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Holiday Happenings, Christmas Safety Tips News, Events, and More in December 14th's Newsletter!

We've got the best holiday happenings, some safety tips. and more in this week's Newsletter!




This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
December 14th, 2012
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Looking for a great way to ring in the New Year? Join the Westbury Manor as they celebrate the beginning of 2013 in style at their Annual New Year's Party!

For only $130 per person, you can enjoy a night of decadence, including a lavish catered cocktail hour, a dinner menu featuring mouthwatering surf & turf, unlimited premium drinks throughout the night, and a champagne toast at midnight!

The party begins at 7:30PM, and continues until 1AM - space and seating is limited, so call and make your reservation today, and celebrate the New Year in style at the Westbury Manor!

For more information,
please visit their website,
or call 516-333-7117.

Dear Long Islander,

We've made it halfway through December already - Hannukah draws to a close this Sunday evening, and we're a mere eleven days away from Christmas. You can feel the excitment of the holiday season in the air - whether you're walking down the Main Street of your hometown and finishing up some last minute shopping, or you've attended one of the countless tree & menorah lighting ceremonies that have taken place all over the Island this month. One thing is for sure: Long Island is truly getting into the spirit of the season this year. If you're looking for a way to give back to the community this year, and help out a family in need, be sure to check out our Giving Back for the Holidays Guide, which features all sorts of wonderful ways you can help make someone else's season bright. Many families are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and need these organizations need more community support than ever before. Whether you're looking to get on Santa's Nice List, or you just want to spread some holiday cheer to your fellow Long Islanders this season, be sure to keep others in mind, as we inch closer to the New Year.

La Tavola Hosts 4th Annual "Adopt-a-Family" Fundraiser
Wednesday, Dec 19th - Help a Local Family in Need this Holiday
Due to the recent effects caused by Hurricane Sandy we have to decided to "adopt" and assist local families in their recovery from the storm.  We are hosting the Fourth Annual fundraiser at la Tavola on Wednesday December 19th from 5-9pm in order to raise money to purchase food, clothing and basic necessitates for the families.  Every dollar goes a long way.  A minimum $5 donation at the door to receive Happy Hour drink specials.  Please come down for dinner or just a holiday drink and help these families rebuild their lives.  There will plenty of raffles, a 50/50 and live music by Dave March of Miles to Dayton!
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-750-6900.
Hot Off the Presses
Fire Safety Tips for Christmas Trees
Here's Some Tips & Tricks for Having a Safe & Happy Christmas!
It’s something we’d prefer not to think about during the holiday season as boxes of ornaments are dusted off and long strings of lights are untangled, but as your family gathers this year it is important to consider the safety of your Christmas tree. Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they occur they tend to be serious. Between 2006 and 2010, fire departments in the United States responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees each year.  An average of four deaths per year, 21 injuries and $17.3 million in property damage resulted from these fires. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has offered a series of fire and safety tips for Christmas trees on behalf of the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services to help keep Long Islanders safe & secure this holiday season.
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Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theatre
Don't Miss the Performance of the Season at Hofstra University!
Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre presents its 30th season of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at Hofstra University on December 10, 11, 17, 18 (six performances).   Ohman’s production is the largest Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes, and dances, and has a cast of eighty children, semi-professional dancers, and professional guest artists.  Holiday family entertainment at its best…come experience the magic!

For more info & to purchase tickets, please visit their website, or call 631-462-0964 or 888-695-0888.
This Week's Best Long Island Events  

Are you a fan of the cold water? If so, head down to this year’s Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics! Hosted at Cedar Beach, the plunge will begin at 10AM and go till 1PM this Saturday, December 15th. Every Plunger that raises $125 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt, raise more money and receive more great prizes! Head on down to do the plunge or just support and enjoy the hot chocolate!
Are you looking for that perfect gift for someone this year? Why not give them a new best friend! Head down to Fido Fitness Club this Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-4PM for their Home for the Holidays Adoption Event! Give one of the displaced animals from Hurricane Sandy a new home or simply donate any goods for the pets! Make a difference this holiday for our furry friends!
If you’re still looking for some holiday decorations or holiday gifts you’re in luck! Head on down to Ward Melville High School for the 24th Annual Craft Fair presented by the Boys and Girls Club this Saturday from 10AM-4PM! This event will feature vendors selling anything from dip mixes to Christmas treats! Bring the whole family for a fun day of exploring and shopping to see what you can find!
Join the Long Island Masterworks Quartet for an afternoon of delightful holiday music, including sing-a-longs, and the Quartet's rendition of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' in the beautiful surroundings of Coe Hall! Hosted at the Planting Arboretum, this day of fun will take place this Sunday, December 16th at 2PM and 4PM. Bring down this whole family for a day of holiday cheer!

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