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Archive: September 2014
September 30, 2014
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Whenever you think of the Fall season, one of the first things that come to mind is probably the word “harvest.” Everyone knows that Autumn is the best time for apple and pumpkin picking, along with a whole slew of other delicious fruits and vegetables that are ripe and just waiting to be picked! That’s why Long Island Farmers Markets are so fantastic—they’re an opportunity for you to buy the absolute freshest local produce so that you can cook up some incredible seasonal meals for your family.

As always, the team at All Island Transportation knows how tiresome it is to try to find all the details for local events—remember our lists of Outdoor Concerts in Nassau County andOutdoor Movies on Long Island? They were both huge hits because it’s super frustrating to have to scour the entire internet just to find the details for things that are happening in our communities. That’s why we do all the work for you: so that you can focus on getting out there and enjoying the Fall harvest!

Here’s our exhaustive list of every Long Island Farmers Market this Fall! If you know of any we happened to miss, let us know on Facebook so we can add them!

Every Long Island Farmers Market This Fall

Malverne Farmers Market

Every Thursday through November 20 – 10AM-4PM.

CrossRoads Farm, 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne.

 

Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday through November 1.

Wednesdays: 10AM-4PM; Saturdays: 9AM-2PM.

Long Beach Kennedy Plaza, 1 W. Chester Street, Long Beach.

 

Spinney Hill Farmers Market

Every Sunday through October 26 – 9AM-2PM.

125 Community Drive, Great Neck.

 

Rockville Centre Farmers Market

Every Sunday through November 23 – 7AM-12PM.

Railroad Parking Lot #12, Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway, RVC.

 

Seaford Farmers Market

Every Saturday through November 22 – 7AM-12PM.

Railroad Parking Lot, Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Seaford.

 

The Artisan Marketplace

Every Saturday – 10AM-4PM.

Railroad Parking Lot M-5, Merrick Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Merrick.

New Hyde Park Farmers Market

Every Saturday through November 22 – 8AM-1PM.

1441 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park.

Locust Valley Farmers Market

Every Tuesday and Saturday through November 15 – 8AM-1PM.

Railroad Parking Lot (across from Post Office), 115 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley.

Roslyn Farmers Market

Every Day from September 24-November 26 – 7AM-1PM.

Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn.

Garden City Farmers Market

Every Tuesday through November 25 – 7AM-1PM.

101 County Seat Drive (behind Supreme Court), Garden City.

If you find yourself without a ride to any of these great Long Island Farmers Markets, your friends at All Island Transportation have got you covered! Call us today at (516) 742-2222 for a ride! Share pictures of your Farmers Market haul with us on Facebook!

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September 26, 2014
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September 23, 2014
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The team at All Island Transportation is excited to be welcoming back the Eisenhower Park Car Show Cruise to the Show this weekend, September 27-28! There will be so much to see and do in the park this weekend, and we wanted to make sure you all had the details so you can join us for the fun!

In honor of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, there’ll be over 500 Ford Mustangs and Shelbys gathering in Eisenhower Park this Saturday, September 27, from 10AM-3PM in parking fields 6 and 6A. Mustang and Shelby organizations from New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will be teaming up with the local Mustang and Shelby Club of Long Island to curate a Mustang display that you’ll remember forever.

Following the Mustang and Shelby event, multi-platinum recording artist Eddie Money will be performing a FREE concert at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park from 4-6PM. Admission is open to all, whether you attended the Mustang and Shelby event, are a die-hard Eddie Money fan, or just happened to be strolling by and wanted to get in on the excitement!

On Sunday, September 28, County Executive Edward P. Mangano presents Nassau County’s 5th Annual Parade and Car Show. Beginning at 9AM at Briarcliffe College, the parade will make its way to parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. As soon as the parade concludes, the Eisenhower Park car show will begin at 10AM and run until 5PM. The car show will include military and emergency service vehicles, as well as cars and trucks, and there will be live music, food, and entertainment for all ages.

