We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.–DeVries

July 20, 2009

nablo09.90x33Ah, summer…we’ve finally had a few beautiful days and now they’re calling for rain again!  It’s fine with me as I’m working late every night this week, but let’s just hope that for all of you who are heading out that it rains somewhere other than where YOU are.

Living la vida loca

I was remiss in not letting you know about Alive After 5 last week…I thought I was going to have some down time to update the blog and add it in closer to Friday, but that just didn’t happen.  However, Patchogue’s Alive After 5 is back again this week, and if it’s anything like last week, it’s going to be packed!  Four stages, four bands, beer stations, cigar rollers, vendors, food…with no admission fee!  That’s right, it’s FREE to get in!  (18 and over only, please!) Do yourself a favor, though, and get there early.  I overheard quite a few people saying that it took them almost an hour to find parking once this event was in full swing.

Boogie woogie bugle boy…

Ever wanted to learn how to swing dance but the lessons were too expensive?  This Thursday at Harborfields Library you can take a FREE lesson from 7-8:30PM.  Reserve your spot now!

My heart skipped a beat

I went to one of these once and it was so cool!  Wednesdays, from 6:30-8PM, the East End Arts Council is hosting FREE community drum circles!  Borrow an instrument or bring your own, no experience necessary.  Contact the EEAC for location and directions.

Let the music play

As I’ve been doing lately, I’m just going to list my picks by day:


Acoustic Long Island at Deepwells Mansion features Jen Kearney and Will Cox. FREE.

Babylon’s BayFest costs just $5 to get in and will be hosting bands such as Beaucoup Blue and the Red River Ramblers.


Caroline Doctorow will be playing as part of the Westhampton Concerts on the Green series, FREE.


Miller’s Crossing will be at Happenings on Main Street in Northport. Don’t miss them, they’re outstanding!


Art in the Park, presented by the Northport Arts Coalition features art, music and poetry from 10AM-5PM. Local acoustic artists performing include Andrea Cetlin, Kenny Baum, Princess Peapod, Maria Fairchild, Denise Romas and Lora Kendall. Northport Village Park, FREE.

Wine me, dine me…

…get yer mind out of the gutter!  It’s kind of a quiet week as far as affordable wine, beer and spirits events go…on Saturday, visit Stephen Lang at the Ripe Art Gallery from 4-7PM for his show “Rides, Rust & Heels”. Borghese Vineyard will be sponsoring wine for this FREE event.

Take a hike, pal!

I just found a site with info about most of the trails on our Isle of Long…and I definitely plan on checking some of these out!  The best part is that this site also lists how to save money on admission fees for applicable parks.  It’s definitely worth a quick once (or twice) thru!

Want a hit?

Cheech and Chong are back with this week’s Summer Camp Cinema with a double feature of Up in Smoke and Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie. $12 gets you in.

All for now, you kooky cats!  I’ll be back in just a few days with more great Cheap Dates!  Have something that should be on here?  Let me know at cheapdateli@gmail.com!


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