Thursday, December 28, 2017

Best Spots to Celebrate NYE on Long Island Without a Reservation

The glimmering lights, sounds of crowds cheering, and the joyous sound of noisemakers only means one thing: it’s New Year’s Eve! Known as one of the most prominent celebrations around the world, New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the old and welcome the new, shining New Year! If you’re looking for some last minute plans, but didn’t make a reservation months in advance — fear not, because we’re about to introduce you to some incredible impromptu spots where you can celebrate!

Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl at The Paramount

Address: 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Time: 10pm
Note: Tickets must be purchased prior to entry.

Looking to ring in the new year with a blast from the past? Known as one of the best eighties cover bands in the world, Jessie’s Girl will be playing The Paramount for a special New Year’s Eve show! Starting at 10pm (unlike traditional showtimes), the seven member band will play hits from Michael Jackson to Madonna, and will rock out in the most colorful eighties-esc costumes, too. It’s truly a show to be seen — especially at The Paramount, which hosts four bars that offer a large variety of your favorite cocktails and brews! Although a reservation isn’t required, you will need to purchase a ticket to enter the show. For more information, visit the venue’s official website or visit Ticketmaster to purchase your tickets for the greatest eighties show on earth!

Espana Tapas & Wine Bar

Address: 655 Middle Country Road St. James, NY 11780
Time: 2 - 9pm

Want to grab a great meal before the ball drops? Known as the premiere tapas spot in St. James, Espana Tapas & Wine Bar brings the most decadent Spanish cuisine to your taste buds and is truly known as a food lover’s paradise. From an incredible selection of ensalads to quesos y charcuteria, the possibilities are truly endless when you dine at this incredible spot. If you’re looking to dine here on throughout the new year, then it’s good to know that on Tuesdays this restaurant has a BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) night and has paella special on Wednesdays! This will definately be a new favorite spot for you and your appetite in 2018!

Midnight on Main Street in Patchogue

Address: W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
Time: 8-9pm

Always wanted to trek to Times Square to see the ball drop — but didn’t want to put up with the freezing temperatures and commute? If you’re looking for a similar experience, then check out Midnight on Main Street in Patchogue! Known as quite the exciting experience, this event is fun for the whole family! From noise makers and party hats, to a replica of the Times Square ball, Midnight on Main Street is the perfect way to ring in the New Year close to home — and won’t run past your bedtime! Once the Patchogue ball drops you can certainly stoll amongst the town and grab some food at one of the many delicious restaurants that line the block! It will truly make for one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve experiences — and may even be a new tradition for you and your loved ones, too!

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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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Walking In a Winter Wonderland: 3 Nature Trails You'll Love

Believe it or not, winter on Long Island is the perfect time to take a nature walk! Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or you’re looking for some plans this weekend, taking one of these scenic walks is the perfect way to take in the gorgeous views all around you! If you’re not sure where to see the most beautiful snowy sights, then check out these prime nature walk spots:

Address: 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Looking for a nature walk with stunning scenic views of the ocean, a rustic mansion, and horses trotting in the distance? Look no further than Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve of Huntington! Known as one of Long Island’s premiere spots for taking a stroll or bike ride, Caumsett is also home to beautiful trees and winter sights that will make for some fabulous wintertime memories. If you’re looking to heighten your experience, check out the multitude of horses running as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center. Caumsett is truly a sight to see, especially when you experience it in person.

Sands Point Preserve

Address: 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050

Home to an incredible view of the Long Island Sound, the Sands Point Preserve hosts approximately 216 acres of the nature and fun. With a series of extravagant nature walks through the woods, it’s an winter paradise right on the Island! If you’re in the mood to discover some water features, the Sands Point Preserve has a stunning pond that will make for the most fantastic photo-op! In addition to these key features, the preserve is also home to the historical Hempstead House — one of the most prominent structures on Long Island. If you’re looking to travel back in time, with gorgeous scenic views, then the Sands Point Preserve is right for you!

Massapequa Preserve

Address: Parkside Boulevard, North Massapequa, NY 11758

Nestled in the heart of North Massapequa, the Massapequa Preserve is the perfect nature walk (or jog) to take. Boasting jaw-dropping views of the most delicate plant life, the preserve is also home to pictureesc wildlife such as swans. When visiting this prime spot in North Massapequa, it’s important to know that the full length of the trail, from start to finish, will land you in Cold Spring Harbor — another stunning scenic spot on Long Island. In addition to walking and jogging, if you’re in the mood to take a bike ride with a view, then the Massapequa Preserve will be the perfect spot to do it!

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, December 20, 2017

How to Have a Winter Wedding on a Budget

Whether you have thousands of dollars to spend - or hundreds of thousands of dollars, your dream wedding is within reach, as long as you budget wisely. Remember, the best budgets are there to keep you from losing control and guide you - not make you feel stressed or guilty. 

If you’re in the early phases of wedding planning and looking for some budgeting tips, we’ve got you covered:

Figure out who’s paying. Perhaps just you and your partner are splitting the fees, or maybe each family is looking to help finance as well. If that’s the case, discuss with your family and your partner’s family, separately, to see what they’re looking to contribute and help shape your budget from there.

