Life on Long Island
Despite the fact that projected temperatures for the week immediately following Labor Day (Sept. 1) are expected to reach regular highs above 80 degrees, the imminent arrival of autumn is apparent in several ways – such as children returning to school, Hamptons hotspots preparing to close for the season and Halloween paraphernalia already on sale in department stores. However, for those people who...Read more »
When a spot is really hot, the usual move is to “run” over and hang out – but on Sunday morning the staff at Dublin Deck in Patchogue would like you to actually run away from its waterside location…and then return, following a three-mile jaunt.
Dublin Deck has been a popular summer evening stop for several seasons, with large crowds typically arriving for late-night DJ parties, live music...Read more »
When contemplating which local public venues and event spaces are the most techno-friendly, Cedar Creek Park in Seaford might not immediately come to mind – but it has certainly proven to be a worthy spot for finding some of the hardest beats spun anywhere this year on Long Island.
Back in July, the bucolic waterside common welcomed the “Drum and Bass BBQ,” an all-day happening featuring a...Read more »
If you're a fan of (not quite yet) old school hip-hop and pop, chances are you have at least an awareness of -- if not a downright fondness for -- the music of Ja Rule.
Between the years 2000-2005, Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) was one of rap music’s biggest stars, as he was either the main artist on -- or a guest contributor toward -- more than a dozen songs that registered successfully on the...Read more »
It’s not usually too hard to find something to do come the weekend in Patchogue, as it’s often a time when area pubs, clubs, lounges, bars and theaters run showcase events – most of which involve live music, DJs and dancing. But come Saturday, May 3, there’s a special soiree set to offer a different sort of entertainment.
From 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the Patchogue Arts Gallery will host an opening...Read more »
When it comes to holidays that inspire bars, clubs and other nightlife-friendly spots to throw special events, Cinco de Mayo is a generally solid occasion for celebrations. But with the 2014 observance of the Mexican army's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 landing on a Monday, it seems likely that the overall Long Island Cinco de Mayo party calendar will end up somewhat lighter than in previous...Read more »
The popularity of freestyle is still widely held on Long Island --and if that statement needs any backing, consider the strong turnouts received at most “Freestyle Explosions.”
These “explosions” -- a term which has generally been attached to the freestyle concerts held quarterly around the Island over the past few years -- seems to relate to its standard game plan of presenting rapid-fire...Read more »
With all the live freestyle taking place on Long Island this month, one might get the impression that the onetime local phenomenon is due for a comeback.
Flip the calendar in reverse about 25 to 30 years, and you'd find virtually every club on LI had DJs spinning the danceable genre. And whether heard on the dance floor or cruising in the car while listening to radio stations (like WQHT-FM...Read more »
Celebrity DJs have always made stops to spin on Long Island, but few can offer the promise of a bigger party than Boris.
Boris (aka Boris Inzhin) was born in Russia, but is long-considered an NYC property due to his history of successfully working Manhattan’s mega-clubs, drawing thousands and thousands of people to his city events. Delivering dozens of intense sessions over a period of many...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 »