With Thanksgiving in the rear view, Long Island joins the rest of the Christmas-celebrating world in the return of the season to be jolly. What follows is our annual guide to the dozens of tree lightings, Christmas parades and other related holiday events over the next month.
Besides a host of haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, Halloween season sparks loads of frightfully fun festivities across Long Island, from prize-winning costume contests to spooky parades and much more spine-tingling sensations to raise the spirits. Here's your guide to the dozens of spooky fun events taking place across Long Island this Halloween season.
A “weak, short-lived” tornado touched down in Mattituck without causing injuries on Wednesday—four years to the day since the last twister hit Long Island, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Oakdale-based Dowling College, which announced and then cancelled its closure earlier this month amid negotiations with an investor, is slated to lose its accreditation on Aug. 31, according to its oversight agency. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted last week to withdraw accreditation for the struggling private, nonprofit liberal arts college following a two-year review, the Philadelphia-based agency said in a statement Tuesday. Students, professors and alumni were shocked by the latest development. The next move for the college, which has been in talks with British college investment company Global University Systems (GUS), is unclear.
Dowling College students learned harsh lessons in sadness, anger and mistrust when their 48-year-old alma mater in Oakdale gave three days’ notice that it is closing its classroom doors forever on Friday. More than 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students waited hours this week for their transcripts while scrambling to figure out where to transfer their credits. About 400 professors, administrators and other staffers were laid off with the sudden closure of the private liberal arts college, which has another campus in Brookhaven.
Neil Young rocks Jones Beach, the Great South Bay Music Festival returns and Raekown & Ghostface Killah come to Huntington, plus much, much more all this week1
Here's what's up for the Independence Day weekend.