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Memorial Day Weekend Events, Fun, News & More in May 25th's Newsletter!

We've got the scoop on all the best Long Island Happenings this Weekend to make sure your weekend is full of fun & excitement!

This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
May 25th, 2012
Dear Long Islander,


With the three day weekend coming up, many of us are still deciding on what the best way to spend our extra free time is. Not to worry - we've got you covered with the best of what Long Island has to offer all Memorial Weekend long - no matter what the weather brings us, or what you're interested in. From outdoor festivals to exciting nightlife, we've put together a great Memorial Day Weekend Guide in addition to our Calendar - making it easier than ever to plan your weekend fun. As you celebrate this weekend, make sure to remember the true spirit of the holiday  - honoring those who have fallen in defense of the United States. Don't forget to thank a veteran for defending our right to be free, and make sure to enjoy this holiday weekend with your friends and family!
NY Heroes Program
A Token of Appreciation for Those Who Gave Everything
The goal of the NY Heroes Program is to give back to those that have served our country and our community by connecting them with local businesses that offer discounts and special pricing as a "thank you" for their service. What is a Hero? A Hero is someone who is active or has served in the Military, Police Force, Fire Department, and also includes Doctors and Teachers - the people who make up the backbone of our community and help to keep us safe, healthy, and educated. Founded by Annemarie Portaro and Jennifer Lien, both of whom have family that has been a part of the Police Force - these two women have truly taken to heart what it means to serve, and have put together a wonderful service to connect Local Heroes with tokens of gratitude from businesses throughout the community.
For more information, please visit their website. Know a Local Hero? Have Them Sign Up!
Hot Off the Presses
Your Guide to Planning a Spectauclar Memorial Day on LI
Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th. Originally called Decoration Day, the holiday honors members of the military who died in service to their country. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and Long Island is loaded with fun and exciting events for the whole family. Here’s a helpful guide to planning your weekend. Enjoy!
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If you have a passion for fine wine, delicious cocktails, and savory tapas, you won't want to miss the Summer Specials goin on at Fatfish Bar & Bistro of Bay Shore right now. Monday through Thursday, you can enjoy a choice of 3 tapas paired with a bottle of wine for only $39 - a deal that every palate can savor! They've also got extensive happy hour specials including 1/2 off their bar menu, $4 well drinks, tap & bottled beers, and wines by the glass. In addition to offering these delicious deals, Fatfish will also have live entertainment each neight Wednesday through Sunday outside on their patio, so that you can enjoy some great music by local artists while savoring an amazing meal on the water. For food and music lovers, Fatfish is a must-visit destination this summer!
For more information, menu & schedule of events, visit their website, call 631-666-2899.
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The Vine Wine Bar

Sangria Sunday is back at The Vine Wine Bar, kicking off Summer 2012.  This summer try their signature Red and White Sangrias.

On Sangria Sundays these summertime favorites are making an appearance at a special Sangria Sunday price! 

Other cool summertime chiller cocktails include,  The Chocolate Vine.  This frozen treat is made from Dutch Chocolate Wine, bananas, whipped cream and chocolate syrup perfect for those hot summer nights on Long Island.

Sundays have never been cooler at The Vine Wine Bar.  Sangria Sunday is back, In-Style!

For more information
& their events schedule,
visit their website
or call 516-812-7883
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

The Jones Beach Air Show
This Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, if you're looking for a real treat, make sure to head out to Jones Beach for the Blue Angels Air Show - a Memorial Day tradition here on Long Island. Attracting hundreds of thousands of locals, this event is free to attend, and parking is only $10 per car. Pack a picni and bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Tall Ships Atlantic Coast Races
This Memorial Day Weekend, make sure to head down to the Village of Greenport for the Tall Ships Atlantic Coast Races. The three day festival will include the docking of historical boats, food, craft vendors, interactive classes & activities, and more! Tickets start at $7, and there will be fun and excitement for kids of all ages. Make sure to come out!

Kites for a Cure
This Saturday from 4 - 6 PM, join Uniting Against Lung Cancer for their 6th Annual "Kites for a Cure" Event at Coopers Beach in Southampton. A donation of $30 gets you a kite to decorate, and you can fly it proudly knowing your contribution will help find a cure for Lung Cancer. ( Please Note: There is a Sunday rain date)


Long Island Mozart Festival
This Saturday - Monday, come out to the Old Westbury Gardens for a musical treat! They will be hosting the Long Island Mozart Festival, with performances each day throughout the day, as well as nature programs, and many other interactive events. Tickets are $5-25, with special pricing for children and students. Don't miss this day of music and outdoor fun!


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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



Tags: Weekend Events, Memorial Day, Nassau County Craft Shows, Joseph Sullivan, Fat Fish Bar & Bistro, NY Heroes Program, The Vine, M&V Limo

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