Thursday, 18 August 2016

Summer Festivals Near Patchogue

There’s something about summer weather and festivals that just go together, and Long Island offers an abundance of these events throughout the summer and into early Fall. Listed below are some upcoming festivals that will be celebrating food, music and much more.

Long Island Seafood Festival
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Long Island Seafood Festival, which takes place just down the road at the Long Island Maritime Museum located at 88 West Venue in West Sayville. This year, the festival will be taking place Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th from 10:00am-7:00pm. General admission is $10 per person, but once inside you get to enjoy all that the Seafood Festival has to offer, which includes live entertainment, and of course food! The two main sponsors of the event, which are the Blue Island Oyster Company and Claws Seafood Market, will be serving a variety of seafood treats along with dozens of other food vendors. You’ll also have the opportunity to browse handmade items from the various arts and crafts vendors that will be on premises. For more information, check out the event site here.

Long Island Bluegrass Festival
If you’re a Bluegrass and country music fan, you should check out the 14th Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival, taking place August 20th from 12pm-7pm at Tanner Park in Copiague, NY. With the festival set right on the Great South Bay, you can listen to the sounds of Flatt Lonesome, Jim Hurst Trio, and Abby Hollander, among others. Presale tickets cost $15 dollars, and general admission at the event will be $20.

Long Island Comedy Festival

For a fun night out filled with plenty of laughs, stop by the Long Island Comedy Festival, happening Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th at 8pm at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. In it’s 11th year, the Long Island Comedy Festival offers stand up from comedians around the country, many of them national headliners. Tickets cost $35 per night.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Trendy Food Spots in Patchogue

You may have seen them on Instagram or Buzzfeed, or heard about them from friends and coworkers, but are they really worth trying? From internationally-inspired bites to futuristic ice cream creations, Patchogue offers a taste of some of top food trends going on right now.

Perabell Food Bar-Patchogue, NY
Offering an eclectic New American menu with an international twist, Perabell Food Bar offers great food in a fun, casual atmosphere, making it perfect for date night or a dinner out with friends! All menu items are inspired by the season, making summer the perfect time to visit. You’ll have a hard time choosing between the Tempura Shrimp Tacos, the Strawberry and Arugula Salad, and the Cedar Roasted Salmon. Stop by for happy hour Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm to enjoy half priced wine and drafts and food specials.

Super Bowls- Sayville, NY
If you’re looking to refresh your morning breakfast routine, you should check out Super Bowls located on Main Street in Sayville. Though they may be known best for their Acai Bowl, which offers an acai antioxidant blend topped with your fresh fruit, granola, and healthy toppings, Super Bowl also offers a variety of breakfast bowls and wraps, salad bowls and wraps, rice bowls, soup bowls, and fruit smoothies. Next time you’re in the mood for a tasty, healthy treat, be sure to stop by.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream-Patchogue, NY

Move over rolled ice cream! The newest ice cream phase has hit the streets, and you can try it right here in Patchogue when you visit the Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt shop.  Offering a different take on the traditional ice cream experience, you can completely customize your ice cream by picking the cream type, flavor, and fixings of your liking. To take frozen form, your creation is then blasted with liquid nitrogen, turning it from liquid to solid in a matter of seconds. What is produced is a delicious, creamy frozen treat that will have you coming back for more.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Volunteer Opportunities near New Village at Patchogue

It always feels good to give back to your community through volunteer work. Whether you take interest in animal welfare, providing food for the hungry, or contributing to programs for families and children in need, there are many ways to get involved in community service efforts in the Patchogue area. To help give you some ideas, we’ve selected a list of some upcoming events and organizations that you may want to get involved with.  

If you have a soft spot in your heart for animals in need, then the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter may be a place you’d like to donate your time.  Dedicated to helping homeless dogs and cats in the township, the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter provides shelter for pets in need, and also partners with private humane societies and other organizations to provide veterinary care and training programs. If you’d like to get involved and volunteer at the shelter, please click here to learn more.

If you take interest to helping the less fortunate in your area, you may want to check out the Patchogue Neighbors Inn. The Inn’s mission is to feed hungry and homeless Long Islanders by offering different meals each day of the week. The Patchogue Neighbors Inn operates out of five locations in the Patchogue area, and each location is looking to add volunteers to their food preparation and serving teams. If you would like to take part in the Patchogue Neighbor’s cause, click here for more information.

If you’d like to contribute to programs for children in need in your area, you should check out the RECESS Program with the Family Services League of Suffolk County. As a therapeutic recreation program for emotionally disturbed children, RECESS encourages education, skill building, and learning functional responsibilities through organized sports and games. If you’d like to learn more about the RECESS Program, click here.