March Events in Babylon, New York

Living on Long Island means that there is always something to do and always a new way to get involved in the community. These March community events in Babylon will help you find new ways to get connected and serve the town of Babylon.

 

Infinity IBO Networking Mtg.

 

If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about starting a business and networking with those who have strong business experience, these regular meetings could be just the thing you’re looking for. The next meeting takes place on March 1, 2018.

 

BTCC Monthly Mtg.

 

Another great way to get involved in the community is by joining the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce. This group puts all of its efforts towards improving the businesses and economics of Babylon. Come hungry—each meeting is accompanied by dinner and a cash bar. For more information, you can visit the BTCC website at babylontownchamber.org.

 

West Babylon Lions, Regular Meeting

 

The West Babylon Lions are a group of community members who aim to give back to their neighbors by creating community events and volunteer options. The group meets regularly, and will have two meetings in March on the 14th and the 28th at the Lions Club House located in West Babylon.

DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations

DIY Valentine's Day

‘Tis the season of love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not defeat the winter blues with some DIY Valentine’s Day decorations? With fun projects like these, you can gussy up your home or office desk in a manner that would make Cupid proud.

 

Floral Wreath

Swap out your Yule-themed wreath in favor of a bright heart-shaped wreath made with artificial flowers from your local craft store. A wreath of warm colors will speak to your feelings for that special someone.

Hot Chocolate Bar

There’s no need to wait for that box of chocolates to enjoy some chocolatey goodness. Setting up a hot chocolate bar in your kitchen can warm the soul and the tummy when the February days get too cold.

Mason Jar Heart Votives

Candles are another great way to warm up the chilly winter vibes, or to create a romantic atmosphere. With materials like paint, glitter, and ribbon, you can paint heart-shaped windows onto mason jars for a sweet and festive candle holder.

Heart Cards Garland

If your fireplace is looking a little bare now that the stockings are put away, fear not. You can make an easy-yet-adorable garland to hang in their place using heart playing cards and red and pink ribbon. Happy decorating!

 

These are just a few ideas that you can utilize this Valentine’s Day, or for any occasion where you’re feeling the need to be romantic. Let your imagination—like your heart—run wild

 

Great Fall Road Trips in New York

fall road trips in New York - 2018 Honda Fit in West Babylon, NY

Here on Long Island, our leaves are just beginning to change, but if you head north to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, you can capture breathtaking views with spectacular colors. We have gathered up a list of some of the best fall road trips in New York so you can be the best leaf peeper possible.

  • Gore Mountain. Head north to Gore Mountain to take a trip on a magnificent gondola ride. You will get to see all of the spectacular fall colors without having to do any driving.
  • Revolution Rail Biking. After riding over the treetops, take a ride on an old railroad track on a modified peddle pusher. The six-mile out-and-back trek takes you through the mountains and over the Hudson River. Be sure to bundle up for cool weather.

Keep in mind, that according to this fall foliage map, the Adirondack area will see peak colors around October 8th. The Hudson Valley and Niagara area will peak around October 15th, and here on Long Island, we will reach our maximum color a bit later near October 22nd.

If you need a new vehicle for your fall road trips in New York, come visit us at Babylon Honda before you hit the road.

Summer New York Destinations

2018 Honda Odyssey - New York destinations

If you are located in The Empire State like Babylon Honda is, you know there are endless things to do all around us. Don’t just sit by your local pool all summer. Take a few weekends to get out and explore some of these New York destinations with friends and family.

 

Brewery Ommegang

This local brewery is situated in a beautiful part of New York, so the scenery here is always something to be appreciated. In the summer months, Ommegang hosts live music along with its regular public tours, so it’s a perfect place to take in sights, sounds, and, of course, beer.

 

Golden Hill State Park

If you live in the big city and are desperate for some one-on-one time with nature, you ought to drive to the northwest corner of New York to visit Golden Hill State Park. Bring your outdoor gear and set up a campsite right on Lake Ontario for a divinely peaceful weekend experience.

 

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

If your family is dying for a way to cool down, this is the perfect place to visit. Here you can spend a weekend riding water slides and water rides and finish it all off with a hike in the nearby Adirondacks.

History of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - July 4th, Coney Island, NY
Long Island is full of rich history and memorable traditions. One such annual tradition is held every year on the 4th of July at Coney Island, just a couple of hours from Babylon Honda. This annual 4th of July celebration honors one of Coney Island’s favorite snacks—the hot dog.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is put on every year by the century-old Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand. Legend has it that in 1916, four immigrants created the first hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. The winner would prove themselves as the most patriotic of the four.

How many hot dogs one can eat may not actually determine how patriotic a person is. However, there’s no denying that hot dogs are a symbol of ballparks, Coney Island, and other beloved and iconic American settings. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been a fun way for folks to come together and celebrate the 4th of July each year.

In order to participate in the contest, contestants must enter one of several qualifiers, which take place in cities all over the country starting as early as March. If contestants do well here, they can move up towards competing in the official Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July. This year will mark the 101st contest, and is definitely a festive event worth witnessing if you’re in the area this summer.