Wednesday, December 31, 2014’s 2015 January Family Fun Guide: Ring in the New Year with Tons of Activities, Events & Winter Fun!

Hello 2015! Welcome to a new year and a new month here on Long Island! Despite the cold weather, shorter hours of sunlight, and anticipation of snow, there is still tons of fun to look forward to throughout the month of January! Go out and see one of your favorite bands play live at a local Long Island venue, spend some time on the ice at a nearby ice skating rink, pick up some fresh produce at a seasonal Winter farmer’s market, the options are endless!

No matter what you decide to do, have some fun! Be sure to make the most out of your January, and you can start by checking out these great events and activities happening this month on Long Island!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ringing in the New Year: Watching the Ball Drop at Home

If you’re not one of the millions of people planning on heading to Times Square in New York City to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, then you are free to watch the ball drop right from the comfort of home! Instead of standing out in the cold, huddled with masses of people all vying for a good spot to watch the festivities, all you need to do is turn on the television! “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” will air Wednesday, December 31st on ABC beginning at 8 p.m.

While the traditional countdown to midnight in Times Square will be led live by Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy will also be live from Times Square with some show-stopping performances from Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, MAGIC and Florida Georgia Line. Additions performances from Nashville, featuring Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum, and Brooklyn, featuring Elton John will also be broadcasted.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Break Staycation Fun: Make the Most Out of the Holiday Break This Year!

Winter break is almost here! Which means, very soon all of the kids will be out of school and back at home just in time to celebrate the holidays with their families. If you have a child who is eagerly counting down to Winter Break, make their Winter Break that much better by engaging in some Winter Break staycation fun! From strapping on some skates and going for a glide on the ice, to heading to the theaters to see this season’s big movie blockbusters, there’s always tons of great things to do here on Long Island - no matter the season!

Photo by Lotus Head, via Free Images.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014's 2015 New Year's Entertainment Guide: Welcome 2015 in Style Right Here on Long Island!

From beginning to end, this year has been packed with great entertainment, things to do, and family fun, and is sure to be a year that we’ll all remember. With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to celebrate 2014, while ringing in 2015 - how do you plan on spending New Year’s Eve this year? 

Whether you’re looking for the best local hot spots to celebrate with your friends, or you’re looking for some family friendly ways to welcome 2015 with the little ones, we’ve got you covered with the scoop on ALL the best New Year’s Eve Fun happening all across Long Island this December 31st! 

No matter how you choose to celebrate this New Year's Eve, make sure you stay safe, and from all of us here at - have a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year!

For's New Year's Eve Guide, Click Here

Photo by Stephanie Berghaeuser, via Free Images.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014’s 2014 December Family Fun Guide: Festive Fun, Holiday Cheer, and Joyous Tidings

This December is jam packed with joyous holiday happenings and events sure to bring a smile to your face. From Hanukkah to Christmas to New year's Eve, there is never a dull moment in the month of December! Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit this month by visiting the various holiday craft fairs, Christmas tree & menorah lightings, bright holiday light shows and other festive Winter events taking place right here on Long Island!

Photo by Julia Tikhonova, via Free Images.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winter Bucket List 2014: Long Island's Indoor & Outdoor Seasonal Fun That You Won't Want to Miss!

Winter isn't here quite yet, but across Long Island, locals are getting an early start on Winter Fun! Whether you love spending the day outdoors, making the most of the cold weather, or you're more comfortable curled up by the fire, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the Winter Months this year - from start to finish! 

From tree & menorah lightings filled with holiday cheer, to sledding, snowboarding, and fun afternoons spent at a local museum, there are plenty of great ways to make the most out of the Winter - you just have to know where to look! 

For the scoop on this season's best fun, check out's 2014 Winter Bucket List!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Top Ten Long Island Turkey Trots for 2014

 Looking for a fun way to get into the holiday spirit? Why not attend a local Turkey Trot! Across Long Island, folks will be running, walking, and of course trotting down local trails and paths on Thanksgiving Morning - a great way to get the blood flowing before you dig into your Thanksgiving Dinner! 

