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Saturday nights at Le Dock in Fair Harbor

The dock across from Le Dock in Fair

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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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Brix and Rye arrives in (make that 'below') Greenport

The scene at Brix and Rye in Greenport

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

There are times when a spot lands on the nightlife scene and claims to be an “underground” kind of place, one that shuns the mainstream. Brix and Rye, new in Greenport, does just that -- but in this case it is truly an underground venue, as it is actually located under the ground.

The club opened Thursday, July 31, with a steady crowd of casual-but-neatly dressed people (aged 25-50) arriving...

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The Box is back at Sienna

Clubgoers at The Box" which had taken over

(Credit: SocietyAllure.com / Rob Rich)

Though East Hampton’s Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge is a chef-driven seasonal restaurant, it also features several unique nightlife events -- and this weekend, it will see the return of one of its especially unforgettable evening socials.

Already the location of such semiregular spirited happenings as “The Animal Party” (where guests are encouraged to dress as jungle creatures and bat...

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‘Shorts on the Beach’ behind the Allegria

Musician Cass Dillon will be performing on the

(Credit: The Hang Productions)

The 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be running from July 30-Aug. 4, and although the event is based in the city named in its title, a significant portion of the screenings will actually be held in Rockville Centre (at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College). However, one entire night of the fest is not only set in Long Beach but happening on the beach -- and it’s open to...

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'Bar Rescue' creates P's & Q's Auto Body in Huntington

The speakeasy-themed Huntington nightclub P?s & Q?s Auto

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When looking to enter P's & Q's Auto Body in Huntington, keep in mind: it doesn’t have a front door.

Of course, it has an entrance -- yet instead of employing a typical doorway, P’s & Q’s has a doorman to guide guests beyond what at first seems to be the wall of an old auto repair garage, decorated with vintage oil cans, gas containers and a blackboard offering repair services for...

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‘Cosplay Sunday’ at Escape Pod

Cosplayer Kitty Young at Escape Pod Comic?s ?Cosplay

(Credit: Menachem Luchins / Escape Pod Comics)

In 1989, director Tim Burton’s “Batman” hit the silver screen, and since that time such superheroes as Green Lantern, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, Thor, Scott Pilgrim, Superman (not including the earlier Christopher Reeve movies), Ghost Rider and Spawn have also been brought to life on film, while Green Arrow of DC Comics and Marvel’s Agents of Shield currently have...

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Two 'Christmas in July' parties this week on LI

Although it?s still summer, Santa Claus (as played

(Credit: MSG Entertainment)

With the summer of 2014 already past its halfway mark, many Hamptons clubs have started organizing for Labor Day weekend.

On the other hand, two East End spots are actually getting Christmas parties ready this week -- so if your need for a fix of Yuletide cheer simply can't wait until December, you'll have a pair of chances to make merry in jingle-bell fashion before August even arrives as...

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Long Island this weekend: Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Cowell and Great South Bay fest

Matthew Broderick and wife Sarah Jessica Parker attend

(Credit: John Roca)

More Long Islanders turned up for the 2014 Great South Bay Music Festival this weekend than ever before in the event's 8-year history. Some 16,000 people attended the three-day concert event at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, and organizers attribute the increase in attendance -- of approximately 6,000 people -- to efforts to make the fest more family friendly as well as attracting bigger-name acts...

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Back-to-back LI white parties

?Real Housewives of New Jersey? star Teresa Giudice.

A quick Web search can easily reveal several recommendations on how to care for white clothing -- and those sort of tips may end up being especially handy for some local clubgoers as there are two back-to-back LI bashes this week asking all potential attendees to show up in their milkiest attire.

The origin of the “white party” is an inexact tale, with various cities, people and groups claiming...

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