Life on Long Island

A party with big hair and '80s flair at Toro Pazzo

A bartender mixes drinks at Toro Pazzo in

(Credit: Johnny Simon)

If you've been waiting for a chance to break out your best '80s club clothes, there’s a plum party coming soon that should be a match for your classic duds.

Anyone who remembers local nightlife in the 1980s can tell you the decade was a club-crazy time on Long Island -- when it was the norm to head out into the evening wearing trendy attire and to be supremely well-coiffed -- unlike today’s...

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Nice & Smooth to 'make it funky' for LI

The Emporium in Patchogue has a restaurant, concert

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

When it comes to hip-hop, Long Island figures prominently as a part of the genre’s history; acts such as Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, EPMD, Method Man, Busta Rhymes (and his former group Leaders of the New School), Keith Murray – as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Public Enemy – all hail from either Nassau or Suffolk County.

Needless to say, with all of those MCs and DJs hailing from...

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(Some of) C+C Music Factory at Zachary's

The exterior of Spa Lounge at Zacharys Nightclub

(Credit: David Pokress)

If you are a dance or pop music fan who loves classic tracks, consider a trip to Zachary’s in East Meadow on March 23, as the nightclub will be hosting a performance from C+C Music Factory, one of the early 1990s most-recognizable acts.

In actuality, only one original member of the group – MC Freedom Williams – will be onstage, as Williams continues to perform under the group’s appellation....

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