Whether you're an avid runner, or you just enjoy getting outdoors and enjoying the Fall Weather, turkey trots can be a ton of fun for the whole family.  Follow the link below to find out where you can trot along this Thanksgiving - this is a fun family event you won't want to miss this holiday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Light Shows Brighten Up Winter 2014-2015

This holiday season is gearing up to be a great one - with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there's plenty of festive fun beginning right here on Long Island! This Holiday Season, if you're looking to do something extra special with your friends and family, you'll want to check out one of the wonderful Light Shows coming to the Island this year - the GSSC's 11th Annual Holiday Light Show, and the Jones Beach "Holiday Lights Spectacular." Grab your hot cocoa, and load up your car - it's time for some serious holiday fun!

Pictured: A snapshot from the GSSC's 2013 Holiday Light Show.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014’s 2014 November Family Fun Guide: Turkey Trots, Thanksgiving Dinners, Veteran’s Day Events & More!

October has come and gone, and November is finally here, bringing with it all sorts of fun! From Veterans' Day Events honoring those who have served our country, to Thanksgiving Feasts, Turkey Trots and Seasonal Festivals, there is plenty of great fun happening this month that you won't want to miss! 

Whether you enjoy connecting with nature on a brisk Fall walk, or you're ready to get your shop on at a local craft fair,'s November Guide has the scoop on all the best fun that you'll want to enjoy this November - click the link below out more!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

All Spooked Out? Get the Scoop on Scare-Free Fun this Halloween Weekend

Halloween can be a ton of fun, but if you're sick of the Spooks and Scares that come along with the holiday, but you still want to go out and have some fun this weekend, you're in luck! This weekend there will be plenty of regular, scare-free fun in addition to the Halloween Happenings that will be taking place across the Island, and to make things easier for you, we've put together a great guide of Scare-Free Fun for Halloween Weekend! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tips & Tricks for Carving the Perfect Pumpkin this Halloween

Carving up pumpkins for Halloween is a huge tradition here on Long Island, especially with so many local farms available to patrons looking to freshly pick them themselves. Did you know that you could use a drill instead of a knife to carve up those pesky detail-oriented aspects of your pumpkin? Do you know where the tradition of carving up pumpkins into Jack O’ lanterns originated? If the answer to these questions is no then it’s time to read up on all about pumpkin carving for 2014! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014's 2014 Haunted House Reviews

Here on Long Island Halloween has truly become a season of its own. Stretching into September, October, and November this year, it would be a shame to miss out on all of the terrifying haunted houses and spooktacular entertainment that is lined up thru November. If you’re an eager thrill seeker looking for a scary-good time be sure to check out our reviews of these horrifying haunts inhabiting the Island this Halloween season. It makes no difference whether you’re looking for some family friendly Halloween fun or some seriously shocking scares, Long Island has it all to keep guests of all ages, and scare levels, satisfied.

Monday, October 06, 2014’s 2014 October Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Fairs, Haunts, & tons of Fall Fun!

October is one of the most festive months of the year. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches, hayrides to apple picking, there truly is never a dull moment. Get out there and enjoy the crisp, cool weather, beautiful scenery and breathtaking Autumn foliage while it lasts. It makes no difference whether you’re a kid, teen, or adult, you are guaranteed to find some fun Fall events, activities and happenings on Long Island just for you. 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

2014 Halloween Guide: Haunted Houses, Trick-or-Treating & Tons of Scary-Good Fun!

Halloween season is upon us and what better way to celebrate in style than with spooky haunted houses, plenty of pumpkin picking, complicated corn mazes, and kid-friendly haunted happenings! Whether you enjoy seriously scary attractions, or prefer more wholesome happenings, there is something for everyone to enjoy here on Long Island to make the most out of their October. Don’t wait too long though! These festive Fall activities won’t be around for long!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Long Island's Real Haunts: Local Landmarks Packed with REAL Scares

This October, as you're gearing up to check out some of the Haunted Houses around Long Island, you might be wondering - are these attractions really haunted? Although we can't confirm whether or not the fun filled Haunted Houses that are open to the public each Autumn are actually haunted, we can tell you that according to lots of local folklore and legend, that there are plenty of places here on Long Island that are believe to actually be haunted. From the notorious Kings Park Psychiatric Center, with its looming, ominous abandoned buildings, to Lake Ronkonkoma, which is said to be haunted by the souls of those that drowned there, Long Island is home to a ton of haunted history that's absolutely fascinating - if you're brave enough to read about it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sink a Hole-In-One in Celebration of National Mini Golf Day!

