Things To Do In New Scotland

70% Off Autocross Racing Experience

Extreme Bucket List

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Learn the ins and outs of autocross racing before hopping into a Mazda RX8 or MX5 for nine laps around the course

56% Off at Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Colonie

$63.15 $29

Bowling games and rental shoes on self-scoring lanes with cheesy pizzas and choice of soda

Up to 46% Off Ajkun Ballet Theatre

Revolution

The Egg Performing Arts Center

$35 $19

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A world-premiere science-fiction ballet with choreography from Leonard Ajkun pits dancers against the forces of tyranny

45% Off Boot Camp

Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Delmar

$120 $66

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53% Off Obstacle-Course 5K with Beer for 1 or 2

Urban Raid

Times Union Center

$85 $45

Monkey bars, tire fields, and marine hurdles threaten to keep runners from the climbing-wall finish line, where beer awaits

50% Off Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany

Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal interwoven with historical facts

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes

Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre

Colonie

$60 $32

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Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, breakdancing, belly dance, and kickboxing

59% Off Martial Arts

Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Albany

$300 $123

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Up to 59% Off Group Fitness Classes

The Court Club

Colonie

$60 $29

Classes such as Cardio Boxing, Bodypump, Pilates, and Zumba keep students fit and energized

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Evolution Fitness

Evolution Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Indoor and outdoor interval routines use an array of mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build strength and endurance

65% Off Fitness Classes

Alabny Complementary Health

Westmere

$60 $21

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Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 59% Off Saber-Fencing Classes

Beaches Sabre Club

Troy

$75 $35

Instructors teach the fundamentals of saber fencing during all-inclusive group classes designed for students aged 6 or older

Up to 55% Off Bowling Outing or Tune-up

Uncle Sam Lanes

Troy

$86 $39

Sixsomes enjoy bowling with pizza and soda; technicians refurbish bowling balls to remove scratches and surface imperfections

65% Off Yoga Classes

In Harmony Yoga

Cohoes

$75 $26

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Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 52% Off Paintball at Capital Combat Zone

Capital Combat Zone

Brunswick

$120 $59

Paintballers suit up with rental markers and paintballs before doing battle in military-themed arena

Up to 52% Off Rock Climbing at The Edge Halfmoon

The Edge Halfmoon

Halfmoon

$19.35 $10

Full day of climbing more than 14,000 square feet of indoor walls with beginners' belay lesson and harness, belay device, and shoe rental

Up to 71% Off at North Park Tae Kwon Do

North Park Tae Kwon Do

Clifton Park

$50 $19

Tae kwon do students learn practical self-defense skills while building strength and discipline

Up to 45% Off at Whispering Pines Golf Course

Whispering Pines Golf Course

Rotterdam

$64 $36

Most golfers can play this 18-hole, par 55 executive course in under 2.5 hours; all-grass driving range

Up to 52% Off at Bounce Around

Bounce Around

Clifton Park

$24.99 $12

Kids hop and crawl through inflatable bounce houses bedecked with colorful decorations and stocked with slides and obstacle courses

Up to 54% Off Zipline Adventure

Engelke Farm

Brunswick

$60 $30

An hour’s worth of unlimited zip rides sends thrill seekers 60 ft. above cornfields and treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Winter Glen Farm

Rotterdam

$45 $22

Beginner through advanced riders learn English-style riding techniques, whether they're practicing for fun, fitness, or show

Up to 49% Off 18-Holes of Mini Golf or Unlimited Par-3 Golf

Players Park Family Fun Plex

Clifton Park

$18.50 $10

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Eighteen holes of mini-golf or nine holes of Par-3 golf create friendly bonding for twosomes or foursomes with ice-cream cones for all

Up to 58% Off Classes at Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont

$65 $29

Husband-and-wife team of black belts leads defensive combat hapkido classes, a self-defense style that prepares students of any age or size

Up to 74% Off Pilates Lessons

Pilates Place of NY, LLC.

