Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2015 Holiday Events

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It’s the hap-happiest season of all! Even the most tourist-averse New Yorkers can admit New York City during the holidays is a sight to see. 

So gather some friends, family, and Dynasty Limousine to make a day or evening out of the occasion! This season’s highlights include:

Rockefeller Christmas Tree: Since 1933, tourists from all over the world have been traveling to see this timeless New York City tradition. If you’re brave enough - feel free to join the crowd for the annual tree lighting this Wednesday at 7pm!

Crafts at the Cathedral: Check out all the unique and bizarre handmade gifts at the indoor market of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine this weekend. Now in it’s 20th year - there will be over 60 Artisans exhibiting their finest work for the holiday season.  

Wollman Rink: Featured in films like Love Story and Serendipity, Wollman Rink is a NYC favorite. A winter tradition for New Yorkers and touriss alike, you can skate 7 days a week: Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 2:30pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 10am - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 10am - 11pm, Sunday: 10am - 9pm.

Urban Space Holiday Markets: Slow down and wander through the holly-lined aisles and connect with local artisans at the Union Square and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets! The newest holiday project from Urbanspace is the Garment District Holiday Market, located along one of the most bustling NYC avenues: on Broadway between 39th and 41st. 

Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah: Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, two-ton holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel) to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights. 

Plan an unforgettable trip to New York City this holiday season without the headache driving and public transportation may cause. Sit back and relax, while Dynasty Limousine takes you around the big apple. Call us today (631) 587-8500!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cyber Monday Travel Deals

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One may argue, the best holiday gift is the gift of an experience- and lucky for you, these experiences are coming at a cheaper cost! Whether you choose to book a getaway for a loved one or take advantage of the deals for yourself (we won’t judge) - many hotels have already announced some of their biggest bargains to date.

While airfare deals will likely be revealed last minute through social media and email newsletters - you can still take a peek at what’s to come from some big chains and luxury hotels this Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide - Including brands like Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc - is planning its broadest Cyber Monday sale to date. Starting on Monday, November 23rd - Sunday, December 6th, more than 1,000 hotels and resorts will offer up to 25 percent in discounts on rooms, some even up to 50 percent off. Are you a Starwood Preferred Guest? Lucky you will receive an additional savings of up to 5 percent off for stays through September 6, 2016.

Red Roof Inn - With hotels strewn across the US, this economy chain is offering up to 30 percent off rooms booked on Monday, November 30th for stays through March 31, 2016.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa - Local luxury hotel here on Long Island, will be offering private oceanfront cottages for 50 percent off on Monday, November 30th between 1 and 2 pm, with all other rooms 30 percent off all day. Both offers are good for stays through April 30, 3016.

Vail Colorado - At the Lodge at Vail and Austria Haus Club & Hotel, skiers can grab up to 50 percent off deals from Wednesday, November 25th  - Tuesday, December 1st for stays during this ski season.

L’Auberge de Sedona - Located in Sedona, Arizona, this luxury resort is a must visit for spa-goers and hikers alike. Those who book on Monday, November 30th will receive 20 percent off room rates in addition to resort credits up to $325 based on the length of their stay. Offer valid on rooms through February 11, 2016.

For even more announcements, visit the New York Times’ full article here. Remember, often times promotions are subject to availability, for particular rooms, and may have blackout dates. Though if you’ve been bit by the travel bug, or know someone who has - these deals may be worth looking into!

No matter where your 2015 (or 2016) travel plans take you, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. We offer competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Unique Bridal Shower Games

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Photo via InvitedToo Etsy

Now that you’ve got the Bridal Shower for the most part planned - it’s time to figure out all the different things to include in the day’s itinerary. You’ll want to keep your guests busy and entertained, plus the soon to be bride happy. If you’ve exhausted Bridal Shower Bingo or What’s in the Bag - try including some of these other more unique bridal shower games into the mix »

Custom Mad Libs - Remember playing Mad Libs as a kid? Well you can still have fun with them now! Etsy has a ton of custom bridal shower / wedding vow specific mad libs you can order. Feeling crafty yourself? Feel free to make your own or download and print here! Collect the sheets from your guests and pick the funniest ones for the bride to read out loud. 

