Long Islanders may not give tourism here much thought—unless they want someone to blame for summer traffic on the South Fork—but it plays a vital part in our regional economy. People in the hospitality industry fervently want it to have a bigger role here year-round. Creating a great destination miles from the Manhattan skyline in a place not universally known for having great hotels, luxury resorts or secluded getaways is a daunting proposition, but dozens have unarguably succeeded on the Island despite the challenges. Their stories reveal a lot about the possibilities and the pitfalls of hosting travelers here.
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Home For The Holidays Concert, Gavin DeGraw and The Airplane Family & Friends spread the holiday cheer at The Paramount; Jorma Kaukonen rocks Suffolk Theater; Paige Patterson & 'The Witness' mesmerize Cinema Arts Centre; Roots Foundation grooves at Treme Blues & Jazz Club; Greg Stone cracks up McGuires Comedy Club; The Chocolate Expo satiates all our cocoa fantasies at Cradle of Aviation Museum & so much more!
Four men were arrested for breaking into Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton, where they made a viral video of them riding BMX bicycles on the slides while the park was closed on Thanksgiving, Riverhead Town Police said.
John Edward, Pooh, Jingle Bell Bottom Ball & Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; The Ataris destroy Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Pamela Betti Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; America amazes The Space at Westbury; Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution & Eileen Ivers “An Nollaig” An Irish Christmas mesmerize YMCA Boulton Center; Andy Grammer, New York Bee Gees, Daughtry Acoustic Trio & Flatbush Zombies rock The Paramount & so much more!
10,000 Maniacs rock YMCA Boulton Center; Chris Robinson Brotherhood hits The Space at Westbury; Carlos Mencia, Dillinger Escape Plan, Kansas, Scott Stapp & Evanescence destroy The Paramount; Tower of Power & Joe Bonamassa wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Ion Dissonance & Less Than Jake slay Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Kerry Kearney grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; The Brooklyn Bridge serenade Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts; Vanilla Fudge hits YMCA Boulton Center; Badfinger amazes Suffolk Theater; Carcass & Deafheaven level The Emporium; & so much more!
Justina Valentine, Oogee Wawa & That of a Lion wow Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Toni Braxton floors NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Eric Paslay rocks The Emporium; Yellowcard, Sleeping With Sirens, Sublime with Rome & Fitz & The Tantrums slay The Paramount; Three Dog Night & Steve Vai destroy The Space at Westbury; 'Undocumented' & 'Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier' screen at Cinema Arts Centre; Ani DiFranco mesmerizes Landmark on Main Street; Dave Mason amazes Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center; Livingston Taylor grooves YMCA Boulton Center; 'The Buddy Holly Story' captivates Suffolk Theater; & so much more!
Samantha Fish, Aztec Two Step & Brewer & Shipley rock YMCA Boulton Center; Indigo Girls groove The Space at Westbury; Big Gigantic, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death from Above 1979 & the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Awards Gala wow The Paramount; Gold Coast International Film Festival amazes movie lovers; Robert Klein, Rita Rudner & Brian Regan crack up NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Fight Night: USA Boxing – NY Metro Championships strike Suffolk Theater; Jake Johannsen floors Goveror's; Wild ‘ N Out Live Comedy Show hits The Emporium; & so much more!