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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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Classic punk, live at Revolution

The crowd at Revolution Bar & Music Hall

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Punk has gotten to the point where it has become quite mature . . . so to say.

The genre isn't known to be an art form that depends on its purveyors to perform with grace and civility, but with a good number of today’s active acts able to brag that their average ages surpass 30 years — and in certain cases, 40 — it’s clear that punk isn't just for (or by) kids anymore.

Some of the older...

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Halloween in November

This calendar marks the celebration of Halloween in

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Traditionally, Halloween is a one-day happening that takes place exclusively on Oct. 31.

But with this year’s haunted holiday falling on a Thursday, Halloween 2013 has been stretched into a half monthlong period of masquerade merriment.

In other words, whether celebrations were attended last weekend (Oct. 25-26), mask-loving Long Islanders will be getting another large dose of Halloween...

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'Wicked Wing Night' at Napper Tandy's

Napper Tandy's pub in Miller Place is doing

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Usually, one thinks of bite-size candies when it comes to dining and Halloween, but Napper Tandy’s in Miller Place has a different sort of edible treat in mind for its forthcoming All Hallows’ Eve affair.

On Wednesday, all (over 21) are invited to come to ‘Napper’s dressed in holiday disguises, with those people deemed to be wearing the “Best Costume,” the “Sexiest Costume” and the “Scariest...

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'The Rocky Horror Show' at Off Key Tikki

Off Key Tikki in Patchogue has an outdoor

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Normally a spot thought of as a summer stop, Off Key Tikki in Patchogue has been putting in some hefty Halloween-time hours this year as well.

Already serving as the launching point for the Patchogue Riverfront Committee’s “Haunted Pirates Voyage,” this riverside venue will be hosting staged performances of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Sunday, Oct. 27, Thursday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 2.

The...

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Spend a spooky weekend in Southampton

We've found a deal that's no trick, all treat: The Southampton Inn goes from lavish to ghoulish for Halloween, offering a Halloween Spooky Weekend Special from Friday October 25 through Sunday October 27. Booking this special for $199 guarantees you a weekend of family-friendly activities and Halloween fun.

HAUNTED HIKES, PET PARADES, AND PARTIES, OH MY!

This spooktacular special allows...

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Oscar G at LOVE on Halloween

DJ Oscar G will be spinning at LOVE

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With the opening of the Halloween 2013 party cavalcade (Oct. 25-Nov. 3), a focus for many will be on what costume to wear and to which party.

And another point of interest is to know which DJs will be working where before choosing a destination. So for those seeking the talents of star-quality selectors, it’s worthy to note that LOVE in Carle Place will be bringing a nightlife celebrity in...

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KMFDM to play The Emporium

The current lineup of industrial band KMFDM. The

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It may be hard for LI clubgoers under 30 to imagine, but at one time, alternative music was a major sound found on the Long Island nightlife scene.

Today, most bars and clubs feature DJs that spin pop, EDM, hip-hop, classic tracks and country -- but between the years 1980-2000, several local late-night spots threw parties solely centered on danceable rock, new wave, punk and electronic tunes...

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Dress like ‘Breaking Bad’ (and other shows) at Leaky Lifeboat

Actors Bryan Cranston, left, and Aaron Paul in

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If you're still searching for a trendy Halloween 2013 costume, but just not finding anything plugged into pop culture enough to your liking, perhaps you should look to such current icons as Walter White, Jax Teller and Rick Grimes for inspiration.

Not sure who those gentlemen are? Then you're probably not a dedicated basic cable enthusiast, for they aren't actual people but instead the main...

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Acacia adds new nightlife to Huntington Village

Patrons dance during a late-night party at Acacia

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Huntington Village is always a solid quarter to consider whenever looking for an evening out, and as of about a week ago a new opportunity arrived in town to explore.

It’s called Acacia (pronounced “ah-KAY-shuh), and while its official grand opening is yet to occur, it softly started serving guests last weekend. Acacia’s main focus is on dining, and it features a menu of contemporary American...

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