Life on Long Island
After a final blowout to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Middle Country Beer Garden (MCBG) closed its doors for good on May 5.
MCBG originally took over the space formerly home to the Centereach extension of Mulcahy’s in Wantagh (3232 Railroad Ave., 516-783-7500) back in early 2012, and in its beginning stages was working via a joint partnership with Mulcahy’s. However, it soon became a completely...Read more »
This may come as a surprise to some, but Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "The Fifth of May") does not amount to a major, nationwide celebration in Mexico. The holiday does exist, as it marks the defeat of the French army during the 1862 Battle of Puebla — but for much of the nation south of the U.S., the day does not involve the throwing of massive bashes. However, on this side of the border,...Read more »
When it comes to hip-hop, Long Island figures prominently as a part of the genre’s history; acts such as Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, EPMD, Method Man, Busta Rhymes (and his former group Leaders of the New School), Keith Murray – as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Public Enemy – all hail from either Nassau or Suffolk County.
Needless to say, with all of those MCs and DJs hailing from...Read more »
With Memorial Day Weekend approaching quickly, it won’t be long before the Hamptons nightlife crowd is buzzing about what events will be the “must-attends” for the season. Among those affairs will certainly be several charity and fundraising happenings, and for anyone looking for a soiree to serve as a warm-up to the many gatherings to come, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce has a solid function...Read more »
It’s possible you may have noticed some signs stuck into the ground this past weekend while driving through Woodbury, Huntington or other neighborhoods in that area -- as several short, knee-high ads were especially noticeable, jutting out of curbside lawns.
This is, of course, nothing new – as often political candidates, landscaping companies and other Island initiatives frequently jam similar...Read more »
During the past few years, a crop of creative-minded bars have opened on Long Island -- pubs that pass on simply serving drinks, hosting bands and providing a place for pool. These spots, while virtually standard in city boroughs like Brooklyn and Manhattan, are still fairly rare on LI . . . but their numbers are slowly increasing.
Today, hangs like The Cortland in Bay Shore (27 W. Main St.,...Read more »
The Bunk House is Patchogue is currently one of the Island’s main stops for LGBT nightlife, and it plays host to drag shows on a frequent and regular basis. Most of the time, these events are thrown simply to entertain, but this weekend there’s a program scheduled to amuse while also helping to support a special cause.
It’s being called “Cancer Is a Drag,” and on April 28, the Bunk House stage...Read more »