Under the umbrella of The Bowling Proprietors' Association of North Jersey, an eclectic group of alleys work together to fill the region with the thunder of scattering pins. At most of Bowling Proprietors' bowling centers, bowlers keep track of pummeled pins with automatic scoring, and bumpers, which arrive at the call of a button, keep balls on course without filling the gutters with retired VCRs. Snack bars at some locations bolster ravenous bowlers, and game rooms in select centers keep hand-eye coordination in peak condition. Free WiFi is available in some centers so that winners can exercise bragging rights.
At Cent’Anni, cooks strike an artful balance between crafting classic and creative dishes. They whip up handmade pastas that range from manicotti to spaghetti bolognese, and stuff their parmesan subs with proteins such as eggplant, shrimp, or sausage. The culinary team also crown pizzas with both traditional toppings and unconventional ingredients, such as chorizo and jalapenos. They can even assemble cheesesteaks with Californian flavors like tomato and lettuce, rather than the traditional Philly ingredient—peppers shaped like the Ben Franklin's head. After each hearty meal, guests can relax with items from Cent’Anni's dessert or coffee menu, which includes Arabica roasts.
Photo Workshop Adventures' trips range from a weekend in Montauk to a nine-day getaway to Cuba. Regardless of the destination and timeframe, though, the trips seamlessly blend adventure with instruction from photographers. Expert leaders share insights on topics from lighting and shutter speed to the art of portraiture, while students drink in local scenery and, on some trips, ride in a helicopter.
Core Helicopters launches students skyward during hands-on helicopter lessons with certified, experienced staff on high-performance R22 helicopters with heated or open cockpits at Linden Airport, only 14 miles from New York City. Fledgling flyers begin their sojourns on the ground, with 30 minutes of in-depth training in flight controls and safety. Next, the pilot and pupil air-kiss the tarmac adieu before they climb into the cockpit, where strapped-in students get hands-on chopper experience for 15 airborne minutes. Soaring past the atmosphere's cloud-shaped sheep, pupils take over the flight controls themselves, or sit back as the instructor pilot takes the helm. Each trainee leaves the lesson holding an FAA-authorized, bird-notarized certificate for proof of their flight training. The flight time also counts toward a future pilot's license, should the student choose to pursue it.
Additional options including extended flight times, flight instructors demonstrating high-performing, advanced maneuvers, and flight-of-two flights where two helicopters will fly side-by-side together, which allow air-to-air photos with friends, are available for an additional fee.
Equipment: Zumba fitness workout floor with a night-club vibe
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, and weight gloves
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Technicians at Borinquen Tire and Auto Shop keep cars running smoothly with tire sales and automotive services. Among their services are oil changes and repairs that boost mechanical health, and wheel balancing and tire rotations that ensure vehicles runs as smoothly on the outside as they do on the inside.