Activities in Brooklyn

Shortbread and Wine for Two or Four, or Carry-Out Shortbread at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

$30 $18

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 (Up to 55% Off)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Storied Navy Yard history explored, from Lenape Native Americans to Revolutionary War to businesses that occupy the site today

$55 $25

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Prema Yoga Brooklyn (Up to 64% Off)

Prema Yoga Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens

Yoga teachers merge time-tested traditions with contemporary practices during classes for all experience levels

$80 $29

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Private Jazz Concert in a 100-Year-Old Mansion

Intimate Jazz Concert in a Historic Mansion

Bedford - Stuyvesant

Enjoy an evening of jazz and mingle with performers and patrons during an intimate concert at a mansion used as a set in Boardwalk Empire

$45 $45

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"Wambi: A Christian Stage Play" at The Actors Fund Arts Center on October 18 or 19 (Up to 40% Off)

"Wambi: A Christian Stage Play"

The Actors Fund Arts Center

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Inspirational play with music tells the story of Lezra, a royal daughter who tries to bring Christianity to her voodoo-practicing tribe

$20 $12

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar for Two or Four on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn

Indoor festival inspired by Asian street markets hosts independent artists, musicians, chefs, vendors, and more

$62 $44.99

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Early-Access Movie Experience with Snacks for One, Two, or Four at Alpine Cinemas in Brooklyn (Up to 51% Off)

Alpine Cinemas

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

Thursday ticket grants early access to upcoming big-name, first-run movies, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent & Hercules

$19.25 $10

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Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour for Two or Four from Brooklyn Unplugged Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Williamsburg

2.5-hour tours explore Williamsburg's history, architecture, street art, and district of boutiques and restaurants

$64 $32

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Five Yoga Classes from Church Avenue Yoga and bodywork center (65% Off)

Church Avenue Yoga And Bodywork Center

Brooklyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$85 $30

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$33 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — Drum Lessons with David Ashkenazy

Drum Lessons With David Ashkenazy

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$65 $33

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at BEDSTUYKARATEDO (56% Off)

Bedstuykaratedo

BROOKLYN

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $20

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at Studio Maya (Up to 84% Off)

Studio Maya

Studio Maya

Studio hosts ballet, Pilates, and other fitness classes geared primarily toward women, in addition to men's core-strengthening classes

$100 $17

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Three or Six Personal Training Sessions or Three or Five Bootcamp Classes at CatJay Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

CatJay Fitness

Gowanus

One-on-one personal training focused on barbell exercises or fast-paced and challenging group bootcamp classes

$390 $89

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Brooklyn Art Tour for One, Two, or Four from West Harlem Art Fund (Up to 69% Off)

West Harlem Art Fund

Brooklyn

Tour guides lead sightseers on a two-hour tour of art galleries, cafes, and boutiques in neighborhoods such as Dumbo and Williamsburg

$40 $15

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Taekowndo Lesson Packages at Imperial Taekwondo Academy (Up to 89% Off). Three Options Available.

Imperial Taekwondo Academy

Brooklyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$110 $19

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Brooklyn Walking Art Tour for One, Two, or Four from Walk of Art (Up to 53% Off)

Walk of Art

Corner of Wyckoff St. and Dekalb Avenue

Guides lead patrons through the streets of New York City in search of street art, including murals, stencil work, and sidewalk mosaics

$20 $11

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness and Dance Classes at SHAPE Center (Up to 75% Off)

SHAPE Center

Gravesend & Bensonhurst

This package consists of taekwondo, art, ballroom dancing, and ballet classes

$300 $79

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$54 for $180 Worth of Zumba, Pole Dancing or Dance Aerobics— Esteem Woman's Fitness

Esteem Fitness

Clinton Hill

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$180 $54

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Women's Fitness Challenge or Group Classes at Alana Life & Fitness (Up to 94% Off). Three Options Available.

Alana Life & Fitness

Brooklyn

Women-only private health club hosts small group classes including Core Fusion Yoga, Insanity classes, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing

$575 $49

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21 years ago, Ellie Herman worked as a professional dancer and choreographer, running her own company in San Francisco. She loved her work, but she had bills to pay. So, naturally, she took on a side job; she became the professional wrestler known as "Ruth Less." As soon as she began tossing fellow wrestlers around, she incurred a serious knee injury that threatened to end both of her careers. Luckily for her, the nearby St. Francis Hospital of Dance Medicine offered surgery-free rehabilitation through Pilates. Ellie did the workouts for months, and returned to her company an even better dancer than she'd been before her injuries. Later, as a masters student at NYU, Pilates once again helped her recover from hip pain. She discovered an ability to innovate within the bounds of Pilates, and resolved to become a teacher.

