Meteorologists tell us January is the coldest month on Long Island. It’s also one of the longest.
As we endure that seemingly endless run of Arctic days and nights, it might be natural to fall into a post-holidays depression. After all, once the tree comes down, what do we have to look forward to but three months of head colds and commuting headaches, right?
Nonsense. January is the ideal time to embrace a Long Island winter. Find a sledding hill and challenge the local powder. Indulge your inner Olympian with a day at a local ice rink. Stimulate young intellects with a trip to a nearby children’s museum. Our guide to indoor play spaces on Long Island will help keep cabin fever at bay.
It’s true, you might have to work harder here in January to find your entertainment than in, say, July. But with a little imagination, you’ll find plenty to do in our winter paradise.
That’s where we come in. Our January GoList is laced with events from New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King weekend right through to the end of the month. Our Long Island Events Calendar offers exciting family options as they develop throughout January.