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Bathing Beauties, 98-lb. Weaklings, Preeners, and Their Admirers


Take a private cooking lesson from Wooden Spoon chef Allison Fishman, who has devoted her life to making the microwave generation more comfortable in the kitchen. Her summer seasonal menu includes shaved fennel salad and seared halibut.   A Foodie
Make your way to Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack on July 22 for the James Beard Foundation’s Summer Gala, featuring food from some of the city’s best chefs, or an afternoon of wine tasting and vineyard touring.   A Foodie

Pack a picnic for the North Fork Bank Jazz Festival in Oyster Bay, August 11 to 13 in Arboretum State Park. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays on Sunday.   A Foodie


Stubbornly throw a clambake in spite of all the rules (no alcohol, mandatory park and rec permit, and self-shoveled three-foot sand pit) designed to deter you.   A Foodie

Restaurant Week is from July 10 through 14 and July 17 through 21pick up the phone now, because the good places get booked up very fast.   A Foodie
Borrow a designer purse from BagBorrowOrSteal .com, the Netflix of expensive handbags.   Fabulous
Hit up S Factor’s aerobic striptease class in Bridgehampton, the only workout guaranteed to leave you exhausted and wondering if the sexual revolution has gone too far.   Fabulous
Make up the $400 admission fee in pure volume at summer’s biggest sample sale, Super Saturday in Water Mill, on July 29. The merch goes for up to 50 percent off retail.   Fabulous
Keep your music-cred afloat by patronizing the Rocks Off Concert Cruise series, featuring acts like RJD2 and Northern State on a party boat that sails around Manhattan.   Fabulous

Check out the drag- queen parade at Cherry Grove’s annual 4th of July Invasion of the Pines.   Fabulous
Promote the arts by ponying up $1,000 for a ticket to the Watermill Center’s reopening on July 15, or enjoy the arts for free at the Southampton Center’s open house the next day.   Fabulous
Buy a horseshoe set (Modell’s carries them) and enjoy one of the few sports that can be played with a mimosa in one hand.   Outdoorsy
Take a weekend hot-air balloon ride at sunrise or sunset, from Above the Clouds in Middletown, New York (90 minutes outside the city).   Outdoorsy
Climb to the top of Fire Island Lighthouse and reward yourself by lazing about on the beach at Robert Moses State Park for the rest of the day.   Outdoorsy
Mingle with the horsey set at the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge in Bridgehampton, which, despite being a gossip-columnist-overrun polo match at a country club, is actually open to anyone who wants to watch.   Outdoorsy

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