Life on Long Island
Despite the fact that Halloween, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving bring big business to pubs and clubs, St. Patrick’s Day still inspires taverns like no other occasion – generating dozens of all-day bashes featuring music, entertainment and drink specials, with everything dressed in heavy green decor and fueled by lots of corned beef and cabbage.
Rarely are these festivities...Read more »
As the temperatures on LI continue to swing between winterlike and spring, it’s nice to know that some of the Island’s seasonal hot spots stand unfazed by Mother Nature's indecisiveness, and are getting ready to debut.
At least one Hamptons hangout has begun to show signs of life, as has a popular Fire Island venue – but now the list of summer stops gearing up for warmer days has expanded...Read more »
March has been an important month for some of LI’s seasonal venues, like Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, Dockers Waterside in East Quogue, and Rooftop 32 in Rockville Centre. These warm-weather destinations have either already opened or at least announced a business return scheduled to take place before April arrives.
Now one of Freeport’s waterside spots can brag that it too scoffs...Read more »
It’s a fairly tedious notion to rehash how cold the past few months have been, especially knowing that it’s still pretty frigid outdoors right now, only a couple of weeks from the Spring Equinox — but Long Island nightlife peaks when the temperature rises, so getting word from the Fire Island summer spot Surf’s Out that it’s already planning its 2014 inaugural events is not just worthy of note but...Read more »
For several hours on Sunday, March 9, the streets of Huntington Village were swarming with people of all ages as the Town of Huntington held its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration -- most notable for its parade, the largest held on LI -- and thousands attended, many wearing green clothing of all sorts.
However, on Saturday, March 15, a different kind of event will possibly bring large groups...Read more »
It shouldn't be much of a challenge to find spots hosting a St. Patrick's Day party on Long Island – as the holiday is arguably the mostused bar promotion of all – but for the most part, these events follow a similar (and very popular) plan: drink specials, corned beef, cabbage and live entertainment.
This year, Katie’s of Smithtown is adding something extra to its St. Patrick's Day merrymaking,...Read more »
Whether looking to lend support to the Nassau County arts scene or just in the mood to see and hear some really funky stuff, The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow has an event on the way that could be satisfying for both seekers of creative endeavors and modish parties alike.
On Sunday, March 23, the tavern will host an 11-hour stretch of live music, art expositions and more -- all organized...Read more »
Although the big pubs and nightclubs still count on standard stuff, underground sounds can be found on Long Island.
For the most part, LI venues that feature DJs still tend to stick to mainstream styles of music, (hip-hop, pop remixes, mash-ups and classic beats) but nights where the more unusual sorts of EDM spin (techno, dubstep, deep house and hard trance) exist as well – albeit with less...Read more »
When thinking of a March day used by local pubs to host special events in the name of a person prefixed by a title of beatification, it’s safe to say St. Patrick’s Day would first come to mind for most – and while that’s not wrong, there’s another such occasion – marked in a very different fashion, for a very serious cause.
Back in 1999, three Irish-American New Yorkers decided to turn their...Read more »
Had enough of the winter yet? It’s certainly been a memorable experience, whether due to the frigid impact of the polar vortex, the icy roads or the copious snow. However, there are signs that warmer times are soon to arrive, such as the onset of spring on March 20 — or for those whose social life is key, the official 2014 opening of Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday, March 1, an (extremely) early signal...Read more »