Life on Long Island

DJ Boris coming back to LI

DJ Boris (aka Boris Inzhin) will be spinning

(Credit: JonPaul Pezzo | TRUST US ENTERTAINMENT )

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...

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Drink & Draw: paint plus pints

The Cortland in Bay Shore. (Dec. 22, 2013)

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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...

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Port Jazz closing its doors

The exterior sign of Port Jazz lights up

(Credit: John Griffin)

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...

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New Year’s Day pajama jam at The Beach House

Bartenders serve at the bar at The Beach

(Credit: Jin Lee)

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...

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Meeting and meatballs at That Meetball Place

The sign over That Meetball Place in Patchogue.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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...

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A 1920’s-style New Year's Eve bash with modern beats

The Cuddy is an American gastropub on Main

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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...

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‘Mystical New Year’s Eve' at The Coral House

The Mystic is a cover band that plays

(Credit: BRNY)

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...

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Power Failure Party at The Cortland

Candles are the only form of illumination allowed

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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,...

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The Kriss Kringle Christmas Carol Karaoke contest

The entrance to The Nest Bar & Lounge

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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...

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The return of Winterfest

The 2013 holiday card from podcasters “The Beer

(Credit: The Beer Amigos)

It was the very end of 2010 when The Cortland in Bay Shore first arrived on the LI nightlife scene, offering events and parties not often found elsewhere on the Island.

Fast-forward to now and the pub is still going strong, with a number of those unique promotions and events (such as Rock-Paper-Scissors tournaments, film screenings and art showings) transforming from novel get-togethers into...

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