Life on Long Island
It’s a fairly tedious notion to rehash how cold the past few months have been, especially knowing that it’s still pretty frigid outdoors right now, only a couple of weeks from the Spring Equinox — but Long Island nightlife peaks when the temperature rises, so getting word from the Fire Island summer spot Surf’s Out that it’s already planning its 2014 inaugural events is not just worthy of note but...Read more »
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...Read more »
It shouldn't be much of a challenge to find spots hosting a St. Patrick's Day party on Long Island – as the holiday is arguably the mostused bar promotion of all – but for the most part, these events follow a similar (and very popular) plan: drink specials, corned beef, cabbage and live entertainment.
This year, Katie’s of Smithtown is adding something extra to its St. Patrick's Day merrymaking,...Read more »
Whether looking to lend support to the Nassau County arts scene or just in the mood to see and hear some really funky stuff, The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow has an event on the way that could be satisfying for both seekers of creative endeavors and modish parties alike.
On Sunday, March 23, the tavern will host an 11-hour stretch of live music, art expositions and more -- all organized...Read more »
Although the big pubs and nightclubs still count on standard stuff, underground sounds can be found on Long Island.
For the most part, LI venues that feature DJs still tend to stick to mainstream styles of music, (hip-hop, pop remixes, mash-ups and classic beats) but nights where the more unusual sorts of EDM spin (techno, dubstep, deep house and hard trance) exist as well – albeit with less...Read more »
When thinking of a March day used by local pubs to host special events in the name of a person prefixed by a title of beatification, it’s safe to say St. Patrick’s Day would first come to mind for most – and while that’s not wrong, there’s another such occasion – marked in a very different fashion, for a very serious cause.
Back in 1999, three Irish-American New Yorkers decided to turn their...Read more »
Had enough of the winter yet? It’s certainly been a memorable experience, whether due to the frigid impact of the polar vortex, the icy roads or the copious snow. However, there are signs that warmer times are soon to arrive, such as the onset of spring on March 20 — or for those whose social life is key, the official 2014 opening of Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday, March 1, an (extremely) early signal...Read more »
On the chance you have never watched the 1987 film "The Princess Bride" and aren't sure if it’s your cup of tea, a trip around the World Wide Web should reveal several ringing endorsements.
Just type the title into any search engine, and you'll find it’s an extremely well-reviewed motion picture that receives not just the adulation of critics, but ongoing expressions of affection from...Read more »
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...Read more »
Yes indeed, it’s a real thing.
Each year, Feb. 22 is officially “National Margarita Day” -- and truth be told, it’s a likely assumption that fans of the legendary, tequila-fueled cocktail don't need a commemorative date to celebrate its existence – and perhaps that’s why there aren't a lot of LI venues overtly rejoicing with bargains on blue agave beverages.
However, if you are seeking...Read more »