Wednesday, February 03, 2016

LongIsland.com’s 2016 February Family Fun Guide: Super Bowl Parties, Romantic Valentine’s Dinners, Black History Month, and More!

January went by in a flash, and with February well under way, it's clear that 2016 is going to be a year filled with fun! This month's highlights include Festivals, Fairs, romantic Valentine's Day Events, exhilarating outdoor fun, Super Bowl Celebrations for the record books, thrill-filled Mardi Gras Festivities, and so much more! 

Long Island's own resident groundhog meteorologists Holtsville Hal & Malverne Mel have predicted that Spring will come early this year, so why not get out and make the most out of the month this year!

Photo by Nas Kamui, via Free Images.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shadow Sightings: Groundhog Day Events Taking Place on Long Island

It's that much anticipated time of the year, when Long Island’s favorite groundhogs Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal predict what the rest of Winter 2016 will have in store for us, is almost upon us, and after last weekend's snow storm, it looks Like LI has had enough! Hopefully, with the help of a few sleepy groundhogs, on Tuesday, February 2nd the Island will have the official word on whether we get six more weeks of winter, or an early spring!

Be sure to head to one of these Groundhog Day events and find out for yourself if the rest of this winter will be a short bright one, or, a prolonged white one - or simply learn something new about Groundhog Day!

Photo of Malverne Mel courtesy of Malverne Village.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Seal Walks, Hikes and Cruises Happening Winter 2016 On Long Island

Experience Long Island wildlife like never before by participating in a seal hike, walk, or cruise, on the Island!  

These programs are not only educational and informative, but they allow you to enjoy some quality time outdoors too. So go get bundle up nice and warm, and go see some of Long Island's very own "seadogs" up close & personal this Winter!

Photo by LongIsland.com Reader Bridgette Kistinger.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Say Yes to the Dress, the Venue, and More at LI's 2016 Winter Wedding Expos

Wedding Season is here, Long Island - with countless local couples getting engaged during the holiday season, it's no surprise that LI's hottest wedding venues host Bridal Showcases & Wedding Expos each Winter! If you're recently engaged and planning your wedding, then you won't want to miss out on all of this season's upcoming expos and shows, which feature vendor meet & greets, tastings, bridal fashion shows, giveaways, contests, and so much more! 

Start 2016 off on the right foot, and dive right into planning your big day!

For the scoop on LI's Best Winter 2016 Bridal Shows, click here!
Picture courtesy of East Wind Long Island.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

LongIsland.com’s 2016 January Family Fun Guide: Kick-Start Your Year with Wonderful Winter Fairs, Concerts, and Wedding Expos!

Hello 2016! It looks like Long Island will be ringing in the New Year with all sorts of great fun throughout the month of January - just because the NYE Celebrations are over, doesn't mean the fun has to stop! 

January is packed with all sorts of exciting things to do, from Enjoying the Great Outdoors, to Amazing Concerts that will help you start the month off right, to Festivals & Fairs for the Whole Family, and Wedding Expos for excited Brides to Be, one thing's for certain this January, and that is that you're sure to have a ton of fun!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Weather Outlook: Unseasonably High Temperatures and Lots of Rain in the Forecast for Christmas 2015

The East Coast will most certainly not be seeing a White Christmas this year, but it will be seeing a wet one! With near record-breaking, high temperatures being experienced by the region this season, it’s no surprise that this Christmas may not feel a lot like the Christmases of years passed. 

Be sure to trade in those heavy winter coats, mittens and hats for light layers and don’t forget an umbrella!

Photo by AccuWeather.com.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Get Creative This Holiday Season With Your Elf on the Shelf - Some Fun Last Minute Ideas for Hiding Your Elf!

Having trouble coming up with new places to hide your Elf on the Shelf? As we inch closer to Christmas Day, it can be harder to come up with more unique places to stash your Elf, or fun scenarios to place him in - especially if this isn't your first year engaging in this festive family tradition. If you're running low on ideas, you're in luck! LongIsland.com has rounded up some of our favorite creative, fun, and of course festive ideas for hiding that mischievous little Elf that so many have come to know and love. 
 
With Christmas almost here, hopefully it won't take too much persuasion from your Elf to keep the little ones in line...but just in case, why not indulge in a little holiday mischief and keep the tradition going until Christmas Day.
 
Photo by Instagram User User @christenasprimarypassion.