Tuesday, February 28, 2017

US Travel Spotlight: Lexington, KY

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With plenty of rolling hills, horses and bourbon, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Bluegrass State! But where to? We recommend this often unknown, jewel of a city
— offering small town charm with a big city feel.

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York, here are 6 reasons you should visit Lexington, KY!

1. Keeneland Race Track
Keeneland’s Spring Meet opens in just under 40 days! Arrive early to join in on the pre-game tailgating or schedule a tour of the grounds for another day of the week.

2. Horse Farm Tours
A true Bluegrass tradition is visiting one of the 450 horse farms in the region (roughly 150 located in Lexington/Fayette alone!). But please note, these are working farms — so dropping by unannounced is frowned upon. Instead, reserve a seat on a regular guided group tour, hire a private guide or hoof-it on your own by making appointments at specific farms! Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud is home to 2015 Derby and Triple Crown winner, American Pharaoh! 

3. The Bourbon Trail
With 95 percent of the world’s bourbon made in Kentucky, you won’t go wrong with a tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Take your pick of five nearby historic distilleries: The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Town Branch Distillery and Wild Turkey.

4. The Kentucky Horse Park
With horses on this ground for more than 200 years, the Kentucky Horse Park is the world’s only park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of arguably the most famous racehorse, Man o’ War, you’ll find events in his celebration through November.

5. Local Nightlife
Bluegrass Nation knows how to get down. Every Thursday, starting April 6 and running through October 12, join thousands of Kentuckians downtown for Thursday Night Live — live music, local food and beverage vendors, rain or shine and free to attend. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants where you can try a famous “Kentucky Hot Brown” or other traditional Southern dishes.

6. Historic Sights
You can wander through Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the largest restored Shaker village in the world, or visit some of the area’s historic homes! There’s the Mary Todd Lincoln House (childhood home of the former first lady), Ashland Estate (Henry Clay’s personal estate), Hunt-Morgan House (historically known as Hopemont), and Waveland (built for Joseph Bryan, great-nephew of Daniel Boone) to name a few.

Start your getaway off on the right foot, book your airport transportation with Dynasty Limousine! We handle pick ups and drop offs at all major New York Airports including LaGuardia, JFK, MacArthur as well as most private airports like Farmingdale Executive Airport. Call and request a quote today: 631-587-8500!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Upcoming NYC Events This Week

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With March on the horizon, New York City has a plethora of events up its sleeve. From beer themed happenings to trending art exhibits, here’s what you can check out this first week of March:
Moving Image New York | Waterfront Tunnel
Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Stop by and check out some of the works through March 2! 

Taste of the Dining Concourse | Grand Central Terminal
This week, join in on Grand Central Terminal’s celebration of train station fare. From 11a-12p and 4p-5p each day through Friday, March 3, you can score free samples of your favorite station eateries. From Hale and Hearty soups to assorted pieces of sushi courtesy of Shiro of Japan, be sure to taste your way through Grand Central!

The Armory Show | Piers 92 & 94
Immerse yourself into New York’s art scene with a trip to the annual premier art fair — The Armory Show — running March 2 through March 5. Showcasing some of the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks, gallerists will be around to share information about the pieces. General admission tickets are $47 (for student, senior and other various discounts, please visit the website). 

New York City Beer Week | Various locations
Free beer tastings, bar crawls, tap takeovers — it’s New York City’s Beer Week, running through March 7. You can even hit up the Bronx Beer Hall’s Tap That Speed Dating Event this Friday — find love over craft beer, we hope you meet the one that makes you the hoppiest person in the world.  

Visit the Frick | Upper East Side
#Frickfirstfridays is back again! Each first Friday evening of the month (except September and January), visitors can skip the $22 admission cost to visit the museum and gallery programs for free. Enjoy gallery talks, music performances, and open sketching, or simply find yourself in the company of the Old Masters and art enthusiasts from around the world! 

When it comes to events in New York City, skip the hassle of trains, subways, cabs, and crowds - give Dynasty Limousine a call to reserve your ride! Contact us for more information (631) 587-8500!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5 Tips for Unwinding on Your next Business Trip

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Ah, business travel. Just the words can conjure thoughts of chaotic back-to-back meetings, restless nights in a strange bed and pure exhaustion. But it doesn’t have to be that way! While tight schedules may be unavoidable, if done correctly, you may experience less stress and dare we say it – actually enjoy your business trip!