 Who doesn't love a good round of Mini Golf? If putt putt is one of your favorite pastimes, then you're in luck! September 21st is National Mini Golf Day, and there are plenty of great places to play right here on Long Island! Whether you're a putting pro, or you're just looking for a fun way to get out and enjoy the day, Mini Golf offers fun for everyone. A round of mini golf is the perfect way to get to know someone on a first date, or to entertain the kids on a warm Fall afternoon - it's a ton of fun no matter what! 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Awesome Apple Picking Places & Helpful Tips

The Pick Your Own Apples Season is officially here! Get the whole family together and enjoy a beautiful day outside, basking in the fall foliage picking fresh, crisp apples at one of the local orchards. Long Island has many different varieties of apples to choose from and afterwards you can bake your pickings into a delicious pie or tart! This Fall Tradition is sure to be fun for kids of all ages, and everyone in your family - so don't miss out this year!  

Wednesday, September 03, 2014’s September Family Fun Guide: Getting into the Fall Spirit with Festivals, Fairs, and Live Music!

September isn't all about back-to-school and the end of summer! September marks the beginning of fall, one of the most beautiful times of year, especially here on Long Island. Enjoy the brisk weather, take part in the festive fall fairs & festivals, and go out and listen to some of the last live outdoor musical performances of the season. Be sure to make the most out of this fall extravaganza that only comes around once a year.

Labor Day Weekend Fun: Enjoy the Holiday Weekend Rain or Shine!

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer and the start of the new school year. This holiday weekend is your chance to say farewell to summer and end it with a bang! Unfortunately with rain and clouds foreseen coming in over the holiday weekend some party plans will have to be postponed or cancelled. Don't fret though! No matter the weather, there is always something to do on Long Island, rain or shine. Go to the theater and see this week's top blockbuster movie, go out to a new restaurant that you've been meaning to try, or move your outdoor affair inside!
For all the best Indoor Labor Day Weekend Fun, click here!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014’s 2014 Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean the fun is stopping any time soon! Labor Day Weekend is little more than a week a way, and this year, Long Islanders are in luck, because the entire weekend is packed with tons of holiday fun! Whether you're looking for a laid back way to say goodbye to Summer with your friends, or you're looking to enjoy one last Big Hurrah with the family before the kids go back to school, we've got you covered with all of the best Labor Day Weekend Events and Things to Do. From the best festivals, fairs, concerts, nightlife and events, to fun ideas like enjoying a day at the beach, or hosting the Ultimate Goodbye Summer BBQ, we've got the scoop on all the best ways to make the most out of your three day holiday weekend! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shark Week on Long Island: What to Know About Sharks in Our Waters

This weekend marked the beginning of Shark Week - the Discovery Channel's annual celebration of all things shark-y! Although locals do not typically associate shark encounters with Long Island's sandy shores, there have been numerous occasions where sharks have been spotted along our coasts - a twenty six footer washed up in Babylon just last year!

To find out more about staying safe during a shark encounter, and for more local Shocking Shark Stats, click here!

Thursday, July 31, 2014's August Family Fun Guide - Summer Fun, Festivals, Concerts, & More!

