Life on Long Island
During the spring and summer of 2012, late Sunday afternoons at Minnesota’s on West Beech Street in Long Beach were often punctuated by loud, overflowing crowds; a scene common many years prior – and a happening that has made this spot a weekly party destination.
This event is known as “Sunday Funday,” and as attractions it includes live music, a brunch menu, drink specials and the ability...Read more »
For a night out with the whole family, Changing Times Ale House in East Northport is hosting an all-ages fundraising event on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The goal is to amass a donation for the United Way of Western Connecticut, which in conjunction with the Newtown Savings Bank group has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help aid support services for the Newtown, Conn., community,...Read more »
Ever since its arrival in 2009, McFadden’s RVC has been a top destination for the 30-and-under crowd, drawing hundreds of people weekly from around the Island and Queens, aided in its popularity by its close proximity to the Rockville Centre LIRR station.
The spot throws all sorts of casual affairs, but the party planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, may be its most “relaxed” yet, as it will be hosting...Read more »
Even with the warmer-than-average January temperatures Long Island has experienced so far in 2013, chances are that there are many among us who still feel like June is too far away.
Missing midsummer nightlife is a common pre-spring lament expressed by social folk, as spending an evening out at one of the waterside clubs, restaurants or bars that dot the South Shore and East End between Memorial...Read more »
Consisting of thousands of square feet, a massive dance floor, several bars, a beer garden, a café and four bowling lanes, it’s safe to say The Emporium in Patchogue is one of the largest nightspots on Long Island. Thousands have been in attendance since the grand opening in the autumn of 2012, and it keeps all comers consistently entertained with an event calendar full of live shows, DJ nights,...Read more »
January is a notoriously quiet month when it comes to nightlife, with many spots keeping calendars light after the major undertakings that happen on New Year’s Eve. However, Friday will be anything but “quiet” at The BrickHouse Brewery in Patchogue, as it hosts an especially eclectic evening.
Although known to many for its in-house brewed beer, the BrickHouse is also recognized for holding...Read more »
As local country music fans know, these days Long Island has plenty to offer when it comes to finding an outlet for the sound.
It seems almost odd to think that supporters of the genre and its culture were once often strained to find somewhere (other than satellite radio) to hear country before 2010; today there is a dedicated FM station located in Suffolk County (WJVC “My Country” 96.1-FM)...Read more »
When it comes to New Year’s Eve 2012, there are several parties to choose from, with each offering all sorts of amenities. However, if dancing is your top priority, look to Aura Light & Sound Suite in East Meadow as it has a mixer maestro on deck to welcome in 2013 like few of his contemporaries can.
Theo Pisani – aka “DJ Theo” – is perhaps Long Island’s most celebrated selector. Once...Read more »
While most clubs and bars have planned something big and expensive for New Year’s Eve 2012, the Velvet Lounge in Setauket is going for something different –- in party, personality and price.
A small spot located north of Stony Brook University, it has been one of Long Island’s leading stops for fresh indie music, alternative DJs and other interesting events since first coming to be during...Read more »
Back during the days when the 1980s were turning into the 1990s, Long Island’s club scene was going as strong as it ever has, and one of its main musical components was freestyle.
The dance subgenre used samples, electronic effects and percussion to form a sound that was delivered in both ballad and up-tempo speeds — with love and relationships, both successful and failed, almost always the...Read more »