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New York City Marathon: Everything Spectators Should Know

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Oct 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every year, on the first Sunday of November, spectators and runners flock to our area for the New York City Marathon. However, in addition to over 50,000 runners, the city will also see its fair share of spectators, cheering on friends, family and the like. So, if you find yourself heading in to cheer on some runners or just take in the atmosphere, here’s everything that you need to know.

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Topics: NYC, Events, New York sports

Fun Long Island Pumpkin Patches for the Fall Season Ahead

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Oct 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Here on Long Island, there’s no activity that’s more quintessentially fall than pumpkin picking. Therefore, sometime this month, you need to gather up the family and prepare yourselves for a day of pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and so much more. So, if you’re looking for the best one to visit, here are a couple of our favorite Long Island pumpkin patches.

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Topics: Events, Fall, Family, Kids

Columbus Day Activities for the Holiday Weekend

Posted by Caroline Fallon on Oct 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Before the holidays begin and life starts to get very hectic, it’s a great idea to take one last weekend to relax and just enjoy some fun time with your family and friends. A long weekend is a great time to check out something you may have never done before. With Columbus Day coming up and many people having a long weekend, check out some of the most fun Columbus Day activities anyone can enjoy. You’re bound to have a great weekend with any of these ideas.

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Topics: Events, Holiday

Why Oktoberfest 2019 is the Biggest and Best Party of Fall

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Although its origins lie in a 200-year old Bavarian wedding, Munich’s Oktoberfest is an annual 16- to 18-day festival running from mid to late September to the first Sunday in October. The event is usually full of beer, lederhosen and tons of delicious German cuisine. However, if you understandably can’t make it to the real one in Germany, NYC’s Oktoberfest 2019 is your next best bet, so get your lederhosen ready!

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Topics: NYC, Events, Food&Drink, Nightlife

The Top Giants and Jets Football Games of the 2019 Season

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Even though August (and eventually summer) is winding down, football is on the horizon. As the days get shorter, the air gets crisper and the leaves change color, our favorite local football teams are back in action. With Giants and Jets football right around the corner, we decided to single out some of the teams’ biggest home games on the schedule.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Fall, Sports

The US Open 2019: Your Guide to the Biggest Event in Tennis

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Now that the famous Wimbledon has come to a close, tennis hype in America has reached an all-time high. Fortunately though, the fourth and final major tennis tournament of the year, the US Open, is right on the horizon. Best of all, it’s happening in our backyard in Flushing, Queens. If you’re interested in catching some world-class tennis talent, check out our guide to the US Open 2019.

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Topics: Events, Sports, Queens, Family

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

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