Life on Long Island

The Miss Fire Island Contest

Ariel Sinclair is to be one of the

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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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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' at the Boulton Center

A scene from the 1986 motion picture ?Ferris

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Actor Matthew Broderick has starred in several plays, films and TV shows, but when it comes to his defining role, the 1986 motion picture “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” may forever own that distinction.

Broderick’s turn as a teen who could outsmart anybody that might have stood in the way of his enjoying the greatest day of hooky in cinematic history has remained respected and popular — especially...

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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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The annual Hamptons Poker Challenge

On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Southampton Social Club

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When it comes to locales where gamblers come to scrap, one might think of Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Monte Carlo…but Southampton, N.Y.? In this case, it’s probably not a spot that immediately comes to mind – yet for the fourth year in a row, one venue in the Hamptons hamlet is counting on those who consider themselves skilled in the art of card playing to come together for a tournament that looks...

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LOVE to return in the fall

Champagne gets delivered to guests on Oct. 3,

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For Long Islanders who consider dance music a key to nightlife, some good news: LOVE will be back.

The Carle Place nightclub, known for its event calendar loaded with appearances by superstar DJs, had closed at the end of May – which isn't unusual, as landlocked nightspots are occasionally known to cease operations between spring and fall in anticipation of LI’s late-night fun-seekers annual...

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A 'prediction run' at Dublin Deck

Dublin Deck in Patchogue will serve as both

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When a spot is really hot, the usual move is to “run” over and hang out – but on Sunday morning the staff at Dublin Deck in Patchogue would like you to actually run away from its waterside location…and then return, following a three-mile jaunt.

Dublin Deck has been a popular summer evening stop for several seasons, with large crowds typically arriving for late-night DJ parties, live music...

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Saturday Morning Cartunes: techno beats in the park

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

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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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Montauk Art Show on the Green starts tomorrow

Open air and fine art are transcendent companions at the 17th Annual Montauk Art Show on The Green, which starts Friday.

The three-day juried art show, presented by the Montauk Artists Association, highlights 84 artists across the country, as well as France, Israel and China.

Art work includes sculpting, painting, photography, jewelry to digital art, fiber and mixed media.


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Nightlife at Althouse 1848 in East Rockaway

The patio of Althouse 1848 in East Rockaway.

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Aside from Reel and a few smaller taverns, native nightlife options are limited in East Rockaway – a hamlet featuring only a handful of bars – but anyone keeping count can chalk up a fresh opportunity in Althouse 1848.

For the most part, Reel (1 Main St., 516-341-7222; the former site of The Fishery) is the busiest late-night stop in East Rock. A waterside restaurant and public house, it offers...

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