Weather Alert(1)!
"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Lively Labor Day Weekend 2014 Festivals

Food, Wine, & Dining, Family & Parenting, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture, Seasonal & Current Events

There are lots of lively festivals going on this Labor Day Weekend for Long Islanders searching for something fun to do.

Summer is inevitably coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Labor Day, which is celebrated the first Monday of September, gives us one last three day weekend to say farewell to summer before autumn starts rolling in. Luckily for Long Islanders this year’s Labor Day Weekend is full of fun, festive, festivals to attend.

The holiday itself recognizes and commemorates the economic and social achievements of American workers throughout our nation’s history. This annual national tribute to the hard work of the American people celebrates their perseverance, strength, and dedication to the growth and prosperity of our country. These are wonderful things to keep in mind as you enjoy a lovely day of family fun at a festival.

6th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts FREE
The Great Lawn of St. Marks Church, 35 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, August 30th - Sunday, August 31st at 10:00 AM

Saturday and Sunday the Great Lawn across from St. Mark’s Church will blossom with artwork brought to Westhampton Beach by a spectacular cast of national and international artists that will weave a tapestry of extraordinary original artwork. Festival will take place from 10 AM-6 PM.

Faith, Food & Fellowship Festival FREE
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 368 Greene Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, August 30th at 10:00 AM

Head to the church’s annual festival (held rain or shine) which will feature Greek and Slavic café, children’s activities, Chinese auction, flea market, 50/50 raffle, vendors and live Balalaika band. Prayer services and church tours will be offered throughout the day.  Admission is free!

Seaford Summer Festival FREE
Seaford LIRR Station, Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st at 11:00 AM

Summer Festival will feature arts and crafts, new merchandise and antiques. For more information please call or visit our website.
9th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair FREE
Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, August 31st at 11:00 AM
Don't miss out on the 9th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair held on August 31st! Fair will be held from 11 AM-6 PM and will feature a variety of unique vendors selling lots of great items.

The Feast of Mother Cabrini FREE
Suffolk County Community College, L.I.E exit 53 and Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Wednesday, August 27th - Monday, September 1st

Enjoy thrilling rides and delicious food at the Feast of Mother Cabrini! Admission is free and rides are $5 POP. Weekdays the feast starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. On weekends and Labor Day the feast begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. There will also be a fireworks display on the night of September 1st.

Shinnecock Powwow
Shinnecock Powwow Grounds, West Gate Rd. off Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968
Friday, August 29th - Monday, September 1st at 3 PM on Friday & 10 AM Saturday - Monday

Tribal dances, ceremonies, crafts, storytelling, native foods, demonstrations, dance and drum competitions; fire lighting at sunset.

Multinational Cultural Festival of NY 2014
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, NY 11725
Saturday, August 30th at 12:00 PM

Head to the Multinational Cultural Festival which will feature the heritage and customs of countries in Asia, South America, North America and Europe. There will be a food court, small business and corporate vendor tables and raffle drawings. Admission to the daytime festivities is free. In the evening there will be a live stage performance with professional dancers, musicians, mimes and other exotic performers. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children 7 and under.

Labor Day Weekend Twice as Nice Spectacular 
Lambrou's of Island Park, 4073 Austin Blvd, Island Park, NY 11558
Mingle and meet new friends at the Labor Day Weekend Twice as Nice Spectacular, presented by Doc's/Millenium Dance Parties! Enjoy two music genres, dinner, dancing, two bars, two dance floors and two spacious ballrooms. Dress to impress! No hats, t-shirts, sneakers or sloppy attire please. Admission is just $28, $25 with special admission from 7:30-8:00 PM.

Which festivals are you planning to attend this Labor Day Weekend?
Let us know below!

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