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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
May 23rd
, 2014
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Dear Long Islander,
It’s been a gray and rainy couple days, and unfortunately those clouds look like they’re going to linger. If we’re fortunate we may catch a glimpse of a never-before-seen meteor shower tonight, but even if the weather doesn’t cooperate there will still be plenty of pretty lights in the sky when fireworks are launched at Memorial Day celebrations across the Island. There will be a lot of great parades and ceremonies for the holiday, so make sure you check a couple out and have a happy and safe Memorial Day!
Off Key Tikki Memorial Day Celebrations!
Enjoy Food, Fun, and Live Music Memorial Day Weekend and All Summer Long!
Summer’s finally here and the Off Key Tikki celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a lot of flavor and an epic lineup of live bands. Friday night starts with happy hour from 4-7pm featuring live bands playing reggae, and from 7-11pm there will be Vintage Soul rounding things off with top 40's hits. Saturday, another amazing lineup of live bands kick off the new "Southern Rock Beach Party Afternoons." Sunday, Off Key Tikki’s signature "Island Brunch Buffet" runs from 11-2pm with live summer beach music from 1-5PM and reggae from 5-9pm. The Off Key Tikki will be alive with music, food, and fun everyday this summer!
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-475-1723.
Hot Off the Presses
Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Fireworks, Parades, BBQs & Lots of Family Fun!
Check Out this Great Guide, Packed with all Sorts of Holiday Fun!
Memorial Day is a US Federal Holiday honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who gave their lives to protect our country, and the American way of life. Long Islanders will be hosting a variety of celebrations and events in their honor-from the Annual Jones Beach Air Show, to Memorial Day Parades, Firework Displays, and so much more. While you're enjoying the celebrations and having fun, be sure to stop for a moment, and remember what the holiday is all about, and make time to honor those who have given their lives to protect us.
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Local Headlines
New “Camelopardalids” Meteor Shower Predicted for Friday Night
Long Islanders Approve 97.58% of School Budgets
Memorial Day Barbecuing Begins: Keep It Memorable and Safe

Dog and Cat Treats Made in China Get Banned from Major Pet Retailers
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Don't risk getting behind the wheel on Memorial Day weekend; Late Night Chauffeurs promises to take you and your car home safely. Prices start as low as $25! As the most reliable designated driver service in the Great River and Long Island area, Late Night Chauffeurs offers easy reservations and scheduling. One recent customer says, “Late Night Chauffeurs was great. They were very professional and got my wife and me home safely.” 

For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-601-7503.
This Week's Best Long Island Events  
Mosaic Street Painting Festival
Head to the Mosaic Street Painting Festival this Sunday, May 25th between 12-5 PM at the East Ends Art Council. Festival will feature and art and craft sale, performances by local musicians, face painting, children's activities and more! 

Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony 
Don't miss out on the Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony on Sunday, May 25th on the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall. Wreaths will be placed at the World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and Wimen's Veteran Monuments. Event is free and open to everyone!

Annual Spring Church Antique and Craft Sale
Shop a bunch of bargains this Saturday at the Antique and Craft Sale at Old Southaven Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven. The sale will take place from 9 AM-3:30 PM and will feature refreshments, a possible 50/50 raffle for the benefit of the church. 

Memorial Day Weekend Bug Lighthouse Excursion
Bring the family down to the East End Seaport Museum this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day! Enjoy a 25 minute boat ride to debark at "Bug" Light for a guided visit, lighthouse stories, photo ops and an exhibit. Events start at 4 PM on both days.

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Smithtown Festival Day - June 1st, 2014
Enjoy a Day Full of Vendors, Crafts, Food, and Fun on Main Street in Smithtown!

The 26th Annual Smithtown Festival Day is almost here! On June 1st, dozens of craft makers, food trucks, vendors, and other businesses will line the sides of Main Street in Smithtown as hundreds of residents and visitors spend the day walking from booth to booth. Many vendors will be giving away free prizes, and there are always plenty of fun and interesting things to see. Come on out and enjoy the Festival! Smithtown Day is hosted by the Greather Smithtown Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-979-8069.
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The LongIsland.com Team



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