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For all of the Manhattanites out there, we are always planning for something or going to something every weekend it seems.  Albeit a great party, event, wedding, you name it.  There is always something going on.  So what happens when you want to plan an event, or just go out for the night with your friends at something a bit different from your run of the mill local place?  Long Island actually has both of that and more, and we have found some really great locations for you to enjoy yourself at, whether it is something you are planning, or experience something completely different.  Here is where we think you would enjoy yourselves at off the LIRR.

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Credit to: Bowery Boogie

The Space at Westbury- 250 Post Avenue, Westbury

Located right off the Huntington line in Westbury, you will find this incredible venue that boasts some fantastic local and well known musical acts and also a great location to book a private event at.  Billed as an “intimate concert venue”, you can experience some of the best of the best in the music world with upcoming concerts ranging from Oscar winner Randy Newman to legendary band The B-52’s.  What makes it even better is that no matter what place you are sitting, either in the front or towards the balcony in the back, you’ll have a great view of what is going on stage so you never really feel like you are missing a moment.  For more information, check out their official site.

Credit to: The Emporium
Credit to: The Emporium

The Emporium NY- 9 Railroad Ave, Patchogue

If you are looking to head east and experience the best of the best in nightlife, beer garden, bowling and more, then The Emporium is a great location to do so.  They essentially have all your points checked off for what you can experience in a fun night out.  Just like The Space at Westbury, they have a fantastic concert line up coming up including rap superstar Fabolous and Hot 97 legend Funkmaster Flex on February 20th.  Definitely a location worth checking out.  For more information, check out their official site.

Credit to: Gold Coasts Art Center
Credit to: Gold Coasts Art Center

Gold Coast Arts Center- 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck

Located about 15 minutes outside of New York City, you will find this fantastic not for profit organization which is dedicated to promoting arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.  With amazing live events and their wonderful Gold Coast International Film Festival, there seems to be something for everybody at this great location.  For more information, check out their official site.

Credit to: Long Island Press
Credit to: Long Island Press

Revolution Bar & Music Hall- 140 Merrick Road, Amityville

Live music reigns supreme at this iconic location, located about 45 minutes outside of New York City.  Great place to kick back with some beers and listen to some great live music, some of which is from big artists like Aaron Carter and Puddle of Mudd who will be stopping by this month.  For more information, check out their official site.

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Credit to: Laugh Stub

Governor’s Comedy Club- Levittown, Bohemia, Bellmore

Three different locations for funny is what you will get at Governor’s Comedy Club out in Long Island.  The legendary locations have hosted comedy legends of past and present and continue to be the go to location on LI to make you laugh and have a good time.  For more information, check out their official site.

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Credit to: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers

Pennysaver Amphitheater- 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden

Outdoor entertainment is the name of the game at this historic Long Island location that has recently hosted some of the biggest names in music from Darius Rucker to The Band Perry.  Definitely a location you are going to want to go to when the weather gets warmer and shorts season re-emerges.  For more information, check out their official site.