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Black Friday shopping at LI malls

July 10, 2009 - Garden City, LI -

July 10, 2009 - Garden City, LI - Customers with shopping bags walk around at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City in Long Island, New York. Photo Credit: Photo by Yana Paskova

Plan on shopping on Black Friday? Start early! And bring your wishbone. Here's what to expect at Long Island malls.

Americana Manhasset

Info: Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road, 516-627-2277 or 800-818-6767,

Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With shops like Fendi, Prada and Tiffany, this is the highest-end shopping you can find - hardly doorbuster territory. So if you want to skip the shopping madness altogether, this may be the place. Just contact a personal shopper, hand over your list, and they'll do the work - gratis.

Roosevelt Field 

Info: 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-742-8001,

Open: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

Make your shopping easier with a free planner/receipt holder available to the first 1,500 customers at Simon Guest Services, and don't forget to pick up your free shopping bag at the grand entrance on the Macy's side of the mall, near Houston's restaurant.

Take a break at the rejuvenation station in Bloomingdale's Court, where you can catch a free holiday movie or two. Plan ahead: If you're a follower of Roosevelt Field on Twitter, you'll be eligible to win a premium reserved parking space on Black Friday. Beginning tomorrow, Roosevelt Field will select four followers at random for the spaces.

Broadway Mall

Info: Routes 106 and 107, Hicksville, 516-822-6338 or 516-939-0679,

Open: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Eat turkey, save money: Be among the first 100 customers to bring your Thanksgiving turkey's wishbone to the customer service desk in the Target wing, and get a $20 mallwide gift card (one per household, first-come, first-served, as long as supplies last). Or be among the first 500 customers at the customer service desk to receive a reusable Ikea shopping bag complete with a holiday value booklet offering special discounts.

Note: If you just can't wait for Friday, Old Navy opens for Gobblepalooza on Thanksgiving Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; then reopens at midnight.

Smith Haven

Info: 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, 631-724-1433,

Open: 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The mall has plenty going on. First of all, pick up your free holiday shopping planner/receipt holder - available to the first 1,000 customers - at the door. Getting a little tired? Relax at the rejuvenation station in front of JCPenney, with soft seating and holiday movies. Visit Santa and register to win free groceries for a year, courtesy of radio station WMJC-FM (94X) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Take a little time to show off your gift-giving skills by donating a new toy to the Brookhaven Interface Toy Drive. And if all that's not enough, there will be holiday entertainment throughout the weekend. 


Info: South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 631-665-8600,

Open: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

106.1 BLI will be giving away $5 Westfield American Express gift cards to those customers "liking" Westfield South Shore on Facebook. Here's how it works: Go to Facebook and push the "like" button. On Black Friday, head to BLI, in the Lord & Taylor court near Santa. Cards will be available while supplies last.

Westfield Sunrise Mall 

Info: One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa Park, 516-795-3550,

Open: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Plenty of deals at mall stores like Express - which is offering 40 percent off on merchandise throughout the store. But the mall itself also offers visits with Santa (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.). NOTE: Walmart will be open 24 hours.

Mall at the Source

Info: 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-228-0303,

Open: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kick off your shopping with a sugar fix: Nestlé Toll House cookies are available from 6 to 10 a.m. And get a fix on exactly where the deals are: Check out the retailer showcase fliers available throughout the mall.

Tanger Factory Outlets 

Info: 200 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead, 631-369-2732,

Open: Midnight to 10 p.m.

FridayThe Magic of Midnight shopping event has become an annual tradition for many. This year, Tanger offers the first 200 customers who go to Shoppers Services a $10 gift card.

Outlet Center at the Arches

Info: 455 Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-667-0600,

Open: Midnight to 10 p.m. Friday

For the second year the Arches offers Magic of Midnight sales beginning at midnight. The mall has plenty going for it, including a way to save some cash: Head for Shoppers Service, where the first 200 customers will snag a $10 gift card.

Walt Whitman

Info: 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-271-1741,

Open: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fresh-baked Nestlé Toll House cookies welcome customers at the 8 a.m. opening, and free holiday shopping planner/receipt holders will be given to the first 1,000 customers through the doors.

Stop by Simon Guest Services for a free Facebook shopping bag while supplies last, or head over to HSBC Premier, near Santa, to get your gifts wrapped - free - and pick up a recyclable tote bag.

Green Acres

Info: Green Acres Road, off Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, 516-568-0127

Green Acres did not provide Black Friday information in time for this section.


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