It’s time to say goodbye to another Happening year in Nassau County. As 2014 comes to a close and Nassau Happening looks forward to the 2015 kick-off of the 3rd Happening List contest mid-year in the summertime, we’re taking a look back at the MOST Happening, Happening List Categories of 2014. These ten categories were red hot in 2014, receiving the most votes in the 2014 competition:
10) Most Happening Burger: Nassau County peeps like their burgers so their’s no surprise that this category had lots of play. Winner GM Burger Bar in Rockville Centre took home the gold for having the tastiest burgers in Nassau County. Winning in the Best Burger category wasn’t easy, since some of Nassau’s best burger joints like the Shake Shack, Boulder Creek Steakhouse, Smashburger, Johnny Rockets, Majors Steakhouse and Your Mother’s Kitchen and Bar were all nominated and in the running.
9) Most Happening Alternative Exercise: Fitness is big on Long Island and if you live here, there are tons of top-of-the-line gyms and fitness studies to choose from. But lets face it, Nassau County residents like living on the cutting edge, so this year’s Happening List Winner Core Fitness in Glen Cove fits the bill. Members enjoy classes without paying a monthly membership or sign-up fee and the classes are small. Spin Flex, one of their most popular classes incorporates cardio plus, upper and lower body workouts. Members also tone up with the super high intensity Boot Camp or Spin classes. Oh yeah, did we mention that Core Fitness is the Alternative Exercise Winner 2-years in a row?!!
8) Most Happening Kids Camp: Summer camps are much more than campfires and s’mores. Nowadays when kids go off to summer camp they learn lots of fun new skills, make tons of life-long friends, travel and make memories that last a lifetime. This year’s Nassau Happening Winner is Buckley Day Camp. Buckley is located in Nassau County on 25 scenic acres in the town of Roslyn right off of IU Willets Road. The camp caters to little ones as young as 18 months and has challenging activities to entertain teenagers up to 15 years old. Campers have a blast playing tennis, basketball, baseball and archery. Plus, kids enjoy gymnastics, cooking, science, rocketry and arts & crafts. Nassau County is home to some of the country’s top day camps, so the competition this year was tough. Finalists Camp Jacobson at Robin Hood and Pierce Country Day Camp votes were super close and Hofstra University Day Camp, Luhi Summer Camp and Mad Science of Long Island all received kudos from Nassau voters as well.
7) Most Happening Physical Therapy Practice: Health is wealth. We hear this comment all the time and when you encounter a physical challenge it takes on a new meaning. Professional Physical Therapy has 20,000 square foot performance center in Garden City with cutting-edge equipment and is staffed with some of Nassau County’s best athletic trainers and coaches. They specialize in working with athletes on strength, agility & performance training, plus injury prevention. Professional Physical Therapy also has a full staff of physical therapists who work with patients that need rehabilitation after an accident.
6) Most Happening Massage: RELAX…and enjoy the benefits of massage therapy including increased circulation, increased immune efficiency, enhanced focus and more at our Happening List Massage winner Cold Laser Relief in Great Neck. Cheryl Russell L.M.T., C.L.T. is well-known throughout Nassau County as a specialist in Cold Laser Therapy and Massage Therapy She has treated thousands of people who are suffering with soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and inflammation avoid the use of pain medications and invasive surgery. Swedish, Sports, Deep-Tissue and Pre-Natal Massage are available also. Finalists include Massage Envy, Massage for Health and Massage Evolution in Roslyn Heights.
5) Most Happening Nutritionist: Eating the right foods is a very important part of staying healthy. Nassau County residents are super interested in staying fit and feeling their best, so it’s no wonder that some of our Happening List health categories drew lots of attention. If you are looking to make a positive change in your eating habits in 2015 the Winner Madeline Berg-The Super Nutritionist or Finalist Dr. Jillian Finker would be the first nutritionist to call!
4) Most Happening Steak:Who doesn’t love a juicy steak? Our Happening List Food & Drink categories received tons of votes and this year’s winner George Martin Restaurant in Rockville Centre is the people’s choice favorite. Finalists- Boulder Creek Steakhouse in Hicksville, Burton & Doyle Steakhouse in Great Neck and Morton’s the Steakhouse all came in at a close second!
3) Most Happening Artist: Nassau County is magnificent in all seasons and our local artists have so much inspiration here. Lisa Argentieri has won Nassau County’s Most Happening Artist two year’s in a row for her spectacular watercolor paintings. Lisa has an extensive art background, earning a degree from the prestigious School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and working in computer design and graphic design. Finalist Kirk Larsen is famous for his nautical paintings of sailing along the Long Island Sound.
2) Most Happening Wedding DJ: Since Nassau County is home to some of the top wedding venues and services we knew this would be one of the toughest categories to crown a winner- and it was! Unique Entertainment from Williston Park topped the charts and is this year’s winner. Unique Entertainment received lots of rave reviews about their top-of-the-line wedding and celebration performances. Right behind them, Genesis Events, Body Rock Entertainment, Good Vibe Productions and Hart to Hart from Woodbury scored votes too!
1) Most Happening Wedding Planner: A wedding is one of the most memorable days in a couple’s life and most brides have a vision of their perfect day. La Bella Planners is a boutique wedding and party planner and is known throughout Nassau County for their extraordinary events. We are sure that’s the reason as soon as our Happening List kicked off on August 1st, La Bella Planners received a constant stream of votes! Finalists in this category are Dazzling Affairs, Josie Michelle Events and Precision Event Planning and Consultation.
Thanks to all of the nominees, winners, finalists and voters for making our 2nd annual Nassau Happening List so successful!