Friday, 25 November 2016

Small Business Saturday in Patchogue

Sure you may have heard of Black Friday, but have you ever heard of Small Business Saturday? Created by American Express a few years ago, Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday that encourages local residents to shop from small businesses, to support the local economy in your area. This year, Small Business Saturday is bigger than ever; if you have an American Express card, you can earn 2% back on all purchases, plus discounts that your local shops are offering. Consider checking out some of the shops below to get some holiday shopping done early!

Dahlia Fashions

Located right on Main Street in Patchogue,
Dahlia Fashions over contemporary fashion styles and trendy clothing items. Stop by to try on and pick up the latest styles and explore their selection of jewelry and accessories. To get a sense of their styles, you can check them out on Instagram here.

The Colony Shop

If you're buying for children this holiday season, you should pay a visit to
The Colony Shop, located in the Patchogue village. Specializing in boutique children's wear, The Colony Shop has been providing quality children's clothing since 1946. Stop by to checkout their selection of casual clothes, as well as special holiday outfits and special occasion formal wear.

Yoga Yama

Do you have friends in the Patchogue area that you are buying gifts for? Consider gifting a gift card to
Yoga Yama, a well-recommended yoga studio in downtown Patchogue. Offering a number of weekly classes, Yoga Yama specializes in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Naam yoga. you can also stop by for a mindful meditation session to de-stress and decompress.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Thanksgiving Eve in Patchogue

It’s almost Thanksgiving Eve and you know what that means- the biggest party night of the year! Whether you’re into the bar or club scene, Patchogue has plenty of places for you to share some drinks with friends before celebrating Thanksgiving the following day. Go out and celebrate with friends for all there is to be thankful for the night before the big feast.
The Emporium in Patchogue
If you’re into the club scene, The Emporium is where you’ll want to be this Thanksgiving Eve. Back for it’s fifth year, The Emporium’s Annual Thanksgiving Eve party begins at 9pm and will feature music from Smooth City, DJ Decoy, and Fotsbeats. VIP tables are encouraged to reserve some space from the crowds and a dress code with be strictly enforced. For more information, call 631-275-6200.
Arooga’s Thanksgiving Eve Party
Grab your friends and make a stop at Arooga’s Thanksgiving Eve Party, which starts at 10pm on Wednesday night. Enjoy a live DJ, food and drink specials, and no cover charge for stopping by. The kitchen will also be open until 2am, which makes it a great late-night food spot.
Host Your Own Party
Just because it’s the biggest night of the year to go out and party, it doesn’t mean you have to join in! If you’d rather beat the crowds, you could always host your own Thanksgiving Eve/ Friendsgiving instead! If you need a little inspiration to host this special holiday to share with those important to you, check out these tips to host a Friendsgiving that your friends will never forget. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Giving Back this November

Although Thanksgiving may still be two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to get involved and give back this holiday season. From contributing in food drives, to delivering fresh meals to the elderly, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved with a great cause.

Island Harvest

As the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, Island Harvest is seeking help this holiday season from November 1 through December 30, which is the busiest time of the year for the organization.  There will be multiple events happening over the course of the season to help families in the local area. Join them at their next event, the 8th Annual Turkey Drive, taking place Friday, November 18th at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage. To learn more about getting involved with the organization, submit this volunteer form to give back to your local community.

Lighthouse Mission

Lighthouse Mission is Long Island’s largest and oldest “Mobile Food Pantry”, serving more than 2,000 struggling Long Islanders across nine communities each week. This holiday season, Lighthouse Mission will be actively organizing mobile food outreaches, which bring fresh produce, canned goods, bread, and more directly to those in need.  To learn more about volunteering with the mobile outreaches or mission food drives, please fill out the form here.

Patchogue Neighbors Inn

This holiday season, the Patchogue Neighbors Inn Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to help prepare and distribute food to those in need. To learn more about The Inn’s community outreach and soup kitchen sites and to learn more volunteering, click here.