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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
March 2
9th, 2013
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LIU Post
Youth Camps
Not Just a Day -
A Lasting Memory!

The LIU Post Youth Camps, located on the scenic Brookville campus of Long Island University, has provided children with a safe, warm, and fun camping experience summer after summer!

For the past 18 years, our traditional summer day camp not only gives each child a wide range of recreational and educational activities, but also helps them develop their social and leadership skills.

Our vigorously-trained and courteous staff has extensive experience working with children of all ages. Come and see why our camp is the best on Long Island!

For more info,
please visit their website 
or call 516-299-4004.
Dear Long Islander,
 
We wave goodbye to March this weekend and enter April, which many locals will hope will finally bring some reprieve to the winter weather conditions Long Island has suffered through during the month of March. This Sunday is also Easter, which many are celebrating in a variety of ways - from festive Easter Egg Hunts, to brunch with friends and family, Long Islanders are taking this weekend as an opportunity to celebrate the holiday, and to celebrate the coming of Spring. Whether or not you're celebrating the holiday - there is plenty to do from special events to bird watching, and everything in between.
Mahanaim Easter Cantata
Celebrate Easter with the Gracias Choir this Weekend!
Gracias Choir has returned to Huntington for its 2nd annual Gracias Easter Cantata! This original stage production features world-class music and a message that will change your life. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”(John 15:13) Witness the suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Already portrayed in film and stage plays, it’s time to let the music of Gracias Choir take you on the journey of love that led Christ to the cross and brought Him back to life. Be there when He rises. Come experience Gracias Easter Cantata.
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-944-4403.
Hot Off the Presses
Kings Park Psych Center Smoke Tower Imploded
Hundreds Turned Out to See the Iconic KP Landmark Demolished
Building 29.1, the smoke stack of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center, was brought down today. Many local residents came to a designated safe viewing area on hospital grounds to watch as the tower collapsed. The implosion removed only one of many buildings which have been the subject of great debate for the town ever since institute was shut down in the mid 90’s. Removing structures from the site has been complicated by the health risks posed by potentially releasing the large quantities of asbestos used in constructing those buildings, but even accounting for the cost of containing the harmful substances cannot build consensus on what to do with the land.
Local Headlines
Long Island Teen Celebrating 18th Birthday Gets Struck By Subway Train and Dies
Nassau Coliseum Faces Lawsuits over Asbestos Exposure
Severed Head from 1989 Identified, Linked to Famous LI Serial Killer
NJ Powerball Winner Vows to Help Family, Friends
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Comedy Night at Pace's Steakhouse
Enjoy a Night Full of Laughs & Fine Dining, Monday April 22nd
If you're looking for a night of great food and big laughs, then you won't want to miss Comedy Night at Pace's Steakhouse in Hauppauge happening on Monday, April 22nd at 7PM. Featuring stand up comedians Carie Karavas & Terry McNeely, this show is sure to be a treat for any comedy lovers. For only $60 (+ tax & gratuity), you get to enjoy a great show, as well as an amazing 3 course dinner, which includes favorite's from the Pace's menu such as lobster strudel, NY Shell Steak, Pan Seared Swordfish, and more! If you're in need of a good laugh, then be sure to give Pace's a call today and save your spot!
For More Information, 
please visit their website, or call 631-979-7676.
 
This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
Almost Home Animal Rescue Fundraiser
If you’re looking to give back to our furry best friend, then come on down to the Elks Lodge this Saturday, March 30th, for the Almost Home Animal Rescue Fundraiser! Starting at 11:30AM and ending at 4:30 PM, this fundraiser will feature great raffle prizes including gift certificates, tickets to shows, concerts, broadway plays, TV shows, many different restaurants, an overnight stay at Oheka Castle and gift baskets! There will also be adoptable cats and dogs there as well! Admission is $3.00. Don’t miss out on a chance to win fabulous prizes and maybe even go home with a new best friend!

Penguin Egg Hunt
Easter is almost here, and that means it’s time for egg hunts! At Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, you can hunt for Penguin Eggs this Saturday! This event is free with museum admission and you have a chance to win a ton of prizes including, a free birthday party (restrictions apply), tour boat tickets, Family Fun Center vouchers, and rides on the Submarine Simulator & Discovery Tower!  Don’t miss out on this festive event!

Signs of Spring Craft and Outdoor Ramble at Bailey Arboretum
Spring is here and it’s time to head outside! Come down to Bailey Arboretum this Saturday, March 30th, at 10:30 AM for a fantastic day of outdoor fun! The day begins with making paper bag animal puppets before venturing into the woods to search for signs of spring! Registration is limited to 20 so hurry up and register! This event is free for everyone!

Easter Egg Hunt at Benner's Farm!
If you’re looking for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt then come on down to Benner’s Farm this Sunday and look for over 1000 eggs from 12-4PM! The hunts will be held at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM! See the Easter Bunny and have great opportunities for pictures with your family! Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and children under 12. Come see all of our other animals too with the chance to hold baby bunnies and chicks! Head down for an Easter Sunday filled with family fun!
 
 

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