February is in full swing, winter is officially here! Embrace these cold nights while you still can… it’ll be over in the blink of an eye. After all it is the shortest month of the year so check out what Patchogue has to offer!
This Week’s Member Mentions…
Talk about a deal! Driven Digital’s owner Andrew Hart just unveiled the new member marketing menu at this past months membership meeting that’s available to all chamber members. As a chamber member you are entitled to all these amazing marketing tools at no cost to you!
The Community Calendar which is home to hundreds of member events and a great resource to the community to spread the word about all upcoming occasions.
Email Mentions where the chamber sends out a weekly newsletter called “The Chamber Check In” that connects to the Chamber Blog which includes all the news happening for that week. Members are encouraged to submit their own news in the “member mention” section to help promote their businesses.
Facebook Mentions is curated from the community calendar which allows every event listed to be posted onto the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page; another platform to promote your business’ events.
Instagram Mentions is also curated from the community calendar which allows every event listed to be posted onto the Patchogue Chamber’s Instagram page; yet again, another great platform to further promote your business’ events and ultimately to ensure that it reaches all demographics of potential consumers.
Check out these other valuable marketing deals:
Featured Event on Patchogue.com is a great way to get the word out about all occasions! $200 for 30 days your event will be featured not only in the community calendar but also on the homepage of patchogue.com; a sure way to get 10x the exposure than a normal community event since there are only 4 spots available for featured events on the homepage. In addition your featured event will be listed as “recommended/related events” on every community calendar event. Your event will also be added to our weekly Chamber Check In newsletter that goes out to a database with over 4000 subscribers where your featured event will be highlighted with a direct link to your event. Your event will also be created as an event on the Chambers Google My business Page. And lastly, the chamber will create and brand a Facebook event as co-hosts to ensure the event reaches all chamber members and participants.
Custom Instagram Campaign allows the chamber to create a custom Instagram strategy for your event including videos, photos and graphics promoted on the Chamber feed, highlights, and stories for just $150.
Custom Email Campaign allows the chamber to send out custom email campaigns specifically tailored to your events for just $100.
Digital Flyer Design allows the chamber to design a digital flyer for your event that can be formatted for Instagram, Facebook, and print for just $75.
Sell Tickets through Patchogue.com is available through partnered events where you team up with another committee on your event to get all the chamber marketing services for free (a $525 value) and can sell your tickets for your event directly through patchogue.com
Partnered Events is another great option! By working together with another chamber committee you are able to get all the paid marketing services previously mentioned for FREE. So what are you waiting for?! Check out these chamber member committees who you can partner with today for all your future events! The possibilities are endless!
Furthermore, Kathy Fallon, the Chairperson of the Networking Committee opened up the floor at this past meeting to all members seeking feedback on how to move forward with each monthly membership meeting; all ideas are welcome!
Food & Drink
Here’s your guide to the best food and drink specials at Patchogue restaurants this week:
Mondays at The Cuban
Order two entrees and get $11 off! (up to 3 discounts per table)
Tuesdays at The Cuban
Join us at The Cuban for restaurant week this Tuesday January 21st for a $29 price fixed menu!
Tacos & Titos at the V.I.P.
Enjoy $2 chicken or beef tacos, $4 steak, shrimp or fish tacos all day long and ½ priced Tito’s Highball drinks from 8-11pm!
P-Town Tuesdays at the V.I.P.
Every Tuesday 5-9pm Patchogue residents (with proof) get a free appetizer with a minimum of any $10 purchase.
Wednesdays at The Cuban
Come on down for Salsa Night and $3 classic mojitos!
Wing Night at the V.I.P.
Kick back and relax with all you can eat wings and all you can drink Bud Light drafts for $15 at the Village Idiot Pub.
Thursdays at The Cuban
Live Music Thursdays and $5 Sangria specials!
All You Can Eat Rib Night at Bobbique
Thursday January 30th at 5-10pm
Dig into all you can eat delicious Memphis style BBQ for $22.95 a person.
Burger Night at the V.I.P.
Thursday? More like the new and improved Friday! Get a free Bud Light draft and $2 off when you order a burger!
Fireball Fridays at the V.I.P.
TGIF! What better way to celebrate than living it up with your favorite idiots! Happy hour food and drink specials from 11am-7pm, live music at 5:30-9:30pm, and $4 Fireball shots ALL DAY LONG!
Breakfast Jams at the V.I.P.
Sunday Funday, aka better then Monday and can only do it one way… TODAY! Get yourselves down to the Village Idiot Pub and join us Sunday mornings with live music and delicious breakfast from 11am-2pm!
