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10567, bowling center, bowling lanes, Cortlandt Manor, NY, Northwestern Westchester County, Things To Do, Bumper bowling for children, League bowling, Moonlight bowling, Open bowling, Parties (kids birthday parties) | Westchester Cortlandt Lanes

914-737-4550 
  Go bowling at Cortlandt Lanes, a bowling center offering 38 bowling lanes, is located at 2192 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 in Northwestern Westchester County. Cortlandt Lanes | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10535, Lanes, bowling lanes, Jefferson Valley, NY, Things To Do, Bumper bowling for children, League bowling, Moonlight bowling, Open bowling, Parties, kids birthday parties, Pro Shop | Westchester Jefferson Valley Lanes

914-245-7770 
  Go bowling at Jefferson Valley Lanes, offering 24 bowling lanes, located at 3699 Hill Blvd., Jefferson Valley, NY 10535 in Westchester County. Jefferson Valley Lanes | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10549, Restaurant & Bar, Restaurant, Bar, Mount Kisco, NY, Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls, beef and chicken Sliders, Thin Crust Pizza, fresh, local ingredients, kids and adults alike | Westchester Grand Prix New York & Fuel Restaurant & Bar

914-241-3131 
  Grand Prix New York and Fuel Restaurant & Bar is located at 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Fuel Restaurant & Bar: "Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls, beef and chicken Sliders, and Thin Crust Pizza made with fresh, local ingredients join a diverse (and affordable) menu of American-style palate pleasers sure to satisfy kids and adults alike." Grand Prix New York & Fuel Restaurant & Bar | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .

10549, Bowl, bowling center, family bowling lanes, Mount Kisco, NY, Things To Do, Bowling lanes, Bowling leagues, Bumper bowling for children, Open bowling, Parties (kids birthday party), Tournaments, Restaurant | Westchester Spins Bowl Mount Kisco

914-241-3131 
  Go bowling at Spins Bowl Mount Kisco, a bowling center located at 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Spins Bowl: "At Spins Bowl we understand that our customers have a lot of choices on where to spend their free time. Thatís why we help create a memorable experience, combining bowling, great food, self-serve craft beer, laser tag and the best redemption arcades in the area. Whether you are coming to Spins Bowl with your family, co-workers, or friends, we strive to be that local place where you know you will have a terrific experience every time you visit." Spins Bowl Mount Kisco | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10801, bowling center, New Rochelle, NY, bowling experience, Things To Do, Air Hockey Tables, Video Games, DJ Booth, Dance Floor, Disco Lights, Parties, kids birthday parties | Westchester FunFuzion @ New Rock City "Bowling"

914-637-7575 
  Go bowling at FUNFUZION at New Roc City includes New Rocín Bowl, a bowling center offering 17-AMF Glow-in-the-Dark lanes, located at 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801 in Westchester County. "New Rocín Bowl offers a glow-in-the-dark bowling experience with music pumping and lights flashing." FunFuzion @ New Rock City  "Bowling" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10607, White Plains Lanes, bowling center, White Plains, Things To Do, Bowling coupons, Bumper bowling, for children, League bowling, Open bowling, Parties, kids birthday parties, Tournaments | Westchester Bowlmor Lanes

914-948-2677 
  Go bowling at Bowlmore Lanes, a bowling center offering 56 bowling lanes, located at 47 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607 in Westchester County.

