Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Long Island's Real Haunts: Local Landmarks Packed with REAL Scares

This October, as you're gearing up to check out some of the Haunted Houses around Long Island, you might be wondering - are these attractions really haunted? Although we can't confirm whether or not the fun filled Haunted Houses that are open to the public each Autumn are actually haunted, we can tell you that according to lots of local folklore and legend, that there are plenty of places here on Long Island that are believe to actually be haunted. From the notorious Kings Park Psychiatric Center, with its looming, ominous abandoned buildings, to Lake Ronkonkoma, which is said to be haunted by the souls of those that drowned there, Long Island is home to a ton of haunted history that's absolutely fascinating - if you're brave enough to read about it!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sink a Hole-In-One in Celebration of National Mini Golf Day!

 Who doesn't love a good round of Mini Golf? If putt putt is one of your favorite pastimes, then you're in luck! September 21st is National Mini Golf Day, and there are plenty of great places to play right here on Long Island! Whether you're a putting pro, or you're just looking for a fun way to get out and enjoy the day, Mini Golf offers fun for everyone. A round of mini golf is the perfect way to get to know someone on a first date, or to entertain the kids on a warm Fall afternoon - it's a ton of fun no matter what! 


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Awesome Apple Picking Places & Helpful Tips

The Pick Your Own Apples Season is officially here! Get the whole family together and enjoy a beautiful day outside, basking in the fall foliage picking fresh, crisp apples at one of the local orchards. Long Island has many different varieties of apples to choose from and afterwards you can bake your pickings into a delicious pie or tart! This Fall Tradition is sure to be fun for kids of all ages, and everyone in your family - so don't miss out this year!  

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

LongIsland.com’s September Family Fun Guide: Getting into the Fall Spirit with Festivals, Fairs, and Live Music!

September isn't all about back-to-school and the end of summer! September marks the beginning of fall, one of the most beautiful times of year, especially here on Long Island. Enjoy the brisk weather, take part in the festive fall fairs & festivals, and go out and listen to some of the last live outdoor musical performances of the season. Be sure to make the most out of this fall extravaganza that only comes around once a year.


Labor Day Weekend Fun: Enjoy the Holiday Weekend Rain or Shine!

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer and the start of the new school year. This holiday weekend is your chance to say farewell to summer and end it with a bang! Unfortunately with rain and clouds foreseen coming in over the holiday weekend some party plans will have to be postponed or cancelled. Don't fret though! No matter the weather, there is always something to do on Long Island, rain or shine. Go to the theater and see this week's top blockbuster movie, go out to a new restaurant that you've been meaning to try, or move your outdoor affair inside!
For all the best Indoor Labor Day Weekend Fun, click here!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LongIsland.com’s 2014 Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean the fun is stopping any time soon! Labor Day Weekend is little more than a week a way, and this year, Long Islanders are in luck, because the entire weekend is packed with tons of holiday fun! Whether you're looking for a laid back way to say goodbye to Summer with your friends, or you're looking to enjoy one last Big Hurrah with the family before the kids go back to school, we've got you covered with all of the best Labor Day Weekend Events and Things to Do. From the best festivals, fairs, concerts, nightlife and events, to fun ideas like enjoying a day at the beach, or hosting the Ultimate Goodbye Summer BBQ, we've got the scoop on all the best ways to make the most out of your three day holiday weekend! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shark Week on Long Island: What to Know About Sharks in Our Waters



This weekend marked the beginning of Shark Week - the Discovery Channel's annual celebration of all things shark-y! Although locals do not typically associate shark encounters with Long Island's sandy shores, there have been numerous occasions where sharks have been spotted along our coasts - a twenty six footer washed up in Babylon just last year!

To find out more about staying safe during a shark encounter, and for more local Shocking Shark Stats, click here!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

LongIsland.com's August Family Fun Guide - Summer Fun, Festivals, Concerts, & More!

The end of summer is near but August is still jam packed with fun things to do. Make the most out of the rest of your summer by attending some of Long Island's fairs, festivals, car shows, and concerts. There will be plenty of food, fun, and entertainment for both children and adults. Get out there and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather while you still can. Whether you're a kid trying to squeeze the last moments of Summer fun out of the season, or you're simply a kid at heart that enjoys the warm weather, we've got you covered with the scoop on all the best local fun happening on Long Island this August.