The end of summer is near but August is still jam packed with fun things to do. Make the most out of the rest of your summer by attending some of Long Island's fairs, festivals, car shows, and concerts. There will be plenty of food, fun, and entertainment for both children and adults. Get out there and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather while you still can. Whether you're a kid trying to squeeze the last moments of Summer fun out of the season, or you're simply a kid at heart that enjoys the warm weather, we've got you covered with the scoop on all the best local fun happening on Long Island this August. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Super Star Gazing Spots on Long Island

Nothing is more relaxing than gazing up at the stars on a warm Summer night. Luckily for Long Island, there are plenty of places where you can go stargazing locally that are nice and dark, and far away from the bright city lights. Whether you're a novice, and you simply like looking up at the sky, or Star Gazing is one of your favorite past times, you won't want to miss out on this great list of wonderful places where you can relax, and look up at the sky!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Rockin' Out on the Cheap: Free Summer Concerts on Long Island 2014

This Summer, there are tons of amazing concerts happening right here on Long Island. Luckily for those of us looking to enjoy some frugal fun this season, plenty of them are also free! From special Summer Concert Series that will be held in local towns across the Island, to other great gigs happening at Main Street Days and local venues - this Summer, there are tons of great free concerts that you won't want to miss! This season, make the most out of living on Long Island, and get out there and enjoy some of the local fun - you won't regret it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Long Island’s 2014 4th of July Weekend Guide: Fireworks, Festivals, and Tons of Family Fun!

This year, Long Islanders will be celebrating with tons of fun across LI - from awe-inspiring firework displays, to festivals & carnivals that are sure to be a ton of fun for the whole family, to picnics, BBQs, and of course fun at the beach - there are great ways to celebrate Independence Day no matter how you’d like to spend the day. From Nassau County all the way out to the East End, there are a multitude of celebrations happening, and plenty of opportunities to get in on the fun. 

here’s no reason not to enjoy the holiday and celebrate our great country’s independence - with the 4th falling on a Friday, we’re in for an entire weekend of celebrations and fun! Our great guide has everything you’ve been searching for when it comes to celebrating this 4th of July - check it out!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014's 2014 June Family Fun Guide: Fairs & Festivals, Father's Day, & More Summer Fun!

Looking for the best ways to enjoy the month of June? We've got you covered! Whether you're looking to enjoy some fun in the sun at some of the great upcoming local festivals & fairs, or you're in the mood for an amazing concert experience, we've got you covered! The guide is packed with tons of great ways to enjoy the beautiful weather as we transition from Spring to Summer, as well as lots of fun that the whole family can enjoy this month. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Five Fabulously Fruity Frozen Cocktails

During the warmer months it's nice to take a break from all of the different beers and breweries and enjoy a nice, fruity, thirst quenching cocktail. Perfect for impressing friends with some aesthetically pleasing, colorful drinks or for simply enjoying them yourself while lying out by the pool with a good book. Get out the blender and cocktail shaker and head to your local liquor store or supermarket to start making up some of these fabulous cocktails.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Best Bets for Beaches This Summer on Long Island

 Long Island has always been well-known for it's beaches, and whether you're a local or a tourist, catching some rays & enjoying some fun in the sun is a pastime that can't be passed up this summer! To make things simpler for you this seasons, we've put together a great guide to our favorite beaches across the Island, on both shores, and in both counties. This way, when you're packing up your beach bag, and deciding where to go, you'll be able to pick the best place for you more quickly, and dive right into the fun in the sun! So grab your suit, your flip flops, and get ready - it's time to head to the beach!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Celebrate with Fireworks, Parades, BBQs & Lots of Family Fun!

For many, the three day weekend marks the unofficial start to Summer - the holiday falls on the last Monday of May, and you can really start to feel summer in the air! This year, there will be firework shows, parades, barbecues, and celebrations happening all weekend long across the Island, and if you haven’t yet set in stone how you’ll be celebrating, not to worry! We’ve got a great guide put together for you filled with all of the holiday fun that you’re looking for, from laid back ways to enjoy the weekend, to high octane summer fun.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

National Travel & Tourism Week on Long Island - Check Out The Best Local Attractions & Landmarks!

