Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Look Up at the Sky Day - Here's What to Watch Out For!



 Today, April 14th is Look Up at the Sky Day, and this year, stargazers are in for a real treat! Late late tonight, you'll be able to see a lunar phenomena known as the Blood Moon - a lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear copper in color! In addition to tonight's excitement in the sky, the Lyrid Meteor Shower will also be viewable this week starting on the 16th, although the peak day to view will be next Tuesday, the 22nd.


Looking for somewhere nice and dark where you can Look Up at the Sky? We've got you covered! 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Spring Break Staycations: Make the Best of Spring Break on a Budget


For many local students, Spring Break will begin this upcoming weekend. For kids, this means time to kick back and relax now that midterms are finally over, and the weather is beginning to warm back up. Parents, on the other hand, don't have it so easy - they'll be tasked with coming up with all sorts of creative ways to keep the entire brood entertained for a week or more while school's not in session. For those of you who aren't going away this Spring Break, there's still plenty of fun! We've put together a great guide for parents planning a fun filled staycation this Spring. Whether you're looking for educational fun, you want to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, or you simply are looking for a good excuse to get out of the house, we've got you covered! 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Hop To It: Themed Baskets that Even the Easter Bunny Will Envy



With Easter comes the expectation of baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, and of course Easter Eggs. This year, why not go for something a little different - we've got some great ideas for egg-cellent Easter Basket themes that are sure to please this holiday! No matter who you'll be gifting this holiday, we've got you covered - we've got all sorts of sweet treats for everyone - sports lovers, gardeners, artsy folks, and everyone in between! This year, you can create a basket that even the Easter Bunny himself would be envious of - so what are you waiting for? Hop to it! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Enjoy Harmless Fun with April Fools' Day Pranks for Kids


April Fools' Day is almost here - how will you be celebrating the day with your family? If you're looking for ways to enjoy some harmless, good-natured fun, then you've come to the right place! We've put together some great pranks that are sure to put a smile on everyone's faces this holiday - even those who are getting pranked! Participating in some harmless fun is a great way to teach your kids that you can play a joke without hurting anyone - these simple pranks are sure to elicit big laughs from everyone involved, and are the perfect way to enjoy April Fools' Day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Preparing for the Warmer Weather: Spring into Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived and most of you are heading outdoors to enjoy the weather but a lot are also organizing and giving your home's a fresh feel with the traditional spring cleaning! The beginning of spring is a popular time to do some deep-down cleaning on your home. This goes for the inside and outside, top to bottom! Many like to organize as well and throw old things away in order to start fresh with the new season! A great way to do this is by using the "out with the old, in with the new" process. Donate any clothes, toys or other items that you don't need anymore and give others a chance to start fresh this spring, too! 



Friday, March 07, 2014

LongIsland.com Alexa Rank Climbs as More Locals Turn to Site Daily for All Things Long Island

 As LongIsland.com continues to expand its localized information, news, and resources, its Alexa.com ranking has continued to climb. As of February 26th, the site's US Ranking is 8,866, a significant jump from the previous year - in July of 2013, LongIsland.com US Ranking was 12,978. Alexa Rankings are determined by comparing how well a website is performing in comparison to all other websites on the internet over the period of the past three months. For almost two decades, Alexa has been the premier online tool for tracking the success and popularity of websites.

Since relaunching LongIsland.com in March of 2012, the Long Island Media team has continued to expand the site's content and resources, including its ever-popular Things to Do Section, thorough Resources and helpful Guides, and its extensive Business Directory, as well as countless other sections throughout the site. With the number of daily visitors continuing to grow, its no surprise that LongIsland.com's Alexa Ranking has jumped so significantly from 2013, moving up thousands of places in a matter of just a few months.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Break out Your Masks & Beads for Mardi Gras!

 Mardi Gras is right around the corner and celebrations full of rich eating and partying are underway. Mardi Gras, also known as "Fat Tuesday" and "Carnival season" to most Americans, is held the day before Ash Wednesday and follows unique traditions to celebrate. Although the Mardi Gras traditions differ from city to city, most include dressing up in fun costumes and decorative masks while wearing multiple strands of colorful beads around their necks as they wander through the streets during parades and parties.