summer - Long Island Pulse Magazine



summer - Long Island Pulse Magazine
6th Annual
Eat. Drink. Dress. Play. Repeat.
ONE IF BY LAND page 81 CAR SHOWS page 82
OUTDOOR EATING page 83 POLO page 84
HAMPTONS page 85 SHOPPING page 86
PICNIC page 88 NATURE TRAILS page 88
Shot on location at Allegria Hotel Rooftop, Long Beach / Sea Folly of Australia swimwear at Blum’s, Patchogue / Hair by Ezel / Makeup by Mathew Anthony / John Fortunato Photography //
Amusement Parks and
Entertainment Centers
Adventureland, Farmingdale
(631) 694-6868,
Bayville Adventure Park, Bayville
(516) 624-7433,
Boomers Family Fun Center, Medford
(631) 475-177,
The Country Fair, Medford
(631) 732-0579,
Fun Station USA, Lynbrook
(516) 599-7757,
Fun Zone, Farmingdale
(631) 847-0100,
Splish Splash, Calverton
(631) 727-3600,
Tiki Action Park, Centereach
(631) 471-1267,
Art Fairs
June 4-5
Art in the Park
Heckscher Park, Huntington
(631) 462-5400,
June 18-19
North Shore Fine Arts Festival
Christopher Morley County Park, Roslyn
(631) 421-1590,
August 27
Shelter Island Art Show and Craft Fair
Shelter Island School, Route 114
(631) 749-0399,
September 10-11
Gallery North OAS46 Outdoor
Art Show
Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676,
September 24-25
Long Island Art & Wine Festival
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
(631) 421-1590
Dog Parks
Battle Row Campground, Old Bethpage
(516) 572-8690,
Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown
(631) 854-3712
Cathedral Pines County Park, Middle Island
(631) 852-5502
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton
(631) 852-7620
Cliff & Ed’s Campground, Cutchogue
(631) 298-4091
Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds, Greenport
(631) 477-0022
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Indian Island County Park, Riverhead
(631) 852-3232
Meschutt Beach County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8205
McCann’s Campground, Greenport
Nickerson Beach, Lido, Long Beach
(516) 571-7724
Sears Bellows County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8290
Shinnecock East County Park, Southampton
(631) 852-8899
Smith Point County Park, Shirley
(631) 852-1313
Watch Hill at Fire Island National Seashore
(631) 567-6664,
Wildwood State Park, Wading River
(631) 929-4314
Rules vary by park. Some require a pooch pass
and/or current documentation on spaying/neutering and rabies vaccinations. Call ahead or visit for more information about select parks.
No matter what the particular rules are for a
certain park, one is ubiquitous—always scoop
the poop.
Bay Park, East Rockaway
(516) 571-7245
Blydenburgh Dog Park, Smithtown
(631) 854-3713,
Brookhaven Dog Park, Middle Island
(631) 451-9101 (town directory)
Cedar Creek Park, Seaford (516) 571-7470
Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn
(516) 571-8113
Dog Park at Robinson Duck Farm, Brookhaven
East Northport Dog Park, East Northport
(631) 754-8722
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Mud Creek County Dog Park, Patchogue
Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach
(516) 571-7700
Old Bethpage Restoration Dog Run
Old Bethpage (516) 572-8400
Southold Town Recreation Center Dog Park
Peconic Lake (631) 765-5182
Tanner Park Dog Park, Copiague
(631) 893-2100
Wantagh Park, Wantagh (516) 571-7460
West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
Parrish Art Museum
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2118
A trip to the Hamptons isn’t complete without a visit
to the Parrish Art Museum. We celebrate the unique
artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End with changing
exhibitions and a dynamic schedule of lectures, films,
performances, concerts and studio classes for all ages.
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The Long Island
Museum in Stony Brook
Photographic Portraits of Americans
and their Musical Instruments,
June 10 - September 4, 2011
From Civil War battlefields to
Victorian parlors, rare photographs
illustrate how the power of music
made a permanent impression on
American history.
Sponsored by
The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A • Stony Brook, NY
Long Island Cars Collectible & Custom
Car Show and Swap Meet
8am-5 pm
(631) 567-5898
Sunday, June 26: Bald Hill Cultural Center
Sunday, August 7: MacArthur Airport
Sunday, August 21 and 28: Belmont
Racetrack, Elmont
New York Autofest Car Shows
(631) 882-5022
Sunday, June 12: Exotic Classics, Syosset
Sunday, July 3: Sands Point Preserve, Port
Sunday, July 17: Sears Auto Center
Sunday, July 31: Homestead Restaurant
Oyster Bay
Sunday, August 14: Exotic Classics, Syosset
Saturday, August 27: Lindenhurst Fireman’s
Autism Speaks Car Show
Sunday, June 5, 9am-5pm
Hagerman Fire Department, East Patchogue
(631) 831-5081
Cost: $10 for cars, $2 for spectators. Rain
date: July 10.
By Cal Hunter
Classic Car Show
Sunday, July 10, 11am-3pm
Sagtikos Manor, Bay Shore
(631) 854-0939
Thunderbird and Ford Show
Sunday, July 17, 9am-3pm
Ford/Lincoln of Huntington, Huntington
(631) 724-3756
$20 participation fee.
Glen Cove Thursday Cruise Nights
Every Thursday until September 29, 5-10pm
School & Glen Streets, Glen Cove
(516) 676-0366
Admission: $5 per car, spectators free.
Oyster Bay Tuesday Cruise Nights
Every Tuesday until September 27, 5-10pm
South Street and Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-6464
Admission: $5.
Selden Wednesday
Cruise Nights
Every Wednesday through September 14
Independence Plaza, Selden
Free admission.
Accent on the Home
10 Glen Street, Glen Cove,
Accent On The Home offers an exciting
new concept in retailing that combines the
incredible power of the internet with our
traditional neighborhood store. We enhance
your buying experience by offering you
value priced, quality furniture, that can be
purchased through our store. We are a full
line home furnishing store, offering brand name furniture and bedding.Our experienced
design staff will happily assist you. Let us help you find what you are looking for!
Golf Courses
Bethpage State Park Golf Course
(516) 249- 0701
Cherry Creek Golf Links
Riverhead (800) 883-5674
Eisenhower Park Golf Course
East Meadow (516) 571-0324
Harbor Links Golf Course
Port Washington
(516) 767-4816,
Indian Island Golf Course
Riverhead (631) 727-7776
Lido Beach Golf Course
Lido Beach
(516) 677-5980,
Oyster Bay Golf Course
Woodbury (516) 677-5980
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club
Manorville (631) 878-2250
Spring Lake Golf Club
Middle Island (631) 924-5115
Sunken Meadow State Park Golf
Course, Kings Park
(631) 269-5351
Timber Point Golf Course
Great River (631) 581-2401
West Sayville Golf Course
West Sayville (631) 567-1704
By Richard Jay Scholem
Food tastes better when it’s eaten outdoors.
