Life on Long Island
The Hula-Hoop is often identified as something used by children for fun, or as a historical footnote as a fad during the 1950s – but today, for some the hoop has become an adult and modern obsession, and are using the large rings for more than just playtime.
Web-search “hooping” (that’s the preferred term, instead of “Hula-Hooping”) and “New York,” and classes, workshops, gatherings and performances...Read more »
Although it’s been over three months since superstorm Sandy struck Long Island, the recovery effort — while already under way — is still far from being completed.
As one might have expected after hearing of all the flooding and devastation caused by the storm, Fire Island experienced some of the heaviest destruction, being a barrier island it took the full impact of Sandy’s wrath. Ranging...Read more »
In the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever,” young John Travolta is adamant about how flawless his hair is to look in order to properly arrive at a discothèque in Brooklyn -- a cinematic reference to a signature real-life nightlife precursory undertaking during those days. And although house, hip-hop and EDM have since replaced the boogie fever of the 1970s on today's club circuit, a similar circumstance...Read more »
During the summer, Greenport is alive with tourists and travelers, all of whom combine with seasonal dwellers and locals to make for one of the more festive areas Islandwide. However, during the winter, the neighborhood calms down significantly -- with only a few local residents to be found on its streets, attempting to brave the whipping, frigid winds the waterside town sees every year at this...Read more »
If you considered the 1990s your personal heyday for play – or just want to get a taste of what used to be done for fun – the Leaky Lifeboat in Seaford has a bash this weekend that is heavy on both 20th-century attitude and hand-eye coordination.
On Sunday, the ‘Leaky – one of the Island’s hippest hangs – is hosting a foosball tournament, which will in turn be backed by the availability of...Read more »
Although not often found on the Island, club-style brunches are fairly common in NYC.
These events involve, naturally, a midday meal and such signature drinks as mimosas and Bellinis -- but what sets these functions apart from other typical brunch offerings is the presence of a DJ – not just the kind that plays background beats, but the sort of mixer usually found working nightclubs, drawing...Read more »
Ask year-round living, fun-seeking Hamptonites what they think of “HarborFrost,” and chances are you’ll receive a rave review.
It’s one of those happenings that seems to evade the attention of many Long Islanders east of Westhampton Beach, but this weekend-long festival – returning for its third year – is certainly worthy of the entire Island’s attention.
Based in Sag Harbor, it’s an...Read more »
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving many of us an extra-long weekend, this Monday may seem a lot like Sunday -- and if you’re someone who believes Sunday is a good day to get out and party, then it stands to reason that Monday, Jan. 21, might be considered a night for fun.
If so, Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village, which has already been running a Monday party for many...Read more »
The overall scene that includes DJs, dance music and nightclubs may be international, and New York City is a capital of that global circuit, but Long Island — with its frequent events at area venues, arenas and in the Hamptons — also plays a major part.
Local DJs certainly add to the Island’s nightlife stature, as there are homegrown talents that not only have strong followings and are recognized...Read more »
The entertainer, performer, promoter and host known as Mickey B is best-known for putting together shows that feature classic pop and rock artists.
However, while doo-wop acts and esteemed crooners from the 1950s and 1960s might be the norm for Mickey’s get-togethers (such as his upcoming event, the “Golden Oldies Winter Spectacular” with The Brooklyn Bridge, set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at...Read more »