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Caffeine to return for reunion

The Caffeine logo. Before it became a brand

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If you were a Long Island nightlife regular during the 1990’s, it is highly likely that you remember Caffeine.

More than just a weekly party at a local club, Caffeine was a destination that at times could draw hundreds of people to its doors and dance floors for years before transforming into a brand associated with fashion and music. It may no longer exist as a venue, but for those that remember...

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Wearing flip-flops at party stops

While dress codes are usually in effect, some

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has ever spent even just a single night out at a club, bar or in any other social setting isn't aware that footwear is a weighty issue that falls most heavily on women.

Even when attempting to avoid any insinuation of gender pigeonholing, it’s hard to evade the fact that while gentlemen generally get away with sporting either comfortable dress shoes or...

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The 'BOOM is back for 2014

Singer Rorie Kelly will be among several artists

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If you enjoyed all of the arts-driven events brought about by SPARKBOOM in 2013, you may want to head toward Huntington come the weekend as the creative collective will be kicking off its second season with the “Beards, Bards and Boom” bash on Saturday, June 21 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace site.

An initiative spawned by the collaboration of local small businesses, municipal groups and nonprofit...

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‘Jaws’ on a big screen in Bay Shore

A scene from the classic "Jaws" (1975) directed

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Although the facts are probably not necessary to use in order to directly entice locals into viewing the classic movie "Jaws," the 1975 killer great white shark thriller does happen to have direct connections to Long Island.

For example, it is a widely-held belief that author Peter Benchley was inspired by the late Montauk shark hunter Frank Mundus when penning his "Jaws" novel that Steven...

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'Summer Set Saturdays' at the Montauk Beach House

Musician Talib Kweli will be one of the

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Montauk is approximately 11 miles from the next closest Hamptons hamlet (Amagansett), and as it is the last town before LI ends, it has no other neighbor -- making it quite remote compared to most LI localities. However, one could insinuate that it’s the personality of the locality that truly makes it distant from the rest of the Hamptons, especially in the summer.

Much like other communities...

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A late-night party inside Eisenhower Park

A couple dance on the patio of The

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Ordinarily, an attempt to hang out past midnight inside Eisenhower Park would suggest errant, if not deliberately illicit behavior -- but there are actually 10 legally-sanctioned late-night occasions scheduled to occur there before the summer of 2014 concludes -- each of which being an intended exercise in upscale nightlife.

Thursday, June 12, is the kickoff date for the “10 on the Park” party...

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'Party in the Park' at Carlyle on the Green

A sunset scene from a 2010 summer event

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While it's true that much of Long Island's late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI's most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.

Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...

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Dark Horse Tavern debuts in Farmingdale

Dark Horse Tavern in Farmingdale made its debut

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It may have been only hours old, but somehow the Dark Horse Tavern in Farmingdale felt well-established during its Friday night debut.

Perhaps that sensation is partly due to the fact that this pub, a sibling of the original Dark Horse Tavern in Rockville Centre, has visibly been under construction for several months, during which -- unlike most businesses that hold off until the last stages...

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Ja Rule at The Emporium

Musician Ja Rule. The MC will be headlining

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If you're a fan of (not quite yet) old school hip-hop and pop, chances are you have at least an awareness of -- if not a downright fondness for -- the music of Ja Rule.

Between the years 2000-2005, Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) was one of rap music’s biggest stars, as he was either the main artist on -- or a guest contributor toward -- more than a dozen songs that registered successfully on the...

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A new 'Liquid' to pour at Woodbury CC

A scene from the now-defunct ?Liquid Wednesdays? party

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It’s been some time, but starting on Monday, June 9 the Woodbury Country Club will once again play host to a weekly open-air party, giving those who couldn't squeeze enough fun into their weekends an extra and consecutive day to hypothetically continue with their good times.

The happening is called “Liquid Mondays” – and if that sounds familiar, diehard night-lifers might recall that during...

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