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Why the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is NYC’s Biggest Fair

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Living in a place like New York, there are literally thousands of different cultural fairs and festivals to attend throughout the year. However, there aren’t many that are bigger than NYC’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. If you’re thinking about attending this huge, colorful multicultural event, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Queens, Family, Festivals

Exciting, Historic Brooklyn Landmarks to Visit this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you consider all of the historical sites and landmarks in Brooklyn, it should really come as no surprise that it’s the most populated borough. Since its founding in 1634, Brooklyn has played an important role in the history of New York City, namely during the Revolutionary War. So, if you’d like to learn a little more about this fascinating borough, check out these four Brooklyn landmarks.

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Topics: Summer, Brooklyn, Family

Exciting Long Island Festivals and Things to do this Summer

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The smell of summer is in the air and plenty of fun and exciting Long Island fairs and festivals are on the horizon. Besides, what’s better than spending time outdoors enjoying the festivities and weather with family and friends? This summer, make sure that you check out one or all of these incredibly entertaining Long Island festivals.

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Topics: Summer, Family, Festivals

The Top Long Island Movie Theaters for Superior Film Viewing

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

During those warm summer months, it’s good to get out of the sun and into the air-conditioning every once in a while. That’s why so many people take a trip to the movies to beat the heat. Besides, with all of the big summer blockbusters on the horizon, why wouldn’t you want to pay a visit to one of these great Long Island movie theaters?

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Topics: Summer, Family

Exciting Summer Activities to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you live in a place with unbeatable summers like Long Island, there are tons of different fun and exciting events and activities to help you pass the time between spring and fall. So, to help you figure out ways to get the most out of the amazing weather, here are some of the top Long Island summer activities for you to enjoy.

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Topics: Summer, Family

A Memorial Day Party Guide for Starting Summer off Right

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For most people, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of the summer season. That’s why this three-day weekend is always jam-packed with fun and exciting activities for the whole family, especially in the New York/Long Island metropolitan area. So, without further ado, here is Ollie’s 2018 Memorial Day party guide.

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Topics: Events, Bars, Family

Mother’s Day Restaurants for the Special Lady in your Life

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you can believe it or not, Mother’s Day (May 13) is only a few short weeks away. So, in order to treat your beloved mother or the special lady in your life, why not take her out to a dinner at one of our fantastic local eateries? In fact, you really can’t go wrong with these three Mother’s Day restaurants.

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Topics: Holiday, Family, Mother's Day, restaurants

Fun New York Amusement Parks for Thrill Seekers of All Ages

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Finding the right attractions and activities for your family to enjoy during spring and summer is never easy. Luckily, everyone from toddlers to teenagers can enjoy a good amusement park. Here are three of the top New York amusements parks for you to visit with family and friends.

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Topics: New York, Family

The Definitive List of the Top Spring Events in NYC for 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Springtime, which officially kicked off on Tuesday, March 20, is the best time to be in New York. It’s great, because the weather isn’t too hot and the flowers are in bloom. Besides, since there are so many incredible spring events in NYC, you will have no shortage of activities to enjoy with friends and family until summer arrives.

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Topics: NYC, Spring, Family

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