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Liquid Mondays getting a reboot

A scene from the now-defunct Liquid Wednesdays party

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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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A new 'Liquid' to pour at Woodbury CC

A scene from the now-defunct ?Liquid Wednesdays? party

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

It’s been some time, but starting on Monday, June 9 the Woodbury Country Club will once again play host to a weekly open-air party, giving those who couldn't squeeze enough fun into their weekends an extra and consecutive day to hypothetically continue with their good times.

The happening is called “Liquid Mondays” – and if that sounds familiar, diehard night-lifers might recall that during...

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Cinco de Mayo 2014 on Long Island

Despite the higher price for limes this spring,

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When it comes to holidays that inspire bars, clubs and other nightlife-friendly spots to throw special events, Cinco de Mayo is a generally solid occasion for celebrations. But with the 2014 observance of the Mexican army's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 landing on a Monday, it seems likely that the overall Long Island Cinco de Mayo party calendar will end up somewhat lighter than in previous...

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Dockers set to launch its summer season

New Life Crisis' Paul Mahos and fan Ann

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With May right around the corner, some “may” feel it’s time to start thinking about summer-style fun -- and if so, keep in mind that a popular Hamptons dining spot and hangout just happens to be kicking off its impending 2014 warm-weather efforts this coming weekend by hosting a generous bash to mark the occasion.

Although it officially opened for the year back in March, Dockers Waterside...

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Wildfish 2014 opening party in Freeport

Wildfish in Freeport. The restaurant's grand opening is

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March has been an important month for some of LI’s seasonal venues,  like Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, Dockers Waterside in East Quogue, and Rooftop 32 in Rockville Centre. These warm-weather destinations have either already opened or at least announced a business return scheduled to take place before April arrives.

Now one of Freeport’s waterside spots can brag that it too scoffs...

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New Year’s Day pajama jam at The Beach House

Bartenders serve at the bar at The Beach

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It’s common knowledge that New Year’s Eve is a night for parties, and just about every bar and eatery on LI that serves alcohol will live up to that expectation by hosting some sort of function designed to festively bid farewell to 2013.

But what about the Long Islanders wanting a good time that begins after the ball drops? Like around lunchtime?

For those among us who need fun to be...

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'Girls Night Out' at Gurney's Inn

A group of women hanging out at an

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Montauk may be thought of as mainly a summer fun destination, but one of the hamlet’s top year-round resorts is throwing a bash worthy of consideration, despite the late autumn chill that has already set in across the East End.

On Friday, Nov. 8, Gurney’s Inn is throwing its fifth annual “Girls Night Out,” an evening that means drinks, edibles and dancing for all attending – as well as some...

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Do Halloween across the bay at CJ's

The poster for the Halloween party to be

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With October now in full swing, the attention of many party people is firmly pointed at Halloween.

There are a few days every year that are considered critical for great times at bars, clubs and other social spots – such as St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve and the night before Thanksgiving – but the celebrating of Halloween on the late-night circuit is a special occasion like...

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'Wild West Wednesdays' at Jetty

Jetty Bar & Grill in Long Beach. (Sept.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Until there are as many spots in Nassau County that feature “country music nights” as there are currently in Suffolk County, the rise of these parties on LI can be considered a “growing trend.”

However, it does seem that the transition from “trend” to “the norm” may be nearing as 2013 starts to wind down.

There are several spots east of Route 110 that are throwing weekly bashes these...

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Cocktails, live music and sunsets on the Sound at CBBG

The view of the sunset from Cedar Beach

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When classifying a place like the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill (CBBG) in Mount Sinai, some might use the term “hidden gem,” while others might even call it an “oasis.”

In this case, both terms do definitely apply.

The Long Island Sound is nothing like the South Shore when it comes to waterside nightlife or summer fun -- as while there are numerous clubs, bars and eateries found along...

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