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Sole East celebrates a 4-day Memorial Day weekend

Guest enjoy the courtyard at Sole East Resort

(Credit: Jenna Israel)

Saturday is likely to be a very busy day on the East End, as several nightclubs and social spots will be throwing special bashes to mark Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial arrival of the 2014 summer season.

However, for those who simply can't wait that long to get their personal parties started, Sole East in Montauk is launching two days earlier than much of its competition, doing four...

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Three ‘Animal Parties’ set for Sienna

A scene from a previous edition of the

(Credit: Sean Scanlin / TRAVISWILD)

Looks like Traviswild made quite the impression in the Hamptons last year, as his signature soiree will be returning to the East End for three major holiday happenings this coming summer.

A West Coast-based DJ, Traviswild (aka Travis Peitz) has made a name for himself as the host and selector of an event known as the Animal Party. Usually based in San Francisco, it’s a jungle-themed affair...

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1 OAK Southampton on the way

Tables with bottle menus are ready to go

(Credit: 1 OAK Southampton)

With Memorial Day weekend 2014 now only days away, more new nightlife spots continue to arrive in the Hamptons; the latest being 1 OAK Southampton.

For those unfamiliar with 1 OAK (an acronym of mantra "1 Of A Kind"), it’s not just a single club but an international party brand, with involvement in either temporary residencies or permanent outposts in places such as Manhattan, Las Vegas, Los...

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The return of Soiree Noir

Long Island-based burlesque entertainer Betsy Propane. She?ll be

(Credit: Megan Raube)

On its website, George Martin's Strip Steak calls itself an "intimate steakhouse" -- but when the burlesque troupe Soiree Noir is present, its atmosphere may change from simply warm to downright piquant.

Whether or not the appellation “Strip Steak” somehow inspired such a coupling, the Great River restaurant, at 60 River Rd., has hosted this company of frisky females on several prior occasions...

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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

(Credit: Nina Westervelt)

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

(Credit: Johnny Simon)

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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