NY Axe throwing range launches in Selden Plaza


NY Axe has landed a second Long Island location — this time Selden is its target.

The axe throwing company which premiered in Farmingdale hosted a grand opening for its new Selden Plaza location on Friday.

Unlike the dry Farmingdale spot, the Selden establishment offers wine and beer.

“There’s more to come,” teased Mario Simone, who owns NY Axe, alongside partners Raymond Valentine and Carl Mazza. “We’re redoing the bar. We want to create a loungy environment.”

Inside the new location, groups of up to six per axe zone take turns chucking real axes at targets digitally projected onto real wooden backstops. With digital targets, players can choose from eight different game modes, including darts, connect four, poker, zombie hunting and Simone’s personal favorite, tic tac toe.

Table tops accompany each cage for players drinks and the pizzas and pretzels they can munch on between chucking their weaponry, which includes throwing stars in addition to axes. Guests waiting their turn may sit at the bar or the lounge area and enjoy the tunes bumping throughout the evening.

Also at each axe throwing cage is a designated “ax-pert” to assist guests, who must follow safety protocols, sign waivers and follow instructions on how to properly throw their axes.

While NY Axe throwing appears ideal for bachelor or bachelorette festivities, birthday parties or corporate gigs, Simone said the entertainment venue is also suited for a family fun day.

“We have kids axes, a soft sponge with a suction cup,” he said.

“We’re going for kids and parents playing at the same time,” he continued. “Kids in a kid zone, and adults in a regular axe zone.”

Simone said NY Axe has plans for a third location in Huntington.

Top photo: Owners Mario Simone and Carl Mazza inside the new NY Axe Throwing Range in Selden.