A lot of Long Islanders probably aren't aware of the many events that take place all over the island. Different companies and sponsors hold all different kinds of events for different occasions – including but certainly not limited to family events, nightlife events, music events, bridal events, and, yes, even events made just for singles.
We all know that finding the love of your life is a difficult and, sometimes, seemingly impossible task. For some people, it work and dedication. For singles who are older (perhaps divorcees and single parents) finding a partner seems to be even tougher.
It’s healthy to get out once in a while. So call your baby sitter or cancel your Full House marathon plans and head on out to one of these Long Island events for singles. This week and next, in particular, have a lot of single’s events going on, so there’s plenty to choose from and for all ages. After all, it’s the second day of spring – the season of love has begun!
1. Singles Meet & Greet
Date and time: Fri, March 21, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.
Location: Maggies On Park
1020 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY
Admission: $20 (includes complimentary drink of choice)
Call to reserve: 516-795-6750
Details: All attendees meet at 8 p.m. and get to know each other and receive their complimentary beverage of choice. After everyone is acquainted, they will all proceed into the dining room for a fun night of dancing and mingling. The event is only for singles ages 40 and up.
2. Long Island Singles Speed Dating (39–56)
Date and Time: Fri, March 21 7:45 p.m.–10 p.m.
Location: Brasserie 214 - Inn at New Hyde Park
214 Jericho Tkpe
New Hyde Park, NY
Details: People who attend this event will have up to 15 dates in one night. Proof of age is required, as the event is only for women ages 39 to 53 and men ages 42 to 56. Voted Best Dating Group On Long Island 2010 and 2012, these events have led to over 40 engagements, over 30 marriages, some kids, and a lot of happy couples.
3. Speed Dating for Ages 23–38
Date and time: Fri, March 21, 8 p.m.
Location: Long Beach Hotel
405 East Broadway
Long Beach, NY
Details: This speed dating party will take place in the newly renovated Long Beach Hotel. Guests will meet at the private party area for appetizers and a complimentary beverage of choice. After, 10 to 12 dates will take place. Don’t worry, if you don’t find a match, you’ll receive a coupon for half-price entrance to a future speed dating event. This event includes two age groups – women 23–36 and men 25–38, and women 32–44 and men 34–46. Bring a friend and both of you will pay half price.
4. Long Island Singles Speed Dating (23–39)
Date and Time: Sat, March 22 8 p.m.–10 p.m.
Location: Dave & Buster’s Farmingdale
261 Airport Plaza Blvd
Details: People who attend this event will have up to 15 dates in one night. Proof of age is required, as the event is only for women ages 23 to 37 and men ages 25 to 39. Voted Best Dating Group On Long Island 2010 and 2012, these events have led to over 40 engagements, over 30 marriages, some kids, and a lot of happy couples.
5. Comedy Night Out For Singles
Date and Time: Sat, March 22 6:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location: Governor's Comedy Club
90 Division Avenue
Admission: $25 pre-paid, $30 at door. RSVP required.
Call for reservations: 631-592-9804
Details: There are two comedy shows at this event, and the tables are arranged by age groups. Age groups C (44–56) and D (57–69) will arrive at 6:15pm to mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. The comedy show will begin at 7 p.m. For age groups A (23 – 34) and B (35–46), the lounge will open at 9 p.m. and the show will start at 9:30 p.m. In addition to the admission charge, a two-drink-minimum purchase is required (non-alcoholic beverages are okay). Receive a $5 discount on pre-paid tickets if you bring a friend.
6. Singles Group Outing To See Islanders Ice Hockey
Date and Time: Sun, March 23 12:15 p.m.
Location: Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Call for reservations: 631-592-9804
Details: This event is a group outing for singles to see The New York Islanders play the Ohio Columbus Blue Jackets. Event-goers will arrive at 12:15 p.m. for introductions and seating for a 1 p.m. game. Feel free to bring your children along! Tickets are normally $45, but you must reserve a spot and pre-pay to receive a ticket for $37. RSVP by Saturday, March 22 (tickets will be given out the day of the event).
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