A Weekend's Worth of Festivals, Expos, News & More in June 1st's Newsletter!

A Weekend's Worth of Festivals, Expos, Excitement, News & More in this Week's Newsletter!




This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
June 1st, 2012
Dear Long Islander,

After a week of spotty weather and the occassional downpour, the weekend is looking like it may be bringing us a bit more sunshine, although there are still reports that there may be some intermitant showers. Not to worry though, June is off to a great start with plenty of exciting events happening Indoors & Outdoors this weekend, ranging from Business Events to Family Fun, to Benefits and Marathons. Ever wonder how we always know about the best Things to Do and Events on Long Island? One of the ways we find out about some of the great happenings on Long Island is from visitors to our site like you! If you're involved in organizing an Event on Long Island, then make sure to share it on LongIsland.com! You simply need to create a free account, and you'll be able to share your Organization's upcoming events on the site - ensuring that other locals are in-the-know about the fun happenings hosting on Long Island.

Long Island Real Estate & Business Renaissance
Bringing together Long Island Businesses

This Friday & Saturday the Hilton of Melville will be hosting the Long Island Real Estate & Business Renaissance - one of the most exciting business events of the year for Long Island. The event will be happening from 9 - 5 on Friday, and 9 - 3 on Saturday, and for anyone who is in-the-know about local Long Island Business, thsi is a "can't miss" Event. In addition to the numerous exhibitors and vendors at the Expo, there will also be Business Seminars lead by experts running throughout the day on both Friday and Saturday that cover a multitude of categories including Marketing, Franchising, Real Estate, and Development. Attendee admission is $10 if you register online, or $20 at the door. No matter what field of industry you're in, you won't want to miss this event if you're a Long Island Business Person. We'll be there - make sure to stop by the LongIsland.com Table and say hi!
For more information & to register for this exciting event, visit their website, or call 516-813-6155.
Hot Off the Presses
The Empire Passport: Visiting NY's State Parks on a Dime

Looking For Fun in the Sun Without Breaking the Bank this Summer?
As summer gets into full swing, many tourists will be looking to spend some time at Long Island’s State Parks.What many don’t know is that they can do this inexpensively with the Empire Passport - for less than $75, you can visit all of the NYS Parks at no additional charge for the Season.  New York State Parks are all over the Island, and are very easy to access but can be quite costly. Spanning both the North & South Shores, as well as all the way out East, these parks are great for family outings or just enjoying a day off with your friends. With most of these parks conveniently  located on either the Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean they are ideal places to cool off if you do not have a pool.
For a List of all the LI Parks Accepting the Pass, Read the Article in Full on LongIsland.com!
Local Headlines
Long Island Sound Beach, Crescent Beach, Closed Due to Bacteria
Man Hit & Killed on LIRR Tracks, Service Returns to Normal
Patz's Body Likely Will Never Be Found, Sources Say
Long Island Beaches Open for the Summer
This Week's Local News Brought to You By:
Long Island Hospitality Ball 2012
Gala June 18th Raising Funds for the American Cancer Society
If you've got a passion for helping others, and your favorite Night on the Town plans include attending a black tie event, then you won't want to miss the 2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball - a gala event that includes a vast array of vendors that include hospitality industry leaders. It will be held Monday, June 18th from 7 - 11 PM at the gorgeous Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Many of the sponsors are local restaurants and wine & spirit companies that will be offering tastings throughout the night - ensuring that guests will have a truly wonderful night to remember. Tickets are $100 per person, and include entry to the event, parking, entertainment, and unlimited food at drink. Whether you're looking to support a good cause, or simply enjoy a spectacular night out, you won't want to miss this year's Hospitality Ball.
For more information, tickets, or to make a donation, visit their website, call 631-300-3460.
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 

Wildlife & Craft Fair at Sweetbriar
This Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM, Sweetbriar Nature Center of Smithtown is hosting their Annual Wildlife & Craft Fair - a real treat for anyone who has a passion for nature and local Long Island wildlife. Throughout the day there will be all sorts of entertainment, including flight demonstrations with birds of prey, face painting, crafts, and other demonstrations. Admission is free - don't miss out!

24th Annual Smithtown Festival Day
Looking for a day filled with Family Fun? Then you won't want to miss the 24th Annual Smithtown Festival Day, happening this Sunday from 9 AM - 5 PM. Hosted by the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, this event will have over 300 vendors, food, crafts, live entertainment, and more! The Festival takes place on Main Street in Smithtown, and is free, so make sure to stop by!

Long Island Real Estate & Business Renaissance
If you're passionate about business on Long Island, than the Long Island Real Estate & Business Renaissance is the must-go-to event for this weekend for you.
In addition to bringing together over 150 vendors from businesses all over Long Island, there will also be countless informative seminars about real estate & business on Long Island. This event is Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM - 3 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance online, and $20 at the door.


4th Annual Elmont Spring Festival & Craft Fair
Thrilled that Spring has Sprung? So is the Elmont-Franklin Square Rotary Club! This Saturday, they're hosting thier 4th Annual Spring Festival & Craft Fair at the Elmont Library
, and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever before! With fun activities, rides, food, and of course craft vendors, this is the perfect event for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing day outdoors. Admission is free, so if you're in Nassau County, make sure you don't miss this Fair!


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This Week's Events Brought to You By:
The Smithtown Chamber of Commerce Hosts Smithtown Festival Day
This Sunday Smithtown Celebrates with their 24th Annual Festival Day!
Still looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Make sure to come out to Smithtown's 24th Annual Festival Day for a day filled with entertainment, rides, crafts, food, and more! The town will be closing down Main Street from 10 AM  - 5 PM, and there will be over 300 vendors and attractions to keep you entertained all day long. There will also be live performances by local bands & DJs, Zumba Lessons, and much more! Admission is free - but the memories you make will be priceless. If family fun is what you're looking for, that this is the must-attend Event for this Weekend, and a perfect way to kick of the month of June. Make sure to stop at LongIsland.com's Table to say hello, and win some great prizes!
For more information, please visit The Chamber's Website, of call 631-979-8069.
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 LongIsland.com Newsletter!

The LongIsland.com Team




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