Monday, September 1, 2008

September tries its best to have us forget summer.-Williams

As Labor Day weekend draws to a close, our thoughts go to several things...returning to school, the end of summer, harvest festivals, and OKTOBERFESTS! We're heading into Miss Chris' favorite time of year...a time of pumpkins, cornstalks, hot apple cider, and leiderhosen. The leaves will be putting on their annual show and (hopefully) soon, there will be a nip in the air! So get on out and enjoy the best (in my opinion, anyway!) time of year, hopefully using some of the Cheap Date ideas I'm posting here!

A little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll!
Thank you, Marci Geller, for commenting on the last post! You're on today's post again, with two mentions! This week, Acoustic Long Island features its first triple play and Marci Geller will be there with Cathy Kreger, and Susan DeVita as Lucky 13, and as always, admission is FREE. Lucky 13 will also be playing at IMAC (this is just an FYI as the cost exceeds Cheap Date guidelines). Make a point of catching one of these's worth it!

Hank Stone will be playing at Once and For All in Patchogue on September 5! Admission is FREE, and this is another show not to be missed! I've seen Hank when I worked the Live in the Lobby shows...he's great! Hank's site also features open mic nites, so's the info you have been asking me for!

The Homegrown String Band will be playing at several local venues in the next few weeks! I love these folks! They are really good AND just really nice people!

Phil Minissale will be playing at Toast on September 4! Y'all know I'm a fan, but seriously...check him out!

The Good Rats will be playing at the Artful Dodger on September 6, FREE!

Dogstock is coming up at Bobbique! $15 admission!

Ships Ahoy!
September 6 brings the Bay Shore Harbor Festival and Boat Parade! Great music, a pirate show, how can it get any better?

The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum has an exhibit for the next few weeks about the whaling industry, oil, and its impact on society. If you're in Sag Harbor, stop in to Spinnakers and grab a burger!

Captree Fall Fest is coming up on September 13 and 14! Head on down and see the Kings of the Coast pirate show!

East Northport is also having a fall festival this coming weekend! Looks good...

Oompah music and men in leiderhosen...
Woohoo! It's Oktoberfest time! Have you ever thought about why they hold Oktoberfests in September? Especially with "October" in the name? Well, Oktoberfests are actually harvest festivals! Here's a few worth checking out!

Martha Clara Vineyards will be hosting their Oktoberfest on September 13-14...$10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Make your reservations early!

Black Forest Brew Haus will have their Oktoberfest from September 26 through October 12! I've been to a few of much fun! More will be posted weekly!

For a good cause...
Helping Long Island's less fortunate is something we all should do. What better way than a little dinner and dancing? Not sure of the price, but this is something worth considering attending regardless of price!

All for now...if you have an event or an idea you'd like to see here, let me know at! I'll be back later this week with more posts, so don't forget to check in often! Chat soon!

1 comment:

marcigeller said...

You are the best!! Thank you for all your mentions. I am going to mention your blog on my blog! :-)