Who needs (or wants) the artificiality of air
conditioning, windows covered with heavy
drapes and Venetian blinds when the sun
is shining, the gentle breeze is caressing all
those who dine under the sky and prefer that
to a soundproof ceiling.
Great Rock Golf Club
141 Fairway Drive,
Wading River
Great Rock Golf Club is one of the
newest and finest semi-private golf
clubs on Long island. Situated in the
mature woodland hills of Wading
River, Great Rock offers breathtaking
elevation changes, sprawling vistas
and unique boulder outcroppings.
Golfers of all abilities will love the
way the course meanders through
the stunningly rugged terrain, creating a spectacular setting for their
favorite pastime. Private club amenities
at a public course price tag.
Horseback Riding
Babylon Riding Center
West Babylon (631) 587-7778
Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk
(631) 668-2744,
East End Stables, East Hampton
(631) 324-9568
Hillcrest Stable, Riverhead
(516) 768-5989,
HorseAbility, Melville
(631) 367-1646,
Islandia Farms, Islandia
(631) 348-1948,
Knoll Farm, Brentwood
(631) 435-1880,
Lakewood Stables, West Hempstead
(516) 486-9673
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Islandia
(631) 348-1389,
Paard Hill Farms, Shelter Island
(631) 749-9462,
Rita’s Stables & Petting Farm
Montauk, (631) 668-5453
Saddle Rock Ranch, Middle Island
(631) 205-0432
Sweet Hills Riding Center, Huntington
(631) 351-9168,
Thomas School of Horsemanship
Melville (631) 692-6840
Fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro
28 Cottage Ave, Bay Shore
(631) 666-2899
Fatfish in Bay Shore is tucked into the end of out-of-the-way
little Cottage Avenue in an area of marinas and boatyards on
Great South Bay. It’s the sort of laid-back, relaxing spot that
should dot Long Island but doesn’t.
It’s a casual shorts and t-shirt kind of place, a use-yourfingers, by-the-sea spot with an expansive deck, a canal-side
bar, an indoor dining room and a small tap room. The outdoor, covered deck (that most patrons choose) is sufficiently
sheltered from foul weather so that it’s almost always available.
Fatfish is a jovial, sometimes rollicking eating place, a scene of
sorts with loud, live music from the bar filling the air, waitresses
in t-shirts scurrying about, happy family groups seated at the
bare, marble tables, lobster fests on Monday nights, good
bread and garlicky olives.
8 West Water Street, Sag Harbor
(631) 725-7088
There are few if any more sensational waterfront views on Long
Island or elsewhere than the one from the second floor deck
of Beacon in Sag Harbor. Overlooking an on-site yacht club
and marina, it’s the perfect spot for a summer dinner, but the
Beacon offers more than a vista featuring boats and birds. It’s
a relaxing place of bistro chairs, potted palms and soft lighting
that offers inventive new American dishes, many of them made
with local ingredients.
8285 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
(516) 367-1340
Some, perhaps many, diners go to Graffiti in Woodbury for its
charming outdoor garden dining. Graffiti, tucked into the corner
of the Woodbury Commons, has received mixed reviews since
it moved into a larger, fancier space next door and became a
more upscale, less casual eating place. But there is unanimity
about the lovely outdoor seating it offers. There aren’t many (if
any) Nassau restaurants that provide a more pleasant openair milieu. This restaurant, with its new American menu is a
welcome outpost for diners who don’t want to travel all the way
out to the East End in order to eat with only the sky overhead.
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Polo and Long Island go together like beach and surf. The exciting game, the elegant exhibitors and the sophisticated socializing
amount to an unforgettable afternoon—every time. And this summer, the leading clubs are stepping up their games to offer some of
the best days in the sun virtually every weekend. This except from their respective line-ups exhibits some of the best of the best.
Meadowbrook, Old Westbury
Polo at the Park, Bethpage State Park
Bridgehampton Polo, Hayground Road
The country’s oldest club, and one of the Gold
Coast’s finest assets.
The home of famed Bethpage Black is also
hosting one large-scale season.
It’s all the sizzle and sass of the Hamptons, and
the game to go with it.
June 26
SUNY Old Westbury Charity Match
(516) 876-3207
June 5
Long Island Pulse Magazine (that’s us!)
Cover Party
Early this spring, rumors were flying about
Bridgehampton making an expected exit (the
property was sold) but it looks like they will
continue for the 2011 season. Take advantage
of the celebrity hob-knobbing while you can.
Games are usually on Saturdays starting July
23. This is your chance to catch a great social
experience and participate in the field’s grand
July 16
North Shore Land Alliance Polo Picnic Party
[email protected]
July 3 & 10
Rallye Motors High Goal
August 6
Saddle Rock Ranch & Squadron A
Benefit Match
[email protected]
August 7
La Martina Fashions
Sept 1-2
12 Goal Meadowbrook September Cup
[email protected]
September 17
Ronald McDonald House Charity Match
[email protected]
Game Time: 2 hours divided into 6 “chukkers” // Half Time: Divot stomp on the field
Field: 10 acres, about 9 football fields // Players: 4/side, 50-60 horses/game
Attire: Summer chic // G/A Tickets: From $20/car
VIP Tickets: Secret handshake required // Catering: High end cuisine and cocktails
Photo by Gary Lupton
Photo by Gary Lupton
The Social Scene Uncovered!
(631) 288-1500,
Tours of sumptuous homes and properties in
the area. Tour and lunch: $10, tour only: $75.
Super Saturday 14
July 30, 12-6pm
Nova’s Ark Project, Water Mill
(917) 715-1660,
A benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research
Fund with a “garage sale” of garb from top
designers and other fun. Admission: $650
for exclusive shopping, general admission:
$450, children 5-16: $150, children under
5: Free.
Amagansett Fine Arts Festival
July 2-4, 10am
American Legion, Amagansett
(610) 486-6393,
8th Annual House and Garden Tour
July 22, 11am
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
39th Annual Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Mary O. Fritchie Outdoor
Juried Fine Art Show
Aug 6-7, 10am
Village Green and Gazebo and Mill Road,
Westhampton Beach
(631) 288-3337,
63rd Annual Artists & Writers Charity
Softball Game
Aug 20, 2pm
Herrick Park, East Hampton
(631) 725-1294,
A celebrity benefit for East End charities.
Suggested donation: $10.
