Life on Long Island

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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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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The Puppy Love Hamptons Hoedown

Cats, rabbits and dogs like ?Chip? (pictured here;

(Credit: Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation)

When it comes to partying in the Hamptons, one of the major ways the South Fork scene tends to celebrate is through a summer series of gala benefits. During the warmer weather it’s not hard to find hundreds of Hamptonites attending these events, donating sizable amounts of money toward each of the causes given a night of spotlight attention.

However, come the winter, the fabulous fundraiser...

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Family-friendly 'Country Fall Festival'

A crowd line-dances at the Nutty Irishman of

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

It’s not news that these days LI has fully embraced country music, especially as part of the area’s nightlife, with several spots in Nassau and Suffolk counties holding weekly parties that provide the music and ambience necessary to properly tush-push until the wee hours of the morning.

But what about the kids?

Ask any parent, and they will agree that although many moms and dads have...

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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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Country by the canal in Freeport

Tropix on the Mile in Freeport. (June 20,

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

It’s getting to the point where country music events on Long Island are expected happenings, rather than a part of a new trend in nightlife (as it was a few years ago, when there were virtually none). However, the latest affair to arrive on the scene is definitely a bit different, as it takes place outdoors and by the water.

Freeport’s Nautical Mile has a long-standing tradition of big crowds,...

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The ‘Huntington Hoedown’

Joe Picciano, left, and Joe Bayer of the

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

It seems almost impossible to imagine that only five years ago, there were virtually no country music events happening anywhere on Long Island (except at the now-defunct Matty T’s in Commack, which was at one time the only venue that featured line-dancing on LI); in 2013 there are several parties a week in Nassau and Suffolk counties that revolve around the honky-tonk sound.

Most of these...

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'Red Solo Cup' fundraiser at Nutty Bay Shore

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore has held

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.

Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).

The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...

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'Wanted: Alive & Dancing' at Johnny Malone's

Johnny Malone's of Wantagh. (March ?22, ?2013)

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

The unofficial “sound” of Long Island nightlife has always been a changing entity. There have been periods where rock and alternative were the main grooves heard in bars and clubs, and genres like hip-hop and dance still have hearty moments as well. Every time a genre has a dominating run, its reign is quantified by hot spots dedicating long-running parties to a type of music and its surrounding...

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New country night at Bread & Butter Bistro

People, dressed in cowboy hats, line dancing to

(Credit: Handout)

As one door closes, another opens.

Country music fans in Suffolk County were faced with the loss of a night of line dancing – or so they thought – when Middle Country Beer Garden in Centereach (MCBG) closed its doors this week (on Sunday, May 5). The beer garden had been running a successful honkytonk-style bash on Thursdays since it opened in 2012, but as it is no longer in operation, the...

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