Keep the below tips in mind to help you relax and unwind on your next business venture.
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  1. Unplug – Yes we know, it is business travel after all, but limiting the amount of screen time you have is a surefire way to unwind. If you can spend some time completely off the grid – fantastic! If not, try to minimize your electronics use and go enjoy local sights or spend time reading in the hotel lobby (or visiting you hotel spa, we won't tell!). 
  2. Plan your time wisely – With so much to do in such little time, time management is essential. Prior to leaving, make a list of the high priority things that need to get done, meetings and presentations of the like. Schedule them into your calendar while also blocking off several slots for “you” time – like unplugging, taking a coffee break, visiting the local tourist attractions, etc. Avoid over planning and leave some wiggle room!
  3. Get adequate rest – Getting enough sleep goes hand-in-hand with planning time wisely. Don’t sacrifice shut eye just to attend one more meeting or event. For you to be at your best during business hours, this tip can’t be ignored. If you’re one of the many that have trouble sleeping in a hotel (or any new environment that is unfamiliar to you) this is especially important. Step away from work and play early, and find something to help calm you down from the day’s work – consider taking a bath, doing some mindfulness exercises or watching TV. 
  4. Take care of your health – Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, nutrition and health can be overlooked. But in order to unwind, eating well and taking care of your body is key. Proper nutrition can increase your energy levels and focus and scheduling in a workout can help get your blood pumping, boosting endorphins and reducing stress levels! 
  5. Enjoy ground transportation – Your time on the road is invaluable, spending it behind the wheel on your way to or from a NYC airport isn’t the best option. By reserving your airport transportation with Dynasty Limousine, you’ll be able to use your time in transit to catch up on flagged emails, prepare any notes/presentations or simply, shut your eyes and relax – so you’re able to arrive to your destination feeling stress-free.
Business travel may be a frequent occurrence in your line of work and we wouldn’t want you to dread it. Book your airport transportation with Dynasty Limousine! We handle pick ups and drop offs at all major New York Airports including LaGuardia, JFK, MacArthur as well as most private airports like Farmingdale Executive Airport. Call and request a quote today: 631-587-8500! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Celebrating Mardi Gras on Long Island

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Music, parades, floats, costumes, beads — Mardi Gras is celebrated in grand fashion in New Orleans. Did you know, the first Mardi Gras parade in NOLA dates back to February 24, 1857? Free to attend, economic impact reports indicate that Mardi Gras generates over $1 billion in annual spending! 

If you’re unable to book a last minute flight to The Greatest Free Show on Earth, don’t fret! There’s plenty of Fat Tuesday festivities happening right here on Long Island! 

Big Daddy’s — Massapequa
It’s Mardi Gras Madness Week! From now until Fat Tuesday enjoy seven nights of live music and specials, from Live Crawfish Boils to a Classic New Orleans Style Buffet. In celebration of Fat Tuesday, doors will open from 11a — 4p for lunch with live music courtesy of Jack Morelli Trio. Looking for some nighttime shenanigans? Purchase tickets for their Classic New Orleans Style Buffet and live music from The Johnny Mac Band! Tickets cost $35 in advanced and costumes are highly recommended.

Storyville — Huntington
Head to Huntington for a true Louisiana experience! Enjoy a three course meal for $34.95 while listening to smooth blues, dirty, New Orleans tunes courtesy of Ed from Sweet-N-Low. There will also be half priced sazeracs, hurricanes and Abita beer at the bar only — bonus: Beads and masks will be distributed. 

Get ready for some weekend-long Mardi Gras festivities at this authentic Louisiana southern BBQ restaurant, housed in a 40 person vintage railroad car diner. Specials include Alligator Ribs, Fresh Crawfish Boils, Cajun Fried Oysters and Mardi Gras King Cake! 

Named for the French Quarter neighborhood where jazz was born, this intimate upscale music venue will open specially on Fat Tuesday to host a true Mardi Gras Celebration! Headlining this event is Dave Clive’s Newlines Funk Band! There will be beads and King Cake — need we say more?

