Wednesday, April 06, 2016

New York City Visitors Guide: Plan Your NYC Day Trip!

One of the best parts of living on Long Island is being able to enjoy all the benefits of suburban life while being just a short trip away from the biggest city in the country. From Times Square to Broadway, and the Statue of Liberty to the Bronx Zoo, there are countless ways to enjoy a day in New York City, but you'll want to plan ahead of time if you're visiting some of the major attractions.

Many shows both on and off Broadway tend to sell out quickly, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance. Take a look at the city's most popular attractions and plan your next trip to NYC!

Photo by MM, via WikiCommons.(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Friday, April 01, 2016's 2016 April Family Fun Guide: Spring Into Fun with Festivals, Fairs, & Outdoor Adventures!

April is already revving up to be a ton of fun with a variety of Car and Motorcycle Shows, tons Family Festivals & Fairs to choose from, amazing concerts, exhilarating 5k runs, outdoor excitement and so much more - there's something fun for everyone this April!  

But the fun doesn’t stop there, because despite Earth Day being a holiday dedicated to a single day, the celebrations are spread across the entire month! 

Family Fun Fishing Tournament, courtesy of Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016's 2016 March Family Fun Guide: Celebrating St. Pat's Across the Island, Welcoming Spring with Tons of Fun & Exciting Entertainment

 We’ve made it most of the way through Winter, but as the saying goes, March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb, which means there’s plenty of Winter and Spring Fun happening all throughout the month of March here on Long Island. 

From the highly-anticipated Saint Patrick's Day Parades which will be making their way down Main Streets across Long Island, to the Spring Festivals & Fairs that will be welcoming the season, and egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts and other holiday celebrations, Long Island has really struck gold with the month's upcoming events and things to do!

Photo of the 2015 Farmingdale St. Pat's Parade by Reader Kevin Porzelt.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Entertainment Guide: Parades, Fun Events & Things to Do to Celebrate on LI!

Get out there this March, dressed from head to toe in your best green garb and celebrate St. Patrick's Day at one of the many upcoming holiday events happening on Long Island throughout the month! From Saint Patty's Day Parades marching down Main Streets across the Island, to festive concerts where you can enjoy traditional & modern Irish music, to celebrations and fun happening at pubs, community centers, and parks across LI, there's tons of fun happening all month long across LI in honor of Saint Pat. 

Whether you're Irish, or Irish at Heart, you won't want to miss out on this year's festivities.  

Pictured: The 25th Annual Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day Parade, photo courtesy of the Bayport-Bluepoint Chamber.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Celebrate Saint Pat's in Style at a St. Patrick's Day Parade This March!

It just wouldn't be Saint Patrick's Day without a parade, now would it? Across Long Island, Main Streets are making way for Saint Paddy's Day Parades that are sure to be a ton of fun for the local Irish Community, and those of us who are "Irish at Heart". These community events are always a blast, and they'll be taking place on weekends all throughout the month of March this year, kicking off the first weekend of the month in Kings Park, and wrapping up Saint Patrick's Day Weekend with tons of parades the weekend after the holiday. So grab your best green garb, and get out there - it's time to celebrate the Emerald Isle - with a Long Island twist of course!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016’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.