tuesday, December 22

5pm-8pm Drive-thru Holiday Light Show Bring the entire family for a ride through the grounds of historic Brookwood Hall this holiday season. Brookwood Hall is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Town of Islip

6pm, Booklist Launch: Top 25 LGBTQ-Affirming Children’s Books Learn about the LGBT Families Advisory Team’s new booklist of Top 25 LGBTQ-Affirming Children’s Books. They will read some of the stories, discuss them and connect to build community with other LGBT families. Register here. LGBT Network

6:30pm, “Bad Art” for Destressing Grab some craft materials and other random things around your house and join us to de-stress and relax in this “bad” program! Have fun making some “bad” art in a silly, surprising and highly creative atmosphere with no pressure to make something “good” Think you have what it takes to make the worst art possible? This event will take place on Facebook. Visit the library’s Facebook page to view it. Hauppauge Public Library

7:30pm, Newsday Live Author Series: A Chat with TaraShea Nesbit Join Newsday and Long Island LitFest for a virtual in-depth discussion and extensive Q&A with with best-selling author TaraShea Nesbit (“The Wives of Los Alamos”), about her latest historical novel “Beheld,” her career and more. Hosted by Mark Chiusano, Newsday Columnist and Editorial Writer. Register here. Newsday

Wednesday, December 23

Anytime, Be a Plant Explorer Visit this website for a virtual tour to learn about the types of plants the Smithsonian Gardens have, where they are located, see high quality images, and learn interesting facts about each plant. Smithsonian Gardens

11am, Town of Islip Bid Opening View the live stream here. Town of Islip

Thursday, December 24

11am, Open Studio The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook and YouTube. Join in a workshop with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Friday, December 25

Anytime, National Park Tour Enjoy a virtual tour of a National Park from the comfort of home. National Park Foundation

Saturday, December 26

12pm, Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam: Livestream Art Tour Free online/virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Register here. Washington, DC History & Culture