Since 1988 Dynasty Limo has been providing premier limousine and luxury car services for clients on Long Island and surrounding areas. Call us at 631-587-8500 to make your reservation or view our availability! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Galentine’s Day in New York City

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Galentine’s Day – a holiday coined by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope – is celebrated February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s purpose? For you to gather your best gal pals – whether it’s your close friends, sister(s), mom or coworkers – and celebrate friendship! 
But Monday doesn’t need to be the only day to celebrate the relationship you have with the ladies in your life! Choose an upcoming weekend or another evening, give Dynasty Limousine a call, and cheers to some good times!

Spend an afternoon getting pampered. 
Manicures and martinis anyone? That’s right, Beauty Bar located on E. 14th is an old school beauty parlor turned bar. Seven days a week (Mondays-Fridays 6p – 11p and Weekends 3p – 11p) you’ll be able to get a drink and a manicure for just $10! Then had a few blocks south for Joli Beauty Bar which specializes in hair and makeup. Treat yourselves to a touchup before truly stepping out in New York! (Plus, rumor has it that they offer wine and fun snacks to eat!)

Enjoy a cozy, trendy evening together.
Fancy having fondue in a yurt? Drinks in an igloo? You’re in luck! The Standard East Village has five alpine yurts in its Winter Garden through March! If you have 8 to 10 people in your group, you can book a yurt reservation which includes choice of sausage or veggie fondue, a salad and apple strudel for $60 per person. Add a drink package for an additional $32 for a pot of hard cider or mulled red wine, as well as wine carafes and a shot of Aquavit to finish! Or head to 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge for drinks in a see-through PVC igloo! Able to hold up to 8 people, wrap yourself in a cozy robe, grab a hot spiked apple cider, and experience the NYC skyline from the comfort of a heated igloo! Warning, igloos are first-come, first-serve so get there early!  

Channel your inner Picasso.
Create a masterpiece along side your closest friends (and strangers)! Paint Along NYC offers 2 or 3 hour long painting classes ($45 or $55 respectively) – all supplies included. Feel free to BYO-wine or another beverage, they’ll have cups and corkscrews on. Browse through their calendar here for class openings! 

What better way to enjoy your girl’s night out than by being chauffeured to the above locations courtesy of Dynasty Limousine! Plus if you plan to indulge at any of the above places, we want to make sure you do so responsibly. Contact us today for availability! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jones Beach June 2017 Concert Calendar

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On the heels of our New Nassau Coliseum concert and event announcement, we bring you some of Jones Beach Theater’s summer 2017 concert lineup!

The theater formerly known as Nikon at Jones Beach, is under a new moniker. Northwell Health has recently bought the naming rights to be the exclusive title sponsor of the theater for the next three years (with a two year renewal option). That means, our favorite 65 year old Long Island beach venue is now named Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.


See below for who's playing at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater this June!

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
June 6th at 7:30pm

While DMB as a whole may be on hiatus this year, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds won’t let us down. This duo will first be touring across Europe before coming back stateside, meeting us at Jones Beach.
Tickets on sale: Friday 2/10/17 at 10am

Deftones & Rise Against (Special guests: Thrice and Three Trapped Tigers)
June 13th at 6:30pm

After a while of trying to line up a tour, raucous rockers Deftones and Rise Against will finally be teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer!
Tickets on sale: Friday 2/10/17 at 12pm (presale happening now!)

Train: Play That Song Tour
June 14th at 7pm
Bringing along friends O.A.R and Natasha Bedingfield, Train will be touring this summer supporting their brand new album, a girl a bottle a boat, featuring the single "Play That Song."

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton
June 17th at 7:30pm
Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller and special guest Peter Frampton begin their 2017 summer tour this June! First stop PNC in New Jersey, next stop -- Jones Beach!
Tickets on sale: Friday 2/10/17 at 10am

Third Eye Blind (Special guests: Silversun Pickups)
June 24th at 7pm
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their eponymous debut album, get ready for a full night of your favorite hits. The band will be playing their self-titled album in its entirety. 
For more concerts this summer, check out LiveNation.com!
 No matter where your heart (and ears) lead you this summer, let Dynasty Limo be your guide! Our premier limousine services are the best out there, we'll arrive promptly to bring you to any of the above events and home afterwards. Call us today (631) 587-8500!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

5 Places to Dine This Valentine’s Day on LI

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Valentine’s Day is a week away, have you secured your dinner reservations yet? Whether you’re looking for a steakhouse, sushi, or something with gluten free options, Long Island has a plethora of restaurants to choose from!


