Life on Long Island

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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'Girls Night Out' at Gurney's Inn

A group of women hanging out at an

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Montauk may be thought of as mainly a summer fun destination, but one of the hamlet’s top year-round resorts is throwing a bash worthy of consideration, despite the late autumn chill that has already set in across the East End.

On Friday, Nov. 8, Gurney’s Inn is throwing its fifth annual “Girls Night Out,” an evening that means drinks, edibles and dancing for all attending – as well as some...

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Cocktails, live music and sunsets on the Sound at CBBG

The view of the sunset from Cedar Beach

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When classifying a place like the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill (CBBG) in Mount Sinai, some might use the term “hidden gem,” while others might even call it an “oasis.”

In this case, both terms do definitely apply.

The Long Island Sound is nothing like the South Shore when it comes to waterside nightlife or summer fun -- as while there are numerous clubs, bars and eateries found along...

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The ‘Huntington Hoedown’

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

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It seems almost impossible to imagine that only five years ago, there were virtually no country music events happening anywhere on Long Island (except at the now-defunct Matty T’s in Commack, which was at one time the only venue that featured line-dancing on LI); in 2013 there are several parties a week in Nassau and Suffolk counties that revolve around the honky-tonk sound.

Most of these...

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'Margarita Madness' in Montauk

A pair of margaritas.

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As the summer rolls on out in Montauk, a “hot” party to consider involves cooling down with some tequila-spiked beverages.

Montauk Downs State Park is recognized by many for its golf course, its swimming pools and other activities, but the Lessing’s Group – responsible for such spots as Library Cafe in Farmingdale (274 Main St., 516-752-7678), Post Office Cafe in Babylon (130 W. Main St.,...

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Already seeming very summer-like in Sag Harbor

Madison & Main in Sag Harbor. (April 18,

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Every year there is always a buzz about the burgeoning Hamptons scene, and although this spring is well underway, thoughts of what’s to be hot during the summer of 2013 on the East End can make it seem as if Memorial Day Weekend is months, not weeks, from now. However, for an immediate taste of where people will soon be hanging in the Hamptons, Sag Harbor has already gotten rolling with two new...

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