Friday, 16 June 2017

Father’s Day Near Patchogue

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to give some thought to how you’ll be celebrating Dad on this special day. If your father is near, there are plenty of events happening in the greater Patchogue area to enjoy together. And even if he’s not close to New Village, we have some gift ideas for you.

Fishing Trip- Does your Dad like to spend time out on the water? If so, consider taking him out on a fishing party boat this Father’s Day. Travel 15 minutes west to Captree State Park to take the Island Princess Fishing Boat out for a Fluke fishing trip (with 7am and 12pm departing options) or a Striped Bass and Blue Fish fishing trip (which departs at 6pm). It’s recommended to purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your spot on the boat.

Karts Indoor Raceway- Bring your Dad back to his younger years and take him out g-karting for Father’s Day. Head over to Karts Indoor Raceway, located in Lake Ronkonkoma, to spend some time zipping around on the track. Races are $13 each, or you can purchase a five-race multipack for $55 a person. Afterwards, enjoy a burger, fries, and games at the Café Arcade.

Send a Mantry Box- Got a Dad that likes to snack while he watches his favorite sports teams? Send him a Mantry Box! For a one time send of $59, you can you’re your Dad specialty food items that go along with a monthly theme; the “Pizza Party” box for instance includes, small-batch prosciutto, gourmet artichoke pesto, and smoke and cure pepperoni. All the snacks are shipped in a durable, reusable wooden crate that’s made in the USA.

Captree State Park
Robert Moses Causeway, Babylon, NY 11702
(631) 669-0449

701 Union Pkwy, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
(631) 593-0578

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Belmont Stakes Weekend

This weekend, Saturday June 10th, Long Island will be hosting the 149th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, Queens. Although a Triple Crown win is not possible this year, it’s still fun to spend a day at the races taking in the excitement and enjoying games and cocktails. And if you’d rather not travel into Queens, there are plenty of events taking place in the greater Patchogue area that you can attend near the New Village.
Attend the Belmont Stakes- Belmont Park is about an hour away from Patchogue by car, and this does not account for time spent in traffic or looking for parking. If you’re considering attending the Stakes, taking the train may be your best option. LIRR offers service to Belmont Park, though you’ll have to transfer at Jamaica Station from the Patchogue line. Tickets start at $25, though it is advised to purchase in advance due to the large volumes attending the event. While at the race, enjoy sipping cocktails and placing bets on your hopeful pick!
Watch at a Local Viewing Party- If you’re trying to avoid the large crowds at Belmont or traveling too far out of the way, consider watching the race at one of the local bars near New Village. MoMo’s Bar & Grill will be serving up a number of specialty cocktails to celebrate the event. Stop by on Saturday to enjoy their Bad Boy Lemonade, made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, lemonade, lemon and a dash of biters.
Throw a Belmont Stakes Party-Grab your finest race derby attire and invite your friends over for a Belmont Stakes Party. Host a viewing party of the race and serve food and drinks to go with the occasion. If you need inspiration, you can start by mixing the Stakes’ signature drink, the Belmont Jewel. Start with some bourbon and add a dash of sherry, orange and cranberry juice, with a hint of fresh mint. Your guests will be sure to enjoy!

2150 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont, NY 11003
(718) 641-4700

350 Union Avenue Holbrook, NY 11741

(631) 648-9669

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Outdoor Activities in Patchogue for Summer

With the weather heating up, it’s the perfect time of year to spend some time outside to explore all the activities that the greater Patchogue area has to offer. Next time you get a beautiful spring day, consider checking out one of the activities below, which are located just minutes away from the New Village.

Biking at Heckscher State Park- Get your bike out for a relaxing ride at Heckscher State Park, located only 20 minutes from your New Village apartment. Enjoy four miles of paved, multi-use trails where you can take in the scenery of the Great South Bay and Fire Island. While there, enjoy a packed lunch at one of the many picnic tables located on the grounds. If you don’t have a bike to bring there yourself, consider renting from Long Island Bicycles Inc., a local rental shop on Main St. in town.

Paddleboarding at Long Island SUP- Haven’t had the opportunity to try out the paddleboarding trend? Now is the perfect time to try the activity with Long Island SUP, a paddleboarding rental shop located in East Patchogue. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, Long Island Stand Up Paddleboarding offers a number of board renting options that you can take right out into the bay from their rental shop. Rentals start at $15 per hour and half day pricing (4 hours) is $40.

Kayaking with Captain Kayak- Whether you to enjoy a few hours out on the water or if you’re heading out for some kayaking fishing, Captain Kayak has a variety of kayaks available to rent. Located on Brown’s River in Sayville, you can take your kayak right into the river from the rental shop, which feeds into the bay. Rentals start at $30 an hour and if you rent for three hours, you get the fourth free.

1 Heckscher Spur Dr. East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-2100

318 E Main St #2 Patchogue, NY 11772

90 Colonial Dr. East Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 326-7926

Captain Kayak Stein’s Marine Center
23 River Road Sayville, NY 11782