Mondays on Main: Long Beach
It's Monday, so that means a trip to one of our bustling downtowns to see everything our island has to offer.
News 12 Long Island's Caroline Flynn was in Long Beach and spoke with the design team of Codfish Cowboy.
They say Codfish Cowboy cultivates on small business shopping and welcomes local artists to sell their own works of art.
Earlier, Long Beach Photo Bus stopped in front of Codfish Cowboy for a small block party celebration.
The owners say the bus travels throughout tri-state area and can be booked for parties like birthdays, weddings, and bar mitzvahs.
Flynn also spoke with Ingrid Ceniceros, of Liddle Bites Play Cafe, which features a life-size doll house and offers a variety of activities for children.
Ceniceros said there was an uncertainty upon closing at the start of the pandemic, but they started private play sessions once they set up private pods for social distancing.
She explained the business also offers open play sessions, which do not have a time limit.
Ceniceros said she is excited to see children enjoy themselves once again.
Flynn also spoke with the Long Beach's Guitar School Alex Rubin, who is a member of the city's Chamber of Commerce.
Rubin said he was glad that most of his students continued lessons when the school had to implement virtual music lessons from March to July of 2020.
School students said they're excited to now attend in-person lessons and play music together.
Flynn also stopped by Blacksmith's Breads, which had to adapt to a two-day service when the pandemic hit but then implemented delivery service to stay afloat.
Ray Smith says the business offers breakfast and lunch service along with different types of bread that customers can buy to make their sandwiches.
Blacksmith's Breads also holds taco night on Fridays and Saturdays, offering beverages like sangria and beer.