Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta Celebrates Grand Opening This Week with 1,000 Free Pizzas

Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta Celebrates Grand Opening 
This Week with 1,000 Free Pizzas
Family-Owned Pizzeria to Donate Pizzas to First Responders and Local Residents

  What began as a childhood dream in New York City between two cousins is now a reality with the opening of Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta, which is now open at 9773 West Flamingo Rd. In support of the local community during the COVID-19 crisis, Cousins will be donating more than 1,000 pizzas to front line heroes at surrounding hospitals and Las Vegas residents.


Jared Weiss and Mitchell Kane, both longtime Las Vegans who grew up in New York, imagined their future pizzeria when they were just kids. Weiss even drew a picture that he still has today. “We grew up with a love for New York-style pizza and pasta and have wanted to bring that to Las Vegas as long as I can remember,” said Weiss. “Now, all these years later, it’s a dream come true. With the timing, it’s also an opportunity to give back to Las Vegas – a city that has given so much to us.”


Half of the 1,000 free pizzas will be given away to healthcare workers at neighboring hospitals. The remaining 500 free pizzas will be given to Las Vegas local community


A fast-casual pizzeria, Cousins’ menu will offer fresh and flavorful Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, hero sandwiches and calzones – all steeped in New York tradition. Signature pizza selections will include traditional pepperoni; the Palermo topped with spicy salami, tomatoes, basil and eggplant; and Meat Lover’s with meatball, Canadian bacon, pepperoni and sausage. A keto pizza crust, made from cauliflower, will also be available for carb-conscious customers.

Entrées include baked ziti; fettuccine alfredo; chicken parmigiana; spaghetti and meatballs; calzones with a selection of fillings including ricotta cheese, meatballs, mushrooms, pepperoni and sausage; and a variety of hero sandwiches including chicken parmigiana, meatball and caprese.


An array of appetizers, including garlic knots, mozzarella sticks and chicken wings, are available along with fresh salads. Dessert selections will include NY cheesecake with fresh berries, tiramisu and cannoli with chocolate chips.

All selections are available for delivery and safe curbside pick-up by calling 702-333-0086. More information can be found by visiting and on social media at @CousinsPizzaLV.


About Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta
What began as a childhood dream in New York City between two cousins became a reality with the creation of Cousins New York Pizza & Pasta, located at 9773 West Flamingo Rd. A fast-casual pizzeria, Cousins’ menu offers fresh and flavorful Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, hero sandwiches and calzones – all steeped in New York tradition. Cousins is open daily at noon and all selections are available for delivery and safe curbside pick-up by calling 702-333-0086. Guests are encouraged to visit our website for current and future offers and on social media at @CousinsPizzaLV.

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Offers Complementary Lunch to First Responders




All season long, Nevada’s premier water park, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, will be offering on duty and uniformed police, firefighters and EMT’s free lunch at Oasis Café. Lunch options include burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza and more. First responders must present valid ID to redeem and can enter through the park’s front gate. Meals will be available for pick up at the window located on the north side of Oasis Café. The offer is valid now through the end of the season during the park’s operating hours.


The park is open weekends April 27 – May 19, August 17 – Sept. 29, Labor Day weekend August 31 – Sept. 2, and daily during Spring Break, April 13-22 and from Memorial Day Weekend through August 11. Blackout dates for private events may apply. Operating hours will be 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. or 10 p.m., depending on the day. For the most up-to-date information about the operating schedule and hours, visit: and click on “Park Info.”


Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information call 702-979-1600 or visit to purchase a season pass.

About Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas

Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families.  As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero-gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas was voted “Best Place to Take the Kids” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2018 Best of Vegas Awards and voted “Best Water Park” and “Best Aquatics Facility” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards. For information, visit


Keep up with Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas announcements and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Thunderbird Boutique Hotel Hosts Official “Bring Happy Back” After-Party Jan. 31






#RaiseVibesSaveLives and celebrate life by ‘Bringing Happy Back’ in the Royal Showroom

The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge is the place to be following the Bringing Happy Back Experience benefit production at The Smith Center! The official after-party celebrates the evening’s production, which will be livestreamed globally to veterans, military bases, first responders, wellness facilities and more than 300 college campuses, including UNLV.

The after-party features live music by singer/songwriter Ofi and Hector Esparza with special guests. Ofi will debut the new BHB anthem he penned to commemorate the event.

The Bringing Happy Back Experience, founded by entertainment industry veteran Tonya Farrens, helps raise funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Farrens created the organization after losing her father to suicide in 2015.  The Bringing Happy Back Experience benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

No cover. 21 and over, please.

Royal Showroom inside the Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge

1215 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

About Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge
A hotel rich in history by name and via the historic Downtown Las Vegas location upon which the current property sits, the Thunderbird Boutique Hotel has been remodeled and reimagined with an old school meets new cool vibe. Strategically located on Las Vegas Boulevard between the world famous Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street, The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel showcases 100 spacious renovated guest rooms outfitted with rustic wood furnishings, ample free parking, a stylish pool area boasting the private Pool Suite overlooking the pool, and the newly launched Thunderbird Lounge featuring a full service bar and kitchen, as well as bar top gaming open daily. The property also boasts the Royal Showroom, a versatile, expansive, live music and multi-use venue complete with full bar, DJ booth, and a state-of-the-art light and sound system. The Royal Showroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and serves as the perfect spot for holiday parties, small group meetings, wedding receptions, presentations, and more.

The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel is also home to the Royal Wedding Chapel featuring two stylized chapels including the Tree of Love Chapel which was built around a stunning almost 100 year-old tree, and the more intimate Crystal Wedding Chapel.