36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Aug 28-Sept 4
Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
(631) 537-3177,
65th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow
Sept 2-5
Shinnecock Indian Reservation, Southampton
(631) 283-6143,
A benefit for the Shinnecock Nation and
their church with traditional ceremonies,
crafts, food, music and much more. Tickets:
$12, kids, seniors and handicapped: $10.
Host the perfect summer event!
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Photo by John Fortunato
Shot on location at Allegria Hotel Rooftop, Long Beach / Sea Folly of Australia swimwear at Blum’s, Patchogue / Hair by Ezel / Makeup by Mathew Anthony / John Fortunato Photography //
Hamptons Events
where fashion
meets function.
This season, you want to put your best foot forward (literally) and look red-carpet ready seven days a week. One of
the benefits of living so close to the Fashion Capital is we
get all the goods in our own backyards. Whether a mall or
hamlet is your flavor, these highlights won’t disappoint.
Gold Coast
Americana Manhasset and its sister Wheatley Plaza are the
vanguards of Nassau County’s most fashionable shopping. The
most exciting brands in fashion and jewelry, like Burberry, Cartier,
Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Dior, Donna Karan New York, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Etro, Hermès, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton,
Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and St. John call these venues home
to their eponymous stores as well as retailers like London Jewelers, Hirshleifers, Sneakerology 101 and Tiffany & Co. Part of
the fun is strolling through an afternoon seeing and being seen,
snacking and sipping at the boutique eateries and taking in the
artful storefronts.
Do you really have to be told? The Hamptons are venerated for
many things, the least of which is the shopping. Both East Hampton and Southampton host splendid offerings, you need only park
your car and start browsing. Eileen Fisher, Elie Tahari, Michael
Kors and Ralph Lauren, who all come out to play here, are also
part of the retail biosphere that makes the East End unique.
Americana Shopping Center
Main Street, East Hampton
(Lower level of London Jewelers, across from Citarella)
At some point this summer, you will find yourself in this bustling
hamlet. The retail therapy you seek will be duly satisfied, but
keep in mind most retailers will close by 7 or 8. For sophisticated
and flirty fashion, not fads mind you, Rexer-Parkes delivers
Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Isabel Marant and Milly. Mitchells l Marshs carries both ladies and men’s styles from casual
Agave and Ralph Lauren to more elegant selections from Brioni
and Chloé. RJ West will get you ready for your close up, carrying
make-up and skin care products. And then there are all those
restaurants for afterwards…
North Fork
The last frontier of our sandbar’s urbane history is also host
to some of the finest purveyors of antiques, artisan works and
crafts. The wineries are just the beginning. A trip along Main
Road is akin to a treasure hunt finding all manner of unique
novelties for home and life.
Photo by John Williams
Wheatley Plaza
Tucked into the corners where South Oyster Bay and Woodbury
Roads converge are a scattering of family retailers and cheery
eateries. Standouts include Emily Sky Fashions, which tailors to
ladies who like to “make a statement without saying a word,” favoring casual brands like Blank Denim, Cheap Monday, Hale Bob
and House of Harlow. Shoe Box New York, which now has eight
stores in NY and FL, first planted its flag here 50+ years ago.
Today, they complement the boldest trends by carrying shoes
and accessories from Badgley Mischka to Pucci to Vince Camuto.
South Shore
The ocean side of our sandbar boasts many walkable hamlets, each
with its own character and flair. It’s easy to while away an afternoon
in Rockville Centre’s many smallish boutiques that carry the usual
suspects of contemporary daywear, several specializing in children’s
apparel. Similarly, though somewhat quieter, is Babylon village. Bay
Shore and Sayville have been making a splash in home decor. And
assuming you start in RVC and work east, ending in Patchogue will
introduce you to Blums, the ultimate in swimwear and lingerie, putting you in position for the nightly music and arts scene.
Womens’s Clothing & Accessories
Plainview Centre 341 South Oyster Bay Road Plainview, New York 11803 516.442.1616
Peppertree Commons 6401 Jericho Turnpike Commack, New York 11725 631.623.6607
Open 7 days a week
the best of 2011
If Blum’s doesn’t have it, nobody else does.
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Swimwear &
Intimate Apparel
27 E. Main Street, Patchogue • 631-475-0136
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Hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 8PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5PM
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Nature Trails
into the woods...
Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow
State Park, Kings Park
(631) 269-4333
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Smithtown (631) 265-1054
Cathedral Pines County Park, Middle
Island (631) 852-5500
By Richard Jay Scholem
Picnics mean freedom. The freedom to choose the setting,
the milieu for your meal as well as the food you decide to eat.
Whether you elect to eat at the beach, in a forest or on a deck
overlooking the ocean, the island offers a remarkable take-out
diversity from rough-and-ready hot dog stands to sophisticated
gourmet delis to professional picnic planners. One of the last is
Marty Greenstein, a certified special events professional, who
for 38 years has been involved with picnics large and small on
Long Island. He points out that nearly every deli and many restaurants are glad to prepare picnics, but many do so from leftover questionable ingredients, that picnics on Long Island are a
big and sometimes tricky business. They vary from simple box
lunches (a sandwich, salad, chips and dessert for $10 to $15)
for just a few friends, to more elaborate preparations (hamburgers, frankfurters, steak, three or four salads and a drink) for
1,500 to 2,000 people at prices in the $20 to $40 category.
Among the best in Nassau/Suffolk are Jewish delis and catering halls that specialize in picnic preparation. Zans Kosher
Deli in Lake Grove and Ben’s Kosher Delis in Carle Place,
Greenvale and Woodbury are examples of the former, while
Windows on the Lake in Ronkonkoma is a catering establishment that has for many years specialized in preparing picnics.
Zans and Ben’s, like Windows on the Lake, offer multiple
menus, grills, coal, etc. Oh yes, finally, the smaller the group the
higher the price, so get a thousand or so of your best buddies
together before you order.
Caumsett State Historic Park, Lloyd
Neck (631) 423-1770
LI Pine Barrens Trail, Rocky Point to
Shinnecock Canal (631) 852-3449
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
(516) 766-1580
Massapequa Preserve, North Massapequa (516) 541-2461
Merrill Lake Sanctuary, East Hampton (631) 329-7689
Moore’s Woods, Greenport
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale (631) 581-1005
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, East
Eastport Trail, Eastport
(631) 444-0273
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Deer Park (631) 444-0273
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
(516) 572-0348
Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife
Refuge, Sag Harbor (631) 286-0485
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
Glen Cove (516) 571-8010
Heckscher Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Hunter’s Garden, Eastport
John F. Kennedy Wildlife Sanctuary
Massapequa (516) 797-4111
= Hiking/Nature Trails
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue
(631) 653-4771
South Shore Nature Center, East Islip
(631) 224-5436
Shadmoor State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Stillwell Woods, Syosset
(516) 572-0200 (Nassau County Rec. &
Park Dept.)
