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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‘Crawling’ across Farmingdale for Cinco de Mayo

A sombrero, along with a cerveza (Spanish for

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As the calendar days roll toward May, it may be time to start thinking about Cinco de Mayo.

For those among us planning to party on May 5 (or during the weekend leading to May 5, as this year the holiday lands on a Monday), proper preparations will almost certainly include a search for the perfect bash -- but if you feel that settling for simply one spot just won't cut your ‘Mayo mustard,...

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Bars hosting St. Baldrick’s Day fundraisers

Babylon Board of Education Trustee Nick Montalto at

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When thinking of a March day used by local pubs to host special events in the name of a person prefixed by a title of beatification, it’s safe to say St. Patrick’s Day would first come to mind for most – and while that’s not wrong, there’s another such occasion – marked in a very different fashion, for a very serious cause.

Back in 1999, three Irish-American New Yorkers decided to turn their...

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Bay Shore bars to help Jon Thomas workers

Volunteers from the Bay Shore, West Islip and

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Early in the morning on Thursday, Dec. 5, a fire broke out at the Jon Thomas Inne in Brightwaters. It affected the kitchen, dining area and bar, as well as some of the apartments above the long-lived pub and restaurant.

With a history that dates back to the 1920s, the near-90-year-old venue has damage that will take several weeks to repair, which in turn means many of the Inne’s staffers will...

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Family-friendly 'Country Fall Festival'

A crowd line-dances at the Nutty Irishman of

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It’s not news that these days LI has fully embraced country music, especially as part of the area’s nightlife, with several spots in Nassau and Suffolk counties holding weekly parties that provide the music and ambience necessary to properly tush-push until the wee hours of the morning.

But what about the kids?

Ask any parent, and they will agree that although many moms and dads have...

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LI gets a chance to ‘Chive’

People dancing at the Nutty Irishman in Bay

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When concerning the current state of interaction on Long Island, many think online media and web gatherings can deter men and women from going out and physically meeting in person. In other words, social media can prevent actual socializing.

It’s not uncommon for modern couples today to sweet-talk via texts, or for best friends to spend a night together chatting on Facebook from separate locations....

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'Red Solo Cup' fundraiser at Nutty Bay Shore

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore has held

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The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.

Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...

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YouTube star Keenan Cahill at Nutty Farmingdale

Known for his wildly successful YouTube channel, performer

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If you're not familiar with Keenan Cahill, perhaps you are working too hard.

The reasoning behind that inference is reference to what so many of us are accused of doing at work instead of working -- surfing the web and checking out YouTube.

It’s on that online hub of endless, various videos that the aforementioned Cahill has made himself an Internet sensation. An 18-year old student...

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