The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, August 12th 320

Although the Perseid Meteor Shower (which began July 17th and last through August 24th) has been producing meteors for the last couple of weeks, tonight the shower is expected produce around 100 meteors per hour. The Perseid meteor shower will peak tonight, Monday, August 12th through tomorrow morning, and many meteors will be visible to Long Islanders.

Perseid meteors are known for being bright, but tonight’s forecast of possible showers and a bright moon is expected to limit visibility for the meteors.

In years with less moonlight the Perseids meteors have been reported at rate of 150-200 meteors an hour. Tonight the Perseids will likely produce about 10-15 visible meteors per hour because of the phase of the moon, which will be nearly full during the showers peak.

Meteors will be visible even under bright suburban skies, but viewers in suburban areas will not be able to see as many shooting stars as those in urban areas or who travel to view the showers.   Lucky for Long Islanders, NYS Parks have announced that they will remain open during the peak.  These locations are optimal for viewing meteor showers as they are often darker and have open areas where you can view large sections of the sky.

Wherever you are viewing the shower it is important to remember to take about 30 minutes to allow your eyes become adjusted to the dark.  Choose an open, dark spot and lay flat to view at as much of the sky as possible.  Try to avoid looking at light sources such as the moon, the horizon or cell phones.  Introducing light to your eyes and looking at bright screens will reduce the number of meteors you may see.

If you have small children, take them out in the evening as you can start looking for Perseids as soon as it gets dark.  The Perseids are more active after midnight and are most active in the hours before dawn. The moon will be setting during the early hours of the morning making the time before dawn the most beneficial for stargazers.

Below is the list of NYS parks that will remain open Monday night through the peak viewing times early Tuesday:

  • Jones Beach State Park – West End II
  • Gov. Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park – Field 3
  • Montauk Point State Park – Upper Parking Lot
  • Wildwood State Park – Main Parking Lot

The normal stargazing permit will not be required and entrance to the parks is free.

Park officials request that visitors stay near their vehicles and suggest to dress appropriately, bring bug spray, and a reclining chair or blanket.


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Dress for Success 2nd Annual Pop-Up Sale- August 9th, 10th & 11th 108

Dress for Success Brookhaven will hold its second annual Pop-Up sale on August 9th, 10th and 11th at 70 North Main Street in Sayville during the village’s Summerfest 2019. The first Pop-Up Sale, which was held in August 2018 in Patchogue, was very successful and created more awareness for the Dress for Success programs. On sale at the Dress for Success Brookhaven Pop Up Sale will be excess inventory, including many new items of clothing, jewelry, handbags accessories and more. The sale will start with a preview sale on Friday, August 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It will continue Saturday, August 10 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday, August 11 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the sale go directly to Dress for Success Brookhaven programs. The mission of these programs is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools necessary to help women thrive in work and in life. The Dress for Success Brookhaven Pop-Up Sale is sponsored by California Closets.

About Dress for Success

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veterans’ organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

Our mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information about Dress for Success, please call 631- 451-9127 or visit

About California Closets

California Closets of Suffolk County, NY is honored to be hosting the 2019 Dress for Success Pop Up Sale inside of our new, flagship showroom in Sayville, NY. California Closets and Dress for Success have created a successful partnership over the last 20 years to empower woman back into the workplace. Through the generous donations of California Closets clients, over 2000 pairs of professional shoes have been donated to DFS Brookhaven. California Closets designers and installers have renovated the DFS Boutique inside of the Brookhaven Town hall. The team at California Closets provided logistics support and casework to the 2018 DFS Pop Up in a space provided by Toast Coffee House in Patchogue.

Our goal at California Closets is to create a boutique shopping experience inside of our client’s homes. By teaming up with Dress for Success, shoppers will have the opportunity to browse selections of designer clothes, jewelry, handbags and accessories inside of beautiful displays of reach-in and walk-in California Closets, providing this experience to the Long Island public for the first time!   We at California Closets are excited to have you visit us, learn about our brand and products and join us in our support of Dress for Success, Brookhaven.

California Closets of Suffolk County, NY is an independently owned and operated business that has been serving Suffolk County for 34 years. California Closets is the industry innovator and leader in creating custom storage solutions for every room of the home.







Scenes from the Slack Tide Art Show 62

Swell Taco’s back patio turned into a packed summer art show this Thursday night for The Slack Tide Art Show.  Tucked between neighboring buildings the expansive back patio was the perfect setting for the event.  Over 20 artists had their work on display transforming the space into a collaborative gallery.  The layout provided a great space for artists to showcase their work and engage with patrons. The event was packed with young art enthusiasts enjoying the artwork and atmosphere.  Cocktails were flowing and live music by Rum Punch Mafia, @thezigons and DJ James McGaley kept the vibe going until 11 pm. Here are some highlight photos from the event.



To check out some more from the featured artists, you can view their work on Instagram below.

Name Instagram
Alex Palumbo @alxpalumbo
Candace Ceslow @hellocando
Chris Tomlin @maroonedlines
Drew Forcino @drewforcino
Erik Schwab @saltyvisionz
Gene Rogovitz @salt_n_sea
Hannah Letourneau @hanlet
Jacob Saccone @jacobsaccone
Jade Tantillo @jadetantillo
Joe Leahy @joeleahy
Josh Goetz @jgoetzphotography
Juliet Schreckinger @jettyboards
Kathryn Dziadowicz @kdziadowiczart
Maya Netzer @_deeptime_
Mollly Whalen @whalendesign
Rich Brooks @richbrooksphotography
Robb Leahy @robbleahy
Ronnie Walker @rjwphoto

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