Life on Long Island

Fundraiser for Fire Island at the Nutty Irishman: 'Got Dunes?'

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is set

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Although it’s been over three months since superstorm Sandy struck Long Island, the recovery effort — while already under way — is still far from being completed.

As one might have expected after hearing of all the flooding and devastation caused by the storm, Fire Island experienced some of the heaviest destruction, being a barrier island it took the full impact of Sandy’s wrath. Ranging...

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'Beauty. Buzz. Love.' at Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge

Beehive Salon of Islip salon assistant Chelsie Lopresti,

(Credit: Doug Young)

In the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever,” young John Travolta is adamant about how flawless his hair is to look in order to properly arrive at a discothèque in Brooklyn -- a cinematic reference to a signature real-life nightlife precursory undertaking during those days. And although house, hip-hop and EDM have since replaced the boogie fever of the 1970s on today's club circuit, a similar circumstance...

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Annual 'Field Goal Kicking Contest' returns to Front Street Station

Front Street Station in Greenport. (Aug. 12, 2012)

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

During the summer, Greenport is alive with tourists and travelers, all of whom combine with seasonal dwellers and locals to make for one of the more festive areas Islandwide. However, during the winter, the neighborhood calms down significantly -- with only a few local residents to be found on its streets, attempting to brave the whipping, frigid winds the waterside town sees every year at this...

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Foosball and retro video games at the Leaky Lifeboat

A close-up view of a foosball game mid-play.

(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

If you considered the 1990s your personal heyday for play – or just want to get a taste of what used to be done for fun – the Leaky Lifeboat in Seaford has a bash this weekend that is heavy on both 20th-century attitude and hand-eye coordination.

On Sunday, the ‘Leaky – one of the Island’s hippest hangs – is hosting a foosball tournament, which will in turn be backed by the availability of...

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DJ-powered brunch at Deco 1600

DJ Carlos Melange (pictured here working at Four

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Although not often found on the Island, club-style brunches are fairly common in NYC.

These events involve, naturally, a midday meal and such signature drinks as mimosas and Bellinis -- but what sets these functions apart from other typical brunch offerings is the presence of a DJ – not just the kind that plays background beats, but the sort of mixer usually found working nightclubs, drawing...

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'HarborFrost' returns to heat up The Hamptons

Tiffany Scarlato of Sag Harbor is getting ready

(Credit: Daniel Gonzalez)

Ask year-round living, fun-seeking Hamptonites what they think of “HarborFrost,” and chances are you’ll receive a rave review.

It’s one of those happenings that seems to evade the attention of many Long Islanders east of Westhampton Beach, but this weekend-long festival – returning for its third year – is certainly worthy of the entire Island’s attention.

Based in Sag Harbor, it’s an...

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DJ Theo at Monsoon

DJ Theo gets a party started at the

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant, 2011)

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving many of us an extra-long weekend, this Monday may seem a lot like Sunday -- and if you’re someone who believes Sunday is a good day to get out and party, then it stands to reason that Monday, Jan. 21, might be considered a night for fun.

If so, Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village, which has already been running a Monday party for many...

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Nightlife spotlight: DJs Razor & Guido

DJs Peter ?Razor? Osback and Guido Osorio, who

(Credit: Peter Osback)

The overall scene that includes DJs, dance music and nightclubs may be international, and New York City is a capital of that global circuit, but Long Island — with its frequent events at area venues, arenas and in the Hamptons — also plays a major part.

Local DJs certainly add to the Island’s nightlife stature, as there are homegrown talents that not only have strong followings and are recognized...

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'Freestyle Blast' at The Memorare

Freestyle and dance artist Judy Torres will be

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The entertainer, performer, promoter and host known as Mickey B is best-known for putting together shows that feature classic pop and rock artists.

However, while doo-wop acts and esteemed crooners from the 1950s and 1960s might be the norm for Mickey’s get-togethers (such as his upcoming event, the “Golden Oldies Winter Spectacular” with The Brooklyn Bridge, set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at...

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'Live Art Fusion' at Perfecto Mundo in Commack

Perfecto Mundo (or Perfect World) specializes in Latin-fusion

(Credit: Heather Walsh)

While sometimes energetic events are essential to patronize -- in order to get ourselves invigorated -- other times visiting a gathering with verve can help with relaxing, aiding in the act of decompression.

If the latter would suit your needs, consider the Live Art Fusion party set for tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 16) at Perfecto Mundo in Commack. Starting at 8`, it’s to be a night of both music...

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