Dine Out for No Kid Hungry on Long Island

It is the time of the year to Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Share our Strength is a charity organization to help feeding hungry children in America. Their goal is to stop child hunger for good. From September 16 – 22, 2012  you can dine out at participating restaurants  nation wide. Every participating restaurant will donate a certain amount from every bill to Share our Strength Charity. Many restaurants on Long Island have signed up to be part of this very important campaign.

Here is how it works:

Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find a restaurant near you, print out the thank you card and show it to the dining manager. That way “Share our Strength” can get the benefit. All you have to do is enjoy your lunch or dinner.

Help Share our Strength to get the word out and tweet on Monday September 17, 2012   about Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. Participate with the big TwEAT OUT for Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.

Re-tweet messages about the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry from the following Twitter accounts:

Follow @Dine_Out and @NoKidHungry. don’t forget to use the hash-tag #NoKidHungry in all your tweets.

Or you can share this:
I’m dining out for #NoKidHungry this week. Join me by finding a participating restaurant in your area: http://dineout.nokidhungry.org/maps

Do you own a restaurant or maybe know someone who does? It is not too late to sign up your restaurant, follow the link to register.

Need more info  visit “Share our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” and see for yourself. Good things happening at Share our Strength. There are lots of hungry children in America. Let’s stop child hunger for good!

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Oktoberfest on Long Island


English: Charter fishing boats at Captree Stat...

English: Charter fishing boats at Captree State Park, NY in May 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What a great summer we head. Outdoor restaurants and cafes got their share of customers. But it’s not too late to enjoy a cool drink or a delicious dinner at one of your favorite waterfront  restaurants. As the summer is coming to an end the big events are just beginning such as the Oktoberfest. There are some Oktoberfest events in September as well as in October.  Martha Clara Vineyard starts there Oktoberfest early September 7 and the Black Forest Brew House is following September 21. We’ll keep you posted of more events on Long Island. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get up to date info about events. If you own a restaurant Like us on Facebook and we may feature you.

Oktoberfest on Long Island

11th Annual  October fest on North Fork
6025 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 298-0075

Celebrate October Fest on Saturday and Sunday September 8 & 9, from 1-5pm. The fest will be held at the Martha Clara Vineyard with German food, beer, music and wine. Get your tickets early.

Canterbury Oktoberfest
314 New York Avenue – Huntington, NY 11743 – (631) 549-4404

Sunday September 16th from 12-3:00pm. $80.00 per person will get you a 5 course meal with 5 beers, tax and gratuity, a T shirt, a glass and party favors.

Black Forest Brew House
2015 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735 TEL: 631-391-9500
The Black Forest Brew Haus starts Oktoberfest on September 21 until October 13, 2012. Visit their website for menus and live entertainment

Sag Harbor’s Harborfest
Old Whalers Church, Sag Harbor 917-715-4116

Friday September 28, will be the beginning of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival. The event starts at 8pm. Tickets are $ 20.00 and can be purchased at sagharbaormusic.org. Free performances can be heard Saturday from 11am – 9pm. This is a great time to get to know your the local restaurants in sag harbor.

Grande Festa Italiana in Port Washington
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington

Enjoy this event with your whole family which is held in North Hempstead Beach Park. Admission is free, however there is a parking fee of $ 3.00. The event starts Wednesday September 7 until Sunday September 11. There will be live entertainment, rides, games, food and craft vendors. The Firework will start at Sunday at 9:30pm


Third Annual East End Green Fest
Route 48 and Cox Road, Mattituck, 631-734-5894

Join this “green” festival in Mattituck which is powered by solar energy. Enjoy food, live music and a green carnival. The event is held Friday September 14, to Monday September 17. Check website for hours and more info.

8th Annual Fall Harvest & Seafood Festival at Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Bring the entire family and enjoy Long Island harvest foods as well as seafood dishes. The festival starts Saturday September 17, from 11 till 5pm and Sunday September 18, from 11 till 5pm. There are lots of activities for children and of course live entertainment.

