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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

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

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