Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Berries Galore: Where To Pick Long Island's Juiciest Fruits

Spring has arrived on Long Island, and that means berry-picking season won't be far behind. While it is certainly convenient to stop by the grocery store for a package of fruit, there's nothing quite like plucking your own fresh berries straight off the vine. 

You don't even need to grow the berries yourself, as LI is full of farms where you can go to pick as many strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and other fruit as you like. 

Of course, you'll want to check that each respective fruit is in season before you head out to the farm.

Photo by William Stadler, via Free Images.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016's 2016 May Family Fun Guide: Spring Celebrations, Fabulous 5ks, Warm Weather Fun & More!

Spring is finally hitting its stride here on Long Island as April’s Showers have lifted and revealed the bright blue skies of May!  Thanks to the traditionally warm temperatures and lush greenery that Long Island experiences during the spring months, Fairs and Festivals are perhaps the centerpiece of May's entertainment slate!

Whether you're shopping around for crafts or on the hunt for homemade treats that will make your mouth water, these events are perfect for the entire family to enjoy!

To check out the May 2016 Family Fun Guide on, click here!

Photo by Eric Danley, via Flickr.

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!