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Chinese New Year Events to Commemorate the Year of the Dog

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival in modern China, originally came about to mark the turn of the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, as well as to honor the household and harvest. However, in America, most communities use this holiday to spend time with family and indulge in out-of-this-world cuisine. If you’re looking to experience this time-honored tradition, you can find plenty of amazing Chinese New Year events and celebrations in our area.

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Topics: Entertainment, Family, Kids, Festivals

The Finest New York Ice Skating Rinks for a Family Day of Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

During the winter, it can be pretty difficult to find kid-friendly events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Luckily, there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in our area. So, before the season is over, be sure to lace up your blades and visit these incredibly fun New York ice skating rinks!

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Topics: NYC, Queens, Family, Kids

Joyous Holiday Events and Festivities for the Whole Family

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Christmas and Hanukkah are almost upon us! As a way to usher in and celebrate the holiday season, there are tons of amazing festivities in our area that you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the very best holiday events on Long Island and Queens.

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Topics: Events, Holiday, Family, Kids

The Most Accommodating Hotels in Queens for Any Budget

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Traveling to New York and in search of somewhere to stay, but not ready for Manhattan prices? May we suggest staying in one of the fine hotels located in the nearby borough of Queens? First of all, you’ll receive the same type of luxury accommodations as the city, but you won’t be breaking the bank. Besides, no matter where you stay, you’re just a short drive away from midtown. So, without further ado, here are some of the top hotels in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, Family, Flushing

Black Friday Sales to Help you Save Big this Holiday Season

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, Black Friday is only two short weeks away! That means it’s time to start combing through the seemingly endless number of sales and deals that retailers are offering this holiday season. However, with so many places to choose from, it can be hard to determine which Black Friday sales are truly worth it. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a list of the best holiday shopping options for 2017!

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Topics: Holiday, shopping, Family, Kids

New York Zoos with Exotic Animals from Around the World

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

For kids, a trip to the zoo is an unforgettable opportunity to check out exotic animals that they normally would never get the chance to see, especially when you live in New York. So, without any further ado, here are the absolute best, most interesting New York zoos.

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Topics: New York, Family, Kids

The Top Match-Ups on the 2017-2018 Islanders Schedule

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On Saturday, October 7, the Barclays Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn, will host the New York Islanders first home game of the season. Check out these top match-ups on the Islanders schedule if you’re looking to catch elite hockey in a fun, modern arena!

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Topics: Events, Sports, Brooklyn, New York sports, Family

Queens Malls that Provide an Unbeatable Shopping Experience

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Queens has pretty much anything that anyone could possibly need. There are incredible eateries, picturesque parks and plenty of amazing malls. In fact, Queens malls, in particular, are some of the area’s premier shopping destinations due to its high concentration of popular, trendy stores. If you’re trying to decide where to head for your next shopping excursion, these malls should do the trick!

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Topics: shopping, Queens, Family, Flushing, Bayside

A Look Aboard NYC Cruises with Picturesque Panoramas

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since New York Harbor provides seamless access to the Atlantic Ocean, East River and the historic Hudson River, there are several scenic cruise line options for New Yorkers looking to explore the area. Riders on these NYC cruises will take in picturesque views while also enjoying delicious meals, drinks and fun with family and friends.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Entertainment, Food&Drink, Nightlife, New York, Brooklyn, Family

Pristine Queens Beaches where you can Getaway this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since it’s surrounded by water on all sides, Long Island has always been known for its untouched beaches that feature scenic views and tons of amazing amenities. The North and South Shore are typically where these beaches can be found, but the borough of Queens has a few great ones, too. Here are the best Queens beaches where you can relax and cool off throughout the rest of the summer.

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Topics: Summer, Queens, Family, Beach