Consider these 5 restaurants for Valentine's Day dinner: 


Novita Wine Bar & Trattoria — Garden City
Plan your near future together at Novita! This year’s Valentine’s Day menu additions include spicy tuna tartare, black linguini, surf & turf, and chocolate covered strawberries! A prix-fixe wine dinner is also available. View the menu here»

Robke’s Country Inn — Northport
No matter what your food preferences are, you’re bound to find something delicious at Robke’s! This longtime eatery is known for its hearty Italian meals with tons of gluten free options (including gluten free pasta!). Plus their red snapper alforno may arguably be the best fish you’ll ever eat. PS: It’s cash-only! View the menu here»

Aji 53 — Bayshore
Swanky, sophisticated and filled with great vibes — Aji 53 is the perfect place to dine this Valentine’s Day! This Japanese fusion restaurant has a variety of sushi dishes (including a tuna sashimi pizza — yum!), delicious kitchen entrees and an assortment of tasty cocktails. Make your reservations today!

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas — Westbury
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Spuntino with a five course prix-fixe menu! From crab cakes to flat iron steak, the special Valentine’s Day deal is available from Friday February 10th through the 14th. Add a wine pairing for an additional $20 for a meal you won’t forget. View the menu here»

Prime - An American Kitchen & Bar — Huntington
In addition to the regular menu, Prime is offering special Valentine’s Day options all weekend long! From Friday, February 10th through the 14th enjoy warm goat cheese tart, japanese a5 wagyu strip loin, and red velvet ice cream sundae for two. View the menu here»

As you set out planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day date, consider reserving your transportation with Dynasty Limousine! Can you think of a more romantic way to complete your evening? We can’t either. Call us at 631-587-8500 and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The New Nassau Coliseum Concert and Event Calendar

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Long Islanders rejoice! The New Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum reopens this April following its $260 million renovation. Get ready for quite an opening month and beyond, see below for the upcoming event lineup and purchase your tickets ASAP!
Billy Joel - Wednesday April 5th at 8pm
Who better than the Piano Man himself to play the Coliseum’s Opening Night! Hometown hero Billy Joel closed out the old Coliseum so naturally he’s back to welcome the re-design. Tickets on sale now»

Stevie Nicks - Thursday April 6th at 7pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multi-platinum Grammy Award winning solo artist Stevie Nicks will be the second act of The New Coliseum. She’ll be joined by English-American rock band, The Pretenders. Tickets on sale now»

Idina Menzel - Friday April 7th at 8pm
Talk about a star studded opening line up, Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel will perform on Friday, April 7th! Tickets on sale now»

Harlem Globetrotters - Tuesday April 11th at 7pm
What do you get when you mix athleticism, theater, and comedy? The Harlem Globetrotters of course! Tickets on sale now»

Def Leppard - Saturday April 15th at 7pm
Def Leppard —Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivan Campbell, Rick “Sav” Savage and Rick Allen— will be returning to the road this spring, playing at the Coliseum on April 15th with Poison and Tesla. Tickets are on sale now»

Barbra Streisand - Thursday May 4th at 8pm
Set to play her first Long Island concert since August of 1963, Barbra Streisand will reprise last year’s “The Music . . . The Mem’ries . . . The Magic!” tour with two special shows she is calling “The Encore” — one of which will be at the Coliseum this May! Pre-sale begins Monday, February 6th at 10am»

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World - May 11th - May 21st, times vary
After nearly 150 years in business, Ringling’s last ever circus performances can be found at the Coliseum this June. Dates and times vary, tickets on sale now»

The Weeknd - Saturday June 3rd at 7:30pm
The Weeknd will bring his first ever world tour — Starboy: Legend of the Fall — to the New Coliseum this June! The show is all ages and tickets are on sale now»

The Total Package Tour: NKOTB with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men - Friday July 7th at 7:30pm
Don’t miss this total package! New Kids on the Block will be hitting the road with special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul (her first tour in 25 years!). Tickets on sale now»

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour - Thursday October 5th at 8pm
Following his 2016 release of 24K Magic, Bruno Mars will be traveling the globe for his 24K Magic World Tour. Tickets for his Long Island performance are on sale now»
Enjoy the above concerts, performances and events knowing you will get to and from your destination promptly and safely. Call and book your car service to The New Coliseum today (631) 587-8500! For more information please visit our website www.dynastylimoli.com.