Life on Long Island

‘Let’s KickBall’ leagues looking for teams and players

Adults play summer kickball.

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It’s possible you may have noticed some signs stuck into the ground this past weekend while driving through Woodbury, Huntington or other neighborhoods in that area -- as several short, knee-high ads were especially noticeable, jutting out of curbside lawns.

This is, of course, nothing new – as often political candidates, landscaping companies and other Island initiatives frequently jam similar...

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Kreators arrives with art in mind (and on its walls)

A journal awaits guests to open and add

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During the past few years, a crop of creative-minded bars have opened on Long Island -- pubs that pass on simply serving drinks, hosting bands and providing a place for pool. These spots, while virtually standard in city boroughs like Brooklyn and Manhattan, are still fairly rare on LI . . . but their numbers are slowly increasing.

Today, hangs like The Cortland in Bay Shore (27 W. Main St.,...

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Cancer fundraiser at Bunk House in Patchogue

Entertainer "Ivy Winters" (Dustin Winters). Ivy will be

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The Bunk House is Patchogue is currently one of the Island’s main stops for LGBT nightlife, and it plays host to drag shows on a frequent and regular basis. Most of the time, these events are thrown simply to entertain, but this weekend there’s a program scheduled to amuse while also helping to support a special cause.

It’s being called “Cancer Is a Drag,” and on April 28, the Bunk House stage...

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Country music in Nassau County this week

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

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It has been a good last couple of years for LI country music fans. Since 2011, a number of taverns on the Island have added nights that feature live music, line-dancing and an opportunity to wear cowboy boots (and then scoot). The Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore (60 E. Main St., 631-969-9700), Middle Country Beer Garden (1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-696-1111), The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave.,...

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'Sopranos' stars appear at Mulcahy's fundraiser

James Gandolfini, second from left, and Tony Sirico

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Before this past weekend, there had been a flier posted to the Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall’s website concerning an upcoming fundraiser set for April 20 -- an event titled “Back to the Beach” that was to donate all gathered proceeds to certain communities impacted by superstorm Sandy (specifically Breezy Point, Roxbury and Rockaway Point).

Tickets were $60, and included an open bar, food,...

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Already seeming very summer-like in Sag Harbor

Madison & Main in Sag Harbor. (April 18,

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Every year there is always a buzz about the burgeoning Hamptons scene, and although this spring is well underway, thoughts of what’s to be hot during the summer of 2013 on the East End can make it seem as if Memorial Day Weekend is months, not weeks, from now. However, for an immediate taste of where people will soon be hanging in the Hamptons, Sag Harbor has already gotten rolling with two new...

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'Mary Pickford Celebration' at the Cinema Arts Centre

1928/29 - Mary Pickford - "Coquette." Mary Pickford

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It’s virtually impossible to turn on a TV, surf the web, walk through a supermarket or spend a day in the company of others without some reminder or factoid concerning a starlet.

Be it Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Miley Cyrus, Emma Stone, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi or any one of the many Kardashians, pop culture is besotted with a bevy of young women whose faces and lives take...

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Changing Times is triple-celebrating

The chalkboard of Changing Times American Sports Bar

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Over the past quarter-century, dozens and dozens of pubs, clubs, bars, lounges, discos and other fun spots have come and gone from the LI nightlife scene — but a notable few have managed to outlast the competition, maturing from just “places to go” into establishments that can draw generations of Islanders in for amusement.

Among those that have proved to be most enduring is Changing Times:...

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‘Disco Dinner Dance’ at Indigo

Spiked bacon milkshakes await at The Cortland

A spiked bacon milkshake sits on the bar

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For many, signs of spring include flowers budding, warming temperatures, buzzing bugs and increased birdsong come the sunrise -- but over at The Cortland in Bay Shore, the arrival of the season is recognized . . . a bit differently.

As of Saturday, April 13, this hip and popular craft-beer pub (noted by Newsday as “The Coolest Bar on LI” in 2012) continues its ways of singular attractions...

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