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LongIsland com s March 2017 Family Fun Guide St Patrick s Day Parades Family Festivals Nature Events More
Published: 2017-3-08
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LongIsland com s February 2017 Family Fun Guide Fairs Festivals Valentine s Day Super Bowl Parties Black History Month More
Published: 2017-2-01
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article yes jpg height 240 width 320 February is finally here Long Island With the month kicking off with some light snow and beautiful sunshine there s tons to look forward to this month From Seal Hikes to Super Bowl Celebrations there s tons of fun happening all across the Island this February whether you re a snow bunny or you prefer to enjoy the Great Indoors when Winter rolls around nbsp For LongIsland com s February 2017 Fun Guide Click Here Photo by Cindy Kalamajka via Free Images
Seal Walks Hikes Cruises Happening This Winter On Long Island
Published: 2017-1-18
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media gallery 20a06496-3c56-4e12-9473-4e1ed580241c jpg 672x0 q85 jpg height 200 width 320 Looking for a unique way to get out and enjoy the Winter weather this season Why not join a local seal hike where you ll be able to see some of LI s whimsical and charming Winter Residents - seals Here on Long Island if you know the right places to go it s not uncommon to spot grey seals hooded seals ringed seals harbor seals and harped seals along the coastline and many local nature enthusiast groups are more than happy to show you just where to go on their Seasonal Seal Hikes and Cruises this Winter For the scoop on 2017 Seal Hikes Across Long Island click here Photo by LongIsland com Reader Bridgette Kistinger
LongIsland com s 2017 January Family Fun Guide Start The Year Off Right With Festivals Concerts Wedding Expos
Published: 2017-1-04
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image luna jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 223 width 400 Hello 2017 Long Island is starting the year off right with tons of local fun ranging from can t miss concerts to festivals and fairs to Winter hikes and nature walks that make the most of the season there s plenty to do for everyone Whether your resolution was to get out there and make the most of living on Long Island or to get some more exercise there s plenty of fun for everyone this January whether we re in for snow days or days filled with cool Winter sun For LongIsland com s January 2017 Fun Guide click here Photo by LongIsland com Reader Luna x Mars
LongIsland com s 2016 December Family Fun Guide Holiday Lightings Light Shows Winter Festivals New Year s Entertainment
Published: 2016-11-30
nbsp img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image gssc jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 182 width 320 A holiday vignette at the GSSC s Holiday Light Show nbsp Now that Thanksgiving has come amp gone it s beginning to feel like Christmas here on Long Island with locals beginning to deck the halls and holiday cheer is plentiful from Manhattan to Montauk nbsp Throughout the month of December there are lots of great holiday events for the whole family - from Christmas Tree amp Menorah Lighting Ceremonies kicking off the season to Holiday Craft Fairs hosted across the Island throughout the month to the iconic Holiday Light Show hosted by the GSSC there is plenty of fun happening all month long - from start to finish nbsp Even as we say goodbye to 2016 the fun doesn t stop - there s countless NYE Bashes happening on the 31st to welcome in 2017 ranging from festive family fun to extravagant nights on the town For LongIsland com s December 2016 Fun Guide click here Photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
2016 Turkey Trots Across LI - Get Your Exercise On Before Sitting Down To Dinner This Holiday
Published: 2016-11-14
img border 0 height 240 src https 4 bp blogspot com -NpJ1HxfzJbs WCNDfETFitI AAAAAAAAFxY bOeBFgNNgXcryOa4GbdhnQPcIzJqgMM3gCLcB s320 Wild 2BTurkey 2Bin 2Bthe 2BGrass 2B- 2BKindHelper 2B- 2Bkindhelper-53701 jpg width 320 Over the years Turkey Trots have become a beloved tradition here on Long Island with towns ranging from the most western parts of Nassau all the way out to the East End hosting Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving Morning These fun runs are typically 5k amp 10k Runs and Walks with many including a 1k Fun Run for the little ones to enjoy nbsp Why not get a jump on your holiday fun this year and sign up for one of this year s annual trots They re a great way to get some exercise and fresh air before the traditional holiday meal to follow in the evening nbsp For LongIsland com s 2016 Guide to Local Turkey Trots click here Photo by KindHelper via Free Images
LongIsland com s 2016 November Family Fun Guide Turkey Trots Fall Festivals Concerts Thanksgiving Dinners More
Published: 2016-11-09
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LongIsland com s 2016 October Family Fun Guide Fall Festivals Concerts Charity Events More
Published: 2016-10-12
