Life on Long Island

Off The Walls II with SPARKBOOM

LI-based band Nonstop to Cairo will be among

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

As it did in 2013, SPARKBOOM will once again host an afternoon street fair, giving all who attended a fresh opportunity to experience the sort of locally sourced art and music that the Huntington-based arts collective strives to nourish.

Created via the collaboration of nonprofit organizations (such as the Huntington Arts Council, Fotofoto Gallery, the Art League of Long Island and the Heckscher...

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'Bar Rescue' creates P's & Q's Auto Body in Huntington

The speakeasy-themed Huntington nightclub P?s & Q?s Auto

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When looking to enter P's & Q's Auto Body in Huntington, keep in mind: it doesn’t have a front door.

Of course, it has an entrance -- yet instead of employing a typical doorway, P’s & Q’s has a doorman to guide guests beyond what at first seems to be the wall of an old auto repair garage, decorated with vintage oil cans, gas containers and a blackboard offering repair services for...

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‘Cosplay Sunday’ at Escape Pod

Cosplayer Kitty Young at Escape Pod Comic?s ?Cosplay

(Credit: Menachem Luchins / Escape Pod Comics)

In 1989, director Tim Burton’s “Batman” hit the silver screen, and since that time such superheroes as Green Lantern, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, Thor, Scott Pilgrim, Superman (not including the earlier Christopher Reeve movies), Ghost Rider and Spawn have also been brought to life on film, while Green Arrow of DC Comics and Marvel’s Agents of Shield currently have...

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The 'BOOM is back for 2014

Singer Rorie Kelly will be among several artists

(Credit: Tiger Darson)

If you enjoyed all of the arts-driven events brought about by SPARKBOOM in 2013, you may want to head toward Huntington come the weekend as the creative collective will be kicking off its second season with the “Beards, Bards and Boom” bash on Saturday, June 21 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace site.

An initiative spawned by the collaboration of local small businesses, municipal groups and nonprofit...

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'Leprechaun Bar Crawl' in Huntington

Expect to see several shamrocks and more festive

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For several hours on Sunday, March 9, the streets of Huntington Village were swarming with people of all ages as the Town of Huntington held its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration -- most notable for its parade, the largest held on LI -- and thousands attended, many wearing green clothing of all sorts.

However, on Saturday, March 15, a different kind of event will possibly bring large groups...

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A big dance night for the North Shore

DJ Theo (pictured here at the now-defunct Neptune

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant, 2011)

Looks like the North Shore is going to get a rare blast of electronic dance come mid-February.

There have always been clubs and lounges both along Jericho Turnpike and in the busy villages north of NY-25 (Port Washington, Huntington, Bayville, Port Jefferson, Greenport) that offer DJ parties and dance floor-filled gatherings -- but when it comes to the major clubs, arenas and venues that specialize...

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Bards to battle before the Super Bowl

Jay Vegas, 29, of Freeport, won the "golden

(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

For the millions who invest passion and energy in following the doings of the National Football League, the arrival of the Super Bowl is a special time. Now that the 2014 conference playoffs have been settled, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will take the field on Sunday, Feb. 2  to decide which team will hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy (a day widely known as “Super Bowl Sunday”).


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Dance and swing with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Why: Listen to swing music and watch

(Credit: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

It might not be as trendy as it was before Y2K, but modern swing is still a big thing for some people.

Inspired by the Big Band orchestra sound that served as major dance music for guys and gals during the 1930s and 1940s, swing music made a comeback during the 1990s — as artists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Massapequa-born Brian Setzer put out modern tunes inspired...

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Acacia adds new nightlife to Huntington Village

Patrons dance during a late-night party at Acacia

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

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...

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Music and street art at ‘Off The Walls’

Echo Sonic is one of the bands scheduled

(Credit: Keith Stein / Hurricane of Lions Photography)

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...

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