Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where to Buy Halloween Costumes on Long Island 2018

Halloween is just around the corner — and now is the perfect time to put your creativity into overdrive! Whether you’re looking to be a comic book character or a ghost, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to creating a costume for the big day. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to purchase an outfit, then here are some of our top contenders:


Rubie’s Costume Company

Address: 540 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747

Have you purchased a costume recently? If so, did you happen to look at the back of the package? Nine out of ten times, your outfit was manufactured by Rubie’s Costume Company — which happens to have flagship locations on Long Island, with the latest location in Melville!

Known to have one of the largest of varieties of costumes, Rubie’s Costume Company has every type of outfit you could ever imagine and hope for!

In addition to the latest Halloween garb, they also have an array of Hollywood-quality decorations, special effects makeup and so much more! If you’re looking for a spooky good time, then Ruby’s is the place to be!

Costume America, Inc.

Address: 80 Smith St #7, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Whether you’re looking to obtain a costume for a Halloween party or a theatrical production, then Costume America, Inc. of Farmingdale is the perfect spot to visit! Located right off of Route 110 and behind Adventureland, this spot has it all.

 From famous mascot costumes (such as Snoopy and Big Bird) to musical/play-specific costumes (shows include, for example, Annie and Beauty and the Beast), you’ll be able to find anything at this costume superstore!

The perk about Costume America, Inc.? This spot is open all year long — so if you’re ever in need of a costume in the middle of winter, then Costume America, Inc. has you covered!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

New York City Village Halloween Parade 2018: Pro Guide

When the streets of Manhattan are filled with vampires, witches, and ghosts, it’s evident that the annual Village Halloween Parade has arrived! Whether you’ve attended this legendary event every year or plan on showing up for the very first time, there are a variety of incredible sights to see! If you’re looking for a “cheat sheet” for this year’s parade, then here’s what you need to know:


Overview
This year, the legendary Village Halloween Parade will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary in style! The parade will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, on Halloween and will start sharply at 7pm.

The parade will span the entire length of 6th Ave. (Spring to 16th Street) and it’s highly recommended that you take a subway to the event — since there will be no parking in sight. For specific subway instructions and which lines to take, the parade’s official website breaks it down in full detail!

Theme
If you’re not sure what to go as this year, then the parade suggests you dress up as (drum roll, please) a robot! That’s correct: each year, the committee sets a theme that attendees can follow — but definitely encourage every guest to wear whatever costume they desire! 

The inspiration behind this year’s theme is loosely based on Mary Shelley’s legendary book Frankenstein. Since the novel will be celebrating it’s 200th anniversary this year, the committee wanted to take the subject of human vs. monster into a new direction: robots. So, whether you plan on dressing up as R2D2 from Star Wars or Johnny 5 from Short Circut, the possibilities are endless!

Pro Tips
Just like the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the annual Village Halloween Parade can be quite overwhelming — since there will definitely be a crowd. If you’re planning on attending for the first time, then here are some tips to consider:
  • Don’t be late: Give yourself enough time to commute to the parade route.
  • Stay in a group: Since it will be crowded, it’s essential that if you go as a group to stay as a group — since it will be simple to get split up.
  • Bring water: As you guessed, since the sidewalks will be packed, it may be difficult to find a food cart or store to purchase some water. Therefore, it’s essential to bring your own!
  • Have fun: This is one of the most significant, most legendary events in New York City — plus, it’s Halloween! Have a grand time watching this wonderful parade!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween Parties on Long Island 2018

For guys and “ghouls” that are 21+ and don’t have plans for Halloween this year, well, you’re just in luck: Long Island has an incredible array of parties to attend! Whether you plan on dressing up in one of the season’s most popular costumes or just feel like throwing on a pair of cat ears, here are some of the frightfully fun parties to check out:


The Nutty Irishman
Location: 323 Main St., Farmingdale, NY

Looking for a spooky good time at one of Long Island’s most timeless locations? Look no further than The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale! The famed bar and music hall is holding their Halloween gathering on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018, in addition to Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31, 2018. This festivly bootiful party starts right after 9pm and will include a costume contest — in addition to music, drinks and so much more.

