After a bleak year, there will be an uplifting sight at an upcoming birthday bash.
Not only are New Yorkers back in nightclubs, but we’re told nightlife legend Steve Lewis — who, as Page Six reported, recently had a brain tumor removed — will be in the DJ booth fellow nightlife vet Noel Ashman’s birthday party next Thursday.
We’re told Lewis, who has operated such vaunted clubs as Limelight, Club USA and Palladium, is fully recovered from the April operation and will man the decks once more at the bash.
“After being in a dark place for a very long time, I feel honored to DJ for friends and family,” Lewis told Page Six, “plus I had to come back to life to make sure that Noel didn’t f–k up his birthday.”
He also received a brain artery bypass and a hip replacement, and a GoFundMe page raised $35,000 to help with his recovery.
The page noted, “Steve single handedly hired thousands of individuals from bar tenders, promoters, bus boys, door people, mascots, go-go dancers, drag queens, DJs, liquor distributors, printers, contractors, not to mention his never ending roster of assistants, contributing greatly to NYC nightlife’s economic vitality as well as his staff’s livelihoods, career growth and opportunities.”
The party is being hosted by actor William De Meo, famed private detective Bo Dietl and Vanity Fair stalwart George Wayne, and will also celebrate the birthdays of “Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore and model Caron Bernstein.
Ashman is currently producing a movie starring Bruce Willis, Shannen Dougherty, Jesse Metcalf and Natalie Yura, we’re told.