From Bowlmore: "Welcome to Bowlmor White Plains, a thoroughly unique entertainment experience that brings electro-cool bowling, distinctive nightlife, and inventive culinary creations to some of Americaís most storied suburbs. Located less than a mile off I-287, Bowlmor White Plains lets you dine, party, and play in a most unusual and exceptional way, with 56 lanes of bowling, three unique bar & lounge areas, and an expanded arcade featuring 50 interactive games. With more than 60,000 square feet of artfully designed fun, deliciously inventive menus, and a dedicated team of party professionals, Bowlmor White Plains is an upscale entertainment experience thatís worthy of Westchester County." Bowlmor Lanes | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10710, Bowling Center, bowling center, Yonkers NY, Southern Westchester County, Things To Do, Bowling coupons, Bowling lanes, Bumper bowling, children, Open bowling, Parties, kids birthday parties, Pro Shop, Moonlight Bowl | Westchester Homefield Bowl

914-969-5592 
  Go bowling at Homefield Bowl Bowling Center, a bowling center offering 32 bowling lanes, located at 938 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers NY, 10710 in southern Westchester County. Homefield Bowl | Westchester  website and more . . .

10704, bowling center, bowling lanes, Yonkers, NY, Things To Do, Bowling coupons, Bumper bowling for children, Games Area, League bowling, Open bowling, Parties, kids birthday parties, Pro Shop, Rock N Bowl | Westchester Paradise Lanes "Bowling"

914-969-2417 
  Go bowling at Paradise Lanes, a bowling center offering 20 bowling lanes, located at 790 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704 in Westchester County. Paradise Lanes  "Bowling" | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Find a list of places to go Bowling in Westchester County. Find places to bowl, aka bowling centers and bowling alleys in southern, mid, and northern Westchester County.

For bowling in Westchester New York, and fun places to have a kid's birthday party, visit your local bowling alley. If you're planning your child's birthday party, think about a bowling birthday party for kids. Bowling alleys have bumper bowling for the children so that the kids don't get frustrated throwing alley balls. With bumper bowling, the kids can get a higher score than their parents! Go

If you're located in northern Westchester County, you'll also find bowling alleys in Putnam County in the lower-Hudson Valley. Many bowling alleys offer snack bars or a restaurant lounge, and some bowling centers have an arcade with games for both kids and adults. For an afternoon of family fun and entertainment, something to do with the kids, and a casual snack or meal out - go bowling. For an afternoon or evening of fun, go bowling, play games in the arcade, and enjoy the snack bar or restaurant where you can get something to eat. Go

"It's raining outside, and it's cold and damp. What am I going to do with the kids?"
How often have you asked this question? If you're stuck at home, and the children have already watched way too much television, and you've taken their tablet and iPad away because you don't want their brains to turn to mush - but you need something to do with the kids - GO BOWLING!
    For fun things to do with the family - go bowling.
    For fun things to do in the winter with children - go bowling.
    For fun things to do with kids year round - go bowling.
    For fun things to do with friends - go bowling.
    For fun things to do in the winter or on a rainy day - go bowling.
    For fun things to do on a first date - go bowling.

If you had a summer birthday party planned and the childís birthday party got rained out. WAIT - Before you shoot yourself - Call a local bowling alley and turn the day's events into a fun bowling party for children.

Go Bowling with the Family
Bowling is a great way to spend the day with your kids, offering a day of fun and exercise for the whole family. Bowling can be a lot of fun. For families with young children, most bowling alleys offer "bumper" bowling for kids and adults that want to get a high score without getting any of those nasty "alley balls". When you get hungry, just hop over to the snack bar or restaurant lounge and get something to eat with the kids.

Bowling can be a lot of laughs. The kids will enjoy sharing an activity with mom, dad, or even grandparents. Parents can enjoy sharing an activity with the children. And with bumper bowling, the kids may score even higher than their parents.

Most bowling lanes offer snack bars, lounges, and some offer full restaurants. In addition, many bowling alleys have arcades "game rooms". Several bowling alleys have a restaurant lounge where you can relax, have a casual meal, or just get something light to eat.

Fun Things To Do in the Winter with Kids
Sometimes it's hard to get exercise in the winter, especially on cold and wintry days. Try bowling for exercise and something fun to do with the kids in the winter. Almost all bowling alleys in the Hudson Valley offer bumper bowling for children. Find a place to bowl with open bowling lanes and enjoy a day of bowling with the kids.

