Thursday, 12 January 2017

Winter Weekend Getaways a Car Ride Away from Patchogue

If this winter weather has you feeling a little stir-crazy, maybe it’s time for you to take a little winter vacation. Long Island is beautiful year-round, but it can be nice to get away from the city and leave the Island for a few days after the busy holidays. Take off of work on a Friday or Monday (or both) to enjoy an extended weekend at one of these great destinations that are just a car ride away from Patchogue.

Hudson Valley, NY

For a quick weekend getaway, consider checking out one of the quaint, historic towns along New York’s Hudson River, many of which are less than two and a half hours away from Patchogue. Take part in some winter hiking at Bear Mountain State Park, or strap on some skis to cross-country ski on tails along the Hudson. Travel a little further north up the river to explore the town of Cold Spring, and get some R&R at one of the many bed and breakfasts in the local area.

Sugarbush, VT

If you’re big on winter sports, than you have to check out the ski and snowboard scene in Vermont. But rather than checking out Killington or Mt. Snow, Vermont’s more popular mountains, consider visiting Sugarbush Resort, located in the picturesque town of Warren. Even if you’re not into the slopes, Warren has plenty of local eats and wintery scenery to explore. The town also has a rich history, with the Warren Country Store dating back to 1839 with classic Colonial décor.

Lenox, MA

If winter sports aren’t exactly your thing, head to Lenox, MA for the perfect spa getaway in the Berkshires. Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort offers the ultimate spa experience as one of the largest spas in the Northeast. Treat yourself to a soothing massage, detoxifying body wrap, or a cleansing facial treatment. Explore the resort’s 320 acres, and dine at any of the three restaurants located on premises. Should you choose to hit the slopes, Jiminy Peak Mountain is only a 40-minute drive away.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Healthy 2017 Beginnings in Patchogue

It’s the start of the New Year and you know what that means! It’s time to stick to those New Year Resolutions.  If you’re trying to take on a more healthy, active lifestyle, check out some of these nearby venues in Patchogue that will help you reach your goals.

Patchogue Fitness Centers

Although you can always work out in the New Village Fitness Center, Patchogue has plenty of gym and fitness facilities to help you stay on track with your work out goals. LA Fitness, located on 5 Gateway Boulevard in Patchogue, offers a traditional gym experience, complete with basketball courts, an indoor pool, sauna, fitness classes, indoor cycling, a whirlpool spa, and personal training. You can join now for just $25 dollars a month.

For a more personalized gym experience, you should check out Finest Fitness, located on East Main Street in Patchogue. Specializing in weight loss and fitness, Finest Fitness Center provides one-on-one personal training to help you meet your exercise goals.

Yoga Yama

For a workout different than your traditional gym routine, you should check out Yoga Yama for a variety of yoga and pilates classes. Located right in Downtown Patchogue, Yoga Yama provides a refreshing exercise experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere. To learn more, click here or call the studio for schedule information.

The Energy Bar

To help stick to your healthy eating goals, you should check out The Energy Bar on West Main Street in Patchogue. The Energy Bar, just a two-minute walk from New Village, is your destination for all natural wraps, salads, smoothies, and other meals. The shop also carries vitamins and supplements for all lifestyles. Among visitors favorites are their fresh chopped salads with grilled chicken or tuna, and their fresh fruit smoothies.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

New Year's Eve in Patchogue

The holidays have past and New Years Eve is almost upon us! If you don’t want to travel all the way into New York City but are still contemplating plans, you should check out the scene in the greater Patchogue area. There are plenty of parties and open bar events to choose from.

Midnight on Main Street in Patchogue

Founded by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Midnight on Main Street brings the fun and excitement of the ball drop in the city to the streets of Patchogue. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 31st at 8pm, complete with a DJ for street dancing. While there, you can also enter in a raffle contest for a 50/50 drawing for the Clean Lakes in Patchogue effort. Stay for the ball drop, which takes place at 9pm, three hours earlier than midnight for the family-friendly nature of the event. After the ball drop, you can head over to one of the many bars and restaurants hosting parties in the village. For the complete list of events, click here.

90s New Year Eve at 89 North

If you love 90s music, then you have to check out the 90s New Years Eve Party at 89 North. Your first drink is on the house and with your admission ticket you will receive one free general admission ticket to a future show of your choice at 89 North. Hors d’oeuvres and goodies will be served throughout the night and you will also receive a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy live music throughout the night playing your favorite songs from the 90s.

New Years Eve at View

If you consider yourself quite the foodie and look forward to the dining aspects of an event, then you should consider the New Years Eve Celebration taking place at the View in Oakdale. To ring in the New Year, View is offering a special three course prix-fixe menu complete with a variety of delicious options, such as Crispy Thai Calamari, Jumbo Lump Crab cakes, and Oysters Rockefeller for appetizer; Pan Roasted Diver Sea Scallops, Braised Short Ribs, Surf and Turf for entrée; and Crème Brulee, Chocolate Marquise, and Mixed Berry Cheesecake for dessert. If you’d like to participate in dinner alone, each pre-fixe meal is $64 from 4-7:30pm; however, if you’d like to be a part of the party with D music, dancing, party favors, and a midnight toast, dinner is $88 per person from 8-10pm.