Patch Forecast – A nice weekend is on its way for us in Babylon Village. Highs will increase throughout the weekend with Friday's being 46° and jumping to 54° by Sunday. Nightly lows will remain in the lower 40's, so keep a nice coat around and maybe a scarf. The National Weather Service is also calling for a very slight chance for rain Friday night into Saturday, so keep an eye out and an umbrella handy.
Long Island Home Recreation has been designated a Toys for Tots drop-off location. Owner Patty Vorilas said she will give 20% any in-store item for every person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the donation drive.
The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Old Fashioned Night of Shopping all over the business district of the village starting at 5 p.m. Carolers will be throughout the beautifully decorated village, businesses will be open with discounts and Santa Claus will be dropping by to take photos and listen to children's requests for toys.
Christmas at the Conklin House will also take place during the event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors can tour the Nathaniel Conklin House, which is already decorated for the holiday season. Light refreshments, including cookies from Thursday's cookie contest, will be served.
Get ready for a double-header of epic sports battles for the Babylon Panthers...
First, the Varsity Football Team will take their perfect record and Suffolk County Championship back to Stony Brook University at take on the Roosevelt Rough Riders for the Division IV Long Island Championship at 4:30 p.m.
As soon as the game's over, head over to Stony Brook for a Varsity Basketball matchup at 7 p.m.
Need some live music in your life? Come enjoy some great music at All the Perks Espresso Cafe in West Babylon as they host Weevos, an acoustic folk duo, at 3:00 p.m. or... join The Babylon Bean every Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for live performances by magnificent & renowned local musicians. Enjoy great coffee and amazing tunes!
The West Babylon Fire Department and West Babylon Lions Club will host the Second Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. The parade will beging at Little East Neck Road and proceed to the intersection with 11th street. Senator Owen Johnson will light this year's tree. Santa will be on hand to give away small gifts, take photos and free hot chocolate will be served.
More Toys for Tots action – the American Legion Post 94 will host their annual Toys for Tots Dance and Fundraiser. Join them for delicious food, a DJ, dancing, dessert, 50/50s and raffles. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. and costs $10.00
The Village of Babylon will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 4 p.m.