Purpose

     With summer approaching, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is sponsoring a free “Discover Long Island” Tourism Program to inform residents about the many “staycation” attractions on Long Island. The program will take place on Thursday June 5th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Manhasset Public Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset). 

     “When it comes to tourism, we often forget about the abundance of world-class destinations right here on Long Island, and in some cases within our own towns. This program will teach residents how they can have an exciting, enjoyable summer ‘staycation’ by taking advantage of the many sights, programs, and attractions Long Island has to offer,” said Senator Martins.

     Representatives from the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will offer information about the many different Long Island attractions and activities residents can take advantage of this summer, including: 

    • How to create your own “Path Through History” to explore: 

          o The Homes of Presidents and famous artists;

          o The Mansions, Castles, and Gardens along the Gold Coast;

          o Historical sites which illustrate Long Island’s rich history in space and aviation, maritime travel, and the revolutionary war;

          o Famous film sites, lighthouses, roadside attractions, and much more;

     • The vineyards which have made Long Island one of the world’s top ten wine regions;

     • Children’s attractions;

     • Golf Courses;

     • Beaches;

     • Sporting events and horse racing.

     Residents who would like more information about the free “Discover Long Island” tourism program on June 5th at the Manhasset Library can call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.