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Busta Rhymes at 1 OAK

Musician and celebrity Busta Rhymes. He’ll be performing

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Hip-hop fans take note: Busta Rhymes will be performing in the Hamptons on Saturday – and for LI-native rap enthusiasts, this information may be extra tantalizing as Busta is not just a celebrated MC, actor and personality, but a Long Islander as well.

Although born in Brooklyn, Mr. Rhymes (AKA Trevor Smith Jr.) grew up in Uniondale -- and it was from there he first launched his career as...

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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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RISE returns for the holiday weekend

People socializing and dancing at the RISE pop-up

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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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Stretch Armstrong now a Harbor 'resident'

Iconic NYC DJ Stretch Armstrong, seen spinning a

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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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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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The 'BOOM is back for 2014

Singer Rorie Kelly will be among several artists

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If you enjoyed all of the arts-driven events brought about by SPARKBOOM in 2013, you may want to head toward Huntington come the weekend as the creative collective will be kicking off its second season with the “Beards, Bards and Boom” bash on Saturday, June 21 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace site.

An initiative spawned by the collaboration of local small businesses, municipal groups and nonprofit...

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'Summer Set Saturdays' at the Montauk Beach House

Musician Talib Kweli will be one of the

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Montauk is approximately 11 miles from the next closest Hamptons hamlet (Amagansett), and as it is the last town before LI ends, it has no other neighbor -- making it quite remote compared to most LI localities. However, one could insinuate that it’s the personality of the locality that truly makes it distant from the rest of the Hamptons, especially in the summer.

Much like other communities...

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Ja Rule at The Emporium

Musician Ja Rule. The MC will be headlining

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If you're a fan of (not quite yet) old school hip-hop and pop, chances are you have at least an awareness of -- if not a downright fondness for -- the music of Ja Rule.

Between the years 2000-2005, Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) was one of rap music’s biggest stars, as he was either the main artist on -- or a guest contributor toward -- more than a dozen songs that registered successfully on the...

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Daytime club-style parties in the Hamptons

Club lights reflect off the hair of a

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

The 2014 Hamptons nightlife season started Saturday, May 24,  and for those seeking to get into the scene, there was no need to wait until evening. There were a number of daytime, nightclub-style parties across the East End hours before the sun went down.

As it turns out, two of the gatherings have a bit of history. Up until this season hospitality impresarios Daniel and Derek Koch were...

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Memorial Day weekend parties at Flynn’s Fire Island

King Wellington playing a live set at Flynn's

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As the month of May rolls in (and the temperatures finally seem snow-proof) those among us on constant party-watch are now waiting for the hot LI summer spots to get going for 2014, and one has recently stated via social media and its website  that it’s going to go the extra mile come Memorial Day Weekend with a double-day celebration.

Located across the Great South Bay in Ocean Bay Park,...

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