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PangeaBed: Revolutionizing Mattresses, One Dream At A Time

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PangeaBed cofounder Martin Regueiro proudly stands beside a PangeaBed Talalay latex copper-infused mattress in a box ready to be shipped out to a customer. (Danielle Esposito / Long Island Press)

By Danielle Esposito

“We’re a custom mattress house,” says Mike Campbell, pointing to nearly 100 employees working an 80,000-square-foot factory floor in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Some meticulously snip threads while others swivel giant sewing machines with large spools to stitch together seams of multi-layered bedding. Still more pull quilted covers tightly across the tops of foam sheets while others oversee mechanical rollers flattening and wrapping the finished product for shipping—several of more than a dozen stops along an assembly line that produces between 800 and 900 handcrafted mattresses each day and prides itself on quality control.

“He’s going to send that one back now,” Campbell, vice president of systems and operations, whispers, as a nearby floor manager inspects a mattress, and dissatisfied with the fit of its cover, promptly sends it back up the line to be fixed. “Nothing slips by them.”

Mattresses and sleep products for dozens of companies are produced here, the newest being Long Island-based bed-in-a-box specialists PangeaBed.

It’s a tradition in pursuit of providing the best night’s sleep that dates back to the 1800s with the Simmons Bedding Company in Kenosha, Wis., through the 1930s with Bedding Discount Centers in Brooklyn—renamed Sleepy’s and relocated to Long Island in the ’70s—and up through today.

Yet what bedding giants like Sleepy’s did for the in-store mattress shopping experience then, PangeaBed strives to do for the bed-in-a-box mattress experience now—delivering high-quality mattresses directly to customers’ homes.

Where customers used to visit brick-and-mortar stores to feel the mattresses prior to purchase, modern-day, technology-savvy shoppers prefer the convenience of the online experience, reading reviews and conducting their own research prior to making their selection.

The dramatic rise of bed-in-a-box companies such as Casper, Leesa and YogaBed made longtime furniture retailers and manufacturers Joe Chadi and Martin Regueiro do a double-take.

“Joe saw what Casper was doing and was like, ‘You can do better than this, right?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely,’” recalls Regueiro, who cofounded PangeaBed with Chadi.

Growing up in the furniture business, Regueiro has harbored a passion for design and merchandising since his days helping his father run their family owned shops, which included locations in the Bronx, Astoria and Farmingdale.

“I’ve dealt with some of the best manufacturers in the world and designed products from scratch in our brick-and-mortar locations,” Regueiro says, with a smile. “I’ve built out 40-plus SKU mattress galleries for the stores that my family had, so—it’s in my blood. I feel comfortable.”


“Pangea is the supercontinent from eons past. It represents unity. It represents oneness. It represents togetherness, and the idea is that this is the one mattress company to be the answer to any sleeper type, and that’s how I’m developing the line.”


Since losing his father in 2012, Regueiro has longed to partner with someone who shares a similar Old World-style work ethic and devotion to his craft—qualities, Regueiro says, which bring out the best in him.

“It’s a different kind of man when you deal with somebody in a little bit of an older generation,” he explains. “They’re more handshake-oriented, they’re men of their word, they’re men of integrity, they’re tougher. They’re harder-edged. You have to work harder to please them. They’re not going to pat you on the back for every little thing, and I like that.”

Enter Chadi.

“I feel like Joe elevates my game,” he says. “[My father’s passing] was extremely difficult for me to deal with, and I’ve always been used to working with my father. So in a way, I look at Joe, and, I know he’s not my father, of course, but I look at him, the same generation, the same type of businessman, and I feel—at home.”

Regueiro’s excitement and genuine passion for crafting quality products is contagious.

“It’s incredibly fun designing and developing mattresses, because you deal with the fabrics and the materials and a proprietary mix for feel, and I love doing that,” he says.

Citing a commitment to create the highest-quality mattress on the market, Regueiro mixed and matched every aspect of the mattress-making process until he achieved perfection.

“From the type of glue that’s used, to the type of foam, to the type of tailoring, to the materials, to the design,” he explains. “I mean, everything from that particular welt edge to—well, you can even go back to the color—sourcing that particular pantone color for the lavender and the copper, that took time. And to manufacture the materials around that pantone color, coming up with the right pattern on the cover and the side panel, getting the right quilting on the top, figuring out the right foam to be quilted within the top.”

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A worker meticulously stitches a PangeaBed Talalay latex copper-infused mattress along the production line within a factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Danielle Esposito / Long Island Press)

Regueiro spent six months testing materials and manufacturers before he felt his mattress was ready, and it wasn’t until he discovered an extra-special component that he truly believed his bed could compete against the mega bed-in-a-box retailers.

That component? Talalay latex: a clean, natural latex foam rubber that undergoes a rigorous, multi-stage freshwater washing and testing process to ensure consistency.

“There’s all different kinds of foams that you can source,” says Regueiro. “There’s all different kinds of synthetic and hybrid foams. But at the end of the day, the best material was Talalay. It’s the cleanest process, it’s the best process. It’s natural.”

“It’s a natural material that you can tap right out of a tree,” he continues. “You pretty much whip it up and you can create beautiful, durable [latex]. It’s something that nature created and we are then adapting into a mattress. And that, I think, is the best way to go.”

