Life on Long Island

Pride For Youth celebrates 20 years

A group of teens represent the LGBTQ youth

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In a festive nod to both its own efforts and the dedication of those who have championed an identical vision, the LGBTQ teen advocate organization Pride for Youth (PFY) will be throwing a special bash on Friday, Nov. 15.

Marking two decades in operation, PFY will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville with an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. Established...

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Pattern Is Movement at 'Stony Brooklyn'

Andrew Thiboldeaux (top) and Chris Ward of Pattern

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When spending an evening out to dine, to catch a show or to dance until the early morning hours, music is almost always a constant part of these late-night scenarios.

Some spots pipe in canned playlists or fire up a jukebox for guests, while other venues feature live acts or DJs – and on Long Island, the sort of tunes heard can be wide in range -- with pop, jazz, hip-hop, country, rock and...

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Flanagan’s Pub arrives in Ronkonkoma

Only open since Nov. 2, Flanagan's Pub in

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Since 2002, Lily Flanagan’s Pub in Babylon Village has been a successful spot for dining and nightlife -- and as of last weekend, the Lily’s ownership group has opened a second location -- with both born in a similar fashion.

When Lily Flanagan’s first arrived in Babylon, it took over a site then better known as the former home of a now-defunct neighborhood nightspot called Barker’s (345 Deer...

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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

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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.


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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.


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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