The Strike Zone II gives parents a positive place to bring their whole brood for athletic, academic, or musical enrichment under one polymathic roof. While one child raises a joyful tune during music lessons, another can enlist a tutor for help with memorizing multiplication tables or searching the Gettysburg Address for hidden emoticons. For the athletically inclined, Mark Stevens—formerly a coach at the Division I, II, and III collegiate levels—heads up a staff of baseball and softball instructors who help cadets hone hitting, pitching, and fielding prowess during four-packs of lessons. The onsite batting cage lets hitters practice churning out frozen ropes within a safely confined space, and the practice pitching mound offers young hurlers a place to practice building moats for protection against charging batters.
In-door blacklight pirate themed minigolf, arcade, and karaoke lounge. We also have a private party room available for your next big event. We are open to the public on weekends and open anytime for private parties. Call for details and reservations 860.620.1742.
Farmingbury Hills comes about as close to a full 18-hole layout as any 9-hole course can. The fourth hole—number 13 on the back side—has two separate tee boxes though they share the same green, while number 5/14 has two completely different greens. The finishing hole on either side, numbers 9 and 18, even have two different pars: it's a par 5 the second time around, a par 4 the first, and a par 3 if you can bend the laws of natural numbers. This adaptability has been a hallmark of the course since it was opened in the 1920s, when it was a private course for the managers of the Chase Brass and Copper Company. Today golfers of any stripe can spin around the 9-hole loop as many times as they like, taking care to note the former trolley line on the 5th tee and the remains of an old brick house near the 14th green.
A performance-dance school established in 2006, Velocity Dance Works educates students ranging from toddler through adult on the style of more than 20 different dances. The school's seasoned instructors maintain an energized, encouragement-packed environment that caters to both serious students looking to develop their technique as well as casual students in search of a new hobby that exercises both the body and the mind.