Yet that wasn’t enough for Regueiro and Chadi. The PangeaBed duo wanted to raise the sleep-quality bar even higher, and so decided to create a second mattress line with another starring element: copper.

In the quest to help their customers sleep cooler, PangeaBed infuses real copper into their Talalay latex, which creates bedding that is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and possesses amazing cooling properties.

“I wanted to have something to offer somebody who wanted something a little bit better, a little bit more,” Regueiro recalls. “And copper, when you add it in there, it actually makes [the mattress] that much cooler, it actually makes it that much cleaner, and the hypoallergenic story was something that was very important to me.”

With all of these high-quality materials, the obvious million-dollar question becomes: How do you get such a luxurious mattress into a box?

The answer resides back at the warehouse in Jersey.

Once the PangeaBed mattress goes through its multi-step construction process, a conveyor belt transports it to a special machine that compresses it into a giant pancake. The machine then rolls up the mattress like a burrito, and seals it in airtight plastic. It’s then boxed and shipped right to customers’ doors.

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A brand new PangeaBed Talalay Copper-Infused mattress rolls off the assembly line in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Danielle Esposito / Long Island Press)

Opening the new mattress is always fun. A special PangeaBed safety opener enables customers to slice through its outer plastic wrapping without damaging the bed. The mattress then literally grows right before their eyes, sucking up air and fully expanding into its perfectly full plush size within half an hour.

Ensuring he could deliver such a high-quality mattress via a box was extremely important to Regueiro, who prides himself on “giving that bed-in-a-box customer a traditional mattress experience that they’re not getting [from the other guys].”

“I’m looking at a traditional mattress that they’re used to getting, that quality, and then figuring out how to get it into a box,” he explains. “It’s different. It’s quality first, box second. Not the box first, and what can come out of it. It’s important to me—the durability and duration of the product, and just, the beauty of it.”

Regueiro spent a lot of time examining his competitors in order to devise a superior model.

“When you look at the cover and the materials of the other guys, it was just a solution to go into a box, this was the best [they] could do to put [it] in a box,” he explains, “and I said ‘I want to make the best and see how we can get that into a box.’

“And we did,” he adds.

Like their well-rested customers, PangeaBed’s cofounders have big dreams. Regueiro hopes to build a brand that his customers can truly appreciate, one synonymous with quality, comfort, and an unparalleled night’s sleep.

He knows he has to work for it.

“I’m not going to get their trust and loyalty unless I give them something that’s truly better, so I’ve put everything I have into something better, and my ultimate expectation, I hope,” Regueiro explains, “is that they really experience better sleep and they recognize that this is a company in it for the long term.”

Regueiro hopes to expand PangeaBed’s copper line, eventually creating dog beds, foundations, encasements, sheets, and “really create a sanitary, hypoallergenic, cooling story around the element of copper.”

PangeaBed also offers pillows.

At the end of the day, Regueiro really just wants to bring people together, and deliver truly comfortable, supportive sleep. After all, that’s why he named the company PangeaBed.

“Pangea is the supercontinent from eons past,” he says. “It represents unity. It represents oneness. It represents togetherness, and the idea is that this is the one mattress company to be the answer to any sleeper type, and that’s how I’m developing the line.”

Featured Photo: PangeaBed cofounder Martin Regueiro proudly stands beside a PangeaBed Talalay latex copper-infused mattress in a box ready to be shipped out to a customer. (Danielle Esposito / Long Island Press)

[Disclaimer: PangeaBed is a client of Long Island Press’ parent company, Morey Publishing.]

‘The Freedom To Marry’ Gives Inside Look At Fight For Marriage Equality

Photo credit: Freedom to Marry/Facebook

For decades, gay civil rights leaders battled what seemed to be an insurmountable challenge to have the right to marry, to publicly express an oath to another person, and to live life on their own terms.

On June 26, 2015 that long struggle paid off. That’s the day the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, legalized same-sex marriage across the nation, ruling in a 5-4 vote that gay marriage bans were unconstitutional.

“The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, explaining the court’s decision. “This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.”

The Supreme Court’s decision was well-publicized, but the behind-the-scenes story of how same-sex marriage was legalized was only known to a few—until now.

The Freedom to Marry, a powerful, moving documentary which screens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on March 7, gives viewers an inside look into the long, arduous struggle for marriage equality, following Evan Wolfson, considered one of the leaders of the same sex marriage movement, and civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto.

Filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein reacquaints viewers with the history of the movement, then chronicles the battle that led all the way to that unforgettable June day in 2015.

All movements in history are led by people willing to stand up and fight despite the odds. And for those who succeed, like the leaders of the marriage equality movement (even though the fight continues), it’s important to remember not just the defining moments, but the small victories, setbacks and the perseverance along the way.

Rosenstein will also be making an appearance in person.

The Freedom to Marry. Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington. March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Members $11. Public $16. cinema

Related: Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages Across Nation

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events March 2 – 8

Taj Mahal
Blues legend Taj Mahal rocks LIU's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts with folk icon Arlo Guthrie on March 4! (Photo: Taj Mahal official Facebook profile)

Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
Based on author Helene Stapinski’s best-selling memoir, this powerful documentary chronicles her experience growing up in a Jersey City family often overwhelmed with petty criminals, crooks, corrupt politicians, murderers and mobster wannabes, at a time when it was the poster-child for 20th Century urban political corruption. Stapinski, director Steven Fischler and producer Rosanne Braun will be on hand for a Q&A, reception and book signing after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 2.

Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell made news last year when he announced at a Long Island Association speech that he had crossed the political aisle and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton over his party’s nominee, Donald Trump. Now that the country is a month into the Trump administration—a month defined by a fusillade of executive orders, a large number of leaks and a combative relationship with the press—Powell’s conversation at LIU Post promises to be worthwhile. The moderator for the evening will be former Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat from Dix Hills who retired last year and is now chairman of the LIU Global Institute, which focuses on foreign policy. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 2.

Andrew Dice Clay
The controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV for his infamous “Adult Nursery Rhymes” remains popular despite his critics. Who else can claim the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row? Die-hard fans of “The Dice Man” recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane or his autobiography The Filthy Truth. Come see why he’s still the self-proclaimed “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. March 2, 3.

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti
Long Island’s own Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti embodies the classy, consummate, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold image and infuses it with American pop. Upon discovering his untapped vocal talent in his teens, Sal first tried out for American Idol Season 14 and eventually he wowed judges on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, where he won Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer, ultimately placing fifth in the finale. The 21-year-old crooner will be singing classic tunes by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack. Opening the show is Robbie Rosen. He can croon until they swoon. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. Mar. 3.

Jonny Mac Band
Based on Long Island, The Johnny Mac Band plays blues, R&B, funk and reggae. In other words, all the best stuff to get you up in front of the stage and shake, shake, shakin’! Known for their high-energy jams and in-the-moment improvisations, these jazz masters make every gig an unforgettable, soul-soaring experience! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Mar. 3.

Piff The Magic Dragon
Wreaking havoc on stage to the delight of the audience with his Chihuahua sidekick Mr. Piffles (who has endured cannon-launching, lamination, levitation and a straitjacket), Piff the Magic Dragon delivers jaw-dropping magic tricks. Piff (real name John van der Put) has appeared in his magical dragon glory to perform comedy and magic tricks in front of audiences around the world at Radio City Music Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and soon, right near you! Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

Tommy James & The Shondells and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals
Known as one of the first acts to experiment with music videos in 1968, Tommy James & the Shondells created mini films of their songs 13 years before MTV hit the airwaves. With hits like “Hanky Panky,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover” and “Draggin’ The Line,” Tommy James has sold over 100 million records and has 23 gold singles. James and the Shondells combine their act with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, the “Best Soul Group To Come Out Of The 1960s.” Cavaliere continues to spread his messages of peace, love and happiness that landed him in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, with the Rascals producing hits like “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free.” It’s going to sound like top-40 radio all over again, minus Cousin Brucie. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Terry Lee Goffee is back by popular demand with his spot-on rendition of The Man in Black. The tribute show set list includes the late great crossover country star’s biggest hits, including “A Boy Named Sue,” “Ring of Fire,” and, of course, “Folsom Prison Blues.” Beats watching Walk The Line again for the 18th time! Not to be missed. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $26. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

Ghost Orchid
Native Long Island folk trio Ghost Orchid harmonize with acoustic and string instruments to create original songs that move and inspire. The band includes lead vocalist Gina Bechtold and vocalist/guitarist Zoe Speed, accompanied by violinist Dan Martinez. The result is pure magic. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

Celebrity Autobiography
Mario Cantone, Janeane Garofalo, Ralph Macchio and Jennifer Tilly act out other celebrities’ wild, hilarious and true memoirs in this night of nonstop laughter. As seen on Bravo, audiences experience the jaw-dropping vignettes performed from celebrity tell-alls: How Vanna White flips her panels, how Tiger Woods strokes his putter, Mr. T’s acting tips, and the most famous love triangle in Hollywood history. You mean you don’t know who they are? Then you better show up here! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $34-$59. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

Arlo Guthrie and Taj Mahal
This is a rare night of extreme music legends that is absolutely not to be missed! Folk icon Arlo Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he’s released since his debut album in 1967. Two-time Grammy Award-winning bluesman, singer and guitarist Taj Mahal, well, you’ve just simply got to see him to believe what he will do! He’s a living legend. Don’t miss this gig! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $43-$78. 8 p.m. Mar. 4.

New Music XII: The Parhelion Trio
The Parhelion Trio—Sarah Carrier (flute), Ashleé Miller (clarinet), and Andrea Christie (piano)—is a New York City-based, all-female ensemble dedicated to bringing contemporary music to diverse audiences through innovative programming. In 2016, The Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and was offered a one-year management prize. Their sound is sublime. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 8 p.m. March 4.

Fat Joe & Remy Ma
The Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and “What’s Luv?” He’ll be performing with fellow Terror Squad cohort Remy Ma. Surely, they’ll be doing their hit song “Lean Back,” along with many more fan favorites. This duo is dynamite. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25. 11 p.m. Mar. 4.

Joey Kola
This comic’s high-energy, spot-on punchlines and lightning-fast delivery assaults an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh, really, really hard. He always leaves everyone drunken with laughter, so be prepared to roar, uncontrollably. Your sides may be split before the evening is over. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 7:30, 10 p.m. Mar. 4.

