5 Memorial Day weekend boutique hotel getaways on Long Island

If you’re looking for a getaway this Memorial Day weekend, a Long Island staycation is the perfect escape. The Island offers water  on all sides, nature within reach and dining, shopping and things to do galore. There are also boutique hotels that provide upscale and comfy places to stay. For a special Memorial Day weekend vacation, here are five places …

CJS Featured in Newdsay


rocket fuel


Rocket Fuel is the cocktail of choice on Fire Island and all it takes is a few sips to know why. It’s a cool and refreshing concoction. The frozen blender drink tastes very much like a Piña Colada, but it contains some important additions, including amaretto liqueur and Bacardi 151 rum. READ THE STORY >> Rocket Fuel is the cocktail …


Newsday Features CJ’s

Newsdays feedme featured CJ’s Rocket Fuel! Read the article here. Newsdays feedme featured CJ’s Rocket Fuel! Read the article here.


CJ’s: Listed as top 10 things to do on Fire Island!

10 Best Things to Do on Fire Island, New York © Courtesy of littleny – Fotolia.com Casual, comfortable, and friendly, CJ’s is the epitome of a beachside café/bar where you can enjoy delicious food, colorful cocktails (including Fire Island’s Famous Rocket Fuel), and stunning ocean views. Featuring nautical-themed décor in cool tones, the restaurant boasts a tantalizing menu of seafood …

Take a ferry for a getaway near Long Island

Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost When it’s time to get off the island, you have several options: bridge, tunnel or boat. Setting out by sea, of course, is by far the more romantic choice, especially when you’re looking for a quick one-day getaway. Here are four day trip ideas for “vacations” that start once you set foot on a Long Island ferry… …

CJ’s Restaurant & Bar: Home of The Rocket Fuel®

CJ’s Restaurant & Bar: Home of The Rocket Fuel® The Rocket Fuel, a popular drink on Fire Island and beyond, was invented by CJ’s Restaurant & Bar. For nearly 50 years, CJ’s Restaurant & Bar has been serving the Fire Island community in various ways, but what it’s ultimately become known for is one of its piña colada-esque cocktails, giving …

Ocean Beach Featured in Long Island Press

Ocean Beach: Fire Island’s Summer Playground Downtown Ocean Beach offers small-town charm a short walk from the shore. (Photo by Lauren Chenault) The 30-mile-long, half-mile wide stretch of Long Island barrier beach known as Fire Island is divided into some 17 communities, many with their own unique identities, and Ocean Beach — Fire Island’s largest village — is no exception. …

OB featured in Newsday’s Summer Guide!

Fire Island has been inhabited by pirates, whalers and the Coast Guard. Today, its population is just as diverse. Distinct but overlapping communities welcome young singles, families, moguls and regular Joes. All vacationers agree that the absence of cars and proximity to the water are the prime attractions.