Life on Long Island
Although the new year has just arrived, the nightlife scene is already saying goodbye to one of its longer-lived and popular spots.
Port Jefferson Village is easily one of Long Island’s busier areas when it comes to good times in the evening, and over the past decade one of the hallmarks of that particular scene has been the palpable energy coming from Port Jazz, a nightclub located at 201...Read more »
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 »
In a time when misspellings are almost an expected occurrence (see social media posts and Long Island highway exits for examples), it’s easy to assume upon first seeing the sign for That Meetball Place in Patchogue that its orthographical error is to be yet another blow to the collective psyche of area English teachers – however, in this case it’s no mistake.
In fact, a quick check of the...Read more »
During the summer, talk of parties and things to do when out and about tend to lean heavily on happenings in the Hamptons, as the Island’s East End sees its most bountiful business between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Of course, that is common knowledge – but what many party people don't know so well is that, despite the departure of the seasonal Hamptons residents come September, there are...Read more »
With New Year’s Eve only days away, for those of us yet to make plans, time is definitely running a bit short.
Luckily, there are opportunities still to be found in Nassau and Suffolk counties, ranging from local pubs hosting laid-back get-togethers to upscale galas that are more ballroom than barroom – and in one instance, the personalities of both those possibilities can be found in one...Read more »
For those looking to go out and party late at night on Christmas Day, The Cortland in Bay Shore will be turning on its lights and opening for business at 8 p.m.
The Cortland will also be in operation on Thursday, Dec. 26, but on that occasion – despite the fact the doors will be open – the lights will not be on at all.
Problems paying the electric bill, you wonder? Not quite – in fact,...Read more »
If you are simply bubbling with holiday spirit that can't be denied, perhaps you should sing about it. Literally.
It’s not every day that one is asked to warble publicly, but if you feel your singing chops are worthy enough to deliver Yuletide classics competitively, consider heading over to The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow Monday, Dec. 23, where it will be hosting its first-ever Kriss...Read more »
It was the very end of 2010 when The Cortland in Bay Shore first arrived on the LI nightlife scene, offering events and parties not often found elsewhere on the Island.
Fast-forward to now and the pub is still going strong, with a number of those unique promotions and events (such as Rock-Paper-Scissors tournaments, film screenings and art showings) transforming from novel get-togethers into...Read more »
Of all the bands that have performed on Long Island this year, few can be compared with The Misfits.
However, when it comes to the making of a comparison between the Lodi-based band and the rest of the musical world, the usual equations of success have to be thrown out – and instead replaced with points of legacy.
It’s not that The Misfits have sold enough records to compete with today’s...Read more »
With the winter holiday season in full swing, Long Island stores, shops and malls are busy with lots of people still looking to fulfill the gift lists of their families – but for some area residents, their personal financial situations can't afford such an accomplishment.
However, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, one of the Island’s charitable organizations is throwing a bash in order to help supply some...Read more »