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Greenlight in the News
Online Greenlight tells Islanders where to go
What do you get when you cross a magazine and a Web log?
At least one answer is Greenlight Long Island Magazine (www.longislandmag.com).
Launched by Derek Grosso, a 2001 graduate of George Washington University, Greenlight Long Island and its siblings, Greenlight Washington and Greenlight New York, offer restaurant and entertainment listings, as well as brief news items, feature stories and interviews.
Greenlight Long Island Magazine, however, will face plenty of competition from the likes of the online and print versions of Newsday and the Long Island Press as well as local listings from global portals like Yahoo and America Online.
(Copyright © Long Island Business News)
Islandwide Events This Weekend
BARNABY SAVES CHRISTMAS
Barnaby Saves Christmas has its final run this weekend at Theatre Three on Main Street in Port Jefferson. It is an original children's musical that weaves the winter holidays together in a message of love and tolerance. All tickets are $8.00.
Call 631-928-9100 or visit Theatre Three online for more information.
Encounter the "Ultimate Aerial Combat Experience" at the The Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman IMAX® Dome Theater at the Cradle of Aviation, the only New York area venue showcasing the exhilarating aerial combat film "Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag." The 45-minute film follows a young F-15 fighter pilot through Red Flag, the final training phase before pilots are sent into actual combat. For more infomation click HERE.
A Kwanzaa Celebration of the seven principles of African and black American life takes place through Sunday, December 26. It is a celebration with a candlelighting ceremony, poetry readings and traditional dance. It takes place at the African American Museum on North Franklin Street in Hempstead. For more information call 516-572-0730.
Holiday Light Spectacular at Jones Beach
The Holiday Light Spectacular at Jones Beach runs through January 2nd. This year's drive-through light park offers a completely new show with an international peace theme. In addition to the park, the Holiday Village is expanded and will feature a tented area where families can watch holiday movies, sip hot chocolate and cider, and enjoy roasted nuts and candy canes. And what holiday event would be complete without photos with Santa? He'll be there, as will local choirs from area schools singing on select nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Over 1,000,000 lights adorn Jones Beach's West End this year, with decorations celebrating international peace. Tour the light spectacular in your vehicle ($15 per car) and witness a beautiful evening filled with illumination, excitement and awe.
Westbury Public Schools Spread Joy at Annual Community Holiday Celebration
Newsday Names All-Long Island Team
Napper Tandy's Kicks Off Sunday Blues Night
Manhasset Whole Foods Gets into the Holiday Spirit
Long Island Regional Magazine Announces Launch
December 14, 2004
CONTACT: Derek Grosso
(Long Island, NY) – Combining the format of a magazine with that of a weblog, Glen Cove resident Derek Grosso has launched a regional publication online that focuses on the people, places, and news of Long Island. Greenlight Long Island Magazine (www.longislandmag.com) provides a look at where to ‘GO’ on Long Island.
“My experience and interest in publishing has helped me to launch this magazine, and I look forward to building a solid online community for all of Long Island that is a lot of fun,” said editor and publisher, Derek Grosso.
The magazine will introduce interactive features and highlight more places to explore and visit on Long Island as it grows with and for its readers. Contributors are also being sought to write local stories, reviews and interviews.
Greenlight Long Island Magazine is an online magazine providing information on where to 'GO' on Long Island for residents, businesspersons, merchants, college communities and all visitors. The magazine is a guide to the culture, people, places and history of the Long Island area and regularly features area news briefs, human-interest stories, a dining guide, lists and interviews, as well as information on other local & regional magazines and travel guides. Greenlight Long Island Magazine is located online at www.longislandmag.com.
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Islandwide Events This Weekend
LONG ISLAND DODGEBALL CHALLENGE
The First Annual Long Island Dodgeball Challenge takes place this Saturday, December 4 at 9:00am on the campus of St. Joseph's College in Patchogue and the C.W. Post campus in Greenvale. Call 631-385-2451 or visit www.charitydodgeball.com for more information. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Long Island Association for AIDS Care.
NINTH ANNUAL CHARLES DICKENS FESTIVAL
The Annual Charles Dickens Festival runs from Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5 and involves shows, concerts, carolers and teas. It all takes place in Port Jefferson Village. For more information visit www.dickensinfo.com or call 631-473-1414 or 631-473-4724.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A Christmas Carol is being peformed at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through Sunday, December 19. Call 631-725-9500 or click HERE for more information.
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTINGS
Here are some of the tree lighting ceremonies on Long Island this weekend:
The eighth annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park in Great River will take place Friday, December 3 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Santa Claus will arrive in his red sleigh escorted by the Great River Fire Department. Hot beverages and refreshments will be served. Please bring canned food items for the needy.
