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If you're not celebrating the Fourth in your own backyard, try the wide open space that's the Pennysaver Amphitheater. A patriotic party starts with live music featuring Billy Joel Tribute band "Captain Jack" and local rockers "Uncovered." A fireworks display follows along with a music simulcast to the pyrotechnics on WRCN/103.9.

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do this week on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk.

ArtHamptons

The fine art fair featuring more than 70
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The fine art fair featuring more than 70 international galleries celebrates original art in a big way this week. There's plenty to browse, but for something extra-special, consider: Thursday's preview party gala, 5-7 p.m. with food and drinks ($125) or Friday's noon-1:30 p.m. brunch honoring Jackson Pollock ($75). There's also an "ARTRageous Fourth" program, 1-8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, where fairgoers get complimentary spirits paired with a Texas BBQ menu (a la carte) in the Art Cafe. WHEN|WHERE 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 5, on the estate grounds at Scuttlehole Road and Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton INFO 631-283-5505, arthamptons.com ADMISSION $20 day pass (free younger than 16)

The Beach Boys

Pick up some good vibrations as the Beach
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Pick up some good vibrations as the Beach Boys kick off the summer season of live performances at Guild Hall. The show features original Beach Boy Mike Love with an entourage to perform a lineup of the band's greatest hits. WHEN|WHERE 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton INFO 631-324-0806, guildhall.org ADMISSION $150-$250; $1,000-$2,500, includes dinner and primary orchestra seating

The Toby Tobias ensemble

The Toby Tobias ensemble plays at the Northport
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The Toby Tobias ensemble plays at the Northport Village Park at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3. The Northport resident and native South African describes his music as "modern folk/jazz influenced by funk and world rhythms." Bring your own seating to this weather-permitting free event; 631-261-6917, northportarts.org

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July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular

The wait is over ? after a five-year
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The wait is over ? after a five-year hiatus, the fireworks are back at Jones Beach. The 30-minute Astoria Bank July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, orchestrated by Garden State Fireworks, illuminates the skies over the south shore Saturday night, with a simulcast of patriotic songs on WALK 97.5 FM or K-98.3 FM radio. Get to the beach early and stay until dark ? or nab a reservation aboard a party boat from Captree State Park in Babylon or Freeport?s Nautical Mile to get a lift to see the show. WHEN|WHERE 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Central Mall, Field 4, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh INFO 516-785-1600, jonesbeach.com ADMISSION $10 parking fee until 9 p.m.

July 4 Run

Nearly 500 people will line up for the
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Nearly 500 people will line up for the 31st Shoreham-Wading River July 4 Run on Saturday at the Miller Avenue School in Shoreham. The 1-mile run for 13 and older starts at 8 a.m. and younger kids (12 and younger) run their 1-mile race at 8:15 a.m. The whistle is blown at 8:45 a.m. for the 5K race. Register at swrschools.org ($15) or at the race ($20). 631-821-8116

Old-fashioned Independence Day

Blink your eyes and it's 1865. Travel back
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Blink your eyes and it's 1865. Travel back in time to celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. See historic trade demonstrations, contra dancing, a brass band concert and military drills, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, with parades and ceremonies beginning at 2:30 p.m. both days. ADMISSION $10 ($7 ages 5-12) PHONE 516-572-8400 WEB nassaucountyny.gov

Show & Sell

Artists on the Lane is an annual outdoor
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Artists on the Lane is an annual outdoor exhibition and sale on the grounds of the Bellport Community Center (4 Bell St.) of paintings, photographs and sculptures by local and East Coast artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Free admission, 631-286-3521, southbayart.org

Arts in the Plaza

Long Beach celebrates the holiday with Arts in
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Long Beach celebrates the holiday with Arts in the Plaza -- live music, paintings, photography, jewelry and other handcrafted original works for sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Plaza on Park Avenue. Free admission, 516-476-2473, artsintheplaza.com.

