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 weekend, there is an abundance of events for all age groups, so there’s plenty to choose from and for all ages. So be sure to check out these events and partake in the season of love!
1. Singles Meet & Greet
Date and time: Fri, March 28, 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.–9:30 p.m.
Location: 34 New Street Restaurant
34 New Street
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 50 to 62 and men ages 52 to 69. 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 44–59
Date and time: Fri, March 28, 8 p.m.
Location: Jones Beach Hotel
3275 Byron Street
Details: This speed dating party will take place in the historic Jones 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. Bring a friend and save $5 – $33 for each of you. Reservations are required, as they try to keep a gender balance.
4. Long Island Singles Speed Bowling
Date and Time: Sat, March 29 3:45 p.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Wantagh Lanes
1300 Wantagh Ave
Details: People who attend this event will have to arrive early for time to mingle at the bowling alley. Then, women will pair up in teams of 3 and so will the men. After that, a female team and male team will pair up and bowl a 10-frame game together. This event is for males ages 43–58 and women 41–53.
5. Singles Bowling And Social
Date and Time: Sat, March 29 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Location: Herrill Lanes
465 Herricks Road
New Hyde Park, NY
Admission: $5 per game
Phone: 516-887-2342 (ask for Maurice)
Details: This event is for singles ages 25 and up. They will meet are Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park for bowling and mingling. After, there will be a social gathering at the Omega Diner on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park.
6. Singles Speed Pool Mixer
Date and Time: Sat, March 29 7:30 p.m.
Location: Big Kuhuna
1730 East Jericho Turnpike
Admission: $30 pre-paid, $35 cash at the door
Call for reservations: 631-592-9804
Details: Singles will meet at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy a free buffet and complimentary drink. Then, teams of two men and two women will be made in appropriate age groups and play pool! After the first game, the men’s team will rotate to the next table to play the next team of women. This event is not a speed dating event. “Date Match Cards” will be provided to help singles make connections with each other. Once the games are over, attendees will hang out with their new friends on the leather couches by the fireplace. Bring a friend and save $5 each. The age groups are 23–35, 36–48 and 49–62.
7. Singles Brunch
Date and Time: Sun, March 30 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Temple Or Elohim
18 Tobie Lane
Call for reservations: 516-433-9888
Details: This event is presented by Jewish Singles Connections. You can join and be a member and join in on events like museum trips, walking tours, concert events, and more. There is no membership free. For this brunch, singles ages 40–59 meet at 11 a.m. and enjoy a Sunday brunch. Call for more details.
8. Singles Luncheon
Date and Time: Sun, March 30 noon–3 p.m.
Location: Ikea Restaurant
Call for reservations: 516-938-0506
Details: This event is hosted by the Singles Club of Long Island. All visitors are welcome. For more information, give them a call.
9. Co-Ed Cooking Class For Singles
Date and Time: Sun, March 30 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kitchen Partytime
Call for reservations: 516-592-9804
Details: Singles will be a part of co-ed teams and participate in a professional cooking class together. Teams will learn how to cook an easy dinner-date meal. After the class, singles will have dinner and enjoy the meals they prepared together. One complimentary glass of wine will be served, and BYOB is permitted. There will also be a “Blind Date” dessert that everyone will receive a chance at. The recipe will be given to you to take home so you can prepare your meal for future dates, and match cards will be provided to help attendees make connections. All ages are welcome. Reservations must be made in advance to ensure a quickly lesson, and attendees must prepay in order to reserve their spot.
10. Singles Dinner and Social
Date and Time: Sun, March 30 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
Location: Texas Road House
2571 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Admission: $3 plus the cost for dinner
Call for reservations: 516-465-3953
Details: At 4 p.m. singles will meet at the bar to meet and mingle. This is a cash bar event. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Reservations need to be made by Friday, March 28. This event is for ages 25 and up.
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