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Nyack’s Black Parakeetz Paint, Swig & Sing! Wins By Having Fun

NYACK, NY — A Nyack business that has a reputation for being every bit as much fun as it sounds, earned recognition for its innovative approach to making a night on the town a convenient one-stop affair.

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announced its statewide ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award winners in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. Among the awardees is U.S. Navy veteran Terry Clarke, owner of Nyack’s popular Black Parakeetz Paint, Swig & Sing!

Black Parakeetz combines art, karaoke, unique cocktails and fun food in a space custom-designed by Clarke. The concept welcomes customers of all ages and backgrounds who are looking for a festive, interactive entertainment experience.

“We wanted to create a nighttime entertainment space that makes people feel like they’re on vacation,” Clarke said. “The pandemic set us back at first, but the amazing diversity and energy in the local community kept us going. We cover…

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