WEST NYACK, NY – After more than 14 months, the popular comedy club West Nyack Levity Live will reopen May 21 at Palisades Center with a weekend of performances by Gary Owen.
“We’ve waited a long time for this, so it’s exciting to know that live comedy is returning to Levity Live in May,” said John Campbell, General Manager of West Nyack Levity Live. “Our comics are eager to get out and work again, so it’s going to be a great summer of shows. We’ve missed our hard-working staff and they’re eager to return and welcome our guests next weekend.”
Levity Live will reopen with guest safety as the top priority. Tables will be socially-distanced according to current state guidelines. Excelsior Pass – to verify test or vaccine status – will be used at the door, along with temperature checks. Guests will be required to wear masks when not eating and drinking. Staff will wear masks throughout their shift, undergo daily screening, and carry out enhanced cleaning between performances.
“Levity Live always delivers something new and exciting for our guests and we’re thrilled to see them reopening,” said Darrin Houseman, General Manager at Palisades Center. “We’re looking forward to seeing the great lineup of comics and smiles on our guests faces!”
Gary Owen will perform at Levity Live from May 21-23 for five shows. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Owen’s big break came in 1997 on BET’s Comic View where he was voted “Funniest Serviceman in America.” He later starred in the BET reality show “The Gary Owen Show” and appeared in such films as “Rebound,” “Daddy Day Care” and “Meet the Blacks.” Owen last performed at Levity Live in March, 2018.
Other confirmed performances after reopening include:
• Bill Bellamy, May 28-30 (On Sale Now)
• Guy Torry, May 6-10 (On Sale Now)
• Chris Redd, July 1-3 (On Sale Now)
• New York Kings of Comedy, July 9-11 (One Sale Now)
Additional performances will be announced shortly.
Norcina in New City Recipient of NYS Empire Award
NEW CITY, NY – As Covid-19 hit Rockland County, many people wanted to help but didn’t know how. Rockland native Eddie Stapleton, who now resides in North Carolina contacted Norcina’s on how to help small business and people assisting the community he grew up in. He purchased and donated 10 large pies, to a place of their choice, which Norcina in turn matched w/ 10 more pies. 20 fresh pies were just delivered to Good Sam Hospital in Suffern. (Pictured below are the Cardiovascular Operating Room crew at Good Samaritan Hospital Suffern, NY with Norcina Owners Milan Dobrilovic and Nick Nuccio – top photo)
In just 26 days the Norcina Pizza Match would donate over 1,000 pizza pies to Rockland County medical professionals and first responders battling the COVID-19 epidemic.
How it worked: Norcina would match any donation an individual or organization makes to any hospital, first responders, or medical professionals who are actively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Norcina would end up starting a trend locally that inspired other businesses to honor the same deal. Not only did it support small businesses but it provided residents with the ability to show their support to our first responders and medical professionals.
The New York State Empire Award was presented by Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick. It honors businesses that make major contributions to public service, and enhancing the quality of life for New Yorkers.
Slime World Announces Newest Location at Palisades Center
WEST NYACK, NY – Slime World, the premier craft studio where kids can make their own slime, will open its newest location at Palisades Center this November. Palisades Center’s 2,300 sq. ft. Slime World studio will be located on Level Three next to the Build-A-Bear Workshop.
The sticky and gooey feel of slime has appealed to kids since the late 1970s. The popularity grew with the rise of YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok where millions of do-it-yourself slime videos highlight recipes with a wide array of captivating colors and satisfying textures.
Slime World takes the messy out of slime making. The studio space is designed for sticky fingers and messy projects where children can unleash their creativity, play, and express themselves in a stimulating environment.
“At Slime World, we know there is nothing that children love more than some messy fun, and we happen to be the pros,” said Sandeep Shah, Owner of Slime World. “Our mission is to bring smiles to kids while engaging their creative minds! We invite our little guests to come for a one-on-one experience and parents to host the next party with us to create unforgettable memories for their children and all their friends!”
“The Slime World studio is a perfect destination for Palisades Center’s youngest guests,” said Darrin Houseman, General Manager of Palisades Center. “We can’t wait to see them having a blast while they customize their own slime creations.”
The only other Slime World studio is in Freehold, New Jersey.