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Fun on Long Island

North Fork Link
Link from the Long Island Rail Road to the Shuttle. Leave your car and your cares behind this summer and experience the best of the East End with The North Fork Link.

Amistad Tall Ship in Greenport
Amistad, a replica of the historic 19th century Spanish schooner that made history off the coast of Long Island, is expected to dock at the Greenport Marina from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17. The deep water harbor has played host to a number of historic tall ships through the years, but this is the first voyage Amistad is making to the village. Public tours of the tall ship will begin that Saturday with a morning sail. The two-and-a-half…

Butterfly and Bird Exhibit
The Long Island Exhibition Center’s first exhibit – Butterflies! – will showcase thousands of butterflies and birds set in an enchanted garden – a beautiful and colorful display of blooming flowers and trees throughout the year. The exhibit will feature more than 30 species of North American and exotic, tropical free-flying butterflies, 20 different types of birds, and archerfish. This highly anticipated addition is part of Atlantis Marine World three-phased $24-million-dollar plan for the reinvention of downtown Riverhead’s waterfront, and represents the transition between the second and third phase of the original expansion plans, the grand opening of the Sea Star Grand Ballroom and the adjacent Hyatt Place East End hotel.

Montauk Village 
Discover the natural beauty of the tip of our island. A short taxi ride to the Village lets you experience Montauk's laid back atmosphere.

NORTH FORK CRUSH WINE & ARTISANAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Just in time for summer, New York Wine Events turns Jamesport Vineyards into a sumptuous wine & food tasting! Come sip over 100 wines, sample artisanal foods & nibble on light accompaniments. You don’t have to take a 6 hour flight to Napa Valley to taste world class wines at a stunning vineyard. Long Island’s North Fork region is New York’s unheralded “Wine Country”, and the North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival is your opportunity to taste what you’ve been missing up close and personal, right with the people who make the wines!

Old Bethpage Village 
Old Bethpage provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. The 209-acre village includes an assortment of homes, farms and businesses. Many events throughout June such as, traditional american contra dancing, the six dream catchers 3rd annual native american pow wow and many more.

Great South Bay Music Festival
Celebrating its 12th Anniversary, The Great South Bay Music Festival is the longest running, and largest four day, “American Themed” music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Situated on the magnificent Great South Bay, it features approximately 60 performers on 4 stages, presenting legends, contemporary favorites, as well as local emerging artists in contemporary & classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and all types of American music.
Well known as a “Family Friendly Music Fest”, The Great South Bay Music Festival is committed to excellence in “Fun” education! Parents (and of course kids) will love our KIDZONE – featuring quality, educational & fun, children’s entertainment, all day Saturday & Sunday.

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.

Sagtikos Manor 
The Sagtikos Manor was built in 1697, and expanded in 1772 and 1902. The estate served as headquarters for the British Army on Long Island for a brief time during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Antiques and Collectibles show, June 5. Peony Path Tour, June 12.

Fun in New York City
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.

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.

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NYC Restaurant Week
Dining out is New York City’s most fabulous pastime, and NYC Restaurant Week is the only invitation you need. This summer, you’ll find special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across town. With prix-fixe meals at over 380 of the City’s finest restaurants, the program invites diners to sample the incredible array of eateries that make up NYC’s culinary culture.

Broadway Week NYC
NYC Broadway Week returns September 3–16. Check attached link after August 15 to browse shows and book your 2-for-1 tickets

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