Activities in Brooklyn

Discover New York City’s Free Wild Food on a Foraging Journey

Urban Foraging Tour

New York

$20 $20

Locavore author Leda Meredith shows groups how to find and harvest safe-to-eat plants such as black raspberries and sassafras

Up to 51% Off Early-Access Movie Experiences

Alpine Cinemas

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$19.25 $10

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

Up to 43% Off Shortbread & Wine at Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

$30 $18

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

Up to 69% Off at Yoga People

Yoga People

Downtown Brooklyn

$85 $29

Energizing yoga with a flow, recommended for all body types

65% Off Yoga Classes

Church Avenue Yoga And Bodywork Center

Brooklyn

$85 $30

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

Up to 71% Off at Yoga Alive

Yoga Alive

Clinton Hill

$135 $39

Inside a home yoga studio, up to eight students participate in a variety of yoga poses; private sessions also available

56% Off Martial Arts

Bedstuykaratedo

BROOKLYN

$45 $20

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

Up to 82% Off Fitness Classes at Studio Maya

Studio Maya

Studio Maya

$100 $19

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

Up to 89% Off Taekowndo Lesson Packages

Imperial Taekwondo Academy

Brooklyn

$110 $19

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

Up to 75% Off Fitness and Dance Classes at SHAPE Center

SHAPE Center

Gravesend & Bensonhurst

$300 $79

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

Up to 94% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Alana Life & Fitness

Brooklyn

$575 $49

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

Up to 59% Off Membership to Aikido of South Brooklyn

Aikido of South Brooklyn

Brooklyn

$110 $47

Studio run by a fourth-degree black belt with certification from the Aikido World Alliance and 15 years of experience

50% Off Personal Training Sessions

The Studio

Bensonhurst

$120 $60

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

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes

Awakening New York

Brooklyn

$75 $29

Classes cover mat Pilates, yoga styles from breath-centered hatha to stamina-building power yoga, and focused body sculpting

Up to 64% Off at Prema Yoga Brooklyn

Prema Yoga Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens

$80 $29

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

Up to 68% Off at Elite Fitness Studio

Elite Fitness Studio

Carroll Gardens

$99 $39

Membership includes unlimited access to the gym plus yoga, spinning, Zumba, and other group fitness classes

Up to 62% Off Pole-Dancing Classes

Brooklyn's Finest Pole Dancing Studio

Crown Heights

$90 $39

Diverse pole-dancing classes focus on a variety of topics, such as choreography or exercise, in a studio that welcomes dancers of all levels

Up to 88% Off Beginner's Brazilian-Jiujitsu Classes

Brooklyn Martial Arts

Boerum Hill

$100 $19

Martial-arts veteran and gold-medal competitor teaches the basics of Brazilian jiujitsu for competition and self-defense

Up to 73% Off Zumba, Kickboxing, or Karate

Goshin-Ryu Shotokan Karate & Kickboxing

Brooklyn

$120 $39

Instructors incorporate key principles of physical and psychological discipline into fun classes aimed at helping folks get fit

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Pa-Kua is a comprehensive martial art which brings the student to a sense of understanding of himself as well as his surroundings. Pa-Kua stresses personal development and is most recognizable by its circular form of combat. Pa-Kua develops every part of the human anatomy by generating a proper flow of energy within the bod

1115 McDonald Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Captained by Rolando Balboa, a fencing coach with more than a decade of experience, Brooklyn Fencing Center designs routines that give students a competitive edge. Balboa augments his instruction with that of saber coach Judy Cummins, an expert fencing instructor who has been making swashes buckle since 1993. Students don sweatpants and exercise shoes before engaging in whirling bouts across the 5,000-square-foot facility, which rings with the clash of steel and hums with the sound of smartphones looking up saucy taunts. Adult classes find no more than 14 fencers training and sparring foil-a-foil, and the existence of specific divisions for competitors in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s keeps students matched with their peers. After class, rinse off the heat of combat in the showers or retrieve belongings from the locker room before swaggering home.

62 4th St
Brooklyn,
NY
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Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda General and Family Practice

Community Acupuncture Clinic for affordable, healtchare options to the Brooklyn/Manhattan area.

Specializing in fertility support, women's health, pregnancy, chronic digestive issues, pain management, anxiety and depression.

Focus on yoga and sports medicine

445 Grand St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Bend & Bloom Yoga subscribes to the teachings of Vinyasa yoga, which uses rhythmic breathing and flowing movement to increase the body's flexibility, energy, and stress-freeness. More than 50 drop-in classes take place each week, helping all skill levels work up a sheen of sweat. The basics yoga class highlights fundamental physical and mental principles, and the advanced flow class tackles issue of non-flexibility with more complex back-bending and body inversion. Bend & Bloom's pre-natal and post-natal yoga classes incorporate postures designed for women who have given birth, will give birth in the near future, or are currently giving birth.

708 Sackett St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

When Jaine Gitelman built her studio from the ground up, she made a conscious decision to ban mirrors from the practice room. Without them, she reasoned, her students would be less likely to distract themselves by comparing their progress to that of others. The two tenets embodied in that rationale—concentration and non-competition—are central to Hot Spot Yoga. In addition to banishing mirrors in her yoga rooms, she flouts traditional hierarchy in favor of Vinyasa classes that remain open to all levels. “There’s no such thing as beginner, intermediate, and advanced in yoga,” Gitelman explains. To her, the key is to modify poses according to each student’s comfort and abilities.

Though the studio’s classes may be welcoming, they’re still challenging. Up to 100 degrees of heat force students to test their physical limits as instructors flow swiftly through sustained poses. With hundreds of Vinyasa poses to choose from, instructors make sure to never repeat and to take suggestions from students who wish to experiment with a new pose. They’re also happy to just let students sit and meditate on the view from the studio’s window, which looks out on distant skyscrapers and a canal filled with bathing Godzillas.

28 Dooley St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The Fitness Guru provides a range of group class styles designed for exercise enthusiasts of all make and model. Guru's Circuit is a sixty-minute comprehensive training course that incorporates cardio, stretching, bouncing, jumping, and electric sliding to forge a full-body challenge. Take the classic body and mind approach to fitness with yoga or Pilates mat classes. The TRX suspension system is a training device for cardio, strength, and flexibility that was designed by Navy Seals, in conjunction with an elite team of bridge builders and incredible hulks. Check out the class schedule for an overview of upcoming opportunities to drop in and shape up.

77 Front St, 2nd Fl
New York,
NY
US

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