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Vinyl and coffee at Sip This in Valley Stream

David Sabitino, owner of Sip This in Valley

David Sabitino, owner of Sip This in Valley Stream, makes a triple expresso drink for friend and customer Anna Falcon on Bring Your Own Vinyl night in Valley Stream. (Feb. 3, 2012) Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

It's Friday night, and the tables and couches at the Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream are filled. The patrons -- some 20-something hipsters, some teenagers, some middle-aged -- are drinking java, playing board games, fiddling with smartphones or engaging in conversation. Everyone's taking notice of the music: old-fashioned records (as in, vinyl) spun by a DJ. That's probably because it's the guests who get to pick the soundtrack tonight. They brought the records, too. The event, known as Bring Your Own Vinyl Night (BYOV), takes place the first Friday of each month, inviting record aficionados, music fans and anyone else who's interested to gather and groove to the offbeat playlist.

Friends gather to play games and listen to
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Friends gather to play games and listen to music at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl night. (Feb. 3, 2012)

Melissa Bulzomi, left, and Rushka Tcholakova, talk over
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Melissa Bulzomi, left, and Rushka Tcholakova, talk over big cups of coffee at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl Night. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

Patrons leave Sip This on Bring Your Own
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

Patrons leave Sip This on Bring Your Own Vinyl night on Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

Friends gather to play games and listen to
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Friends gather to play games and listen to music at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl night. (Feb. 3, 2012)

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your Own Vinyl night at Sip This, on Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your Own Vinyl night at Sip This on Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

David Sabitino, owner of Sip This in Valley
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

David Sabitino, owner of Sip This in Valley Stream, makes a triple expresso drink for friend and customer Anna Falcon on Bring Your Own Vinyl night in Valley Stream. (Feb. 3, 2012)

Raaid Bacchus, left, and Spiro Hamezopou hang together
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

Raaid Bacchus, left, and Spiro Hamezopou hang together outside of Sip This on Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, on Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

Friends toast at a women's night together at
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Friends toast at a women's night together at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl night. (Feb. 3, 2012)

Friends relax at Sip This in Valley Stream
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

Friends relax at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl night. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at at Sip
Photo Credit: Photo by Linda Rosier

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at at Sip This in Valley Stream on Bring Your Own Vinyl night. ( Feb. 3, 2012)

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your Own Vinyl night at Sip This in Valley Stream. (Feb. 3, 2012)

Tim Doylan, 17, hangs a Valentine wish in
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Tim Doylan, 17, hangs a Valentine wish in the window at Sip This on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream on bring your own vinyl night. (Feb. 3, 2012)

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