Life on Long Island
Huntington Village is always a solid quarter to consider whenever looking for an evening out, and as of about a week ago a new opportunity arrived in town to explore.
It’s called Acacia (pronounced “ah-KAY-shuh), and while its official grand opening is yet to occur, it softly started serving guests last weekend. Acacia’s main focus is on dining, and it features a menu of contemporary American...Read more »
Although summer 2013 is starting to wind down, it is possible that you have yet to take in one of the many daytime, outdoor bashes and get-togethers around the Island.
With many of those events usually found in the Hamptons, or over on Fire Island, for some a long drive or ferry ride can weigh heavily against a party far from home. But on Saturday, Aug. 24, there’s an al fresco afternoon affair...Read more »
It happens every Saturday night: people from around the Island head for Huntington Village.
Before going to patronize the many bars, restaurants and other attractions found down the town’s Main Street, it is customary to comb your hair, get dressed and for some, apply makeup.
On Saturday, July 20, the right move will be to go heavy — very heavy — on the makeup.
In fact, if you’re...Read more »
When the Huntington-based ”SparkBoom” arts initiative kicked off during the spring earlier this year (April 1), it promised a calendar of events chock-full of creativity, and its latest gathering – set for July 13 – is looking like it will live up to that guarantee.
Starting at 7 p.m., the party is a celebration of a new exhibit titled “The Times They Were A Changing-1960s: Huntington’s Response.”...Read more »
It seems almost impossible to imagine that only five years ago, there were virtually no country music events happening anywhere on Long Island (except at the now-defunct Matty T’s in Commack, which was at one time the only venue that featured line-dancing on LI); in 2013 there are several parties a week in Nassau and Suffolk counties that revolve around the honky-tonk sound.
Most of these...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
As the winter holidays fast approach, many will ornament their homes, schools and offices with jolly colors, joyous displays and heartwarming decor that inspire long looks and good feelings.
On the other hand…some people will also adorn themselves, employing an article of clothing that, while truly festive, is not exactly the most dapper of outerwear: the “ugly” holiday sweater.
These...Read more »
As the Island continues its recovery from superstorm Sandy, the idea of heading out at night is still justifiably not commonplace. As expected, clubs and bars saw a decrease in attendance this past weekend.
One example where that held true was in Huntington Village. As of Friday night (Nov. 2), much of the power was restored to the hot spots on New York Avenue and Wall Street. But while most...Read more »
If you’ve driven down Rt. 25A in Huntington during the past week, the view coming through the windows of the Main Street Petite Gallery of the Huntington Arts Council building (213 Main St., 631-271-8423, huntingtonarts.org) may have inspired a stop to take a closer look – especially when it’s late in the evening.
Come the early, early hours – 1 to 4 a.m. -- striking objects, figures...Read more »