Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LongIsland.com's 2016 December Family Fun Guide: Holiday Lightings & Light Shows, Winter Festivals, & New Year's Entertainment

 
A holiday vignette at the GSSC's Holiday Light Show.
 Now that Thanksgiving has come & gone, it's beginning to feel like Christmas here on Long Island, with locals beginning to deck the halls, and holiday cheer is plentiful from Manhattan to Montauk. 

Throughout the month of December, there are lots of great holiday events for the whole family - from Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremonies kicking off the season, to Holiday Craft Fairs hosted across the Island throughout the month, to the iconic Holiday Light Show, hosted by the GSSC, there is plenty of fun happening all month long - from start to finish! 

Even as we say goodbye to 2016, the fun doesn't stop - there's countless NYE Bashes happening on the 31st to welcome in 2017, ranging from festive family fun to extravagant nights on the town.

Monday, November 14, 2016

2016 Turkey Trots Across LI - Get Your Exercise on Before Sitting Down to Dinner This Holiday!



Over the years, Turkey Trots have become a beloved tradition here on Long Island, with towns ranging from the most western parts of Nassau, all the way out to the East End hosting Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving Morning. These fun runs are typically 5k & 10k Runs and Walks, with many including a 1k Fun Run for the little ones to enjoy. 

Why not get a jump on your holiday fun this year, and sign up for one of this year's annual trots? They're a great way to get some exercise and fresh air before the traditional holiday meal to follow in the evening. 

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

LongIsland.com's 2016 November Family Fun Guide: Turkey Trots, Fall Festivals, Concerts, Thanksgiving Dinners & More!


 

November is well under way, and with Thanksgiving & the Holiday Season right around the corner, there's plenty of festive fun happening across the Island! From Holiday Boutiques & Crafts Fairs to help you get a jump start on your Christmas & Hanukah Shopping Lists, to exhilarating Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots, and other family fun happening throughout the month, November is packed with festivities! 

Photo by Yousif Waleed, via Free Images.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LongIsland.com's 2016 October Family Fun Guide: Fall Festivals, Concerts, Charity Events & More!


With Autumn in full swing, October is one of the most fun-filled months of the year here on Long Island. From weekends spent out in the pumpkin patch hunting for the perfect gourd to carve, to Fall Festivals that have been a family tradition for generations, and thrill-filled haunted houses, where you can get your fill of scares for the season, October is packed with all sorts of fun for everyone, whether you love to indulge in family-friendly Fall Fun, or Halloween is your favorite holiday. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

LongIsland.com's 2016 Halloween Guide: Ghoulishly-Good Haunted Houses, Safe Trick-or-Treating & More!



Halloween may only last for 24 hours, but Long Island's celebrations take over the entire month of October! During the day, families and little goblins have plenty of pumpkin patches and corn mazes to choose from. Plus, in the days leading up to Halloween, kids will be able to feast on sugary treats at safe trick-or-treating events in local towns.

For the older thrill-seekers looking for the scare of a lifetime, there are a number of haunted houses that are eagerly awaiting their newest visitors! With all of this fun to be had, there's no time to waste! Grab your mask and your trick-or-treating bucket and get ready for the most packed Halloween Long Island has ever seen!

Photo by Greg Jordan, via Free Images.

Where to Go to Get Lost in a Corn Maze This Fall on Long Island



Put your navigation and team work skills to the test by heading into a Long Island corn maze with friends or family this fall! Corn mazes not only provide a fun way to spend an afternoon, but they provide the perfect excuse for getting outside and enjoying the crisp, fall weather, and getting a look at the beautiful, changing foliage.

Whether you're an adult or child, corn mazes are the perfect activity for everyone. Many places even offer mazes made specifically with kids in mind! 

Photo by Jonathan Kendrick, via Free Images.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fun Festivals & Fairs Taking Place This Fall on Long Island

 
Celebrate the festive, fall spirit, and all that this beautiful season has to offer, at a Long Island fair or festival taking place this autumn!

Browse the booths of local vendors and artisans, watch as the kids participate in fun thematic activities like pumpkin decorating and bobbing for apples, listen to live music, enjoy outdoor entertainment and much more!
For all of LI's Best Fall Fests, Click Here!
Photo by pychap, via Flickr.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrate Fall with a Family Favorite: Go Apple Picking This Autumn with the Whole Family!



When it comes to traditional fall fun, there's no better way to kick off the season than with apple picking! From Red Delicious to Granny Smith to Honeycrisp, many local orchards are currently offering U-Pick apples with various varieties to pick from giving you the unique opportunity to select the true apple, or apples, of your eye. 

Whether you're planning on taking a bite out of your pickings, baking them into an aromatic pie, or making them into a ready to sip on cider, one of the best things of all about apple picking is it provides enjoyment during and after the beloved fall activity.


Photo by Brian Berke, via Flickr.