Kelley Jones Hospitality operates all food and beverage programs across the entire property including the Thunderbird Lounge, the Royal Showroom and the pool. Kelley Jones Hospitality is a national hospitality management, development, and consulting company with offices in Las Vegas and New York City.

For more information or to book a room, call 702-489-7500 or visit Follow Thunderbird Boutique Hotel on Facebook and Instagram @tbhotelvegas.

About Tonya Farrens Productions
Tonya Farrens, affectionately known as “the bringing happy back gal,” is the founder of Tonya Farrens Productions, a conscious marketing and event production firm and Lux Icery, a gourmet and spiked sno-cone company in Las Vegas.

After relocating to Las Vegas from Southern Oregon in 1995, she discovered her passion – production. She rolled up her sleeves and worked her way into executive roles with Cirque du Soleil, BEST Agency and even toured with best-selling author, Gary Zukav. She is a veteran in the event and entertainment industry and still enjoys every minute of it.

It wasn’t until she lost her father to suicide in 2015 that she realized that production wasn’t just about entertaining; it is also therapeutic. By utilizing art, dance, music and video, she is developing inspiring events to promote mental wellness and create platforms for open dialogue about suicide and the stigma surrounding it.

It is her most cherished work to date.

About The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement.

Next Month, High Roller to Thank First Responders w/Free Rides



In recognition of the hard work and sacrifices first responders endure, High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel at The LINQ Promenade, will offer FREE RIDES for the month of October for ALL U.S.-BASED FIRST RESPONDERS with valid professional credentials as a “thank you.” Friends and family of first responders can receive 50 percent off the regular ticket price with the code: HRFR50.


  • All first responders (police, highway patrol, firefighters, EMTs) ride free with proper identification.
  • Qualified first responders include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, rescuers and other trained members of organizations
  • Friends and family receive 50 percent off regular ticket prices.
  • Up to four tickets per transaction.

Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 (special offer may not be used during Happy Half Hour)

High Roller at The LINQ Promenade
3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109



Country Star Corey Smith Offers First Responders Free Tickets to His Show at Brooklyn Bowl, Dec. 9


Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and Corey Smith Offering Free Tickets to Fire, Police, First Responders and Hospital Staff

Corey Smith Goes West – Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl


Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and Corey Smith’s Great Wide Underground Tour would like to thank Las Vegas’ first responders, police officers and hospital staff by offering free admission to Corey Smith’s show at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. The fan-focused country music star says he “owes a debt to his fans,” and the heart shown by the Las Vegas community after the tragic events of Oct. 1, 2017, have inspired him.


Tickets can be reserved by filling out the basic form here: Brooklyn Bowl is a general admission, standing-room-only venue. Tickets can be picked up at will call, located on the main floor inside the venue, on Saturday, Dec. 9 after 7 p.m. with both state issued and staff identification.


For more information, please visit or call 702.862.2695.


About Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the brand’s third location, boasts three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet and is one of the largest performance venues of its class in America. Early on, People Magazine projected the venue as “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place” and in 2015, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas cracked the top 20 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Club Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. Since, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has been voted “Best Music Venue” in the 2016 and 2017 Las Vegas Weekly “Best of Vegas” awards and was honored with the distinction of “Best Music Booking” by Vegas Seven magazine in 2016.


Located on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, six on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Bryson Tiller, Jack White, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Chance the Rapper, Robert Plant, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots and Jane’s Addiction.


For real-time show announcements and the latest information direct to you, follow Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the most up-to-date show lineup, or to schedule your next event at Brooklyn Bowl, visit or follow us on LinkedIn. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email


First Responders: #JambaLove Day – Monday, Oct. 23

During our city’s tragedy on Oct. 1 and country’s recent natural disasters, Jamba’s thoughts are with our first responders, who have been on the front lines, answering calls for help and saving lives. As a small token of our appreciation, on Monday, October 23, Jamba Juice locations in Las Vegas will recognize and thank our selfless first responders by offering a free small smoothie to those in uniform or with valid ID.


  • When: Monday, October 23rd (during business hours)
  • What: Recognition for first responders (fire fighters, police officers, EMT, and active duty military) with valid ID or in uniform can receive a free small smoothie
  • Where: Jamba Juice stores in Las Vegas


Jamba seeks to blend the most into the community, and honoring our first responders is one way we hope to show our appreciation.

UNLV MEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Rebels Host Oregon State, Police-Fire Department Game (Guns ‘N’ Hoses) On Saturday




Annual Alumni Game will start off the afternoon at Peter Johann Memorial Field



Saturday will be a day full of soccer activities for UNLV men’s soccer at Peter Johann Memorial Field. First up will be the UNLV Alumni game, starting at 3 pm, and that will be followed by the Guns ‘N’ Hoses Soccer Benefit Game, a contest between the Las Vegas Police and Fire Departments. That game between the local First Responders will kick off at 4:15, and a portion of the ticket proceeds from the day’s games will go to the Burn Foundation and the Injured Police Officer Fund. Capping off the night will be the UNLV Rebels hosting Oregon State of the PAC-12 at 7 pm.

Anyone with a purchased ticket for Saturday will also receive admission to the day’s activities, which will include: Bouncy houses, face painting, patrol cars and fire trucks, SWAT unit demonstrations, finger printing for the children, CPR demonstrations, special characters, arts & crafts, and free food and beverages, and will run from 3:30-8:30 pm. The Guns ‘N’ Hoses game will feature a ceremonial first kick by Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihun, while there will be a halftime show featuring the K-9 squad.

The final game of the night, UNLV vs Oregon State, will have free UNLV Soccer T-shirts for the first 100 fans, and a halftime contest as well.

Ticket prices for Saturday will be

$7 Online Purchase (
$10 Adult – At the gate
$8 Senior/Faculty/Staff – At the gate
FREE – Children 12 and under/UNLV students