Many bowling alleys also offer an arcade with games for kids of all ages. In addition to taking the kids to a bowling alley for healthy fun and exercise, they can also play a few of the entertainment machines (pinball or video games). All in all, bowling offers an affordable way to spend the day with the kids. Go bowling and enjoy a day of fun, games, and good exercise.

Go Bowling with Friends
Bowling is a good activity to share with friends. If you're bowling for fun, as opposed to league bowling that can be competitive and more serious, bowling can provide a great way of spending time with good friends, or a place to bond with new friends; and bowling can be a lot of laughs.
    All bowling alleys and bowling centers offer something to eat. Some bowling alleys offer snack bars, and some have restaurants offering a wider range of things to eat. It's convenient to eat at the bowling alley so that you don't have to get back in the car to find a restaurant.
Go Bowling on a First Date
Providing you're both in relatively good health, bowling offers a fun time with light conversation and lots of good exercise. You can avoid the sometimes awkward moments of a first date. Bowling offers a casual setting, while giving you both something to do while getting to know each other.
    Although bowling can be a very competitive sport, it can also be played in a less competitive atmosphere. On a first date, bowling offers a place where you can get to know each other without the pressure of sitting at a table in a restaurant and trying to make conversation. You can experience each other's fun side, athletic and competitive nature, while getting to know each other. If you're new to bowling, you can rent all the equipment you need at the bowling alley.
First Time Bowlers
The rules of bowling are fairly easy to understand. Scoring is another matter. In the past, many first time bowlers were put off bowling because of scoring. It wasn't that easy to score your very first time bowling. However, scoring has been take care of by the automatic scoring systems that now take care of all the scoring.
    What to Wear when Bowling
    Dressing for bowling is easy. Wear something that is comfortable and that you can move in easily. Do not wear miniskirts to go bowling unless you want to give the whole bowling alley a show. Jeans and casual slacks are your best bet for bowling. Bring a pair of socks if you plan on renting bowling shoes.

    Clothes and Equipment for Bowling
    Bowling is a great sport that almost everyone can play. You don't need to buy special equipment - just bring a pair of socks. You can walk into any bowling alley, rent shoes, borrow a bowling ball, and get started.

    If this is your first time bowling, you can rent bowling shoes and certainly use one of the bowling balls available the bowling alley. If your feet have stopped growing and you decide you love to bowl and plan on going frequently, you should probably buy a pair of bowling shoes.

    Serious bowlers that go bowling frequently will often invest in a pair of bowling shoes. If you have joined a league and go bowling frequently, you may also invest in buying a bowling ball and bowling bag to carry your bowling ball, shoes, and accessories.

Health Benefits of Bowling

Bowling is a great sport that almost everyone can play. Bowling is a sport that is played by kids, parents, and even grandparents. You don't need to buy special equipment, just bring a pair of socks. You can walk into any bowling alley and rent shoes and borrow a bowling ball. If you want a fun exercise that you can share with friends and family, go bowling.
    If you're looking for a fun exercise that you can do anytime of year, go bowling. You can bowl in winter, on rainy days, and you can even find a bowling alley open in the summer, when it's just too hot to exercise outdoors.

    Bowling is a good physical exercise that is similar to walking with free weights. Bowling helps to burn calories. Bowling works muscle groups that are not usually exercised. When you bowl, you flex and stretch muscles that are not typically used. While most sports are not for elderly people, it is possible to go bowling as you get older. For people that are advancing in age, bowling is still a great sport. If you haven't gone bowling in a long time, try not to overdo your first time back at the bowling alley. If this is your first time ever bowling, take it easy or you may be sore the next day.

    If this is your first time bowling, remember that bowling balls are heavy and should not be picked up with one hand. Insert your fingers in the hold of the ball that you have selected to use, and then carefully pick up the ball with two hands.

    When the bowling ball has been returned, be sure to bend your knees before picking up the ball. When picking up anything at all, you should bend your knees since our bodies were not made to bend over. This is especially important when picking up an object as heavy as a bowling ball.


