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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

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

Fun Super Bowl Events for Watching the Big Game in Style

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Can you believe that the NFL season is almost over? In fact, the Super Bowl is just next week, meaning it’s time to start figuring out where exactly you’re going to watch it. Fortunately, Ollie’s has you covered with some clutch spots on your home turf. So, if you’re ready to eat your weight in Buffalo wings, make your way to one of these fun Super Bowl events in Queens and Long Island on February 3.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Sports, Super Bowl

Scenic New York Ski Resorts for a Fun, Local Winter Getaway

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to winter getaways, New York is at the top of the list of the area’s best skiing and snowboarding destinations. Besides, with fresh powder and some of the gnarliest ranges in the region, where else would you rather hit the slopes? So, without further ado, here is our list of the top New York ski resorts, perfect for riders of any skill set.

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Topics: Sports, Winter, New York

Why US Open Tennis is NYC’s Biggest Sporting Event of 2018

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

For some of the best tennis in the world, check out the US Open. The United States Open Tennis Championships will take place from August 27 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. If you’re thinking about visiting this prestigious tournament, you must first consult this 2018 US Open Tennis guide.

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Topics: Events, Sports, Queens

Local Super Bowl Parties where You can Catch the Big Game

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

On February 4, the whole country will be gearing up to watch the biggest football game of the year, Super Bowl LII, which will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Even though none of the local teams are in the running, there will be plenty of bars and restaurants in our area hosting tailgates and watch parties. In fact, here are three of Long Island and Queens’ most anticipated Super Bowl parties of 2018.

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Topics: Nightlife, Sports, Bars, Queens bars, restaurants

The Top Match-Ups on the 2017-2018 Islanders Schedule

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On Saturday, October 7, the Barclays Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn, will host the New York Islanders first home game of the season. Check out these top match-ups on the Islanders schedule if you’re looking to catch elite hockey in a fun, modern arena!

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Topics: Events, Sports, Brooklyn, New York sports, Family

Where to Watch March Madness Games throughout the Tournament

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM

This time of year is unbeatable because we’re in the full swing of the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament! The first two rounds saw juggernauts like Villanova, Duke and Louisville fall while Cinderella teams like Xavier and South Carolina made it to the Sweet 16. Here’s a guide for where to watch March Madness throughout the rest of the tournament.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Sports, Bars, Queens

NYC Sports Events where You Won’t Miss a Second of Action

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Historic franchises and can’t-miss sporting events are a dime a dozen in New York City. You won’t find a better atmosphere for a big game than at venues like the world-famous Madison Square Garden and the newer Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Check out this NYC sports guide to find out about upcoming games.

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Topics: NYC, Sports, Brooklyn, New York sports, nyc sports

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