Life on Long Island
On the chance you have never watched the 1987 film "The Princess Bride" and aren't sure if it’s your cup of tea, a trip around the World Wide Web should reveal several ringing endorsements.
Just type the title into any search engine, and you'll find it’s an extremely well-reviewed motion picture that receives not just the adulation of critics, but ongoing expressions of affection from...Read more »
Familiar with the concept of a “Drink and Draw” event? It’s not exactly your average night on the town — as it involves spending a session at a spot handcrafting while enjoying beverages throughout.
Long Island first witnessed such happenings at The Cortland, a pub in Bay Shore that specializes in craft beer and unique parties. The pub has been holding these gatherings on a semiregular basis...Read more »
It's not hard to imagine that the mind of an artist could be invigorated by views of Greenport Harbor. Peaceful yet heavily traveled by boats and ships, its entirety -- from the Greenport village docks to the horizon -- could serve as a solid subject for painters seeking inspiration.
Then again, if you feel it would only take two pints of Greenport Harbor to bring your brush to life, a trip...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 »
It was the very end of 2010 when The Cortland in Bay Shore first arrived on the LI nightlife scene, offering events and parties not often found elsewhere on the Island.
Fast-forward to now and the pub is still going strong, with a number of those unique promotions and events (such as Rock-Paper-Scissors tournaments, film screenings and art showings) transforming from novel get-togethers into...Read more »
It’s not the first time that The Cortland pub in Bay Shore has taken over its neighbor for entertainment’s sake, but -- as usual for this bar known for its singular parties -- the event it’s throwing is both unique and well-equipped with tasty suds.
Since the spring, The Cortland has hosted movie screenings at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts – not just because the YMCA has...Read more »
Although his latest major role before a camera was his performance during the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” for many, actor Ralph Macchio will always be the hero of the 1984 classic film “The Karate Kid.”
Macchio has appeared in other memorable hits -- such as “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) and “The Outsiders” (1983) -- but looking back at the career of the Huntington native, it’s...Read more »
The craft beer revolution – as in brews created by smaller companies (“microbreweries”) -- is currently well under way across the USA, with more and more taverns nationwide adding rarer, often locally produced varieties of beer as menu options. And, when it comes to Long Island pubs that extol local efforts, few spots are as dedicated as The Cortland in Bay Shore (27 W. Main St. Bay Shore, 631-206-2220).
With...Read more »
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...Read more »
It won’t be hard to find a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17, with virtually all of Nassau and Suffolk County bars, taverns and watering holes likely doing some sort of nod to this holiday that is considered by many to be a day best spent out wearing green, munching on corned beef and enjoying beverages (often of the “adult” ilk). However, the owners of the Nutty Irishman club-pubs have come up...Read more »