Valatie

$105 $29

Dynamic Pilates movements help elongate the muscles and boost stamina, strength, and flexibility

59% Off Martial Arts

Pentjak Karate Club

Stillwater

$210 $86

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50% Off Jewelry Class at A Bead Just So

A Bead Just So

Ballston Spa

$44 $22

Instructors teach students how to make stunning jewelry pieces with leather, silk cords, metal-seed beads, and fire polish beads

50% Off Dance Lessons

Rhythm Expressions Dance Studio

Ballston Spa

$120 $60

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Up to 41% Off at Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Milton

$64 $39

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow – Up to 53% Off

Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

$42.85 $20

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Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana bring their award-winning stylings to outdoor audiences

FASNY Museum of Firefighting – 50% Off Visit

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Hudson

$14 $7

Museum traces the history of firefighting from ancient Rome to today through a collection of 60 engines and gear such as helmets

Up to 48% Off a Full-Day Pontoon-Boat Rental

Saratoga Boatworks

Saratoga Springs

$475 $249

Wile away the day with your friends and family aboard a pontoon boat on Saratoga Lake

50% Off Dance Museum Admission and Memberships

National Museum Of Dance And Hall Of Fame

Saratoga Springs

$26 $13

Museum celebrates the history of dance and dancers with stunning exhibits

50% Off at RAW Fitness

RAW Fitness

Saratoga Springs

$30 $15

Boxilates classes combine core strengthening and intense cardio; small-group yoga classes vivify bodies, focusing on breath and alignment

Up to 45% Off Scenic Adirondack Train Ride

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

Saratoga Springs

$50 $29

Train offers scenic views of the Hudson River and Adirondacks

Up to 53% Off Wine-Tasting Package

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Saratoga Springs

$30 $14

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Sip on five handcrafted wines and snack on gourmet cheese at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

Up to 87% Off at Saratoga Karate

Saratoga Karate

Greenfield

$119 $39.99

Certified instructors and black belts; expansive and equipped dojo hosts classes for both kids and adults

Up to 52% Off at Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo

Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo

Bailiwick Ranch

$30 $15

Kids explore a petting zoo, a playground, and train rides at a park that houses exotic animals including camels, bears, and alligators

44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Sebring Stables

Pittsfield

$50 $28

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50% Off Hookah Sessions

Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

Amsterdam

$19 $9.50

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Patrons lounge on plush furniture as they puff smooth flavors of shisha from hookahs

Up to 53% Off Distillery Tour at Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC

Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC

Clermont

$20 $11

Come see the distilling operation and orchards, learning what makes the spirits here special

Up to $106 Golf Lessons at Hales Mills Country Club

Jonathan Hines at Hales Mills Country Club

Johnstown

$65 $32

Instructor Jonathan Hines teaches fundamental swing mechanics using video analysis

Up to 50% Off Comedy Festival

The Berkshire Comedy Festival

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

$35 $17.50

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Comics share their TV- and national-tour-honed talents

45% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes

Bennington Crossfit

Bennington

$65 $36

CrossFit-certified coaches teach proper form, while offering a wide variety of exercises that change daily

Up to 51% Off from Adirondack Tubing Adventures

Adirondack Tubing Adventures

Adirondack Tubing Adventures

$49.90 $26

Guides lead groups down calm waters of an Adirondack river on colorful inner tubes amid verdant mountains and wildlife

Up to 52% Off Golf-Simulator Play at Bay Meadows Golf Club

Bay Meadows Golf Club

Queensbury

$68 $34

Up to four players can hone their game in a high-end golf simulator

Up to 52% Off Flying Lesson at Adam Towne Aviation

Adam Towne Aviation

Fulton County Airport

$205 $99

Fly a plane during a 30-minute in-air session that follows classroom instruction and info on how to get a pilot’s license

Up to 50% Off at Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

$40 $25

Festival features hundreds of local and international wines, gourmet food, a restaurant showcase, and live music

Up to 67% Off at MAC Fitness

MAC Fitness

Kingston

$75 $25

A full schedule includes Zumba, indoor cycling, barbell, and kickboxing classes; membership includes full gym access and personal training

Up to 61% Off Martial-Arts Classes

New York Historical Fencing Association

Kingston

$75 $35

Students learn the fighting arts of medieval Germany, wielding weapons such as longswords and picking up period grappling techniques

Fort William Henry Museum – Up to 51% Off Visits or Ghost Tours

Fort William Henry Museum

Lake George

$33.90 $16.95

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Interactive history museum guides guests through Fort William Henry's bloody past with live reenactors and candle-lit ghost tours

