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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

Summer Activities for Families to Enjoy All Season Long

Posted by Caroline Fallon on Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The school year is coming to a quick end; the days are getting longer; and the weather is getting warmer. That could only mean one thing, summer has almost arrived. Now that all the kids have free time and the energy to spare, it’s important to have some fun activities for them to stay occupied. Check out this list of summer activities to keep them busy all summer long.

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Topics: Entertainment, Summer, Outdoors, museums, Family, Beach, Kids

Visit the Vanderbilt Museum, a Hidden Long Island Treasure

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the best parts of Long Island is the area’s rich, storied history. From the first settlers to the American Revolution through the 21st century, Long Island has been home to many important people and events. In fact, one of the most notable figures is William Kissam Vanderbilt II. To explore his life and impact on Long Island, visit the Vanderbilt Museum on his former estate.

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Topics: Long Island, museums, Family, Kids

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

Visit these NYC Museums for an Immersive Learning Experience

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

In a place like New York City, there’s a lot of culture and history to go around. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city is full of so many amazing museums and cultural institutions. So, if you’re looking to learn more about history and the world around us, our collection of the top NYC museums has got you covered, no matter your interest!

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Topics: NYC, museums, Family

Fun Long Island Ice Skating Rinks to Check Out this Winter

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now that the temperatures have dropped and the holiday season is upon us, crowds are making a triumphant return to their local ice skating rink. Whether you’re an indoor or outdoor rink kind of person, here are some of the top Long Island ice skating rinks. Besides, is there a more quintessential winter activity?

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Topics: Long Island, Family, Kids

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

Long Island Apple Picking Farms for Some Fall Family Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The fall is upon us here on Long Island. That means that families and couples will start flocking east to the Island’s many wonderful pumpkin and apple picking farms. If you’re interested in choosing your own apples, visit one of these fantastic Long Island apple picking farms.

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Topics: Long Island, Fall, Family

How the Feast of San Gennaro Honors the Italian Tradition

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For 11 days from September 14 through 24, the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place across the streets of historic Little Italy. This festival, which celebrates the patron saint of Naples, Italy, will include religious processions, colorful parades, musical entertainment and a wide variety of Italian delicacies. If you’re interested in attending, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Family, Festivals

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

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger 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

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