Storify: Summer fun on Long Island

Thursday, May 17, 2012
The entrance to Heckscher State Park in East Islip (LIR Photo by Megan Tedeschi)

Long Island offers family summer fun at an affordable price. Residents and visitors can enjoy an array of parks, beaches and wineries. Take a stroll through Heckscher State Park in East Islip, feed the animals at the Holtsville Ecology Center or sip on some white wine at Raphael’s in Peconic.

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Eisenhower Park to host Caribbean-American International Festival

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nassau County will host the third annual Caribbean-American International Festival June 3. (Photo courtesy of Nassau County)

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Jamaica Cultural Alliance will host its third annual Long Island Caribbean-American International Festival on June 23 at the Harry Chapin…

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Holland heads to Hempstead for Hofstra’s Dutch Festival

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Trinkets for sale at Hofstra's annual Dutch Festival (LIR Photo by Amber Spiotti)

Hofstra University hosted its 29th annual Dutch Festival May 6 on the university’s south campus. The event featured live bands, entertainment for children, dozens of vendors, a plant sale…

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