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Fall Festivals on Long Island

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September 18, 2016

fall festivals on Long IslandFor many people, fall is the perfect time of year. The temperatures cool down, beautiful autumn colors are everywhere, and, of course, you can get pumpkin-flavored everything. Fall is also an ideal time of year for festivals. Here are some of the best fall festivals on Long Island this year.

  • Valley Stream Firemen’s Carnival. Have fun while raising money for the Valley Stream Fire Department. This fun-filled festival runs from September 21st through 25th at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream.
  • Cedar Beach Blues Festival. For the 26th year in a row, this music festival is returning to the Long Island Maritime Museum. Stop by October 1st or 2nd for some great live music, local art, and tons of fun.
  • Long Island Fall Festival. Held October 7th through the 10th in Huntington, this festival is always a favorite for Long Island residents. Admission to the festival is free. The fun will include live entertainment, food, a world-class carnival, hundreds of vendors, a beer and wine tent, farmer’s market, and more.
  • Chili Cook Off and Fall Festival. If chili is a staple in your diet, be sure to head to Ronkonkoma October 15th for the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off. There will be both meat and vegan chili dishes along with other food, live music, children’s games, and local vendors.

Which fall festivals on Long Island are you planning on attending?

Best One-Tank Day Trips from New York City

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August 10, 2016

If you live in NYC, you know the things to do and see in the city are endless, but sometimes you just want to get out for the day. Summer is drawing to a close, and one-tank day trips are a great spontaneous way to get out of town without making big plans. Here are some of the best places to go on day trips from New York City.

New York is a coastal state, so there are tons of beach vacation options that are just a few hours away by car. Fire Island is a particularly famous one a little under two hours from NYC, and besides the beautiful beach on the Atlantic, there are plenty of activities and things to do for the whole family.

It’s also nice to get out and see nature when you’re stuck in the big city for a long time. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is a great place to visit to take a walk through the woods, see the formal gardens, and go through an old Gold Coast estate building.

Bear Mountain State Park, an hour from NYC, is also a nice place to get outdoors. The lake is perfect for taking a boat out, swimming, and fishing—but the park is close enough to civilization that there’s also a swimming pool, the Trailside Museums and Zoo, and even a merry-go-round. There’s something for everyone!

Of course, there are plenty great day trip spots outside of NYC, but these are some of the best to escape the city. Check out more here!

Short List of Long Island Beaches

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May 21, 2016
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Summer will be here before you know it, which means that it’s almost time to head to the beach. Fortunately, nearby Long Island has some of the most beautiful beaches and shorelines on the East Coast. Here is a short list of Long Island beaches.

Main Beach. There’s a reason that this shoreline is named “Main Beach”. It’s one of the most popular destinations on Long Island, drawing out locals and celebrities alike.

Coopers Beach. Thanks to its soft and beautiful shoreline, Coopers Beach is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach on the entire East Coast, making it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or swim.

Garvey’s Point. Garvey’s Point may not have soft, beautiful sand like many of the other beaches on our list. However, what separates Garvey’s Point from them is the possibility of discovering ancient fossils in this area.

Montauk. If you prefer action-packed surfing over a leisurely stroll on the beach, than the shores around Montauk are perfect for you. You will be able to find some seriously wicked waves in this area of the Long Island shore.