Life on Long Island

‘Color Me Wild’ color run

Hannah Steinhauer gets coated by blue dye during

(Credit: Cheryl Steinhauer / Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center)

Despite the fact that the once-blazing summer sun has recently begun its transition into a less-powerful autumn version, one can still go outside most clear September days and catch a tan – but of course, medical professionals tend to warn against such a skin-damaging undertaking -- so why not go out and get blue instead? Or green, maybe red or a combination of striking tones?

The Evelyn Alexander...

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Off The Walls II with SPARKBOOM

LI-based band Nonstop to Cairo will be among

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As it did in 2013, SPARKBOOM will once again host an afternoon street fair, giving all who attended a fresh opportunity to experience the sort of locally sourced art and music that the Huntington-based arts collective strives to nourish.

Created via the collaboration of nonprofit organizations (such as the Huntington Arts Council, Fotofoto Gallery, the Art League of Long Island and the Heckscher...

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Jeremih to perform at The Emporium

R&B singer Jeremih, seen here at the Hammerstein

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If new school R&B is your sort of sound, you may want to keep Saturday, Sept. 20, open as singer Jeremih has been scheduled to perform that evening at The Emporium in Patchogue.

Jeremih (aka Jeremih Felton) is a 27-year-old Chicagoan whose musical efforts receive regular local radio play, and should be familiar to LI club aficionados as his collaborations with such rap stars as 50 Cent...

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The Miss Fire Island Contest

Ariel Sinclair is to be one of the

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

One of the most prominent events to take place anywhere on Fire Island, the annual Miss Fire Island Contest will be returning to Cherry Grove on Saturday, Sept. 6.

It’s the 49th edition of the competition -- a battle between several drag entertainers all vying to win monetary awards and such titles as Miss Fire Island, Miss Cherry Grove, Most Popular and Entertainer of the Year. The talent...

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A double shot of O El Amor, outdoors

Members of the band O El Amor, clockwise

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Despite the fact that temperatures for the week immediately following Labor Day (Sept. 1) are forecast to reach regular highs above 80 degrees, the imminent arrival of autumn is apparent in several ways — such as children returning to school, Hamptons hotspots preparing to close for the season and  already on sale in department stores. However, for those who aren't ready to give up on summer-style...

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1 OAK to wrap up 2014 with rappers Lil' Kim and Mase

Rapper Lil' Kim (pictured here at the MTV

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Without question, 1 OAK Southampton had a lively freshman summer.

Ever since its debut during Memorial Day weekend, the Southampton extension of the 1 OAK party brand has received hefty crowds at most of its Saturday night celebrations, with many of its get-togethers punctuated by performances from A-list hip-hop stars; Busta Rhymes, French Montana, 2 Chainz and Lil Jon were among the season’s...

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Saturday Morning Cartunes: techno beats in the park

John ?DJ X-Dream? Thomas (pictured) will be spinning

(Credit: Chorale Miles)

When contemplating which local public venues and event spaces are the most techno-friendly, Cedar Creek Park in Seaford might not immediately come to mind – but it has certainly proven to be a worthy spot for finding some of the hardest beats spun anywhere this year on Long Island.

Back in July, the bucolic waterside common welcomed the “Drum and Bass BBQ,” an all-day happening featuring a...

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Fire Island Beer Fest at Flynn’s

Long Island breweries will be among those on

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If your passion for craft beer is strong enough to inspire a trip across the bay, the Fire Island Beer Fest will be but a ferry ride away.

Set for Saturday (Aug. 16) at Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park, it’s an opportunity to sample several brands of suds born and brewed on Long Island (among other non-indigenous entries). Taking place between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the day will include offerings from...

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Lil Jon to DJ at 1 OAK Southampton

Rapper, DJ and producer Jonathan ?Lil Jon? Smith.

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Long Island is no stranger to having celebrity DJs and musicians play area clubs. But on Saturday, the man who is arguably the biggest name in the current world of party music will be in Southampton to spin.

If you've been to a nightclub anytime during the past decade, it is very likely that you've heard at least one song featuring Lil Jon. An MC, DJ and producer from Atlanta, Lil Jon (AKA...

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Saturday nights at Le Dock in Fair Harbor

The dock across from Le Dock in Fair

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Although other spots on Fire Island have wilder reputations, Le Dock in Fair Harbor quietly throws some bustling good times of its own.

When it comes to Fire Island nightlife, promoted party bars and clubs like Sandbar, 470 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach (631-583-0388); Flynn’s, 1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park (631-583-5000), and Ice Palace, 1 Ocean Walk, Cherry Grove  (631-597-6600) tend to attract...

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