With the return of harvest season, Long Islanders are packing up their families and flocking to local farms to join in the annual fall tradition of pumpkin picking. Going pumpkin picking means making priceless memories with hay rides, corn mazes and other farm-based fun—not to mention the fresh-baked goodies at the farm stand. But where are the farms to go pumpkin picking on Long Island? You don't have to ask any old jack-o-lantern. Look no further! Dozens of farms across Long Island are open for pick-your-own-pumpkin season!
There are currently more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries on Long Island. The North Fork has especially swelled with grape-growing farms, alone boasting more than two-dozen wineries. Aside from producing nationally recognized wines, these Long Island wineries have become prime destinations for visitors attracted to relaxing weekends at rustic, vaulted-ceiling tasting rooms or vibrant outdoor spaces with views of seemingly endless fields of grape vines.
Our annual list of must-visit Long Island orchards for apple picking with the family this fall. Apple picking on Long Island couldn't look better this year, but remember always to call ahead and make sure these popular orchards haven’t already been picked clean! You want to go out on a limb for something, not nothing. Pick 'em before they're gone!
Rascal Flatts & Kelsea Ballerini rock Nikon at Jones Beach, Julie Lyon serenades The Space at Westbury, Howard Jones grooves The Paramount, The English Beat invades The Stephen Talkhouse, Monica wows The Emporium, Sweet Suzi Blues jazzes up Treme Blues & Jazz Club, Memphis Crawl rips up 89 North & so many more concerts and events!
Comic actress Amy Schumer meets fans at the Book Revue, The Bangles rock The Paramount, the two-day Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival hits Nikon at Jones Beach and so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
The Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Blink-182 & Black Sabbath rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Bonnie Raitt and 98° serenade NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Nas busts out the rhymes at The Emporium, The Bogmen invade The Stephen Talkhouse, The Wailers groove at The Space at Westbury, a Peruvian Food Fest warms the bellies of all those in attendance at The Cradle of Aviation, and so many more things to see and do (and eat) on Long Island this week!
Sarah McLachlan serenades Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa play Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, David Cassidy performs at Suffolk Theater and so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
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.