The Chocolate Expo
People have been digging chocolate in this hemisphere since the Aztecs and the Mayans. Spaniard Conquistador Don Cortez took some cocoa beans back to Europe in 1528 and the rest is history. You don’t have to sail across the sea to enjoy this mouthwatering event. You’ll savor so many tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and more, from 35-100 local, regional and international vendors, combining that oh-sweet chocolate and food with a dash of fun! There will be unique exhibits, performances, demos and more! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $9-$20. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mar. 5.

How Sweet The Sound
Legendary gospel quartet The Blind Boys of Alabama toured continuously, amassing five Grammy Awards and winning universal acclaim since meeting in the 1930s. Now, as the group enters its seventh decade, they are as artistically vital as ever, collaborating with musicians like Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper and many others. As the surviving band members recount their unlikely success story, we see a rare, remarkable view of life on the road and in the studio with an inspiring group of renowned musicians. Q&A with Director Leslie McCleave follows the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $16. 1 p.m. Mar. 5.

Miriam Gardner-Engel
This local author will be reading passages from and signing copies of her new book I Love My Brother. Join Miriam, along with the President of Samaritan Daytop Family Association Irene Garone and Director of Education at Temple Beth El Diane Berg in a discussion of all things healthy, including saying “no” to drugs. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with copy of book. 1 p.m. Mar. 5.

Guiseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
A formidable vocal feast, Verdi’s historically based tale of illicit love, conspiracy and betrayal unfolds in a surrealistic, shadowy setting created by director Johannes Erath. This film screening will take place in the Concert Hall on the big screen. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Mar. 5.

Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney
Combining for a true Celtic experience, Irish musical ambassador Phil Coulter and “Irish America’s Favorite Son” Andy Cooney present an incredible live performance. Coulter’s Sea of Tranquility is the second-most popular album in all of Ireland, and his songs regularly top the Billboard World Music charts. Cooney’s memorable tenor has led to 19 albums, and he is featured in many successful bands, most currently The New York Tenors, who have twice sold out Carnegie Hall. Together, these two acclaimed Ireland-inspired voices represent the very best of Celtic music. Erin go Bragh! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 3 p.m. Mar. 5.

Larry Kirwan Ireland-A History in Song
Through a mixture of storytelling, acting and singing, Kirwan brings Irish history alive, with emphasis on the Great Hunger of 1847, emigration to America, the Celtic Revival, 1916 Uprising, and the recent “Troubles.” You’ll be introduced to and get to the heart of James Connolly, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Bobby Sands & Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, among many others. The show will include classic Kirwan songs, such as Black 47’s “James Connolly” and “The Big Fellah,” along with extracts from his plays and books, including “Mr. Parnell,” “Blood,” “Hard Times,” “A History of Irish Music,” and “Green Suede Shoes” in a seamless story that will entertain and educate. Wow. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $20-$25. 7 p.m. Mar. 5.

Ghost Bath
Black metal band Ghost Bath originated in North Dakota but is well known for false claims of being from Chongqing, China. The band falsified its origins in an attempt to protect privacy and promote universality in its music, and employs tremolo-picked guitars and harsh vocals to produce hits such as “Golden Number” and “Happyhouse.” Warming up the crowd are Amigo The Devil and Locus Mortis. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $12-$15. 7 p.m. Mar. 5.

Long Island Paint Nights
Nothing beats enjoying sips of your favorite wine while surrounded with close friends and family, melting away the stress and exploring your creative side by painting. Mondays are popular Paint Nights at venues all across Long Island, and luckily, the Press has compiled this amazing Long Island ‘Sip And Paint’ & ‘Paint Night’ Venue Guide for you to consult and locate the very best of the best at a bar, restaurant, or studio near you! Enjoy and sip and paint and melt the beginning of the workweek away! The glass is full and the canvas is empty. So pick up your brush and sip to your heart’s content. Venues all across Long Island. Various times. Mar. 6.

The Freedom To Marry
Co-presented by L.I. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the latest in Cinema Art’s “Out at the Movies” series, this important, powerful and inspiring film documents the untold story of how same-sex marriage became the law of the land, chronicling the decades-long battle of the movement’s architect, Evan Wolfson, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and key colleagues, all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Admission includes post-screening reception with filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein. A must-watch, for sure. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org
Members: $11; Public: $16. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 7.

Country Night
This all-ages music and jive spectacular combines line dancing instruction with Leslie Charlie playing all your favorite country music requests! Line dancing and sublime country music? Sounds like a truly unforgettable night! Yee-haw! 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $5. 7:30 p.m. March 8.

Rick’s Rising Stars
This phenomenal night of music for fans ages 16 and up with ID features a smorgasbord of up-and-coming bands including Retrofeelya, Taylor & The Apes, Spayyzee and Unlocking The Truth. Get ready to rock! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $10ADV/$12DOS. 7 p.m. Mar. 8.

Featured Photo: Blues legend Taj Mahal rocks LIU’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts with folk icon Arlo Guthrie on March 4! (Photo: Taj Mahal official Facebook profile)

Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III

NY Islanders Eye Possible Move to Elmont

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New York Islanders John Tavares shoots against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, May 11, 2013. (Photo by Joe Nuzzo)

By John Dundon

Some prominent sports executives are reportedly in talks with the New York Islanders’ owners about funding the construction of a new arena for the NHL team at Belmont Park in Elmont.