 Long Island is home to many amazing attractions - from Belmont Raceway, to the East End's iconic Montauk Lighthouse, LI is packed with noteworthy attractions from end to end. This week is National Travel & Tourism Week - why not check out some of our local landmarks in celebration? With so many great things to see, and places to go, you could spend the whole week checking out all of the great landmarks and attractions on Long Island, and still not visit them all! This is also a great opportunity to not only get out and enjoy all that Long Island has to offer, but learn a bit more about our local history while you're at it! This week, if you're stumped when it comes to planning fun things to do, then we've got you covered - we've rounded up info on some of the best local landmarks & attractions that call Long Island home - click here to find out more!

Friday, May 02, 2014's 2014 May Family Fun Guide Is Here!

We have officially entered the month of May, and needless to say, the fun has just begun! This month, there are going to be all sorts of great events and things to do here on Long Island - from special events at the local parks, to holiday celebrations the Memorial Day, May is absolutely jam packed with fun - there's really something for everyone! Want the scoop on all the hottest happenings for the month? Then you won't want to miss's May Family Fun Guide - our latest monthly guide for finding the best local happenings all month long. If you're ready to make the most of May, then head over to the site, and check out the guide - you won't be disappointed! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take Small Steps Toward a Greener Lifestyle This Earth Day!

 Today is Earth Day, and around the country and across the Island, folks are celebrating nature in a variety of ways - from community clean up events, to going green pledges, there are lots of ways to help protect the planet, and even small changes can have big benefits! Going Green doesn't have to be overwhelming - making little changes in your life can have a major effect. Not sure how to get started? Not to worry! In honor of Earth Day, we've put together a great guide to small steps that you can take that can help the planet. They're so simple that they'll become habit before you know it - how easy is that! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Look Up at the Sky Day - Here's What to Watch Out For!

 Today, April 14th is Look Up at the Sky Day, and this year, stargazers are in for a real treat! Late late tonight, you'll be able to see a lunar phenomena known as the Blood Moon - a lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear copper in color! In addition to tonight's excitement in the sky, the Lyrid Meteor Shower will also be viewable this week starting on the 16th, although the peak day to view will be next Tuesday, the 22nd.

Looking for somewhere nice and dark where you can Look Up at the Sky? We've got you covered! 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Spring Break Staycations: Make the Best of Spring Break on a Budget

For many local students, Spring Break will begin this upcoming weekend. For kids, this means time to kick back and relax now that midterms are finally over, and the weather is beginning to warm back up. Parents, on the other hand, don't have it so easy - they'll be tasked with coming up with all sorts of creative ways to keep the entire brood entertained for a week or more while school's not in session. For those of you who aren't going away this Spring Break, there's still plenty of fun! We've put together a great guide for parents planning a fun filled staycation this Spring. Whether you're looking for educational fun, you want to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, or you simply are looking for a good excuse to get out of the house, we've got you covered! 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Hop To It: Themed Baskets that Even the Easter Bunny Will Envy

With Easter comes the expectation of baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, and of course Easter Eggs. This year, why not go for something a little different - we've got some great ideas for egg-cellent Easter Basket themes that are sure to please this holiday! No matter who you'll be gifting this holiday, we've got you covered - we've got all sorts of sweet treats for everyone - sports lovers, gardeners, artsy folks, and everyone in between! This year, you can create a basket that even the Easter Bunny himself would be envious of - so what are you waiting for? Hop to it! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Enjoy Harmless Fun with April Fools' Day Pranks for Kids

April Fools' Day is almost here - how will you be celebrating the day with your family? If you're looking for ways to enjoy some harmless, good-natured fun, then you've come to the right place! We've put together some great pranks that are sure to put a smile on everyone's faces this holiday - even those who are getting pranked! Participating in some harmless fun is a great way to teach your kids that you can play a joke without hurting anyone - these simple pranks are sure to elicit big laughs from everyone involved, and are the perfect way to enjoy April Fools' Day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Preparing for the Warmer Weather: Spring into Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived and most of you are heading outdoors to enjoy the weather but a lot are also organizing and giving your home's a fresh feel with the traditional spring cleaning! The beginning of spring is a popular time to do some deep-down cleaning on your home. This goes for the inside and outside, top to bottom! Many like to organize as well and throw old things away in order to start fresh with the new season! A great way to do this is by using the "out with the old, in with the new" process. Donate any clothes, toys or other items that you don't need anymore and give others a chance to start fresh this spring, too! 

