Life on Long Island

Caffeine and creativity combine for ‘Sip and Paint’

The walls of Sip This coffeehouse in Valley

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Familiar with the concept of a “Drink and Draw” event? It’s not exactly your average night on the town — as it involves spending a session at a spot handcrafting while enjoying beverages throughout.

Long Island first witnessed such happenings at The Cortland, a pub in Bay Shore that specializes in craft beer and unique parties. The pub has been holding these gatherings on a semiregular basis...

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Board Game Night at Sip This

On Feb. 10, Sip This coffeehouse in Valley

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The world of home entertainment may be dominated by the latest arrivals for PlayStation, Xbox and other video platforms -- but for some, the old-fashioned board game still does the trick.

From classic challenges like Monopoly, Sorry and Scrabble, to more modern tests like Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit, can more than satisfy board gamers to pass on a bloody battle of Call of Duty or Assassin’s...

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'All-Female Artist Power Hour' at Sip This

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your

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If you are either a fan of female-powered music or the possessor of some cool records that feature lady performers, this week’s BYOV bash at the Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream has an hour planned that’s sans man (save for the actual DJ).

The “Bring Your Own Vinyl” (BYOV) event is a long-running affair held monthly (every first Friday) at ‘Sip, a happening built on the idea of inviting...

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