Life on Long Island

Wearing flip-flops at party stops

While dress codes are usually in effect, some

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has ever spent even just a single night out at a club, bar or in any other social setting isn't aware that footwear is a weighty issue that falls most heavily on women.

Even when attempting to avoid any insinuation of gender pigeonholing, it’s hard to evade the fact that while gentlemen generally get away with sporting either comfortable dress shoes or...

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Dark Horse Tavern debuts in Farmingdale

Dark Horse Tavern in Farmingdale made its debut

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It may have been only hours old, but somehow the Dark Horse Tavern in Farmingdale felt well-established during its Friday night debut.

Perhaps that sensation is partly due to the fact that this pub, a sibling of the original Dark Horse Tavern in Rockville Centre, has visibly been under construction for several months, during which -- unlike most businesses that hold off until the last stages...

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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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Dark Horse Tavern coming to Farmingdale

The unfinished storefront of Dark Horse Tavern in

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It appears that looking for parking while on the way to the Dark Horse Tavern will soon no longer involve only the roads of Rockville Centre when searching for a spot, as by the end of April the Village of Farmingdale will also be a good place to try.

There has been construction taking place at the southeast corner of Conklin and Main Streets in Farmingdale for some time, in a space that was...

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Underground EDM on Valentine’s Day

DJ Frank Clementi, of Mastic Beach, in an

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When it comes to electronic dance music (EDM), sometimes the big hits aren't always a draw for all of its enthusiasts.

For fans of conventional electronic dance (pop music remixes, contemporary house; think current Grammy winners Daft Punk), most clubs on Long Island offer nights featuring DJs that spin the sort of tracks heard on radio mixshows and other popular music outlets -- but there...

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The Farmingdale Santa Crawl

This Santa is on the move, as part

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Looking for an excuse to dress like Santa Claus and spend an afternoon marching around an area village between pubs? This is it.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Farmingdale will be the site of a Santa Crawl, which -- for those yet to attempt such a festive feat -- requires all involved to don either holiday attire (such as dressing like a reindeer or wearing a very ugly Christmas sweater) or to appear...

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Country music in Nassau County this week

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

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It has been a good last couple of years for LI country music fans. Since 2011, a number of taverns on the Island have added nights that feature live music, line-dancing and an opportunity to wear cowboy boots (and then scoot). The Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore (60 E. Main St., 631-969-9700), Middle Country Beer Garden (1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-696-1111), The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave.,...

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Changing Times is triple-celebrating

The chalkboard of Changing Times American Sports Bar

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Over the past quarter-century, dozens and dozens of pubs, clubs, bars, lounges, discos and other fun spots have come and gone from the LI nightlife scene — but a notable few have managed to outlast the competition, maturing from just “places to go” into establishments that can draw generations of Islanders in for amusement.

Among those that have proved to be most enduring is Changing Times:...

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'Lepre-Con' crawls set for Farmingdale and Bay Shore

It won’t be hard to find a St.

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It won’t be hard to find a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17, with virtually all of Nassau and Suffolk County bars, taverns and watering holes likely doing some sort of nod to this holiday that is considered by many to be a day best spent out wearing green, munching on corned beef and enjoying beverages (often of the “adult” ilk). However, the owners of the Nutty Irishman club-pubs have come up...

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