Friday, March 07, 2014 Alexa Rank Climbs as More Locals Turn to Site Daily for All Things Long Island

 As continues to expand its localized information, news, and resources, its ranking has continued to climb. As of February 26th, the site's US Ranking is 8,866, a significant jump from the previous year - in July of 2013, US Ranking was 12,978. Alexa Rankings are determined by comparing how well a website is performing in comparison to all other websites on the internet over the period of the past three months. For almost two decades, Alexa has been the premier online tool for tracking the success and popularity of websites.

Since relaunching in March of 2012, the Long Island Media team has continued to expand the site's content and resources, including its ever-popular Things to Do Section, thorough Resources and helpful Guides, and its extensive Business Directory, as well as countless other sections throughout the site. With the number of daily visitors continuing to grow, its no surprise that's Alexa Ranking has jumped so significantly from 2013, moving up thousands of places in a matter of just a few months.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Break out Your Masks & Beads for Mardi Gras!

 Mardi Gras is right around the corner and celebrations full of rich eating and partying are underway. Mardi Gras, also known as "Fat Tuesday" and "Carnival season" to most Americans, is held the day before Ash Wednesday and follows unique traditions to celebrate. Although the Mardi Gras traditions differ from city to city, most include dressing up in fun costumes and decorative masks while wearing multiple strands of colorful beads around their necks as they wander through the streets during parades and parties. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Go for the Gold: Host a Watching Party for the 2014 Winter Olympics!

Looking to host the perfect Olympics Watching Party? Impress your party guests as you enjoy the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with patriotic decor, tasty snacks and friendly competitions and activities for adults and children. These ideas are not only fun for family and friends, but also guarantee to make your hosting experience as fun and stress free as possible! If you're ready to go for the gold when it comes to party-planning, then you won't want to miss these great tips! 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Sweet & Simple Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

 The greatest thing about a child’s Valentines Day is the fun and innocence of it. For some, it’s the perfect holiday to spend with your significant other, however it can also a great time to show your family how much you care. This February, enjoy some bonding time with your kids by participating in these creative crafts together, and help them understand the concept of Valentine’s Day while making one-of-a-kind, heartfelt gifts for their friends and loved ones.
The following crafts are sure to keep everyone entertained on a chilly February day, and the kids are sure to enjoy putting their own personal touch on some of them. These innovative crafts are not too difficult to complete either, so children with basic cutting and gluing skills can easily create them with your help! 

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Winter Storm Warning Goes Into Effect Wednesday, 3 to 5 More Inches of Snow Expected

Just as one winter storm has ended, Long Island needs to get ready, and brace for another. A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect tonight at midnight, and stay active until 6 PM on Wednesday evening. Long Island can expect 3 to 5 more inches of snow on top of the wet, wintery mess that was left behind after Monday's snow storm. 

Tuesday morning was filled with delays on the road, and at schools across Long Island, and it's likely that Wednesday morning will be somewhat similar to Monday and Tuesday - the additional snowfall is sure to bring along additional problems with it. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nassau County SPCA Seeking Donations to Fund Treatment of Brutalized Dog

Earlier this week, the Nassau County SPCA held a press conference about "Miss Harper", a dog that had been brutally maimed. NCSPCA is still investigating the case, and searching for the suspects that viciously removed the dog's ears, and one of her hind legs. In addition to searching for information about this case, they are also asking that local pet lovers to make a donation on behalf of Miss Harper, who will need numerous expensive surgeries, and extensive post-op care. They also announced that once she is healed, they will be looking to find her in a forever-home with a loving family here on Long Island. 

