Staten Island’s two bowling centers have been shut down during the coronavirus as mandated by the city, but that doesn’t mean the thousands of keglers in the borough can’t get their daily bowling fix.
That’s because Rab’s Country Lanes proprietor Frank Wilkinson and Manager Naz Laursen are bringing the Island bowling community an hour-long daily show — named Live From Rab’s — at 2 p.m. EST each day, live from the Dongan Hills center.
The show can be seen on Facebook if you’re FB friends with either Wilkinson or Laursen, who do the show overlooking the empty and darkened lanes at Country.
Live From Rab’s topics center around what’s happening on the local bowling scene as well as the ongoing coronavirus. Both Wilkinson and Laursen know the coronavirus is serious, but try to make light of the situation on the show and there’s usually plenty of laughs.
Some interesting guests — professional bowlers and Island keglers Joe Cal and Joe Bruno — have appeared on the show.