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Memorial Day weekend parties at Flynn’s Fire Island

King Wellington playing a live set at Flynn's

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

As the month of May rolls in (and the temperatures finally seem snow-proof) those among us on constant party-watch are now waiting for the hot LI summer spots to get going for 2014, and one has recently stated via social media and its website  that it’s going to go the extra mile come Memorial Day Weekend with a double-day celebration.

Located across the Great South Bay in Ocean Bay Park,...

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Indie will rock the summer at Surf Lodge

The Brooklyn-based indie band Bear Hands, one of

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Instead of having to haul into the city for some indoor indie this coming summer, fans of the outsider sound can instead head out to Montauk to hear some of the genre’s top performers play outside, backed by the waters of Fort Pond and the sun-bathed grounds of Surf Lodge.

It’s no secret that, for the most part, indie bands and other alternative acts don't gig much in either Nassau or Suffolk...

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The 2014 Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction

A scene from the 2013 Reconstructed Bra Fashion

(Credit: Daniel Gonzalez)

Although the East End gala benefit season doesn't truly launch until Memorial Day Weekend, there’s a fun-looking fundraiser taking place in Southampton on Thursday, May 15 designed to raise financial support for a cause that affects women and families locally, nationally and globally.

Starting at 7 p.m., the Southampton Social Club (256 Elm St., Southampton, 631-287-1400) will be hosting the...

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A party with big hair and '80s flair at Toro Pazzo

A bartender mixes drinks at Toro Pazzo in

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If you've been waiting for a chance to break out your best '80s club clothes, there’s a plum party coming soon that should be a match for your classic duds.

Anyone who remembers local nightlife in the 1980s can tell you the decade was a club-crazy time on Long Island -- when it was the norm to head out into the evening wearing trendy attire and to be supremely well-coiffed -- unlike today’s...

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The Roller Rebels in action at Skate Safe America

Members of the Long Island Roller Rebels skate

(Credit: Krystyna Dunalewicz)

It’s not exactly an undertaking that qualifies as typical nightlife, but then again this activity is hardly average.

Established in 2005, the ladies of the Long Island Roller Rebels (LIRR), an all-female roller derby association, continue to scrap and skate. An organization of two interleague travel teams and three home teams (that play each other in intra-league games), the league's schedule...

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‘Crawling’ across Farmingdale for Cinco de Mayo

A sombrero, along with a cerveza (Spanish for

(Credit: Bryan Milano)

As the calendar days roll toward May, it may be time to start thinking about Cinco de Mayo.

For those among us planning to party on May 5 (or during the weekend leading to May 5, as this year the holiday lands on a Monday), proper preparations will almost certainly include a search for the perfect bash -- but if you feel that settling for simply one spot just won't cut your ‘Mayo mustard,...

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Finale: New club coming to the Hamptons

Alain Macklovitch, aka A-Trak, a DJ and producer,

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Looks like Finale is the finale for SL East, but also the beginning of a brand new bash.

Over the past two summer seasons, SL East (44 Three Mile Harbor Rd.) had been among the strongest spots for pure parties in the Hamptons, as it specialized in big DJ events and upscale bottle service – all of which drew significant crowds almost every weekend. Nonetheless, the days of SL East (the eastern...

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‘Projections’ installation art starts Saturday

Artist Michelle Carollo, shown here with projects she

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

It’s not usually too hard to find something to do come the weekend in Patchogue, as it’s often a time when area pubs, clubs, lounges, bars and theaters run showcase events – most of which involve live music, DJs and dancing. But come Saturday, May 3, there’s a special soiree set to offer a different sort of entertainment.

From 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the Patchogue Arts Gallery will host an opening...

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Cinco de Mayo 2014 on Long Island

Despite the higher price for limes this spring,

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When it comes to holidays that inspire bars, clubs and other nightlife-friendly spots to throw special events, Cinco de Mayo is a generally solid occasion for celebrations. But with the 2014 observance of the Mexican army's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 landing on a Monday, it seems likely that the overall Long Island Cinco de Mayo party calendar will end up somewhat lighter than in previous...

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Dockers set to launch its summer season

New Life Crisis' Paul Mahos and fan Ann

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With May right around the corner, some “may” feel it’s time to start thinking about summer-style fun -- and if so, keep in mind that a popular Hamptons dining spot and hangout just happens to be kicking off its impending 2014 warm-weather efforts this coming weekend by hosting a generous bash to mark the occasion.

Although it officially opened for the year back in March, Dockers Waterside...

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