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The return of the Drum and Bass BBQ

DJ Dave Shichman, spinning as part of the

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If ever tasked with finding a live showcase of edgy electronic music, one might feel the need to leave LI’s mostly mainstream nightlife scene and look to late-night venues in such famously alternative dance-friendly localities as Brooklyn and lower Manhattan -- but on Saturday anybody seeking a day filled with deep beats can skip the trip to NYC and instead make a break for Seaford, where an international...

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Liquid Mondays getting a reboot

A scene from the now-defunct Liquid Wednesdays party

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Only a month ago, a party known as Liquid had returned to the Woodbury Country Club after a four-year absence with a goal of giving the Island’s mature crowd a fresh summer nightspot -- but now that intention is already expanding to include younger area clubgoers as well.

The original 2010 edition of Liquid was a basic mix of poolside socializing and DJ sessions held in Woodbury on warm-weather...

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RISE returns for the holiday weekend

People socializing and dancing at the RISE pop-up

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Over the past five years, brothers Daniel and Derek Koch have put together some of the most talked-about Hamptons parties, and on July 5 their handiwork will “RISE” again.

Once affiliated with the Day & Night entertainment group, the sibling upscale event organizers are widely known on the international club circuit for their DJ-powered brunch gatherings -- which under the Day & Night...

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Chromeo at the Catch Beach Ball

Musicians David ?Dave 1? Macklovitch and Patrick ?P-Thugg?

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Taking advantage of the free-from-work Friday generated by this year’s Fourth of July, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa will be throwing a daytime bash that is already looking like a smash hit.

For the most part, July 4 is a day when virtually everybody is able to get away from their cubicles, desks and other work-related furniture to get out and cut loose -- which may explain why...

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Stretch Armstrong now a Harbor 'resident'

Iconic NYC DJ Stretch Armstrong, seen spinning a

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Looks like the people that make Montauk their regular good times destination will be getting another stop to frequent, as the recently-opened Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge is adding some dedicated nightlife to its calendar.

Located in the spot that formerly held the now-defunct Cross Eyed Clam, this small plates-focused restaurant opened in May and has already been offering some live music and...

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Voss Foundation benefit at Georgica

"Blue Bloods" actress Sami Gayle will be co-hosting

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Normally, the more prominent Hamptons fundraisers happen on Saturdays during the summer, but with the Fourth of July landing on a Friday this year, Georgica in Wainscott will be making the unusual move of throwing a buzzworthy gala midweek instead.

While weekends are usually favorable for those who attend the upscale charitable events that fill the East End’s social calendar in June, July...

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Big Shot, Kim Sozzi and Randy Jackson to play free

Michael DelGuidice and his band Big Shot, performing

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When it comes to celebrities, Long Island can brag that dozens of the world’s most famous actors, musicians, athletes and other noteworthy individuals were either born or raised within its boundaries -- and although a large portion of those famous folks have moved on to wherever the world of fame may personally lead, there are a number of Long Island-based talents that, despite scoring significant...

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Petanque and champagne on Shelter Island

Alexander Lehnen, executive chef of Katana restaurant at

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Care for a game of petanque?

No worries if you're unfamiliar with the sport, as it’s generally played outside the USA – but if you'd like to try it out, or on the chance you're already a seasoned pro (or would be happy just watching), there’s a recurring weekend petanque tournament taking place only a quick ferry ride away -- and it also happens to feature unlimited champagne.

Petanque...

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Caffeine to return for reunion

The Caffeine logo. Before it became a brand

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If you were a Long Island nightlife regular during the 1990’s, it is highly likely that you remember Caffeine.

More than just a weekly party at a local club, Caffeine was a destination that at times could draw hundreds of people to its doors and dance floors for years before transforming into a brand associated with fashion and music. It may no longer exist as a venue, but for those that remember...

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Wearing flip-flops at party stops

While dress codes are usually in effect, some

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It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has ever spent even just a single night out at a club, bar or in any other social setting isn't aware that footwear is a weighty issue that falls most heavily on women.

Even when attempting to avoid any insinuation of gender pigeonholing, it’s hard to evade the fact that while gentlemen generally get away with sporting either comfortable dress shoes or...

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