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Fun Festivals, Musical Excitement, Events Cal, News & More in May 4th's Newsletter!

Music Festivals, May Fun & More in this Week's Newsletter!




This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
May 4th, 2012
Dear Long Islander,


April breezed on by, and we begin the first weekend of May with the exciting celebration of Cinco de Mayo  - the holiday celebrating Mexican Freedom & Independance. There will be plenty of lively exciting happening to celebrate, including dining experiences, traditional festivities, and more. As the weather warms up, there are also more nightlife happenings, and outdoor fun. In just a few short weeks, the class of 2012 will be graduating college, and in a mere week from now, we'll be celebrating Mother's Day. With all the reasons to celebrate this May, make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun, and check our Events Calendar regularly for the hottest happenings all around Long Island.
Hosts Their Annual Water Safety Awareness Day This Weekend!
This Saturday, May 5th from 11 AM - 2 PM, Saf-T-Swim, New York's #1's Swim School hosts their annual Water Safety Awareness Day at their Nassau & Suffolk locations. There will be informative presentations from local Police and Fire Departments, US Coast Guard, Red Cross, and Saf-T-Swim Staff, including a special message at the Bohemia location from Saf-T-Swim President, Jim Hazen. Mr. Hazen founded the school in 1984 and has grown the school include 10 locations with over 10,000 students taking classes each week! Mr. Hazen’s #1 priority is to educate every parent and child about water safety, and he states, "What people learn on May 5th could someday save a life." This fun filled family event will also feature raffles, face painting, balloons, contests, prizes, and more! Participants will also recieve $100 off of future swim classes if they sign up the day of the event.

For a full list of locations & more information, visit their website, or call 1-866-723-3794.

Hot Off the Presses
Saving Long Island's Oysters
Odds are, if you've picked up a large oyster shell on a Long Island beach recently, you were holding a century-old underwater relic. In the late 1800's, there were twenty five oyster-packing hosues along the Great South Bay. By the 1950's oyster harvesting was virtually suspended due to the combonation of several factors, not the least of which was over-harvesting, which was exacerbated by changes to barrier inlets, habitat destruction, predation, water quality degradation, and pollution, as well as the introduction of oyster diseases. Long Island's most valuable bivalve was functionally extinct by the 1900's. Fast forward half a century. May still begins Oyster Season, and Long Islanders are still adding extra notches to their belts to celebrate oysters the best way they know how - by deliciously savoring them, something made possible by years of concervation efforts. 
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Local Headlines
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LIU's Valedictorian Celebrates Tough Road To Graduation Day
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 

The Jazz Caravan at Mirelle's - Series Kick Off!
This Friday, May 4th, Mirelle's of Westbury kicks off their Jazz Caravan with Holli Ross. The doors open at 7 PM, and event runs from 8-10:30 PM with 2 sets, and tickets are $15. Each Friday from now, through the end of June, there will be a different exciting Jazz Performance. Check out their event listing for the full line up!

Mystery Wine Tasting at Waters Crest Winery
If you're a wine enthusiast, then you won't want to miss out on this event. The Waters Crest Winery will be presenting a blind taste test of 6 of their wines with winemaker Jim Waters this Saturday from 2 - 4 PM. Tickets are $30, and you can call to RSVP. Prizes will be awarded to those who can correctly guess the wines, and cheese & cracker plates will be available.

Bethpage Street Fair & Craft Show
This Sunday, May 6th, make sure to come out to the Bethpage Street Fair & Craft Show! It's an all day event with free admission, and will be fun for the whole family. There will be numerous craft vendors, food vendors, and rides! Make sure to check out Nassau County Craft Show's website for a full calendar of their upcoming Shows & Events!


29th Annual Dutch Festival
This Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM, Hofstra University is hosting their 29th Annual Dutch Festival featuring rides, vendors, fun, food, their annual plant sale and a day of excitement for the whole family that you won't want to miss. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for senior citizens, and admission is free for children 12 & under. 


Psychic Night Fundraiser to Benefit Save-A-Pet
This Friday Night at the Port Jefferson Village Center from 6 - 9:30 PM, come out to get a glimpse into your future as psychics and clairvoyants of Long Island come together to help raise money for Save-A-Pet. The cost is $25 per reading, and there will be Tarot Card Readings, Astrology Readings, and more! One thing is for certain -  fun is in your future if you attend this charitable event! 

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