Life on Long Island

‘Crawling’ across Farmingdale for Cinco de Mayo

A sombrero, along with a cerveza (Spanish for

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As the calendar days roll toward May, it may be time to start thinking about Cinco de Mayo.

For those among us planning to party on May 5 (or during the weekend leading to May 5, as this year the holiday lands on a Monday), proper preparations will almost certainly include a search for the perfect bash -- but if you feel that settling for simply one spot just won't cut your ‘Mayo mustard,...

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'Xmas in July' parties

Santa Claus (as played by Charles Edward Hall)

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Perhaps it’s due to the wilt-inducing heat wave that took place a few days ago -- or maybe it’s just a coincidence -- but some of the Island’s hot-weather hot spots are doing “Xmas in July” parties this week, events that lean on Kriss Kringle for theme and inspiration. Here are two solid choices, one in each of LI's counties:


Since Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill “popped” up in...

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Cocktails, live music and sunsets on the Sound at CBBG

The view of the sunset from Cedar Beach

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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...

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'Lepre-Con' crawls set for Farmingdale and Bay Shore

It won’t be hard to find a St.

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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...

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Minnesota's in Long Beach re-opens for business

The “Sunday Funday” party at Minnesota’s Grill and

During the spring and summer of 2012, late Sunday afternoons at Minnesota’s on West Beech Street in Long Beach were often punctuated by loud, overflowing crowds; a scene common many years prior – and a happening that has made this spot a weekly party destination.

This event is known as “Sunday Funday,” and as attractions it includes live music, a brunch menu, drink specials and the ability...

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New Year's Eve 2012 bar and club parties: Nassau

McFadden's Rockville Centre is looking to knock out

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With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s very possible you’ve yet to decide where you’ll be toasting the arrival of 2013. If Nassau County is your location or intended destination, here are some parties for your consideration:

New Year’s Eve Bash at Manhattan Bar & Lounge

WHERE Manhattan Bar & Lounge: 324 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre, 516-442-1530

THE DEAL DJ Steel spins,...

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