Up to 54% Off from Lake George Shoreline Cruises

Lake George Shoreline Cruises

Lake George

$39.98 $19

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Scenic sails of Lake George pass by the Adirondack Mountains, Dome Island, and Sagamore Resort

Up to 57% Off Tour and Tasting at Millbrook Winery

Millbrook Winery

Millbrook

$38 $18

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Tour through the estate and 30+ acres under the vine, with a six-wine tasting, glass of wine, and housemade olive oil and souvenir glasses

Up to 54% Off at Canajoharie Golf and Country Club

Canajoharie Golf and Country Club

Canajoharie

$70 $35

18-hole course features forests of mature trees and picturesque views of the rolling hills in the distance

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes at Corso

CORSO

Millbrook

$150 $59

Certified trainers can aid with strength and conditioning, Spinning, TRX training, cardio, and yoga

Up to 50% Off Clay-Shooting Packages

Orvis Sandanona

Millbrook

$299 $219

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Three-course lunch in a clubhouse with a cozy fireplace and covered porch; memberships include discounts and invitations to special events

50% Off at Slate Valley Museum

Slate Valley Museum

Granville

$10 $5

Tools and stories from the historic Slate Valley quarries fill an 1840s barn, joining modern examples of slate as art

Up to Half Off Horseback Riding

Ridgeview Stables

New Paltz

$100 $55

Equal weight placed on riding form and horse care characterize lessons at facility perched at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge

Up to 51% Off at The Blandford Club

The Blandford Club

Blandford

$60 $30

Beginner-friendly course situated in the Connecticut River Valley; no tee time required

55% Off One Week of Kids' Sleepaway Summer Camp

Greenwood Trails Camp

Winchester

$1,095 $495

Counselors ease kids into the sleepaway experience at a camp at the foot of the Berkshires with a climbing wall, a pool, and art classes

Up to 50% Off at Edge Hill Golf Course

Edge Hill Golf Course

Ashfield

$70 $35

Nine scenic holes built on the site of a former dairy safe, with nine more holes set to open in June

Bounce! Trampoline Sports – Up to 52% Off Trampoline Play

Bounce! Trampoline Sports

Bounce Poughkeepsie

$44 $25

Indoor trampoline courts allow visitors to bounce off the floors and walls

40% Off Entry to The Dirty Dash

The Dirty Dash

New York

$50 $30

Runners navigate muddy obstacles in an un-timed race that focuses on fun, instead of competition

Escape to Nature for a Farm-to-Table Meal and Yoga Class

Dinner, Yoga, and Camping on a Farm

Dover

$85 $85

During a relaxing escape to a picturesque farm, you'll tour the fields, practice yoga, and eat a farm-fresh meal; overnight camping optional

Up to 70% Off at Bootleg Yoga

Bootleg Yoga

Marlboro

$75 $25

Yoga classes bolster the mind, body, and spirit with morning stretches or graceful aerial maneuvers

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Up to 60% Off Karate or Kickboxing Fitness Classes

Hudson Valley Karate

Wappinger

$169.99 $84.99

Instructors teach karate strikes, holds, and blocks; kickboxing fitness classes burn calories with martial-arts drills

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Try Self Defense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 50% Off Hang-Gliding Lessons

Susquehanna Flight Park Inc

Middlefield

$199 $109

40-acre flight park helps hang-glider pilots hone techniques with five practice hills and a mountain launch pad

"Peter Pan" – Up to 40% Off Musical

"Peter Pan"

Warner Theatre

$26 $16

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Beloved story receives musical upgrade, soaring onto stage to enrapture eyes with adored characters and energized tunes

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$24 $13

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Guests sample the vineyard's entire wine portfolio; wine tasting includes keepsake glasses

2014 Glimmerglass Festival – Up to 54% Off Opera

"Carousel" or "Madame Butterfly"

Alice Busch Opera Theater

$76.50 $35

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2014 Glimmerglass Festival presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical and Puccini's tragic opera

Up to 72% Off at East Coast Martial Arts

East Coast Martial Arts

East Fishkill

$125 $35

Whether you're a beginner or someone who's already mastered the basics, East Coast Martial Arts helps you hone your skills with classes

Up to 52% Off Racing Experience at The Racing School

The Racing School

Multiple Locations

$289 $139

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

Up to 52% Off Bounce-House Fun at Jumpin Jakes

Jumpin Jakes

Fishkill

$13 $6.50

Bouncey houses, slides, and other activities for kids at an indoor play center that's good for birthdays or family fun

