All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.-Emerson

June 1, 2009

Well, I’m still trying to get myself sorted out, what with me temping at one job in the AM and working at the library at night, trying to get into a new school with a lower tuition so I can keep working on my Master’s degree, keeping up with the job search, etc, etc…  It can be very overwhelming, disheartening, and just plain old exhausting.  The past week just ran me into the ground and I didn’t have time to post new events over the weekend.  I apologize, and I’m going to start things off with a “bang”–pun definitely intended!

I’m seeing stars!

I opened up my email today to find Grucci Fireworks schedule emailed over as a word document.  I’m going to take the liberty of cutting and pasting the info, as there’s quite a bit!

Long Island Schedule

The Gruccis’, world-renowned firework artists from Long Island with Heritage dating  back  to 1850, Bari Italy, producers of the World’s largest fireworks program in Dubai, for the Grand Openings of the Atlantis Resort and the Palm Jumeriah, and 7 consecutive Presidential Inaugurations, announce their 2009 Long Island Schedule as follows..

 

   

Class of

Date

          Event or Host

           Location

Fireworks

May

30 Long Island Ducks Citibank Park, Central Islip, NY

City

May

31 Queenboro Bridge 100th Anniversary Roosevelt Island, NY

State

Jun

20 Long Island Ducks Citibank Park, Central Islip, NY

City

Jun

27 TD Bank Celebrates America Eisenhower Park, Uniondale

World

Jul

1 Central Astoria Independence Celebration Astoria Park, Queens

State

Jul

2-4 Long Island Ducks Citibank Park, Central Islip, NY

City

Jul

3 Point O’Woods Fire Department Point O’Woods Fire Company

City

Jul

3 Southampton Fresh Air Home Benefit Shinnecock Bay 

National

 

          For Tickets call 631-283-5847  

 

Jul

4 Brookhaven Star Spangled Blast Bald Hill, Farmingville, NY

National

Jul

4 Devon Yacht Club East Hampton, NY

State

Jul

4 East Islip Fire Department Carnival Connetquot Ave., East Islip, NY

City

Jul

4 Fund In The Sun Foundation The Pines, NY

State

Jul

4 Stars Over Montauk Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY

State

Jul

7 Oyster Bay’s Salute To America John J. Burns Park, Massapequa, NY

City

Jul

15 & 18 Terryville Fire Department Terryville, NY

City

Jul

18 Long Island Philharmonic Concert Heckscher State Park, E. Islip, NY

State

Aug

8 Long Island Ducks Citibank Park, Central Islip, NY

City

Aug

29 Island Park Labor Day Celebration Island Park, NY

City

Sep

7,8 &19 Long Island Ducks Citibank Park, Central Islip, NY

City

Sep

26 CDM Chamber of Commerce Music Festival & Carnival Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai, NY

City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An insect by any other name

…is still an insect.  Horseshoe crabs are not crabs at all, but arthopods much more closely related to ticks, spiders, and scorpions.  However, these gentle giants provide much enjoyment to kids of all ages when they are found on the beach.  The Fire Island National Seashore is hosting their Lighthouse Horseshoe Crab Program on Saturday, June 6 at 7PM. $3 per person and reservations required.

Who’s the fairest of them all?

The Brookhaven County Fair is going on for one more weekend…that’s right, this weekend is the last one.  For free admission tickets and directions, click here.

With a song in my heart

There are some truly notable gigs going on this week!  On Wednesday, Acoustic Long Island brings back its open mic and features Rosi Golan.  FREE.

Thursday, Live in the Lobby wraps up its 2008-2009 season with a performance by bluesman Phil Minissale, along with Michael Korb and Shannon and Natalie.  $10 gets you in…say hi to me as I take your money!

Peacesmiths Coffeehouse closes out its current season this Friday with “Signals of Peace” featuring Andy Greenhouse, poet Russ Green and musical duo Left-on-Red, plus an open mic, at the First United Methodist Church, 8PM $7 door includes coffee, tea and snacks. Call 631-798-0778 for more info.

Red Molly, an all female Americana band DEFINITELY worth seeing will be playing at the Garden Stage this Friday.  A bit over budget, but a show that should not be missed!

Wining and dining

The 6th looks like a day for wine! Both Jazz n Grapes and Mora’s are hosting FREE tasting events, and Borghese Vineyards is running one of its Winemaker Walks ($15 per person). 

And talking about cheap dates (and food), I’m not sure if it’s open yet, but Five Guys Burgers was under construction on Vet’s Highway in Hauppauge a few weeks ago, and I did a little research…this is a chain that delivers in a big way if the reviews I’ve been reading are true.  Huge burgers, Hebrew National hotdogs, and nothing frozen, EVER.  I don’t usually push chains, but it looks like they get high marks for how they treat their employees and for giving back to the community, so I’m willing to put a good word out for them.

Rock the boat

Did you know you could get a FREE kayak lesson at The Dinghy Shop at South Bay Sailing Center? 

‘Nuff for now…I’ll be back Saturday with all the best happenings for the coming week.  Check back for updates…and if you have something that should be here, let me know at cheapdateli@gmail.com.

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