Monster Mini Golf's 18 holes contain enough geometric challenges and frightening decorations to make the course interesting for all ages. Navigate your illuminated golf ball past horrible goblins, disgruntled dark forest trees, impolite specters, and sleeping ogres. Listen for Monster Mini Golf’s own in-house radio station, whose live, on-site DJ hands out prizes for random reasons on the links, or just stand in awe of the 3-D spectacle. Monster Mini Golf also features arcade games that spit tickets for prizes at skilled players.
The Governor's locations are ranked among 10Best's Editor's Picks for live Long Island entertainment; they have featured some of the best-known names in the business, such as Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, and Jerry Seinfeld. Upcoming performers include Mike Yard with Eric Tartaglione at McGuire's, Andy Pitz at the Brokerage, and Greg Fitzsimmons at Governor's. Check the schedules to find out which club will make you laugh so loudly area birds will be too scared to sing for days.
Inline 1 Sports Center's 3,600-square-foot fun park is divided into four dynamic zones—a bounce house, an extreme skate park, a mini-golf course, and an indoor sports center—giving kids a chance to try their hand at a variety of activities and play. The safety-minded staff keeps eagle eyes trained on little ones and teenagers as they flit through the facility.
Inline 1 Sports Center's locally inspired mini-golf course sends players of all ages through a nine-hole labyrinth, in which they must putt past the yellow plane at MacArthur Airport, through Mount Sinai High School, and under the Stony Brook Post Office. The skate park's 11-foot vertical ramp and rails invite adrenaline junkies to test their skateboarding and inline-skating skills. Meanwhile, the facility's bounce house engages little ones with air-filled slides and obstacle courses, and the sports center houses volleyball courts, soccer fields, and field hockey to inspire friendly competition.
In between challenging kick flips and exhilarating volleyball games, the staff welcomes players to refuel at the onsite Cuzzin's Smoothie Cafe and Grill. Inline 1 Sports Center also opens its doors to kids' parties, tournaments, field trips, and summer camps, in addition to open play.
The Priceless Parrot Preserve sounds like a jungle. The calls and conversations of more than 100 birds from 29 species form a symphony that strengthens social bonds. Well-behaved members of the flock greet visitors and play with toys hanging from the ceiling, whereas animals with behavioral issues—often the products of abuse or neglect—hang back, working with volunteers and founders Gene and Marietta Avery to grow and recover. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Gene provides medical care to the often malnourished birds and ensures that they receive a rich diet of nuts and fruit.
Gene and Marietta Avery founded The Priceless Parrot Preserve to care for neglected and abandoned exotic birds. Their goal is twofold: to educate the public about the birds both as pets and wild creatures, and to give a permanent home to mistreated and unwanted birds. The couple originally adopted the birds out of their own pockets, but formed their own preserve when confronted with the sheer number of birds in need. Today, they specialize in taking in larger birds such as macaws and cockatoos that demand more attention and other birds that might be considered unadoptable.
For more than two decades, artists of all ages have congregated at Studio E, ranging from 3-year-olds learning to cut and glue to the professional artists leading lessons. Sprawled across 2,000 square feet, the studio hosts classes on visual-art fundamentals for kids, tweens, teens, and adults in media such as ceramics, painting, and collage. Individualized lesson plans are catered to the unique needs of each student. Guests are required to commit to consecutive week sessions when taking multiple classes. Two excused absences are permitted for 8-week sessions and 1 excused absence is permitted for 4-week sessions.
Gold Coast Pilates is a new concept of wellness that balances the mind, body and spirit. We offer integrative movement, wellness, beauty services and community programs. Attain your personal wellness goals with services, classes and workshops with respected Professionals and teachers.
The Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle-maintenance checkups, an exterior window wash, and interior floor vacuum. Trained technicians entreat cars to say "Ahh," before quenching automotive thirst with a refill of transmission, differential, transfer-case, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids. A detailed inspection enforces the well-behaved manners of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. By evenly distributing the weight across each tire, a fresh tire rotation helps to minimize wear and tear, maximize traction, and avoid the need to conceal balding tires with cumbersome toupees. Though Heartland Automotive Services Jiffy Lube sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.