Life on Long Island

New Year's Eve 2013: Suffolk

People dance at the Nutty Irishman in Bay

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

In the world of nightlife, Tuesdays are generally considered to be the least popular for clubbing and barhopping -- but with 2014 arriving on a Wednesday this year, Tuesday, Dec. 31 will be a late-night monster.

For a jump on what’s bumping in Suffolk County on New Year's Eve, here’s a breakdown of some special parties set to close 2013:

Gurney's Inn

INFO 290 Old Montauk Hwy.,...

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St. Patrick's Day 2013: Suffolk

Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is throwing

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Halloween parties may bring out big crowds, and New Year’s Eve is always a busy night -- but when it comes to pub parties, St. Patrick’s Day is peerless.

Although usually unrelated to the religious observances and cultural history of the Feast of Saint Patrick, every year March 17 proves to be a day people head out to behave festively, whether of Irish descent or otherwise.

“SPD” (“St....

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'Back To The 30's Cocktail Party' at the Suffolk Theater

The marquee of the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

(Credit: Ed Betz)

The Suffolk Theater has been a fixture feature of Riverhead’s Main Street for decades, but for a good portion of that time the unique movie house sat closed.

Opening in the 1930s, it was built with an eye toward making film viewing an experience. Extravagantly designed in art-deco fashion, the theater was awash in bold shapes, colors and patterns; murals, mosaics and carvings were also part...

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Bars use Facebook to announce 'blizzard parties'

With a blizzard predicted to hit Long Island,

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It’s a wise bet the average Long Islander won’t be venturing out for any reason during the impending blizzard – unofficially dubbed “Winter Storm Nemo” by The Weather Channel (and referred to as such on social media), not by the National Weather Service – but there are a number of late-night hangs in Nassau and Suffolk counties that have announced on Facebook that they are preparing to stay open,...

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