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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

(Credit: Kat Doran)

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

(Credit: Caffeine Promotional Group Inc/Caffeine Music Group Inc.)

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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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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‘Jaws’ on a big screen in Bay Shore

A scene from the classic "Jaws" (1975) directed

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Although the facts are probably not necessary to use in order to directly entice locals into viewing the classic movie "Jaws," the 1975 killer great white shark thriller does happen to have direct connections to Long Island.

For example, it is a widely-held belief that author Peter Benchley was inspired by the late Montauk shark hunter Frank Mundus when penning his "Jaws" novel that Steven...

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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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