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Two 'Christmas in July' parties this week on LI

Although it?s still summer, Santa Claus (as played

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With the summer of 2014 already past its halfway mark, many Hamptons clubs have started organizing for Labor Day weekend.

On the other hand, two East End spots are actually getting Christmas parties ready this week -- so if your need for a fix of Yuletide cheer simply can't wait until December, you'll have a pair of chances to make merry in jingle-bell fashion before August even arrives as...

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'Sound Waves' returning to Montauk

Musician Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons. He?ll

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If you had attended one or more of the "Sound Waves" parties in 2013 and were hoping for its return, get ready -- the poolside, celebrity DJ-driven bash will kick off its 2014 season on Saturday, July 19 – but this time it’s trading its former lido for a slightly larger body of water, namely the Atlantic Ocean.

Last year, the Waves soirees took place in the courtyard of the Montauk Beach House...

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Chromeo at the Catch Beach Ball

Musicians David ?Dave 1? Macklovitch and Patrick ?P-Thugg?

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Taking advantage of the free-from-work Friday generated by this year’s Fourth of July, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa will be throwing a daytime bash that is already looking like a smash hit.

For the most part, July 4 is a day when virtually everybody is able to get away from their cubicles, desks and other work-related furniture to get out and cut loose -- which may explain why...

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Stretch Armstrong now a Harbor 'resident'

Iconic NYC DJ Stretch Armstrong, seen spinning a

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Looks like the people that make Montauk their regular good times destination will be getting another stop to frequent, as the recently-opened Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge is adding some dedicated nightlife to its calendar.

Located in the spot that formerly held the now-defunct Cross Eyed Clam, this small plates-focused restaurant opened in May and has already been offering some live music and...

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Wearing flip-flops at party stops

While dress codes are usually in effect, some

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has ever spent even just a single night out at a club, bar or in any other social setting isn't aware that footwear is a weighty issue that falls most heavily on women.

Even when attempting to avoid any insinuation of gender pigeonholing, it’s hard to evade the fact that while gentlemen generally get away with sporting either comfortable dress shoes or...

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'Summer Set Saturdays' at the Montauk Beach House

Musician Talib Kweli will be one of the

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Montauk is approximately 11 miles from the next closest Hamptons hamlet (Amagansett), and as it is the last town before LI ends, it has no other neighbor -- making it quite remote compared to most LI localities. However, one could insinuate that it’s the personality of the locality that truly makes it distant from the rest of the Hamptons, especially in the summer.

Much like other communities...

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East End Cares for Leyte

Survivors walk over a collapsed bridge in an

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It has been close to a month since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Visayas on Nov. 7, 2013, and the devastation caused by the storm to this group of islands located in the Philippines is far from abating.

Thousands of people were killed, including close to 2,000 alone in the city of Tacloban, located on the Visayan island Leyte. Much of the city has been reduced to rubble, and there is...

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'Girls Night Out' at Gurney's Inn

A group of women hanging out at an

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Montauk may be thought of as mainly a summer fun destination, but one of the hamlet’s top year-round resorts is throwing a bash worthy of consideration, despite the late autumn chill that has already set in across the East End.

On Friday, Nov. 8, Gurney’s Inn is throwing its fifth annual “Girls Night Out,” an evening that means drinks, edibles and dancing for all attending – as well as some...

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Where to catch G. Love

Musician G. Love will be playing The Inn

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Whenever musician G. Love plays Long Island, the crowds always turn out – and his shows often sell out -- but with three local performances set for the remainder of the month, there are still opportunities to get tickets to a G. Love concert … for now.

There is temptation to refer to G. Love (AKA Garrett Dutton) as an “underground” artist, as his music -- while standing as a necessity for...

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Two days of waves for women only

A young girl rides her board during a

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For the many people who think of surfing as not just fun but rather as a way of life, it's no secret that plenty of girls and women alike love to ride the waves. However, the predominance of the sport’s media coverage tends to focus on the male stars and participants, which can give the impression that the activity is mainly a dude’s doing. But this coming weekend, female enthusiasts – and female...

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