Each summer the Islip Arts Council and Long Island Philharmonic team up to bring a free concert to Heckscher Park in honor of our police, firefighters, first responders, servicemen and women of all kinds.
The land just across the Great South Bay, adjacent to what happens to be this magazine’s coverage area, is an enchanted thin stretch of land of beaches, dunes, deer, wilderness, boating, fishing, relaxing, eating, drinking and sometimes just having a gay old time.
The weather is warming up just in time for one of the biggest parades on Long Island. The Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held this Sunday, March 15. It begins at 1 pm. at the intersection of Harrison Ave and Route 25A and continues east along 25A.
The Village of Patchogue has a long, storied past, having begun in the 1800s as a boat-building community, eventually transforming into a tourist mecca with over 1,000 hotel rooms. But, as malls became more prevalent across Long Island in the ‘60s and ‘70s, businesses started to plummet and so did the Village of Patchogue. It wasn’t until recently that a renaissance began in the village that has put Patchogue back on the map as destination for arts, entertainment, and dining.