Get into the holiday spirit on Long Island

  1. It’s Christmas time on long island.
  2. Can’t wait to be in long island and nyc over christmas:)
  3. i wanna leave for long island already. hurry up christmas break!
  4. And while Long Islanders may be starting to anxiously anticipate the year’s biggest holidays, there are certainly a wide variety of events taking place in the near future that allow people on the island the opportunity to enjoy the days leading up to the big events!
  5. Lots of festive Christmas events going on around Long Island this weekend
  6. Just signed up for a Christmas 5k in old Bethpage, long island on the 17th. #doingsomethingforme #iloverunning
  7. Just like every year, some of the most exciting elements of the holiday season are the traditions that it brings.
  8. Backyard Christmas tree tradition returns to Levittown: The Schupbach family raised many eye… #Newsday #Hempstead
  9. One of my favorite things to do in LOng Island is drive around and look at all TW Christmas lights. People be going off. LIPA must be 🙂
  10. Yesterday, in New York City, they lit a big Christmas tree, while a few miles to the east, here on Long Island, they lit a big duck.
  11. One major event that kicks off the holiday season is “Christmas at the Lighthouse.” Every year on Thanksgiving weekend, the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse is beautifully decorated for the holidays and on display throughout the entire month of December for all holiday-loving Islanders to see. This year’s ceremony took place on Nov. 27. Below is a video of last year’s lighting.

  12. Montauk Lighthouse Christmas Lighting 2010
  13. Yet, while the holiday season is a time for fun and happiness, it is also a time for acceptance and understanding. It is a time for realizing that there are many different holidays to be celebrated during this upcoming month, and that all, while very different, are special in their own ways.
  14. ‘Holiday tree’ dispute angers some in Mt. Sinai: My comments to this story on News 12 Long Island: “In this age of political correctness, people are forgetting Christians have the right to say and express in words, Merry Christmas. Let us not merge each holiday into the other when they have different meanings. To me, Christmas is a holyday and not a holiday.”
  15. Holiday Tree Vs. Christmas Tree: A Long Island community is debating whether to have a “holiday tree” or a “Chri…
  16. Despite certain setbacks, the holiday season is largely a time when people can put their everyday problems aside and simply look forward to the special month ahead. And with all the events going on and traditions continuing on Long Island this year, residents should have no problem getting into the holiday spirit!

‘Home’ for Thanksgiving: Johnson encapsulates holiday spirit

No home? No problem!

For students who find themselves stuck on campus over the Thanksgiving break, Hofstra Vice President of Student Affairs, Sandra Johnson can help you feel right at home for the holidays.

It’s become somewhat of a tradition in the Johnson household to open their home on Thanksgiving to students who are unable to venture back to their own families for the special day.

Whether it’s a student with an athletic commitment, one that stays to fulfill work obligations, or an international student who is unable to make the long trip home for a holiday not celebrated in their country, Johnson’s generous tradition allows them a place to enjoy a comfortable family environment and a delicious Thanksgiving feast.

Johnson and her family have opened their doors to others for many years now, and normally have a very nice turnout from students looking for a place to get away.

In fact, for this year’s Turkey Day, student interest was so high, she actually had to place a limit on the number of students allowed to sign up at the risk of running out of room at her residence.

So no matter what the story is for being stuck at Hofstra over Thanksgiving break, VP of Student Affairs, Sandra Johnson, is always there to make students feel right at home and to teach them the traditions of this timeless American holiday.

Isn’t that something to be thankful for?



VP Sandra Johnson Thanksgiving

VP Sandra Johnson talking about Thanksgiving open house. Click image to link to video.