Life on Long Island
Whether looking to lend support to the Nassau County arts scene or just in the mood to see and hear some really funky stuff, The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow has an event on the way that could be satisfying for both seekers of creative endeavors and modish parties alike.
On Sunday, March 23, the tavern will host an 11-hour stretch of live music, art expositions and more -- all organized...Read more »
With all the live freestyle taking place on Long Island this month, one might get the impression that the onetime local phenomenon is due for a comeback.
Flip the calendar in reverse about 25 to 30 years, and you'd find virtually every club on LI had DJs spinning the danceable genre. And whether heard on the dance floor or cruising in the car while listening to radio stations (like WQHT-FM...Read more »
Hicksville is not exactly a bar-stacked town. In fact, there are only a couple of dedicated late-night stops, and one of them was No Limits -- which is now no more.
After almost two decades in existence, the simple, mostly-locals bar closed its doors in 2013. However, a new tenant has moved into the No Limits former digs, one armed with both a fresh game plan and a brand new look.
As...Read more »
Have you ever walked into an LI bar or club and found a band working the stage wearing outlandish masks, wearing ill-fitting clothing and performing high-intensity versions of one-hit wonders while jumping into bursts of synchronized dancing, engaging in R-rated banter with the audience and occasionally pouring beer on their own heads?
Probably not, but if you did, that was almost assuredly...Read more »
When it comes to the arts, Long Island has no shortage of concerts, galleries and other opportunities offering chances to see and hear the work of creative minds -- but in the case of live, local poetry, prospects for performances are much rarer. Of the venues that do provide stage space for spoken word, there are difficulties with scheduling and unenthusiastic audiences that can...Read more »
Although the new year has just arrived, the nightlife scene is already saying goodbye to one of its longer-lived and popular spots.
Port Jefferson Village is easily one of Long Island’s busier areas when it comes to good times in the evening, and over the past decade one of the hallmarks of that particular scene has been the palpable energy coming from Port Jazz, a nightclub located at 201...Read more »
In a time when misspellings are almost an expected occurrence (see social media posts and Long Island highway exits for examples), it’s easy to assume upon first seeing the sign for That Meetball Place in Patchogue that its orthographical error is to be yet another blow to the collective psyche of area English teachers – however, in this case it’s no mistake.
In fact, a quick check of the...Read more »
For those looking to go out and party late at night on Christmas Day, The Cortland in Bay Shore will be turning on its lights and opening for business at 8 p.m.
The Cortland will also be in operation on Thursday, Dec. 26, but on that occasion – despite the fact the doors will be open – the lights will not be on at all.
Problems paying the electric bill, you wonder? Not quite – in fact,...Read more »
If you are simply bubbling with holiday spirit that can't be denied, perhaps you should sing about it. Literally.
It’s not every day that one is asked to warble publicly, but if you feel your singing chops are worthy enough to deliver Yuletide classics competitively, consider heading over to The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow Monday, Dec. 23, where it will be hosting its first-ever Kriss...Read more »
For fans of dance music, getting to know the artists who sing the songs or the DJs who produce the beats can be a lengthy task.
Unlike pop stars -- whose efforts are both played and identified by radio and other mainstream outlets -- finding those responsible for a dance tune you may have casually heard in a club, the gym, a mall or other venue that regularly spins EDM often first requires...Read more »