Advice Cards - Sort of a bridal shower staple, but why not give them a fun twist. Since we’re on the topic of custom/Etsy-type things, look into some funny marriage advice cards. Check out these or these!

Play Cards About Matrimony - Do your guests have a ridiculous sense of humor and all the expansion packs for Cards Against Humanity? Then Cards About Matrimony is up your alley. Leave a deck on each table (or save these for the bachelorette party) for a different way to spend a bridal shower! Purchase them off amazon or download a print-and-play deck of 55 question cards and 230 answer cards for free.

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game - A traditional game yes, but still amusing. Split the guests into teams of three or more, giving them 5 - 15 minutes to create a dress on the chosen “brides.” Dresses, veils, train, shoes, and bouquet can be made only with tissue (no pins or tape allowed) and when the time is up have the brides model their gowns for the entire party. Players or a dedicated judging panel can choose the winner!

And remember, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for brides and groom in and around the Long Island area because we combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. If you have any questions about renting the right transportation for your wedding party’s needs - give us a call at 631-587-8500


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Long Island Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you’ve ever considered taking a break from the day long prep and hot kitchen, perhaps this year you let someone else take the reigns.

So feast without the fuss! Let’s give thanks to all the Long Island restaurants cooking up Turkey day meals next week - just be sure to call soon for reservations!

Marco's Waterfront Grill 45 Orchard Beach Blvd, Port Washington
516-883-5600  |  Adults: $36.95 Kids: 12 & under $18
​ This waterfront establishment is offering a Thanksgiving buffet with two seating times: 12:30pm-3pm & 3:30pm-6pm. Enjoy some butternut squash soup, Thanksgiving turkey and spiral ham, all your favorite sides - plus reservations with 4 or more adults will receive a bottle of house wine! Take home meals placed by November 21st are also available.

Taste 99 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale
516-501-9700  |  Adults: $55 Kids: 12 & under $25
Relax and enjoy a savory Thanksgiving Day feast at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park! Choose from an array of entrees (shrimp francaise, lobster mac and cheese, boneless chicken chasseur, etc), full carving station, side dishes (sweet potatoes with marshmallows, butter and herbed corn, Brussel sprouts with bacon, etc), and a special Chef’s dessert station. Seating times are 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4pm.

The Carltun Eisenhower Park, East Meadow NY 11554
516-542-0700  |  Pricing details below
Choose from a Sumptuous Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet or a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Both options have seatings from 12pm - 6pm, prix-fixed dinner: $65 per person / $30 per child and buffet: $49 per person / $25 per child - not including tax and 20% service charge.

Ristegios641 Medford Avenue, North Patchogue
631-731-3663  |  Adults: $39.95 (+tax and gratuity) Kids: 10 & under $19.95
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Buffet and half price bottles of wine at this American-fare restaurant! You’ll have all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings plus penne a la vodka, flounder, salmon, and a carving station. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekend Happenings 11/13-11/15

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Happy Friday! Get ready to punch out, wind down, and start your weekend off right. See below for some big events happening this weekend in NYC you won’t want to miss:

New York Comedy Festival - locations vary
Nov. 13 - 15
Produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central, the annual week long laugh fest is finishing up this weekend with some of the biggest names in comedy at several of New York’s most prestigious venues. Some tickets are still available for performances tonight, Saturday and Sunday - don’t miss out on the action!

Cider Week - locations vary
Nov. 13 - 15
It’s the last weekend of Cider Week, where we celebrate hard cider with various tastings, pairings, events, and classes. Take advantage of the events happening tonight through Sunday at various locations in New York City. 

NYC Horror Film Festival
- Times Scare (669 Eighth Ave)
Nov. 13 - 15
Love suspense, monsters, and sleeping with the lights on? You’re in luck. Now in its 14th year, the NYC Horror Film Festival attracts all those with a taste for the macabre for a four day long event of screenings and awards. Tickets will be sold during festival hours at the door. 

