Monday, 26 February 2018

Super Bowl Festivities in Patchogue

The Super Bowl is just around the corner! Do you have plans yet for the big game on February 4th? If you haven’t already made plans, now is the time to make them. Whether you’ll be watching at home at the New Village, or going out in the local Patchogue area, it’s sure to be a great time.

L.I. Pour House Bar and Grill – Barbecue and football always make a good pair, but this is rightfully so on Super Bowl Sunday. Head over to L.I. Pour House Bar and Grill BBQ Restaurant for the big game to enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet paired with drink specials for just $22! In addition to the great food and drinks, you can watch the game from one of the 14 HDTVs located around the bar during game time.

Rudi’s Bar and Grill – As Patchogue’s go-to sports viewing destination, Rudi’s is a no-brainer spot to watch Super Bowl 52! Rudi’s will be hosting their annual Super Bowl Party, which kicks off Sunday, February 4th at 6:30pm. $50 pre-pay ticket will get you open bar from kick off until the end of the game. With your ticket entry you also can enjoy a buffet breakfast the morning/early afternoon of the game.

The Tap Room – While paying a visit to The Tap Room and watching the big game from the bar and eatery is always an option, you can also consider catering from the restaurant if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party at your New Village apartment! Catering promotions include wings ($40 half tray/$70 full tray), chicken fingers ($40 half tray/$70 full tray), Mac n Cheese bites ($40), and a party platter that includes wings, mac bites, and crispy wontons for just $90.

650 NY-112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

554 New York 112, Patchogue, NY 11772

114 W Main Street Patchogue, NY 11772

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Winter Weekend Getaways Not Too Far from Long Island

If this winter weather has you feeling a little stir-crazy, maybe it’s time for you to take a little winter vacation.  Consider taking off Friday for the long President’s Day weekend to enjoy an extended weekend at one of these winter destinations that are just a car ride away from Patchogue. While you may live near the busiest city in the world, country retreats are only a short ride away from the New Village.

Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania - Although many New York City residents may choose the Catskills or Adirondacks for their weekend getaways come winter, the Pocono Mountains, just two hours outside of the city, is home to a variety of nature activities, winter sports, and homey lodges and spas that make it a perfect destination for your weekend travels. Explore a snowy forest during a winter hike or on the back of a dog-drawn sled in the town of Skytop and lodge for the weekend right in town at the beautiful Skytop Lodge. Ski or Snowboard on the slopes of Camelback Mountain or Jack Frost Big Boulder. You can stay at a variety of hotels in the nearby ski-resort area of Tannersville, or you can check out AirBnb for affordable rental options. 

Killington Resort in Killington, VT - If you’re all about winter sports, then you should definitely make Killington, VT your destination of choice this winter season. Considered to be the reigning master of East Coast winter sports, the Killington Resort is made up of seven mountain areas that cover 92 miles of terrain with 212 trails for skiing and snowboarding. Although the Killington Grand Resort is the only full-service hotel at the mountain, there are plenty of rental properties available for your weekend stay.  

Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY - If you have the time for an extended weekend trip, you should make Lake Placid your getaway choice. Although its five hours away by car, this winter wonderland destination set in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains provides the best of winter activities. If you’re traveling to snowboard or ski, Whiteface Mountain is home to the greatest vertical drop East of the Rockies, with 86 trails stretching over 22 miles. For those who want to explore the town of Lake Placid or the Olympic Sites of the 1980 Winter Games, Ski Magazine ranked Whiteface Mountain was ranked #1 for off-hill activities. Plan your stay at the Whiteface Lodge, just minutes from the slopes, or check out a variety of rental properties in the nearby area.   

1 Skytop Lodge Rd. Skytop, PA 18357

4763 Killington Rd. Killington, VT 05751

2634 Main St. Lake Placid, NY 12946

Friday, 16 February 2018

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Greater Patchogue

The 2018 Chinese New Year will began on Friday, February 16th and will continue for over two weeks in typical celebratory fashion. This year marks the Year of the Dog on the Chinese lunar calendar, which brings promise of prosperity to those who are deserving! If you’d like to celebrate the new year in the local Patchogue area, check out the happenings taking place near The New Village below.

Indulge in Chinese Cuisine – What better way is there to celebrate the Chinese New Year than by eating Chinese food! If you’ll be dining out to celebrate the holiday, consider dining in at Yao’s Diner in Centereach, which is known for their authentic Szechuan-style cuisine; the same you’d find if you took an hour-plus drive into Flushing, Queens. If you’ll be stopping in, be sure to try the spicy double-cooked pork, West Lake beef soup, Beijing-style noodles, and sautéed Shanghai greens.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Stony Brook - The Wang Center at Stony Brook University will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with a festival to commemorate the Year of the Dog. The event will take place Sunday, February 18th from 2:00-6:00pm and includes New Year craft activities from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, including calligraphy demonstrations, paper cutting, origami folding, and much more.

Practice Tai Chi – Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art originally used for defense training, is now a popular activity for stress management. In spirit of the Chinese New Year, give Tai Chi a try at the Water Tiger Tai Chi Studio in Medford. Classes of different levels and styles are offered multiple times and days throughout the week.

2503 Middle Country Road Centereach, NY 11720

Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
100 Nicholls Road Stony Brook, NY 11794

2030 NY-112 Medford, NY 11763