06/09/19 5:57am

Create your own ice cream flavor at CoolMess. (Credit: Cool Mess)

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School’s almost out and the fun has just begun on Long Island. From an interactive ice cream experience to enrollment in the Jedi Academy, here are foolproof ways to never hear the words “I’m bored” this summer. (more…)

05/26/19 6:00am

End the weekend at Great South Bay Brewery. (Credit: Great South Bay Brewery)

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Hopefully your weekend plans include spending time on the North Fork. And, while all good things must come to an end, the journey home doesn’t have to be a boring drudge on the LIE.  Whether your adventure involves traveling Long Island’s north or south shore we have an itinerary to get you back home while making some fun stops along the way. (more…)

04/28/19 6:00am

Off the Fork is a recurring series every Sunday on northforker.com, in which our staff writes about happenings and places we appreciate elsewhere on Long Island and beyond.

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Not very much catches the eye when driving down East Second Street in Mineola, an industrial neighborhood lined with antiquated buildings and little else.

But if you’re traveling slow enough, you just might spot the quaint 1947 railroad car that is home to Biscuits & Barbeque, a Southern restaurant specializing in Cajun-style cooking and barbecue.

If you do take notice, your stomach is will thank your eyeballs for finding this gem of a place.

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04/21/19 6:00am

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Picture this: You’re sipping a glass of local wine while sampling signature dishes created by New York chefs showcasing the harvest.

Dream life? Nah, simply a day at a Long Island food festival.

Festival season is coming and we’ve got the guide to the ones you won’t want to skip. Think of it as your where-to-eat-now list.

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04/14/19 6:00am
The Long Island Game Farm is opening for the season April 19. (Credit: Long Island Game )

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After a winter spent cooped up inside, it’s time for you and the kids to get out of the house.

And while there’s so much to do on the North Fork. Here are some ways to discover some fun places and activities the whole family can enjoy “off the fork” this spring.

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02/17/19 5:58am

The enclosed rink at Cantiague Park. (Credit: The office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran)

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In search of something fun to do with the family this winter recess but don’t want to travel far? For our readers in Nassau County, that could mean staying close to home.

There is a wide range of activities to take advantage of while the kids are off from school this week, and the county is encouraging its residents to take advantage of those opportunities. From ice skating and swimming, to bird walks, face painting and films, the county’s public parks, museums and cultural institutions are brimming with entertainment.

Here is a handy lineup of activities to put on your winter break agenda. (more…)