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Life the place to be

Ardsley, NY 10503, Westchester

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Life the place to be logo
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Life the place to be

Ardsley, NY 10503, Westchester

(53)

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Westchester’s Premier Special Event Location

An Exciting Conversion of an Industrial Building into 29,000 feet of NYC Style Loft Space.
Features and services include:
• Full Service Catering By Abigail Kirsch
• Casual Buffet Menus provided by LIFE

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Reviews (53)

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M
14 September 2019

We booked our 8th grade stepping up party here . Life to place to be was fantastic to work with and the kids had a blast . We will be booking again soon . Thank you More...

J
14 September 2019

I had my daughters' 4th birthday party in one of their rooms and it was AMAZING! I couldn't believe this huge space was reserved for us! It had the jungle gym, a huge open space, couches, our own bathrooms, and a rock climbing wall! Toy cars for the kids to ride on and a section for smaller toddlers/babies! Then, we had a party room for cake and food in a separate room within that humongous room! The staff was great, food was great, and they did a fantastic job with decorations and the owner Steven is so professional to work with! 5-star place and staff! I highly recommend! I would definitely do another party there! More...

J
12 September 2019

These bad reviews could not be more wrong! I had my daughters' 4th birthday party in one of their soft playroom and it was AMAZING! I couldn't believe this huge space was reserved for only us! It had the jungle gym, a huge open space, couches for the adults, our own bathrooms, a rock-climbing wall, toy cars for the kids to ride on and a section for smaller toddlers/babies! Not to mention, everything was super neat and clean! Then, we had a party room for cake and food in a separate room within that humongous room! The staff was great and very attentive! When they opened up the rock climbing wall they had staff to supervise the kids. The food was great...my daughter is not a super fan of pizza so I asked if I could have chicken fingers and fries for her and they accommodated at no extra cost! I dropped off the decorations a few days before and they did a fantastic job with setting it up. I worked with Chelsea and Alyssa when planning the party and met Alyssa the day of the party! The entire staff was so nice and greeted each guest! Lastly, the owner Steven is so professional to work with and came to my party to greet me and my fiance. He knows how to run his business! 5-star place and staff! I highly recommend! I would definitely do another party there any time! I wish I took photos of the actual space but we were having too much fun! More...

Y
9 July 2019

Great venue for parties. It’s well organized and perfectly decorated for any occasion.

M
30 June 2019

We had a school graduation party at Life. It was amazing. Steve and the team were well prepared for 150 8th graders. Everyone was safe, happy and entertained. The DJ and MC kept everyone engaged in the party. All over a great experience. I highly recommend this venue. More...

M
30 May 2019

La atención y los servicios del lugar son buenos pero creo que podrían mejorar su diseño interior

P
30 April 2019

What a nice place! Everyone was genuinely connecting with the kids, the DJ and MC were fun and real. Great place to have a Bat Mitzvah or any other kids party!

A
18 April 2019

This is the first time & probably the last time that I am glad that Yelp was wrong .We celebrated the birthday of our child & we were impressed & very grateful from the help we received during the whole process . Chelsea , Alyssa & Abby were all patient & gracious during the whole process . Our party turned out to be a bit bigger than we were prepared for & our room was upgraded without additional charges . We even overstayed by 30 min & we never felt that we were being rushed out . On my case , I will gladly book my next event there again . Thank you again Chelsea & Team . More...

J
30 March 2019

Good event place . They offer very spacious and nice place . The prices are kin of higher than what I thought but if you want a big place for an event this is the place.

W
30 January 2019

I had two major events at this venue. Steve was amazingly accommodating and truly helped us to execute our vision! The place is perfect for just about any and everything...

A
30 January 2019

Was here for a company party I found it to be a decent space

E
30 January 2019

We had our two son's Bar Mitvahs here. It was the most wonderful memorable parties ever. The staff was great and extremely attentive. Everything was easy and stress free. More...