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image g3 jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 222 width 320 With Autumn in full swing October is one of the most fun-filled months of the year here on Long Island From weekends spent out in the pumpkin patch hunting for the perfect gourd to carve to Fall Festivals that have been a family tradition for generations and thrill-filled haunted houses where you can get your fill of scares for the season October is packed with all sorts of fun for everyone whether you love to indulge in family-friendly Fall Fun or Halloween is your favorite holiday nbsp For LongIsland com s October 2016 Fun Guide click here
LongIsland com s 2016 Halloween Guide Ghoulishly-Good Haunted Houses Safe Trick-or-Treating More
Published: 2016-10-05
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Where To Go To Get Lost In A Corn Maze This Fall On Long Island
Published: 2016-10-05
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Fun Festivals Fairs Taking Place This Fall On Long Island
Published: 2016-9-27
nbsp img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image 6300953595 3ae2c0d98c b jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 212 width 320 Celebrate the festive fall spirit and all that this beautiful season has to offer at a Long Island fair or festival taking place this autumn Browse the booths of local vendors and artisans watch as the kids participate in fun thematic activities like pumpkin decorating and bobbing for apples listen to live music enjoy outdoor entertainment and much more For all of LI s Best Fall Fests Click Here Photo by pychap via Flickr
Celebrate Fall With A Family Favorite Go Apple Picking This Autumn With The Whole Family
Published: 2016-9-21
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image 2943456208 c91301ed30 b jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 212 width 320 When it comes to traditional fall fun there s no better way to kick off the season than with apple picking From Red Delicious to Granny Smith to Honeycrisp many local orchards are currently offering U-Pick apples with various varieties to pick from giving you the unique opportunity to select the true apple or apples of your eye nbsp Whether you re planning on taking a bite out of your pickings baking them into an aromatic pie or making them into a ready to sip on cider one of the best things of all about apple picking is it provides enjoyment during and after the beloved fall activity For LongIsland com s Fall 2016 Apple Picking Guide Click Here Photo by Brian Berke via Flickr
LongIsland com s 2016 September Family Fun Guide Fall Festivals Apple Picking 5k Runs Outdoor Fun More
Published: 2016-9-07
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LongIsland com s 2016 Labor Day Weekend Guide
Published: 2016-8-24
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article green jpg height 212 width 320 We re less than two weeks away from Labor Day and Long Islanders are sure to have a lot of fun as they enjoy their holiday weekend Many residents will certainly be having a backyard barbecue to send off the summer and others will be heading out to some of the special events happening around the Island Street fairs historic walking tours baseball outings live concerts nbsp and stage shows will be but a few of the activities happening across LI over Labor Day Weekend For LongIsland com s Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide click here
Check Out The Perseid Meteor Shower s Peak August 11th 12th Right Here On Long Island
Published: 2016-8-10
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image Perseid-KimMyoungSung- WikiCommons jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 190 width 320 nbsp What could very well turn out to be the best night for stargazers all year long is almost upon us Astronomers are predicting a big outburst from the Perseid meteors as they peak between the evening of August 11th and morning of August 12th potentially lighting the sky with as many as 200 meteors per hour nbsp The actual number of visible meteors will vary depending on when they peak if the outburst occurs earlier Thursday night there won t be quite as much to see but if it occurs later Friday morning in the pre-dawn hours it could be quite the stunning display For Your Guide to Watching The Perseid Meteor Shower on Long Island click here Photo by Kim MyoungSung via WikiCommons CC BY 2 0
LongIsland com s 2016 August Family Fun Guide Family Festivals Outdoor Concerts Nature Events More
Published: 2016-8-03
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image ob jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 300 width 400 August is finally here and with the Summer in full swing the fun isn t stopping anytime soon here on Long Island - this month is packed with tons of great outdoor concerts festivals fairs family fun and more things to do than you ll know what to do with No matter what you enjoy there s something for everyone this August here on Long Island - with some free time and some imagination you can send Summer out with a splash nbsp For LongIsland com s August 2016 Fun Guide click here Photo by Nadine Wegner via Free Images
LongIsland com s 2016 July Family Fun Guide Fireworks Festivals Car Shows More
Published: 2016-7-15
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LongIsland com s 2016 4th Of July Weekend Fun Guide Spectacular Fireworks Family Festivals More
