On Tuesday nights at The Leaky Lifeboat in Seaford, the best plan of action is to keep your hands steady.
When looking for somewhere unique to hang, Leaky is a spot worthy of consideration – after all, it is the pub that in the past has held art shows, asked its guests to dress up like characters from the TV show “Breaking Bad” and currently invites the public by to play retro video games on Sundays. It has recently added another quirky undertaking to its calendar: a “Giant Jenga” competition on Tuesdays.
Notoriously weak when it comes to nightlife, Tuesday evenings tend to see little in the way of special pub/club happenings on Long Island -- but Leaky Lifeboat uses the evening to host an offbeat Jenga jamboree that’s both cover-free and open to all (over 21, of course). For those unfamiliar with Jenga, it’s a hands-on challenge that involves a tower of piled pieces from which players try to carefully remove single parts one at a time and then stack them back on top of the original structure without causing it to collapse. In this case, the event involves – as its name implies – playing Jenga, but Leaky's version uses blocks made from 2’ x 4’ wood beams cut to 10.5 inches in length (traditional Jenga pieces are usually about an inch long).
There’s no sign-up list or reservation necessary; just show up around 9 p.m. and join the competition. In addition, there is regular-sized Jenga gameplay available to help entertain those waiting between their “giant” turns – and as it is also dart night, expect fairly sizeable crowds (especially when the house team plays its home games).
For more information, check out The Leaky Lifeboat online at facebook.com/theleakylifeboat.
The Leaky Lifeboat: 3603 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-804-3203