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The Pleasurists and 'Mash-Up Society'

A portrait of actor Ethan Hawke by William

(Credit: William Quigley)

If heading out to the East End this weekend in order to investigate the seventh annual ArtHamptons fine art fair, rest assured the fest will offer its usual loaded program of seminars, notable appearances, presentations and creative pieces (visit arthamptons.com for full details) -- but if you were thinking you'd like to check out something artsy on the South Fork yet off the ArtHamptons slate,...

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RISE returns for the holiday weekend

People socializing and dancing at the RISE pop-up

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Over the past five years, brothers Daniel and Derek Koch have put together some of the most talked-about Hamptons parties, and on July 5 their handiwork will “RISE” again.

Once affiliated with the Day & Night entertainment group, the sibling upscale event organizers are widely known on the international club circuit for their DJ-powered brunch gatherings -- which under the Day & Night...

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Stretch Armstrong now a Harbor 'resident'

Iconic NYC DJ Stretch Armstrong, seen spinning a

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Looks like the people that make Montauk their regular good times destination will be getting another stop to frequent, as the recently-opened Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge is adding some dedicated nightlife to its calendar.

Located in the spot that formerly held the now-defunct Cross Eyed Clam, this small plates-focused restaurant opened in May and has already been offering some live music and...

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Caffeine to return for reunion

The Caffeine logo. Before it became a brand

(Credit: Caffeine Promotional Group Inc/Caffeine Music Group Inc.)

If you were a Long Island nightlife regular during the 1990’s, it is highly likely that you remember Caffeine.

More than just a weekly party at a local club, Caffeine was a destination that at times could draw hundreds of people to its doors and dance floors for years before transforming into a brand associated with fashion and music. It may no longer exist as a venue, but for those that remember...

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The 'BOOM is back for 2014

Singer Rorie Kelly will be among several artists

(Credit: Tiger Darson)

If you enjoyed all of the arts-driven events brought about by SPARKBOOM in 2013, you may want to head toward Huntington come the weekend as the creative collective will be kicking off its second season with the “Beards, Bards and Boom” bash on Saturday, June 21 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace site.

An initiative spawned by the collaboration of local small businesses, municipal groups and nonprofit...

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'Party in the Park' at Carlyle on the Green

A sunset scene from a 2010 summer event

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

While it’s true that much of Long Island’s late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI’s most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.

Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...

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Daytime club-style parties in the Hamptons

Club lights reflect off the hair of a

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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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Three ‘Animal Parties’ set for Sienna

A scene from a previous edition of the

(Credit: Sean Scanlin / TRAVISWILD)

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

A bartender mixes drinks at Toro Pazzo in

(Credit: Johnny Simon)

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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