Life on Long Island

Fire Island Beer Fest at Flynn’s

Long Island breweries will be among those on

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If your passion for craft beer is strong enough to inspire a trip across the bay, the Fire Island Beer Fest will be but a ferry ride away.

Set for Saturday (Aug. 16) at Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park, it’s an opportunity to sample several brands of suds born and brewed on Long Island (among other non-indigenous entries). Taking place between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the day will include offerings from...

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‘Shorts on the Beach’ behind the Allegria

Musician Cass Dillon will be performing on the

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The 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be running from July 30-Aug. 4, and although the event is based in the city named in its title, a significant portion of the screenings will actually be held in Rockville Centre (at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College). However, one entire night of the fest is not only set in Long Beach but happening on the beach -- and it’s open to...

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The Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival

The 2014 Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival

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It doesn't take much exploring to experience how important craft beer has become to Long Island nightlife.

Venture into most of LI’s newer pubs, and chances are the brew menu will feature more than just the Buds, Coors and other mainstream suds that once dominated the cooler space that holds a venue’s frosty libations in check, as craft beer (a beer produced by a brewer whose annual production...

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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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HarborFest returns to Sag Harbor for year 50

A whaling skiff races during an elimination round

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When it comes to the Hamptons, after Labor Day Weekend passes by, talk of the “summer being over” is spurred by the many seasonal residents who quickly pack LIRR trains, Jitney buses, company cars and other forms of transportation to return to their city homes – with many already gone as soon as the day following Labor Day.

However, anyone who lives in or visits Sag Harbor this weekend can...

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