Twenty Under $20: Summer Edition

Twenty great deals you can find in Three Village this summer for less than $20.

The lazy days of summer have arrived and we need to keep ourselves and the kids busy without spending a fortune. In Three Village, people of all ages can find many ways to enjoy the summer without breaking the bank. We've complied a list of twenty things to do around town for about $20 or less. Why not try a different one each day and let us know how it went?

Take your workout outside with in the park. Hosted at in Stony Brook, Asana Yoga is a great way to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in a peaceful environment. Classes are $12 each and are held on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Introduce the kids to Yoga.  Mindful Turtle Yoga is offering a family class that you and the kids can enjoy together on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. until August 25. The price for the whole family is $25. They also offer a variety of kids' yoga classes for $20 per child for kids age 3-12. Check out their website for the class schedule and times.

Take the kids on a butterfly adventure.  in Setauket has butterfly nets available for $1.99; they are lightweight and come in a rainbow of colors. Grab a jar from the kitchen, have Dad pop some holes in the top, and you're off to Avalon or Frank Melville Park for some butterfly catching!

Beat the heat and go for a swim.  We do not have a public pool located in Three Village but the pool in Centereach is open to all Three Village residents. The pool is located right off of Hawkins Road and costs $4 for kids ages 2-15 and $6 for adults 16 and over. Grab a towel and some sunscreen you're ready to go.

Enjoy a summer concert under the stars. Every Sunday evening this summer you can bring your lawn chair to the Village Green in Stony Brook across from the United States Post office and enjoy a . The music ranges from country to swing to jazz and even the Beatles. Shows start at 7 p.m. and run each week until Sunday, August 28.

Go out for ice cream. Nothing says summer more than a soft serve ice cream cone with sprinkles. You can find many yummy summer treats at on 25A in East Setauket. A small cone costs $3.75 and remember, Wednesday is always buy one sundae, get one free.

Heat it up with Zumba. Looking for a great workout to help you get into your bikini? Zumba is it! Allison Santana, certified Zumba instructor, offers a fun and exciting workout at in Setauket, Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. The class costs $10.  

Grab lunch at the deli and head to the park for a picnic.  Head to and pick from many of their sandwiches, price varies and you must order their famous half-iced-tea-half-lemonade for $3. Pack it up and head to for a yummy picnic lunch. 

Enjoy a popular summer wine.  Pick up some cheese and crackers at the local market and pair them with a nice, light white wine. Bob Herbert, the owner of in Setauket, recommends the Hanna Sauvignon blanc that sells for $15.99 a bottle and the Kris Pinot Grigio that sells for $12.99 a bottle.  

Get caught up in a book this summer.  The is offering summer reading clubs for both kids and adults.  One World Many Stories, the book club for kids, will help parents get the kids excited to read over the summer, and they will be able to attend a Pirate Party at the end of the program. The Novel Destinations book club for adults offers patrons a variety of summer reads to enjoy while sitting on the beach. Both programs are free and make sure you check out the library's web page for all of the other free programs they are offering this summer.

Ladies, enjoy a night out on the town.  has recently expanded its bar area and they are hosting a Ladies night every Thursday throughout the summer. Ladies will enjoy $6 Martinis, 2-for-1 bar drinks and half-price appetizers.

Discover Long Island's Hidden Treasures. has a new exhibit for the summer, "Long Island: The World's Largest Resort Exhibit." Discover what Long Island has to offer your family on your summer staycation this year.  The exhibit runs from July 10 through September 5 and costs $5 per person.

Enjoy a night at the movies.  The annual is running from July 21st-30th. The festival hosts a variety of independent and foreign films from across the globe. Tickets go on sale on Monday, July 11th. General admission for one movie is $9, $7 for seniors and students.

Discover an outdoor Biergarten. in Stony Brook will be hosting a every Sunday during the summer in their garden area from 5pm-10pm. Draft beers are $5 and appetizers are available for $7 each.

Enjoy a day at the Beach. Summer in Three Village means beach trips to for many families in our community. The beach for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy. You can treat the kids to a snack from the ice cream vendor that is always on site in the summer for less than $4 per treat.

Go fish.  Pick up some salted clams ($6.50), squid ($4.20) or spearing ($4.25), and fish off the pier in Stony Brook for striped bass or fluke, suggests Rick from Stony Brook Boat Works. Lures also range from $1.50 to $10.00.

Splurge on a healthy and delicious smoothie.  in Setauket offers a variety of smoothie flavors to enjoy after a hot day at the beach or the pool. Their most popular choice is the Dragonfly, made with guava juice, pineapple sherbert, frozen pineapple and fresh banana. A large sells for $5.99 and on Mondays all smoothies sell for half price.

Take a scenic bike ride in Old Field and Poquott. The Villages of Old Field and Poquott have many beautiful homes and water views to see. Just hop on your bike, grab your helmet and enjoy a leisurely bike ride though out Old Field and Poquott.

Create a tasty treat right in your own backyard. You can pick up all of the ingredients for s'mores at the food store, marshmallows, Hershey's chocolate, and graham crackers, for less than $10. Kids and adults love this tasty summer treat and it's great family time as well.

Give back to the community. There are many Three Village organizations that are in need of volunteers all year round.  Pick up the phone and call a local church or hospital and find out ways that you and your family can spend some of your extra free time giving back to the people of Three Village.


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