Ray "Digmi" Navarette has a lot to celebrate. In September, he wrapped up a noteworthy baseball career, finishing eight seasons with the Long Island Ducks. And in November, the Port Washington shop, Digmi Nation, which he co-founded, will invite the pubic to take part in in its upcoming one-year anniversary in Port Washington.
The store, which sells the Digmi brand of casual street-wear, announced plans for a Nov. 2 red carpet entrance, DJ, photo booth and giveaways at its location at 114 Main St. Event sponsors Red Bull and Starbucks will be on hand with additional promotional merchandise.
Navarette spent 14 years in minor league baseball. The Port Washington resident said he's looking forward to growing his business.
Get ready for the first-ever Long Island Gingerbread House Competition in November.
Hosted by the Village of Farmingdale’s Downtown Events Committee and The Chocolate Duck, the contest will feature traditional gingerbread houses as well as some inspired by Long Island structures.
Registration for the Nov. 16 contest is open until Nov. 1. Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded in youth and adult, professional and amateur divisions, plus there will be a People’s Choice Award.
A new bar and lounge known as Pride will open in the former Common Space site on the popular Austin Street in Forest Hills, the bar's owner said.
Georgios Aspiotos, who also owns the neighboring Corfu Grill in the shopping center on Austin Street, said Pride would serve food from Corfu, drinks and possibly hookah.
"I was planning on extending Corfu Grill on the other side, but this side became available," Aspiotis said of the lounge's locale.
Pride will feature different themes, such as karaoke, each night and will be open seven days a week. It will also offer a brunch.
"It will be a loud brunch," Aspiotis said. "If you want a relaxing brunch, go to Corfu Grill."
In the summer, the lounge will open up its backyard. Pride is located at 70-15 Austin St.