Life on Long Island
One way to describe the event happening at Declan Quinn’s in Bay Shore on Sunday, Dec. 16: there’s going to be a lot of “Santa” going on.
Starting at noon, this pub known for its unique promotions (like kickball games, wig-wearing karaoke and “Beatlemania” parties) will conduct a “Santa Dash” — a happening that will unleash a possible horde of Santas across town. Any adult can participate...Read more »
Long Island features all sorts of nightclubs, music venues, restaurants, theaters and bars – but among the activities one might choose for evening fun, there’s no denying poker is always among the top options.
Whether it’s played at someone’s house, as part of a league, online or at a casino, the card game – in all its variations – is a major pastime both here on the Island and around the...Read more »
Although the Island took many years to finally fall under the sway of country music, these days the nationally popular genre has a firm hold on the Suffolk County nightlife scene.
Rewind back only a few years ago, and at that time finding a party featuring line-dancing and live honky-tonk acts was no easy feat on Long Island – but in 2011 a number of spots east of Route 110 began to feature...Read more »
On the morning of Friday, Nov. 23, several light posts throughout Huntington Village played host to freshly hung advertisements, letting passersby know that fans of Quidditch can take advantage of a new league ready to roll out on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The first practice of the Hogwarts Quidditch of Long Island (HQL) league is scheduled for that day from 9:30 -11 a.m., and anyone 16 and over is...Read more »
If you’re planning to head for a party spot during the weekend after Thanksgiving, you won’t be alone, as traditionally the Island nightlife scene bubbles during the Friday and Saturday evenings that come after Turkey Dinner Day. Many places will have special entertainment, others may offer enticing deals. Here’s one club that will do both, while helping those in need at the same time.
The...Read more »
As the winter holidays fast approach, many will ornament their homes, schools and offices with jolly colors, joyous displays and heartwarming decor that inspire long looks and good feelings.
On the other hand…some people will also adorn themselves, employing an article of clothing that, while truly festive, is not exactly the most dapper of outerwear: the “ugly” holiday sweater.
These...Read more »
On the chance you’ve never experienced the festivities that abound on “Thanksgiving Eve” (Wednesday. Nov. 21), know that it is a Long Island nightlife tradition. It's easily one of the biggest evenings for going out all year, since most people are off from work and/or school on Thanksgiving, and there are many folks home for the holidays--which inspires pubs and clubs to throw special parties...Read more »
If heading to bars and clubs is something you’re either not accustomed to doing, or you are saving your eventual appearance on the nightlife circuit for a special circumstance, “Thanksgiving Eve” (Wednesday, Nov. 22) could be the right night to get you out and about. With almost everybody on the Island home for the holidays and off from work on Thanksgiving, Long Island’s hot spots rise to the occasion...Read more »
For a different sort of Sunday afternoon, Mr. Beery’s in Bethpage is hosting a band-driven fundraiser set to run until late in the evening.
Designed to raise money for both Stony Brook University’s radio station (90.1 WUSB-FM) and the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, this show launches at 3 p.m. and features a number of indie bands -- which, as most seasoned bar-goers will tell you, is hardly...Read more »
Looking to help with the rescue efforts in place around Long Island after the destruction caused by superstorm Sandy, the Bunk House in Patchogue is throwing a one-of-a-kind bash on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Several nightclubs, bars and lounges have been doing their part to contribute to the recovery cause -- hosting special concerts and benefits, or just pledging revenue to the charitable organizations...Read more »