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Busta Rhymes at 1 OAK

Musician and celebrity Busta Rhymes. He?ll be performing

(Credit: Ana P. Gutierrez)

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 Pleasurists and 'Mash-Up Society'

A portrait of actor Ethan Hawke by William

(Credit: William Quigley)

If heading out to the East End this weekend in order to investigate the seventh annual ArtHamptons fine art fair, rest assured the fest will offer its usual loaded program of seminars, notable appearances, presentations and creative pieces (visit arthamptons.com for full details) -- but if you were thinking you'd like to check out something artsy on the South Fork yet off the ArtHamptons slate,...

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The return of the Drum and Bass BBQ

DJ Dave Shichman, spinning as part of the

(Credit: Kimberly Hamill-Dresch)

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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Liquid Mondays getting a reboot

A scene from the now-defunct Liquid Wednesdays party

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

Only a month ago, a party known as Liquid had returned to the Woodbury Country Club after a four-year absence with a goal of giving the Island’s mature crowd a fresh summer nightspot -- but now that intention is already expanding to include younger area clubgoers as well.

The original 2010 edition of Liquid was a basic mix of poolside socializing and DJ sessions held in Woodbury on warm-weather...

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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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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

(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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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

(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

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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