K
30 January 2019

Great, I got to play Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season and Laser Tag

Y
30 December 2018

Love it here

H
30 October 2018

Run, don’t walk, to sign your contract and host a party at Life if...1/ you want to have a blast,2/ you want to work with professionals who listen,3/ you want to work with a team who truly cares,4/ you want your guests to have the best time,5/ you want to create lifelong, happy memories. Like many mothers, I want things to be as perfect as possible for my children. Therefore, I probably have ridiculous high standards, but somehow Life beat my expectations. My girls shared a B’Not Mitzvah and told me it was the happiest day of their lives. Don’t doubt this place. Owners Steven and Sharon Zuckerman are nothing short of spectacular. More...

H
14 October 2018

Ok, let's cut through some of these less than positive reviews...I hosted my girls' B'Not Mitzvah at Life. I had my choice of every venue and selected Life because it was what my children wanted. This is an unparalleled venue in all of NY, forget Westchester alone. Like many mothers wanting the closest thing to perfection we can get for our kids, I read the reviews and called Steven Zuckerman (owner) about some comments pre signing a contract. Not only did Steven address every concern, I knew I was in the right hands to host our most special party. My standards are high and Life exceeded them. Not only do they care, their team will go above and beyond everything you could ask for. Sharon Zuckerman is sheer class who creates events with care and creativity. If anyone out there is on the fence and serious about hosting an event, have Steven Zuckerman give you my contact and I will be happy to answer questions so you, too, can have the peace of mind that your party will be epic. More...

A
30 September 2018

Went here for a birthday party. Place is great, kids get to jump around for a hour or so, then food. The food was bought from the place and it was decent (chicken fingers and chicken parm).

C
30 July 2018

Great event space.

T
30 July 2018

The staff was really welcoming! We had a work event there and it was great The place is well maintained, and clean. The staff was really helpful and nice. It would make a great venue for a private party. More...

S
30 July 2018

We recently held our son's Bar Mitzvah at Life and it was the party of a lifetime. We could not have been happier. The whole team at life - Steven, Betty, Miranda, Woo, Nathan, Denise and all else were on target, professional, easy to work with - they provided ideas, timelines, support and guidance every step of the way. From the planning to the extra "add-ons" to the amazing food, decor, service and presentation - both adults and kids had such an amazing time. And we were thrilled to have been there. MC Sam was a winner too - he also made the party SO fun for all. Good thing this was our oldest and we have another son to celebrate at Life again! Thank you all. More...

R
30 July 2018

Great place to have your party

G
30 July 2018

My daughter had her bat mitzvah there. Wonderful service, staff, catering. Highly recommend!!!!

D
30 July 2018

Lots of space things for the little ones to do while the bigs kids had fun. Fun for everyone

C
30 July 2018

My children have been attending parties at life since they opened their doors years ago! My twins are now 16 and we have fabulous memories of open playtime there and everything else they offered the children of Westchester! I am proud to know Steve and his team and certainly will recommend them every chance i get! They are the best venue for sweet sixteens, mitzvah, and especially corporate meetings, talk about motivation!Thank you Life, it’s THE place to BE!Christine Zipparo More...

C
30 July 2018

I love LIFE! the place to be. You dream it, they deliver it. Have no dreams of your own, no problem, they have plenty. This space morphs into anything you need- formal, casual, themes. It suits the young (perfectly) and the old(happily). From intimate to enormous. More importantly, this is a family owned business so their hearts are all in. Steve and Sharon Zuckerman are the perfect blend of creative and organized, calming and (just a little) crazy. They are respectful of budgets and deliver way more then you would ever imagine. A one stop shop for everything event. From a first birthday party, to a mitzvah, charity events, even a wedding. There's nothing they can't do and do well. We hired this dynamic team for our one of a kind bat mitzvah. No matter the "ask", the answer was always the same, "okay, we got this." As a result, my daughter's bat mitzvah is still the highlight of her life and ours. We suspect it will go down as the top three life events along with her wedding and her first child! Do not hesitate. In fact, I just hope you pick a date that's open!!!! More...

