Every February, thousands of eager Long Islanders brave low temperatures to run into the ice-cold ocean in Long Beach. But, don’t worry, they’re not crazy—it’s for a good cause. This Polar Bear Plunge charity event is commonly referred to as the Annual Super Bowl Splash. Read on to learn about this important cause that benefits Make-A-Wish Metro New York.
The holiday season is a special time of the year for families. That’s because there are plenty of festive, kid-friendly outings to participate in all across Long Island. So, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or anything else, here are some of the absolute best holiday activities happening in our area this month.
During the winter season, there aren’t as many family-friendly activities and locations to visit on Long Island. However, there are plenty of fun museums to visit until the weather warms up—none more popular than the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. They have hands-on exhibits and activities to keep your kids (and maybe even you) busy all season long.
You better have your costume ready, because Halloween is just a short week away. However, if you still don’t have any plans for this haunted holiday, we have a couple ideas for you. Read along to discover the top Long Island Halloween parties of 2018. They’re sure to be a fright!
In addition to all of the amazing waterways, Long Island also has plenty of beautiful vistas, parks and preserves that are perfect for hiking. So, grab some snacks, water and any other gear that you’ll need and pay a visit to one of these incredible Long Island hiking trails.
With the leaves changing colors and the air getting a little crisper, that can only mean one thing—fall is here and it’s time to pick some pumpkins. No matter where you’re located on Long Island, there are plenty of places where you can pick them straight off the vine. In fact, here are three family-friendly Long Island pumpkin patches for you to check out during the fall season.
If you’re searching for Nassau County’s largest outdoor family festival this fall, look no further than the 32nd Annual Bellmore Street Fair, presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. Taking place in the heart of the Bellmore Village, this fair and festival has all of the usual rides, games and treats necessary for a family day of fun. If you’re thinking of attending, here’s everything you should know.
The 166th annual Long Island Fair will take place at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on September 15, 16, 22 and 23. This official New York State-sanctioned county fair will features thousands of exhibits, activities and performances for the whole family. In fact, here’s everything that you need to know about Long Island’s biggest festival.
If you didn’t already know, Labor Day, which takes place on September 3 this year, is always celebrated on the first Monday of September to honor the American worker. Since everyone has an extra day off, Labor Day Weekend is usually full of fun and exciting events for everyone.
Here in America, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and honors all of the fallen men and women of the U.S. military. It also happens to be the symbolic end of spring and beginning of the summer season. So, in order to properly celebrate the holiday weekend, here are some of the top Memorial Day events in our area.