Friday, December 06, 2013
You better not pout, you better not cry - Santa Claus is coming to town! This year, the man himself will be making appearances across Long Island so that all the good little girls & boys can tell him all about their Christmas wishes. Meeting Santa has been a holiday tradition for ages, and luckily for Long Island, there will be plenty of opportunities before Christmas to sit down with Santa, and even snap a photo - he's making appearances in both Nassau & Suffolk daily! Get your Christmas List ready, and put on your holiday best - it's time to meet Santa, and make sure he knows what you REALLY want this Christmas!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Hanukkah is well under way, and Christmas is right around the corner, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and gone, it's time to kick it into high gear when it comes to holiday shopping. This year, there are dozens of craft fairs and festivals happening throughout the month of December here on Long Island - perfect for finding just the right gift for everyone on your list. Holiday Craft Fairs are filled with local vendors that have lovingly created handmade items such as jewelry, candles, clothing, gourmet food, and a wide variety of unique gifts. This holiday, why not shop local, and give the gift of handmade crafts!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and for many, that means relaxing, and spending some extra time with friends and family. For others however, it means the official start to the holiday shopping season is here - the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day of the entire year, with retailers offering a wide variety of incredible discounts and sweet sales to entice shoppers to get started on their holiday shopping.
If you're not sure where to start looking when it comes to these seasonal sales, then you're in luck - we've got the scoop on all the Best Black Friday Sales happening right here on Long Island, and we've put together a handy guide featuring the scoop on what stores open when, and highlights of the Steals & Deals you'll find this Black Friday.
If you're ready ready to get out there and get saving, then you won't want to miss LongIsland.com's Annual Black Friday Shopping Guide - click here for details!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Let's face it - preparing and carving the perfect turkey on Thanksgiving is a task that many of us find daunting - the turkey is the centerpiece of one of the biggest meals you and your family will enjoy the entire year! This year, to help you enjoy a more stress-free holiday, we've put together some great tips and tricks for selecting, preparing, and serving your Thanksgiving Turkey, including insights from industry pros who know how best to prepare the bird.
Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving at your home for the first time this year, or you're simply looking to refine your cooking and carving skills, we've got some great tips that are sure to make this holiday's meal mouthwatering, and simpler than ever before!
Friday, November 15, 2013
For years now, retailers have been opening their doors earlier and earlier for Black Friday Sales. This year, numerous big box chains across the country have made the decision to open up during dinnertime on Thanksgiving - a move that has proven to be controversial with consumers and retail employees alike. In this Black Friday exclusive, we've spoken with local retail employees, small business owners, and consumers - find out what Long Island has to say about this new shopping trend that many feel has begun to trample Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as we enter the holiday season, it is important to remember that across Long Island, there are locals who may not be as fortunate this year, and could use a helping hand from their neighbors. Thankfully, there are numerous food pantries in Nassau and Suffolk that are here to support Long Islanders in their time of need, and this holiday season, they're asking for your help when it comes to collecting food and supplies. With the recent cut in SNAP benefits for many Long Islanders, it's more important than ever before to give what you can, and help out those in need.
For the scoop on how you can get involved with one of these local food pantries, and to find out how you can make someone's holiday season a bit more bright, check out Today's Top Ten - we've got the scoop on the local organizations you'll want to work with this holiday season, as well as the scoop on what they're in need of in terms of donations.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
This upcoming Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day, and across Long Island, there are numerous events happening this upcoming weekend, as well as on the holiday itself honoring local veterans for their service in the United States Armed Forces, and protect our country, and way of life. Whether a member of your family has served, or you're simply looking to honor local heroes, you'll have plenty of opportunities not only to honor Long Island Veterans this weekend, but to give back, and support numerous Veterans Causes, ranging from assisting retired veterans, and active military.