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The Puppy Love Hamptons Hoedown

Cats, rabbits and dogs like ?Chip? (pictured here;

(Credit: Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation)

When it comes to partying in the Hamptons, one of the major ways the South Fork scene tends to celebrate is through a summer series of gala benefits. During the warmer weather it’s not hard to find hundreds of Hamptonites attending these events, donating sizable amounts of money toward each of the causes given a night of spotlight attention.

However, come the winter, the fabulous fundraiser...

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Family-friendly 'Country Fall Festival'

A crowd line-dances at the Nutty Irishman of

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

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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Country by the canal in Freeport

Tropix on the Mile in Freeport. (June 20,

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

It’s getting to the point where country music events on Long Island are expected happenings, rather than a part of a new trend in nightlife (as it was a few years ago, when there were virtually none). However, the latest affair to arrive on the scene is definitely a bit different, as it takes place outdoors and by the water.

Freeport’s Nautical Mile has a long-standing tradition of big crowds,...

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The ‘Huntington Hoedown’

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

It seems almost impossible to imagine that only five years ago, there were virtually no country music events happening anywhere on Long Island (except at the now-defunct Matty T’s in Commack, which was at one time the only venue that featured line-dancing on LI); in 2013 there are several parties a week in Nassau and Suffolk counties that revolve around the honky-tonk sound.

Most of these...

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