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Ian J. Stark

A Halloween party on Fire Island

Cherry?s in Cherry Grove dressed up its awning

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Oct. 31 may be weeks away, but over on Fire Island, the late-night Halloween scene is already rolling.

While most Long Island nightspots haven't officially announced what sort of spooky-themed get-togethers are in the works for this year, Cherry’s (Bayview Walk, Cherry Grove, 631-597-7859) already threw its Halloween shindig on Sept. 27 — but, as late October falls somewhat outside the seasonal...

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Long Beach Irish Day 2014

A trio of the about 20,000 spectators attending

(Credit: ExploreLI Street Team, 2012)

It's very probable that green clothing will be especially in vogue in the "City By the Sea" on Saturday.

Most Long Islanders are likely aware that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day — an annual holiday that famously inspires massive crowds to venture out to LI bars, pubs and clubs in order to rejoice with music, dancing and the wearing of emerald-hued fashion — not to mention the digestion of corned...

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A Blarney Stone to kiss at Flanagan’s in Ronkonkoma

The Flanagan?s Pub Blarney stone. According to the

(Credit: Flanagan’s Pub)

It’s not news that there are dozens of pubs located across Long Island – and in the competition for customers, bars have been known to renovate, hire hot local bands or start serving the latest in cocktails and craft beer in order to grab attract patrons. On the other hand, as promotions go, the adding of a new rock – as in a real stone – is not exactly a typical move.

However, Flanagan’s,...

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