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes at Hudson Valley Kickboxing

Hudson Valley Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$145 $49

Kickboxing fitness program blasts fat and tones bodies in calorie-torching workouts

Up to 56% Off at Northampton Country Club

Northampton Country Club

Northampton

$78 $39

Course built in 1898 comprises nine holes with wide fairways, small greens, and four sets of tees for various skill levels

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Since first enchanting moviegoers with a screening of The Desert Song on May 30, 1929, Madison Theater continues to treat attendees to the latest cinematic offerings. Designed by acclaimed American theater architect Thomas White Lamb, Madison Theater remained a single-screen establishment until 1994, and now projects motion pictures on seven screens, playing Hollywood features alongside films from local and independent moviemakers. As cinematic stories unfold before their eyes, visitors can scarf down handfuls of daily made, cholesterol- and trans-fat-free popcorn. Snackers seeking richer treats can request kernels slathered in canola oil or drenched in a soy-based buttery topping, which concessions employees also insert in the middle of the corn for lasting buttery taste and protection from the beaks of butter-syphoning hawks.

1040 Madison Ave
Albany,
NY
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An accomplished trio of jazz artists kindles the Christmas spirit during a concert that features music from Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts holiday specials set to a storyline inspired by 1940s radio shows. After a disturbing news flash informs the audience that the Christmas spirit has been lost, musicians try to save the day by playing favorite carols, such as "O Tannenbaum" and "Greensleeves." Noted for nimble piano keystrokes, fresh arrangements of classics, and the unusual use of live roosters instead of trumpets, Guaraldi's catalog evokes simple, nostalgic memories of Christmases past. Jazz notes reverberate through the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, which traps the outgoing giggles of a tickled Steinway piano with Peter D'Antonio–designed acoustic panels and 380-pound doors. After the concert, families can relish their feelings of good cheer at a reception of milk, cookies, and mistletoe salad.

432 Western Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a duet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. The two-fisted tonsils of Angelina DelCarmen endow Charetta's rock angst with brassy vocal lines that could easily lead any pop-radio hit or all the town's children into the nearest Hot Topic. From selling out New York’s esteemed Irving Plaza to opening for bands such as Saliva, Charetta’s rising star burns bright as the band approaches its five-year anniversary. Feisty, fun, and heavy, Ghosts of Eden keeps the '90s alive with grungy nods to the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam.

297 Ontario Street
Albany,
NY
US

Though its name accurately reflects its function, the Albany JCC has always striven to go further, providing a neighborhood community, regardless of faith. Always aiming at this goal, the center offers services and facilities geared toward everyone, from seniors to bustling families. Amenities include a fitness center equipped with the latest exercise equipment, fitness classes, an indoor and outdoor pool, and an early childhood center that provides daycare. Elementary school and teen programs give kids something to do with their free time, and summer camps help them find productive ways to while away the warmer months.

340 Whitehall Rd
Albany,
NY
US

Like many licensed massage therapists, Sara Ashline at Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts is a master of the flowing effleurage and focused petrissage strokes of the Swedish technique. But Ashline believes that massage can deliver more than just relaxation, which is why she studied both fertility and pregnancy massage as well as the Pinocchio modality, which turns wooden puppets into real firewood. She offers her bodywork services at Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts, a community center dedicated to yoga, meditation, and other wellness activities.

747 Madison Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Professor M. Barley’s bustles with activity every night of the week, from Wednesday night trivia contests to Saturday night DJ dance parties. Amidst the hullabaloo, servers divvy out plates of hearty sandwiches mounded with homemade meatballs, pulled pork, or buffalo chicken. They also transport cooked-to-order 8-ounce burgers, nestled beneath unique toppings such as fried ravioli, guacamole, blue cheese, and fried jalapeños. Beneath the dim glow of hanging lamps and the vibrant gleam of neon signs, bartenders dole out draft beers and mixed drinks. Nearby, rows of flat-screen TVs line the dining room walls, broadcasting the latest sports games and competitive quilting bees. Tabletops scatter on an indoor patio, where breezes drift in through wall-to-wall windows during the summer, and a fireplace blazes during colder months.

198 Quail St
Albany,
NY
US