Tag: Garden City
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, Heart, & Counting Crows rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Meek Mill hits The Emporium, Donavon Frankenreiter grooves at The Stephen Talkhouse, Chevelle & Grateful Overkill invade The Paramount, French Cookin' Blues Band jazzes up Treme Blues & Jazz Club, the Long Beach International Film Festival returns, and so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
Long Island’s biggest export is its college students, the old joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen institutions where students can earn degrees in virtually any field of study. From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task. Here to make the process of deciding easier is the Press’ Ultimate Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities:
Between the East End farms, local fisheries and many creative cooks on Long Island, there are plenty more local food-filled fairs that guarantee upcoming weekends of fun, games and deliciousness. Some of the most popular local food fairs of the year haven't been scheduled yet, including the Greenlawn Pickle Festival, several apple festivals and the annual pumpkin festival. Mark the calendar: here’s 10 classic LI food fests for each month through October.
Eternal Con, Long Island’s annual comic book and sci-fi convention, returned to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City this weekend, but some used the fun and games to do good. Among the cosplay, celebrity meet-and-greets and comics booths were members of the Rebel Legion, a group fans who bring Star Wars characters to life with highly detailed costumes and make appearances at children’s hospitals, walk-a-thons, libraries and charity events.
Mary Chapin Carpenter serenades The Space at Westbury, Long Island Pridefest returns to Huntington, Johnny Mathis takes the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, BLI Summer Jam gets Nikon at Jones Beach Theater dancing, Eternal Con invades The Cradle of Aviation and Silent Majority rocks Revolution Bar & Music Hall, plus so much more to do this week on Long Island!
Outgoing Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen was named the new leader of Nassau Community College, which has struggled for four years to find a replacement for its previous top official. The State University of New York confirmed Thursday that the 71-year-old educator will resume leadership of NCC, the state’s largest single-campus two-year school boasting 22,000 students on its 225-acre East Garden City campus, beginning Aug. 1, shortly before the start of the 2016 fall semester. He will earn $225,000 annually.