Life on Long Island
It’s always risky to crown a yet-to-happen event as “the ___ of the year” -- but if the acts scheduled to appear at that particular occasion are either legendary or currently hot (or both), it makes such a designation a lot less likely to wind up as hyperbole.
For example, on Aug. 19, the All For The East End (AFTEE) group is throwing a dance party, and it could very well end up being the...Read more »
When it comes to nightlife and good times on the Island, deciding where to go often involves a search for “what’s new” or “what’s hot” -- with many bars, clubs and restaurants arriving with a flourish then fading away within a few years of opening.
Then again, among the hundreds of spots that have come and gone, there are a few that seem to have “always” been there, surviving for not just...Read more »
No, those dozens and dozens of people dancing -- minus music -- on the sandy dock deck of Bracco’s on the Nautical Mile in Freeport are not suffering from a heat-induced delirium (or a delirium caused by anything else), but are in fact taking part in a sort of party that rarely takes place on LI.
It’s called “quiet clubbing.”
In the never-ending battle between respect for a neighborhood’s...Read more »
Although his latest major role before a camera was his performance during the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” for many, actor Ralph Macchio will always be the hero of the 1984 classic film “The Karate Kid.”
Macchio has appeared in other memorable hits -- such as “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) and “The Outsiders” (1983) -- but looking back at the career of the Huntington native, it’s...Read more »
It’s no secret that there are unusual, offbeat happenings that are unique to Manhattan – and when you are a devout night scene explorer based here on LI, it almost always takes a journey into NYC to experience endeavors of that ilk.
However, come the summer, when much of the city’s out-and-about crowd makes the Hamptons its warm-weather destination, Long Island receives “pop-up” (as in a temporary...Read more »
Ever since Sugar Dining Den and Social Club opened in Carle Place during the spring of 2011, it has served as both a lauded stop for dinner and as an absolute must of a nightclub. However, anyone looking to make a stop at Sugar this summer is going to have to rethink their plans, as it won’t be available for good times until sometime in September.
The spot’s “summer vacation,” so to speak,...Read more »
For the many people who think of surfing as not just fun but rather as a way of life, it's no secret that plenty of girls and women alike love to ride the waves. However, the predominance of the sport’s media coverage tends to focus on the male stars and participants, which can give the impression that the activity is mainly a dude’s doing. But this coming weekend, female enthusiasts – and female...Read more »
Back when mixtapes were a popular courting method, Maxi Priest’s music was often a staple of many a romantically inclined playlist.
Of course, modern tuneful wooing tends to involve jump drives and iTunes, but during the early 1990s, a common way to send a personalized musical message was to make a compilation via CD-to-tape recording – and at that point in time, Mr. Priest was topping the...Read more »
With a scheduled lineup of celebrity performers and guests, the annual “Art For Life” gala is set to bring its usual massive party — and a very choice after-party — back to the Hamptons on Saturday, July 27.
Set to kick off at 6 p.m. at Fairview Farms (69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton), it's a benefit for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF), an organization dedicated to introducing...Read more »
Perhaps it’s due to the wilt-inducing heat wave that took place a few days ago -- or maybe it’s just a coincidence -- but some of the Island’s hot-weather hot spots are doing “Xmas in July” parties this week, events that lean on Kriss Kringle for theme and inspiration. Here are two solid choices, one in each of LI's counties:
Since Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill “popped” up in...Read more »