Wednesday, October 12, 2016'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'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!
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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)