Life on Long Island

Ariel Meredith at Georgica

Supermodel Ariel Meredith will host a fundraiser for

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With July Fourth falling on a Thursday this year, some night spots are treating the day before like a Friday.

For anyone hanging out in the Hamptons during this upcoming extended holiday weekend, Georgica Restaurant and Lounge in Wainscott has an event set for Wednesday that is both bash and benefit.

Kicking off at 8 p.m., Georgica will be hosting a fundraiser for The Voss Foundation,...

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Cocktails, live music and sunsets on the Sound at CBBG

The view of the sunset from Cedar Beach

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When classifying a place like the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill (CBBG) in Mount Sinai, some might use the term “hidden gem,” while others might even call it an “oasis.”

In this case, both terms do definitely apply.

The Long Island Sound is nothing like the South Shore when it comes to waterside nightlife or summer fun -- as while there are numerous clubs, bars and eateries found along...

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The ‘Huntington Hoedown’

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

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It seems almost impossible to imagine that only five years ago, there were virtually no country music events happening anywhere on Long Island (except at the now-defunct Matty T’s in Commack, which was at one time the only venue that featured line-dancing on LI); in 2013 there are several parties a week in Nassau and Suffolk counties that revolve around the honky-tonk sound.

Most of these...

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'Margarita Madness' in Montauk

A pair of margaritas.

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As the summer rolls on out in Montauk, a “hot” party to consider involves cooling down with some tequila-spiked beverages.

Montauk Downs State Park is recognized by many for its golf course, its swimming pools and other activities, but the Lessing’s Group – responsible for such spots as Library Cafe in Farmingdale (274 Main St., 516-752-7678), Post Office Cafe in Babylon (130 W. Main St.,...

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Paul Oakenfold at Neptune Beach Club

Paul Oakenfold, pictured here at the now-defunct Lily

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Once the summer gets under way, the Hamptons becomes one of the most DJ-friendly places in the country. Successful mixers from NYC – and from around the world – come to the East End to spin. On June 22, a man whose talents have allowed him to expand past nightlife and become an international star will be working in the DJ booth at Neptune Beach Club: Paul Oakenfold.

Few DJs can match Oakenfold’s...

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Bye-bye Broadway, here comes Amityville Music Hall & Tavern

A light shines from inside the now-defunct Broadway

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As many of LI’s devotees of underground clubs and music will tell you, the Broadway Bar in Amityville is an important stop . . . or was.

Since it arrived in 2010, the venue has hosted some unique events. New wave parties, punk rock shows, metal concerts, hip-hop battles and EDM bashes are only some of what had transpired within the walls over at 198 Route 110 — but despite its frequent use,...

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'Red Solo Cup' fundraiser at Nutty Bay Shore

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore has held

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The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.

Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...

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Nightlife going strong in The Grove

The entrance to Cherry?s on the Bay in

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To the delight of residents and visitors alike – the summer season has kicked off on Fire Island, in spite of what superstorm Sandy damaged.

There is no question that a great deal of rebuilding and repair is still necessary -- but with nightlife always considered a major component of the Fire Island experience -- anyone concerned with the current state of the bars and clubs across the Great...

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More Maxwell's than last year

Patrons at Maxwell's in Islip get ready to

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Maxwell’s American Bar & Grille in Islip has always been a busy stop for nightlife, as well as for drinks and meals — and if you’re a fan, but one who may not have recently paid the pub a visit, as of the spring there is even more of Maxwell’s to enjoy.

Formerly set up with a single long tap counter and a dining area, the bar is now two-sided and able to handle double the amount of ale-minded...

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Ed Kowalczyk playing The Stephen Talkhouse

Singer/ songwriter Ed Kowalczyk.

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During the days when grunge ruled rock radio and MTV, Live was among the genre’s most successful acts.

First gaining attention on the alternative music scene with songs like "Pain Lies on the Riverside" and "Operation Spirit” in the early 1990s, by the end of the decade the Pennsylvania-based group ended up selling millions of albums -- with later tracks like "Lightning...

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