Life on Long Island

The annual Hamptons Poker Challenge

On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Southampton Social Club

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When it comes to locales where gamblers come to scrap, one might think of Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Monte Carlo…but Southampton, N.Y.? In this case, it’s probably not a spot that immediately comes to mind – yet for the fourth year in a row, one venue in the Hamptons hamlet is counting on those who consider themselves skilled in the art of card playing to come together for a tournament that looks...

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LOVE to return in the fall

Champagne gets delivered to guests on Oct. 3,

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For Long Islanders who consider dance music a key to nightlife, some good news: LOVE will be back.

The Carle Place nightclub, known for its event calendar loaded with appearances by superstar DJs, had closed at the end of May – which isn't unusual, as landlocked nightspots are occasionally known to cease operations between spring and fall in anticipation of LI’s late-night fun-seekers annual...

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A 'prediction run' at Dublin Deck

Dublin Deck in Patchogue will serve as both

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When a spot is really hot, the usual move is to “run” over and hang out – but on Sunday morning the staff at Dublin Deck in Patchogue would like you to actually run away from its waterside location…and then return, following a three-mile jaunt.

Dublin Deck has been a popular summer evening stop for several seasons, with large crowds typically arriving for late-night DJ parties, live music...

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Saturday Morning Cartunes: techno beats in the park

John ?DJ X-Dream? Thomas (pictured) will be spinning

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When contemplating which local public venues and event spaces are the most techno-friendly, Cedar Creek Park in Seaford might not immediately come to mind – but it has certainly proven to be a worthy spot for finding some of the hardest beats spun anywhere this year on Long Island.

Back in July, the bucolic waterside common welcomed the “Drum and Bass BBQ,” an all-day happening featuring a...

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Montauk Art Show on the Green starts tomorrow

Open air and fine art are transcendent companions at the 17th Annual Montauk Art Show on The Green, which starts Friday.

The three-day juried art show, presented by the Montauk Artists Association, highlights 84 artists across the country, as well as France, Israel and China.

Art work includes sculpting, painting, photography, jewelry to digital art, fiber and mixed media.


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Nightlife at Althouse 1848 in East Rockaway

The patio of Althouse 1848 in East Rockaway.

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Aside from Reel and a few smaller taverns, native nightlife options are limited in East Rockaway – a hamlet featuring only a handful of bars – but anyone keeping count can chalk up a fresh opportunity in Althouse 1848.

For the most part, Reel (1 Main St., 516-341-7222; the former site of The Fishery) is the busiest late-night stop in East Rock. A waterside restaurant and public house, it offers...

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Fire Island Beer Fest at Flynn’s

Long Island breweries will be among those on

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If your passion for craft beer is strong enough to inspire a trip across the bay, the Fire Island Beer Fest will be but a ferry ride away.

Set for Saturday (Aug. 16) at Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park, it’s an opportunity to sample several brands of suds born and brewed on Long Island (among other non-indigenous entries). Taking place between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the day will include offerings from...

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Lil Jon to DJ at 1 OAK Southampton

Rapper, DJ and producer Jonathan ?Lil Jon? Smith.

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Long Island is no stranger to having celebrity DJs and musicians play area clubs. But on Saturday, the man who is arguably the biggest name in the current world of party music will be in Southampton to spin.

If you've been to a nightclub anytime during the past decade, it is very likely that you've heard at least one song featuring Lil Jon. An MC, DJ and producer from Atlanta, Lil Jon (AKA...

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Saturday nights at Le Dock in Fair Harbor

The dock across from Le Dock in Fair

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Although other spots on Fire Island have wilder reputations, Le Dock in Fair Harbor quietly throws some bustling good times of its own.

When it comes to Fire Island nightlife, promoted party bars and clubs like Sandbar, 470 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach (631-583-0388); Flynn’s, 1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park (631-583-5000), and Ice Palace, 1 Ocean Walk, Cherry Grove  (631-597-6600) tend to attract...

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Sound Waves back at Montauk Beach House

A scene from the ?Sound Waves? party at

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The Montauk party scene of 2013 had already opened by the time the first-ever edition of Sound Waves kicked off in late July of that year. Before the celebrity DJ-focused daytime bash had existed, those looking to surpass the usual Hamptons pricey-ticket galas and table service-driven mega-clubs were already flocking to Montauk for happenings such as the admission-free weekend concerts held at Surf...

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