Featured by ABC News and Time Out New York, POGO Events hosts exciting scavenger hunts and races that introduce teams to the popular and hidden jewels of New York, San Francisco Bay, and Las Vegas. Their signature Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt sends teams sprinting through city streets, leading them to destinations with clues that require them to solve puzzles, complete tasks, or photograph certain objects. While every race is different, challenges might include taking a picture with a hot-dog vendor, playing Dance Dance Revolution, or telling a dog his pants are too tight without offending him.
In addition to their preplanned adventures, the race-masters at POGO Events can help customers design their own expedition through customized tours or build-it-yourself races. The POGO team also organizes standalone social events such as trivia nights and adult summer camps.
Professional dancer Francis Teri knows how to celebrate. He?s danced at Ziegfeld Theater for the party in honor of Dirty Dancing's 20th anniversary and at the 30th anniversary shindig for the iconic Saturday Night Fever. At Dance Fever Studios, he and a team of experienced dance instructors party down everyday, helping students hone specific footwork skills or nail the basics in beginner and intermediate classes. Attendees learn good timing and partner connection in beginner salsa, or how to pull off the waltz and foxtrot in ballroom dancing. During beginner and intermediate hustle classes, students learn how to do the basic dance step without disturbing the goldfish in their shoes.
Health meets beauty between lime-green accent walls and birch-tree murals, where a board-certified podiatrist and staff revamp nails afflicted with diabetes or fungal issues with laser treatments, topical medications, and specialty pedicures. The medi-pedi, or medical pedicure, was designed specifically for those with periodic health issues. Still, even healthy patrons can pamper feet with the spa-like pedicures, which boast clinical extras such as debridement, antifungal nail polish, and foot soaks. The multilingual staff—who can speak English, Spanish, French, and Creole—also go beyond standard spa hygiene by blasting shoes with UV rays and stern glares to prevent reinfection.
Owner Lori Bougetz and the staff at Lori @ Hideaway Salon, also known as A Loving Touch Spa, bring their aesthetic A-game while fine-tuning human hides during relaxing spa visits, and educate guests on how to continue their beauty regimens at home with the proper cosmetic products. Their repertoire of beauty-boosting services embellishes outer appearances with a variety of facials that combine steam, exfoliation, and massage strokes to leave faces glowing like a five-star restaurant review studded with actual stars. Chemical peels safely slough away expired, complexion-dulling skin cells, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with long-lasting allure.
Aromas of buttermilk pancakes sizzling on the griddle float through the assortment of home decorations, candles, and food and wine accessories for sale inside The Hom Store. The shop's friendly staff aims to cultivate a home-away-from-home vibe, welcoming guests with everything from quirky cookbooks to fresh-made brunch served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday. The team also offers interior-design and organizational services to help customers renovate their lives and minimize stress.