Potential investors include Sterling Project Development, Madison Square Garden Co. and private equity firm Oak View Group, Bloomberg reported Friday. Sterling is owned by the Wilpon family, who also own the NY Mets, while MSG is run by the Dolan family, who also own the NY Rangers and the NY Knicks. The news follows recent reports that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano met last fall with Islanders’ ownership to discuss the team returning to the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

“The public has been loud and clear that they do not want taxpayer dollars used to fund a sports team, and I believe the Islanders can return to their real home at the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum without taxpayer dollars,” said Mangano, who pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges in October. “While it’s certainly an interesting proposal for the Rangers to take ownership in the arena of an arch-rival, it would at least bring the Islanders back to Nassau County.”

The Islanders and Madison Square Garden Co. declined to comment. Sterling Project Development and Oak View Group did not respond to requests for comment.

National Hockey League rules permit the owner of a team to have a hand in another team’s arena, so long as that owner has no say in the day-to-day operations of the other team.

Reports surfaced last month that the Islanders appear to be preparing to leave the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they moved in 2015. Forrest City Ratner, whose subsidiary is renovating the coliseum and will operate it after it reopens in April, also owns the Barclays Center.

The renovations to the coliseum have cut the seating capacity to 13,000 for hockey games, which would be too small to house an NHL team by the league’s current standards. According to sources cited in Bloomberg’s original report on the Isles leaving Barclays Center, team ownership does not see a return to the Uniondale arena as feasible at this time.

Reports surfaced last year that the Isles were in talks with the Wilpon-backed Sterling Project Development in regards to building an arena on the Citi Fields grounds in Flushing. For now, attention seems to be focused on Belmont Park in Elmont. The property at Belmont is currently owned by the New York Racing Association and had been eyed for years as the potential home to a soccer stadium for the New York Cosmos.

One thing that Belmont has that the coliseum doesn’t: a Long Island Rail Road station. Yet the move to the Barclays Center already turned Isles fans’ game-time commutes from a relatively quick drive on the Meadowbrook State Parkway into an hour-long train ride, with a change at Jamaica station depending on the rail line, or a congested rush-hour drive into Brooklyn.

Although the move from Nassau to Brooklyn has made it considerably more difficult for LI-based Islanders fans to see their team play live, many of the team’s most loyal fans re-upped their season ticket plans when the team was bounced from Nassau.

A passionate fan base has done little to improve the Islanders ticket sales. The team currently ranks second to last in the NHL in average home attendance.

“I really just want the arena drama to be over and know where I’ll be able to watch home games for the next 25 years,” said Dan Hodgkiss, who’s had an Islanders season ticket subscription since 2011. “The Isles’ getting a new arena would fix that, so I’m all for it.”

Vanessa Carlton Is Coming to Bay Shore

 

Grammy-nominated artist Vanessa Carlton is making Bay Shore her local stop on her national tour as she plans to take the stage March 9th at YMCA Boulton Center. She’s already been selling out venues in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago.

A lot has changed for Carlton since her hit song “A Thousand Miles” garnered her a Grammy nomination. She has moved from New York City to Nashville, married husband John McCauley (Deer Tick) and had a baby girl.

Her last album Liberman, which came out in 2015, was critically acclaimed for showcasing Carlton’s continuing musical evolution. Her wistful vocals, poignant lyrics and simple instrumentation bring you intimately into her world and highlight a new side to this accomplished songwriter.

Rolling Stone said that Carlton had “refined her voice as a songwriter” on Liberman, her fifth studio album, which was “turning heads” for good reason. The Boston Globe said her creation put her “in a better place, artistically.” Pitchfork agreed that the Liberman was “excellent on its own,” adding that her voice is the “key attraction on songs that register between low-key pop, rock and folk.” It noted that “a million years ago,” she had released “A Thousand Miles,” which was “the pop song that launched a generation of piano lessons.” Pitchfork applauded Liberman for being “raw, muted, refreshingly weird.”

As she put it, “the whole message of the album is expressing a lot of philosophies about my life, peace, pain and happiness over the past ten years. I wanted this record to not only be very personal to me, but an expression of these ideas.”

Carlton values the connection between the artist and the audience, even if it means the performer has to be at her most vulnerable on stage, because when it works, it’s worth it.

This tour supports Carlton’s latest album Earlier Things Live, which just dropped in February. It honors her previous artistic work and features a compelling collection of live versions of her fans’ favorites like “A Thousand Miles” and “White Houses.” There’s also a special duet with John McCauley on the Deer Tick song “In Our Time.”

Clearly, the time is right for Vanessa Carlton.

She is slated to appear March 9 at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org

 

 

 

Retired Gen. Colin Powell to Speak at LIU Post

Retired Gen. Colin Powell made news last year when he went across the political aisle and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton over his party’s nominee, Donald Trump.

Now that the country is a month into the Trump administration—a month defined by a fusillade of executive orders, a large number of leaks and a combative relationship with the press—Powell’s conversation at LIU Post promises to be worthwhile.

The moderator for the evening will be former Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat from Dix Hills who retired last year and is now chairman of the LIU Global Institute, which focuses on foreign policy.

