Life on Long Island
With Presidents Day 2013 landing this Monday (Feb. 18), some of the Island’s livelier nightspots will be treating this Sunday (Feb. 17) like a “Saturday” — so if you are looking to take advantage of the three-day weekend in energetic fashion, here is a trio of spirited Sunday-scheduled soiree selections:
“Mr. Beery’s Annual Band Battle to end Cystic Fibrosis”
WHERE / WHEN: Mr. Beery's:...Read more »
With dozens of bars featuring flat screen TVs and thousands of sports fans across Nassau and Suffolk counties available to watch the tubes, there’s no shortage of pub parties built around the Super Bowl, college basketball’s “March Madness” tournament, the World Series — not to mention Ultimate Fighting Championship matches, the most current rage — but surprisingly, come February one of the athletic...Read more »
A new pub and eatery has recently opened its doors in Massapequa, and it offers a laid-back hang for grown-up Long Islanders looking for a fresh spot.
“We’ve seen a lot of ladies in here since we opened,” says John Marchisotto, the owner of American Social Kitchen & Cocktails (ASK&C), which officially arrived on Jan. 2 year in the space formerly home to the now-defunct Backpage Ale...Read more »
There’s no shortage of trivia contests to be found around the Island’s nightlife scene, and while these battles of wits are often fun, the thought of getting severely trumped by a competing master of minutiae can be enough to keep some out of the scrum. However, there are two Tuesday trivia events going down this week that revolve around questions that involve recent and popular data, so if you’d...Read more »
It’s a wise bet the average Long Islander won’t be venturing out for any reason during the impending blizzard – unofficially dubbed “Winter Storm Nemo” by The Weather Channel (and referred to as such on social media), not by the National Weather Service – but there are a number of late-night hangs in Nassau and Suffolk counties that have announced on Facebook that they are preparing to stay open,...Read more »
When one thinks of the celebrations that surround the arrival of the Chinese New Year, almost all will note the excitement generated by the lion dance.
Performed at many types of traditional Chinese cultural and spiritual celebrations, it involves dancers moving enthusiastically to pounding drums and crashing gongs, all the while within colorful, four-legged costumes (with two people per outfit)...Read more »
If you love going to clubs, dancing to the handiwork of DJs and dressing in trendy, classy clothing – be sure to thank those who made disco king back in the 1970s for creating that brand of nightlife.
While the current evening scene is somewhat more casual, and much of the music played is created electronically, a major reason the club scene and the sound we know today exists is because of...Read more »
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 »