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Belmont Stakes 2019: Your Complete Guide to the Big Race

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on May 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

On Saturday, June 8, the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, will be run at Belmont Park in Elmont. The final contest of the competitive season, this prestigious race is run by the best horses in the world. If you’re looking to catch some of the action, here’s a guide to the entire Belmont Stakes 2019 weekend.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Sports, Festivals

Exciting Memorial Day Activities that Everyone can Enjoy

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

On Monday, May 27, Americans will come together to honor our fallen service members. However, since Memorial Day weekend is also considered a symbolical beginning of summer, you can expect several fun and exciting events for all ages. If you’re still looking for plans from Saturday to Monday, here are a few Memorial Day activities that we’re looking forward to.

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Topics: Events, Nightlife, Holiday

Festive Long Island Easter Egg Hunts for the Whole Family

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Apr 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Don’t let the nice weather distract you from the fact that Easter is right around the corner! Therefore, what better way to celebrate the season than with a few good old-fashioned Easter egg hunts? Fortunately, across Long Island, there will be plenty of lawns scattered with pastel treasures for children to discover.

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Topics: Events, Holiday, Family, Easter, Kids

Your Guide to Opening Day 2019: When Baseball Returns to NYC

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Mar 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In just a couple of weeks from now, the Major League Baseball season will begin again. That means that local clubs like the New York Yankees and New York Mets will be back in action. Therefore, we’ve compiled a complete guide to everything you need to know about Opening Day here in New York City, including players, game times and ticket information.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Sports, Queens

Why Nassau Coliseum is Yet Again Home to the NY Islanders

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Although the New York Islanders hockey team called Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale home for decades, they have played all of their home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn since 2015—until now that is. While waiting for their new arena to be built, the Islanders will split their time between Brooklyn and Nassau County.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Sports

Try your Luck at these St. Patrick’s Day Events in our Area

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In just under a month from now, St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us yet again. Fortunately, as you might expect in an area with such a rich Irish heritage, Long Island hosts many different St. Patrick’s Day events for all ages. So, whether you’re looking to take your kids to a family-friendly parade or just drink Guinness all day, here are some of the top activities for the holiday weekend.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Holiday

The Top Off-Broadway Plays Now Showing in NYC

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, there’s a whole lot more to New York City theater than what’s on Broadway. In fact, some of the city’s most fun new plays can be found Off-Broadway in smaller, more intimate venues. So, if you’re looking for a less expensive ticket or just want to check out something new and exciting, here are some of the top Off-Broadway plays in NYC.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Entertainment

Why the NYC Halloween Parade is the Spookiest Event in Town

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but New York City is home to one of the world’s largest Halloween parades. In fact, over the last 45 years, the NYC Halloween Parade is what goes bump in the night across Greenwich Village every October 31. This All Hallow’s Eve, grab your costume and join tens of thousands of ghosts, ghouls, zombies, witches and more as they march up Sixth Avenue.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Halloween

The 2018 New York Comedy Festival Preview of Performances

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that New York City is one of the top epicenters of the comedy world. In fact, most of your favorite comedians probably came up through the NYC comedy scene at one time or another. That’s why it shouldn’t be a surprise that New York City is also the site of the world’s largest comedy festival, appropriately named the New York Comedy Festival. Read along to learn all about it!

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Topics: NYC, Events, Festivals

Family-Friendly Fall Activities for an Entire Season of Fun

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you couldn’t tell already, autumn has finally arrived here on Long Island. In addition to the lower temperatures and bright foliage, the changing of the seasons also ushers in plenty of new fall activities for the whole family. If you’re looking to kill some time and have fun between now and winter, check out these activities, events and experiences in our area.

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Topics: Events, Long Island, Fall, Family

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