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Second Annual Grass Volleyball Pride FestivalThe one-day volleyball tournament will take place at Eisenhower Park and raise proceeds for PFY, a Long Island-based LGBTQ+ center

East Meadow, N.Y.  (May 25, 2022) -- After a successful debut, the Second Annual Grass Volleyball Pride Festival, a.k.a “PrideFest,” will return on June 10 to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY.

Hosted in June 2022 by VBLI, a Long Island-based recreational volleyball organization for teenagers and adults, the inaugural PrideFest was an all-day charity tournament that welcomed 186 volleyball enthusiasts, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies from all over the Northeastern U.S.

Halsey House by Tom Edmonds 2022Southampton, N.Y. - The Southampton History Museum is pleased to announce the return of its signature summer event, the Halsey House Gala, to be held on Saturday evening, July 1, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Guests say, “This party is the most fun you’ll have all summer!”. Festive wear is highly encouraged with dancing in the grass to the Coverland Band, best known for playing the widest array of artists and swinging pop hits from all eras.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedMake a summer escape to the Empire State as new music festivals, museums and outdoor attractions  welcome visitors, while new lodging and dining provide comfort for every type of trip 

New York, NY (May 18, 2023) – The summer travel season is one of the most popular times to explore new places and events, and New York State is poised to welcome travelers this year with outdoor experiences and festivals that make any summer getaway shine. Let the shimmer of a lakeside campsite, the luster of a renovated retro motor lodge, the polished performers of a music festival, or the sparkling glassware in a new restaurant or brewery light the way to a fun-filled summer. …

blanket statementsBlanket Statements: Long Island’s Early Weaving Industry on View at the Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

From Farm to Fabric: Early Woven Textiles of Long Island on Exhibit at the Huntington Historical Society History & Decorative Arts Museum in Huntington, NY

May 25, 2023–October 8, 2023

Town of Huntington, NY (May, 10, 2023) — Opening later this month, a two-venue exhibition collaboration hosted by Preservation Long Island (PLI) and the Huntington Historical Society (HHS) will showcase early Long Island textiles.

North American P-51D Mustang FighterFarmingdale, NY (May 9, 2023) -- In observance of Memorial Day, the American Airpower Museum continues its annual Arsenal of Democracy Warbird events, with vintage military aircraft performing aerial demonstrations on Friday, May 26th, and over Jones Beach on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th.  AAM’s warbirds include a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop transport, Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber, North American P-51D Mustang Fighter and two AT-6 Texan trainers.  Once again, three visiting Navy EA-18G Growlers will be parked on AAM’s ramp, subject to other military commitments.

Long Island MuseumStony Brook, NY – The Long Island Museum is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a project participant and host site for Voices and Votes –A New Agora for New York, a new initiative from the Museum Association of New York (MANY) to help museums in New York State amplify the role that our state and people have played in the development of American democracy as we approach the Semiquincentennial.

American Airpower Museum logoFree Brass Band Concert & “Keep ‘Em Flying” Hangar Dance Brings Back Popular & Nostalgic Music

Farmingdale, NY (April 17, 2023) – The American Airpower Museum Brass Band has scheduled two concerts of popular American music.  The first is on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, featuring traditional Americana, Pop and show tunes.  The concert is FREE and open to the public, but donations are appreciated and welcomed.

AAM C-47B boarding the airplaneWith American Airpower Museum’s Douglas C-47B D-Day Living History Flight Experience

Farmingdale, NY, April 3, 2023 -- In honor of D-Day’s 79th anniversary, the American Airpower Museum’s Douglas C-47B “Skytrain” troop transport will conduct four Living History Flight Experiences on Saturday, April 29, 2023.  Dozens of Long Islanders will get a rare chance to fly in AAM’s iconic World War II C-47B, one of the few still in original military condition.  This is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program, where Living Historians show passengers what 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers experienced on their incredible 1,200-plane D-Day assault.  Noted WWII Living Historian Robert Scarabino, with help from his 101st Airborne Reenactors, will transport passengers back in time. …

Madonna & Child with bronze sculptures by Tom Edmonds 2023Southampton, N.Y. -  To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Parrish Art Museum the Southampton History Museum will exhibit some forgotten treasures from the Samuel L. Parrish collection which is now owned by the Village of Southampton. The exhibit was curated by The Reverend W. Patrick Edwards who will give a talk at 5:00 pm during the opening on Saturday, March 18, 4-6 pm.

TourismGala2022_Winners2Including the Partner of the Year, Tourism Trailblazer, Industry Advancement, and Tourism Legacy Honorees

Long Island, NY (December 9, 2022) — Discover Long Island, the region’s official and only accredited destination marketing organization, was proud to unveil the recipients of the 2022 Tourism Awards at the organization’s 4th annual gala, held Tuesday night, at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury. The annual event is designed to recognize the diverse group of local leaders, organizations, and business owners who continue to shape and further Long Island’s $6.3 billion tourism industry. …

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