Theodore Roosevelt County Park,
East Hampton (631) 852-7879
Trail View State Park, Huntington
(631) 423-1770
Valley Stream State Park
(516) 825-4128
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Shirley (631) 286-0485
West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
= Bike Trails
= Bird Watching
Join Sid Jacobson JCC
For more information, contact Membership
at 516-484-1545.
The JCC is open to people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.
Both photos by John Williams
We’re the perfect place for you and your family to get fit and stay fit. We have
something for everyone at any age. Bring in this ad for a FREE guest visit
(18 years old—photo ID. First time visitors only!).
Photo courtesy of Great South Bay Music Festival
Summer Concerts
Summer is here and the time is right for concerts on Long Island.
Whether it’s concerts by the ocean at Jones Beach, or on the East
End at Stephen Talkhouse or the Westhampton Beach Performing
Arts Center, great music in a cool location is what makes summer
concert-going on Long Island so special.
JUNE 11 @ 7 & 9:30
WED., JULY 27 @ 8
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Call for details and showtimes!
1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia (Accross from Holiday Inn) 631-467-5413
2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore (Corner of Bellmore Ave.) 516-781-LAFF
5 2 3 3
90 Division Ave., Levittown (Behind Tri-County Shop Center) 516-731-3358
18 & over, 2 bev min.
per person at table
DATE: May 2011 Publication: Pulse Magazine Summer Issue
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
(516) 221-1000
July 17, Furthur featuring Bob Weir
and Phil Lesh
July 24, Goo Goo Dolls (Something
For The Rest of Us)/Michelle Branch/
July 28, Aretha Franklin
July 29, Flaming Lips/Weezer/Yeasayer
Aug 10, Kings of Leon (Come Around
Sundown)/Band of Horses (Infinite
Aug 12, Maroon 5 (Hands All Over)/
Train (Save Me San Francisco)/Gavin
Aug 18, Doobie Brothers (World Gone
Crazy)/Lynyrd Skynyrd
Aug 19, Jimmy Buffett
Aug 27, Rib Rock Festival featuring
B.B. King/Buddy Guy (Living Proof )/J.
Geils Band. The Kerry Kearney Band
and Joe Rock and the All-Stars, featuring Mark Mendoza from Twisted Sister
on the Festival Stage, barbecue by
Long Island’s best pitmasters and Long
Island Music Hall of Fame exhibit.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
(516) 334-0800
June 7, Go-Go’s
June 17, The Monkees
June 18, Kenny Loggins
July 8, The Happy Together Tour 2011:
The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie/
The Association/ The Grass Roots/The
Buckinghams/Mark Lindsay
July 22, Boz Scaggs/Michael McDonald (Soul Speak)
By Steve Matteo
Aug 5, Ali Campbell’s UB40, Maxi
Priest, Junior Marvin
Aug 13, Steve Miller (Let Your Hair
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale
(516) 794-9300
June 21, Sade (Soldier of Love)/John
Legend (Wake Up!)
Westhampton Beach Performing
Arts Center
(631) 288-1500
June 3, Josh Ritter (So Runs The World
June 18, Indigo Girls (Staring Down the
Brilliant Dream)
June 19, Daniel Lanois and Black Dub
(Black Dub)
July 1, Kenny Loggins
July 24, Elvis Costello & the Imposters
(National Ransom)
The Stephen Talkhouse
(631) 267-3117
June 3, Tom Tom Club
June 4, Michelle Shocked
June 30, Buckwheat Zydeco
July 1-2, Citizen Cope
July 8, The Raul Malo Band (Sinners
and Saints)
July 15, Loudon Wainwright III
Aug 19, Jorma Kaukonen (Steady As
She Goes as part of Hot Tuna)
Aug 20, Judy Collins
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Visit Brookhaven National Laboratory
Summer Sundays, July 17 – August 14
Check for details
Find us on Facebook: Search “Summer Sundays”
July 17
Exploring the Ultra Small &
Solving the Energy Challenge*
Visit the Center for Functional
Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven
researchers probe structures as tiny as a
billionth of a meter. Learn about scientists’
latest discoveries in innovative energy
technologies. Be amazed by “The Magic
of Energy.”
July 24
Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source
and the next-generation NSLS-II, now
under construction. See how scientists
illuminate the inner workings of proteins,
polymers, computer chips, and more. Take
the synchrotron science quiz for a chance
to win a special tour. Be enthralled by the
“Science Laser Light Spectacular.”
July 31
More to Explore Day
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun!
Use the basic scientific method to explore
magnets, mirrors and more. Hop aboard
a fire truck and learn all about the
Laboratory’s protective services. Behold
“Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish.”
August 7
Storm Hunters
Learn how meteorologists at the National
Weather Service forecast the weather
and track storms across the New York
metropolitan area. Watch the launching of
a weather balloon at 3:30 pm. Enjoy the
“Weather” show.
August 14
Atom-Smashing Fun*
Visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider,
a world-class particle accelerator where
physicists recreate the conditions of
the universe as they believe it existed
microseconds after the Big Bang! Stump a
physicist, and meet “Einstein Alive.”
Brookhaven National Laboratory invites you to Summer Sundays.
Tour our world-class facilities, attend an array of dynamic
science talks, and see a different science show each week.
*Appropriate for ages 10 and over
No reservations needed.
Gates open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All activities are available on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors age 16 and over
must bring a photo ID.
Call (631) 344-2651 or visit
Handicapped accessible
1 !/2 miles north of LIE Exit 68
managed for the U.S. Department of Energy
by Brookhaven Science Associates, a company
founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle
Time Fun
Summer Stage
We didn’t forget the Island’s jampacked theater season. Find out what
all our local theater companies are
showing this summer at
Visual Arts
Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island
(631) 661-4876
Huntington Harbor Lighthouse
Huntington Bay (631) 421-1985
Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold
(631) 765-5500
Long Beach Bar (Bug Light)
Lighthouse, Orient Harbor
(631) 477-2100,
Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk
(631) 668-2544
Old Field Point Lighthouse
East Setauket
(631) 941-9412 (village directory)
The Crazy Monkey, Amagansett
(631) 267-3627
Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676,
Hillwood Art Museum, CW Post Campus Brookville
(516) 299-4073,
Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City
(516) 224-5800,
Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn
Harbor (516) 484-9337
Shelter Island Sculpture Park
Shelter Island
The Long Island Museum of American
Art, Stony Brook
(631) 751-0066,
Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Manorville
(631) 878-1785,
Benner’s Farm, East Setauket
(631) 689-8172,
Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park &
Animal Preserve, Holtsville
(631) 758-9664,
Long Island Game Farm, Manorville
(631) 878-6644
Priceless Parrot Preserve, Ridge
(631) 924-8725,
South Shore Nature Center
East Islip, (631) 224-5436
Suffolk County Farm & Education
Center Yaphank
(631) 852-4600,
White Post Farms, Melville
(631) 351-9373,
Cousin’s Paintball
Hauppauge & Coram
1(800) 352-4007,
High Velocity Paintball, Coram
(631) 242-2096,
Paintball Arena, West Babylon
(631) 694-2707,
Wild West Target Shooting Range
(516) 239-1743,
John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport
Long Island’s only year-round professional
theater. Guys and Dolls now through June
19, next Hairspray July 7– August 28.
