Things To Do In Brooklyn

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at Strike 10 Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Strike 10 Lanes

Mill Basin

$32.50 $15

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34 freshly renovated lanes tally scores electronically

Make a Moss Terrarium with the Owners of Twig Terrariums

Terrarium-Making Class

Twig Terrariums

$45 $45

With expert guidance, build your own terrarium with different varieties of moss while learning how to keep your tiny landscape healthy

Three-Hour Introduction to Glass-Making Class for One at Brooklyn Glass (Up to 47% Off)

Brooklyn Glass

Gowanus

$150 $80

An experienced artist teaches students to mold beads and other artwork using a torch and molten glass

Three-Hour Sewing Class or Four- to Five-Week Sewing Project at BYC Sewing Studio (Up to 72% Off)

BYC Sewing Studio

Williamsburg

$199 $59

Learn sewing skills such as attaching zippers, pattern making, or quilting

Drink & Draw Art Class for One or Two at The Living Gallery (Up to 38% Off)

The Living Gallery

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$20 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided wine while drawing live models or grooving to ever-changing lineup of bands and DJs

Mixology Course for One, Two, or Four at Huckleberry Bar (Up to 46% Off)

Huckleberry Bar

Williamsburg

$60 $39

Expert mixologists detail proper techniques for making upscale cocktails while having students taste drink ingredients individually

Drawing Night for 1 or 2, Intro Art Class, or Ballet-Flat-Making Workshop at Bird River Studios (Up to 51% Off)

Bird River Studios

Williamsburg

$45 $25

Enjoy a night of learning a new drawing technique, an intro art class, or an eight-week workshop that results in a pair of ballet flats

Three-Hour Painting Session for One or Two or Private Painting Event for 10 from Art by the Glazz (Up to 55% Off)

Art by the Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

Recreate a vibrant landscape, city scene, or still life while sipping wine, or arrange a creative party or teambuilding activity

$99 for Four Hours of Recording-Studio Time and a Mixing Session at BRND Studios ($200 Value)

BRND Studios

Brooklyn

$200 $99

Four hours of studio recording time includes a mixing session for your tracks

$39 for Four One-Hour Slipper-Making Classes at How To Make Boots From Your Garage ($79 Value)

How To Make Boots From Your Garage

Boerum Hill

$79 $39

Create plaster casts of your feet and learn how to sew custom-designed slippers at a workshop in a full shoe-production facility

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

$55 $25

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

Weekday Morning or Afternoon Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Sea Queen VII (Up to 54% Off)

Sea Queen VII

New York

$70 $35

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Seasoned captain pilots an 85 ft. boat with up to 100 guests around Sheepshead Bay for 4–4.5 hours of fishing, relaxing, and eating

$138 for $250 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — JahRock'n Productions

Jahrock'n Productions

Park Slope

$250 $138

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

Four-Hour Soap-Making Class for One or Two at Brooklyn Creative Studio (74% Off)

Brooklyn Creative Studio

Williamsburg

$265 $79

The four-hour soap-making class includes all the supplies; a snack and a beverage are included

Kombucha-Making Class for One, Two, or Four with Take-Home Growler of Kombucha at Kombucha Brooklyn (Half Off)

Kombucha Brooklyn

Williamsburg

$40 $20

The two-hour class covers kombucha basics, from the art of brewing the probiotic tea to tips for kombucha-based cocktails

Jewelry-Making Class for One or Supplies at Brooklyn Bead Box (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn Bead Box

Boerum Hill

$40 $19

Strands of semiprecious beads, gold chains, and assorted crafting tools fill shop that hosts three levels of beading classes

$83 for $150 toward 2 Hours of Recording-Studio Rental — Brook Brovaz Music

Brook Brovaz

Brooklyn

$150 $83

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

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at The Lab (Up to 80% Off)

The Lab

Dumbo

$125 $25

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Pilates, yoga, and cardio workouts taught by certified fitness instructors

Beauty Product-Making Class for One or Two at Hecho De Mano – A Creative Craft Studio (77% Off)

Hecho De Mano – A Creative Craft Studio

Brooklyn

$299 $79

Learn how to make lip balm, deodorant, shampoo, or one of many other personal products by hand

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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

Vel, a certified Climb & Spin pole-dance instructor, spent time shimmying across Japan, Europe, and Africa in order to expand her repertoire. To put her versatile expertise to good work, Vel founded Brooklyn's Finest Pole Dancing Studio as a women-only dance studio where she could help women to shake themselves free of inhibitions. Newbie, intermediate, and advanced pole-dancing classes give students of skill levels the ability to shimmy away their insecurities and find enjoyment onstage as they study under expert dancers. In addition to dance, the studio’s schedule also includes fitness classes and specialty sessions where students can learn the secrets to lap dancing and creating sultry dance routines around props such as chairs or airport-terminal seats. Vel's dedication to empowering women carries over to the studio's Women's Wellness Workshops, which bring industry professionals and eager students together to share and discuss issues of women's health and sexuality.:m]]

1492 Carroll St.
Brooklyn,
New York
US

In 1976, Joan Barnes?a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time?took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree. In the decades since Gymboree?s founding, Joan?s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children?s? cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classesthat cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.

5206 Avenue N
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.

8501 New Utrecht Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.

1736 Shore Pkwy
Brooklyn,
NY
US

At New York Fencing Academy, expert instructors tutor sword swingers of all levels, aiming to help them develop both technical skill and physical fitness. Head coach Misha Mokretsov even helms a staff that has already launched several students to national fencing ranks. Prodding protégés can take a stab at a variety of classes that range from beginner sessions all the way up to a competition class, which prepares seasoned duelers for national events and experimental bouts on the floor of the Hudson River. Additionally, the academy fosters future jousters with its renowned youth and cadet epée programs. Free parking and a spectator area complete with WiFi, a TV, and murals by Ian King make the facility accessible for both cars and family members alike.

2896 W 12th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

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