Life on Long Island

Two major DJs (in three days) at Aura Light and Sound Suite

Aura Light & Sound Suite nightclub in East

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

With the departure of Westbury’s mega-venue GLO last year, Aura Light and Sound Suite in East Meadow has become the top spot for the nation’s biggest DJs to work when bringing beats to Long Island – and this week sees two of the club world’s major talents over a three-day stretch.

The first to deliver a dynamic session will be New Jersey-born Junior Sanchez, set to arrive on Thursday, Feb....

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'Prohibition Night' set for The Nest

On Feb. 27, The Nest Bar & Lounge

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

There’s no question The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow has a proclivity for the past, but this evening’s party will flip the calendar back several decades.

The Nest is all about hip retro, from a tendency to have DJs play mostly old-school tracks, to its weekly Ladies Night (called “L80s Night” due to the house’s aforementioned musical preference) and its decor – which includes an Atari...

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Retro and cool lines The Nest in East Meadow

Patrons hanging out at The Nest Bar &

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow may have opened quietly last fall, but otherwise the word “quiet” doesn’t really apply to this hip hang on East Meadow Avenue.

Perhaps its location keeps it a bit off the major bar radar. While East Meadow Avenue is often locally busy, it’s not a road that the most Long Islanders may end up searching for nightlife. However, The Nest has some of the...

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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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Oscar party at Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center

The Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in

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There are award shows on television, and then there is the broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony.

Watched around the world, it’s the night when movie stars come out in droves, dressed in regal fashion and walk a red carpet (surrounded by hundreds of photographers, reporters and pundits) into The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, to both be seen while simultaneously receiving a program of entertainment...

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The 'Winter Luau' returns to Rockville Centre at McFadden's

Young women stand on the bar to sing

(Credit: David Pokress)

Ask anyone who regularly spends many a late night out and about around Long Island in the wintertime and they are likely to agree: there have been some brutally cold evenings so far in 2013.

Of course, winters on LI are usually chilly times, especially after the sun has gone down -- but over in Rockville Centre there’s a party happening this weekend that is inspired by warmer months on the...

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Pre-Presidents Day parties

A portrait of President George Washington, whose 281st

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With Presidents Day 2013 landing this Monday (Feb. 18), some of the Island’s livelier nightspots will be treating this Sunday (Feb. 17) like a “Saturday” — so if you are looking to take advantage of the three-day weekend in energetic fashion, here is a trio of spirited Sunday-scheduled soiree selections:

“Mr. Beery’s Annual Band Battle to end Cystic Fibrosis”

WHERE / WHEN: Mr. Beery's:...

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Daytona 500 parties at all three Changing Times

NASCAR fans can see this year?s Daytona 500

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With dozens of bars featuring flat screen TVs and thousands of sports fans across Nassau and Suffolk counties available to watch the tubes, there’s no shortage of pub parties built around the Super Bowl, college basketball’s “March Madness” tournament, the World Series — not to mention Ultimate Fighting Championship matches, the most current rage — but surprisingly, come February one of the athletic...

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An older crowd can 'draw' at American Social K&C

The view from a ?tap table? at American

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

A new pub and eatery has recently opened its doors in Massapequa, and it offers a laid-back hang for grown-up Long Islanders looking for a fresh spot.

“We’ve seen a lot of ladies in here since we opened,” says John Marchisotto, the owner of American Social Kitchen & Cocktails (ASK&C), which officially arrived on Jan. 2 year in the space formerly home to the now-defunct Backpage Ale...

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Two Tuesday trivia tournaments to consider

Friends toast at a women's night together at

(Credit: Linda Rosier)

There’s no shortage of trivia contests to be found around the Island’s nightlife scene, and while these battles of wits are often fun, the thought of getting severely trumped by a competing master of minutiae can be enough to keep some out of the scrum. However, there are two Tuesday trivia events going down this week that revolve around questions that involve recent and popular data, so if you’d...

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