Purchase tickets, $60, by calling 631-2612900, online or at the Box Office 250 Main
Street, Northport. Call for group rates.
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Step out in support of The Island’s nonprofits. Philanthropy is fun, glamorous, and
attending any of these events is sure to be
both—not to mention it’s a great way to
meet good people.
June 4
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club June Dance
The Creek Club, Locust Valley (516) 759-5437
Honoree: Tess Mullarkey.
June 6
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 27th Annual
Golf Outing
Seawane Club, Hewlett Harbor, Middle Bay CC
Oceanside (516) 377-5360,
St. Joseph’s College’s 21st Annual Golf Classic
Plandome CC
(631) 687-2655,
Honoree: Michael E. Ryan, founder and president of
The LandTek Group, Inc. All proceeds will go to the
college’s athletic programs.
By Niko Krommydas
Port Washington HarborFest and Craft Fair 2011
Sunday, June 5
Town Dock, Port Washington
(516) 944-5387
Will feature cruises on Manhasset Bay, stagecoach
rides, nautical/environmental education exhibits,
and 100+ craft vendors with unique handmade
clothing, aluminum can art and other assorted
June 7
June 13
June 9
Madonna Heights Services’ Annual Ladies Golf
Huntington Crescent Club
(631) 643-8800,
A benefit that helps adolescent girls, women and
families overcome neglect, abuse and poverty.
Friends of Karen’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament
10am, Meadow Brook Club, Jericho
(631) 473-1768,
An org assisting critically-ill children and their families.
Honoree: John Koumpourlis, Managing Partner, Café
Metro, Food Exchange and Fresh & Co. Tickets: $750/
person, dinner only: $200.
2011 Long Island Elite Oz Masquerade
6:30pm, Oheka Castle, Cold Spring Hills
(516) 719-7100,
Theme: The Wizard of Oz. Proceeds will benefit a
number of LI nonprofits. Tickets: $350/person.
June 11
The Lustgarten Foundation’s Robert J. Aaron
Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon
7:30am, Harborside Motel, Montauk
(631) 668-4245,
A USAT-sanctioned 1 mile swim, 22 mile bike and 6.2
mile run.
Our Lady of Grace Church Medieval Faire
Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12
Parish Grounds, 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon
(631) 587-5185
A Medieval-themed fair and fashion show presented by Medieval Scenarios and Recreations,
Inc. Proceeds to benefit Our Lady of Grace Church.
57th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry
Friday to Sunday, June 17-19
Strawberry Fields, CR 48, Mattituck
(631) 298-2222
The Ronald McDonald House of LI’s Lloyd Frazier
Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing
Tam O’Shanter Club, Brookville
(718) 343-5683, ext. 140,
Honorees: The RMH-LI Board of Directors.
June 16
Long Island Children’s Museum’s Cupcakes &
Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City
(516) 224-5800,
Honorees: Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert Lemle.
June 17
Nassau Physicians Foundation’s Innovations! 2011
An all-strawberry fundraiser presented by the
Mattituck Lions Club, an organization committed
to raise awareness for the blind. Carnival rides,
arts and crafts, live music and the selection of the
2011 Strawberry Queen.
Kings Park Day
Sunday, June 18
Kings Park High School, 200 E. Main St., Kings
(631) 269-7678
A Celebration of the Kings Park community, with
food, arts and crafts and a kick-off bike rally.
Photo by John Williams
Social Calendar
7-11pm, Cold Spring Harbor CC, Huntington
(516) 719-7100,
Tickets: $250/person.
June 18
Southampton Hospital’s David E. Rogers Medical
Center Benefit
4-6pm, Guild Hall, East Hampton
(631) 726-8700, ext. 3 or 7,
A stage presentation followed by a cocktail reception.
Tickets: $250/person.
June 20
Alternatives for Children’s Annual Golf Outing
10am, Nissequogue GC, St. James
(631) 331-6400, ext. 229,
A benefit for this org that provides comprehensive
educational programs for normal and developmentally
delayed children. Tickets: $350/person.
June 21
Sisters of St. Joseph’s 16th Annual Golf Classic
Baiting Hollow Club
(631) 273-1187, ext. 25,
A benefit conducted by this religious org. Tickets:
June 25
American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Heart
of the Hamptons Ball
6-11pm, Hayground School, Bridgehampton
(631) 734-2804,
Tickets: $500/person.
June 29
Hi-Hello Child Care Center’s 13th Annual Hi-Aloha
Otto’s Sea Grill, Freeport
(516) 379-1825,
July 7
Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.’s 12th
Annual Golf Classic
Muttontown Club, East Norwich
(516) 921-7650, ext. 415,
32nd Annual Sayville Summerfest
Friday to Sunday, August 5-7
Gillette Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
(631) 567-5257
Three-day outdoor celebration of summer in Sayville, with carnival rides ($30 ride bracelet) and
games, an international food court, classic car
show, arts and crafts vendors and the opportunity
to explore the local business community.
A benefit for this center that offers comprehensive assistance to children and adults with differing abilities.
July 11
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s 14th
Annual Golf Classic
Southward Ho CC, Bay Shore
(631) 376-3333,
Tickets: $600/person.
July 16
North Shore Land Alliance Polo Picnic Party
Meadowbrook Polo Fields, Old Westbury
(516) 626-0908,
July 25
Pederson-Krag Center’s 15th Annual Golf Outing
Brookville CC
(631) 920-8000,
A benefit for this comprehensive behavioral health
treatment org.
July 26
Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank
Marcum Workplace Challenge
7pm, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh
(516) 359-9409,
A 3.5 mile charity run/
walk by thousands of
participants from hundreds of companies.
July 30
AHRC Suffolk 5K Run
8am, Southampton
Cultural Center
(631) 585-0100
A benefit for this org that
helps those with intellectual and developmental
August 1
American Kidney Fund’s 6th Annual NY Golf
The Hamlet G & CC, Commack
(516) 336-8530,
Tickets: $400/person, dinner only: $200.