Do your research. You’ll need to know what things cost in your area before setting a final budget. Meet with multiple vendors, get printed price lists, and understand the ballpark of what certain services cost. You don’t want to have your budget for photography set at $1,000 only to find out photographers in your area charge upwards of $5,000!

Make a priority list. Figure out which wedding elements are important to you and start prioritizing. Does saying yes to the dress trump your floral arrangement needs? Does photography matter more to you than booking the best band/DJ in town? Whatever it is that you value most, prioritize. Then aim to put 75 percent of your budget towards those things [in case you need to spend a little more here or there].

Uncover hidden costs. Be prepared to explore hidden costs like overtime charges, gratuities, not to mention all the little things like stamps for RSVPs or marriage license fees. Having a good handle on what the extras will cost will help you cover it all - especially where the above ’75 percent’ of budget is concerned.

Be smart. With all the above situated, now it’s time to put all your budgeting and money management tricks to use. Keep all wedding money in a separate account so you can easily track all withdrawals and additions without confusing them with your normal daily funds. If you have credit cards that offer perks [like miles, rewards, or cash back], pay off wedding expenses with your card and reap the benefits! Just don’t forget to pay off your bill each month!

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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Monday, December 18, 2017

Seasonal Sights in NYC: Tips, Tricks, and More!

One of the most magical experiences anyone can endure is visiting New York City during the holiday season! From the stunning window displays at big department stores to the massive, gleaming tree in Rockefeller Center, it’s truly reminiscent of being in a classic holiday film! If you’re planning on visiting the Big Apple and are in search of some holiday magic, then here are some tips to help make your visit memorable for the right reasons:

Go During the Week

Fact: one of the best tips for seeing holiday displays in New York City is to plan your trip for a weekday. If you plan to trek into Manhattan during the week (preferably Monday through Thursday), not only will you avoid the crowds, but you’ll also get to take-in every festive display without rushing! In addition to enjoying your crowd-free trip, taking a voyage to the city during the week will also make for the best photo ops — since you won’t be engulfed in a crowd of people, and you’ll get to retake that photo in front of the Rockefeller Center tree as many times as you’d like with no interruptions!

Go After the Holidays

Believe it or not, one of the best times to see the holiday splendor in Manhattan is right after the holidays have officially come to an end. Famous sights, such as the tree in Rockefeller Center and the Winter Village of Bryant Park, will remain intact until after the major New Years Eve celebration happens in Times Square. In fact, many sightseeing opportunities are even greater since many people are under the impression that once the last holiday gift is unwrapped, that everything will be over as well — but it’s actually the best time to enjoy the holiday splendor.

Go in the Morning

When it comes to going into the city for some holiday cheer, it’s important to know that the earlier you enter the city, the more convenient it will be. Although certain light displays won’t be illuminated (since it will be daytime), there is the possibility that you can take in the holiday splendor in style — and take your time in the process! If you’re looking to view the lavish window displays of department stores such as Saks 5 Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, going in the morning will be the best bet — since many people will wait to go until the evening.

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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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Dining Tips 101

When it comes to the holiday season, one thing comes to mind: dinner. From dining at your favorite restaurant to having a home-cooked meal at a relative’s home, the possibilities for festive dining are endless! If you’re looking to have one of the most memorable out-of-home dining experiences, then here are some helpful tips to know:

Keep it Local

Believe it or not, sometimes the restaurant around the block will make for the best holiday dining experience! When looking for a place to have a family holiday dinner, some restaurants will charge double (sometimes even triple) the price it costs to have a meal there. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect spot to dine, keep it local. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that some restaurants are offering a non-holiday meal,which will be the cheapest and can even accommodate large parties — even at the last minute. Before you book a lavish, expensive holiday dinner at your local catering hall, it’s important to shop around and see what meal deals you can get for the big day(s)!

Keep it Simple

Another important aspect to keep in mind when searching for holiday dining is to keep it simple. As mentioned earlier, sometimes the most extravagant dining adventures can be a tad overwhelming in terms of pricing and can make your holiday dining experience a bit much — and rushed, too. When on the search (yes, you can still make reservations at some famous spots this late), always keep in mind which will be the most practical and which can accommodate to your “foodie” desires. Afterall, the holiday season should be memorable for the right reasons — and not the wrong reasons!

Keep it Timely

Sometimes when you venture to a restaurant for the holidays, it can be overpacked and booked. Before securing a reservation at a “traditional” meal time, think about making a reservation for an early dinner — or even a brunch! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how accommodating many restaurants and establishments will be when you book your holiday meal at an earlier time. Additionally, it will be quite the comfortable experience since it won’t be crowded and you won’t be rushed out the door to make room for the next reservation!

