Exploring Long Island’s Lighthouses Year-Round

Exploring Long Island’s Lighthouses Year-Round

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Beaches, Historic Long Island | 0 comments

There’s nothing quite like a brisk winter walk to one of Long Island’s historic lighthouses. Some, like the Fire Island lighthouse and Montauk lighthouse are open year-round, so you can actually go in, warm up and venture to the top for an amazingly crisp view on a clear winter’s day. Plus you might encounter wintering birds and other Long Island wildlife along the hike.   (Montauk Lighthouse photo by Doug Kelley)

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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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‘MOST-HAUNTED SITES’ TO VISIT ON LONG ISLAND

‘MOST-HAUNTED SITES’ TO VISIT ON LONG ISLAND

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Adventures, Historic Long Island, Holiday & Seasonal, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Long Island, NY has enough fascinating tales to send tingles down your spine. And there are several venues you can visit where you might find yourself wondering if the stories just might be true. If you want some good, chilling fun explore the most haunted places on Long Island where proprietors actually welcome visitors… and the ghosts might too.

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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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Celebrate American Independence at the Greenport Tall Ships Festival

Celebrate American Independence at the Greenport Tall Ships Festival

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Adventures, Historic Long Island, Holiday & Seasonal, Kids & Families, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Long Island is known for its rich maritime history. This year celebrate American independence July 4-7 when the Tall Ships Festival comes to Greenport, Long Island, bringing it with it the replica of the Hermione- the French frigate used by the Marquis de Lafayette to travel to America in support of the American Revolution. A half-dozen tall ships will be available for tours beginning July 4; the Hermione will be anchored July 6 and 7.

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Patriots, Poets and Pirates During NYS Path Through History Weekend

Patriots, Poets and Pirates During NYS Path Through History Weekend

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Historic Long Island, Kids & Families, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Create your own ‘Path Through History’ on Long Island during New York State Path Through History Weekend; when the entire state showcases its rich and fascinating history through hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations. Held June 20th and 21st, 2015, visitors that have a taste for the details tucked away within the folds of history, will find Long Island is well worth exploring thanks to exciting tales of Early Settlers, Revolutionary War Spies, Maritime Adventures, and great advances in Science, Aviation and Transportation.   Learn something new and visit the old stomping grounds of renowned poets, eccentric artists, and ingenious thinkers at scheduled events during the weekend, or create an itinerary of the locations that hold interest for you. For a full listing of events, see: http://bit.ly/1FPAVwk

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