For more than 25 years, the trilingual staff at Eye Supply of Oceanside—fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew—has outfitted peepers with quality eyeglasses from top designers. A licensed optometrist dispenses eye exams to determine prescriptions, which staffers then use to match customers with their dream pair of specs. Eye Supply’s walls drip with frames from top designers including Michael Kors, Fendi, Dolce Gabbana, Prada, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Amid its 25,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor turf, Long Island Sports Complex treats up to 15 birthday celebrants to one hour of motion-based merriment, followed by a half-hour of pizza, cake, drinks, and party goods. The facility takes care of all the food, decorations and invitations, so parents can spend more time knitting the perfect birthday gift or reanimating it during an electrical storm. Sports-party revelers get to release excess energy with their choice of soccer, baseball, softball, football, or lacrosse without the outdoor inconveniences of grass stains or slingshotted acorns from territorial squirrels. Two to four sport-savvy supervisors will be on hand to make sure that everyone has a safe time.
Captain Frank Rizzo and his crew draw on 35 years of navigation experience to pilot the Freeport Princess along the placid waters of Freeport’s Nautical Mile. On the night of their dinner cruise, passengers stroll up the gangplank of the 105-foot Coast Guard–certified yacht to wave kerchiefs at land-bound friends or don mermaid costumes and clamber onto the prow for luck. Once at sail, patrons can settle into plush stools and couches lining the main deck’s sumptuous windowed lounge, and slide past the cash bar for libations (not included in the dinner cruise) to toast the luxurious evening. The steaming buffet tempts diners with four gourmet appetizers and entrees in the formal dining area on the lower deck ringed with clear lucite tables to protect guests from having their shoelaces tied together while eating. Passengers can mount the elegant glassed-in stairs to the upper level, where DJs spin tunes on a large dance floor sparkling with disco lights and an outer deck lets passengers relish ocean breezes and peaceful views of the Nautical Mile’s cozy harbors.
Captain Lou gives his guests two ways to explore the South Bay, but both are by boat. For the outdoorsman, he and his staff lead fishing tours out on the bay. Each boat is equipped with contemporary fish-tracking and navigational equipment, so it's easy to locate the best spots to anchor. Social butterflies, however, might opt for moonlight party cruises across the water in cruising yachts, which can each hold up to 149 guests.
Choosing from a buffet frees one to make spontaneous decisions, to enjoy more or less according to one's appetites, and to return for seconds. That's the reasoning behind the wide selection of classes at Hot Ryde, a fitness studio that includes a water-facing studio. The cycling instructors there lead indoor-cycling classes aboard RealRyder bikes, which tilt from side to side like actual bicycles. They also get all the body's muscles working together in low-impact TRX suspension training, which uses the body's weight and resistance bands.
Sundown Ski & Surf Shop has been serving the Long Island community for over 40 years. Specializing in Ski & Surf Equipment and culture. Sundown Offers everything from skis, snowboards, surfboards, ski and surf wear, surf lessons and Ski bus trips.