Published: 2016-6-22
nbsp img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image People Watching Fireworks - Craig Toron - betacam-52425 jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 228 width 320 Independence Day is less than two weeks away - how will you be celebrating 4th of July this year There s plenty of great ways to enjoy the holiday weekend right here on Long Island - from firework displays to festivals fairs BBQs fun in the sun and more there s something for everyone this Independence Day Weekend nbsp If you re ready to get your fun on this 4th of July you ve come to the right place - you won t need to look far this Independence Day for a weekend s worth of entertainment Click Here to read LongIsland com s 4th of July Fun Guide Photo by Craig Toron via Free Images
Berries Galore Where To Pick Long Island s Juiciest Fruits
Published: 2016-5-11
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LongIsland com s 2016 May Family Fun Guide Spring Celebrations Fabulous 5ks Warm Weather Fun More
Published: 2016-5-04
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New York City Visitors Guide Plan Your NYC Day Trip
Published: 2016-4-06
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images resource NY-3 jpg height 240 width 320 One of the best parts of living on Long Island is being able to enjoy all the benefits of suburban life while being just a short trip away from the biggest city in the country From Times Square to Broadway and the Statue of Liberty to the Bronx Zoo there are countless ways to enjoy a day in New York City but you ll want to plan ahead of time if you re visiting some of the major attractions Many shows both on and off Broadway tend to sell out quickly so it s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance Take a look at the city s most popular attractions and plan your next trip to NYC To check out LongIsland com s NYC Day Trip Guide click here Photo by MM via WikiCommons CC BY-SA 2 0
LongIsland com s 2016 April Family Fun Guide Spring Into Fun With Festivals Fairs Outdoor Adventures
Published: 2016-4-01
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LongIsland com s 2016 March Family Fun Guide Celebrating St Pat s Across The Island Welcoming Spring With Tons Of Fun Exciting Entertainment
Published: 2016-3-09
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image Farmingdale St Pats Parade 2015 - Kevin Porzelt jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 223 width 400 nbsp We ve made it most of the way through Winter but as the saying goes March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb which means there s plenty of Winter and Spring Fun happening all throughout the month of March here on Long Island nbsp From the highly-anticipated Saint Patrick s Day Parades which will be making their way down Main Streets across Long Island to the Spring Festivals amp Fairs that will be welcoming the season and egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts and other holiday celebrations Long Island has really struck gold with the month s upcoming events and things to do Click Here to Check Out LongIsland com s March 2016 Monthly Fun Guide Photo of the 2015 Farmingdale St Pat s Parade by LongIsland com Reader Kevin Porzelt
2016 Saint Patrick s Day Entertainment Guide Parades Fun Events Things To Do To Celebrate On LI
Published: 2016-2-24
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article SPD Bayport Blue Point jpg height 240 width 320 Get out there this March dressed from head to toe in your best green garb and celebrate St Patrick s Day at one of the many upcoming holiday events happening on Long Island throughout the month From Saint Patty s Day Parades marching down Main Streets across the Island to festive concerts where you can enjoy traditional amp modern Irish music to celebrations and fun happening at pubs community centers and parks across LI there s tons of fun happening all month long across LI in honor of Saint Pat nbsp Whether you re Irish or Irish at Heart you won t want to miss out on this year s festivities nbsp nbsp To check out LongIsland com s 2016 St Patrick s Day Fun Guide click here Pictured The 25th Annual Bayport-Blue Point St Patrick s Day Parade photo courtesy of the Bayport-Bluepoint Chamber
Celebrate Saint Pat s In Style At A St Patrick s Day Parade This March
Published: 2016-2-17
img border 0 src http www longisland com site media images article subarticle image st patricks day parade feature photo jpg 644x0 q85 jpg height 213 width 320 It just wouldn t be Saint Patrick s Day without a parade now would it Across Long Island Main Streets are making way for Saint Paddy s Day Parades that are sure to be a ton of fun for the local Irish Community and those of us who are Irish at Heart These community events are always a blast and they ll be taking place on weekends all throughout the month of March this year kicking off the first weekend of the month in Kings Park and wrapping up Saint Patrick s Day Weekend with tons of parades the weekend after the holiday So grab your best green garb and get out there - it s time to celebrate the Emerald Isle - with a Long Island twist of course Click Here for LongIsland com s Guide to LI s 2016 Saint Patrick s Day Parades Photo by LongIsland com Reader Tim Butler