Memorial Day is the perfect holiday to enjoy family and take a moment to remember those who have served our country. If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate this year, there is plenty to do around Fall River.
Massachusetts Memorial Day Salute to the Fallen – Friday, May 25th
This statewide memorial service will take place at the Gold Star Families Memorial. Whether you’re from a Gold Star family or not, it’s a great opportunity to provide your love and support to fellow community members, as well as pay tribute to former service members.
Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 28th
Every year, the Fall River Veterans’ Council works together with the city to host a Memorial Day Parade. The parade includes marching bands, veterans, and city officials and will kick off at Kennedy Park. The parade’s closing ceremonies will occur at the Government Center Atrium, where the parade will be ending.
Battleship Cove Ceremony – Monday, May 28th
Battleship Cove hosts an official commemoration ceremony for all of those who have given their lives and Gold Star Families who have lost their loved ones. The ceremony is free of charge and open to the public. The flag will be raised at noon from its position at half-staff, and a 21-gun salute will take place.
Battleship Cove Veteran Admission – Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 28th
Not only is Battleship Cove hosting a commemoration ceremony, but they also have free admission for veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re a veteran or not, visiting Battleship Cove is a great way to learn about Fall River’s history and naval past.
From the entire Empire Hyundai crew, we hope you have a memorable Memorial Day.
Every year, St. Patrick’s Day is an opportunity for everyone across the country to wear their best green, watch local parades, and go out for a night of drinking with their buddies, but in Boston, MA, St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. That’s because one of Boston’s many claims to fame is its Irish heritage. So if you’re in Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, then check out these local events!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston: Don’t miss the annual parade in Southie, a family-friendly event full of fun, on the Sunday closest to March 17th.
Go on a Pub Crawl: There are so many bar crawls in Boston in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we couldn’t choose just one. Check your local pubs and taverns for more info!
Dropkick Murphys Concert: While they spend most of the year away on tour, Boston’s own Celtic punk rock band The Dropkick Murphys always come home for St. Paddy’s.
Explore the Irish Heritage Trail: Celebrate Boston’s roots on the Irish Heritage Trail, where you can enjoy sights such as the Kennedy Rose Garden, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, and other contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants.
There are plenty of options for tasting great food and beer, listening to live music, and exploring Boston’s Irish roots. Head to Boston for St. Patrick’s Day to experience everything the city has to offer. If you have a Hyundai from us here at Empire Hyundai, getting there is that much safer and more reliable.
If you’re shopping around for your next vehicle, you may feel a little hesitant to lease a car. After all, it seems like most people are buying, so should you do the same? Actually, leasing is a really great option for lots of individuals with lots of unique situations. Don’t let that option scare you away just because it seems unfamiliar. Read on for some basic leasing 101 from Empire Hyundai and learn when and why leasing is a perfect option.
A Smart Way to Save
When you lease a car, you essentially rent it long-term. There’s still often a down payment, just like there is when you buy a new car. However, with leasing the down payment is remarkably lower. There are also monthly payments, but these payments are typically lower than those on a car loan as well,
More for Less
Since the initial and the monthly costs are lower on a leased car than on one you would purchase, buyers can use these savings to opt for a nicer, more expensive car. This is great for people who want a fancy car for work, or simply for those who want a high-end trim level with all of the available safety and technology features.
Always Stay Up to Date
A typical lease lasts around two years. When the lease is up, as long as you have not exceeded the maximum mileage or broken any part of the contract, you simply turn the car back into where you leased it. It beats the hassle of selling an old car. Plus, when you’re on a two-year rotation with cars, you can always have the latest in technology, safety, and efficiency, which means a lot to some people.
Monthly payments on a lease are less expensive than if you were to buy a vehicle. As a result, you can get more car for your money. Plus, you always have the option of buying the car once the lease contract reaches maturity.
Easy to Upgrade
While you may be on a stringent budget when buying a car, lower lease payments can allow you to get a better car. Buying a car may have left you with few options outside of the base model, but choosing to lease could allow you to get a top-of-the-line model for around the same monthly payment.
Upgrading is as easy as turning in your old car and leasing a new one. By doing so, you’ll enjoy the latest entertainment and safety technologies, advances in engineering, and the newest designs that the industry has to offer.
Minimal Down Payment
Many lenders and dealerships require a sizable down payment when you choose to buy a car. That isn’t the case for leasing. While a down payment will help reduce the monthly payment, it often isn’t necessary in order to leave the lot behind the wheel of a newly leased vehicle.
Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Empire Hyundai for many reasons, one of which is tailgating. We look forward to tailgating at all our favorite football games throughout the rest of the year leading up to autumn. This season, prepare for the most successful tailgating event ever with these tips.
