2016 Long Island Winterfest, Live on the Vine

2016 Long Island Winterfest, Live on the Vine

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Holiday & Seasonal, Wine & Dine | 0 comments

Not sure how to spend your time on Long Island during the winter?  Once the holidays run out at this time of year the weekend events begin to wane, but all that changes once Long Island Winterfest: Live On The Vine arrives.  Created by the the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Long Island Wine Council and as a project of Jim Faith Productions for East End Arts, this collection of events brings out the best of East End wine and live entertainment.  This marks the 9th year of the event series with 90+ wine events including over 50 musical performances.

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The Long Island Doctor Who Convention

The Long Island Doctor Who Convention

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Kids & Families | 0 comments

The Long Island Doctor Who Convention is back for its third, record breaking year! L.I. Who, which has grown out of its original venue and in to a new home at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, is running this November 13th, 14th, and 15th. Once again we have an extensive guest list highlighted by Doctor Who celebrities from the show’s full 52 year history. This year we expect to have nearly 2,000 attendees, almost double our previous attendance. Last year attendees traveled from 48 of the 50 United States and many foreign countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Pakistan.

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Some Visitors To Long Island Decide To Stay ‘Forever,’ …Literally

Some Visitors To Long Island Decide To Stay ‘Forever,’ …Literally

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Adventures, Arts & Culture, Historic Long Island, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lots of famous people who visited Long Island or grew up here and enjoyed the beaches, parks, golf, local food and history might have thought at some point or another that they never want to leave… And well, the truth is, some haven’t. Long Island, NY is well known for the’ rich and famous,’ who made this their home and their summer playground. But did you know there are many who also made Long Island their final resting place, from President Theodore Roosevelt to Artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Even President Richard Nixon thought his favorite dog Checkers should ‘lie down’ here for the last time. Following is a list of famous persons who will remain ‘forever’ on Long Island.

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Theodore Roosevelt ‘Summer Whitehouse’ To Reopen July 12

Theodore Roosevelt ‘Summer Whitehouse’ To Reopen July 12

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Historic Long Island, Kids & Families, News | 0 comments

Oyster Bay, N.Y. – For the first time in more than three years the public will be able to tour the Theodore Roosevelt House at Sagamore Hill. Following an extensive rehabilitation project on the structure as well as restorative attention to objects in the house, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will celebrate the long awaited reopening with a free family festival on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Valentines Day Escapes on Long Island

Valentines Day Escapes on Long Island

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Holiday & Seasonal, Wine & Dine | 1 comment

The winter’s really begun to show itself in the past couple of weeks here on Long Island, with snow piling up that cancels flights, closes schools and sends residents scrambling for their shovels.  While some of us may appreciate the white wonderland that’s been draped over local parks and yards, there’s a looming desire to escape the monotony of maintaining it all. With Valentines Day approaching -timed conveniently this year on a Saturday-  I can’t think of a better time to hide away from those responsibilities with a romantic getaway.  This holiday weekend alone entertains over two dozen unique packages offered on DiscoverLongIsland.com alongside an array of events and attractions to build the perfect Valentines experience. We’d love to help you piece together an ideal romantic escape.

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