Orient Beach State Park will host its 17th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30pm on Friday, December 3. Santa Claus will arrive along with the Orient Fire Department. Hot chocolate, cookies and hot dogs will be served. Help by donating canned food items.
The EAB Plaza in Uniondale lights its tree on Saturday, December 4 at 5:30pm. Call 516-683-0339 for more information or see our related article.
Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens hosts its First Night Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4 from 7 - 9pm. The House will be filled with live holiday music and feature a tree lighting ceremony on the North Lawn at 8:15pm along with Santa Claus. Call 516-333-0048 or visit www.oldwestburygardens.org.
'Tis the Season
Suffolk Life explains the story of Chanukah, which begins at sundown Tuesday, December 7 and lasts for eight days, through the eyes of a Patchogue family. Read their story HERE.
The Manhasset Press has an article on Americana Manhasset's annual Champions for Charity, a five-day shopping event where participating shops agree to donate 25 percent of designated pre-tax purchases to the organization of the customer's choice. Read more HERE.
Thousands will gather for the annual EAB Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place Saturday, December 4 from 5:30 - 6:00pm at EAB Plaza on Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is Long Island’s largest single special event, attracting more than 25,000 spectators and serving as the kickoff for Long Island’s holiday season, according to a press release issued by EAB Plaza. Highlights of the holiday event include the J.C. Lynn Dancers and Santa’s Dancing Kids from the June Claire Dance Center in Babylon, the Northport High School Marching Band and Champion Kick Line, the West Islip High School Holiday Chorale, the North Pole Winter Wonderland Dancers from Miss Edie’s Dance Studio in Franklin Square, the Greater Nassau Chorus of Sweet Adelines, and Miss Long Island, Nancy Urban, with a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. More information can be found HERE.
A Time For Giving: Holiday Guides
The Long Island Press presents their Holiday Shopping Guide this week as well, which you can download HERE.
Looking for local events and entertainment this holiday season? WBAB (102.3 FM) has you covered with their Holiday Event Guide.
If you would like us to feature your holiday guide, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Island Museums
Bridgehampton Historical Museum || Main Street and Corwith Avenue || Bridgehampton || 631.537.1088
Castle in the Sand Museum || Jones Beach State Park - East Bathhouse || Ocean Parkway || Wantagh || 516.785.1600
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum || Main Street || Cold Spring Harbor || 631.367.3418
Cradle of Aviation Museum || Charles Lindbergh Boulevard || Garden City || 516.572.4111
East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation || 3rd Street at the Ferry Dock || Greenport || 631.477.2100
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve || Barry Drive || Glen Cove || 516.571.8010
Hillwood Art Museum || Long Island University - CW Post Campus || 720 Northern Boulevard || Brookville || 526.299.4073
Hofstra Museum (Emily Lowe Gallery) || Hofstra University || Hempstead || 516.463.5672
The Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County || 100 Crescent Beach Road || Glen Cove || 516.571.8040
Horton Point Lighthouse & Nautical Museum || Lighthouse Road || Southold || 631.765.5500
Long Island Children’s Museum || 11 Davis Avenue || Garden City || 516.224.5800
Long Island Maritime Museum || 86 West Avenue || West Sayville || 631.HIS.TORY
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages || 1200 Route 25A || Stony Brook || 631.751.0066
Long Island Studies Institute || 619 Fulton Avenue || Hempstead || 516.463.6407
Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum || Route 27 || Montauk || 631.668.2544 or 888.MTK.POINT
My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum || 74 Hauppauge Road || Commack || 631.462.9800
Nassau County Museum of Art || One Museum Drive || Roslyn Harbor || 516.484.9338
Old Bethpage Village Restoration || Round Swamp Road || Old Bethpage || 516.572.8400
Parrish Art Museum || 25 Job's Lane || Southampton || 631.283.2118
Railroad Museum of Long Island || 440 Fourth Street || Greenport || 631.477.0439
Railroad Museum of Long Island - Riverhead || Griffing Avenue (Opposite Riverhead RR Station) || Riverhead || 631.727.7920
Raynham Hall Museum || 20 West Main Street || Oyster Bay || 516.922.6808
Sea Cliff Village Museum || 95 Tenth Avenue || Sea Cliff || 516.671.0090
Southold Historical Society Museum || Maple Lane and Main Road || Southold || 631.765.5500
Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium || 180 Little Neck Road || Centerport || 631.854.5555
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve || Washington Avenue near Merrick Road || Seaford || 516.571.7443
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