Get Set to Grill
Even when you’re gathering at an excellent place such as Gillette Stadium, a tailgating party just won’t cut it if you don’t have a great menu. The tailgating menu is all about the grilled grub, so get your grill ready to work hard. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Form burger patties, assemble kabobs, and chop burger toppings so that you can focus on the fun and not the preparation.
The purpose of a tailgating party is, of course, to gather in anticipation of the exciting game soon to take place. But you and your friends will be arriving well ahead of the game, so bring plenty of forms of entertainment to enjoy in the meantime, like cornhole or frisbee.
Support Your Team
You’re there to represent your team, so show a little enthusiasm! Dress for the part, wearing jerseys or your team’s colors. Hang balloons and streamers with your team’s colors so your friends and neighbors will know who you’re rooting for.
It’s that exciting time of the year when our favorite auto manufacturers begin to reveal the newest versions of their lineup. If you’re dying to know what to expect from the 2018 Hyundai lineup, and when you can expect to see them at Empire Hyundai, read on.
2018 Hyundai Sonata
The new Hyundai Sonata has received an updated exterior and smarter standard and available features than ever before. Systems like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless charging add to the cabin’s modern feel, and safety tools like standard Blind Spot Detection and Lance Change Assist make every commute a secure one. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata began arriving at dealerships earlier this summer.
2018 Hyundai Kona
The 2018 model year debuts an all-new, entry-level crossover SUV, the 2018 Hyundai Kona. This sporty five-seater will feature an available turbocharged engine, available all-wheel drive, smart driver-assist safety features and three different levels of infotainment. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is expected to be on sale late summer or early fall 2017.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
This wagon-inspired hatchback features an athletic appearance to match its athletic performance. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four engine and a six-speed manual transmission, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers 201 horsepower for a zippy ride. With plenty of storage, a cute design, smart technology, and many standard features, the new Hyundai Elantra GT promises to be a popular choice in the upcoming model year.
Determining how far you can go on a single tank of gas is just simple math. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco, for example, earns up to an EPA-estimated 36 combined mpg*. That means the Hyundai Elantra Eco is capable of traveling up to 504 miles* on a single 14-gallon tank of gas. That’s quite the range! Here are a few single-tank trips from Fall River recommended by us here at Empire Hyundai.
Located 104 miles from Fall River, Rockport is a town with a lot of charm. Located northeast of Boston, MA, Rockport is a popular tourist spot. The town’s coast setting makes it perfect for kayaking, scuba diving, and simply relaxing out on the beach. That sounds like a perfect summer trip to us.
Sitting 71 miles with toll roads and 91 miles without, Sturbridge is easily accessible on a single tank of gas. Known as one of the most historic towns in Massachusetts, visitors will love the antique shops and Wells State Park.
Cohasset is just 60 miles from Fall River, making it just under an hour’s drive from Fall River. The town’s beachfronts are a popular attraction for visitors. That makes it the perfect day trip for some fun under the sun.
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
Hyundai is a brand that puts an emphasis on creating quality vehicles at affordable prices. While that may seem too good to be true, keep in mind that Hyundai also backs its engineering with a standard 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The result is a dramatic sales increase in the past few years among the average American driver, but they aren’t the only ones getting behind the wheel of a Hyundai. We here at Empire Hyundai know of a few celebrities who drive Hyundai vehicles.
The pop star behind the hit song “Gangam Style,” PSY usually rides through South Korea in a Hyundai Equus. Quite fitting, since, according to a few YouTube sources, “Gangam Style” is a South Korean district where people tend to live the life of luxury.
Oscar-winning actors tend to recognize quality, but some, like Jeff Bridges, go beyond just buying a vehicle. Bridges has been the spokesperson of Hyundai for 10 years now. Bridges continues to drive home a message of quality and affordability.
While he may not be tearing through urban streets in a Hyundai, Tyrese Gibson has his own history with the brand. The Fast and the Furious star originally learned to drive in a Hyundai, perhaps inspiring his love of all things automotive.
One amazing place to visit is the city of North Adams, where you can find the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as Mass MoCA. It’s all the way across the state, though, so leave early! You can also visit Worcester, an inland town west of Boston that has such sights as Bancroft Tower.
Visit the Smith College greenhouses Northampton and check out the idyllic Provincetown. And how could we forget about Boston? With some of the best beer around, incredible history, and all kinds of things for tourists to do, Boston is a must-see even for native Massachusetts residents.
Get There In A Hyundai
Hyundai’s lineup has some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market, including a diverse range of hybrid options like the Ioniq, the 40-mpg Elantra*, and the 30-mpg Tucson. For more information on Hyundai’s diverse range of fuel-efficient cars, give us a call today at Empire Hyundai.You won’t believe how much you save on gas during these day trips from Fall River.