She opened the aptly named Ellie Herman Studio, where she continues to teach today. True to her inspiration, she uses Pilates as a basis on which to innovate better forms of corrective movement. So far, she's written nine books on the subject. She invented her own piece of equipment, the Pilates Springboard, which compresses the size and cost of the more traditional Pilates wall unit. She also developed a blend of Pilates and gait training, to help people stave of injury by becoming conscious of the way they move their legs in every day life, which helps to prevent things such as rolling ankles or randomly kicking strangers.

463 4th St.
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Change can be terrifying, but at The Exercise Studio, owner Millie Miraglia and her team of seven instructors help students of all levels face their fears as they transform their bodies with classes that combine the principles of yoga with effective cardio workouts. The Brooklyn-based studio, with a classroom on each of its two floors, has been opened for almost three decades and offers women-only Zumba and fitness sessions?including total-body workouts and body toning?and Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga classes are open to both women and men. Offering small classes with one-on-one instruction, the Exercise Studio even goes one step further to ensure students learn how to lead healthy lives by providing regular workshops and courses that have included classes on restorative yoga and how to balance one's chakra using just a paper clip and a stick of gum.

As a cancer survivor, Millie knows firsthand how negative emotions can impact the healing process, which is why she created The Exercise Studio's Pathways to Healing. The noninvasive stress-management program is designed to help clients bring balance back to their mind and body by using a blend of restorative yoga, meditation, and reiki modalities.

2073 86th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

At New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, personal trainer Aja Davis hopes to inspire two types of change in her clients. The first is visible: a fitter, slimmer physique resulting from her signature interval workouts. The second is philosophical: a lifelong awareness of how to preserve and pursue health. This model of "lifestyle implementation" encompasses nutrition as well as exercise while avoiding temporary fixes, such as fad diets and foam muscle suits. Instead, Aja's program uses challenging and varied routines, the motivational power of teamwork, and individual attention from a fitness expert.

At one-hour boot-camp classes, Aja leads groups through cardio and resistance maneuvers that employ stretchable bands, kettlebells, and TRX suspension cords. The routine has won the title of Best Post-Holiday Rescue in GO magazine, which also lists New Body Bootcamp & Wellness as one of its three favorite fitness venues. Aja aims to spark camaraderie as much as she does weight loss and toning—using partner drills to prompt campers to rely on one another—and even outside of class, patrons can run local races as part of the New Body team or tag-team wrestle the local mall Santa.

552 Union St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.

Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.

7421 18th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The frames at J. Reznik Studios don't just immortalize old photographs and new college diplomas; they also keep the memories of fallen heroes alive. As the studio's in-house artist, Jodi Reznik has eased the pain of lost loved ones for dozens of families?such as those of Suffolk County police officer Glen Ciano and NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko?by memorializing them with brush strokes on canvas. Equal parts frame shop, gallery, and conversation space, the studio beckons art lovers of all stripes to interact with Jodi and her husband, Jeff, while they browse her work or select a frame for an existing piece. Expert print makers also enlarge and emblazon images on paper and canvas to forge eye-catching photo gifts, and staffers specializing in flower preservation enshrine bouquets from weddings or punish daisies with unpaid gambling debts behind quality glass. J. Reznik Studios has impressed not only walk-in customers, but online clients as well, earning an 86% customer-approval rating from Groupon users.

1305 E 17th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

When Drita D'Avanzo, a cast member of VH1’s Mob Wives, enlisted for one-on-one training at Evolution Boxing, she was fresh off a rooftop brawl. Hoping to unleash her simmering anger, she teamed up with Anthony, a boxing instructor. "I've got to turn over a new leaf," she explained on the show, "I'm taking it from the rooftop to the ring." As she threw punches, she began to experience release—and control. Upon leaving, she concluded, "Now I don't have to hit anybody."

D'Avanzo successfully channeled her aggression into an appropriate outlet. In doing so, she proved Evolution Boxing's commitment to serving individual needs, whether through group or personal instruction. Instructors classify boxers according to experience and tailor all subsequent instruction to drive toward goals. They equip children for playground brawls with anti-bullying classes, help women defend against attackers with self-defense classes, and help everyday working professionals knock out lunch thieves with the Blue Collar program.

1656 86th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

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