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"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. * Visibilities...one 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. * Impacts...life-threatening 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 afternoon...to 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 Weather 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 15,10:48 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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