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.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016's 2016 September Family Fun Guide: Fall Festivals, Apple Picking, 5k Runs, Outdoor Fun & More!

September has begun, and that means there are only a couple more weeks of summer left to enjoy. As temperatures slowly wane from hot summer weather to cooler autumnal conditions, Long Islanders will be enjoying both the end of summer and the start of fall. There will be plenty of festivals, charity runs, outdoor activities, and other ways to enjoy September across LI, from outdoor carnivals to indoor art galleries.

Locals looking to bring some fresh food into their homes will also enjoy all the fall farmers markets and the start of apple-picking season!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016’s 2016 Labor Day Weekend Guide

We're less than two weeks away from Labor Day, and Long Islanders are sure to have a lot of fun as they enjoy their holiday weekend. Many residents will certainly be having a backyard barbecue to send off the summer, and others will be heading out to some of the special events happening around the Island. Street fairs, historic walking tours, baseball outings, live concerts,  and stage shows will be but a few of the activities happening across LI over Labor Day Weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Check Out The Perseid Meteor Shower's Peak August 11th & 12th Right Here on Long Island!

 What could very well turn out to be the best night for stargazers all year long is almost upon us. Astronomers are predicting a big outburst from the Perseid meteors as they peak between the evening of August 11th and morning of August 12th, potentially lighting the sky with as many as 200 meteors per hour. 

The actual number of visible meteors will vary depending on when they peak–if the outburst occurs earlier Thursday night there won't be quite as much to see, but if it occurs later Friday morning in the pre-dawn hours it could be quite the stunning display.

Photo by Kim MyoungSung, via WikiCommons. (CC BY 2.0)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016's 2016 August Family Fun Guide: Family Festivals, Outdoor Concerts, Nature Events & More!

August is finally here, and with the Summer in full swing, the fun isn't stopping anytime soon here on Long Island - this month is packed with tons of great outdoor concerts, festivals, fairs, family fun, and more things to do than you'll know what to do with! No matter what you enjoy, there's something for everyone this August here on Long Island - with some free time, and some imagination, you can send Summer out with a splash! 

Photo by Nadine Wegner, via Free Images.

Friday, July 15, 2016's 2016 July Family Fun Guide: Fireworks, Festivals, Car Shows & More!

July is packed with tons of fun from start to finish, and while the 4th of July has come and gone, there's still plenty of ways to make the most out of the month! There are tons of Main Street Festival Days, 5ks, Outdoor Excursions happening across the Island this July, as well as countless ways to beat the heat! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016's 2016 4th of July Weekend Fun Guide: Spectacular Fireworks, Family Festivals & More!

 Independence Day is less than two weeks away - how will you be celebrating 4th of July this year? There's plenty of great ways to enjoy the holiday weekend right here on Long Island - from firework displays, to festivals, fairs, BBQs, fun in the sun, and more, there's something for everyone this Independence Day Weekend! 

If you're ready to get your fun on this 4th of July, you've come to the right place - you won't need to look far this Independence Day for a weekend's worth of entertainment!