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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

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

Tasty Brunch Places on Long Island for a Fun Weekend Meal

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In recent years, the brunch craze has spread across the nation—and our area is no exception to its reach. Luckily, there are already plenty of delicious brunch places on Long Island, each putting their own unique spin on the popular weekend tradition. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a boozy brunch with friends or a quiet Sunday meal, here are a few of the top restaurants and eateries to visit in our area.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, restaurants

The Top Long Island Pizzerias for an Authentic New York Slice

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

When it comes to the best pizza in the United States, New York constantly takes the cake as the best of the best. However, some people aren’t aware that excellent pizza extends far beyond Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. In fact, in a place like Long Island, quality pizzerias are a dime a dozen. However, if you’re looking for some of the best pies in the area, these Long Island pizzerias do it like no other.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, restaurants

The 3 Best Mineola Bars for Cold Drinks and Good Times

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

Long Island, especially Nassau County, has its fair share of bars, taverns and watering holes for every kind of occasion. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or quiet drinks with a friend, towns like Mineola have several great spots to choose from. For instance, any one of these three top-notch Mineola bars should do the trick!

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, Nightlife

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

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

Fun Christmas Activities to Get you in the Holiday Spirit

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, the holiday season is here once again. That means there will be tree lightings, caroling, Santa sightings and a whole lot of other gatherings throughout the next month. However, in a place like New York, all of these events can get lost in the shuffle. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas activities for the entire family.

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Topics: Long Island, Holiday, Queens, Christmas

4 New York Bars for Thanksgiving Eve Celebrations

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Forget about turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving Eve is when the real fun and excitement happens. By now, most people know that the day before this harvest holiday is one of the biggest nightlife days of the year. Since everyone is home to visit family, they often decide to stop by watering holes in their area. If you’re looking to get in on the action, here are some New York bars to check out.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars, Queens, Queens bars, restaurants

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