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The Fabulous 4th of July 1K and 4K

The Fabulous 4th of July 1K and 4K
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The Fabulous 4th of July 1K and 4K races are conducted on the Long Beach boardwalk every year in memory of Sean Ryan, who was a lifelong Long Beach resident and local police officer before dying of cancer in 2004. Advance registration ($25 for 4K) is at the recreation center or at longbeachny.gov/rec. Day-of registration ($30) is at the boardwalk at Laurelton Boulevard. The 1K fun run (8 a.m. start) is $5; 4K starts at 8:30 a.m., 516-431-3890

Sunset at the vineyard

Wine, sunsets and yard games await 5-9 p.m.
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Wine, sunsets and yard games await 5-9 p.m. every Saturday at Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery in Cutchogue. Pack a picnic basket and chair and enjoy the sunset or play a variety of yard games. This is a family-friendly event; wine is sold by the glass or bottle. Rain cancels. Admission is $8 ($5 younger than 12), 631-734-5111, castellodiborghese.com

Concert and fireworks show

If you're not celebrating the Fourth in your
(Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara)

If you're not celebrating the Fourth in your own backyard, try the wide open space that's the Pennysaver Amphitheater. A patriotic party starts with live music featuring Billy Joel Tribute band "Captain Jack" and local rockers "Uncovered." A fireworks display follows along with a music simulcast to the pyrotechnics on WRCN/103.9. You'll also find food vendors and a beer and wine tent. WHEN|WHERE 5:30 p.m. concert followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 55 S. Bicycle Path, Farmingville INFO 631-648-2500, pennysaveramph.com ADMISSION Free

Sunken Forest tour

Take a guided tour with a park ranger
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Take a guided tour with a park ranger and explore our very own forest on Fire Island. To get there, catch a ferry from Sayville to cross the Great South Bay arriving at Sailors Haven to reach the 50-acre tract of beach, dunes and ancient holly forest -- meet at the Fire Island National Seashore Visitors Center. A word to the wise -- bring sunscreen and wear appropriate walking shoes. WHEN|WHERE 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, Fire Island INFO 631-687-4780, nps.gov/fiis; sayvilleferry.com, 631-589-8980 ADMISSION Free ($7.50-$13 round-trip ferry)

Greenport village festival

See a range of nautical history in Greenport
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See a range of nautical history in Greenport -- the village's annual festival brings ships to dock in the harborside town. Walk onboard and meet the crews of ships including the three-masted Picton Castle, the schooner A.J. Meerwaold and the privateer Lynz. The Hermione, a replica of the Concorde class frigate of the French Navy, anchors July 6-7. Don't miss the fireworks Saturday and Sunday nights at dusk. WHEN|WHERE 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 4-Tuesday, July 7, Mitchell Park Marina, Front Street and Greenport Harbor INFO 631-477-0248, greenporttallships.com ADMISSION $20, $15 seniors ($10 ages 3-15) to board ships

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Polish culture celebration

Celebrate Polish culture at Eisenhower Park in East
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Celebrate Polish culture at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 5, with polka music from June Ingram's RBO Orchestra, Polish singer Ewa Lewandowska, the Oginski All-Male Choir and featured "Polka Today" dancers Matt and Elaine Bonowitz. Celebrating its 50th year, the event is sponsored by the American Polish Council of Long Island. ADMISSION Free PHONE 516-572-0200 WEB nassaucountyny.gov

Shakespeare Festival

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"Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye," so says William Shakespeare. Indeed, the Vanderbilt Museum's architecture and Mediterrean-style courtyard only adds to the experience of seeing an outdoor production of the Bard's "Twelfth Night." Come early with your own picnic supper (gates open at 7 p.m.). WHEN|WHERE 7 p.m. next Sunday, July 5, additional performances 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 26, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Reservations recommended. INFO 516-293-0674, arenaplayers.org (631-854-5570 weather hotline) ADMISSION $15

Cherry Grove garden tour

Get a rare view of Fire Island gardens
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Get a rare view of Fire Island gardens next Sunday. Catch the ferry from Sayville for a ride across the Great South Bay and take a self-guided tour of the gardens surrounding the homes on the barrier beach. Look for the registration table after you dock and pick up your map. A reception at a private Cherry Grove home follows from 4-6 p.m. WHEN|WHERE Noon-4 p.m. next Sunday, July 5, Cherry Grove, Fire Island. Rain or shine INFO 917-715-2818; sayvilleferry.com, 631-589-8980 ADMISSION $20 ($7.50-$16 ferry tickets)

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