Friday, 6 October 2017

Food and Drink Festivals in the City

October on Long Island means plenty of food and drink festivals to go around! This month, there are plenty of festivals taking place in the greater Patchogue area, whether you enjoy seafood, chili and chowder, or beer! Check out the events below taking place near The New Village.

Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest isn’t over yet! Head over to The Snapper Inn in Oakdale to take part in one of the last Oktoberfest events of the season! Taking place October 8th from Noon to 4pm, the restaurant will be serving traditional German fare, such as Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Apple Strudel and more! There will be live Polka music and an open bar option with draft beer, house liquors, and wine for $40.

Oyster Festival  – The 34th annual Oyster Festival of Oyster Bay is taking place this Saturday October 14th- Sunday, October 25th at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Stop the historic downtown area of Oyster Bay by to enjoy fresh seafood, soups and chowders, carnival fare, and of course, oysters on the half shell! There is will also be carnival rides, live music and entertainment, and an Oyster Shucking and Eating contest. Afterwards, take a stroll along the water to take in the beautiful views of the Long Island Sound.

Patchogue’s Chili and Chowder Festival – You don’t have to venture very far from the New Village to take part in fun fall festivities! On Saturday October 21st, the town of Patchogue is hosting it’s annual Chili and Chowder Festival right on Main Street in town. The event will run from 10am-4pm, and will feature tastings of a variety of chowders and different chilis. There will also be a Farmer’s Market, street fare, pumpkin decorating, and pumpkin beer tasting for $10 a person.

500 Shore Drive Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 589-0248

PO Box 132 Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 628-1625

15 N. Ocean Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 207-1000

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Fall Day Trips in the Tri-state Area

Now that we are in the true fall season, there's so better time to get out of the city for a fun weekend getaway. Spend the day outdoors exploring the beautiful autumn sites that the tri-state area has to offer. If you're not sure where exactly to travel, check out some of the destinations below for some inspiration.

Lake Mohonk, NY- Located about two hours north of the city, Lake Mohonk is a perfect day getaway for those who want to spend some time outside in the crisp fall air. Settled in the southern Catskill Mountains, Lake Mohonk offers various hiking trails and beautiful views of the lake and fall foliage. If you want to spend the night, the Mohonk Mountain House offers luxurious accommodations and gourmet dining.

Essex, CT- Head up to Essex, Connecticut to see the state’s impressive scenery by both land and sea. The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat makes daily trips into the Connecticut River Valley, traversing scenic landscapes, including local historic sights like the Gillette Castle and Goodspeed Opera House.

Pocono Mountains, Bushkill, PA- To truly take in the beauty of the fall season, head to Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania to visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. With a sprawling 70,000 acres wrapping around the Delaware River, this park is perfect for a picturesque hike along the river with a backdrop of vibrant fall colors. Afterwards, head over to nearby Stroudsburg to visit RAW Urban Winery and Hard Cidery to sample their wines and ciders.

1000 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 765-3286

1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT 06442
(860) 767-0103

1978 River Road Bushkill, PA 18324
(570) 426-2452

103 Gypsum Road Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 350-2697

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Oktoberfest in Greater Patchogue

It’s time for Oktoberfest! Even though it’s name is misleading, the actual Bavarian festival takes place September 16th- Monday, October 2nd, 2017 in Munich, Germany. You may not be able to make it all the way to Germany to celebrate, but you can definitely make it to one of the many events taking place near The New Village. Check out some of the events below happening around Patchogue over the next few weeks.

Oktoberfest at Pine Grove Inn- Pay a visit to the Pine Grove Inn in East Patchogue to celebrate its 1st annual Oktoberfest event! Taking place September 29-October 1st from 3pm to 9pm, The Pine Grove Inn will be celebrating with authentic German fare, German brews like Hefeweizen, German music and entertainment. Grab your friends and head over for free admission to this event.

Oktoberfest at The Moriches Rotary Club- As an ode to the Bavarian celebration, The Rotary Club of the Moriches is hosting it’s 9th annual Oktoberfest celebration at Camp Pa Qua Tuck. The event will take place September 29-October 1 and will feature a traditional German beer garden and carnival, as well as traditional German food, vendors, and live entertainment. Admission is $10 per person. Check out the link below to learn more.

Ode to Oktoberfest- Head over to Hotel Indigo Long Island-East End in Riverhead for the Ode to Oktoberfest festival. The event will take place Saturday, September 30th from 1pm-4pm and will feature Warsteiner Platinum beer, live Polka musi, and traditional German fare from Bistro 72. Purchase your tickets in advance for $15 or at the door for $20.

1 1st Street East Patchogue, New York 11722
(631) 569-5719

Camp Pa Qua Tuck
Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches New York, NY 11938

1830 West Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 369-2200