Monday, May 11, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015: Celebrate with Fireworks, Parades, BBQs & Lots of Family Fun!

 Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and this year, there's tons of great local fun happening that you won't want to miss out on all weekend long! Known as the "Unofficial Start to Summer", Memorial Day Weekend is packed with events honoring Long Island's local heroes, including firework displays, parades, festivals, and of course the Jones Beach Air Show. If you're still in the midst of planning your Memorial Day Weekend Fun, not to worry - we've rounded up all of the best local events & things to do this Memorial Day Weekend into an easy to read Guide!
Celebrated the last Monday of May each year, Memorial Day is a US Federal Holiday that honors the men & women of the US Armed Forces who gave their lives to protect our country. No matter how you plan to spend Memorial Day weekend, while you're enjoying the celebrations and having fun, be sure to stop for a moment, and remember what the holiday is all about, and make time to honor those who have given their lives to protect us.

To get the scoop on all the Memorial Day Weekend Fun happening on LI, click here!

Photo of the Blue Angels at the 2014 Jones Beach Air Show by Tom Lomino, via LongIsland.com.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

LongIsland.com's 2015 May Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Fairs Fireworks & Tons of Warm Weather Fun!

 Things are really starting to warm up here on Long Island as we enter the month of May. Now that April’s Showers have come and gone, there are even more car shows, festivals, fairs, and other great outdoor events happening across the Island! May is sure to be a ton of fun from beginning to end, with the last weekend of the month, Memorial Day Weekend, topping off the fun with fireworks, fairs, picnics, and more fun things to do  than you’ll know what to do with! 

Known as the Unofficial Start of Summer, Memorial Day is celebrated for an entire long weekend here on Long Island, and whether you’re planning to enjoy a day at the beach, head over to one of the many fairs & festivals happening that weekend, or relax and BBQ at home, there’s tons of great fun happening over the holiday weekend!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater's 2015 Concert Calendar

Whether you love to rock out, you're LI's biggest country music fan, or you're a pop music fanatic, this year's Concert Calendar at Jones Beach Theater has something for everyone! The fun kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with the annual Jones Beach Air Show, and doesn't stop all Summer long - big acts including the Dave Matthews Band, Tim McGraw, Train, Fall Out Boy, Def Leppard, and many more will be making stops at the Jones Beach Theater as part of their 2015 Concert Tours! Make the most out of the Summer at Jones Beach Theater, and indulge in a Long Island tradition that's been enjoyed by Long Islanders for generations!  

Photo by R. Sullivan via WikiCommons. (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Friday, April 17, 2015

Support Our Planet Earth by Attending Some Fun & Educational Earth Day Events!

Earth Day is right around the corner - how will you be celebrating? This year, there are tons of great ways to celebrate Earth Day across Long Island on April 22nd, as well as the weekends before & after the holiday! No matter how you choose to celebrate Earth Day, remember - even making the smallest of changes can have a big impact. From pledging to recycle all your plastic bottles, to taking shorter showers to help conserve water, there are countless small steps you can take every day to help keep Long Island green! 


Photo by Cobrasoft, via Free Images.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lyrid Meteor Shower Expected to Offer Stunning Celestial Display April 22nd & 23rd!

What better way to signal an end to the long, cold, blustery winter we’ve had this year than by celebrating with some early-spring cloud watching and stargazing? This April, the Lyrid Meteor Shower offers the perfect excuse to spend a little extra time outside this month taking in the beauty of the day and night skies on Long Island! 
The shower is active each year from April 16th to 25th, but you can expect to see the greatest number of meteors falling the during the peak of the show between April 22nd and 23rd. This will be most visible in the hours preceding dawn on both days, though experts say the early morning hours of April 23rd will offer the brightest views. Forecasters expect to see 10 to 20 meteors throughout the shower, but during the peak it may be possible to see more than 100 meteors an hour.

Click here to find out more about the 2015 Lyrid Meteor Shower!


Photo by C M Handler, via WikiCommons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Sunday, April 05, 2015

LongIsland.com's 2015 April Family Fun Guide: Celebrate Spring, Enjoy the Outdoors, Fun Festive Fairs & More!

Spring is in full swing, and this April, there’s tons of fun happening right here on Long Island in celebration of the season! April kicks off with Easter Celebrations - from Family Friendly Brunches & Egg Hunts, and even some Car Shows - the fun keeps on coming all month long! With the snow all gone, and warmer weather on the horizon, it’s no wonder Long Island is getting Spring Fever.

whether you're amped up for enjoying the Great Outdoors, you're itching to enjoy Springtime on the East End, or you're just looking to plan a day of Family Fun, we've got you covered! 


Photo by Amy Burton, via Free Images

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Just Kidding Around: Safe & Fun April Fools’ Day Pranks for Kids

Who doesn't love a good joke? April Fools' Day is here, and if this funny holiday is one you look forward to all year, then you won't want to miss out on these great gags that will have your whole family in stitches! 

We've put together some of our favorite funny & harmless pranks that will be a load of laughs for your whole family!

From subtle jokes that will give you a chuckle, to hilarious hoaxes that will give you full-blown belly laughs, we've got some great gags that are sure to make this April Fools' Day one to remember!