August 3
Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
Dinner and Gala Concert
Usdan Center, Wheatley Heights
(631) 643-7900,
A benefit for this prestigious summer arts day camp.
August 4
Island Harvest 15th Annual Golf Classic
The Creek, Locust Valley
(516) 294-8528, ext. 116,
A benefit for this local hunger relief org.
August 7
Peconic Land Trust Through Farms & Fields
Ocean View Farm, Bridgehampton
(631) 283-3195,
A dinner with entertainment to benefit this org dedicated to preserving local farms and natural areas.
The Stone Turtle
4160 Austin Blvd,
Island Park
Chef Gregory Baumel offers guests an imaginative take on American
cuisine with Green Tea
Poached Wild Scottish
Salmon, South Texas Antelope Burger and Lobster Bisque Pot Pie.
Happy Hour M-F, Tues Microbrew Night, Wine Down Weds, Thurs
Ladies Night. Private dining room available.
31st Annual Paumanauke Pow-Wow and Native
American Living Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14
Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Highway
(631) 587-3696
Promotes the preservation of LI Native American
cultural heritage through dance, art, craft, food,
and other “First Americans” traditions. Visitors:
Check website for proper etiquette.
20th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28
Maritime Museum, West Ave, West Sayville
(631) 447-8679
Two-day fundraiser highlighting LI’s maritime
history and heritage. Activities include an oyster
shucking contest, nautical crafts market, live
music, children-themed pirate entertainment and
sustainable South Shore exhibits.
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Outdoor Season
Live Music on the Deck
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Baiting Hollow
(631) 369-0100
Sat., Sun., Mon., 2-6pm, June-October
Live music, wine, food, expanded barn.
Palmer Vineyards, Aquebogue
(631) 722-9463
Saturdays and Sundays, June and July
Wine and live music.
Wine Appreciation Class
Open Mike Night
Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic
(631) 734-8282
Saturdays, 4-6pm, June 4, 18, July 2, 23, August 6, 20
Taste 8 different local wines, includes artisanal cheese
and fruit. Cost: $40/person.
Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue
(631) 734-7361
Thursdays 6-9pm, June-Sept.
Along with a full schedule of live music.
Live Music in the Tasting Room
Friday Night Flights
Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery, Cutchogue
(800) 734-5158
Every Friday, 5-7:30pm
Live music and wines for sale by the glass.
Music in the Tasting Room
Duck Walk Vineyards South, Water Mill
(631) 726-7555, ext. 4
Duck Walk Vineyards North, Southold
(631) 765-3500
Every Saturday, 1-5pm
Mellow live music.
Sparkling Pointe, Southold
(631) 765-0200
Saturdays, June-August
Sustainable Agriculture Tour
The Old Field Vineyards, Southold
(631) 765-0004
Saturdays, 11:30am, June-November
A 1½ hour tour of the vineyard’s sustainable practices.
Includes tastings of still wines. Cost: $12.
Great South Bay Brewery
2309 Union Blvd, Bay Shore, 631-513-9621
Great South Bay Brewery is Long Island’s newest award winning craft brewery located in Bay Shore, NY. Brewing many
different styles of beers, Great South Bay will open its doors
this summer with a 30 bbl production brewery and tasting
room. Check out
for all upcoming summer events.
Photo by John Williams
Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead
(631) 208-9200
Cold Spring Harbor Aquarium &
Fish Hatchery, Cold Spring Harbor
(516) 692-6768,
Riverhead Foundation for Marine
Research and Preservation
Riverhead (631) 369-9840
Interested in
sunscreen products or spa gift
certificates? Visit
our 50% off store at
Nude Beaches
Fire Island: Cherry Grove, Fire
Island Pines, Davis Park and Kismet
Lighthouse Beach at Robert Moses
State Park
Smith Point Beach, Shirley
Pet Friendly Beaches
Camp Hero, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Cupsogue Beach, Westhampton
(631) 852-8111
Fire Island National Seashore
(631) 687-4750
Gardiner County Park, West Bay
Shore (631) 854-4949
Hither Hills, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-3781
Shadmoor State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Shinnecock East County Park,
Southampton (631) 852-8899
Smith Point County Park, Shirley
(631) 852-1313
Surfer Friendly
Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett (631) 324-2417
Cedar Beach, Babylon
(631) 893-2100
Democrat Point, Robert Moses,
Babylon, west of bathing areas
(631) 669-0449
Ditch Plains, Montauk
(631) 324-2417
Dunewood, Fire Island
Georgica Pond, East Hampton
Gilgo Beach, Babylon
(631) 893-2100
Lido Beach West Town Park
(516) 432-0940
Little Plains, Southampton, either
side of the Shinnecock Jetty
Main Beach, East Hampton
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-3781
Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays
(631) 728-8585
Smith Point County Park, Shirley
(631) 852-1313
The Sewage Pipe, in between
Jones Beach and Tobay Beach
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Boat Excursions
Bay Tours, Moon Chaser, Captree
(631) 265-1848
Blackfoot Charters, Center Moriches
(631) 874-0070
Miss Freeport V, Freeport
(516) 378-0555
Spectrum Cruises, Captree
(516) 798-2628,
South Bay Cruises Lauren Kristy, Bay Shore
(631) 750-5359,
Cloud 9 Yacht Charter, Port Washington
(718) 224-4460,
Canoes and Kayaks
Bob’s Canoe Rental, Kings Park (631) 269-9761
The Dinghy Shop, Amityville
(631) 264-0005,
Glacier Bay Sports, Northport
(631) 262-9116,
Empire Kayaks, Island Park
(516) 889-8300,
Main Beach Surf & Sport, Wainscott
(631) 537-2716,
Peconic Paddler, Riverhead
(631) 727-9895,
Eagle’s Neck Paddling Company, Southold
(631) 765-3502,
Setauket Harbor Canoes, East Setauket
(631) 751-2706
Shelter Island Kayak Tours, Shelter Island
(631) 749-1990,
Dinner Cruises
Lady Liberty Cruises, Port Washington
(516) 922-9214,
Moon Chaser, Captree
(631) 265-1848,
South Bay Cruises, Lauren Kristy, Bay Shore
(631) 750-5359,
Drive to Fishing Spots
L-dock, Patchogue
Montauk Point, Montauk
Orient Beach State Park, Orient
Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays
Shinnecock Canal, Hampton Bays
Smithtown Harbor
The Sore Thumb, Babylon, north side of Fire
Island Inlet
Fishing Boat Rental Incorporated, Brookhaven
(631) 286-7816,
Breakaway Sport Fishing, Montauk
(631) 668-2914,
Captain Lou’s Fleet, Freeport
(516) 623-5823,
Captree Fishing Fleet, Babylon
(631) 669-6464,
Captree Star II, Babylon
(631) 669-0065,
Caraftis Fishing Station
Port Jefferson (631) 473-2288
Lazy Bones, Montauk
(631) 668-5671
Lockness Diveboat, Freeport
(516) 298-2633,
Princess Marie Charters
South Hempstead (516) 481-2841
Opening in Spring 2011
Indoor and Outdoor Seating
Full Bar and Frozen Tropical Drinks
Music and Entertainment
Firepit Lounge on our Beach
Boat Slips Available
for Docking and Dining
516.432.POPS (7677)
15 Railroad Place, Island Park NY 11558
Boaters can set their coordinates to
40° 35’ 49’’ N 73° 39’ 31’’ W and join us!
