Life on Long Island

The Roller Rebels in action at Skate Safe America

Members of the Long Island Roller Rebels skate

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It’s not exactly an undertaking that qualifies as typical nightlife, but then again this activity is hardly average.

Established in 2005, the ladies of the Long Island Roller Rebels (LIRR), an all-female roller derby association, continue to scrap and skate. An organization of two interleague travel teams and three home teams (that play each other in intra-league games), the league's schedule...

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A Saturday scavenger hunt across LI

A scavenger hunt map, part of the flier

(Credit: Long Island Roller Rebels)

Whether one finds inspiration in the thrill of a quest, the chance to help support a local cause or just the prospect of possibly winning free drinks, some athletic local ladies have put together a challenge that might be a grabber for all the aforementioned: an LI-wide scavenger hunt.

Put into motion by the Long Island Roller Rebels -- the area’s all-female roller derby league -- this expedition...

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A Valentine’s Day burlesque show

Long Island-based burlesque entertainer Betsy Propane. She?ll be

(Credit: Megan Raube)

When thinking of burlesque, the notion of a long-lost, vaudevillian striptease act may come to mind – and while the impression that it’s a risque sort of amusement is accurate, the full truth is that the art form also happens to have very modern legs.

Although its origins date to the 1800s, contemporary burlesque found its beginnings as nightclub and theater entertainment in cities like New...

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Dance and swing with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Why: Listen to swing music and watch

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It might not be as trendy as it was before Y2K, but modern swing is still a big thing for some people.

Inspired by the Big Band orchestra sound that served as major dance music for guys and gals during the 1930s and 1940s, swing music made a comeback during the 1990s — as artists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Massapequa-born Brian Setzer put out modern tunes inspired...

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'It's All for the Kids' at Blue

Patchogue's Barret Beyer, seen here competing on FOX

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With the winter holiday season in full swing, Long Island stores, shops and malls are busy with lots of people still looking to fulfill the gift lists of their families – but for some area residents, their personal financial situations can't afford such an accomplishment.

However, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, one of the Island’s charitable organizations is throwing a bash in order to help supply some...

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Pride For Youth celebrates 20 years

A group of teens represent the LGBTQ youth

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In a festive nod to both its own efforts and the dedication of those who have championed an identical vision, the LGBTQ teen advocate organization Pride for Youth (PFY) will be throwing a special bash on Friday, Nov. 15.

Marking two decades in operation, PFY will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville with an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. Established...

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Do Halloween across the bay at CJ's

The poster for the Halloween party to be

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With October now in full swing, the attention of many party people is firmly pointed at Halloween.

There are a few days every year that are considered critical for great times at bars, clubs and other social spots – such as St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving – but the celebrating of Halloween on the late-night circuit is a special occasion like...

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The Miss Gay Long Island Pageant

Ariel Sinclair, a well-known hostess and performer, will

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

If you're used to catching the top LI drag events at The Bunkhouse in Patchogue, keep in mind that this year’s Miss Gay Long Island Pageant (MGLIP) will not be taking place there this weekend.

Actually, according to the latest Bunkhouse announcements, the bash had to move to even bigger digs, as the response for advance ticket sales has reportedly exceeded the venue’s capacity. So, on Sunday,...

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Nile Rodgers dance party comes to Riverhead

Musician Nile Rodgers attends the East Hampton Library's

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It’s always risky to crown a yet-to-happen event as “the ___ of the year” -- but if the acts scheduled to appear at that particular occasion are either legendary or currently hot (or both), it makes such a designation a lot less likely to wind up as hyperbole.

For example, on Aug. 19, the All For The East End (AFTEE) group is throwing a dance party, and it could very well end up being the...

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Cocktails, live music and sunsets on the Sound at CBBG

The view of the sunset from Cedar Beach

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When classifying a place like the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill (CBBG) in Mount Sinai, some might use the term “hidden gem,” while others might even call it an “oasis.”

In this case, both terms do definitely apply.

The Long Island Sound is nothing like the South Shore when it comes to waterside nightlife or summer fun -- as while there are numerous clubs, bars and eateries found along...

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