The Brewers Collective Beer Co.
Location: 1460 N. Clinton Ave., Bay Shore, NY

Have plans on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7pm? Well, if you don’t — you do now, thanks to The Brewers Collective Beer Co., of Bay Shore! With a large selection of the most excellent brews on tap, you won’t want to miss their big Halloween party! Of course, The Brewers will include a costume contest and some great eats! If you’re looking to change up your annual “Halloweekend” plans, then this spot is a must!

The Landing at Jones Beach
Location: West Bathhouse, Marine Dining Hall, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, NY

Hunting for a good Halloween haunting hot spot? If that’s the case, then The Landing at Jones Beach will be the perfect solution! The beach’s only full-service restaurant is hosting their Haunted Hollywood Halloween Ball, which is sure to bring some fun on Saturday, October 11, 2018, starting at 7pm. Indeed, tickets will need to be purchased before the big celebration — but it will be a spooky good time!

Plan on drinking some “spirits” this month? Play it safe and click here to contact us to book your ride! Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Best Pumpkin Picking Spots on Long Island 2018

Feel as if your home is missing the most essential autumnal element? If so, then it’s time to gather your friends and family together to go pumpkin picking! Whether you’ve lived on Long Island your entire life or just moved here, then you know the Island is a prime destination of the best pumpkin patches in the country! Not sure where to start? Check out these great spots:


May’s Farm
6361 Route 25A, Wading River, NY

One of the most timeless locations to pick pumpkins on Long Island is at May’s Farm, of Wading River. Known to be a farm that stays open all-year-round, May’s offers a true autumnal experience that many Long Islanders are in search of. From pumpkin picking to May’s Amazing Corn Maze, there are a variety of ways to enjoy every ounce of fall at May’s Farm!

In addition to pumpkins, May’s also offers a phenomenal variety of farm-grown mums, roasted ears of corn, fresh homemade potato chips, May’s homegrown produce and so much more. You’ll love every minute of your experience at May’s Farm, Long Islanders!

White Post Farm
250 Old Country Rd., Melville, NY

In search of a farm with deep historical roots? Having been apart of Melville/Huntington since 1886, then look no further than the famed White Post Farm! Home to an incredible array of activities, such as an animal farm and eateries, you’ll instantly be enamored with this prime destination — especially during their 2018 Fall Festival!

At the White Post Farm Fall Festival, families will be able to enjoy a large selection of pumpkins from the field at this legendary farm, in addition to entertaining shows, bounce houses, hayrides and so much more! Additionally, there will be a variety of fall-related snacks and memories to last a lifetime!  Please note, as per their website, that admission for the festival (ends October 28, 2018) is from 10am-4pm (allowed to stay until 6pm), and tickets at the gate are $22.10 + tax!

Woodside Nursery & Garden Center
134 East Woodside Ave, N. Patchogue, NY

With a pumpkin patch that spans 5 acres of land, Woodside Nursery & Garden Center of Patchogue is a great spot to pick to your heart’s content! In addition to the incredible pumpkin selection, Woodside offers a scarecrow making class, a dino adventure exhibit and so much more! Of course, if you’re looking for hayrides, face painting, and fall snacks, then Woodside has you covered!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Best Haunted Houses on Long Island 2018

Wait — what was that loud noise? Well, it could be the wind...but it came from down the hallway. Curious to see what it could be? If that’s the case, then you’re probably walking in one of Long Island’s most magnificent haunted houses! Not sure where to start your spooky adventure? No need to fear, because we have some frightfully fun suggestions here!


Chamber of Horrors
Address: 1745 Express Drive N., Hauppauge, NY

One of the Island’s most timeless haunts happens to be the Chamber of Horrors, right off of the Long Island Expressway. Known to have over 30 frightfully talented monsters, this spot is utterly unique since it has a vast open floor plan, with three different haunting experiences.

Not only will you get the thrill you’re looking for — but you’ll “dying” to come back to this spooky haunted house! Also, if you have little ones that want to experience a haunted house, but aren’t fond of attending the real thing, then the Chamber of Horrors offers kid-friendly experiences for all ages!

HorseAbility Haunted Hay Barn
Address: 223 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury, NY

Looking for a haunting good time, all in the name of charity? Look no further than HoreAbility’s Haunted Hay Barn, located at the horse stables at SUNY Old Westbury! This leading 501c3 not-for-profit charity’s mission is to provide programs, using therapy horses, to those with special needs.

