Long Island’s best suburbs to live in for 2017 were ranked based on crime, schools and other factors. Stony Brook is ranked among the best suburbs in New York, according to a new report released by Niche.com.The folks at Niche ranked America’s suburbs based on low crime rates, quality schools, access to jobs and an affordable cost of living to create the report of the best suburbs to live in for 2017.To achieve its ranking calculations, Niche drew data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources.When the numbers were crunched, Kensington, which is a village in the Great Neck peninsula, was found to be the No. 1 best suburb in New York. On the national level, not a single New York suburb made the list of 100. Carmel, Indiana, earned first-place honors nationally, followed by Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.
Overall, three Long Island towns made New York’s top 10 suburbs, but 58 made the top 100. Stony Brook came in at No. 13.
Here are some of Long Island towns that made the list:
Due to the blizzard and road conditions, we will be rescheduling our Celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes Event! Stay tuned for a make-up date in March when the weather improves. We will keep you posted on the exact date when we know more information. Stay safe and warm everyone!
We have 2 amazing programs for kids coming up this Winter Break (the week of February 20th)!
For 3-5 Year Olds: Come inside with Johnny (“Mr. C”) Cuomo and warm up by singing, dancing, creating and moving. Program will include music, stories, creativity and movement activities geared toward children of all abilities, along with their caregivers. Johnny is local teacher, musician and naturalist who specializes in programming for children in early childhood through young adulthood. This interactive, interdisciplinary hour and half will put the fun into your February break! Click on the flyer below for more information.
For 6-9 Year Olds: Connect your kids to nature with three fun-filled days of learning about the wilderness from the comfort of WMHO’s state of art Educational and Cultural Center. Children will be immersed in hands on activities including how Native Americans lived as settlers on Long Island. They will also learn wilderness survival, how to use bow and arrows, how to make tools and toys of native children and how to string jewelry! Click on the flyer below for more information.
Join Chocolate Works January 19th (MLK Day) for a day of fun and yummy workshops!
Break school break boredom with this tasty workshop. Start with a pizza lunch and beverage. Then make a solid peace sign and another chocolate treat. Finish off the fun with a sweet cup of our signature hot chocolate! Bundle up the whole gang and join us for sweet creativity!
Fee: $25 per guest
Advance reservations required. Call (631) 675-9366 to reserve your spot
Thank you to all who made it out to the Holiday Fest last weekend! We couldn’t have asked for a better day to bring in this year’s holiday season! Special thanks to all of the performers and entertainment including our Youth Corps members who performed “Forgotten Christmas, 1814”, the St. James Choir, Roseland School of Dance, Petting Zoo, Celestial Singers, Walk Radio, Sunrise Hi-Railers, Face Painter, Acadia Kunkel and Brianna Zenaty, the Arrowhead Elementary School Band, the Gelinas Vocal Vikings, and last but not least, Santa!!
Here’s a nice shot of our international friends from China in front of the historic Stony Brook Post Office. This was a group whom were part of the Brand USA Mega FAM (familiarization) Tour. They included Stony Brook Village on their list of destinations. Thanks for stopping by guys!
Yesterday was our 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty/Hercules Run. The Walk for Beauty Committee and the Hercules on the Harbor Run Committee want to thank everyone for their participation despite the cold and the wind. We had 1,100 combined walkers and runners! All the monies earned go directly to directed Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook University Hospital. Here are some photos from yesterday’s event. More to follow!