Weather Alert(3)!
"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour overnight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... * locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.2-10.8.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.6-11.2.......moderate... , "Special Statement" ...Heavy snow will impact Bronx...eastern Putnam...Fairfield...Kings (Brooklyn)...Middlesex...Nassau...New Haven...New London...Queens... Suffolk and Westchester counties... At 943 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working west from Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are expected with the snow. Travel is not recommended A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area. Ds -- Monday Jan.26 15,10:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for May 6 through May 9

Food, Wine, & Dining, Music, Movies & Entertainment, Home & Garden, Hot Spots & Night Life, Seasonal & Current Events

Check out this week's hot spots on Long Island to get you ready for Mother's Day and for other great entertainment!

It’s just a couple of days before Mother’s Day! If you haven’t figured out a gift at this point, this week’s hot spots can help you find answers. In addition to plant sales, there are workshops and demonstrations to help you create floral arrangement of your own to give. There are also other exciting events happening on Long Island, including the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Culinary Delights event, a program with the Adelphi Concert Band, the Spring concert with FTC Concert Pops and FTC Chorus, a guitar concert at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center and the St. Mary’s Church Family Festival. Check out all the details below!  

MONDAY – MAY 6, 2013

Who: Mother’s Day Flowers – A Demonstration At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Thinking of giving your mother flowers for Mother’s Day, why not consider putting it together yourself. Eileen Scudlo will lead a session with demonstrations on how to put a flower basket and a corsage together. She’ll also show you how to tie a bow to embellish your arrangements.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079

Who: Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Culinary Delights At Glen Cove Mansion Hotel And Conference Center
Info: Guest chefs will be on hand to demonstrate gourmet dishes. Participating chefs include Executive Chef Clifford Goodman of The Meat House in Roslyn, Chef Marlene Flores of Mar Le Café of Glen Cove and Executive Chef Pat Marone of The Regency at Glen Cove. Take part in this cooking class! There will also be raffles.
Cost: $40 For Advance Ticket, $45 At the Door
Time & Place: 6PM to 9PM at Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove – (516) 676-6666

TUESDAY – MAY 7, 2013

Who: Farmingdale State College Department Of Ornamental Horticulture Plant Sale
Info: Today kicks off a three-day plant sale event. It’s your chance to stock up on quality seasonal plants at prices below local retail. It’s offering a wide variety of flowering annuals in flats, pots and baskets. Farmingdale-grown veggies, herbs, perennials, tropical and house plants will also be available. Your purchase also supports Farmingdale horticulture students and the Teach Gardens. 
Cost: Free Event, Prices Vary By Plant
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at Horticulture Greenhouses at Farmingdale State College Campus, North Entrance Off Rt. 110, 1000’ On Left, Farmingdale – (631) 420-2711

Who: Adelphi Concert Band – Dance To The Music
Info: The Adelphi Concert Band presents a program of traditional and modern band music under the direction of Brian D. Meyers. It features the students of the Department of Music at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.
Cost: Free Event, Reservation Suggested
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, One South Avenue, Garden City – (800) 233-5744


Who: Mother’s Day Centerpiece Workshop At Benner’s Farm
Info: Create your very own Mother’s Day centerpiece using a variety of natural flowers and materials. Register for the workshop online.
Cost: $35
Time & Place: 4:30PM to 5:30PM at Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket – (631) 689-8172

Who: Spring Concert With The FTC Concert Pops And FTC Chorus At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a night with FTC Concert Pops performing favorite traditional and contemporary concert band selections from Hollywood and Broadway. The FTC Chorus also performs standard and contemporary choral selections from diverse periods in varied styles.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 424-7000

THURSDAY – MAY 9, 2013

Who: Guitar Extravaganza At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: This concert is dedicated to the greatest jazz music instructions in the Northeast. Enjoy a concert featuring small groups, guitar ensembles, guitar orchestras, vocalists, the Tony Mottola Ensemble and special guests. After the concert, you can also view rare manuscripts, original memorabilia, exciting classic jazz guitars and various other classic jazz instruments in a free Meet-the-Artist-Reception.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 424-7000

Who: St. Mary’s Church Family Festival
Info: Enjoy a festival that will bring joy to the whole family. It’ll have raffles, thrill and kiddie rides, games, international and festival food and more. The festival continues through May 12.
Cost: Free Event, Pay Per Ride
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Avenue, East Islip

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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