We would like to thank all of this years participants for our 3rd annual poetry contest!
Here are the winners!
Maria Alisie- Sabau
Sharilyn Daugherty – Langston
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Congratulations to our Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners!!
Skies dark and cold with winter rain
But I saw sunshine just the same
I woke to call and speak with you
It transformed skies from black to blue
I heard your voice say loud and clear
You want me with you, ever near
And since I crave your love, my dear
From darkness you made light appear
With you as my true Valentine
Whatever weather comes is fine
As long as you are by my side
Then joy and sunlight Cannot Hide
Today the world is painted in shades of red.
Love seems to be in eyes of all who pass by.
An abundance of all things red and pink are sold at every corner.
I don’t need all these pretty red things to know what is in our hearts.
I see you in shades of red, I feel it when you laugh.
I see you in shades of red, I feel it when you kiss me as I sleep.
I see you in shades of red, I feel it in my heart.
I see you as you see me, equal to the taste of every chocolate heart and the beauty of every rose.
Today the world is painted in shades of red…
The shades we see in each other every day.
Congratulations to our Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners.
Morning Toast by Margaret K.
A cup of tea
Brewing gently for you and me
Croissants with butter
Spread in thick strokes
The whites of two poached eggs
Surrounding warm and yellow yolks
Scents of brew and warm cream
Fill our cups
With a foamy sheen
A fresh paper lays a fold
Birds a chirp in the cold
In the light of dawn
Bed sheets rustle and I hear a yawn
Arise, my love, for your breakfast for eggs two
Come kiss me for the day is new
We embrace in bare feet on the kitchen floor
You take a sip of tea
And tell me we need more…
Two is not enough for the both of us”
I say this is your gift in this light so blue
Because I am grateful to wake next to you
Everyday is special
Every night like the first time
I saw you
And my heart nearly died
I knew we were soul mates
We both felt it deep in our blood and bones
This morning toast is the least
I can do
Before I marry you.
Always in My Heart by Kristin V.
In a few days, my love, we’ll be apart
But my thoughts of you will never leave my heart
I pray for your safety and success to be plenty
In seeking green pastures for our future family
Good luck in the far land, please do not be lonely
When tough times come, just remember me
Faithfully waiting for you, in all honesty
Picture my smile and my positive vibes
We can stand anything, love, we will survive
I am looking forward to seeing you again soon
To shower you with kisses on our wedding and honeymoon
And we will fulfill our promise to each other
Eventually, you and me – happy forever together
Symphony by Dee P.
Slowly my fingers
touch and find yours
Two hands entwine
No words, just gentle
Palm to palm
Your larger hand
I feel your energy
To the audience
of my eagerly awaiting hands
The Inn at Great Neck is hosting its First Annual Long Island/New York City Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest during the month of January 2014. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line stating “Valentine’s Day Poem” no later than January 31, 2014.
The following rules apply:
1) Poems must be about the love of couples.
2) They may not exceed 250 words. Poems may only contain words (no pictures or works of art).
3) They must not contain vulgar or sexually explicit language.
4) They must be original written works.
5) It may be written by an individual or a couple.
6) Writer(s) must provide first and last name(s) with full contact information to the Inn at Great Neck.
7) Writer(s) must be from Long Island or New York City.
8) Writer(s) must be 21 years of age or older.
9) The managers of the Inn at Great Neck will pick the top three winners in order (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winners will be picked based upon the quality of the writing and the topic, which is about the love of couples.
10) The winners will have their poems posted on the Inn at Great Neck’s website/blog throughout the month of February 2014.
11) Only the first name(s) and last initial(s) will be posted on the Inn’s website.
12) Prizes will consist of 2014 Valentine’s Day Specials and Packages (no cash value/non-transferable).
13) All results and prizes will be considered final.
14) Prizes being offered include the following hotel packages:
15) Winners may choose a package that falls below the package they have won or pay the difference in order to upgrade their package.
16) Writer(s) guarantee that all of the poems/poetry submitted are original works and are not providing the Inn with any works that may be viewed or considered plagiarism. Writer(s) take full responsibility for the poems/poetry they supply.
The new Brasserie Americana Restaurant, Bar and Lounge is ringing in the New Year with a classic elegance. You’re invited to take part in a fabulous five course menu with unlimited house wine, a Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, decor, noise makers, plus the viewing of the Times Square ball drop at Midnight located in the bar and lounge.
Executive Chef Robert Stancati has created an exclusive menu for guests to enjoy while reflecting on 2013 and bringing new hopes and wishes to 2014. “The event we have planned is geared towards couples and small groups looking to enjoy a relatively quiet evening without sacrificing great food and service,” said Chef Stancati.
The Inn’s new Restaurant can host up to approximately 60 guests. There is one seating being made available for the special menu on New Year’s Eve, which is at 8:30 pm and the Restaurant will provide its guests their services until 1:00 am. Those attending the event are required to make reservations in advance, as their is limited seating and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The price per person is $69.00 plus tax and gratuity (8.625% tax & 19% gratuity). Guests attending the dinner event will receive free valet parking; however, there is also street parking available and plenty of municipal parking in the area.
The Hotel is offering a special overnight New Year’s Eve package as well, which includes the five course dinner for two, free valet parking, Champagne upon arrival, a two buffet breakfast buffet vouchers for New Year’s Day.
One Thousand Points Reward
Stashie is a little penguin that is the official mascot of Stash Hotel Rewards. He often wanders off and leaves the reception desk area of the Inn at Great Neck, especially during the holiday season. Quite often he can be found in rooms or suites throughout the Hotel. Although he can be naughty, we would love for our guests to help bring him back to his home, which is located at he Hotel’s reception desk. Upon his safe return, one will receive 1000 Stash points (spot rewards) from the Guest Service Agent(s).
If you are are already a Stash Hotel Rewards member, it’s as easy as 1,2,3… If not, no worries. Signing you up is fast and free!
Looking for some fun things to do while visiting the Long Island and Great Neck area? While staying at the Inn at Great Neck, be sure to visit your favorite salons, shops, restaurants and bars in nearby Bayside for weekly specials to kick off your summer weekends. For a complete list of participating businesses, please visit www.baysidevillage.net.
For additional information please e-mail email@example.com.
The Inn at Great Neck has created a new romantic hotel package that is sure to be a “pleasant surprise” to many couples. The luxury Long Island hotel’s new package is their Suite Serendipity Package. The package includes either Deluxe Room or Superior Suite accommodations, a dozen red roses,Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a three course Serenity Dinner, and breakfast for two. Prices may vary based upon the time of year one makes their reservations and of course room and suite availability.
For additional information on the Inn’s new Suite Serendipity Package, please call their in-house reservation department Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm.
You may e-mail a request for additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests of the Hotel may now enjoy complimentary electronic access to The New York Times throughout their stay. All one needs is a device with a browser and the simple instruction card that is given to all guests upon check-in with their key card. As long as one is within the Hotel’s WiFi IP range they will be able to enjoy the new complimentary service. Currently the Inn at Great Neck and their sister property the Viana Hotel and Spa are the only two hotels on Long Island offering this service.