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic - Barclays Center
Nov. 13 - 15
Disney fans unite - get ready for the ultimate Disney experience this weekend and be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, you’ll experience 100 years of magic in one show with tickets available for as low as $15.

Let us take care of your transportation needs, so that you can focus on what matters – having fun! Our premier limousine services are the best out there. We know that after one ride with us, you’ll come back again! Call us today to reserve your ride (631) 587-8500!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Early Holiday Happenings 2015

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Winter Village, Bryant Park  
The holidays are quickly approaching and we have your guide for some early happenings this month on Long Island and NYC to help you get into the spirit!

Long Beach’s 11th annual turkey trot will take place on Sunday, November 22, 2015. There will be two races: one for children under the age of 17 at 8:30 am and the 10K race for all ages at 9:00 am. Both races start and finish on New York Avenue and the boardwalk. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit those in the community in need! 

Would Thanksgiving really be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s parade? The balloons have already been tested and they are ready to fly! For the past 89 years, the parade never fails to disappoint us with giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, and performances. 

Bryant Park’s winter village opened last week and is a must see this season! With more than 125 boutiques housed in custom-designed “jewelry box” kiosks and a 170’ x 100’ rink featuring free admission ice skating,  the park really transforms into a winter wonderland. Celsius is also apart of the action by serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks everyday.
Starting in the middle of November, many stores on Fifth Avenue create their famous holiday windows. Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s and more will be showing off this thrilling artistry for free each day and night. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes while you wait - but the line is worth it!

The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach returns November 20th with over 2.5 miles of holiday scenes featuring 150 light displays. The Holiday Village will also make its return, so bring the kids and take photos with Santa, enjoy a make your own s’mores station, watch some live performances, and more! 

The Rockettes are kicking off their holiday season November 13th! In its 88th year of precision dancing and high kicking, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has become an annual tradition for many tourists and locals alike.

After reading about what’s happening this season, why not make a day or evening out of it? Our premier limousine services are the best out there. Call us to make your reservation today: (631) 587-8500! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bridal Party 101: DOs and DON'Ts

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We know how hard it is to plan the perfect bridal shower for your bride. Between picking out a date that works for everyone to choosing a venue that is great for the celebration, you might need some assistance. Let’s review some basic DOs and DON’Ts to get you started.

Do take the initiative to plan the party - but don’t put it all on yourself!

Enlist the help of other members of the bridal party to get the event planned and coordinated. Discuss with everyone what they can each help with and assign them specific duties. 

Do pick a date in advance - but don’t forget to check in with the VIPs for their availability!
Ideally you want as many people in attendance as possible, however such is life - and schedules don’t always line up. That said, make sure you ask any immediate family members and the bridal party for their availability. If you have people traveling from out of town, you’ll also need to take travel plans into consideration.

Do review your bride’s guest list - don’t invite anyone who isn’t invited to the wedding!
Before sending out any invites, reference your bride’s guest list. You don’t want to hurt any feelings by inviting guests who aren’t invited to the actual wedding. If however your bride is having a very small intimate or destination wedding - it is OK to include other guests.

Do have an itinerary - but don’t make it too strict!
Make a loose itinerary for the day to know what to follow - bridal shower games, sit down meal if applicable, opening gifts, etc. Have some back up plans as well incase there’s an unexpected lull in the party. 

Do provide gift guidelines - don’t make gift giving X-rated!
Be sure to share the bride’s registry information and give ideas for any off-registry items she may want (perhaps gear for the honeymoon). Remind your guests that this is an all ages affair - any gifts that may be too raunchy should be saved for the bachelorette party. 

Need more help on what to do (or not to do) for your upcoming party? Visit The Knot’s full article here»

And remember, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for brides and groom in and around the Long Island area! We combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. If you have any questions about renting the right transportation for your wedding party’s needs - give us a call at 631-587-8500