Warning: The above link contains an image of Miss Harper, which may be unsettling for some readers.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Groundhog Day: Get the Scoop on LI's Local Groundhogs

Groundhog Day is just a few days away, and in addition to Punxsutawney, PA's infamous groundhog Phil, Long Island has some groundhogs of our own making predictions this winter! In Holtsville we've got Hal, in Malverne we've got Mel, and out on Staten Island they've got Chuck! With all these groundhogs predicting whether or not winter weather will continue on for 6 more weeks or end early this year, surely one of them is bound to be right! 

Who do you think will make the correct prediction this year? Let us know! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Get Out and Play! Family Fun to Enjoy on a Snow Day

 This season, it seems like Long Island is getting pummeled by snowstorm after snowstorm, so why not make the most of the season and enjoy some winter fun? There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the snow - from building igloos and snowmen, to having a snowball fight with friends, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the winter months. Before you get going, be sure to bundle up - staying warm is an important safety measure you don't want to forget when you're out there enjoying the snow.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Warm Up This Winter With Dance Lessons!

 If you're looking for a fun way to stay active this winter, then why not try something new, and enroll to take dance lessons! Whether you can feel the beat in your feet, or you're new to dancing, taking a class is a fun way to get moving, and learn a new skill! Across Long Island, all sorts of dance classes are offered - ranging from ballet to ballroom, and dance schools are offering lessons for every skill level. This winter, keep your blood flowing by hitting the dance floor - get out there have fun! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cold & Flu Season is Here: How to Fight Back!

The winter weather is here to stay - at least for a few months! One of the biggest worries of winter is the fear of catching the flu, or a nasty cold, which can put you out of commission for days if not caught early on! Although there's no cure for the common cold, there are plenty of ways to combat the symptoms, as well as ward off sickness all together. Being prepared before you've been struck with sickness will help you to avoid missing work, or having the little ones home sick from school this winter.

This season, don't get bested by the flu or a nasty cold - protect yourself ahead of time, and be sure to have the necessary supplies for dealing with the symptoms on hand.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Staying Safe in the Bitter Cold This Winter

Winter weather has truly come out in full force this season on Long Island. Just days into 2014, we've already been hit by a blizzard, and the Island is now experiencing extreme cold temperatures with a wind chill well below 0 degrees due to an unusual weather phenomena known as a Polar Vortex. As you head outdoors and into the cold, it's important to stay bundled up, and protected from the elements, but there are many other ways to ensure that you and your family stay safe this winter, and ensure that your home is protected against the elements. 

In order to help you better cope with the winter chill, we've put together this great guide of tips & tricks for staying safe and warm all season long. Click here for the scoop!

Pictured: Snow blankets a residential neighborhood in Kings Park on Friday morning.

Friday, January 03, 2014's January Family Fun Guide

 Whether you're an indoor person or an outdoor person when it comes to enjoying the winter, we've got you covered with the scoop on tons of great fun happening right here on LI!'s January Family Fun Guide is jam packed with the coolest concerts, exciting entertainment, and sensational seasonal events that you won't want to miss this month, as well as a variety of awesome activities the whole family is sure to love. From guided nature walks, to the scoop on where to sled, we've got it all when it comes to Winter Fun. We've also included a variety of hot happenings and things to do that Mom & Dad are sure to enjoy as well, including wine tastings, musical performances, and much more!

Start 2014 off on the right foot, and take a step toward making this month a fun one! 

Thursday, January 02, 2014

LI's Best Sledding Hills & Sled Safety Tips

With a big winter storm right around the corner, it's high time you get the scoop on the best hills here on Long Island for sledding! Sledding has been a favorite pastime and right of passage for local children for ages - what better way to enjoy a snow day than grabbing a sled, bundling up, and meeting up with your friends to play in the snow, and race down the big hills. 

In order to help you make the most out of tomorrow's predicted Snow Day, we've put together a great guide to parks with amazing hills for sledding, as well as some important safety tips for ensuring that you stay safe while hitting the slopes with your sled this winter. Winter Storm Hercules doesn't have to be all about shoveling and indoor fun; get out there and enjoy the snow - the best part of the winter season!