Monday, 18 February 2019

Weekend Getaways near Patchogue

If this winter weather has you feeling a little stir-crazy, maybe it’s time for you to take a little winter vacation from Patchogue. Take and extra day off work or travel over President’s Day Weekend to enjoy an extended weekend at one of these great destinations that are just a car ride away from the New Village.

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.  

Windham, NY – If you don’t have the time off you wish you had and would like to spend less time in the car traveling, Windham, NY is a great option for a weekend getaway. Located a little over 3 hours away from Patchogue, Windham, NY features it’s own ski and snowboarding resort at Windham Mountain Resort. Check out their site below for more information. You can also always check out AirBnB for local rentals in the Catskills.

1840 Sugarbush Access Rd. Warren, VT 05674
(802) 583-6300

55 Lee Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-1364

19 Resort Dr, Windham, NY 12496

Monday, 11 February 2019

Valentine’s Day in Patchogue

We’re into the second week of February which means it’s time to get your Valentine’s Day plans in order! Whether you’re spending the special day with a loved one or your girlfriends, there are plenty of options to celebrate in the Roosevelt Island area. Check out the ideas below for Valentine’s happenings near The Octagon.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at View- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your honey at View Restaurant for a delicious meal with beautiful views of the Great South Bay. From Thursday February 14th – Saturday February 17th, you can enjoy their special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe meal which offers four courses for 75$ per person. Start off your meal a Chefs’ Amuse, which will be selected the day of dining, followed by a choice of Maine Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Fresh Burrata or Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. For your entrée, you’ll enjoy a 10 oz. filet mignon with a Maine lobster tail. Last but not least, you will have a choice of artisanal cheese and fruit or the sweetheart brownie for dessert. 

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting Tour – Take a trip out East to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year! Hotel Indigo of Riverhead is offering a special Valentines Day Tour of Palmer Vineyards, Sparkling Point Vineyards and Riverhead Ciderhouse. The package includes an overnight stay for two with champagne and chocolate, prix-fixe dinner for two and a breakfast buffet for two. Visit the link below for more information.

Galentine’s Day Brunch at Rhum – If you’re getting together with your girlfriends this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of dining options in the local area. And if you’re going for brunch, you might as well make it bottomless! Call ahead for reservations at Rhum this weekend to enjoy their bottomless brunch deal along with delicious plates like their Californian Breakfast Taco, Avocado Benedict, and their Carnitas Breakfast Bowl among other choices!

3 Consuelo Pl, Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 589-2694

Hotel Indigo East End
1830 West Main Street, NY-25, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-2200

13 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 569-5944

Monday, 4 February 2019

The Lunar New Year in Greater Patchogue

The 2019 Lunar New Year will began on Tuesday, February 5th and will continue for over two weeks in typical celebratory fashion. This year marks the Year of the Pig on the Lunar calendar, which brings promise of good fortune for those who are deserving! If you’d like to celebrate the New Year in the greater Patchogue area, check out the events taking place near the New Village below.  

Red Tiger Dumpling House – Indulge in Chinese Dim Sum at Red Tiger Dumpling House in Stony Brook, voted by Newsday to be one of the best Chinese restaurants on Long Island!  Specializing in Shanghai cuisine, Red Tiger is known for their delicious soup dumplings that are made on premises, in addition to dainty shrimp dumplings, Bao buns stuffed with pork and vegetables, crispy scallion pancakes, and many other Dim Sum varieties.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Stony Brook - Each year, the Wang Center at Stony Brook University puts on a cultural celebration to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. This year, the University celebrates the Year of the Pig with performances by the Department of Music, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, acrobats, local dance groups and more. The festivities start at 4:00pm on Saturday February 9th and admission to the show is free.  

Practice Tai Chi – Take some time for inward thinking and meditation by practicing Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art originally used for defense training that 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.

1320 Stony Brook Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 675-6899

Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
100 Nicholls Road Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-4400

2030 NY-112 Medford, NY 11763
(631) 475-5730