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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
June 28th
, 2013
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Dear Long Islander,
The outlook for the weekend is rainy, but chances are things will clear up in time to celebrate Indpendence Day! This year, the 4th of July falls on a Thursday, and there are great events happening throughout the week, and all weekend long celebrating the holiday. To make planning your 4th of July Festivities easier this year, we've put together a great guide featuring all of the best firework displays and special events happening on Long Island, which you can check out below. We'll also be sending out next week's Newsletter on Wednesday instead of Friday - so that you can be sure that you've got the scoop on everything happening over the long weekend, and can make the most of the holiday with friends and family. There's plenty happening this weekend as well, which we've got right here for you - check it out! 
Suffolk Theater Hosts FREEdom Fest July 4th!
Celebrate Independence Day at Suffolk Theater Next Week! 
Looking for a unique wat to celebrate the 4th of July this year? Head over to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead for their FREEdom Fest this July 4th! There will be live music to enjoy from 6:30 - 8:30 PM - just prior to Riverhead's fireworks display, as well as some great All American dinner! (Dinner cost additional). On Friday, July 5th at 8 PM, Suffolk Theater will be hosting Great American Classic Rock/Classic British Rock Show, letting you continue the holiday fun! Preorder tickets are $25, and tickets at the door are $30. Celebrate Independence Day all week long with Suffolk Theater!
For more information & events schedule, please visit their website, or call 631-727-4343.
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Long Island's 2013 4th of July Guide: The Best Independence Day Celebrations on LI
Fireworks, Festivities, Food, and More for LI!
The nation’s favorite major summer holiday is just around the corner - that’s right, it’s almost Independence Day! Americans celebrate the Fourth of July in accordance to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia - the former thirteen states declared their freedom from British governance. July 4, 1777, the one year anniversary of our independence,  was celebrated with music, ringing bells, bonfires, and fireworks. Ever since, Americans continue the tradition in celebrating their freedom by taking part in some fun and entertaining events in commemoration. Long Islanders gather together for some of the largest celebrations in the country. These fast-approaching festivities include fairs, carnivals and festivals to concerts and sports games to picnics, cruises, and of course the stars of the day - FIREWORKS! Don’t miss out on the fun - check out what’s happening near you and across Long Island!
Local Headlines
Average Gas Price on LI Down as the July 4th Holiday Weekend Approaches
Local Teen to Play in U.S. Women's Open in Southampton
Long Island Teen Pleads Guilty After Attempting to Join Terrorist Organization Al Qaeda
Update: Body Found on Gilgo Beach is that of Missing Woman Natasha Jugo
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 
Festa dei Giglio
If you’re looking for an Italian good time this weekend, head on down to St. Catherine of Sienna Church for Festa dei Giglio! This annual Italian feast and festival we be happening all weekend June 27th-30th from 6:30-11PM!   On Friday, June 28, the feast will feature the "Children's Giglio" which is a smaller version of the 85 foot "adult" giglio and on Saturday, 20 men will lift and carry an 85 foot giglio (tower) throughout  nearby streets to Italian Traditional Music! Don’t miss this fantastic festival of Italian culture.

Celebrate International Mud Day at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
This Saturday is International Mud Day which means it’s time to take the kids out to celebrate! Head on down to Suffolk County Farm and Education Center for some messy fun this Saturday, June 29th from 10AM-2PM.  Activities include messy play, puddle jumping, crafts, rubber boot parade and visits with the animals. Admission is free with $2 special activities. Don’t miss this messy day of fun!

Beerfields Craft Beer and Music Festival
Head down to the Pennysaver Theatre for the annual Beerfields Craft Beer and Music Festival this Saturday, June 29th, at 2PM! This beer lover’s dream will feature over 50+ breweries with 150+ beers to sample and 8 live bands including Dirty Heads and the Wailers! Get on out there for this summer’s best beer festival!

Long Island Sound and Art Festival
If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend, head on down to the Long Island Sound and Art Festival! Hosted by the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, this festival will be happening Sunday, June 30th, from 12PM-7PM. Over 75 artists will be painting to the inspiration of live music with audience interaction! Don’t miss this amazing day or art and music! 

It's less than a week until the 4th of July - be sure to check out our Festivities Guide!

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