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Green things on Long Island for St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite green things on Long Island, from teams to restaurants and some particularly green towns. What else can we add to this list? Send your suggestions to erin.serpico@newsday.com.

New York Jets fans

While the New York Jets no longer have
Photo Credit: Lee S. Weissman

While the New York Jets no longer have training camp at Hofstra University, fans can still be spotted sporting green across Long Island.

The Green Machine

The Green Machine is Brentwood High School's notable
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The Green Machine is Brentwood High School's notable marching band. During the 2018 season, the Green Machine went to the annual New York State Field Band Conference championship in Syracuse.

Green Island pier

Long Island offers plenty of spots to fish,
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Long Island offers plenty of spots to fish, including Green Island Pier near Jones Beach off the Wantagh State Parkway.

Danny Green

Danny Green, who graduated from St. Mary's College
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Danny Green, who graduated from St. Mary's College Preparatory School in 2005 and is a North Babylon native, is now a part of the NBA.

Sierra Club Long Island Group

The Sierra Club Long Island Group has around
Photo Credit: Ann I. Aurelio / Sierra Club Long Island Group

The Sierra Club Long Island Group has around 6,000 members and promotes environmental initiatives in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Thai Green Leaf

Folks looking for Asian cuisine can check out
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

Folks looking for Asian cuisine can check out Thai Green Leaf in East Northport, above, and Copiague.

LIU Post

LIU Post -- formerly C.W. Post -- proudly
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LIU Post -- formerly C.W. Post -- proudly utilizes green and gold as the school's colors. The Brookville college is the largest private campus in the Long Island University system, and was named after Charles William Post, the famed turn-of-the-20th century breakfast cereal tycoon.

Greenvale

The hamlet of Greenvale in Nassau County was
Photo Credit: Karen Wiles Stabile

The hamlet of Greenvale in Nassau County was originally known as Cedar Swamp until 1866, when it was given its current name. Greenvale is also home to a Civil War soldier statue on a memorial monument at the Roslyn Cemetery. The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Greenport

Greenport is a popular final destination on many
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Greenport is a popular final destination on many Long Island wine tours and is home to Mitchell Park, where visitors can ride an antique carousel or go ice skating during the winter. The village is also a haven for skaters and history buffs alike, thanks to the local skate park and plenty of museums, historic buildings and nautical attractions.

David Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

The preserve literally is the greenest part of
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

The preserve literally is the greenest part of Long Island from an environmental perspective. It features 2,700 acres of undeveloped land, a bird conservation area and 7 1/2 miles of marked hiking trails.

Carlyle on the Green

Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale is a
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Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale is a prime destination for weddings. There is a bit of a color conflict, though, as the restaurant/reception hall hugs Bethpage State Park's famed Black Course.

Anthony Green of Circa Survive

Alternative rock band Circa Survive's lead singer, Anthony
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Alternative rock band Circa Survive's lead singer, Anthony Green, might not be from Long Island (the high-voiced crooner hails from Doylestown, Penn.) but one of the band's most notable songs off of its first album is called "Meet Me in Montauk," which is a reference to the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Green is seen here performing at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue in 2014.

'Hanging out on the village green'

Billy Joel famously wrote about
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Billy Joel famously wrote about "Hanging out on the village green," in his classic song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," which was a reference to the popular West Village Green area of Hicksville, where the singer-songwriter grew up.

Long Island Green Dome

Dubbed the Long Island Green Dome, this Platinum
Photo Credit: Kevin Shea

Dubbed the Long Island Green Dome, this Platinum LEED-qualified structure is green in both name and functionality. The Calverton home was built by Kevin Shea and measures in at an impressive 70 feet in diameter and 44 feet high.

Green Acres Mall

Located in Valley Stream, Green Acres Mall may
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Located in Valley Stream, Green Acres Mall may not actually be green, but its more than 150 stores and restaurants certainly does encourage visitors to spend their hard-earned cash.

Long Island Greenbelt Trail

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail consists of more
Photo Credit: Sara-Megan Walsh

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail consists of more than 200 miles of hiking trails that were created by the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference. The non-profit group maintains each of the paths and provides both guided tours and detailed maps for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

Rachel Green

She may be fictional, but Jennifer Aniston's character
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She may be fictional, but Jennifer Aniston's character from "Friends" is a born-and-bred Long Islander. And like any good Long Islander, Rachel knows her way around a shopping mall and isn't a stranger to the LIE, even though she moved to Greenwich Village to hang with Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe.

Greens Irish Pub

Greens Irish Pub in Manhasset is but one
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

Greens Irish Pub in Manhasset is but one of many authentic eateries serving traditional Irish food and spirits on Long Island. But it does carry the distinction of being the only Irish pub on Long Island to have green in its name.

The Greenporter Hotel

The Greenporter Hotel, located in (you guessed it)
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Greenporter Hotel, located in (you guessed it) Greenport, dates back to the 1950s, with new additions to the existing structure designed with a retro style in mind. And the Greenporter isn't just green by name -- the hotel has also been lauded for its use of energy-efficient appliances and other eco-friendly amenities in its guest rooms.

Greenlawn

The hamlet of Greenlawn is located in the
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The hamlet of Greenlawn is located in the town of Huntington, and is the hometown of Mariah Carey. The town is also known for its annual pickle festival, a tradition that dates back to 1979.

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