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Annual Open Tennis Tournament at Hempstead Lake State Park

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation-Long Island Region is pleased to announce that Hempstead Lake State Park will be hosting the Open Tennis Tournament along with Natural Heritage Trust and The Tribune ...

DEC to Host Public Meetings on Deer Management

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a webinar "New York Deer Management Update" the evenings of May 10 and May 12.

New York City FC Announces Long Island Rough Riders as PDL Affiliate

Already one of 11 Youth Affiliates, New York City is pleased to confirm that the Long Island Rough Riders are now the Club’s official Premier Development League partner beginning with the upcoming season.

Take the MTA LIRR to Belmont Park For Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 29 as the racetrack’s 2016 Spring-Summer meeting gets underway. And once again, the Long Island Rail Road and New York Racing Association (NYRA) have joined together to provide ...

Annual MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition in Nesconset May 14th

The weather is warming up and the sunshine is lasting longer and longer with each passing day, but most importantly we are well into baseball season!

Individual Tickets to New York Islanders Second Round Playoff Games to Go on Sale Thurday, April 28 at 10 A.M.

Individual tickets for New York Islanders Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff games at Barclays Center will go on sale Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. The Islanders will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the best-of-seven ...

Live Racing Returns to Belmont Park on April 29, Second Annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Set For June 9-11

Featuring the second annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, itself anchored by the 148th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11, live thoroughbred racing will return to Belmont Park on Friday, April ...

Mangano Congratulates Floral Park Memorial H.S. Girls Basketball Team on 2016 Championship

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano congratulated the Floral Park Memorial High School Girls Basketball Team for making it to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A finals at Hudson Valley Community College ...

DEC: 13th Annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend Set for April 23-24

Spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary and the Department of Environmental Conservation's 13th annual youth turkey hunting weekend is scheduled for April 23-24, DEC Acting ...

DEC Announces Tentative Waterfowl Season Dates

Tentative season dates for 2016-17 waterfowl seasons are now available on the DEC website. New York’s unique configuration of waterfowl management zones provides hunters with open seasons in various parts of the state from September to April.

StrikeForce Sports Presents: Operation IronChair–A Charity Event

StrikeForce Sports has partnered with many local sponsors to raise funds in order to buy a an outdoor wheelchair for a young airsoft enthusiast with cerebral palsy.

Long Island Hurricanes Mountain Bike Team Make 2nd Place in NICA NY Season Kick Off

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Mountain Bike Programs competed in this season’s first race this past weekend.

DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program Begins Another Season

The Department of Environmental Conservation's annual Angler Achievement Awards Program that recognizes anglers who make exceptional catches begins its 27th season, DEC Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

Mangano Congratulates Elmont Memorial H.S. Boys Varsity Basketball Team On 2016 State Championship

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano congratulated the Elmont Memorial High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team and Head Coach George Holub for winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A final at the ...

DEC Announces 2015 Deer Harvest Estimates

Hunters harvested an estimated 202,973 deer during the 2015-16 hunting seasons, approximately 15% less than the prior year.

Things To Do on Long Island in Recognition of Earth Day 2016

Give back to the planet by participating in an Earth Day event on Long Island!

MTA LIRR Providing Extra Service for NY Islanders’ Playoff Games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As ...

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts in New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation authorizing competitive mixed martial arts in New York State.

Legislator Spencer Honors Student Athletes After Blue Devils Relay Team Brought Home the Gold

The Huntington HS Blue Devil Relay Team was recently honored by Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. after finishing their undefeated season with a gold medal and national championship title.

Springtime Stargazing and Astronomy Events Taking Place on Long Island

Explore the infinite night sky this spring on L.I. as temperatures finally begin to rise!
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