Life on Long Island

Two days of waves for women only

A young girl rides her board during a

(Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

For the many people who think of surfing as not just fun but rather as a way of life, it's no secret that plenty of girls and women alike love to ride the waves. However, the predominance of the sport’s media coverage tends to focus on the male stars and participants, which can give the impression that the activity is mainly a dude’s doing. But this coming weekend, female enthusiasts – and female...

Read more »

Maxi Priest at Sole East

Reggae star Maxi Priest will perform a free

(Credit: Wordhampton)

Back when mixtapes were a popular courting method, Maxi Priest’s music was often a staple of many a romantically inclined playlist.

Of course, modern tuneful wooing tends to involve jump drives and iTunes, but during the early 1990s, a common way to send a personalized musical message was to make a compilation via CD-to-tape recording – and at that point in time, Mr. Priest was topping the...

Read more »

Art For Life 2013

Rick Ross, pictured here performing at the 2012

(Credit: AP)

With a scheduled lineup of celebrity performers and guests, the annual “Art For Life” gala is set to bring its usual massive party — and a very choice after-party — back to the Hamptons on Saturday, July 27.

Set to kick off at 6 p.m. at Fairview Farms (69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton), it's a benefit for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF), an organization dedicated to introducing...

Read more »

'Xmas in July' parties

Santa Claus (as played by Charles Edward Hall)

(Credit: MSG Entertainment)

Perhaps it’s due to the wilt-inducing heat wave that took place a few days ago -- or maybe it’s just a coincidence -- but some of the Island’s hot-weather hot spots are doing “Xmas in July” parties this week, events that lean on Kriss Kringle for theme and inspiration. Here are two solid choices, one in each of LI's counties:


Since Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill “popped” up in...

Read more »

Models and music make ‘Waves’ in Montauk

Items from the Milly swimwear collection are modeled

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

With the appearance of a respected musical luminary working as a DJ while surrounded by beautiful people and under a blazing sun, the “Sound Waves” party series officially began its run on Saturday at the Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk, 631-668-2112).

Scheduled to take place weekly on Saturdays until Aug. 31, it’s a seven-hour fete (noon-7 p.m.), and will feature live performances...

Read more »

Hamptons Full Moon Fest at Gurney’s Inn

A full moon. (June 23, 2013)

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

According to several sources, the July 2013 full moon (also known as the Full Buck Moon or the Full Thunder Moon) is expected to shine in its entirety on Monday, July 22. However, whatever significant portion of Earth's satellite will be visible Sunday, July 21, will have to do for everyone joining in at the Hamptons Full Moon Fest shindig starting at 6 p.m.

The location will be Gurney’s Inn,...

Read more »

Checking in with Hesta Prynn

Musician and DJ Hesta Prynn (Julie Potash-Slavin)

(Credit: Randy Scott Slavin /

On Saturday, July 20, the Sound Waves party is set to take place at the Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk, 631-668-2112, and the affair has indeed been making a lot of “waves,” as it is to see a turn from alternative/new wave legend Vince Clarke as a DJ.

However, the day will also feature a set from DJ Hesta Prynn – better known as Julie Potash-Slavin. If either of those names...

Read more »

Vince Clarke to spin in Montauk

Musician Vince Clarke

(Credit: Mute Records)

Even if you didn't spend the 1980s dedicated to synthpop, it is very likely you've heard – or danced to – a track or more involving the talents of legendary musician Vince Clarke.

His name isn't exactly a household word, but chances are you're familiar with acts such as Depeche Mode, Yaz (or Yazoo) and Erasure, especially if you grew up hanging out at the many alternative dance clubs that...

Read more »

Disco show at Aura in East Meadow

The cover band Disco Unlimited, here performing at

(Credit: Rob Rich/

Anyone who’s been currently cutting loose on dance floors can tell you – the beats are as fast and furious as ever.

Dubstep, electro and progressive house are the usual subgenres today’s DJs choose to spin, with most of that music previously whipped up by a producer in a studio. But if you like your jams performed live, in classic style, Aura in East Meadow has a bash rolling out on Friday,...

Read more »

'Zombies' soon to overrun Huntington

Some of the participants who took part in

(Credit: NYC Zombie Crawl)

It happens every Saturday night: people from around the Island head for Huntington Village.

Before going to patronize the many bars, restaurants and other attractions found down the town’s Main Street, it is customary to comb your hair, get dressed and for some, apply makeup.

On Saturday, July 20, the right move will be to go heavy — very heavy — on the makeup.

In fact, if you’re...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on exploreli

advertisement | advertise on exploreli