18 Not-So-Spooky Long Island Halloween Celebrations

October on Long Island brings a chill to the air - and down your spine with haunted houses, creepy attractions, and extravagant Halloween events all month. Check them out in our Insider’s Guide blog, “Haunted Long Island: Paranormal Experiences & Spooky Historic Sites.” But if you’re looking for…

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Celebrating Juneteenth on Long Island

Long Islanders are banding together to celebrate Juneteenth—a holiday commemorating the day in 1863, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, that the last enslaved populations in the United States learned slavery had been abolished. Today, people all over the country gather…

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Your Guide to Pride on Long Island

June marks Pride Month – a celebration of LGBTQ+ communities, contributions, and history - with Long Island playing host to a slate of spectacular Pride events across the region, including many on Fire Island: the most iconic LGBTQ+ haven and vacation destination. Visitors and residents of Long…

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Best Spring Break Activities and April Events on Long Island

With Spring Break approaching, locals and visitors alike are looking for the best things to do on Long Island this April. Luckily, the team at Discover Long Island has done all of the hard work for you and has organized a list of upcoming events and seasonal specials happening in our region. Check…

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Magical Holiday Events on Long Island

From holiday concerts at our music halls to the traditional holiday plays at local downtown theaters, and pop-up holiday shops, there are a lot of holiday events and festivities to get you in the holiday mood on Long Island. Long Island’s Gold Coast mansions also reflect the season with stunning…

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Fall Festivals and Fun on Long Island

The cooler air and vibrant colors combine to create perfect fall days for family-themed festivals, food and wine events, Halloween fun, cornfield mazes, and of course, pumpkin picking. Below are some of our favorite fall activities to enhance your seasonal plans. Be sure to tag #DiscoverLongIsland…

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Signature Event: 153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is always an exciting time for fans and visitors who want to experience the thrill of horse racing. Belmont Park is one of America’s greatest and most historic racetracks of all time and it’s located right here on Long Island. Filled with history, tradition and victories, Belmont…

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Signature Event: 13th Annual Winterfest

The 13 th Annual Winterfest is about to get started on Long Island’s East End. This five-week, mid-winter festival will take place on both the North and South Forks of Long Island, showcasing the region's unique wineries, breweries, hotels, arts organizations, and other cultural venues. New this…

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