Marlin VI Princess, Montauk
(631) 668-4700,
Scotty’s Fishing Station, Point
Strong’s Marine, Mattituck
(631) 298-4770,
Scuba diving
Misty Dawn, Montauk
(631) 668-4786
Montauk Fishing Charters Montauk
(631) 668-1635
There are plenty more boats to choose
from. Log on to montauksportfishing.
com for more information
Sightseeing Boat
Danny’s Dive Shop, Baldwin
Atlantis Boat Tours
(516) 223-8989,
Riverhead (631) 208-9200
Hampton Dive Center, Riverhead
(631) 727-7578,
Long Island Scuba, Lindenhurst
(631) 225-8450, longislandscuba.
North Shore Aquatics, Northport
(631) 262-7282
Port Diver Scuba Center, Port
Jefferson Station (631) 331-9609
QC Scuba, Wantagh
(516) 826-7222,
Sea Turtle Dive Charters, East
Hampton (631) 725-0565
Yamaguchi Japanese
Seascapes USA, Syosset
(516) 433-7757
63 Main Street, Port
ington 516-883-3500
School of Fish Swim and Scuba
Conveniently located on Main Street
Rocky Point (631) 744-7707
in Port Washington, Yamaguchi has a
menu with a wide array of dishes such
Tiedemann’s Diving Center
as sashimi, steamed dumplings, beef
teriyaki, à la carte sushi and shrimp
(516) 796-6560,
or vegetable tempura. You’ll enjoy the
Beach photo courtesy of John Williams
Shark Fishing
variety of ice cream flavors you don’t
normally find like ginger, green tea
and red bean. Recommended by N.Y.
Times & Newsday. Rated excellent
2006/07- Zagat’s Restaurant Guide.
Abracadabra Charter Boat,
(631) 668-5275
Alyssa Ann, Montauk
(631) 668-1051
Bluefin IV, Montauk
(631) 668-9323, montauksportfishing.
Daybreaker Sportfishing Charters,
(631) 668-5070
Glory, Greenport
(631) 477-2515
Riverhead Foundation for Marine
Research & Preservation Riverhead
(631) 369-9840
Viking Fleet, Montauk
(631) 668-5700
By Richard Jay Scholem
“Some like it hot” is more than the title of
an entertaining motion picture. It’s also the
description of a group of outstanding restaurants that open only during the warm weather.
If you don’t go to them now there are no second chances between mid autumn through
late spring. Here are three excellent get ‘em
while it’s hot picks.
Clam Bar at Napeague
2025 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, (631)267-6348
The Clam Bar is a classic seaside snack bar, not far from the
dunes and ocean. The “catch of the day” means something
here. Owner Dick Ehrlich knows seafood, as evidenced by
the local fishermen who he has relied on for seafood for over
20 years. The Clam Bar embodies the spirit of summer at the
beach. Friends and families gather under the umbrellas at
outdoor tables after a day spent beachcombing or sightseeing.
Shorts and sunglasses are as formal as the dress code gets.
Navy Beach
16 Navy Road, Montauk, (631) 668-6868
Navy Beach opened in Montauk in 2010. It was instantly called
a “perfect destination for summer dining.” The creation of
Frank Davis and Franklin Ferguson, Navy Beach is a laid-back,
family-friendly waterfront restaurant offering a memorable
dining experience for the whole family in a beach setting with
coastal food and memorable sunsets. Chef Paul LaBue heads
the kitchen delivering a high-quality, fish-centric menu with an
emphasis on sustainable seafood and local seasonal produce.
Navy Beach is on a 200-foot private beach in Montauk.
The Shack
1 Stony Hollow Rd, Centerport, (631) 754-8989
Not all the restaurants that shut down for the winter are on the
East End. The Shack in Centerport is an outdoor snack spot
that is a symbol of summer. Many park their cars along Route
25A to enjoy the outdoor eating and casual, American comfort
food. The Shack isn’t a great destination restaurant nor does
it pretend to be, but it is especially loved by children who are
a major portion of the large family groups that pack this local
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Boat Shows
& Regattas
The Nautical Mile
Family Festival 2011
June 3-5
The Nautical Mile, Freeport
(516) 377-2314
There will be vendors, local businesses, carnival rides/games and
Pirate Festival and
Classic Boat Show
June 11-12, 10am-4pm
Maritime Museum, West Sayville
(631) 447-8679
2011 Around Long Island Regatta
July 28-31
Sea Cliff Yacht Club
(631) 671-7374
An east-to-west circumnavigation
of LI.
Sag Harbor Cup
Aug 13
Breakwater Yacht Club, Sag Harbor
(631) 725-4604
Battle on the Bay
Aug 26-28
East Islip Marina/Downtown Sayville
(631) 559-0077
A fair-like atmosphere at the launch
point in East Islip and the parade
destination in Sayville.
HarborFest 2011
Sept 10-11
Sag Harbor
(631) 725-0011
There will be boating competitions,
food, historic displays and more.
Sailing photos by Pedro Sousa
It’s probably the ultimate dining experience. No LIE, no long
hot driving, no traffic jams, no dressing up. Rather it’s a boat
often silently gliding into a restaurant slip where diners in casual, comfortable garb disembark at one of the Island’s handful
of waterfront eating places that reach out to boaters, offering a
safe harbor.
Although most of these nautical oriented restaurants are
on the Island’s East End, they can be found everywhere from
the Nassau-Queens line to Montauk Point. Among the Nassau
contingent are Wildfish and Rachel’s Waterside in Freeport,
Fisherman’s Catch at Point Lookout and Villa D’Aqua in Bellmore. Suffolk’s non East Enders include Fatfish in Bay Shore,
Harbor Crab in Patchogue and the Snapper Inn in Oakdale.
This summer, there will be at least three interesting new
eateries in this category.
