Veteran-themed activities and free-admission specials offered over the next few days

With Veteran’s Day observed, in honor of the bravery of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, this Sunday, there are veteran-themed activities and free-admission specials being offered at the following LI venues. So, whether you are a veteran or want to bring a special veteran with you – I think you might enjoy one or more of these activities.

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Model train swap meets and shows are coming to town

An intricate train display — with realistic locomotives, tracks and details, like scaled-to-exacting-size foliage — may find you nostalgic for the holiday tradition your parents held of model trains beneath the Christmas tree. You can get up close to see model trains that you associated the holidays with, or, as a true hobbyist, that you love year-round, at shows and meets held just before Thanksgiving.

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Get into the Halloween spirit at LI events with a ghoulish, or not-too ghoulish, vibe

While I’m not someone who enjoys screaming in fright, I do like to participate in a little bit of spooky fun this time of year. Here are four events I’ve chosen, with some appealing to the faint of heart, like me, and some for those more daring.

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Fashion and polo at Bethpage State Park this Sunday

While attending a polo match is exciting on its own, you can have double the fun, on Sept. 30, as a fashion show is also taking place at Bethpage Polo at the Park event, part of the New York Polo Series, hosted by Meadowbrook Polo Club, at Bethpage State Park’s polo field in Farmingdale.

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Send-off summer LI-style at waterside family festivals this weekend

Cherish the last weekend of summer — can’t believe it’s here — by hopping onto thrilling midway rides, playing carnival games, taking in some tasty international fare and cool, live entertainment, and just having FUN at the Long Island Family Fun Festival, held at Tanner Park in Copiague, Sept. 14-16.

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