Life on Long Island
Like many styles of music, the demesne of dance can be broken down into several subgenres; one of which is soulful house.
Also known as deep house, it’s a departure from the sharp electronic samples and rapid-pounding bass blueprint followed by much of today’s modern dance production; instead it utilizes softer, relaxing elements to weave an earthy (yet still energetic) tone — and relies upon...Read more »
Whether one finds inspiration in the thrill of a quest, the chance to help support a local cause or just the prospect of possibly winning free drinks, some athletic local ladies have put together a challenge that might be a grabber for all the aforementioned: an LI-wide scavenger hunt.
Put into motion by the Long Island Roller Rebels -- the area’s all-female roller derby league -- this expedition...Read more »
As nightlife goes, a notable quality of the Long Island scene is how simple it can be for those who were club-minded during the early 2000s — not to mention the 1990s and even 1980s — to easily find regular events that still draw in that same, now-mature crowd. (Check HERE for some top options.)
However, despite the average age at such happenings, many of the DJs that play these parties tend...Read more »
It can be tough for Long Island fans of independent music to find a local indie show, as most LI venues tend to embrace cover bands and mainstream acts instead of the many offbeat and experimental artists that are frequently welcomed by venues located in city neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Bushwick and the Lower East Side.
However, a few indigenous spots do make a steadfast go of showcasing...Read more »
If you were wondering when some new Hamptons spots would be arriving this year, it seems that Bay Kitchen Bar will definitely be one making an early entrance.
Over the past few days, one traveling on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton can see -- upon passing the corner of Gann Road -- a sign declaring: “Bay Kitchen Bar…Opening April 17.” (This is an uncommon development, as new seasonal...Read more »
Leave it to one of Long Island’s coolest spots to find a way – as in “wayfarers” – to appropriately inject something simple and fun into an offbeat concept and make the mix jell.
Come Thursday, April 10, The Cortland in Bay Shore (a pub once deemed to be the coolest on LI by Newsday) is hosting its latest “Cortland Mortgage & Investment Co.” event, a bash where the bar gets decorated like...Read more »
He’s been known as “Mankind” and as “Cactus Jack,” but for the most part, people call him “Mick.”
Michael Francis Foley -- aka Mick Foley -- once made a local splash playing various sports as a member of Ward Melville High School’s Class of 1983 -- but as a professional wrestler, Foley became an international celebrity. Under his various pseudonyms, he won matches, tournaments and championships...Read more »
As of the first weekend in April, Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre officially opened for business.
Its actual arrival had been a point of nightlife discussion for most of the past year, starting when the tavern that was previously located at Parlay’s current address – McFadden’s RVC – announced it would be shuttering in May of 2013. Regularly drawing a young, raucous lot that interfaced...Read more »
It’s no secret that Long Island baseball fans don't always see eye to eye, as supporters of the Mets and Yankees can be found arguing about the greatness of the players and legacies pertaining to both Major League Baseball teams at games, in bars and on talk radio shows.
However, both sets of fans tend to have an affinity for former All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden – who won the 1985 National...Read more »
Now that St. Patrick's Day - the ultimate day for pub/club celebrating - has passed, the next focus for fun-seekers in 2014 is what’s doing for the summer season, despite the fact that its official starting point is still about two months away (with Memorial Day Weekend; this year it’s May 23-25, plus Monday, May 26).
Nonetheless, conversation concerning the possibilities has begun, and...Read more »