Thanks to the folks at Autoseum of Mineola, this year’s car show will feature some of Hollywood’s most famous cars for you to check out up close and personal. Want to take a peek inside the Delorean from Back to the Future? What about the famous Drag-U-La? Speed Racer Mach 5, the 1966 Batmobile, and plenty of other world-famous cars will be waiting for you to come take tons of selfies in front of them, so don’t miss out! (And then you can share those selfies with us on Facebook!)

If you need a ride to the Eisenhower Park car show this weekend, you know who to call: All Island Transportation, your #1 choice for a fast, safe, and reliable ride anywhere on Long Island! Call us anytime at (516) 742-2222!

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September 16, 2014
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Now that you’re done sharpening your weight in pencils, and the kids are falling into the swing of things for the new school year, your morning routine may have started to become a bit more normal and less hectic. The beginning of a new school year is a huge adjustment for everyone, and you’re not alone if it feels a bit overwhelming.

There’s plenty to look forward to when a new school year starts—seeing old friends, making new friends, outdoor recess, learning new things—but there are also a number of precautions that we should take once September rolls around. But beside all the fun and games, there are some serious safety concerns to keep in mind when a new school year begins, too. Here are some basic back to school safety tips about getting to school. Share them with your children to keep them safe!

Back-to-School Safety Tips: Getting to School

When picking out a backpack, choose one with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back for additional support. Also, make sure you don’t stuff the backpack too heavily—a child should carry no more than 10-20% of his or her body weight. If your son weighs 50 lbs., that means his backpack should weigh less than 10 lbs.

If your child walks to school, make sure he or she always walks on the sidewalk when one is available. If you have to walk in the street, it’s always safest to walk facing traffic. Teach your child to look left, right, and then left again for traffic before crossing the street.

If your child rides a bike to school, make sure he or she always wears a helmet! Test to be sure the helmet is secured and fitted properly. Also be sure that your child knows the rules of the road when it comes to biking: ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, and in a single-file line. Always make a complete stop, get off your bike, and walk it when crossing the street.

If your child rides the bus to school, teach your child to stand six feet away from the curb while waiting for the bus to arrive. As a pedestrian, it’s important to always be able to see the bus driver, and to make sure the bus driver can see you. Whenever crossing the street near a bus, make sure you can see the bus driver before stepping into the street. If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver before trying to get it—there’s a good chance the bus driver can’t see you if you’re bent down on the ground.

Most importantly, if your child ever needs a ride and you’re not available, you need to know that you have someone trustworthy to rely on to pick up your precious cargo—that’s where All Island Transportation comes into play! We offer Personal Accounts for Students to ensure that your child always has a reliable option to get where they’re going safely.

Sign your child up today for a pre-paid Student Account with All Island Transportation, and you won’t have to worry about whether or not your child has the money on hand to pay for a cab if he or she needs a ride! Call All Island Transportation at (516) 326-9090 ext. 303 to start your account today!

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September 12, 2014
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September 9, 2014
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At All Island Transportation, we think it’s really important to be able to provide our customers with the latest news in local activities around the community. It’s super inconvenient that all this information is spread out so far throughout the internet—shouldn’t you be able to find everything you need about Long Island events in one place? Yes, you should, and that place is the All Island Transportation blog!

We’ve paid pretty close attention to the Long Island Street Fairs happening in the area throughout the summer, and made sure to bring you a comprehensive list early on to help with your summer planning. Although school is back in session, summer isn’t quite over just yet, and there’s still some street fair fun to be had! This weekend, All Island Transportation is excited to be sponsoring both the Merrick Street Fair and the Mineola Street Fair!

The Merrick Street Fair & Fall Festival

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (9/12-14)

The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Fall Festival at the Merrick Railroad Station at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Avenue. The Merrick Street Fair will be from 10AM to 6PM on Saturday and Sunday. Attendance is expected to be about 40,000 people through the weekend! The Fall Carnival will be taking place from Friday through Sunday. The Carnival hours are as follows:

Friday: 6PM-11PM (rides only)

Saturday: 11AM-11PM

Sunday: 11AM-8PM

There’s free parking for the Merrick Street Fair & Fall Festival, but All Island Transportation will be providing free shuttle service from the Street Fair to the parking lot and back.

