Life on Long Island

The Miss Gay Long Island Pageant

Ariel Sinclair, a well-known hostess and performer, will

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If you're used to catching the top LI drag events at The Bunkhouse in Patchogue, keep in mind that this year’s Miss Gay Long Island Pageant (MGLIP) will not be taking place there this weekend.

Actually, according to the latest Bunkhouse announcements, the bash had to move to even bigger digs, as the response for advance ticket sales has reportedly exceeded the venue’s capacity. So, on Sunday,...

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The Animal Party

People partying at Georgica in Wainscott during Memorial

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By Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 2013 Hamptons summer club scene will be officially over. While some smaller parties and get-togethers will likely still be rolling out before the end of the month, for the most part the city-powered hospitality element responsible for most of the seasonal venues will soon be packing up and getting back to focusing on its home turf. So if you've yet to hit one of the East...

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The Hamptons Poker Challenge

On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Southampton Social Club

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There was a time when it seemed most people solely played poker in their basements -- a notion that invokes visions of flipping chips, warm drinks and wafting cigar smoke while sitting in a dark room with wood paneling and tiny windows. However, today's game is a seriously hot, glitzy pastime, and from Vegas and Atlantic City to TV tournaments and charity events, it is often a heavy draw for party...

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The last 'Body English' of 2013

A group of friends share a few laughs

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Of all the seasons, the departure of summer is always the toughest for the lovers of nightlife.

By the end of September, almost all the hot Hamptons hangouts, Fire Island clubs and other waterside venues that count on warm nights to draw party-minded people will be shut until at least early spring next year -- but among the seasonal closures, there is also the sign-off for Body English Tuesdays,...

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T.J. Finley's Bourbon, Beer & BBQ Festival

T.J. Finley's Public House in Bay Shore. (Aug.

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If barrel-aged beverages are to your liking, T.J. Finley’s in Bay Shore may have an event worthy of your investigation this weekend.

Already a popular stop for craft-beer fanatics -- as the pub and eatery is well-known for its regular menu of exotic suds; including hops options ranging from LI-born to brews brewed in other states, sometimes even in other countries. However, on Saturday, Aug....

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'LOVE' is on the way

A rough draft of the logo for the

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Earlier this month, the ownership of Sugar Dining Den and Social Club had commented on whether the venue would be returning, as the very-popular restaurant and nightclub (located at 246 Voice Rd. in Carle Place) had unexpectedly closed its doors in early July. At that time, co-owner Brian Rosenberg had described the closure as necessary for “refurbishment” — but added that there would also be some...

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'Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends'

Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz, shown here playing Terminal 5

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With Labor Day fast on the way, many of the bigger, celebrity-packed Hamptons get-togethers have already come and gone — but one of the most popular parties is still yet to take place.

Set to feature A-list musicians and famous faces, the “Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends” event will roll out during the evening of Saturday, Aug. 24, at the private East Hampton home of entrepreneur...

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Where to catch G. Love

Musician G. Love will be playing The Inn

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Whenever musician G. Love plays Long Island, the crowds always turn out – and his shows often sell out -- but with three local performances set for the remainder of the month, there are still opportunities to get tickets to a G. Love concert … for now.

There is temptation to refer to G. Love (AKA Garrett Dutton) as an “underground” artist, as his music -- while standing as a necessity for...

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Music and street art at ‘Off The Walls’

Echo Sonic is one of the bands scheduled

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Although summer 2013 is starting to wind down, it is possible that you have yet to take in one of the many daytime, outdoor bashes and get-togethers around the Island.

With many of those events usually found in the Hamptons, or over on Fire Island, for some a long drive or ferry ride can weigh heavily against a party far from home. But on Saturday, Aug. 24, there’s an al fresco afternoon affair...

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'Foster a Legacy' in East Hampton

Kevin Hart stars in "Kevin Hart: Let Me

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Of all the many celebrity-powered fundraisers taking place this coming weekend in the Hamptons, the “Foster a Legacy” event may be the most star-powered.

Set for Saturday, Aug. 17, it will benefit the Compound Foundation — an organization that works to support and inspire youth that are growing up in group homes or foster care. Taking place at a private estate in East Hampton, the night will...

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