Life on Long Island
It’s common knowledge that New Year’s Eve is a night for parties, and just about every bar and eatery on LI that serves alcohol will live up to that expectation by hosting some sort of function designed to festively bid farewell to 2013.
But what about the Long Islanders wanting a good time that begins after the ball drops? Like around lunchtime?
For those among us who need fun to be...Read more »
Montauk may be thought of as mainly a summer fun destination, but one of the hamlet’s top year-round resorts is throwing a bash worthy of consideration, despite the late autumn chill that has already set in across the East End.
On Friday, Nov. 8, Gurney’s Inn is throwing its fifth annual “Girls Night Out,” an evening that means drinks, edibles and dancing for all attending – as well as some...Read more »
With October now in full swing, the attention of many party people is firmly pointed at Halloween.
There are a few days every year that are considered critical for great times at bars, clubs and other social spots – such as St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving – but the celebrating of Halloween on the late-night circuit is a special occasion like...Read more »
Until there are as many spots in Nassau County that feature “country music nights” as there are currently in Suffolk County, the rise of these parties on LI can be considered a “growing trend.”
However, it does seem that the transition from “trend” to “the norm” may be nearing as 2013 starts to wind down.
There are several spots east of Route 110 that are throwing weekly bashes these...Read more »
When classifying a place like the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill (CBBG) in Mount Sinai, some might use the term “hidden gem,” while others might even call it an “oasis.”
In this case, both terms do definitely apply.
The Long Island Sound is nothing like the South Shore when it comes to waterside nightlife or summer fun -- as while there are numerous clubs, bars and eateries found along...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 »
As the summer rolls on out in Montauk, a “hot” party to consider involves cooling down with some tequila-spiked beverages.
Montauk Downs State Park is recognized by many for its golf course, its swimming pools and other activities, but the Lessing’s Group – responsible for such spots as Library Cafe in Farmingdale (274 Main St., 516-752-7678), Post Office Cafe in Babylon (130 W. Main St.,...Read more »
The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.
Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).
The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...Read more »
When summer comes to the Island, most nightlife-minded people think of weekend visitations to the Hamptons, Fire Island and other waterside locations -- but as it turns out, what might possibly be the year’s ultimate night of barhopping, cocktail sipping, clubbing and dancing is set for a weekday -- and all in one location (in landlocked Woodbury) no less, as the annual Long Island Hospitality Ball...Read more »
This may come as a surprise to some, but Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "The Fifth of May") does not amount to a major, nationwide celebration in Mexico. The holiday does exist, as it marks the defeat of the French army during the 1862 Battle of Puebla — but for much of the nation south of the U.S., the day does not involve the throwing of massive bashes. However, on this side of the border,...Read more »