Thanksgiving Fun, a Holiday Shopping Guide, News, Events, and More in November 21st's Newsletter!

Written by Cait Russell  |  26. November 2012


This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
November 21st, 2012
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If you're looking to enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner this year without all the hassle, then head over to Blackstone's Steakhouse of Melville for their special price-fixed dinner menu.

Instead of traditional turkey, you'll be enjoying filet mignon & lobster entrees, as well as your choice of mouthwatering appetizers, sides, and desserts - all for only $99.99 per couple. 

This special menu is only available on Thanksgiving, and seating is limited, so be sure to call and make reservations today! 

For more info,
please visit their website or call 631-271-7780
Dear Long Islander,

Thanksgiving is finally here! After hours of prep and countless trips to the grocery store, it's time to relax, and spend quality time with friends and family - a holiday tradition that began on the very first Thanksgiving. In addition to enjoying a great meal on Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of opportunities for fun through the weekend - whether you're ready to get going on a Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning, you're a power-shopper getting geared up for Black Friday, or you're simply looking to enjoy the long weekend with the kids, there's plenty of festive fun for everyone to enjoy. No matter how you decide to spend the Holiday, we hope that you are able to relish the time you spend with loved ones - from the LongIsland.com Family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Watermill Caterers Winter Wedding Planning Showcase & Extravaganza!
Wedding Planning Showcase & Gala for Newly Engaged Couples!
This Thursday, November 29th, starting at 6:30PM, come out to the Watermill of for the can't-miss Bridal Event of the Season! Meet Watermill's highly recommended vendors who are leaders in the industry including: Bands, DJ's, Florists, Limousines, Hair & Make-Up, and More!!! Complimentary admission to all newly engaged couples. Enjoy Festive Culinary Delights prepared by the Watermill's award winning chefs. There will be all sorts of exciting raffles & prizes - you won't want to miss this special event!
For more info & to register, please visit their website, or call 631-724-3242.
Hot Off the Presses
Black Friday Shopping Tips - How to Get the Best Steals & Deals This Year
Tricks to Help You Save on the Biggest Shopping Day Of the Year
Black Friday now starts on Thursday.  On Thanksgiving, Walmart, Sears, Kmart, and Toys“R”Us will open most stores at 8pm; Target at 9pm; and Best Buy, Kohl’s and Macy’s open at midnight. Most others open at 5am or 6am Friday.  For the first time, some stores are staggering their doorbusters, releasing different ones at different times. For Walmart, it is at 8pm and 10pm on Thursday and 5am Friday, while at Sears it is at 8pm and 4am.  If you don’t read their circulars carefully, you may show up at the store either hours early or hours late. This year, there are more complicated rules and restrictions than ever before - so if you're looking to score the best deals of the holiday season, you'll have to be prepared before heading out to shop til you drop! 
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Seiskaya Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
Can't Miss Limited Performances at the Staller Center Dec 14th - 17th
This December, don't miss the holiday classic ballet performance of The Nutcracker, at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. This iconic ballet will be performed by the Seiskaya Ballet Company, and will only be running for a limited number of performances from December 14th through 17th - just in time for the holiday season. This performance is the perfect way to enjoy a truly amazing theatrical performance close  to home - a great way to celebrate Christmas with friends, family, and kids of all ages. Order tickets now through November 30th for Special Early Bird Pricing, and don't miss this holiday classic come to life!

For more information & tickets, please visit their website, or call 1-866-NUT-TICS.
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

It's that time of the year again! Head out to the Nissequogue River State Park Administration Building for this years Annual Turkey Trot this Thursday, November 22nd at 8:30 AM! Registration fees are $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K for advanced registration! Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to win prizes and have a great start to your Thanksgiving!
Wanna start burning those calories before the biggest meal of the year? Head out to Manorhaven Park for the Port Washington Thsnksgiving Day Run st 8:30 AM! All participants will recieve a long sleeve t-shirt! Fees are $25-$35 for early registration and $25-$50 for race day registration! Bring the whole family for some healthy Thanksgiving fun!
If you're looking to give back this Thanksgiving join Smiles Change Lives at their Annual Turkey Trot at Corey Beach Park! The race starts and finishes at Corey Beach Park on the Great South Bay and winds through the beautiful town of Blue Point. Starting time is 8:45 AM. Fees are from $15-$30. Head out this Thanksgiving and give back to your community!
After all the door busting Black Friday sales, it's time to shop local! Be a part of Small Business Saturday this Saturday on November 24th all day! This day is dedicated to helping out the small businesses nationwide. Visit our website to find out all the details you need to know, such as where to shop and how to get your community in on "Shopping Small" for Small Business Saturday. Great $25 American Express Statement Credit for all card members!  Just register your card ahead for this added bonus!

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