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Alive After Five dates are set for 2017 in Patchogue Village

The immensely popular street festival in Patchogue Village once again shattered attendance records this past summer.

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Photo Tour: Walk to the roof at Rhum in Patchogue

The tri-level Rhum ushered in the era of rooftop dining Monday in Patchogue Village, and got a tour of the renovated building at 13 East Main Street.

Below are photos of Rhum’s first-level bar, lounge and dining area, followed by a walk upstairs to the second level’s main and rear dining rooms.

Lastly, we take a trip to the rooftop bar and step outside to take in the views.

Rhum will start introduce outdoor dining on the roof starting in March.

Click to Page 2 and Page 3 below to view all 20 photos.

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Rooftop dining Rhum opens Monday in Patchogue


The highly anticipated opening of Rhum, Patchogue’s first rooftop dining experience, will happen Monday, Dec. 5.

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The Tap Room’s sparkling new upstairs opens to the public

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And just like that, The Tap Room in Patchogue has doubled in size.

Well, it wasn’t just like that for the owners, who had much work ahead of them when they set out last October to convert two apartments into restaurant space.

virtual tour below

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SmallCakes Cupcakery & Creamery coming to New Village at Patchogue


SmallCakes Cupcakery & Creamery, a fast-growing cupcake and ice cream franchise shop, is opening a location in New Village and is expected to open next year in Patchogue.

The 1,500-square-foot storefront in the 291-unit apartments and retail complex is located next to the Teachers Federal Credit Union branch, fronting West Main Street. 

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Patchogue gives Blue Point Brewery the green light for big move to Briarcliffe building

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Note: This story was published on Oct. 11, 2016.

Blue Point Brewing Company has its village approvals in place for an expected move to the 110,000-square-foot building being vacated by Briarcliffe College in Patchogue.

The Patchogue Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a negative declaration under the state’s environmental review process, which means there’s no substantial evidence the project would have a significant effect on the environment.

The board then unanimously approved Blue Point’s application for a special permit to use a portion of the building for retail uses in the industrial zone.

The rest would be used for brewing and shipping beer.

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We’re breaking down Pokémon GO for the people of Greater Patchogue


If you were a full-blown adult or already approaching your 20s when the first Pokémon game was released to Nintendo Gameboy in 1996, you might have trouble figuring out why the new Pokémon GO app is so immensely popular.

We can help.

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The story behind That Meetball Place’s barn wood decor

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That Meetball Place in Patchogue is still less than two years old.

But boy, has it got a lot of history. 

Not only was the building built over a century ago, the Main Street restaurant is covered — inside and out — with wood from a barn that stood on a Pennsylvania hill from 1893 to 2013.

The barn’s rough sawn siding was used to create That Meetball Place’s unique exterior facade, as well its bar and communal tables. The old wood can also be found up and down the walls inside.

The history of the barn itself came to life Monday at the restaurant.

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Remembering roller skating, before The Emporium

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All but the newest of comers to Patchogue Village are aware the building that now houses The Emporium used to be a Knights of Columbus.

Fewer realize that long before the likes of Lil Wayne, Mobb Deep or Twisted Sister graced the stage inside the nondescript Railroad Avenue club, organ music filled the air.

Instead of bumping, grinding or head-banging, young people did the fox trot, waltz, moonlight waltz, and then the fox trot again.

This was all performed on roller skates from 8:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. At least that’s according to a 1940 musical program provided to

(See the program and other photos below.)

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82-year-old Robinson’s Market goes up for sale in Patchogue


Robinson’s Market has been standing for over 80 years in the middle of a neighborhood just north of East Main Street in Patchogue.

Now, the 3,000-square-foot establishment is going up for sale, according to the McGiveron Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The asking price is $599,900.

The original owner, Phil Robinson, built the market at 60 Washington Avenue in 1935.

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A new president takes the helm at St. Joseph’s College on July 1

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On July 1, St. Joseph’s College will be welcoming the school’s eighth president in its 100-year history.

St. Joseph’s, which has campuses in Patchogue and Brooklyn, announced on Friday that Donald Boomgaarden was chosen as Jack Calareso’s successor after a nationwide search.

Dr. Calareso joined St. Joseph’s College in 2014.

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The Gateway in Bellport announces 2017 season; tickets go on sale March 21

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The Gateway in Bellport has just announced its 2017 season and it will feature five Broadway hits: RENT, Swing!, On the Town, Mamma Mia! and Little Shops of Horrors.

Tickets start at $59 and go on sale March 21 at 10 a.m.

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Suffolk Marathon will be held Sunday, Oct. 29; relay option added

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The 2017 Suffolk County Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, and “it will once again start and end in downtown Patchogue,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced in Hauppauge Monday.

Last year’s marathon and related festivities — including the Freedom Festival and Taste of Long Island street fairs in Patchogue —raised $140,000 for organizations within Suffolk County that provide services to military veterans, Bellone said.

The money gets distributed to the organizations through a committee.

click here to register

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Photos: Pat-Med’s Stick it to Cancer tourney raises $8K — in honor of student Sean Dixon

This year’s tournament was played in honor of Patchogue-Medford student Sean Dixon, who is battling cancer.

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Free Prom Boutique opens from March 20-June 16 at Brookhaven Town Hall

As high school students are preparing for the prom, the Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau will be ready with its “Prom Boutique.”

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‘SEED: The Untold Story’ airs Saturday (and Thursday) at Plaza Cinema in Patchogue

'In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.'

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

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Flo’s Luncheonette will be taking over Corey Beach’s concession stand in May

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Pack up the kiddies but leave the picnic basket at home because Flo’s is coming to the beach this summer.

Flo’s Luncheonette has reached a deal with Brookhaven Town to take over a portion of the Corey Beach snack and lifeguard hut on Corey Beach in Blue Point.

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Distillery planned for former mechanic’s shop in Patchogue

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A craft distillery that would use New York State farm products to make vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon is being planned for a former mechanic’s shop in Patchogue Village.

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The company, called Great South Bay Distillery, is looking to rehab and convert the vacant building at 147 West Avenue, which most recently housed Pat Felice’s Auto, to distill the spirits.

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