Friday, June 30, 2017

5 Birthday Cocktails to Celebrate America

We’re just four days away from the big day — America’s birthday! And, I’m sure many of you have plans this weekend, but have you thought about what you’ll be drinking? Dynasty Limousine is here with five easy and delicious cocktails to celebrate the birth of America this year! (Be sure to click on the pin for the full drink recipe.)

Sparkling Patriotic Sangria
Produce:
2 cups, Blueberries, fresh
1 cup, Raspberries, fresh
1 lb, Strawberries, fresh

Drinks:
1 cup, Apple juice or white grape juice

Beer, Wine & Liquor:
1 bottle, White wine, dry

Patriotic Gin & Tonic
Produce:
2 cup, Blueberries, fresh
1 cup, Raspberries, fresh

Drinks:
8 ounces, Tonic

Beer, Wine & Liquor:
2 shots, Gin

“Blue Cocktail”
Produce:
1 cup, Maraschino cherry

Drinks:
3 ounces, Ginger ale

Beer, Wine & Liquor:
½ ounce, Coconut rum
2 ounces, Blue curacao

Blueberry Mojitos
Produce:
1 cup, Blueberries, fresh
1 cup, Blueberries and mint, leaves
1/4 cup, Mint, packed leaves

Drinks:
1/2 cup, Lime juice, fresh
1/2 liter, Club soda

Beer, Wine & Liquor:
1 cup, White rum

Baking & Spices
3 tbsp, Swerve sweetener, powdered

Mermaid Lemonade
Produce:
1 cup, Lemon, slices
1 cup, Maraschino cherries

Drinks:
2 cups, Lemonade

Beer, Wine & Liquor:
1/4 cup, Curacao, Blue
1 cup, Rum, white


Remember, always drink responsibly and be sure to take advantage of Dynasty Limousine to ensure you reach your destination safely! Contact us today for more information and to view our availability. Call 631-587-8500 to book a reservation.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 2017 Concerts at Jones Beach Theater

Dynasty Limousine is back just in time for July with our favorite acts performing at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater!


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Saturday, July 1, 2017
6 p.m.
Performances by: Nickelback, Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest



Friday, July 7, 2017
6 p.m.
Performances by: The Acacia Strain, The Adolescents, After The Burial, The Alarm, Alestorm, American Authors, Andy Black, Anti-Flag, The Ataris, Attila, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Bad Omens, Barb Wire Dolls, Beartooth, Being As an Ocean, Big D and the Kids Table, Blessthefall, Boston, Manor, Candiria, Carnifex, CKY, Counterparts, Courage My Love, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Emmure, Farewell Winters, Feeki, Fire From the Gods, Fit for a King, Futuristic, The Gospel Youth, GWAR, Hands Like Houses, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Hundredth, I Prevail, Jule Vera, Knocked Loose, Memphis May Fire, Microwave, Movements, Municipal Waste, Neck Deep, New Years Day, One Last Shot, Our Last Night, Sammy Adams, Save Ferris, Separations, Sick of It All, Silent Planet, Silverstein, Sonic Boom Six, Stick To Your Guns,
Street Dogs, Strung Out, Sworn In, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Trophy Eyes, Valient Thorr, War On Women, Watsky, The White Noise, William Control





Friday, July 14, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Performances by: Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:45 p.m.
Performances by: Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah & the Lion



Friday, July 21, 2017
7 p.m.
Performances by: Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, Brent Cobb




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Saturday, July 22, 2017
7 p.m.
Performances by: Muse, Thirty Seconds To Mars, PVRIS





Thursday, July 27, 2017
7 p.m.
Performances by: Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Luke Combs




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Saturday, July 29, 2017
7 p.m.
Performances by: OneRepublic, Fitz & The Tantrums, James Arthur


For a full list of this summer’s concerts, visit  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Ticketmaster.

Navigating through concert parking lots can be a pain — especially if people are tailgating. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation needs! Contact us today 631-587-8500!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hacks to Pay for Your Wedding

You said YES — now it’s time to plan that big, fat, expensive Long Island wedding!

Inevitably the more planning you do, the more daunting your wedding price tag can become. That’s why we’ve taken the time to lay out these five hacks to make paying for your wedding a little bit easier.

Seek Out Vendors Who Offer Payment Plans

A common practice among wedding vendors is to require a deposit at the time of booking with the remaining balance due on the big day. However, many are willing to work out payment plans with you — just be sure to ask up front, as not all vendors will oblige.

Attend Wedding Expos

We highly recommend attending as many wedding expos as possible during the planning process. It may seem tedious — especially if you already know what you want, but many vendors offer special discounts during these events. Check out this list of upcoming bridal events on Long Island and in New York City, courtesy of LIWeddings.com. Make sure you keep any free gifts or discount codes you receive well organized so you don’t miss a beat.

Enter Contests

Is your favorite designer running a contest for a free wedding or bridesmaid dress? What have you got to lose? Many companies offer sweepstakes with chances to win money, dresses, honeymoons, and/or services. Pro Tip: You’ll frequently be entering your email address on websites while planning your dream wedding. Create a NEW email address for all of your wedding planning needs. This way you won’t have to weed through promotional wedding emails until the end of time after you’ve said: “I do.”

Use Credit Cards that Offer Points or Cash Back

While using credit to fund your wedding isn’t ideal if you have to do it make sure you’re using a card that gives you the most for your money. Open a new card that offers 0-percent interest for the first year and a low-interest rate after that. You’ll also want to make sure there’s some sort of cash back or points program. Imagine racking up enough frequent flier miles or hotel reward points to pay for part of your honeymoon?!

Look for a Venue that Offers Package Deals

Last but not least — there are beautiful venues on Long Island that offer all-inclusive wedding packages. One of our favorite deals is for The Cottage at East Wind. Book their special wedding package for 100 guests at just $9,995.  

