Life on Long Island
Normally, the more prominent Hamptons fundraisers happen on Saturdays during the summer, but with the Fourth of July landing on a Friday this year, Georgica in Wainscott will be making the unusual move of throwing a buzzworthy gala midweek instead.
While weekends are usually favorable for those who attend the upscale charitable events that fill the East End’s social calendar in June, July...Read more »
When it comes to celebrities, Long Island can brag that dozens of the world’s most famous actors, musicians, athletes and other noteworthy individuals were either born or raised within its boundaries -- and although a large portion of those famous folks have moved on to wherever the world of fame may personally lead, there are a number of Long Island-based talents that, despite scoring significant...Read more »
Care for a game of petanque?
No worries if you're unfamiliar with the sport, as it’s generally played outside the USA – but if you'd like to try it out, or on the chance you're already a seasoned pro (or would be happy just watching), there’s a recurring weekend petanque tournament taking place only a quick ferry ride away -- and it also happens to feature unlimited champagne.
Petanque...Read more »
If you were a Long Island nightlife regular during the 1990’s, it is highly likely that you remember Caffeine.
More than just a weekly party at a local club, Caffeine was a destination that at times could draw hundreds of people to its doors and dance floors for years before transforming into a brand associated with fashion and music. It may no longer exist as a venue, but for those that remember...Read more »
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has ever spent even just a single night out at a club, bar or in any other social setting isn't aware that footwear is a weighty issue that falls most heavily on women.
Even when attempting to avoid any insinuation of gender pigeonholing, it’s hard to evade the fact that while gentlemen generally get away with sporting either comfortable dress shoes or...Read more »
If you enjoyed all of the arts-driven events brought about by SPARKBOOM in 2013, you may want to head toward Huntington come the weekend as the creative collective will be kicking off its second season with the “Beards, Bards and Boom” bash on Saturday, June 21 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace site.
An initiative spawned by the collaboration of local small businesses, municipal groups and nonprofit...Read more »
Although the facts are probably not necessary to use in order to directly entice locals into viewing the classic movie "Jaws," the 1975 killer great white shark thriller does happen to have direct connections to Long Island.
For example, it is a widely-held belief that author Peter Benchley was inspired by the late Montauk shark hunter Frank Mundus when penning his "Jaws" novel that Steven...Read more »
Montauk is approximately 11 miles from the next closest Hamptons hamlet (Amagansett), and as it is the last town before LI ends, it has no other neighbor -- making it quite remote compared to most LI localities. However, one could insinuate that it’s the personality of the locality that truly makes it distant from the rest of the Hamptons, especially in the summer.
Much like other communities...Read more »
Ordinarily, an attempt to hang out past midnight inside Eisenhower Park would suggest errant, if not deliberately illicit behavior -- but there are actually 10 legally-sanctioned late-night occasions scheduled to occur there before the summer of 2014 concludes -- each of which being an intended exercise in upscale nightlife.
Thursday, June 12, is the kickoff date for the “10 on the Park” party...Read more »
While it's true that much of Long Island's late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI's most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.
Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...Read more »