Life on Long Island

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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Maxi Priest at Sole East

Reggae artist Maxi Priest.

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Back when mixtapes were a popular courting method, Maxi Priest’s music was often a staple of many a romantically inclined playlist.

Of course, modern tuneful wooing tends to involve jump drives and iTunes, but during the early 1990s, a common way to send a personalized musical message was to make a compilation via CD-to-tape recording – and at that point in time, Mr. Priest was topping the...

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'Xmas in July' parties

Santa Claus (as played by Charles Edward Hall)

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Perhaps it’s due to the wilt-inducing heat wave that took place a few days ago -- or maybe it’s just a coincidence -- but some of the Island’s hot-weather hot spots are doing “Xmas in July” parties this week, events that lean on Kriss Kringle for theme and inspiration. Here are two solid choices, one in each of LI's counties:


Since Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill “popped” up in...

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Models and music make ‘Waves’ in Montauk

Items from the Milly swimwear collection are modeled

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With the appearance of a respected musical luminary working as a DJ while surrounded by beautiful people and under a blazing sun, the “Sound Waves” party series officially began its run on Saturday at the Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk, 631-668-2112).

Scheduled to take place weekly on Saturdays until Aug. 31, it’s a seven-hour fete (noon-7 p.m.), and will feature live performances...

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Vince Clarke to spin in Montauk

Musician Vince Clarke

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Even if you didn't spend the 1980s dedicated to synthpop, it is very likely you've heard – or danced to – a track or more involving the talents of legendary musician Vince Clarke.

His name isn't exactly a household word, but chances are you're familiar with acts such as Depeche Mode, Yaz (or Yazoo) and Erasure, especially if you grew up hanging out at the many alternative dance clubs that...

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‘American Summer Riviera Weekend’ at Navy Beach

Swimsuit models pose at the "American Summer Riviera"

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In case you missed it last year – or maybe you loved it and are ready for another go-round -- Navy Beach in Montauk is bringing back its “American Riviera” bash, but this time giving it a full weekend.

Unlike the single-day 2012 affair, this year's version runs from noon until sunset on both Saturday and Sunday (July 13-14). Inspired by the French Riviera – the shoreline stretch that includes...

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Two offbeat bashes to consider

Iconic NYC DJ Stretch Armstrong, spinning a session

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Making trips into Manhattan and Brooklyn to enjoy the city’s cutting edge nightlife has always been a regular move by Long Islanders – as while there’s plenty to do in Nassau and Suffolk, NYC remains one of the world’s main destinations for both fabulous and offbeat parties. However, once the summer rolls around, a healthy portion of the New York City DJs, hosts, performers, staffers and other club...

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