Life on Long Island
An all-day luau at Off Key Tikki
With the low late-night temperatures Long Island has seen (at times dropping under 50 degrees) since August ended, it’s easy to forget that autumn doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 22. However, the pursuit of outdoor, summer-styled good times is still technically and seasonally acceptable -- and if you’re seeking something that offers warm-weather inspiration, as in “fun in the sun,” Off Key Tikki in Patchogue has an all-day bash set to go this coming weekend, just in time to welcome the equinox.
On Sept. 21, the riverside spot is throwing a massive luau, and it promises to combine Polynesian inspiration and tropical rock (by way of local talent).
Kicking off at noon, the day will include fire dancing, a buffet and a pig roast -- and once 6 p.m. rolls around, there'll be live music by the Huntington-based Young Rebel Goombas (youngrebelgoombas.com), a group that plays reggae-tinged, swinging rock that is both mellow and meaty.
Tickets are available in advance for $39.95 (at brownpapertickets.com) or at the door for $50 -- and the fee includes the aforementioned buffet, roast pig and the entertainment -- as well as a “welcome cocktail” and a lei of flowers to get you up-to-theme. For more information, call 631-475-1723 or visit Off Key Tikki online at offkeytikki.com and facebook.com/oktikki.
Off Key Tikki: 31 Baker Place, Patchogue, 631-475-1723