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A late-night party inside Eisenhower Park

A couple dance on the patio of The

(Credit: Ana P. Gutierrez)

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

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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

(Credit: Keith Estep Photography)

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

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

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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Guido's goes from Irish Pub to Retro Bar

Guido?s Retro Bar in Wantagh on May 30,

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

If and when rating the nightlife scene currently found in Wantagh, it's likely most people would give high marks to the massive, 30-year-old Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall -- a well-attended hangout that features sizable shows and hosts high-profile events -- but the hamlet known as "The Gateway to Jones Beach" can also boast of several tinier bars that, while not as mighty as Mulcahy’s, are still...

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Suite 1828 arrives in Merrick

Some of the eclectic decor to be found

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

You may not be acquainted with Suite 1828, one of LI’s newest pubs, but its location (and former persona) should be memorable for many of Nassau County’s frequent South Shore commuters.

During the past decade, anyone driving down Sunrise Highway in Merrick during late afternoons and evenings likely couldn't help but notice Jugs-N-Strokers, a biker bar that was formerly the long-running identity...

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30 straight days of music at Hudsons on The Mile

Uppercut is one of several bands scheduled to

(Credit: John Pandolfo)

With all the LI pubs, clubs and lounges that regularly employ DJs and bands for warm-weather events, it’s easy to assume that an ideal description of local, summer fun could include the desire to spend an evening enjoying music in an outdoor setting. But then again, it’s not hard to imagine that life leaves little time to dance under the stars for some people.

For those in such a situation,...

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Two new Hamptons sunset-spotting cocktail stops

A sunset as viewed from Bay Kitchen Bar

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

As Memorial Day weekend 2014 came to a close and the summer season in the Hamptons got underway, two of the East End’s newest stops emerged as successful spots to catch a brilliant, cocktail-in-hand glimpse of the setting sun.

Naturally, Long Island’s many bays, harbors and other waterways allow for striking vantage points for one to witness le soleil slip below the horizon -- both in and...

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Daytime club-style parties in the Hamptons

Club lights reflect off the hair of a

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

The 2014 Hamptons nightlife season started Saturday, May 24,  and for those seeking to get into the scene, there was no need to wait until evening. There were a number of daytime, nightclub-style parties across the East End hours before the sun went down.

As it turns out, two of the gatherings have a bit of history. Up until this season hospitality impresarios Daniel and Derek Koch were...

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