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“Yer aff yer heid” as the Scottish would say! “You’re crazy” if you miss this year’s Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Saturday, August 27th at Old Westbury Gardens. Now in its 60th year, the day will be jam-packed with competitions such as a caber toss for adults and children, shortbread contests, tug […]

Main Image Photo Credit: Tom Lee, Flickr Tips from the New York Audubon Society Birdwatching was never my thing but I’m going to tell you how my dad, the environment, and James Bond (not my dad) changed my mind. To me, birds were always like potholes. Yes, I acknowledge that they exist, I try my […]

Finally, spring has sprung. We’ve put together a list of fun things to do on Long Island and we’ve got something for everyone. Museums, outdoor parks, waterfront towns, and mansions from the Gilded Age. This obviously isn’t everything that Long Island has to offer, but it’s certainly a great start to keep you busy all […]

Main Image Photo Credit: @angela.vona.14 on Instagram When I was a little and had nightmares, my mom once told me to close my eyes and picture something I absolutely love. Something that would make me smile and bring me joy. I remember that exact picture and have held it in my mind for almost 50 […]

The Year of the Tiger started on February 1, and Dale Miquelle, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Tiger Program coordinator and director of WCS’s Russia Program gives us some positive news about tiger conservation efforts. “As the world’s eyes turn to the tiger, there’s reason to be hopeful that this magnificent predator is beating the odds […]

YUP absolutely free, fun and educational! I think one of the best reasons to live in our area on Long Island is how easy it is to get into the city. My dad commuted every day for 30 years so the last thing he wanted to do was to go back into Manhattan on the […]