Nuts & Bolts, Long Island's newest and one of its hottest gay bars, is hosting its first major event this St. Patrick's Day Weekend. On Friday, March 15th, the Long Island Ravens will be kicking off their 21st Anniversary Celebration with their annual charity Master/Slave Auction. The event kicks off a big weekend celebration for the group, and is the first event in what is their new official home.
The Long Island Ravens are a part of the Atlantic Motorcycle Coordinating Council, or AMCC, and the group is made up of dedicated fans of the motorcycle/leather/Levi's scene, a long-standing segment of the larger gay community. The group participates in many "local, national and private social gatherings" and raises money for HIV and AIDS related charities, as well as other local causes pertaining to Long Island's gay community.
Charitable awards raised by the Ravens are given out at the group's annual Anniversary Dinner, or Leather Ball, which takes place the day after the Master/Slave Auction on Saturday, March 16th, with an after-dinner party at Nuts & Bolts. To date, the group has awarded over $96,000 to local gay charities.
Nuts & Bolts, located in Holbrook, has become a fixture on the Long Island gay scene, especially on weekend nights. With great music by DJ Peter and always a diverse crowd of men, Fridays and Saturdays have simply been rocking! Their motto, "a great time, every time," holds true virtually every week at the joint. With the Master/Slave Auction on Friday, the regular Saturday night fun, and a special St. Patty's Day dinner, the weekend of March 15-17 is going to be a blast!