Life on Long Island
Although summer 2013 is starting to wind down, it is possible that you have yet to take in one of the many daytime, outdoor bashes and get-togethers around the Island.
With many of those events usually found in the Hamptons, or over on Fire Island, for some a long drive or ferry ride can weigh heavily against a party far from home. But on Saturday, Aug. 24, there’s an al fresco afternoon affair...Read more »
Of all the many celebrity-powered fundraisers taking place this coming weekend in the Hamptons, the “Foster a Legacy” event may be the most star-powered.
Set for Saturday, Aug. 17, it will benefit the Compound Foundation — an organization that works to support and inspire youth that are growing up in group homes or foster care. Taking place at a private estate in East Hampton, the night will...Read more »
It’s not uncommon for DJs based anywhere from NYC to around the world to come to Long Island to deliver a session of dance music, but every once in a while, a mixer comes to LI with a rarer-found sort of sound.
For the most part, selectors (slang for “DJs”) that spin on LI put together sets that either combine a wide range of mainstream tracks (taken from genres such as pop, hit dance classics...Read more »
It’s always risky to crown a yet-to-happen event as “the ___ of the year” -- but if the acts scheduled to appear at that particular occasion are either legendary or currently hot (or both), it makes such a designation a lot less likely to wind up as hyperbole.
For example, on Aug. 19, the All For The East End (AFTEE) group is throwing a dance party, and it could very well end up being the...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 »
No, those dozens and dozens of people dancing -- minus music -- on the sandy dock deck of Bracco’s on the Nautical Mile in Freeport are not suffering from a heat-induced delirium (or a delirium caused by anything else), but are in fact taking part in a sort of party that rarely takes place on LI.
It’s called “quiet clubbing.”
In the never-ending battle between respect for a neighborhood’s...Read more »
Although his latest major role before a camera was his performance during the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” for many, actor Ralph Macchio will always be the hero of the 1984 classic film “The Karate Kid.”
Macchio has appeared in other memorable hits -- such as “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) and “The Outsiders” (1983) -- but looking back at the career of the Huntington native, it’s...Read more »
It’s no secret that there are unusual, offbeat happenings that are unique to Manhattan – and when you are a devout night scene explorer based here on LI, it almost always takes a journey into NYC to experience endeavors of that ilk.
However, come the summer, when much of the city’s out-and-about crowd makes the Hamptons its warm-weather destination, Long Island receives “pop-up” (as in a temporary...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 »
For the many people who think of surfing as not just fun but rather as a way of life, it's no secret that plenty of girls and women alike love to ride the waves. However, the predominance of the sport’s media coverage tends to focus on the male stars and participants, which can give the impression that the activity is mainly a dude’s doing. But this coming weekend, female enthusiasts – and female...Read more »