Life on Long Island
When it comes to the arts, Long Island has no shortage of concerts, galleries and other opportunities offering chances to see and hear the work of creative minds -- but in the case of live, local poetry, prospects for performances are much rarer. Of the venues that do provide stage space for spoken word, there are difficulties with scheduling and unenthusiastic audiences that can...Read more »
Celebrity DJs have always made stops to spin on Long Island, but few can offer the promise of a bigger party than Boris.
Boris (aka Boris Inzhin) was born in Russia, but is long-considered an NYC property due to his history of successfully working Manhattan’s mega-clubs, drawing thousands and thousands of people to his city events. Delivering dozens of intense sessions over a period of many...Read more »
It's not hard to imagine that the mind of an artist could be invigorated by views of Greenport Harbor. Peaceful yet heavily traveled by boats and ships, its entirety -- from the Greenport village docks to the horizon -- could serve as a solid subject for painters seeking inspiration.
Then again, if you feel it would only take two pints of Greenport Harbor to bring your brush to life, a trip...Read more »
Although the new year has just arrived, the nightlife scene is already saying goodbye to one of its longer-lived and popular spots.
Port Jefferson Village is easily one of Long Island’s busier areas when it comes to good times in the evening, and over the past decade one of the hallmarks of that particular scene has been the palpable energy coming from Port Jazz, a nightclub located at 201...Read more »
It’s common knowledge that New Year’s Eve is a night for parties, and just about every bar and eatery on LI that serves alcohol will live up to that expectation by hosting some sort of function designed to festively bid farewell to 2013.
But what about the Long Islanders wanting a good time that begins after the ball drops? Like around lunchtime?
For those among us who need fun to be...Read more »
In a time when misspellings are almost an expected occurrence (see social media posts and Long Island highway exits for examples), it’s easy to assume upon first seeing the sign for That Meetball Place in Patchogue that its orthographical error is to be yet another blow to the collective psyche of area English teachers – however, in this case it’s no mistake.
In fact, a quick check of the...Read more »
During the summer, talk of parties and things to do when out and about tend to lean heavily on happenings in the Hamptons, as the Island’s East End sees its most bountiful business between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Of course, that is common knowledge – but what many party people don't know so well is that, despite the departure of the seasonal Hamptons residents come September, there are...Read more »
With New Year’s Eve only days away, for those of us yet to make plans, time is definitely running a bit short.
Luckily, there are opportunities still to be found in Nassau and Suffolk counties, ranging from local pubs hosting laid-back get-togethers to upscale galas that are more ballroom than barroom – and in one instance, the personalities of both those possibilities can be found in one...Read more »
For those looking to go out and party late at night on Christmas Day, The Cortland in Bay Shore will be turning on its lights and opening for business at 8 p.m.
The Cortland will also be in operation on Thursday, Dec. 26, but on that occasion – despite the fact the doors will be open – the lights will not be on at all.
Problems paying the electric bill, you wonder? Not quite – in fact,...Read more »
If you are simply bubbling with holiday spirit that can't be denied, perhaps you should sing about it. Literally.
It’s not every day that one is asked to warble publicly, but if you feel your singing chops are worthy enough to deliver Yuletide classics competitively, consider heading over to The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow Monday, Dec. 23, where it will be hosting its first-ever Kriss...Read more »