Last but not least, don’t forget to build wedding day transportation into your budget! Dynasty Limousine is the ideal choice for engaged couples across Long Island. We combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. If you have any questions about reserving a car, limousine, or party bus for your wedding day, contact us 24/7 at: 631-587-8500.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 Fourth of July Celebrations

Nothing says Fourth of July quite like fireworks and this year there will be countless displays across Long Island and New York. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled a list of our four favorite Fourth of July celebrations to choose from:



Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Spend Independence Day cruising the New York Harbor with Hornblower Cruises and Events! Have a front row seat to the spectacular fireworks display alongside the statue of liberty, as well as other iconic landmarks. Onboard you’ll find live entertainment, delicious cuisine, and premium open bar.




Montauk Independence Day Celebration
Going to be in Montauk for the Fourth of July? Mosey on down to Umbrella Beach for a spectacular display of Grucci fireworks. The Montauk Independence Day Celebration is sure to impress!



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Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill
Head out to Island Park, NY for dinner, cocktails, and music at Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill. This hidden gem is situated on the canal and features a covered dining area, as well as reservable cabanas for large groups (at no extra cost). You’ll be able to see beautiful fireworks overhead throughout the evening — and did we mention that the outdoor area is made up completely of sand?! Pro Tip: Kick back and relax by seating yourself at a fire pit and grabbing some delicious seafood from their carry out window.



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Jones Beach July 4th Firework Spectacular
Grab your blanket and your beach chair and head down to the beach for the Jones Beach July 4th Firework Spectacular. This extravaganza is slated to launch over 8,000 fireworks above the shores of Jones Beach State Park. Pack a cooler full of your favorite drinks and snacks and enjoy!


No matter how you choose to celebrate America’s birthday, Dynasty Limousine wants to make sure you stay safe. Reserve one of our cars and we'll arrive promptly to bring you to and from your destination. All you'll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Contact us for availability and more information.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quick Summer Getaways

It’s almost summertime and the living's easy! The only thing to worry about is where you’re going to get away to. How will you choose the perfect summer vacation spot? Dynasty Limousine is here to share our favorite travel destinations.

Bermuda

Bermuda is one of the wealthiest isles on earth. This tropical land is made up of pink sand beaches, pastel cottages, coral walls, and friendly locals. Just a two-hour flight from JFK, airfare is extremely affordable. Pro Tip: Be sure to order the island’s signature cocktail — the Rum Swizzle!

Bahama

The Bahamas is home to over 2,000 gorgeous islands and cays, as well as some of the world’s greatest beaches. Not only can you relax in the tropics, but you’ll have the opportunity to explore historic sites like the Queen’s Staircase and the ruins at Clifton Heritage Park. A flight from JFK to Nassau, Bahamas is about three hours.

Puerto Rico

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Puerto Rico offers exhilarating excursions like: rappelling from the Camuy Caves or hiking through the El Yunque rain forest. Get there in just 3.5 hours from New York. This American territory is safe and simple to travel to. Pro Tip: While a passport is not required for direct travel between the United States and Puerto Rico, it is recommended that travelers have a copy of their birth certificate in addition to their government-issued photo ID. Be aware that if you’re going to have a layover in a foreign port you WILL need to present a valid Passport or Green Card.

Montreal

Tropical islands not your cup of tea — why not head north? Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and visit Montreal, Canada’s countless bars, caf├ęs, and restaurants. Plus, it’s only about a one hour flight from JFK.


Remember, wherever your summer travel plans may take you, Dynasty Limousine is here to handle all of your transportation needs. We’re available for pickups and drop-offs at all major New York airports including, JFK, LaGuardia, and MacArthur and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Contact us today for a quote at 631-587-8500!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wacky Wedding Facts, Traditions, and Superstitions

Weddings have a long, long history behind them. After all, they’ve been taking place since 3,000 BC — that’s over 5,000 years of saying “I do!” After all this time, many traditions and superstitions have been born. Read on for a list of the most interesting facts we could find.

Good Luck
  • You may have heard that rain on your wedding day means good luck — but did you know that the English believe it’s actually finding a spider in your wedding dress!?
  • In addition, English traditions say that Wednesday is the best day of the week to get married, while Monday is for wealth, and Tuesday is for health.
  • Egyptians actually pinch the bride for good luck on her wedding day.
  • The Greeks believe that if a bride tucks a sugar cube in her glove on the big day, it will sweeten her marriage for years to come.
  • The superstition behind carrying the bride over the threshold on her wedding night is to protect her from evil spirits.

Bad Luck
  • Contrary to Americans, the English actually believe that Saturday is the unluckiest day of the week to say “I do.”
  • The Romans believed that getting married in May was very bad luck. This is because they held their festival for the dead during that month. There is even a children's nursery rhyme that goes, “marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day."
  • Steer clear of yellow roses in your bouquet and at your reception. They are thought to symbolize jealousy.
  • This extremely dramatic superstition says that if someone drops one of the rings during the wedding ceremony, they’ll die.

The Rings
  • Many believe that De Beers popularized the diamond engagement ring in 1938 — however, they actually first became a trend in the late 1400’s.
  • Ever wonder why the “ring finger” is considered the fourth finger of your left hand? This is because it was widely believed that the vein in that finger leads directly to your heart.
  • Non-Traditional engagement rings continue to grow in popularity, but don’t go for a pearl stone! They are believed to represent tears.
  • The aquamarine is said to represent marital bliss and ensure a harmonious marriage.


Are you currently planning your dream wedding? Choose Dynasty Limousine for all of your transportation needs. We provide exceptional limousines, party buses, and cars for weddings. Contact us today to discuss your options 631-587-8500!