W
30 July 2018

Staff is amazing. They take care of everything.

M
30 July 2018

Awesome place!!

L
30 July 2018

This place looks great for a sweet sixteen

L
24 July 2018

Great attention to detail and always willing to make your party the best!

J
24 July 2018

You can't find a better party venue in Westchester. Plus, you are in outstanding hands with this team; the Life team is professional, talented and fully equipped to throw a gorgeous, fun, modern, delicious and memorable event.

N
21 July 2018

Went here today with my 16 month old and we loved it! The soft play space is full of toys for kids her age and, presumably because it was a lovely day, she had the entire space to herself! Well worth the $12.50. And ps the staff was very pleasant and the bathroom very clean. More...

A
21 May 2018

I had my 6 year old daughter’s birthday party at your venue back in February. I was honestly blown away by your staff and how attentive and lovely and easy to work with they all are. From our first contact, which was with Lisa, who called me back from home in the middle of a snow storm, (coincidently my last pre party contact from Chelsea also came in the middle of a snow storm! But I will rave about her too in a bit), she made planning this party SO easy! My sassy little girl wanted, and I quote, “a runway fashion dance party!”. I didn’t think this was even a possibility, a fun idea definitely, but I didn’t think anyone did anything like that! A quick Google search and, wait, really Yup, your venue does something like this!! I still had no idea what to expect and honestly I expected chaos... over 20 children, ages 2-8. I don’t care what the theme, it will probably be chaos. Apparently, NOT AT YOUR VENUE! This is a testament to your staff, who all worked together and ran this party like it was an everyday request! This kind of party should be your bread and butter! Your whole staff was like a well oiled machine and blew this party out of the water! I want to call each member of your staff out by name because you are blessed and lucky to have these wonderful people working for you! Delano the Dancing MC (the energy this amazing man had was beyond expectations! I can't say enough! Kept them all thoroughly entertained for hours!) DJ Phil (played all their favorite songs and kept them all dancing!) Host Cassandra (from the moment we walked in she explained and had every minute planned and was so wonderful with any requests. Absolutely lovely!) Host assistants Jason & Patricia (Again, they couldn't have been any more wonderful! Keeping every guest happy!) Lisa (she was my first contact to see if this crazy idea of a party was even possible and she assured me that not only was it possible but that it was so EASY to plan!!) And last but certainly not least, Chelsea (called in the middle of a second snow storm to set up every last minute detail, whatever little wish list I or my daughter had to make sure her day was beyond perfect!) They are amazing. The party was beyond amazing. I’ve never received so many compliments on one of my child’s parties before!! Well done and I highly recommend! More...

S
20 May 2018

The greatest place to have a bar mitzvah. The owners and staff were top of the line they went above and beyond. It was perfect!

L
26 September 2017

we had so much fun here! the arcades, ping ping air hockey were a lot of fun and laser tag was a blast! I would definitely book a party here!

C
30 July 2017

I'm an on call employee of life. I have never seen any problems with the guests,staff or management. If you are having a problem approach one of us and we will give you the best solution possible.

K
30 July 2017

Awesome venue for kids' parties. Very helpful staff. Highly recommend.

D
30 July 2017

My brother had my nephew's Bar Mitzvah party here fabulous place food was good service was great and nice and big kids had a good time just a nice place to have a party really enjoyed myself

#
30 July 2017

Great location for life events, excellent party planners.

O
30 July 2017

Just hope they update games. Many are either broken or in poor condition apart from that the staff and accommodations are great.

J
30 July 2017

Friendly helpful staff

#
4 July 2017

Great location for life events, excellent party planners.

A
28 May 2017

It's an amazing party space for kids. I had the best time.

