Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 31, the Island will be seeing its yearly Halloween event boom, with party after party promising a good time and possible prize money for the best costumes. However, this week sees a particular bash that does more than just offer the opportunity to dress up and dance.
On Friday, Oct. 19, the Leaky Lifeboat in Seaford (3603 Merrick Rd.) is throwing its annual “Hope for the Children Halloween Fundraiser,” a special soiree that aims to raise money for the aforementioned Hope For The Children Inc. (hopeforthechildren.org), a not-for-profit organization that works to expand the potential of and increase opportunities for children around the globe.
Starting at 9 p.m., party guests will be asked at the door to give a $5-$10 donation, but otherwise this night is all about a good time – as many nights are at the ‘Leaky, a spot known for its big crowds and frequent gatherings. Costumes are strongly recommended, and there will be a prize for top disguise, as well as drink specials and a DJ spinning throughout the evening. For more information, check out the Leaky Lifeboat’s Facebook page (facebook.com/theleakylifeboat) -- and also be sure to keep this spot in mind on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 21, which is when the bar’s semiregular Art is Hard art show is set to return, an opportunity to see (and purchase) the latest works by some of Long Island’s local creative talents.