When its time to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner head over to the Rein at the Garden City Hotel. The Rein is offering a Thanksgiving buffet which includes all of the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Selections include a Mediterranean station, salad station, a carving station, smoked ham, pan-seared filet mignon, risotto station, pasta station and many entrees. The dessert options include cakes, pastries, pies, cookies, petit fours, an ice cream sundae bar and a dark chocolate fountain. Located at 45 Seventh Street in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-747-3000 or visit www.gardencityhotel.com/upcoming-events.
After the traditional family celebrations or the turkey dinner is over, keep on celebrating Thanksgiving over the rest of the long weekend.
November 23, 2012
On Black Friday, many people will be out and about seeking big deals for holiday gifts. We encourage everyone to shop local to support our communities. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and would rather spend some non-shopping activity time with the kids, here are a couple of options that will be sure to put smiles on their faces.
Take the kids to Pump It Up for some pop-in playtime from 2:00-4:00 pm. Cost is only $8.95 per child or 2 kids for $13. Reservations are required. Located at 1750 Arctic Ave. in Bohemia. For more information call 631-563-3100 or visit the Pump It Up Bohemia website.
Next head over to the Mitchell Park Ice Rink for some ice skating and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 pm. This outdoor rink will be open November 22-25. Bring your own skates or rent them at the facility. Located on Front Street in Greenport. For more information, call 631-477-2200 x2 or visit www.greenportvillage.com.
November 24, 2012
Start the day with a little exercise and some charity by participating in a turkey trot. Join Mount Sinai in the 2nd Annual Mount Sinai Turkey Trot 5K at 8:30 am. Come out and get some exercise, raise money for less fortunate children and have a great time! Proceeds will benefit Holiday Magic of Long Island. The event will offer refreshments, raffles and awards for top overall finishers in each age category. Meet at Mount Sinai High School at 1 Gertrude Goodman Drive in Mount Sinai. For more information, call 631-870-2500 or view the Turkey Trot website here.
After the Turkey Trot, relax by watching the Santa Parade and Visit in Port Jefferson. The Parade Starts at the Long Island Train Station on Main Street at 1 pm. The parade will go down Main Street and around East Main Street to West Broadway. It finishes at the ‘Drown-Meadow Cottage’ on the corner of Barnum and West Broadway. Santa will be there in ‘Santa’s Workshop’ for photo opportunities. Located on Main Street in Port Jefferson Village. For more information, call 631-473-1414 or visit www.portjeffchamber.com.
End the festivities at the Lighting of Village Christmas Tree at 7:00 pm in Northport. See Santa and his friends, listen to holiday music and view the beautiful holiday decor throughout the Village. The Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling will take place at Village Park in Northport. For more information, please call 631-754-3905 or visit www.northportny.com.
On Sunday, November 25, spend the day at home recovering from the festive long weekend with the kids. Happy Thanksgiving!
By Tara Arichabala
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