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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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Sole East celebrates a 4-day Memorial Day weekend

Guest enjoy the courtyard at Sole East Resort

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Saturday is likely to be a very busy day on the East End, as several nightclubs and social spots will be throwing special bashes to mark Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial arrival of the 2014 summer season.

However, for those who simply can't wait that long to get their personal parties started, Sole East in Montauk is launching two days earlier than much of its competition, doing four...

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Three ‘Animal Parties’ set for Sienna

A scene from a previous edition of the

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Looks like Traviswild made quite the impression in the Hamptons last year, as his signature soiree will be returning to the East End for three major holiday happenings this coming summer.

A West Coast-based DJ, Traviswild (aka Travis Peitz) has made a name for himself as the host and selector of an event known as the Animal Party. Usually based in San Francisco, it’s a jungle-themed affair...

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1 OAK Southampton on the way

Tables with bottle menus are ready to go

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With Memorial Day weekend 2014 now only days away, more new nightlife spots continue to arrive in the Hamptons; the latest being 1 OAK Southampton.

For those unfamiliar with 1 OAK (an acronym of mantra "1 Of A Kind"), it’s not just a single club but an international party brand, with involvement in either temporary residencies or permanent outposts in places such as Manhattan, Las Vegas, Los...

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The return of Soiree Noir

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

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On its website, George Martin's Strip Steak calls itself an "intimate steakhouse" -- but when the burlesque troupe Soiree Noir is present, its atmosphere may change from simply warm to downright piquant.

Whether or not the appellation “Strip Steak” somehow inspired such a coupling, the Great River restaurant, at 60 River Rd., has hosted this company of frisky females on several prior occasions...

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Memorial Day weekend parties at Flynn’s Fire Island

King Wellington playing a live set at Flynn's

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As the month of May rolls in (and the temperatures finally seem snow-proof) those among us on constant party-watch are now waiting for the hot LI summer spots to get going for 2014, and one has recently stated via social media and its website  that it’s going to go the extra mile come Memorial Day Weekend with a double-day celebration.

Located across the Great South Bay in Ocean Bay Park,...

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Indie will rock the summer at Surf Lodge

The Brooklyn-based indie band Bear Hands, one of

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Instead of having to haul into the city for some indoor indie this coming summer, fans of the outsider sound can instead head out to Montauk to hear some of the genre’s top performers play outside, backed by the waters of Fort Pond and the sun-bathed grounds of Surf Lodge.

It’s no secret that, for the most part, indie bands and other alternative acts don't gig much in either Nassau or Suffolk...

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The 2014 Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction

A scene from the 2013 Reconstructed Bra Fashion

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Although the East End gala benefit season doesn't truly launch until Memorial Day Weekend, there’s a fun-looking fundraiser taking place in Southampton on Thursday, May 15 designed to raise financial support for a cause that affects women and families locally, nationally and globally.

Starting at 7 p.m., the Southampton Social Club (256 Elm St., Southampton, 631-287-1400) will be hosting the...

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A party with big hair and '80s flair at Toro Pazzo

A bartender mixes drinks at Toro Pazzo in

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If you've been waiting for a chance to break out your best '80s club clothes, there’s a plum party coming soon that should be a match for your classic duds.

Anyone who remembers local nightlife in the 1980s can tell you the decade was a club-crazy time on Long Island -- when it was the norm to head out into the evening wearing trendy attire and to be supremely well-coiffed -- unlike today’s...

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