Lighting Up Long Island For The Holidays

Lighting Up Long Island For The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Holiday & Seasonal, Kids & Families, News | 0 comments

Daylight savings is over, but with the holiday season comes the perfect counter to an early night: The sparkling of holiday lights! Here on Long Island it seems like every village has some unique way of celebrating the coming of winter and its holidays, with tree lightings, house tours, light arrangements, festivals and fairs. Holiday events began as early as the first week in December with one of Long Island’s favorite mascots, the Big Duck in Flanders, being given a coat of lights and some decor to match, the opening of the Jones Beach Holiday Light Extravaganza, and more.

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The 2014 Snap and Win Photo Contest

The 2014 Snap and Win Photo Contest

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Arts & Culture, News | 0 comments

At the beginning of the month the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau & Sports Commission’s (LICVB&SC) wrapped up its annual Snap and Win photo contest.  This is the Bureau’s second year holding the contest.  Throughout September photographers were given an opportunity to submit their favorite works portraying the things they love about Long Island, resulting in over a thousand submissions.  Among the contenders were beautiful shots of Long Island’s beaches, parks, historic structures, local events and more, but in the end only a handful of these works of art would be declared winners.

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A Haunted October on Long Island

A Haunted October on Long Island

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Holiday & Seasonal, Kids & Families | 0 comments

It’s finally that spooky season!  The leaves are rapidly turning and the chill that blows in drops lower each day.  Whats a better way to warm up than to get that blood pumping?  During the whole month of October, in addition to all of the fall festivals and fairs, there are a variety of options for people looking to get spooked! Here is a list of locations in both Nassau and Suffolk County that are suddenly haunted in the spirit of Halloween… Keep in mind that some of these may not be the best for the younger children, so if you are concerned please refer to our post on Fun Fall Fests instead.

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Shelter Island: An Inlaid Jewel

Shelter Island: An Inlaid Jewel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Beaches, Historic Long Island | 0 comments

Tucked neatly between the two forks of our Long Island, the North ending at Orient and the South ending at Montauk, is a hidden gem.  The nearby getaway that is Shelter Island has remained one of Long Island’s best-kept secrets and it’s no wonder; Shelter Island, like many of the sections of Fire Island, is accessible only by riding a ferry.  However, unlike Fire Island, visitors are able to bring their vehicle across with them. This allows Shelter Island to act as a conduit for the vacationer looking to get the most out of their trip, providing drivers a shortcut from one fork to the other as well as a stunning stop along your route. 

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Long Island Adventures: In With the New

Long Island Adventures: In With the New

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Adventures, Kids & Families, Sports & Outdoors | 0 comments

While we cherish all that is old on Long Island, historical significance ranging from well-kept colonial landmarks to lavish mansions of the 1920s and beyond, there is something to be said about that which is new. This past summer has really seen to that! I am floored by the amount of events and attractions I find myself trying to squeeze in to a single weekend, as there are a bunch of new and exciting things happening on Long Island. Looking for adventure? Well there is plenty to be found, so here are a few pointers.

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