The Mineola Street Fair

Sunday (9/14)

This is the fourth annual Mineola Street Fair, sponsored by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce. The Street Fair starts at noon, and opening ceremonies will begin at 1PM. The Street Fair will stretch across a four-block span: from Harrison Avenue to Second Street, and from Mineola Boulevard to Willis Avenue.

Tony Lubrano, owner of Piccola Bussola and Vice President of the Chamber, believes that customers benefit significantly more from local businesses, and for that reason the Chamber works diligently to foster a close-knit, community shopping experience. There will be two stages for entertainment acts, one at First Street and Mineola Boulevard, and the other at Main Street and Second Street.

We’re excited to be a part of both of these awesome street fairs this weekend, and look forward to seeing you there! As always, if you need a ride, All Island Transportation is yournumber one choice for taxi service on Long Island! Give us a call at (516) 742-2222 today!

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September 2, 2014
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Grandparents’ Day is an internationally celebrated holiday in honor of grandmothers and grandfathers around the world. In the US, we celebrate National Grandparents’ Day on the Sunday after Labor Day. Other countries celebrate at different times of the year—Australia celebrates on the last Sunday of October, Taiwan celebrates on the last Sunday in August, and France celebrates on the first Sunday in March, just to name a few—but the underlying message is still the same: honor your elders. Here are some fun ideas for Grandparents’ Day to celebrate with your loved ones!

There’s a great organization called The Legacy Project, which is all about connecting with others across all generations and exploring how every individual can help to change the world for the better. The hold an annual contest called the Listen to a Life Contest, which gives participants an opportunity to interview a grandparent or grandfriend about their life and experiences, and to write a 300-word story about what they learned. The interview is mutually beneficial, as seniors will often delight in sharing their experiences with younger generations, and usually appreciate having someone to listen, and the interviewer will likely gain valuable insight to help in his or her own life.

The Legacy Project believes that by recording life wisdom will help us “make the world and our future a little bit better,” which is a primary motivation for hosting the contest. Take part in this meaningful learning and social experience by interviewing your own grandparent (or having your child interview your parent) and enter the contest!

For other ways to celebrate Grandparents’ Day with your parents and grandparents, check out these local family events!

Fun Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

Grandma’s Garden Walk @ The Old Westbury Gardens

Take a stroll through the Walled Garden, which is dedicated to Margarita Phipps, with your grandparents and admire all the colors and fragrances of the beautiful flowers. You can stop by the Cottage Garden for a bit, which was where the Phipps children used to play. The walk begins at 2pm at the Beech Tree on the West Terrace, and is free with admission.

The Savvy Senior Awards

Celebrate a senior who stands apart from the rest at the 5th annual Savvy Senior Awards, presented by the Associate of Generational Experts for Seniors at the Prestigious Parker Jewish Institute in New Hyde Park. The awards ceremony will recognize exceptional seniors in our community and celebrate them for their achievements. There will be entertainment, food, prizes, gifts, and awards! For more information, visit agesresourcenetwork.com.

Many of our seniors are no longer driving themselves around, which can be a frustrating limitation. If your parents or grandparents are no longer driving, give them the gift of independence this Grandparents’ Day with a gift certificate from All Island Transportation! Having the freedom to come and go as you please is a luxury that we take for granted until it’s gone, so it’s a gift that will be greatly appreciated.

As a special offer for the holiday, if you purchase a:

$50 gift certificate, you’ll receive $5 free

$75 gift certificate, you’ll receive $10 free

$100 gift certificate, you’ll receive $20 free

Our gift certificates are honored as cash, so there’s no need to mention it while booking your taxi reservation—all you’ll need to do is hand it over to the driver as cash and you’re set!

Please call (516) 326-9090 ext. 303 to order your Grandparents’ Day gift certificate, or order online at AllIslandTransportation.com.

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