Punctuating Long Island's smorgasbord of communities are a variety of lively downtowns—characterized as popular local centralized hubs comprised of all the aforementioned businesses and attractions renowned for their wide range of exceptional cuisines, activities and tourist destinations. The following is a list of some of Long Island’s most popular and well-known downtowns, along with some of their top highlights, all well worth a visit with friends, family members, loved ones, and/or simply perfect for solo excursions to explore, learn about, and ultimately, embrace. Here’s the Ultimate Guide to Long Island Downtowns.
Long Islanders can view the pitfalls of the American health care system firsthand at screening of 'Fix it: Healthcare at the Tipping Point' at Cinema Arts Centre on Sunday, April 9.
Stevie Nicks rocks NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; Kevin James cracks up The Paramount; Vanilla Fudge wows Suffolk Theater & so much more!
Kevin James, the famed comedian currently starring in the CBS sitcom 'Kevin Can Wait,' is hitting The Paramount in Huntington for two days next week as part of the venue’s comedy series, with a third show added later in the month due to popular demand.
Based on George Orwell’s presciently terrifying novel, the movie by writer-director Michael Radford stars Richard Burton as a villain, Suzanna Hamilton as a romantic, and John Hurt as Winston Smith, a dutiful drone in a totalitarian state, who begins to fathom the depth of his oppression by a government that he always took for granted. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 at nearly 200 independent art-house movie theatres across the country and several internationally, with a post-film discussion at the Cinema Arts moderated by Prof. Marty Haas, who teaches American history at Adelphi University. The date of the screening is especially relevant because it was on this day that Smith began his rebellion by making his first entry in his forbidden diary. It’s what Big Brother’s Thought Police would call a “thought crime” because they don’t want anyone thinking independently. Smith’s job at the government’s Ministry of Truth had been to rewrite history, eliminating inconvenient truths and erasing incongruent facts. For some reason, he suddenly woke up.
Billy Joel rocks inaugural gig at newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; Lisa Loeb wows YMCA Boulton Center for Performing Arts; The Beach Boys floor NYCB Theatre at Westbury & many more amazing Long Island concerts & gigs all week!
Just like backyard BBQs and trips to the beach, it wouldn’t be summer on Long Island without children’s summer camp adventures. From traditional day camps and sleepaway camps to genre-specific camps for kids interested in sports, science or the arts, there is no shortage of fun to choose from. What follows is a guide to summer camps on Long Island!
Grateful Overkill, Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 26” & Trace Adkins wow The Paramount; Bob Saget, The Temptations & The Four Tops, & Larry The Cable Guy invade NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Underground Horns groove Treme Blues & Jazz Club; Laser Spectacular featuring The Music of Pink Floyd, Last In Line & Rising Up Contemporary Christian Concert mesmerize The Space at Westbury; Joe Matarese cracks up Governor's Comedy Club; Dar Williams amazes YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, & so many more amazing Long Island concerts & events all week long!
LeAnn Rimes serenades Patchogue Theatre; Against Me! rocks The Paramount; Marc Cohn wows YMCA Boulton Center & more amazing Long Island concerts & events!
A 59-year-old man died after crashing his car into a tree in Huntington on Tuesday afternoon and investigators suspect that he suffered a medical emergency before the collision.