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Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets Comments Off on Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets

Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets

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From the beginning of the summer until the fall, you’ll find farmers markets sprouting up across Long Island. Full of local produce and artisanal foods you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, these Long Island farmers markets are always worth a visit. Long Island Farmers Markets to Keep an Eye Out For Amityville Farmers Market The Amityville Farmers Market is open from 9 am – 1 pm in the 9/11 Memorial Parking lot on Saturdays until September 26. From fresh organic produce straight out of Thera Farms to homemade breads from Darcy’s Delights, the Amityville Farmers Market is sure to have a treat you’ll love to take back to your kitchen. Kings Park Farmers Market In Municipal Lot 25A on Main Street, you’ll find the Kings Park Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm on Sundays until November 22. On a trip to the Kings Park Farmers Market, you can come away with preserves from Miss Amy’s, artisanal baked goods from Raquette River Baking Co. or craft beers from the Saint James Brewery. The wide range of vendors that frequent the Kings Park location make it one of the most exciting Long Island farmers markets. Deer Park Farmers Market Spending some time at the Deer Park Farmers Market is...

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Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015 Comments Off on Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015

Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015

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On August 15 and 16, the Tough Mudder run will be set up on Long Island for the first time. If you’re ready to get your hands dirty as you put both your physical fitness and teamwork skills to the test, head on over to Old Bethpage for a day filled with mud, fun and outrageous obstacles! What is Tough Mudder? Imagine the obstacle course at your childhood summer camp on steroids and you’ll have an idea of what Tough Mudder entails. It’s a 10-12 mile course that’s designed to test the physical and mental resilience of its participants. Keep in mind, Tough Mudder is not a race. The satisfaction comes from completing it, not completing it quickly. Run the course alone or with a team. Either way, be prepared for a challenge. What You Should Expect at Tough Mudder 2015 The Tough Mudder course is mainly full of grueling obstacles and many require some level of teamwork. The Mud Mile is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a one-mile track of waist-deep mud with high entrances and exits over which participants must climb. The Cry Baby is an enclosed structure filled with a safe tear gas-like substance through which participants will have to tearfully travel. The final obstacle...

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The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York Comments Off on The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York

The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York

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From beach trips to poolside lounging, there are plenty of relaxing ways to cool off in the summer sun. However, if you’re bored of laying around and fanning yourself, why not add some thrill to your chill? All Island has compiled a list of the best water parks in New York for you to check out. The Best Water Parks in New York Splish Splash With 96 acres of fun for the whole family, Splish Splash is a Long Island favorite. Whether you’re a fan of thrilling slides like the 80-foot tall Cliff Diver or more relaxed rides like the Lazy River, Splish Splash surely has something for you. Bring the kids to Pirates Cove or Monsoon Lagoon, where they’ll be able to play on interactive ships with water cannons and slides. You won’t go hungry either. Splish Splash also offers a variety of food from pizza and fried chicken to organic salads. Enchanted Forest Water Safari Located right in Adirondack State Park, the Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the largest of all water parks in New York. Enchanted Forest Water Safari is a mix between a traditional theme park and a water park. With over 50 rides like a Ferris wheel and bumper cars and 32 water rides...

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Where to find the Best Long Island Breweries Comments Off on Where to find the Best Long Island Breweries

Where to find the Best Long Island Breweries

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If you’re a Long Island resident, then you’re likely aware of the vast vineyards sprawled throughout the eastern part of the island. However, if the wine scene is not your thing, you might consider checking out some Long Island breweries instead. These local breweries come with a Long Island touch that will please craft beer fanatics and occasional drinkers alike. Blue Point Brewing Company Located in Patchogue, Blue Point Brewing Company has been cranking out award-winning beers since 1997. Their flagship, Toasted Lager, has been commended with several prestigious awards, including the Gold at the 2006 World Beer Cup. With a wide range of beers to choose from, including the White IPA and the dark Oatmeal Stout, the Blue Point Brewing Company will have a beer to suit your tastes. You can tour their brewery on Saturdays or just visit their tasting room on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Port Jeff Brewing Company Port Jeff Brewing Company is a fairly young brewery, but it offers a laundry list of tasty beers. Fan favorites include the Party Boat IPA, which has 10 different kinds of hops, and Orange Dream, which is packed with citrusy flavor. Their tasting room is open from noon until 8:00PM every day of the year except Christmas....

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Celebrate America with Great Long Island 4 th of July Events Comments Off on Celebrate America with Great Long Island 4 th of July Events

Celebrate America with Great Long Island 4 th of July Events

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It’s that time of year again when fireworks light the night sky and red, white and blue can be seen everywhere as we celebrate the independence of the United States of America. This year, make your 4th of July the best celebration yet! All Island Transportation has a list of amazing Long Island 4th of July events! Bring your friends and family for jaw-dropping fireworks and a good old fashioned fun time! Long Island 4th of July Events Jones Beach Fireworks Spectacular July 4th lands on a Saturday this year so you don’t have to end the party early! Jones Beach will host a fireworks show right over the ocean. The Jones Beach Fireworks Spectacular has not been celebrated since 2009, but this year it’s back and it’s better than ever! At 9:30 pm come for a half-hour long fireworks display that won’t disappoint. It even features WALK 97.5 FM and 1100 WHLI AM simulcasting patriotic music throughout the show. Commemorate America at one of the best beaches on Long Island! Long Island Ducks Pyrotecnico Fireworks Extravaganza There’s always room for celebration at Long Island Ducks games! One of their favorite ways to celebrate is with fireworks by Pyrotecnico! On Thursday, July 2 at 6:35 pm, the Ducks will be hosting the Lancaster...

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Eat at Some of the Best New York Delis Comments Off on Eat at Some of the Best New York Delis

Eat at Some of the Best New York Delis

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No matter if you were born and raised in New York or if you just moved here, you’re sure to have seen countless delis throughout your daily travels. Some of these delis have nothing to set them apart from the others, bearing nothing but neon signs that say “DELI.” So, how do you know which of these thousands of delis are worth grabbing a sandwich from before you head to the beach this summer? Luckily, All Island Transportation has some advice as to which New York delis are the best. New York Delis Katz’s Delicatessen Though it may derive much of its fame from a scene in the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, Katz’s Delicatessen’s sandwiches are not to be slept on. The self-proclaimed “King of New York” when it comes to pastrami sandwiches, Katz’s offers a “quintessential taste of Jewish New York” and should be on the bucket list of any fan of pastrami or corned beef.  It’s usually packed for a reason, so whether you get hungry while spending a day on the Lower East Side or you’re on a pilgrimage to hit the best New York delis, Katz’s is a great place to check out. Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop Tucked into the picturesque Flatiron District of New...

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