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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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Back-to-back LI white parties

?Real Housewives of New Jersey? star Teresa Giudice.

A quick Web search can easily reveal several recommendations on how to care for white clothing -- and those sort of tips may end up being especially handy for some local clubgoers as there are two back-to-back LI bashes this week asking all potential attendees to show up in their milkiest attire.

The origin of the “white party” is an inexact tale, with various cities, people and groups claiming...

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Pines Party returns with Chus + Ceballos in the mix

DJs Chus and Ceballos are Chus L. Esteban,

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It’s no challenge to find lengthy DJ-driven bashes regularly going down around LI’s nightlife circuit -- but even the longest of get-togethers tend to wrap after six or seven hours -- unlike the Pines Party, an annual soiree that lasts almost two full days.

Returning to Fire Island Pines for its 2014 edition, the Pines Party is actually a fundraiser at its core, with net proceeds to benefit...

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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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RISE returns for the holiday weekend

People socializing and dancing at the RISE pop-up

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Over the past five years, brothers Daniel and Derek Koch have put together some of the most talked-about Hamptons parties, and on July 5 their handiwork will “RISE” again.

Once affiliated with the Day & Night entertainment group, the sibling upscale event organizers are widely known on the international club circuit for their DJ-powered brunch gatherings -- which under the Day & Night...

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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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Caffeine to return for reunion

The Caffeine logo. Before it became a brand

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If you were a Long Island nightlife regular during the 1990’s, it is highly likely that you remember Caffeine.

More than just a weekly party at a local club, Caffeine was a destination that at times could draw hundreds of people to its doors and dance floors for years before transforming into a brand associated with fashion and music. It may no longer exist as a venue, but for those that remember...

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'Party in the Park' at Carlyle on the Green

A sunset scene from a 2010 summer event

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While it's true that much of Long Island's late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI's most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.

Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...

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Daytime club-style parties in the Hamptons

Club lights reflect off the hair of a

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The 2014 Hamptons nightlife season started Saturday, May 24,  and for those seeking to get into the scene, there was no need to wait until evening. There were a number of daytime, nightclub-style parties across the East End hours before the sun went down.

As it turns out, two of the gatherings have a bit of history. Up until this season hospitality impresarios Daniel and Derek Koch were...

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A disco night to be at the Bell Bottom Ball

A spinning disco ball ? a symbol of

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It may currently spin most frequently on FM radio as part of an “oldies” format, but even the youngest fan of current dance can relate to at least some of what disco did for current culture.

There were places to go dancing before records even existed — and many styles of music have served as a draw for those looking to boogie in public — but today’s typical DJ-driven dance party is just the...

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