Powell’s time in public service spans more than a half-century. He served for two years as President Ronald Reagan’s national security advisor and as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Later, George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Secretary of State—a position that placed him in the middle of diplomatic efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Powell should be able to provide insight into America’s seemingly endless “War on Terror,” which the US is now fighting in at least seven countries. No doubt, there’s much more to discuss.

The event is slated for March 2 at 7:30 p.m. inside the concert hall at LIU Post’s Tilles Center. Single Ticket Prices: $55, $80, $110.

(Featured photo: Retired Gen. Colin Powell courtesy Department of Defense/Marvin Lynchard)

Andrew Dice Clay Returns for 3-Day Stint at The Paramount

Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice Clay

By Russo Millien

Chain-smoking, foul-mouthed funnyman Andrew Dice Clay, the polarizing comic who’s broken sales records and sparked boycotts, is performing three consecutive nights of his stand-up act at The Paramount in Huntington this week.

Fans should brace themselves as “The Diceman” takes them on a wild ride of politically incorrect, vulgar humor with occasional crowd participation. But don’t worry, it’s all in good fun.

“Comedy is comedy,” he told Buzzfeed. “I just made a bigger-than-life comedic figure. I wanted to give people a comedic hero.” 

Clay’s act got him banned from MTV when he did his infamous adult nursery rhyme routine during the channel’s 1989 video music award ceremony. His sexist humor has sparked protest by women’s groups and in 1990, Nora Dunn of Saturday Night Live walked off the show when it was hosted by him.

The Brooklyn native tells his critics that his stand-up act is just that: an on-stage persona meant to make audiences laugh, not a reflection of how he lives his life. His bit was spawned from his improv and impersonation work before he launched his stand-up career.

He boasts being the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. His resume includes a long list of TV, radio and movie appearances, including his starring role in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and recent memoir, The Filthy Truth.

He’s most recently been competing on My Kitchen Rules. But, considering he was the first contestant that Donald Trump fired from Celebrity Apprentice, fans should expect The Dice Man to make a few jokes about The Donald.

Andrew Dice Clay is scheduled to perform at The Paramount, which is located at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington. For more information, visit paramountny.com Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $99.50. The shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3.

10 Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras on Long Island

Long Islanders celebrating Mardi Gras need not travel to New Orleans to join in Louisiana’s epic annual Fat Tuesday festivities because local Cajun-style restaurants and bars also host events marking the occasion.

Try as they may, few establishments on LI are bound to throw parties as lively or serve food as authentic as these Cajun joints that have menus featuring crawfish, alligator and of course, jambalaya.

This year, the party starts on Feb. 28, regardless of whether revelers plan on participating in the Christian observance of Lent that starts the following day.

Louisiana Joe’s Sandwich Shop
488 Merrick Rd., Oceanside. 516-442-9838. louisianajoes.com
Serving breakfast and lunch dishes both inspired by Cajun and Italian favorites, co-owners of Louisiana Joe’s Sandwich Shop Terri Hanna and Joseph LoSchiavo demonstrate their passion for the taste of New Orleans. They are known for exceptional Po’boy sandwiches (made on heros and filled with anything from corneal crusted fried shrimp to braised beef), gumbo omelet with andouille sausage, Cajun boudin (traditional smoked sausage with rice), and an incredible muffuletta (a nod to LoSchiavo’s Italian roots) which is a sandwich stuffed with cold cuts, cheese, and olive salad. And any of the exceptional sandwiches served comes with a free dessert or side on Mardi Gras.

R.S. Jones 
153 Merrick Ave., Merrick. 516-378-7177. rsjones.com
Voted the Best Soul/Southern food on Long Island for 2017, R.S. Jones is known for its gator-andouille-black bean chili, crawfish remoulade, warm cornbread, Mama Pajamas Pork (slow roasted with cabernet orlean gravy), sweet bourbon catfish, bananas foster, and of course, king cake. In honor of Mardi Gras, the restaurant is also hosting a party with live music, face painting and specials.

Blackbird’s Grill 
553 Old Montauk Hwy., Sayville. 631-563-4144. blackbirdsgrille.com
With French Quarter grade gumbo, jumbalaya aplenty and a homey atmosphere, Blackbird’s Grill is upping their normal game with a special Mardi Gras menu including shrimp n’ grits, buttermilk fried chicken, double cut pork chops with caramelized apples, and much more. This menu also includes specialty cocktails.

Big Daddy’s Restaurant
1 Park Ln., Massapequa. 516-799-8877. bigdaddysny.com
This place takes Fat Tuesday so seriously it holds a “Mardi Gras Madness Week” celebration featuring seven nights of live music and specials, culminating in a massive feast featuring a full buffet, music and costumes. With a welcoming feel, festive atmosphere and a large menu changing daily full of Cajun comfort food, Big Daddy’s is known as the go to place for a Cajun Creole Fix. Big Daddy’s offers a variety of Cajun specialties, from seafood dishes such as Motor Mouth Stuffed Shrimp and Jambalaya to Vieux Carre Pork and Waffles and BBQ Beef Po’Boy. Patrons be warned: This restaurant goes full-on Cajun with the spices.