When you arrive on the grounds of the Haunted Hay Barn, you’ll instantly be immersed in another world. Additionally, for those that loved to attend the Haunted Firehouse of Bayville, you’ll be happy to know that the “spirits” haunt this barn, too!

North Patchogue Fire Department House of Horrors
Address: 33 Division Avenue, North Patchogue, NY

Searching for the newest haunt on the Island? If that’s the case, then check out the North Patchogue Fire Department House of Horrors — which holds its grand opening on Friday, October 5, 2018.

This haunted house takes place inside of the fire station, mixed with some outdoor haunts, too. It’s indeed a unique and new experience that you’ll love — and will come back for even more frightful fun in the years to come!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2018 Concerts on Long Island

It’s officially autumn, and there are a variety of incredible concerts to catch on Long Island. From iconic shows at The Paramount to legendary performers at NYCB Live: Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, there’s a show for any music fan. Not sure which to attend? Sit back, relax, and check out these great concerts coming to a venue near you:


Danity Kane (DK3) » TICKETS
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Do you have a first-aid kit handy? No need to panic — because those are a few lyrics from Danity Kane’s “Damaged”! Known as the girl group who rose to fame on MTV’s Making the Band, this group (now composed of three members) is hitting the road to perform some of their hit classics such as “Showstopper” and “One Shot.” You’ll love this iconic show, especially since it will indeed be a nostalgic performance by one of the world’s most significant independent music groups!

Elton John » TICKETS
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Location: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Time: 8pm

This tour might “go breaking your heart,” since this is the music legend’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. That’s right: Elton John is currently embarking on his final world tour, which will highlight and play tunes from his entire discography. From hits such as “Crocodile Rock” and “Rocket Man,” to “I’m Still Standing” and “Bennie & the Jets,” this show will be one for the books! Additionally, if you’ve never attended an Elton John show — then you’re in for a treat: it’s an audio and visual experience like no other!

Engelbert Humperdinck » TICKETS
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Time: 8pm

The classic crooner is back and better than ever! The English pop star will be making an appearance at the famed NYCB Theatre at Westbury (formerly known as the Westbury Music Fair) to sing his classic hits and put on an incredibly, entertaining show! If you’re familiar with Humperdinck’s work, his discography includes (but is not limited to): “Release Me,” “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “Last Waltz,” and so much more! If you’re looking for a classic show, then this will definitely be the one to attend! 

Billy F Gibbons  » TICKETS
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Yes, you read that correctly: the founding member of ZZ Top is hitting the road this fall with Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses) and Austin Hanks. The guys will be playing a variety of hits they’re known for, in addition to stopping at The Paramount, this legendary tour will travel across the country to rock down each “house” they perform in! If you’re a classic rock fan, then you’ll love to attend this incredible evening!

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!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bridal Bouquet Alternatives

Believe it or not, some brides aren’t a fan of flowers. Some even opt to carry nothing down the aisle on their big day. However, if you want to try something different on your wedding day, or aren’t a fan of plants, then here are some alternatives to carry with you:


Vintage Parasol

One of the hottest trends to replace flowers is to take a vintage parasol down the aisle! Of course, you might not want to carry an open parasol in an indoor venue (if you’re superstitious), but instead, this would be the perfect alternative for an outdoor wedding!

Not only will a parasol add a bit of retro elegance to your big day, but you won’t worry as much when placing it down — unlike a bouquet of flowers. Indeed, if you can’t find a vintage parasol, you can go online and find some inspired versions for a fraction of the cost!

Feathers

Another significant new wave trend for weddings is for a bride to carry a bouquet made of feathers! That’s right: feathers are the in-trend and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors/patterns that will blend with any wedding theme! Of course, the simplest way to obtain feathers (if you happen to create your own) is to visit your local craft store.

If you’re not sold on the idea of creating your feather bouquet for the big day, then you can indeed have one custom made by searching online. Not only will a feather bouquet last for the years to come, but it will also be an incredible statement piece at your wedding!

Lantern

Holding a wedding in the evening or at night? If that’s the case, then a lantern will do the trick! One of the best ways to acquire a lantern is to visit your local dollar store. From there, you can pick up a relatively inexpensive lantern and spray paint it any color you’d like. 

To keep your wedding lantern safe — especially if your flower girl and ring bearer will be carrying one, too — you can then opt for battery-operated flame-less candles. These will be the perfect way to create a little magic on your big day!

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!