History of Bowling

A History of Bowling is sourced from:

    International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
    621 Six Flags Drive
    Arlington, TX 76011
    817-385-8215


History of Bowling
"Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930's a collection of objects in a child's grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.

"A German historian, William Pehle, asserted that bowling began in his country about 300 AD. There is substantial evidence that a form of bowling was popular in England in 1366 when King Edward III allegedly outlawed it to keep his troops focused on archery practice. And it is almost certain that bowling was popular during the reign of King Henry VIII.

"By this time, too, there were many variations of "pin" games, and also of games where a ball was thrown at objects other than pins. This would seem to imply that the games had developed over time, from an earlier period.

"One of the most eccentric games is still found in Edinburgh. The player swings a fingerless ball between his legs and heaves it at the pins. In doing so, he "flops" onto the lane on his stomach. There were and still are many variations of ninepins in Western Europe. Likely related are the Italian bocce, the French petanque and British lawn bowling.

"Undoubtedly, the English, Dutch and German settlers all imported their own variations of bowling to America. The earliest mention of it in serious American literature is by Washington Irving, when Rip Van Winkle awakens to the sound of "crashing ninepins". The first permanent American bowling location probably was for lawn bowling, in New York's Battery area. Now the heart of the financial district, New Yorkers still call the small plot Bowling Green.

"The game had its ups and downs in America. An 1841 Connecticut law made it illegal to maintain "any ninepin lanes,", probably because bowling was the object of much gambling. But the problem, of course, also evidenced its popularity. Also, many captains of industry chose to install a lane in their mansions.

"While it is uncertain where the tenpin game evolved, by the late 1800s it was prevalent in many states such as New York, Ohio and as far "west" as Illinois. However, details like ball weights and pin dimensions varied by region. But that changed when restaurateur Joe Thum finally pulled together representatives of the various regional bowling clubs. On September 9, 1895, at Beethoven Hall in New York City, the American Bowling Congress was born. Soon, standardization would be established, and major national competitions could be held.

"While women had been bowling in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the American Bowling Congress was for men. It was in 1917 that the Women's International Bowling Congress was born in St. Louis. Encouraged by proprietor Dennis Sweeney, women leaders from around the country participating in a tournament decided to form what was then called the Women's National Bowling Association.

"Bowling technology took a big step forward about the same time. Balls used to be primarily lignum vitae, a very hard wood. But in 1905, the first rubber ball, the "Evertrue" was introduced;, and in 1914 the Brunswick Corporation successfully promoted the Mineralite ball, touting its "mysterious rubber compound.".

"Now organized, with agreed-upon standards, the game grew in popularity. In 1951, another technological breakthrough set the stage for massive growth. American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF, then a maker of machinery for the bakery, tobacco and apparel businesses) purchased the patents to Gottfried Schmidt's automatic pinspotter, and by late 1952, production model pinspotters were introduced. No longer did a proprietor have to rely on "pinboys.".

"Television embraced bowling in the 1950's, and the game's popularity grew exponentially. NBC's broadcast of "Championship Bowling" was the first network coverage of bowling. Coverage proliferated with shows like "Make That Spare,", "Celebrity Bowling", and "Bowling For Dollars." And in 1961, ABC became the first network to telecast competition of the Pro Bowlers Association. Successful promoter, agent and entrepreneur Eddie Elias founded the PBA, and with his leadership, the Pro Bowlers Tour became a hugely popular stalwart of ABC sports broadcasting. Joined later by telecasts of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour (the forerunner now the Professional Women's Bowling Association, PWBA) millions of Americans witnessed and became interested in the sport.

"Today, the sport of bowling is enjoyed by 95 million people in more than 90 countries worldwide. Under the auspices of the Federation Nationale des Quilleurs (FIQ), bowling top athletes regularly compete in Olympic Zone and worldwide competitions."

Source: History of Bowling is credited to the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame.




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