Things To Do In Brooklyn

Brooklyn Glass – Up to 47% Off Glass-Making Class

Brooklyn Glass

Gowanus

$150 $80

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

Private Jazz Concert in a 100-Year-Old Mansion

Intimate Jazz Concert in a Historic Mansion

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$45 $45

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

Brooklyn Children's Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit or Membership

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Children's Museum

$36 $18

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Explore eight standing exhibits, a greenhouse, and a garden

Up to 46% Off Mixology Course

Huckleberry Bar

Williamsburg

$60 $39

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

46% Off Jewelry Making

Happenstance Jewelry Studio

Brooklyn

$105 $57

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

Up to 55% Off Painting Sessions

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

51% Off Recording Session and Mixing

BRND Studios

Brooklyn

$200 $99

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

51% Off Slipper-Making Classes

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

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

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

74% Off Soap-Making Classes

Brooklyn Creative Studio

Williamsburg

$265 $79

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

Half Off Kombucha-Making Class

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

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 57% Off Jewelry Making and Supplies

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

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

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

Up to 57% Off Barre and Pilates Classes at Ellie Herman Studio

Ellie Herman Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

Customized Pilates-style fitness classes help tighten the core, heal injury, and train the body to move safely

Gymboree – Up to 81% Off Classes and Open Play

Gymboree

Multiple Locations

$207 $45

Kids develop healthy habits and expand imaginations during classes helmed by expert instructors who teach singing, art, and school skills

Up to 53% Off Sports Camp

Premier United Soccer Camp

Leon S Kaiser Playground Corner

$190 $89

In a typical day at camp, kids might swim, scrimmage, practice warm-ups, and learns skills to make them better players

Up to 53% Off New York Fitathlon Challenge

New York Fitathlon Challenge

Aviator Sports and Event Center

$89 $49

5K run includes almost any activity imaginable, from monkey bars and climbing walls to tire flips, agility tests, and push-ups

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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

A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.

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

Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.

529 5th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

An accomplished track athlete in her native England, Carol "Kick Fever" Glasgow discovered martial arts upon her emigration to the U.S. She eventually earned a third-degree black belt and started teaching cardio-kickboxing classes that help students develop proper form and real self-defense skills as they pound away at heavy and speed bags. Her high-energy workouts burn calories and sculpt the body of each participant while improving flexibility, coordination, and balance. Carol also shepherds students through personal-training sessions that include a medical evaluation and fitness assessment and also serves as a personal shopper with a right cross ready for surly mannequins.

475 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

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