Whether you’re dining at a restaurant in the next town over, or an hour away, Dynasty can give you and your family lift to make it the most magical holiday yet! 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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Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Family Fun on Long Island - 2017

Let’s face it: the holiday season is truly the most magical on Long Island! From the beautiful displays of lights to age-old local traditions, it’s truly a sight to see! If you’re looking for the best in holiday entertainment on the Island — then look no further, because Dynasty is here to help! Before you make plans this weekend, check out these holiday hotspots in a town near you:

Magic of Lights at Jones Beach West End
Address: 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793
Dates: Now - Sunday, December 31, 2017
Times: Sunday - Thursday, dusk - 10pm; Friday - Saturday, dusk - 11pm
Prices: $25, Monday - Thursday; $30, Friday - Sunday

A classic tradition for Long Islanders of all ages is the Magic of Lights show at Jones Beach West End. Navigating through an illuminated holiday wonderland, this spectacular is truly a show not to miss! When driving through the West End, you’ll find yourself at the center of an array of holiday scenes, such as the 12 Days of Christmas, penguins and even Santa’s holiday adventures! In addition to the light display, there’s also an opportunity to meet the man in red himself: Santa Claus! When driving through, there’s a sign that leads to Santa’s Village where an assortment of holiday treats (and photo-ops) reside. It’s truly fun for the whole family, and definitely makes for a great night out!

Girl Scouts Holiday Light Show

Address: 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967
Dates: Now - Saturday, December 30, 2017 (closed December 24-25, 2017)
Tickets: Purchase at the show.
Prices: $20 cars, $40 mini-buses/RVs, and $70 for coach/school buses
Note: No cash accepted; only credit/debit cards!

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, this holiday light show is packs a festive punch with the incredible assortment of lights! Being their 14th season of putting on this Holiday Light Show, this drive-through spectacular depicts the most festive holiday scenes for a good cause —  with all proceeds from the show being donated to services, for children, on Long Island. This display will certainly be a fun time for the entire family, with multiple appearances by Santa, his elves and a crew of beloved holiday characters new and old. If you’re looking to change up your holiday plans this week (or weekend), then this will be the perfect, festive event to attend!

Long Beach Boardwalk Light Show

Nearby Address: 80 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561
Dates: Now - Mid-January 2018.
Times: Dusk - Dawn
Tickets: Free

Looking for the ultimate nautical holiday experience? If you’re a fan of the Long Beach boardwalk, then you’ll surely love the Long Beach Boardwalk Light Show! While walking up and down this staple feature of the famed beach community, you’ll see the nautical theme present in the festive holiday lights on the lampposts — and will make for a great holiday photo-op, too! In addition to the lights, you can take in the sights of the beach from the boardwalk, too. It’s quite the breathtaking experience and will be the most memorable for 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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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Theatrical Productions to See On Long Island This December

Curtain up! Light the lights! — the Long Island theatre scene is always bringing the very best in entertainment to your town! From musicals to plays, there’s a variety of upcoming shows this December that are located only minutes away from your house. If you’re in the mood to see a wonderful theatrical production and don’t feel like trekking to Manhattan — we have your entertainment needs covered:

Run: Now playing through December 31, 2017

Having been a household names for many years, Annie is truly a classic staple of musical theatre! This feel-good musical tells the tale of an orphan named Annie, who through her good spirits, believes that she was left at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage by mistake by her parents. One day, when Annie least suspects it, she’s temporarily adopted by millionaire Daddy Warbucks for a press stunt and realizes that Annie is the daughter he never had. Through iconic songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” you’ll be singing in your seat with this incredible show!

A Christmas Story: the Musical
Location: The Gateway
Run: December 15 -  27, 2017

The classic Christmas film is now onstage in a wonderful musical-adaptation! Join Ralphie and his family as they gear up for another fun and festive Christmas celebration! From memorable scenes such as Ralphie’s plea for a Red Ryder BB Gun to the iconic leg lamp in the window, this musical is a must-see for fans of the film! You’re sure to love this musical, especially with the famous dialogue from the film being brought to life before your eyes! This show will definitely put you in the holiday spirit — and will make you laugh all the way home, too!

Beauty and the Beast
Run: Now Playing through December 23, 2017

This tale is old as time, for sure! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman on the quest to save her father from a ~deserted~ castle — and how she encounters a Beast, who is on the quest to transform back into a prince. While Belle is held captive at the castle, she encounters an array of ordinary household objects that come to life and befriend her! From incredible songs, to legendary moments from the nineties animated Disney film, will the Beast find true love and be transformed back into a prince? Only time will tell! If you’re looking to spend some quality family time this November, then this will be the perfect show to attend!

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!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 2017 Concerts On Long Island

Let’s face it: Long Island can be considered one of the concert capitals of the world! From legendary acts such as Billy Joel to Elton John, every performer you can think of has played a show at a venue on the Island. As the temperature begins to drop, the music scene is beginning to heat up — and Dynasty has the best concert lineup for you here! Sit back, relax, and make some plans to see these incredible December shows that are coming to a town near you:

WHLI presents A Very Barry Christmas « tickets

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location: NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Time: 7:30pm

Johnny Mathis Christmas « tickets

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Tilles Center Concert Hall
Time: 8pm

Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice « tickets

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

BLI’s FA LA LA LA FEST featuring Fergie « tickets

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 7:30pm

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Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour « tickets

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Location: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Time: 8pm

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Phillip Phillips/Acoustic - presented by WALK 97.5 « tickets

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

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Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl « tickets

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 10pm

 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!