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Posts made in September, 2014

Eisenhower Park Car Show: Cruise to the Show THIS WEEKEND Comments Off on Eisenhower Park Car Show: Cruise to the Show THIS WEEKEND

Eisenhower Park Car Show: Cruise to the Show THIS WEEKEND

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The team at All Island Transportation is excited to be welcoming back the Eisenhower Park Car Show Cruise to the Show this weekend, September 27-28! There will be so much to see and do in the park this weekend, and we wanted to make sure you all had the details so you can join us for the fun! In honor of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, there’ll be over 500 Ford Mustangs and Shelbys gathering in Eisenhower Park this Saturday, September 27, from 10AM-3PM in parking fields 6 and 6A. Mustang and Shelby organizations from New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will be teaming up with the local Mustang and Shelby Club of Long Island to curate a Mustang display that you’ll remember forever. Following the Mustang and Shelby event, multi-platinum recording artist Eddie Money will be performing a FREE concert at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park from 4-6PM. Admission is open to all, whether you attended the Mustang and Shelby event, are a die-hard Eddie Money fan, or just happened to be strolling by and wanted to get in on the excitement! On Sunday, September 28, County Executive Edward P. Mangano presents Nassau County’s 5th Annual Parade and Car Show. Beginning at 9AM at Briarcliffe College, the parade will...

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Back to School Safety Tips for Parents! Comments Off on Back to School Safety Tips for Parents!

Back to School Safety Tips for Parents!

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Now that you’re done sharpening your weight in pencils, and the kids are falling into the swing of things for the new school year, your morning routine may have started to become a bit more normal and less hectic. The beginning of a new school year is a huge adjustment for everyone, and you’re not alone if it feels a bit overwhelming. There’s plenty to look forward to when a new school year starts—seeing old friends, making new friends, outdoor recess, learning new things—but there are also a number of precautions that we should take once September rolls around. But beside all the fun and games, there are some serious safety concerns to keep in mind when a new school year begins, too. Here are some basic back to school safety tips about getting to school. Share them with your children to keep them safe! Back-to-School Safety Tips: Getting to School When picking out a backpack, choose one with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back for additional support. Also, make sure you don’t stuff the backpack too heavily—a child should carry no more than 10-20% of his or her body weight. If your son weighs 50 lbs., that means his backpack should weigh less than 10 lbs....

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To Do This Weekend: Merrick Street Fair and Mineola Street Fair! Comments Off on To Do This Weekend: Merrick Street Fair and Mineola Street Fair!

To Do This Weekend: Merrick Street Fair and Mineola Street Fair!

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At All Island Transportation, we think it’s really important to be able to provide our customers with the latest news in local activities around the community. It’s super inconvenient that all this information is spread out so far throughout the internet—shouldn’t you be able to find everything you need about Long Island events in one place? Yes, you should, and that place is the All Island Transportation blog! We’ve paid pretty close attention to the Long Island Street Fairs happening in the area throughout the summer, and made sure to bring you a comprehensive list early on to help with your summer planning. Although school is back in session, summer isn’t quite over just yet, and there’s still some street fair fun to be had! This weekend, All Island Transportation is excited to be sponsoring both the Merrick Street Fair and the Mineola Street Fair! The Merrick Street Fair & Fall Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (9/12-14) The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Fall Festival at the Merrick Railroad Station at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Avenue. The Merrick Street Fair will be from 10AM to 6PM on Saturday and Sunday. Attendance is expected to be about 40,000 people through the weekend! The Fall...

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Fun Ideas for Grandparents’ Day Comments Off on Fun Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

Fun Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

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Grandparents’ Day is an internationally celebrated holiday in honor of grandmothers and grandfathers around the world. In the US, we celebrate National Grandparents’ Day on the Sunday after Labor Day. Other countries celebrate at different times of the year—Australia celebrates on the last Sunday of October, Taiwan celebrates on the last Sunday in August, and France celebrates on the first Sunday in March, just to name a few—but the underlying message is still the same: honor your elders. Here are some fun ideas for Grandparents’ Day to celebrate with your loved ones! There’s a great organization called The Legacy Project, which is all about connecting with others across all generations and exploring how every individual can help to change the world for the better. The hold an annual contest called the Listen to a Life Contest, which gives participants an opportunity to interview a grandparent or grandfriend about their life and experiences, and to write a 300-word story about what they learned. The interview is mutually beneficial, as seniors will often delight in sharing their experiences with younger generations, and usually appreciate having someone to listen, and the interviewer will likely gain valuable insight to help in his or her own life. The Legacy Project believes that by recording...

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