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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
July 27th, 2012
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The Vine Wine Bar

If you're a wine lover, than you won't want to miss out on the new Sangria Sundays at the Vine Wine Bar in Merrick.

A real treat for anyone who enjoys the fruity flavors of sangria, The Vine Wine Bar celebrates this festive drink all Sunday long, and has appetizers and meals that pair perfectly.

If you're looking for a great way to finish out the weekend and wind down, then Sangria Sunday should be your destination for a Sunday afternoon of fine food and drink.

For more info,
please visit their website
or call 516-812-7883
Dear Long Islander,


This weekend wraps up July, and as the month draws to a close, it's safe to say that it's been packed with fun from start to finish, and thankfully, August is looking to provide Long Island with all sorts of great entertainment and recreation as well. As we enter the final stretch of summer, fingers are crossed that the last weekend in July will be a sunny reprieve after a week that's been spotted with sun showers and thunderstorms. If you're looking to finish out July with some excitement, then not to worry - this weekend is packed with everything from an Exotic Car Show, to Nature Walks, and even a Tattoo Expo, so no matter what you think is fun, there will be entertainment this weekend.
Tattoo Lou's Presents the United Ink Tattoo Convention
Happening This Weekend at Nassau Coliseum
United Ink is unlike any other tattoo convention you’ve seen. It's the perfect day for the family, with entertainment, games, tattooing demonstrations, art exhibits, and more. Visit the Dali Dynasty art show with special guest Francisco Poblet, a student of Salvador Dali, as he displays his works. Vote in the Miss United Ink Pagent to judge the next model to be featured in Rebel Ink Magazine. Watch a live B-Boy contest and determine who’s got the most sizzling skills on the dance floor, and revel in Reverend Butter’s chainsaw ice art. Music lovers will love the American Bombshells, beautiful pin-up girls harmonizing in the name of charity and much more!
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-584-3858.
Hot Off the Presses
Outdoor Family Fun for the Final Summer Stretch

Summer is Almost Over - Don't Miss Out on Enjoying It with the Kids!
Over the summer Long Island is a playground for all of the kids home from school. This is the perfect time to show them some of the Island’s best features. Long Island isn’t just beaches, there are tons of fun and educational activities for you to show your children. From the acres of farmlands out east to the educational museums right in your town, there is no shortage of fun on Long Island. The great outdoors is at your disposal more than ever during the summer. Taking advantage of this great weather is a wonderful family activity. With the kids home maybe it's time to take a day off for a day of family bonding. These wholesome family friendly activities are sure to provide memories you'll cherish. 
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Blend Wine & Tapas at Pace's
A Savory Culinary Adventure, Right on Long Island!
Proprietors Jimmy Pace, Tommy Quinn and Chef Mike invite you to try their newest culinary adventure: Blend Wine and Tapas Bar. This isn't a traditional tapas bar or even one with Spanish specialties. But it's a comfortable spot for small-and-bigger plates that pair well with drinks. From the menu, try the flatbread with prosciutto, Gorgonzola cheese, pear and fig, a combo sure to make you order another round. The barbecued pulled chicken is satisfying. "Pig wings," cut from the lower part of the shank, are billed as spicy but are more vinegary tart. Blend has a "gnocchi bar," too. Pick a sauce and have a plate. The carbonara works. Mussel pots also are available. Come enjoy wonderful food, wines from around the world, special live music events, and lively conversation.
Blend is located at 321 Nesconset Hwy, in Hauppauge; 631-979-7686.
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge
Looking to get a little wet this weekend? Head out to Montauk’s Ocean Swim Challenge at Kirk Beach on Saturday at 6AM! Swim the waters along Montauk’s beautiful oceanfront in this annual event to raise funds for the Aquatics Center at the Montauk Playhouse! This event is open to all ages for participation in the ½-mile, 1-mile or 2-mile ocean swims. All events end at Montauk’s Ditch Plains Beach!

Naturalist Walk at Garvies Point Museum
This Saturday afternoon, if you've got a love for the outdoors, then you won't want to miss the nature walk happening at the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve from 1-2PM. You'll learn all about how the diverse plant and animal life work together from a Naturalist. The cost is $5 per person over 4 years of age, and you'll be sure to enjoy this up close look at nature on Long Island!

United Ink Tattoo & Body Art Expo
This Friday through Sunday, join Tattoo Lou's at the Nassau Coliseum for the United Ink & Body Art Expo - a celebration of amazing tattoos, and unqiue body modifications. Tickets are $20-33 per person, depending on the # of days you wish to attend, and can be purchased online, or at the door. If you've got a passion for art or tattoos, you won't want to miss this exciting event!

Great Neck Plaza Summer Fair
If you love street fairs, and you'll be in Nassau this Sunday, then you won't want to miss the Great Neck Plaza Summer Fair, happening all day. There will be countless vendors with handmade goods, specialty foods, and more! Come out and enjoy a day of outdoor shopping and fun - admission is free!

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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




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