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The Roller Rebels in action at Skate Safe America

Members of the Long Island Roller Rebels skate

(Credit: Krystyna Dunalewicz)

It’s not exactly an undertaking that qualifies as typical nightlife, but then again this activity is hardly average.

Established in 2005, the ladies of the Long Island Roller Rebels (LIRR), an all-female roller derby association, continue to scrap and skate. An organization of two interleague travel teams and three home teams (that play each other in intra-league games), the league's schedule...

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‘Crawling’ across Farmingdale for Cinco de Mayo

A sombrero, along with a cerveza (Spanish for

(Credit: Bryan Milano)

As the calendar days roll toward May, it may be time to start thinking about Cinco de Mayo.

For those among us planning to party on May 5 (or during the weekend leading to May 5, as this year the holiday lands on a Monday), proper preparations will almost certainly include a search for the perfect bash -- but if you feel that settling for simply one spot just won't cut your ‘Mayo mustard,...

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Finale: New club coming to the Hamptons

Alain Macklovitch, aka A-Trak, a DJ and producer,

(Credit: Teamwork Management)

Looks like Finale is the finale for SL East, but also the beginning of a brand new bash.

Over the past two summer seasons, SL East (44 Three Mile Harbor Rd.) had been among the strongest spots for pure parties in the Hamptons, as it specialized in big DJ events and upscale bottle service – all of which drew significant crowds almost every weekend. Nonetheless, the days of SL East (the eastern...

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‘Projections’ installation art starts Saturday

Artist Michelle Carollo, shown here with projects she

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

It’s not usually too hard to find something to do come the weekend in Patchogue, as it’s often a time when area pubs, clubs, lounges, bars and theaters run showcase events – most of which involve live music, DJs and dancing. But come Saturday, May 3, there’s a special soiree set to offer a different sort of entertainment.

From 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the Patchogue Arts Gallery will host an opening...

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Cinco de Mayo 2014 on Long Island

Despite the higher price for limes this spring,

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When it comes to holidays that inspire bars, clubs and other nightlife-friendly spots to throw special events, Cinco de Mayo is a generally solid occasion for celebrations. But with the 2014 observance of the Mexican army's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 landing on a Monday, it seems likely that the overall Long Island Cinco de Mayo party calendar will end up somewhat lighter than in previous...

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Dockers set to launch its summer season

New Life Crisis' Paul Mahos and fan Ann

(Credit: John Roca)

With May right around the corner, some “may” feel it’s time to start thinking about summer-style fun -- and if so, keep in mind that a popular Hamptons dining spot and hangout just happens to be kicking off its impending 2014 warm-weather efforts this coming weekend by hosting a generous bash to mark the occasion.

Although it officially opened for the year back in March, Dockers Waterside...

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Doing the 'Time Warp' again in Riverhead

A scene from a June 2012 performance by

(Credit: Robert Robson)

If you've recently seen a film at a local multiplex, chances are your preshow entertainment involved coming attractions, a commercial or two and a warning/ plea to respect your fellow audience members – as in not using cellphones, speaking out loud or doing anything else that might interrupt the presentation to come. And as most among us would confirm, all too often this appeal tends to be ignored.

On...

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Movement: a night of soulful house

DJ Ruben Toro. He?ll be part of a

(Credit: Ruben Toro)

Like many styles of music, the demesne of dance can be broken down into several subgenres; one of which is soulful house.

Also known as deep house, it’s a departure from the sharp electronic samples and rapid-pounding bass blueprint followed by much of today’s modern dance production; instead it utilizes softer, relaxing elements to weave an earthy (yet still energetic) tone — and relies upon...

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A Saturday scavenger hunt across LI

A scavenger hunt map, part of the flier

(Credit: Long Island Roller Rebels)

Whether one finds inspiration in the thrill of a quest, the chance to help support a local cause or just the prospect of possibly winning free drinks, some athletic local ladies have put together a challenge that might be a grabber for all the aforementioned: an LI-wide scavenger hunt.

Put into motion by the Long Island Roller Rebels -- the area’s all-female roller derby league -- this expedition...

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Slightly-retro dance bash set for LOVE

Dix Hills native and dance music artist Kim

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As nightlife goes, a notable quality of the Long Island scene is how simple it can be for those who were club-minded during the early 2000s — not to mention the 1990s and even 1980s — to easily find regular events that still draw in that same, now-mature crowd. (Check HERE for some top options.)

However, despite the average age at such happenings, many of the DJs that play these parties tend...

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