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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday. * Locations...Suffolk County. * Hazard types...heavy snow and wind. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with 30 to 35 mph gusts. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times. * Timing...snow develops late tonight...and then the heaviest snow will fall from the Monday morning commute through Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and a heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday. A coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...minor coastal flooding expected for Monday morning and night high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......10.0-10.5..........minor... Glen Cove NY........1048 am........9.8-10.4..........minor... Old Field NY........1050 am........9.1-9.6...........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.2-9.7...........minor.... -- Sunday Feb.07 16,08:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for LI Community Festivals and Other Events

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Enjoy a the weekend on Long Island with festivities all around!

September is here and you can bet there are festivities all around. Check out all the local Long Island community festivals going on, from the East Northport Annual Festival, the Ronkonkoma Chamber Summer BBQ, the Grande Festa Italiana, the Great East End Community Picnic, Fiddle and Fork Festival, and more!  There are also several events featuring music of The Grateful Dead, a unique and colorful run at Eisenhower Park and a comedy showcase with Bobby Collins. Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Who: Dead On Live At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Dead On Live is a note-for-note recreation of the Grateful Dead’s two most iconic albums “Working Man’s Dead” and “American Beauty.”
Cost: $25

Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: East Northport Annual Festival
Info:  This festival continues to run through September 7th. Enjoy a fun-filled activities for everybody, including exhibits, craft vendors, delicious food, shows, games, live entertainment and more! Princess Elsa will also make an appearance for kids between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: See Schedule for Hours at John Walsh Park & Larkfield Road, East Northport – (631) 261-3573

Who: Ronkonkoma Chamber Summer BBQ
Info: Come out to enjoy great BBQ food, refreshments, entertainment and games.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 6PM to Dusk at Michael Murphy Park, Lake Shore Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 963-2796

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
Who: Grande Festa Italiana at North Hempstead Beach Park
Info:  This event continues to run through September 7th. Come out to enjoy the 35th Grande Festa Italiana, a feast overlooking picturesque Long Island Sound. There’s games rides, a pasta making demonstration, Italian and other ethnic food, and music performances!  On Sunday night, there’s also a fireworks display. Ample parking is also available.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: See Schedule for Hours at North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington – (516) 767-3123

Who: The Color Vibe 5K At Eisenhower Park
Info: Get blasted with colored cornstarch as you run the Color Vibe 5K. The course will run at Eisenhower Park. Kids may also participate. A portion of proceeds are donated to local charity near you. Sign-up online to save.
Cost: $40 to $50 for Team Runner, $55 for Individual Runner, Free for Kids 1-12
Time & Place: 7AM to 11AM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (435) 554-0134

Who: Bobby Collins Comedy Showcase At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info: Meet the funniest guy in the room as Bobby Collins performs live! Collins has made millions laugh with more than 200 annual stand-up performances around the country.
Cost: $34 to $47
Time & Place: 7PM at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1313

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Who: 10th Annual Great East End Community Picnic At Red Creek Park
Info: Come down to enjoy music, games, dancing, crafts, sports, free hot dogs, ice cream and beverages!

Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 1PM to 5PM at Red Creek Park, 102 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays

Who: Fiddle And Fork Festival At Benner’s Farm
Info: Enjoy performances by Spuyten Duyvil, Beaucoup Blue and Miles to Dayton. The event is held at an organic historic working farm complete with a kids area, big swing, farm animals, gardens, produce, fields and woods.
Cost: $15 For Adults, $11 for Childen Under 12

Time & Place: 11AM to 7PM at Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Seaford – (631) 689-8172

Who: Grateful Fest 3 At The Vanderbilt Museum
Info: Come out to enjoy music of  The Grateful Dead. There’s also live painting and exhibiting by 50 artists! Music will be performed by Half Step, The Electrix, Reckoning and Unbroken Chain. The rain date is September 15.

Cost: $49.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 12PM to 6:30PM at The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport – (631) 854-5579

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com 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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