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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
April 25th
, 2014
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Dear Long Islander,
Easter and Passover have come and gone, and we’re now well into the swing of spring. With the air continuing to warm we’ll be seeing a lot of fun outdoor festivals and farmers’ markets popping up throughout the coming months, and many Long Islanders will have their own parties and celebrations to plan. Springtime means it’s the season for warm weather weddings, graduations, proms, and a whole lot more. We’re also coming up on the 3rd Annual I Love My Park Day—a real celebration of all the natural beauty that comes into bloom this season!
Rolling River Day Camp Rock-the-River Spring Festival and Fundraiser 5/3/14!
The Festitval Will Run From 12 - 4 PM and Feature Many Fun Activities!
Join us for a family-friendly, East Rockaway block party extravaganza at the annual Rock-the-River Spring Festival! Presented by Local Luxuries, this fun-filled event celebrates families with rides, bounce houses, pony rides, farm animals, facepainting, DJ music, performances, food & refreshments and more. Head to the block party extension across the street at 5 Star Gymnastics and ROK Fitness for even more fun activities! This event is free admission and open to the public. Proceeds from ride bracelet sales will be donated towards Rolling River's Camp Scholarship Program with Peninsula Counseling Center. 
For More Information, please visit their website, or call 516-593-2267.
Hot Off the Presses
Arbor Day 2014: Celebrate Trees at Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserves!
Though Earth Day has passed, you can celebrate nature still on April 25th!
The first Arbor Day was created in the late 1800s and is now facilitated by The Arbor Day Foundation which promotes the planting, nurturing, and the celebration of trees. Every state celebrates Arbor Day at different times and New York celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday of April, which turns out to be National Arbor Day as well this year. So, how do you celebrate arbor day? Donations to the Arbor Day Foundations are encouraged so they can plant trees, but you can plant trees yourself. Additionally, you can help plan a forest or park clean up to help ensure the trees can continue to grow.
Local Headlines
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Reptile-Associated Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bearded Dragon Lizards, CDC Says
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Long Island's Guide to Catering & Event Venues™
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 
All Kids Fair
Head to the All Kids Fair at the Melville Marriott this Sunday at 10 AM for 24 classes and over 80 exhibitors! Bring the kids or come alone and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities. Kids classes include hip hop, crafts, music, sports and more. Free valet parking! Just $5 to enter, free for kids 2 and under.

This Pretty Planet: An Earth Day Celebration
Continue the Earth Day celebrations this Sunday, April 27th at the Mid Island Y JCC by making seed globes that you can take home and plant! Also, learn fun ways to protect the Earth as a family and enjoy songs, dance and storytelling. Event will take place in the Nature Explorium at 11 AM. 

Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department Open House, Family Day & Blood Drive
Don't miss out on a fun, free family day along with an open house and blood drive at the Long Beach Fire Department on Saturday, April 26th. The Preparedness Project community curriculum will be announced at 1 PM. Come on down and help build a stronger Long Beach!

Antiques and Garden Weekend
Enjoy the Antiques and Garden Weekend  at the Port Jefferson Village Center all weekend starting at 10 AM. Event will feature plant boutiques, raffles, antiques, collectibles, art work, vintage costume jewelry, glassware, garden items, linens and more! $5 admission, proceeds will benefit the Mather Museum Complex.

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I Love my Park Day
Come Enjoy a Day of Beauty by Helping Restore Your Local Park 

May 3rd is I Love My Park Day—an annual celebration of nature, the environment, and New York State Parks. Sixteen parks across Long Island will be participating in the third annual I Love My Park day, holding volunteer events to help cleanup and preserve each site. Participants will help to clean park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, remove invasive species, restore trails and wildlife habitats, and engage in other site improvement projects. I Love My Park Day is a cooperative effort between Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
For more information on I Love My Park Day,
please click here, or call 518-434-1583
Thank you for reading - If you find this newsletter helpful, make sure to forward it to friends, relatives and fellow Long Islanders. Have a happy and safe weekend and tell 'em you read about it in the Newsletter!
The Team



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