Life on Long Island
Ever wonder why pumpkin-flavored products are so popular in autumn? If so, you're not alone in your curiosity.
Any simple web search using the words “pumpkin” and “flavor” will turn up several offers for food and drink augmented by the winter squash -- and almost as many online articles that question why the arrival of September signals restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and other establishments...Read more »
Despite the fact that the once-blazing summer sun has recently begun its transition into a less-powerful autumn version, one can still go outside most clear September days and catch a tan – but of course, medical professionals tend to warn against such a skin-damaging undertaking -- so why not go out and get blue instead? Or green, maybe red or a combination of striking tones?
The Evelyn Alexander...Read more »
As it did in 2013, SPARKBOOM will once again host an afternoon street fair, giving all who attended a fresh opportunity to experience the sort of locally sourced art and music that the Huntington-based arts collective strives to nourish.
Created via the collaboration of nonprofit organizations (such as the Huntington Arts Council, Fotofoto Gallery, the Art League of Long Island and the Heckscher...Read more »
If new school R&B is your sort of sound, you may want to keep Saturday, Sept. 20, open as singer Jeremih has been scheduled to perform that evening at The Emporium in Patchogue.
Jeremih (aka Jeremih Felton) is a 27-year-old Chicagoan whose musical efforts receive regular local radio play, and should be familiar to LI club aficionados as his collaborations with such rap stars as 50 Cent...Read more »
Now that fall semesters at local colleges are underway, area students are already getting back to dealing with such mundane-to-unpleasant realities as the daily hunt for parking spots at school, the buying of textbooks, regular homework and steady sessions of studying – not to mention the stress associated with just having to get out of bed every morning.
However, those among the undergraduate...Read more »
Even the most casual of pub party observers would likely agree St. Patrick's Day is hands-down the biggest holiday for bar bashes, bar none. Unfortunately, for those among us who can't wait for the green clothes, drink deals, bagpipers, removable shamrock tattoos, cabbage, corned beef and copious crowds that tend to accompany related events held on March 17 is that -- as of this writing -- it is...Read more »
September can be somewhat of an adjustment period for those Long Islanders who enjoy partying outdoors — especially as the month’s summerlike temperatures tend to keep things hot enough to make open-air affairs still feasible.
Nonetheless, by the time October arrives, most happenings that count on warm weather will be shuttered until at least mid-2015 — with one of those doings being the weekly...Read more »
One of the most prominent events to take place anywhere on Fire Island, the annual Miss Fire Island Contest will be returning to Cherry Grove on Saturday, Sept. 6.
It’s the 49th edition of the competition -- a battle between several drag entertainers all vying to win monetary awards and such titles as Miss Fire Island, Miss Cherry Grove, Most Popular and Entertainer of the Year. The talent...Read more »
Actor Matthew Broderick has starred in several plays, films and TV shows, but when it comes to his defining role, the 1986 motion picture “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” may forever own that distinction.
Broderick’s turn as a teen who could outsmart anybody that might have stood in the way of his enjoying the greatest day of hooky in cinematic history has remained respected and popular — especially...Read more »
Despite the fact that temperatures for the week immediately following Labor Day (Sept. 1) are forecast to reach regular highs above 80 degrees, the imminent arrival of autumn is apparent in several ways — such as children returning to school, Hamptons hotspots preparing to close for the season and already on sale in department stores. However, for those who aren't ready to give up on summer-style...Read more »