Having already taught himself how to master the axe, guitarist Chris Strick now guides students of all ages in their own journeys to master the instrument. During lessons, Chris listens to his students to determine their playing styles, preferred paces of learning, and how many necks their guitars should have. Lessons will stress the importance of practicing and the musical abilities innate in every person that picks up a guitar. Chris can travel up to 10 miles so that students can learn in the comforts of their own homes.
For more than 50 years bowlers have slung three-holed boulders down Massapequa Bowl & Lounge's 30 shiny lanes. As automated scoring tallies up their points, bowlers chat across coffee tables, while seated in plush couches and feasting on beer and pizza. Elsewhere, an arcade and stuffed animal-building station draws kids in for parties replete with a rainbow colored candy bar. Visitors can also get their competitive edges sharpened flinging darts during South Nassau Darts Associations darts leagues.
As licensed commercial pilots with a number of certifications, Nomis Flying Club’s instructors are no strangers to the rigors of flight school. Although they guide students through an intense curriculum, they still strive to foster a convivial, friendly atmosphere, tailoring classes to suit each student’s goals.
Additionally, in an effort to foster a flying community, Nomis Flying Club members gain access to fully fueled planes and an airport clubroom, where they can swap landing and windswept-hairstyling tips with other passionate aviators.
Nassau-Suffolk Dekhockey trades in skates for shoes, pucks for balls, and cross checks for high-fives. The organization has hosted friendly street-hockey matches, leagues and clinics since 1979. Players sign up with teams of 11–20 players or place their names on a free-agent list to be placed on a team or picked up by the NHL. The league is divided into young kids, older kids, teens, and adults, each of whose seasons last 10 games before the playoffs. Nassau-Suffolk Dekhockey's onsite equipment shop helps players keep elbows, knees, and faces protected.
When combined, the thunderous rolling of balls, clattering of pins, and whip-like clashing of high-fives form the soundtrack for Maple Family Centers' string of family-owned alleys. Open seven days per week, each emporium's array of slicked lanes host everything from youth programs and leagues to birthday parties as competitors of all ages duel with or without bumpers. During cosmic bowling on weekend nights, Maple Family Centers honors the sport's discothèque origins with glowing lanes and thumping tunes. A full menu of pub fare re-energizes fatigued fingers, and on-site pro shops help improve players' games by providing the latest equipment or fitting older balls with new prescription glasses.
With whirling colorful lights and a top-40 playlist, Roller Kingdom could give visitors the illusion that they're in a nightclub. But instead of dancing on the floor, guests strap on rollerblades or roller skates to glide across it. Novice skaters can improve their form during lessons or trade in their skates for laser-tag equipment and duel it out with friends in order to win prize tickets and the right to wear a homemade laser-tag championship belt made out of tinfoil. Outside the rink and laser-tag den, guests can play arcade games or belt out their favorite songs on the karaoke stage.