Life on Long Island

Body English Tuesdays coming back for a sixth season

A bottle hostess at the club Body English

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

Now that St. Patrick's Day - the ultimate day for pub/club celebrating - has passed, the next focus for fun-seekers in 2014 is what’s doing for the summer season, despite the fact that its official starting point is still about two months away (with Memorial Day Weekend; this year it’s May 23-25, plus Monday, May 26).

Nonetheless, conversation concerning the possibilities has begun, and...

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The Drift Inn: Part III

People posing for a picture at The Drift

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Known for its overflowing DJ-driven super-bashes, the Neptune Beach Club famously closed its doors last year following the 2013 summer season after 24 years of providing a raucous and controversial place to party annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day while the sun was out.

On the other hand, the wild nights held at Neptune’s East Quogue address (70 Dune Rd.) appear to be continuing on...

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Rooftop 32 is ready to return

A summer scene from Rooftop 32 in Rockville

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

As the temperatures on LI continue to swing between winterlike and spring, it’s nice to know that some of the Island’s seasonal hot spots stand unfazed by Mother Nature's indecisiveness, and are getting ready to debut.

At least one Hamptons hangout has begun to show signs of life, as has a popular Fire Island venue – but now the list of summer stops gearing up for warmer days has expanded...

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Surf's Out announces its 2014 kick-off

Surf’s Out in Kismet on Fire Island. The

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

It’s a fairly tedious notion to rehash how cold the past few months have been, especially knowing that it’s still pretty frigid outdoors right now, only a couple of weeks from the Spring Equinox — but Long Island nightlife peaks when the temperature rises, so getting word from the Fire Island summer spot Surf’s Out that it’s already planning its 2014 inaugural events is not just worthy of note but...

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Stephen Talkhouse opening for 2014

Singer Nancy Atlas of The Nancy Atlas Project.

(Credit: Maryellen Matthews)

Had enough of the winter yet? It’s certainly been a memorable experience, whether due to the frigid impact of the polar vortex, the icy roads or the copious snow. However, there are signs that warmer times are soon to arrive, such as the onset of spring on March 20 — or for those whose social life is key, the official 2014 opening of Stephen Talkhouse on Saturday, March 1, an (extremely) early signal...

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The last 'Body English' of 2013

A group of friends share a few laughs

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

Of all the seasons, the departure of summer is always the toughest for the lovers of nightlife.

By the end of September, almost all the hot Hamptons hangouts, Fire Island clubs and other waterside venues that count on warm nights to draw party-minded people will be shut until at least early spring next year -- but among the seasonal closures, there is also the sign-off for Body English Tuesdays,...

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Where to catch G. Love

Musician G. Love will be playing The Inn

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Whenever musician G. Love plays Long Island, the crowds always turn out – and his shows often sell out -- but with three local performances set for the remainder of the month, there are still opportunities to get tickets to a G. Love concert … for now.

There is temptation to refer to G. Love (AKA Garrett Dutton) as an “underground” artist, as his music -- while standing as a necessity for...

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Hanging out at the Kismet Inn

The Kismet Inn in Kismet, Fire Island. (Aug.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When it comes to nightlife and good times on the Island, deciding where to go often involves a search for “what’s new” or “what’s hot” -- with many bars, clubs and restaurants arriving with a flourish then fading away within a few years of opening.

Then again, among the hundreds of spots that have come and gone, there are a few that seem to have “always” been there, surviving for not just...

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'Sugar Nights' to return in September

A group of women chat and nibble on

(Credit: David Pokress)

Ever since Sugar Dining Den and Social Club opened in Carle Place during the spring of 2011, it has served as both a lauded stop for dinner and as an absolute must of a nightclub. However, anyone looking to make a stop at Sugar this summer is going to have to rethink their plans, as it won’t be available for good times until sometime in September.

The spot’s “summer vacation,” so to speak,...

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Models and music make ‘Waves’ in Montauk

Items from the Milly swimwear collection are modeled

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

With the appearance of a respected musical luminary working as a DJ while surrounded by beautiful people and under a blazing sun, the “Sound Waves” party series officially began its run on Saturday at the Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk, 631-668-2112).

Scheduled to take place weekly on Saturdays until Aug. 31, it’s a seven-hour fete (noon-7 p.m.), and will feature live performances...

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