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Fun in New York City

Take the LIRR to the station indicated (linked to train schedules and fares). For more information, check the event website link, or call the phone numbers listed.

NYC Must-See WeekSM (January 21–February 9) features two-for-one tickets to some of the City's most popular sights, tours and performing arts venues.

Bryant Park
Bryant Park is a great place to stretch out, dine and relax. It also provides a multitude of free activities. Ice skating, vendors of all types and food!

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. The Holiday Fair Committee spends the year looking for unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model. 40 vendors will take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall for almost six weeks to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods.www.nytransitmuseumstore.com.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The scale of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is immense: be part of the more than 3.5 million people viewing the parade live along the parade route. You can watch in awe as 10,000 participants — including the nation's best marching bands, performance groups, giant helium balloons, breathtaking floats and the one-and-only Santa Claus — pass before their eyes. 

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
NYC’s Favorite Train Show Is Bigger Than Ever! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound. Explore a winter wonderland across our 250 acres with special tours, musical performances, and activities for kids, plus take care of your gift list at NYBG Shop and stop for a bite at one of our exciting new dining venues. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday outing!

High Line Park
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Free in NYC
NYCgo.com offers a list of things to do for free, and other itineraries for those in need of ideas for fun trips and places to visit.
Coffee & Tea Festival NYC
Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2019 lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Bring your family, bring your friends – make it an inexpensive and invigorating day out!

Gray Line Sightseeing
A great way to see New York City: Explore various neighborhoods in Manhattan or Brooklyn on Gray Line's hop-on, hop-off double-decker buses. Spend as much time as you like at one stop, re-board a bus and continue on to the next neighborhood.

Fun on Long Island
Long Island Fun - Coupons
Discover Long Island site has a collection of money saving coupons.
Long Island 2019 Winterfest
LI Winterfest , is a four week, mid winter music, wine and art festival, taking place throughout Long Islands scenic north & south forks. The LIWC will present “The Art of Wine at Winterfest, Live on the Vine”.  An exciting and hands-on series of wine-focused events that gives visitors exclusive access to rare wines, Long Island’s incredible winemakers and progressive winemaking techniques. 

NYC St Patrick's Day Parade
The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The parade is held annually on March 17th* at precisely 11:00 AM in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York. The parade route goes up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street. Approximately 150,000 people march in the parade which draws about 2 million spectators.

MTA LIRR advises that alcoholic beverages will be prohibited on all trains, platforms and stations.

Long Island Restaurant Week
Some of the finest food on the East Coast is available in this region less than one hour from New York City. At the heart of hospitality services on Long Island are hundreds of restaurants and thousands of men and women serving local and visiting diners. Long Island Restaurant Week boosts commerce in traditionally sluggish periods during the fall, between post-summer spending and pre-holiday saving, and in the spring, between warm weather getaways and summer barbecues. From Sunday to Sunday, each participating restaurant offers its own unique three-course prix fixe for $29.95 all night, except Saturday when it is offered only until 7 p.m. The campaigns, which span across the region's 118-miles from Garden City to Montauk, boast nearly 250 participants each fall and more than 160 during the spring.

Tanger Outlet  Shopping - Deer Park
Start your holiday shopping at Tanger Outlet-The Arches at Deer Park. They offer more than 70 stores, a movie theater, and ice skating in the winter. Set in a Tuscan Village style, The Arches is conveniently located a short distance from the Deer Park LIRR Train Station. Purchase the Tanger Deer Park package at open ticket offices and ticket machines (gray or blue). The package includes rail fare to Deer Park station, where you can board the Tanger Outlet Shuttle for a short ride to the center. Turn in the voucher stub at the Tanger Outlets Shoppers Services.

Port Jefferson
"Port Jeff" is a picturesque village of natural beauty and a worthy trip for a day of fun. Tucked away in many of the winding little streets are some fantastic restaurants and shops. Take advantage of the Long Island Rail Road"s LIRR Discount Package

Train to the Game LIRR One-Ticket Ride to the New Meadowlands Stadium for Football Games and Select Events.
Seatuck Environmental Center 
Encounter the wild world of Long Island in these unique programs designed for children ages 3-5 and at least one accompanying adult. Fun for the whole family awaits as you explore Long Island's natural world!

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Train to the Game: the LIRR is the best way to see your teams and players in action.
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Family Travel Tip: The LIRR Family Fare allows up to four children, ages 5-11, to travel for $1.00 each way on off-peak trains when accompanied by an adult; children under 5 ride free (family fare ticket CAN be used for afternoon peak train; NOT morning peak)

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Last Updated: 8/13/19

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