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! 


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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!


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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! 


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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!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Celebrate Easter with an Amazing Sunday Brunch!

Easter is full of fun traditions that families enjoy carrying on each year. What traditions do you partake in during this holiday? Many enjoy traditions such as church, baskets full of candy, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny. Why not add Easter Brunches to the list? 

Long Island has numerous restaurants that are offering Easter Brunch for the entire family. Take a peek here and find a location nearest you!


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day Parades 2015: Celebrate Saint Pat's Right Here on LI!

 Saint Patrick's Day is almost here, and this year, LI will be celebrating with tons of amazing holiday parades! This March, in honor of Saint Patrick's Day you’ll be encountering masses of people decked out from head to toe in green traveling down town streets across Long Island surrounded by even more people celebrating on the sidewalks cheering them on. Attending a Saint Patty's Day Parade is a ton of fun, and is sure to become an annual tradition for you, your friends, and family.

Whether you’re Irish, or simply Irish-at-heart, everyone can enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Grab your best green garb, and find out where you can attend a St. Pat’s Day Parade this year right here on Long Island!

For the scoop on all of LI's Saint Pat's Parades, click here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Movies & TV Shows Shot Here on Long Island

Not only is Long Island an ideal place to live and visit, it is also an ideal place to shoot movies and television shows!  

Over the years many different films, and TV shows, have been filmed on Long Island from all the way back when film was shot in black and white, to nowadays with CGI and block buster budgets. From silver screen classics such as Citizen Kane, to modern day TV Show hits such as Boardwalk Empire & Gossip Girl, countless television shows and movies have used Long Island as their backdrop. Check out which of your favorite films and TV shows were filmed right in your own hometown!

For the scoop on what shows & movies were filmed on Long Island, click here!

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