The Bayou
2823 Jerusalem Ave., Bellmore. 516-785-9263. bayou4bigfun.com
The week-long Mardis Gras party continues with Cajun eats and live music at this lively eatery with great ambiance. A go-to for the right atmosphere to “get you in the Mardi-Gras mood,” this small and quirky restaurant serves strong drinks and has a lively bar scene, catering to a less child-oriented crowd. With creative food/drink presentation and an authentic feel, this is among the most festive places to celebrate.

Storyville American Table Restaurant
43 Green St., Huntington. 631-351-3446. storyvilleamericantable.com
Storyville is also hosting pre-“Mardi Gras Madness” celebrations culminating with a big celebration on the day itself. With an authentic and sophisticated feel, Storyville American Table Restaurant gives a true Louisiana experience. Committed to fresh food, this eatery boasts homemade pickles, authentic house sauces and house-ground meat for their burgers. This lively spot caters to all tastes with a large varied menu and is great for a night out. Dishes not to miss include the gumbo, beignets, catfish and mussels.

Treme Blues and Jazz Club
553 Main St., Islip. 631-277-2008. tremeislip.com
One of the few intimate upscale live music venues of its kind on LI, named for the French Quarter neighborhood where jazz was born, this Blues bar is normally open Thursday through Sunday—except for their epic annual Fat Tuesday party. Headlining this year’s show is the Gulf Coast-inspired Dave Clive’s Nawlins Funk Band. Although the club is more known for their music than their food, specials on cocktails, Gumbo and Mardis Gras King Cake are among the mouthwatering items on their menu that includes small plates and desserts. There will be beads!

Biscuits and Barbeque
106 East 2nd St., Mineola. 516-493-9797. biscuitsandbarbecue.com
The weekend-long Mardis Gras festivities at this diner-style eatery consist of specials on Crawfish Pie, Alligator Ribs, Louisiana Smothered Shrimp, Gator Sausage and Mardis Gras King Cake, plus too many more to list here. A casual joint housed in a converted trailer, this neighborhood haunt is a cosy spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner in a lively atmosphere. Dishes not to miss include the biscuits and gravy (but be warned, get this to share—it is huge), the brisket, the mac n cheese and the shrimp po’boy.

Mara’s Homemade
236 West Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-682-9200. marashomemade.com
Mara’s is a Cajun barbeque joint great for casual eats, with must-have dishes including the crawfish-stuffed baguette, lobster, gator bites (yes alligator!) and the andouille crusted tilapia. The owner herself often comes to check in on patrons, contributing to the hospitable atmosphere. Don’t forget to save room for their famous bluegrass pie, homemade beignets and fresh seasonal fruit pies as a delicious way to have an authentic Mardi Gras experience. Specials and beads are on tap for the big day!

Nawlins Seafood Co.
301 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. nawlinsseafood.com
So, this place won’t give the Nautical Mile a taste of The Big Easy until they reopen for this spring. But, their sister restaurant, Rachel’s Waterside Grill, will host a Mardis Gras party featuring samples of the Nawlins Seafood Co.’s menu, including gumbo, jambalaya, catfish, hurricanes and more. 

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

–Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events February 23 – March 1

Long Island concerts
Legendary jazz fusion masters Spyro Gyra groove YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24! (Photo: Spyro Gyra official Facebook profile)

Cabaret
Legendary actor Joel Grey hosts a rare “big screen” presentation of Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, the scintillatingly original musical drama about decadence in 1931 Berlin as the Weimar Republic was about to be swept away forever by Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. The movie, which premiered in 1972, earned Grey an Oscar for his role as the leering, sneering Emcee of the seedy Kit Kat Club, where the vulnerable performer, Sally Bowles, was played by Liza Minnelli—Judy Garland’s daughter—who won an Oscar, too. The film, based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories, earned eight Oscars in total. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $49-$59. 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

David Duchovny
The actor best known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files is holding off on chasing TV aliens and strapping on a guitar as he takes his band on the road to promote his debut rock album, crash-landing on LI. David Duchovny did not play the six-string until his 50s, but the actor, writer and director had enough material to put together Hell or Highwater, his first album, which dropped in 2015. Duchovny, who blends country, folk and alternative rock, is expected to also unleash some new tracks of what has been sometimes described as “Dad Rock.” Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$150. 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

Steve Hackett
This guitarist for seminal prog rock band Genesis is playing all the band’s hits, including “The Musical Box,” “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” and “Supper’s Ready” as his world tour stops on Long Island. Aside from the classics, he’s also been performing some of the gems he had to sacrifice. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

