Besides a host of haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, Halloween season sparks loads of frightfully fun festivities across Long Island, from prize-winning costume contests to spooky parades and much more spine-tingling sensations to raise the spirits. Here's your guide to the dozens of spooky fun events taking place across Long Island this Halloween season.
The Doobie Bros., Switchfoot & Squeeze rock The Paramount; Sergio Mendes, Engelbert Humperdinck, Charlie Puth, Les Brers & Peter Frampton wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Dope levels Revolution Bar & Grill; 'Shadows of Liberty,' 'Madman' & The Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival screen at Cinema Arts Centre; Vetstock invades The Emporium; Lucy Kaplansky serenades YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts; Jo Dee Messina grooves at Patchogue Theatre; Gilbert Gottfried cracks up Governor's; Kenny Loggins shares stories at Book Revue; annual Oyster Festival rolls into Theodore Roosevelt Park; inaugural Queens Beer Festival taps Long Island City; & so much more!
Long Island has a pressing need for affordable housing, and the key question is: How can we address it quickly on a regional basis? There must be more varied housing options for all Long Islanders, but the challenge is to provide those choices Island-wide when zoning decisions are made locally. Hopefully, we can build a strong consensus around some key principles, which can then be adopted in enough localities for it to have a region-wide impact.
Jordan Rothstein’s unleashes his jazz-folk-rock masterpieces at Treme Blues & Jazz Club, the Hamptons International Film Festival invades the East End, Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen rock The Paramount, Johnny Rivers and Eric Burdon & The Animals rip up NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Graham Nash wows Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Riot In Riverhead bodyslams Suffolk Theater, Mike Stud floors The Emporium, Kataklysm destroys Revolution Bar & Grill, Guy Fieri dishes up 'Family Food' at Book Revue & so much more!
The Violent Femmes, Bad Religion, Against Me! and George Thorogood and the Destroyers rock The Paramount, Taking Back Sunday plays Revolution Bar, Cinema Arts Centre marks the 10-year anniversary of 'Idiocracy,' Gladys Knight serenades NYCB Theatre at Westbury, José Feliciano wows Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts, and so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
Pundits may disagree about who’s declared winner of the presidential debate at Hofstra University, but Patchogue-based Blue Point Brewery scored countless bipartisan fans by recreating a founding father’s beer for the occasion.
It's a week of comedy on Long Island with a star-studded cast of jokesters taking the stage. Among this week's acts are: Adam Ferrara, Frank Caliendo, plus D.L. Hughley and Charlie Murphy. Also, 1776 opens at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport.
Ashanti and Ja Rule join forces at The Emporium, Norm Macdonald cracks up Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Charlie Daniels Band plays NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Buckcherry, Candlebox & Sons of Texas rock The Paramount, the 2016 Walk To End Alzheimer's raises much-needed funds and hope at Belmont Lake State Park, and so much more to see and do this weekend on Long Island!
A diverse team of runners dubbed The Selden Hills Warriors band together to battle the unforgiving "Hills of the Seven Sisters" aka "Then Seven Beasts," a harrowing set of steep climbs ascending upwards through the communities of Selden and Farmingville, often conquering not just the elevated terrain, but achieving personal triumphs along the way, too.
There is no place on the East Coast where multifamily housing development is as difficult to build as Long Island. This obstruction puts the region at a great disadvantage, because multifamily housing in walkable settings is now in great demand. Fortunately, LI does have a lot of available space to develop near Long Island Rail Road stations.