Tough Mudder Challenge Returns to Long Island in 2016

Tough Mudder Challenge Returns to Long Island in 2016

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Kids & Families, News, Sports & Outdoors, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission will once again welcome  Tough Mudder -the premier obstacle course challenge designed to test physical & mental strength- for  its second return to Old Bethpage, NY in 2016. With two events planned for the weekend of July 23, 2016 the Sunday event, Tough Mudder Half will debut for the first time in New York with a five-mile course and at least a dozen signature Tough Mudder obstacles. The shorter format event will not include more daunting obstacles with Fire, Ice and Electricity the full Tough Mudder event is known for, instead focusing on obstacles that require teamwork and less training. Old Bethpage Restoration Village will once again play host to Tough Mudder & Tough Mudder Half Long Island; Tough Mudder […]

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TASTE NORTH FORK: FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE NOV. 7 AND 14

TASTE NORTH FORK: FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE NOV. 7 AND 14

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Farms & Orchards, Uncategorized, Wine & Dine | 0 comments

RIVERHEAD, NY – For the third straight year, visitors to Long Island’s Wine Country will be able to tour the region without a car.  The Long Island Wine Council is once again organizing a two day promotion on consecutive Saturdays, November 7 and 14, called Taste North Fork, which includes special tastings, events, discounts and live music at the wineries. Special events and offers will also be provided by hotels, bed & breakfasts inns, restaurants, hamlet shops and attractions. More info at Taste North Fork.

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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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USA TODAY NAMES HAMPTONS BEACHES AS BEST PLACE TO ‘CELEBRITY WATCH’

USA TODAY NAMES HAMPTONS BEACHES AS BEST PLACE TO ‘CELEBRITY WATCH’

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Beaches, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

SOUTHAMPTON, NY –(June 25, 2015)- The Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is thrilled that the national and well-recognized USA Today named our beaches as a top spot to ‘celebrity watch.’ Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton are both specifically named in the June 23 article entitled: “The Best Beaches for Celebrity Sightings.’

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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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