T
19 January 2017

Recently had my daughters 4th birthday party at LIFE and it was fantastic! The kids all had an amazing time. We have gone to play there before and my kids (now 5, 4 and 2) always had fun. But the party was really one step above what I expected. I would have given it 5 stars but although the staff was more then attentive to details with the running of the party I would have liked them to interact more with the children.  They style of party I chose may have made this difficult though. The price was also bit high but it was very well done so I understand the cost and all the extra food ordered (in addition to the included pizza) was delicious. Almost everyone invited contacted me to tell me how nice it was. I really don't understand the bad reviews, esp the ones about parties. More...

J
30 July 2016

Da Bomb

T
3 August 2015

I had the best experience having my son's 1st Birthday Party at Life the Place to Be! Thomas, the kid's party manager, was so pleasant, helpful and organized the day perfectly! Our host, Gabby, was also terrific and helpful!Great service, food and activities for the children! I highly recommend if you are looking for a staff to help run your party, entertain the kids, serve guest and help with the clean up process! More...

D
30 July 2015

LIFE The Place To Be is Awesome! Serves multiple purposes, private full catered parties,(Reg hours or Late Night) So DOPE! A Huge space, as it can handle multiple Events & functions at once! Plus an Amazing Arcade (Ticket & Prize based), Lazer Tag, Adventure Room that all Rock for Awesome Kids Parties! One turn off the Saw Mill River PKWY & your there! Enjoy! ☆☆☆☆☆ More...

D
19 March 2015

An ever changing world of party's. I wouldn't think twice about having an event anywhere else!

C
22 October 2014

I'm glad I thought to come here with my energetic 3 year old on a cold, rainy day mid-week. We had the soft-play area to ourselves. He had a blast and got to let off some steam. Glad to know this place is here- winter is coming!For $12.95, we got access to the soft play area, which has a large climbing/play structure with slides, etc. and a small area with ride-on and other types of toys. Think of it as an indoor playground.This place is large,and has different areas - a party/event space, bowling, lazier tag. Can't comment on those aspects of Life the Place to Be, but I would definitely recommend the indoor playspace for anyone with kids. More...

J
20 October 2014

Steven and Sharon Zukerman are fabulous owners, you will be nothing but happy as you see the production process of working with them from beginning to end!

Y
23 August 2014

Celebrated my son Aidan's 10th Birthday with Laser Tag today!!! Thanks to Betty(party hostess) and Tommy(manager), my son and the whole family had the most amazing time ever! !! Thank you LIFE for being super attentive and making sure everything was just the way we wanted!!! I highly recommend LIFE for a great Birthday party experience...speak to Tommy!!! More...

D
9 July 2013

Exceptional event space.Perfect for an MD-PhD retreat, especially if you just need to escape the claustrophobia of Manhattan's Upper East Side. So why not:Bring your (a) prizeworthy PPT presentation, (b) paper-ready poster, (c) pipettes, and of course (d) your game faces!If you only go to one MD-PhD retreat this year, make sure it's this one! More...

R
29 December 2011

Took my 4 1/2 year old nieces there yesterday and it was really great for a cold day. They kept busy for three hours, tried new things and it wasn't very expensive. The people who worked there were really great - my nieces insisted on wearing the same color laser tag vests and thus were on the same team, so the guy running that area put on the opposing vest and played opposite them - it was very helpful and made their experience more fun. He also was super patient with helping them on the rock wall and teaching us how to play certain games. We were really impressed and will definitely go back. More...

J
9 December 2011

I am a member of Life and have been since it opened.  Its a great place.  The kids always have a good time either in the play space or the arcade.   I don't have to worry about them and that makes me happy. I have been to numerous birthday parties here and its always a hit with the kids.  They even have events I have attended myself-- comedy shows , fundraisers , shopping events with lots of great vendors.  All great things.  Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!  Janet H. More...

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