Life on Long Island
Liquid Mondays getting a reboot
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 Wednesdays; the 2014 version that kicked off only weeks ago shifted the gathering to Mondays, adding a full calendar of DJs and bands -- with both the original and updated affairs endorsed as evening opportunities intended for people aged 30-and-over. However, a new promotions group has recently taken control of the bash, and -- while the new presenters (AListStatus; aliststatus.com) are looking to continue with an atmosphere acceptable for older nightlife aficionados -- will be additionally pitching Liquid as a weekday option for under-30 clubbers, setting the age of admission at 25 for gentlemen, 21 for women.
For its second 2014 “Grand Opening,” set for Monday, July 14, the rebooted Liquid will feature live music from the prominent Billy Joel tribute band Big Shot (and will further bring the act back on Aug. 11 and Sept. 8), then change the pace with a beat-powered, white-clothing-only party the following week (July 21). DJs will also serve as a regular part of the upcoming entertainment, and although the full schedule remains unannounced, the new Liquid Mondays team has stated that such notable internationally active talents as Skribble (djskribble.com), Lodato (djlodato.com) and Spinbad (twitter.com/djspinbad) will all be making appearances before the summer ends.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a corporate happy hour featuring half-price drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres until 9 p.m., at which time the nightlife component will begin. The entrance fee is $10, but all who pay the cover will receive a 2014 VIP member card that will grant the holder free admission for the rest of the season. For more information, visit woodburycc.com or facebook.com/woodburycc. (Call 516-633-8963 for VIP seating and bottle service.)
Liquid Mondays at Woodbury Country Club: 8533 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-692-6200