Life on Long Island
It’s a fairly tedious notion to rehash how cold the past few months have been, especially knowing that it’s still pretty frigid outdoors right now, only a couple of weeks from the Spring Equinox — but Long Island nightlife peaks when the temperature rises, so getting word from the Fire Island summer spot Surf’s Out that it’s already planning its 2014 inaugural events is not just worthy of note but...Read more »
Had enough of the winter yet? It’s certainly been a memorable experience, whether due to the frigid impact of the polar vortex, the icy roads or the copious snow. However, there are signs that warmer times are soon to arrive, such as the onset of spring on March 20 — or for those whose social life is key, the official 2014 opening of Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday, March 1, an (extremely) early signal...Read more »
Of all the seasons, the departure of summer is always the toughest for the lovers of nightlife.
By the end of September, almost all the hot Hamptons hangouts, Fire Island clubs and other waterside venues that count on warm nights to draw party-minded people will be shut until at least early spring next year -- but among the seasonal closures, there is also the sign-off for Body English Tuesdays,...Read more »
Whenever musician G. Love plays Long Island, the crowds always turn out – and his shows often sell out -- but with three local performances set for the remainder of the month, there are still opportunities to get tickets to a G. Love concert … for now.
There is temptation to refer to G. Love (AKA Garrett Dutton) as an “underground” artist, as his music -- while standing as a necessity for...Read more »
When it comes to nightlife and good times on the Island, deciding where to go often involves a search for “what’s new” or “what’s hot” -- with many bars, clubs and restaurants arriving with a flourish then fading away within a few years of opening.
Then again, among the hundreds of spots that have come and gone, there are a few that seem to have “always” been there, surviving for not just...Read more »
Ever since Sugar Dining Den and Social Club opened in Carle Place during the spring of 2011, it has served as both a lauded stop for dinner and as an absolute must of a nightclub. However, anyone looking to make a stop at Sugar this summer is going to have to rethink their plans, as it won’t be available for good times until sometime in September.
The spot’s “summer vacation,” so to speak,...Read more »
With the appearance of a respected musical luminary working as a DJ while surrounded by beautiful people and under a blazing sun, the “Sound Waves” party series officially began its run on Saturday at the Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk, 631-668-2112).
Scheduled to take place weekly on Saturdays until Aug. 31, it’s a seven-hour fete (noon-7 p.m.), and will feature live performances...Read more »
It may seem hard to believe, but the summer of 2013 is already nearing the halfway point — and if you've yet to take in a Hamptons bash, one of the season’s most anticipated annual affairs is set to return for another round on Friday, June 5 in Montauk.
It’s called “Shark Attack Sounds” (SAS) and this summer’s edition will be its 11th.
Reportedly, it began as a simple Ditch Plains beach...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’s a pretty common occurrence every summer for devoted fans of dance to drive east in order to catch a bash headed by a world-renowned DJ, but usually that journey involves a jaunt to the Hamptons. However, on June 5, such a trip need not head any further than North Ocean Avenue.
The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, 631-627-8787) has already established itself as Long Island’s current...Read more »