Looking for something to do on a budget? Check out all these exciting free events:
Monday February 3rd at 6-7pm
Interested in the art of paper folding? Look no further! Check out this fun class where kids grades 3-6 can learn the basics of origami, the creative possibilities are endless so make sure to register today! Call 631-654-4700 (ext. 200)
Guitar and Bass Workshop
Monday February 3rd at 7-8:30pm
Check out this awesome music workshop where you can stretch your musical muscles and learn some secrets to great playing from the master himself, Joe Loschiavo! It’s time to put down that air guitar and pick up the real deal! All levels are welcome so sign up today to ensure your spot! Call 631-654-4700 (ext. 152) to register.
Tuesday February 4th at 7-8:30am & Thursday February 6th at 7-8:30am
Yoga-T to check these classes out! Both sessions are open to all levels. On Tuesday join us for Yin Yoga, focusing on a meditative yoga approach involving variations of seated and supine poses. And on Thursday join us for classic yoga, focusing on relaxing and strengthening asanas in our beautiful light-filled space. It’s the perfect way to start your morning, and did we mention- it’s FREE! So do we really have to bend over backwards to convince you to come?! No registration required, simply bring yourself and your yoga mat.
Drop-In Free Play
Tuesday February 4th 10am-1pm
For ages 2 and up all children with a parent or caregiver are welcome to join the fun at the Patchogue Medford Public Library to play with our awesome toys and meet some new friends! No registration required, hope to see you there!
Busy Hands, Calm Minds: Drop-In Fiber Workshops
Tuesday February 4th – February 6th at 1-4pm
Time to unwind! Knit, knot, crochet, spin, sew and weave! Come on down to the Patchogue-Medford Public Library to meet fellow fiber artists and enjoy refreshments! Wool we see you this Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday? No registration needed – call for weather updates.
Genealogy Research Discussion Group
Wednesday February 5th at 10-11:30am
Ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Look no further! Get ready to go on a trip of a lifetime at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library while divulging all the best tips and tricks to help learn all about your ancestors! All welcome, call 631-654-4700 (ext.152) to register today!
Check out other upcoming events Patchogue has to offer!
Marvel Themed Trivia Night @ Arooga’s
Wednesday February 8th at 8pm
“Avengers Assemble!” That’s right! Head on down to Arooga’s with your best buds and pair up to take on some competition with a Marvel themed trivia night. Oh and did we mention… Costumes are welcome! So really, what are you waiting for?!
Patchogue – Medford High School Presents Little Shop of Horrors
Calling all horror, comedy and musical lovers! This weekend only check out our high school’s very own production of Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are sold at the door for $15 so no need to break the bank… or your leg! Showtimes are Thursday February 6th at 7pm, Friday February 7th at 7pm, and Saturday February 8th at 1pm and 7pm. See you there!
PMYCS Strike out Hunger BOWL-A-THON
Saturday February 8th from 2:30-5pm
Join us this Saturday at Bowl Long Island to support the Patchogue Medford Youth Community Services where you can help the fight to strike out hunger! Registration fees run from $20-$25 and includes shoes, 2 hours of bowling, a slice of pizza and soda. At the end there will be trophies, a chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle! Make sure to pre-register because the lanes fill up fast! Call Kourtney to secure your spot today at 631-751-4100 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure you bring a non-perishable food item to receive 2 free raffle tickets! Help us strike out hunger and make a #PMYCSdifference !
Check out local talent at any of these events this week!
Friday February 7th at 7:30-10:30pm
Check out the Allmost Brothers Band this friday night! The Allmost Brothers Band are a progresive tribute act that honors the legendary Allman Brothers Band from back in 1969. However, they aren’t just any tribute act, they bring a new, refreshing and exciting outlook to the ABB sound that will ensure for a great time! Tickets are $10 and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7pm for advanced ticket holders and 7:30pm for general admission. Event is for ages 21 and over.
Saturday February 8th at 7:30-11:30pm
Check out this killer 3 band set! Illusion, War Pigs, and Wildside!
Illusion is a tribute to women who rock! They go on at 8pm and play early classics like Etta James and Patsy Cline to Stevie Nicks, Pink, Heart, Pat Benatar, Jett, 10,000 Maniacs, Linda Ronstadt, Blondie and more!
War Pigs rock out hard at 9:15pm; playing homage to the founding fathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath.
And at 10:30pm we got Wildside! Fueled by a passion for great music and good times, WIldside has strived hard to become New York’s premiere Motley Crue tribute band that is enjoyed by all heavy metal fans.
Tickets are $10 or $12 day of show. Doors open at 7pm for advanced ticket holders and 7:30pm for general admission. Event is for ages 21 and over.
Weekends at The Cuban
Friday January 24th – Sunday January 26th
Live entertainment featuring the Tropicana Show and DJ’s every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!