30 August 2019
As the summer season draws to a close, the town of Babylon is gearing up for a fun-filled Labor Day weekend with a variety of exciting events for the whole family. Whether you’re a fan of tropical luaus, fantasy role-playing games, or delicious sweet treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Join Ryan Williams of I Love Babylon as he takes us on a tour of the most exciting events happening around town on Friday, August 30, 2019. Be sure to watch the full video on YouTube for an in-depth look at all the festivities: YouTube.com/watch?v=RgpJg5Oh1bU
The weekend kicks off with an end-of-summer luau at Sky Zone on Deer Park, located at 111 Rodeo Drive. The luau starts at 12:30 p.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m., giving you plenty of time to soak in the tropical vibes. Ryan shows off his festive Hawaiian shirt, which is not only stylish but also practical—wearing a Hawaiian shirt to the event will get you a $5 discount! The luau promises to be a lively affair, complete with hula hoop contests held every hour. It’s the perfect way to bid farewell to summer and embrace the spirit of the islands.
For families with young adventurers, Legendary Realms at 294 East Montauk Highway is hosting a special Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) event for kids aged 6 to 12. The event begins at 7 p.m. and requires a $5 entry fee. D&D is a popular tabletop role-playing game that encourages creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving. It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to socialize, use their imaginations, and embark on a thrilling quest in a fantasy world. Whether your child is a seasoned player or new to the game, they’re sure to have a blast.
As Ryan reminds us, the pools and beaches around Babylon are still open, so families can take advantage of the warm weather and take a refreshing dip. The town and village pools are great places to relax and cool off, while the beaches offer a chance to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Additionally, the spray parks are open for kids to splash around and have fun. With the summer season coming to an end, now is the perfect time to make the most of these outdoor amenities.
The highlight of Ryan’s tour is a visit to Madame Butterfly Cakes in West Babylon, located at 480 Rutgers Road. The bakery is known for its custom cakes and mouthwatering sugar pies, which come in both vegan and regular varieties. Ryan chats with the talented bakers, Terry and Micheline, who give us a behind-the-scenes look at their scrumptious creations.
Madame Butterfly Cakes is hosting “Shuga Pie Saturday,” an event that usually takes place only on Saturdays. However, due to popular demand, the bakery has extended its hours to include Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays as well. Ryan marvels at the wide array of flavors on display, from “Death by Chocolate” to “Lovely Lavender.” The sugar pies are priced at $3 each, and customers can also order them online at sugarpie.com.
As Ryan explores the bakery, he learns about the origin of the sugar pies. Terry and Micheline explain that the idea came about when they were cutting off the tops of cakes to make them square. Customers began requesting the leftover pieces, and the bakers realized they had a hit on their hands. They perfected the recipe and started offering the sugar pies as a regular
menu item. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with customers coming in from all over to try the delectable treats.
Ryan is particularly impressed by the vegan options, noting that it’s hard to tell the difference between the vegan and regular sugar pies. The bakers use an Italian meringue buttercream for the filling, and the pies come in various sizes. Terry and Micheline share that they have fun experimenting with different flavors, and they usually offer 10 to 12 options each day.
The bakery also offers custom cakes, and Ryan admires the intricate designs on display. Terry and Micheline mention that they initially became known for their custom cakes before branching out into sugar pies. They still create beautiful custom cakes for special occasions, but the sugar pies have become a beloved staple of the bakery.
As Ryan wraps up his visit to Madame Butterfly Cakes, he encourages viewers to come down and check out the bakery for themselves. The sugar pies are selling fast, with some flavors already sold out, so it’s best to call ahead if there’s a specific flavor you have your heart set on. The bakery’s hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.
In conclusion, the town of Babylon is the place to be this Labor Day weekend. Whether you’re dancing the day away at the luau, embarking on a D&D adventure, taking a dip in the pool, or indulging in a sugar pie, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Ryan Williams and the I Love Babylon team have done a fantastic job of showcasing the best that Babylon has to offer, and we can’t wait to see what other events are in store.
Don’t forget to watch the full video on YouTube for a closer look at all the excitement: YouTube.com/watch?v=RgpJg5Oh1bU. From all of us at ILoveBabylon.com, we wish you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. We’ll see you around town!