Harvest Festival at Palmer Vineyards
5120 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 722-9463

Taste some Long Island grown wine and listen to live music at the Harvest Festival at Palmer Vineyards on September 17 & 18 and September 24 & 25. Admission is free and don’t forget to bring the kids for a hayride.

Apple Festival in Setauket
55 Old Post Road, East Setauket, 11733  631-692-4664

The event is held September 18, from 11-4:30pm with plenty of activities for children and adults. Try your luck in the apple pie baking contest or watch some of the cooking demos.

Greenport Maritime Festival
Greenport Village, Greenport 11944, 631-477-2100

The Greenport Maritime Festival offers fun for the whole family. The event starts Friday September 21 until September 23. From fireworks to clam chowder contest there is something for everyone. For hours and other info please follow the link.

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Long Island Hospitality Events in August

What a great summer we have, the weather is fantastic for most days. Isn’t Long Island beautiful? With plenty of beaches to choose from, Long Island is truly vacation destination. Sadly many people don’t know how beautiful Long Island is until they discover it. A great way to discover Long Island is by booking a hotel room or B&B and spend a weekend at one of the hundreds of locations throughout the Island. The east end for example has great hotels and resorts to choose from.
Check out our Hotel Guide for Long Island.

Boater’s Paradise

For those of you who are into boating, Long Island is a paradise. With so many waterfront restaurants accessible for boaters it is no wonder that restaurants like Prime in Huntington, Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport or Paddy

English: Fire Island Lighthouse, Long Island, NY

English: Fire Island Lighthouse, Long Island, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

McGee’s in Island Park are busy destinations especially on the weekend. Most of these water accessible restaurants offer free docking for boaters and almost all offer live entertainment on Weekends. However, you don’t have to own a boat to visit these great destinations, check our Restaurant Guide for Dock & Dine Restaurants.

BBQ Championship

Come and taste some of the best BBQ treats at the “Smokin’ at the Maples” BBQ Championship  in Manorville on August 4-5th.  The Fundraiser is organized by the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. Some of the Best BBQ Pit-masters compete for $10,000 in prizes.  Enjoy Live Music all weekend, a custom car show, food sampling and cooking demonstrations. The event will happen rain or shine.

The Great Food Truck Derby

Edible East End is presenting The Great Food Truck Derby on August 10th from 4-7:30pm at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.  The event is catered for families and kids and includes tacos, pizza, cupcakes and much more mobile eats from Food Trucks of Long Island and Manhattan.  Some Long Island wineries and beer breweries will be on site, too. Save $ 10.00 per person when you purchase your tickets early, tickets includes food from at least 15 Food Trucks and free drinks.

Other Note Worthy Events

Party in the Dark

Now you don’t have to wait for the weekend to party. Carlyle on the Green is having a Party in the Dark, on Wednesdays. Featuring Long Island’s best bands, designer cocktails, raw bar, BBQ and much more.

The Bulldog Grille

The Bulldog Grille in Amityville formally operated by Lessing’s has now a new owner: Darryl Kelly. We wish Darryl all the best of success.

8th Anniversary for Chef Michael

La Pace with Chef Michael in Glen Cove is celebrating its 8th Anniversary with a special summer dinner on Thursdays & Fridays. Chef Michael is offering a 1.5 lb main lobster dinner for $ 34.95. Congrats Chef Michael!

20% Discount After 9pm

George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre is offering a 20% discount on the entire check for all patrons seated after 9pm Monday – Thursday until Labor Day.

Get Your Tickets early

The Harvest East End takes place at The Hampton Classic Horse Show where 40 wineries and 30 top Long Island restaurants show off their talent. Guest can sample local delicacies and newly released wines during this event.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is returning to Bridgehampton on August 26 to September 2, with plenty of entertainment options for the whole family.

The Melting Pot

Enjoy an 80‘s Night at The Melting Pot in Farmingdale on August 16 where guest are ask to come in 1980’s clothes. Enjoy a four course fondue dinner for only $ 35.00per person and $ 5.00 drink specials all night long.

Long Island Hospitality Events on MunchGuide is a free service. Got any events or Specials? Let us know. Contact us!



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