Carnifex
This deathcore band takes its name from the old English word for executioner, a fitting exemplifier of their fiercely morbid style. With hits like “Lie to My Face,” “Drown Me in Blood” and “Slit Wrist Saviour,” Carnifex stands out for their savage live performances, aiming to give fans a true out of body “experience” that will never be forgotten. Warming up the crowd are Fallujah, Rings of Saturn, Lorna Shore, She Must Burn and The Machinist. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $18-$20. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Triton Fights 1
New York’s two biggest promoters merge to create a competition pitting the best MMA athletes against each other for epic fights. The main events are Gotti vs. Wolter fighting for the Welterweight Title and Olcott vs. Larkin for the Featherweight Title, with other pairings being Puglia vs. Razuri, Della Rocca vs. Levi, Pierro vs. Picciano, Maldonado vs. NASR, and Quinones vs. Dugwen with more fights TBA. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $49.99-$999. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Howie Mandel
Known for his television hosting, his role on ER and his judgeship on America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel takes his dynamic presence to a new level with his entertaining comedy, which he dials up depending on the audience. With adult-ears only humor, Mandel crafts a show based on audience interaction, keeping the crowd in stitches with his sardonic humor and his acerbic wit. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Spyro Gyra
American Jazz fusion legends Spyro Gyra will perform their R&B, funk and pop-infused jazz hits to a delighted audience. This prolific group, which has released over 30 albums that sold more than 10 million copies, is a blast on the road, thriving in their live performances. Will they perform their top hits, like “Shaker Song” and “Morning Dance”? Only one way to find out! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Marcia Ball and The Subdudes
These two New Orleans-based music acts get LI in the mood for Martis Gras! Ball is known for singing the blues while playing the piano. The Subdudes blend jazz, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. Bound to be one truly unforgettable night! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $49-$65. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Unforgettable Fire & 42
These two tribute bands pay homage to a pair of the best current music acts from across the pond. Unforgettable Fire, named for U2’s fourth album, will play the best of the iconic Irish rock group. And 42, named for the popular Coldplay song of the same name, performs tunes by the British alt-rockers. Prepare to be wowed. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

De La Ghetto and Alex Sensation
Puerto Rican reggae singer/songwriter De La Ghetto known for hits like “Pegate!” “Siete El Boom” and “Tu y Yo” partners up with Colombian DJ Alex Sensation for a wild night. Both known for partying, dropping wild beats and infectious personalities, these two Latin artists and party animals lead crowds in a crazy night of fun. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Feb. 24.

Jim Florentine
Comedian and co-host of of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, Florentine’s wicked jokes will make audience members roll with laughter. He’ll relate to your everyday problems with an angry twist as he tells his view on society. He holds no punches and isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. Be prepared to laugh at get dark with his humor. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 8:30, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

Aaron Tveit
First known for TV appearances like Gabe in Next to Normal and Tripp Van der Bilt in Gossip Girl, this actor and singer eventually made a name for himself in the Broadway community with performances in Rent, the creation of Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can, Grease Live! and the film version of Les Miserables. Now back on TV with a role in BrainDead, Tveit brings his singing talents to live audiences with covers of rock songs and Broadway tunes. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$65. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.

Billy Mira and The Hitmen
A Vegas-style modern Americana big band (with a bit of edge), Billy Mira and the Hitmen perform hits by Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Queen and the Stray Cats between comedy bits and Billy’s celebrity impressions. The band brings rollicking fun and humor to any event, so this is bound to be an extraordinary gig of extraordinary songs and knee-slappin’ hilarity! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $20. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.

Wonderous Stories – The Concert for Bangladesh Re-visited
In memory of George Harrison’s famous concert for Bangladesh in 1971 at Madison Square Garden, the band Wonderous Stories will perform the concert right on the late Beatles guitarist’s birthday. It’ll be night to remember, complete with the sitars and other Indian instruments. Money from the event will go toward The Cancer Society in memory of George Harrison. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $32-$47. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.

Best Worst Things That Ever Could Have Happened
Acclaimed theater director Lonny Price’s acclaimed new documentary explores the creation of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and charts the journey of the original cast in the 30-plus years since the musical debuted on Broadway in 1981. The original, much-ballyhooed production was panned by the critics and closed after just 16 performances, but went on to attain musical theater legendary status. Original cast members cast members Mana Allen and Paul Hyams discuss the film after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
Classic good ‘ole grassroots-country and blues is in the house whenever these Grammy winners step onstage. It’s the tenth year anniversary for the duo’s full-length: Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby LP, which featured covers of hits like Rick James “She’s a Super Freak.” They’ll be new tunes to love and old classics to enjoy for the night. Splintering fast tempos will be sure to have feet stomping and dance floors collapsing to this feel-good music. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $35-$65. 7:30 p.m. March 1.

Andrew Dice Clay
The controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “adult nursery rhymes” remains popular despite his critics. Who else can claim the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row? Die-hard fans of “The Dice Man” recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane or his autobiography The Filthy Truth. Come see why he’s still the self-proclaimed “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. March 1-3.

Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Russo Millien, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III

Featured Photo: Legendary jazz fusion masters Spyro Gyra groove YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24! (Photo: Spyro Gyra official Facebook profile)

Sonic Drive-In Opens in Valley Stream

Sonic Drive-In Valley Stream Green Acres Mall

By Suzanne Monteverdi via QNS.com

Burgers, shakes and roller skates!

A new Sonic Drive-In location officially opened for business within the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Monday, Feb. 20.

Sonic Drive-In serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a selection of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and sides, as well as an assortment of milkshakes, frozen drinks and sodas. The fast-food chain is known for its 1950s drive-in style, which enables customers to order their meals from their cars and have it delivered by servers on roller skates.

The new Sonic is located within the shopping center at 2034 Sunrise Highway and will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The fast-food joint has one other location further east on Long Island in North Babylon, which opened up in 2011.

Green Acres Mall is home to more than 150 stores and restaurants, including Macy’s, Best Buy and Target. For more information about the location, call 516-561-1157.

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