A Lure at Port of Egypt Marina in Southold on the North
Fork offers boaters ten slips at the docking facilities of the
marina and more. The “more” involves the people who own
this new spot and their outstanding track record. Tom Schaudel and Adam Lovett, the same team that are known for their
stewardship of A Mano in Mattituck, PassionFish in Westhampton Beach and Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport are running
this seafood chowder house that features fresh local bounty.
Jeff Uguil, the chef de cuisine and their partner is the kitchen
commander of this casual 85-seat restaurant with its oversized
bay windows that offer views of Southold Bay.
All the way to the West in Island Park, on the other end of
the Island, is Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill with no less than
40 slips for boaters that accommodate vessels with beams up
to 17 feet. Pop’s, which opens in early June, serves dock and
dine and sail away options to diners. Dock and dine patrons
can be served on their boats while sail away meals or meals-togo are also available. Axell Urrutia, who saw previous service
at Miami’s Edison Hotel and the Palm Restaurant in Manhattan
will be focusing on fresh seafood dishes with a sprinkling of
choices for landlubbers as well.
There are only two slips for boaters at the new TR Restaurant and Bar in Hampton Bays but seafood lovers in boats or
on land would be well advised to check it out. That’s because
the 80-seat TR Restaurant and Bar just north of the Ponquogue
Bridge and behind Tully’s Seafood Market is owned by Tom Rutyna, a chef and fisherman who made a name for himself over
ten years as the executive chef of The Coast Grill in Southampton cooking local, fresh fish caught by fellow fisherman. In fact,
the big blue Marlin that’s mounted in the bar was caught by
none other than Mr. Rutyna himself.
Water Sports, Water Skis,
Surfing, etc
Amagansett Beach & Bicycle, Amagansett
(631) 267-6325,
Bunger Surf Shop, Babylon
(800) 698-SURF,
East End Jet Ski, Hampton Bays
(631) 728-8060
HeliSport Ski Shop, Huntington Village
(631) 549-1127
Main Beach Surf & Sport, Wainscott
Love water
(631) 537-2716,
Rick’s Action Sports, East Islip
Find more sailing and
(631) 581-9424,
boating stories at
Sundown Ski & Surf, Levittown
(516) 796-1565,
Uihlein’s Marina & Boat Rental, Montauk
(631) 668-3799,
Hampton WaterSports, Southampton
(631) 283-9463,
By Richard Jay Scholem
The Lake House
240 West Main St., Bay Shore
(631) 666-0995
Superb food, silken service, water views, warmth and wine
are all part of the delightful picture at the Lake House on
Lawrence Lake in Bay Shore. Although it isn’t a restaurant that seeks to captivate diners with amazingly original
dishes, the quality of the food, along with the smoothness
and charm of the total experience, envelope the discerning
diners who have discovered this praiseworthy destination
117 New York Ave, Huntington
(631) 385-1515
Restaurants reveal themselves in many small but telling
ways. The dazzling Prime on Huntington Harbor is no exception. Outside this stunning, multi-million dollar restaurant is
part boathouse and part rustic lodge with dining terraces
overlooking Huntington Harbor. Inside, it’s a place of Belgian
chandeliers, stained-glass windows, hand-blown African
light fixtures, handmade glass sculpture, French oak wine
barrels, a roaring stone fireplace, an 18-foot sushi bar and a
striking, gleaming open kitchen.
Photo by John Williams
La Plage
131 Creek Rd., Wading River
(631) 744-9200
La Plage is a sophisticated beachcomber that has held
forth in Wading River for over a decade. It’s no more than a
slightly-upgraded seaside shack, across the road from Long
Island Sound, but its food is consistently pleasurable and
interesting, more so than at many more celebrated places.
Additionally, its staff strikes the perfect balance between
informality and professionalism. Diners can eat outdoors in
warm weather and be treated to a nautical view year round.
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Long Island Skydiving Center, East Moriches
(631) 235-9968,
Skydive Long Island, Calverton
(631) 208-3900,
Are you a stargazer?
Visit for
Jeffrey Katz’s summer
astronomy highlights.
Ballooning/ Pilot Lessons
Academy of Aviation, Pilots Haven
(631) 777-7772,
Mid Island Air Service, Shirley
(631) 281-5400
Mid Island Air Service, Ronkonkoma
(631) 588-5400,
D’angelone Aviation, Bayport
(631) 281-5400
Helicopter Flight Training, Inc., Ronkonkoma
(631) 467-2232,
Heritage Flight Academy, Ronkonkoma
(631) 471-3550,
Long Island Flying, Ronkonkoma
(631) 807-1373,
Sky Sailors Glider School, Westhampton
(631) 288-5858,
Glider lessons and sightseeing, hot air balloon
rides, parachuting and airplane lessons.
Photo by Stephen Lang
Sky Diving
Summer Fireworks
June 18 Garden City Park FD 100th, Tully Park, New Hyde Park
June 25 Town of Hempstead, Lido Beach
July 4 2nd Annual Go 4th on the Bay Grucci Style
A salute to our military from the four corners of the Great South Bay:
North (Patchogue Bay), South (Davis Park), Southwest (Fire Island),
West (Bay Shore) simultaneously at 9:30pm.
July 2 Durazzano Society Festival, Westbury
July 2 TD Bank Celebrates America Grucci Style, Eisenhower Park,
East Meadow
July 3 Glen Cove
July 4 Stars Over Montauk, Umbrella Beach
July 9 Shelter Island
July 4 Oyster Bay
July 13-15 Huntington Manor FD Carnival, Huntington Manor
July 4 East Hills
July 15 Great South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue
July 9 Centennial Park at Mill River, Rockville Centre
July 12 Oyster Bay’s Salute to America, John J. Burns Park, Massapequa
August 27 Island Park Labor Day Celebration
September 9 Port Washington SOI Carnival, Port Washington
June 11 Brookhaven Carnival, Brookhaven
Photo by Stephen Lang
July 3 Long Island Ducks Fireworks and Concert, Bethpage Ballpark, Central
June 29, July 2 St. Anthony’s Carnival, East Northport
July 1, 3 North Sea FD Carnival, North Sea
July 2 East Hampton FD, East Hampton
July 2 Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead
July 16 The Great Bonac Fireworks Show, 3 Mile Harbor, East Hampton
August 6 Center Moriches KOC, Center Moriches
August 18, 20 Holbrook Chamber of Comm., Holbrook
August 19-20 Port Jeff Greek Church, Port Jefferson
August 20 Wading River Carnival, Wading River
August 27 Town of Babylon
August 27, September 4 Mother Cabrini Carnival, Suffolk Co. College,
September 24 North Brookhaven Chamber Annual Fall Festival, Mount Sinai
September 30 Heritage Trust Carnival, Mt. Sinai
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