Life on Long Island
It may be hard for LI clubgoers under 30 to imagine, but at one time, alternative music was a major sound found on the Long Island nightlife scene.
Today, most bars and clubs feature DJs that spin pop, EDM, hip-hop, classic tracks and country -- but between the years 1980-2000, several local late-night spots threw parties solely centered on danceable rock, new wave, punk and electronic tunes...Read more »
If you're still searching for a trendy Halloween 2013 costume, but just not finding anything plugged into pop culture enough to your liking, perhaps you should look to such current icons as Walter White, Jax Teller and Rick Grimes for inspiration.
Not sure who those gentlemen are? Then you're probably not a dedicated basic cable enthusiast, for they aren't actual people but instead the main...Read more »
Huntington Village is always a solid quarter to consider whenever looking for an evening out, and as of about a week ago a new opportunity arrived in town to explore.
It’s called Acacia (pronounced “ah-KAY-shuh), and while its official grand opening is yet to occur, it softly started serving guests last weekend. Acacia’s main focus is on dining, and it features a menu of contemporary American...Read more »
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many businesses throughout Long Island will hold fundraisers or special events.
One will be taking place this weekend at Aura Light and Sound Suite in East Meadow as the dance club hosts the “Bubbles & Beats Against Breast Cancer” event on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Starting at 10:30 p.m., guests can expect some serious beats, as DJs...Read more »
As Halloween fast approaches, it is clear that autumn is in full swing. Foliage is turning bright yellow and red, the air is crisp and it seems as if pumpkins are available for picking at every turn. And, as it typically goes, many Long Islanders will look to enjoy the season by seeking outdoor fun that is suitable for both parent and child alike.
To that end, Punktoberfest is NOT appropriate.
An...Read more »
As Halloween fast approaches, it’s getting easier and easier to take in some scary moments before Oct. 31 actually arrives. There are numerous “haunted houses” and other spooky spots that involve ticket holders walking down dark passages and navigating blind bends while the staff of these disturbing domiciles attempt to terrify their visitors at every turn.
Of course, when it comes to any...Read more »
With October now in full swing, the attention of many party people is firmly pointed at Halloween.
There are a few days every year that are considered critical for great times at bars, clubs and other social spots – such as St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving – but the celebrating of Halloween on the late-night circuit is a special occasion like...Read more »
It’s not news that these days LI has fully embraced country music, especially as part of the area’s nightlife, with several spots in Nassau and Suffolk counties holding weekly parties that provide the music and ambience necessary to properly tush-push until the wee hours of the morning.
But what about the kids?
Ask any parent, and they will agree that although many moms and dads have...Read more »
For those of us who must face the realities of face-shaving, there are many times when we must decide what to do with our beards.
Stubble was once a faux-pas, but since the mid-1980's having a slightly scruffy mug is not only acceptable, but often considered a preferable look by those who find men attractive (a style whose introduction is widely attributed to actor Don Johnson’s five o'clock...Read more »
On Oct. 13, some of the best-known DJs on the club circuit will be coming together to not only help a cause, but to also pay respect to a Long Island man who recently lost his battle with lung cancer.
Jeff Galluzzo, 46, of Commack was a husband and father. Galluzzo was born in Deer Park and worked as a teacher in the Island Trees Public School district before becoming the assistant principal...Read more »