Day trips on Long Island, in New York City to take this summer

Here are spots to visit and excursions to try that offer fun for everyone this season. 

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20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Three more pot cultivation licenses issued on LI

Two partners involved with Oregon Road Organics and Island Grow, LLC secured state approval to grow marijuana. 

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Husband and wife open The Weathered Barn in Greenport

The couple work and craft together.

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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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Upcoming Events

Waffles and Wine

Mar5

Enjoy three specialty waffles from the North Fork Chocolate Company paired with three of our wines. Reservations required. Held at Peconic Tasting Room

Where

Pindar Vineyards

37645 Route 25

Peconic, NY

11958

Phone: 631-734-6200

Price

$30

Website
pindar.net

The Trees of Bridge Gardens – a Winter Identification Walk

Mar12

Most people identify trees based on their leaves or flowers but learning how to identify a tree from its bark, buds, and branches can be fun. And the structure in the dormant months can tell the tree's story. Join the Peconic Land Trust for an in-person, outdoor walk with local arborist Tom Volk of Summerhill Landscapes to learn about the many different trees growing at this 5-acre garden and the stories they tell. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, call 631.283.3195, ext. 122 or email Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

Where

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Lane

Bridgehampton, NY

11932

Phone: 631-283-3195

Price

$5

St. Patty's Day Beer Fest

Mar17

Beer flights by North Fork, Peconic County, Ubergeek, Tradewinds, Twin Fork Beer Company and Long Ireland Breweries. Food is available for purchase. There will be a full bar for those who would like beverages other than beer. Reservations required- call 631.208.9200 ext 426 or book online

Where

Long Island Aquarium

431 E. Main St.

Riverhead, NY

11901-2556

Phone: 631-208-9200

Price

$25 per person 21+

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Guide to beach towns on Long Island: Know before you go

Grab a towel and some sunblock, and follow the sound of the waves. 

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A dog festival comes to Port Jefferson and more pet events this summer

Dock-diving, a dog performance sport making waves in pet-centric circles across the nation, will be making a splash at the festival.

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Suffolk Division II semfinal: Port Jefferson vs. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold

Scenes from a Suffolk Division II girls lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Port Jefferson and host Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Monday.

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Long Island school budgets up for vote today: Most under tax cap, two call for overrides

Eighteen Long Island school districts have frozen tax rates, and four are calling for cuts. New Suffolk and Wainscott on the East End are seeking to pierce the tax cap.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Districts budget for improvements, aim to keep taxes low

Long Island's 124 school districts are proposing average spending increases of 4.17% for 2022-23, a Newsday survey found. Average tax collections are due to rise only 1.54%.

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Long Island partyboats that offer half- or full-day fishing trips

They've got all you need to go fishing — bait, tackle — and they'll clean your catch, too.

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Four LI hospitals get 'A' rating by nonprofit watchdog

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Mather Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island each got the top score from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.

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Gabriel's Giving Tree helps OD victims' families

The group helps families in need to pay for funeral and burial services after a loved one dies from an opioid overdose.

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KJ Farrell's to close after 15 years 

The Bellmore live-music venue says business was hurt by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Five months after a fall left him paralyzed, this doctor is walking again

Dr. Joseph Casarona stumbled down the winding stairwell of his Cutchogue home one night and suffered a serious spinal injury.

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My Turn: Appreciation for life grows with a walk in the woods

'These moments on the bench give us the opportunity to reminisce ...'

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Uncork an adventure at Long Island wineries offering rare tasting experiences

Dine in the cellar or ride through the vines in a Moke.

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Southold man shoots at boy, 14, after doorbell prank, police say

Police said the man believed somebody might have been breaking into his house.

School Notebook: Robotics teams win Chairman's Award

This year's competition had a theme of "Rapid React."

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'Very scary' bird flu is unsettling poultry farmers in Suffolk

The highly contagious bird flu has killed millions of birds nationwide. New York's first cases of the bird flu were confirmed Feb. 18 in a "backyard flock" of eight birds in Suffolk.

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LIU Post digitizing project preserves Long Island history

Historical items digitized include documents relating to the Culper Spy Ring.

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LI school property taxes projected to rise an average 1.9%

Voting on proposed school budgets and board candidates is scheduled for May 17.

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St. Patrick's Day parades on Long Island 

Irish pride swells on Long Island all month long.

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CAST widens social-safety net, aims to transform lives on East End
Lindsay Hogan's total game on display as Locust Valley wins LI 'B' title 

Hogan had 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals as the Falcons extended their winning streak to 54 and reached the Southeast Regional final.

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Long Island Class B championship: Locust Valley vs. Greenport/Southold

Scenes from the Long Island Class B girls basketball championship between Locust Valley and Greenport/Southold on Wednesday at Shoreham-Wading River.

Log cabin on 2.5 acres in Southold on the North Fork asks $1.25 million

"It's just an eight-minute walk to Cedar Beach on Peconic Bay, and is surrounded by trees," the seller of this unusual North Fork home says.

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