Things To Do In Brooklyn

Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Barclays Center on August 12 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Motley Crue

Barclays Center

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$58.50 $29

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Lino-Print a Classic Vermeer Painting with a Fine Artist

Linocut-Printing Class

Clinton Hill

Nazanin Daneshvar teaches students how to carve Girl with a Pearl Earring into linoleum and use that to make a 10”x14” paper print

$45

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$18 for a One-Month Premium Membership at PacPlex ($74.99 value)

PacPlex

Canarsie

50,000 square foot fitness facility with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, racquetball and basketball courts, and an indoor soccer field.

$74.99 $19.99

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

Brooklyn Creative Studio

Williamsburg

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

$265 $79

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$30 for a Month Kids' Classes at Goshin-Ryu Martial Arts & Fitness Studio ($120 Value)

Goshin-Ryu Martial Arts & Fitness Studio

Bushwick

Instructor aims to teach disciple and confidence to students while they focus on the physically demanding study of self defense

$120 $30

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10 or 20 Dance and Fitness Classes at Breakin Boundaries (Up to 76% Off)

Breakin Boundaries

Brooklyn

Instructors lead zumba, hip-hop aerobics, Pilates, kickboxing, ballet, and yoga classes at a studio where fitness meets creativity

$150 $38.50

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$59 for $165 Worth of Martial Arts — Traditional Okinawan Karate

Traditional Okinawan Karate

Williamsburg

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

$165 $59

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Taekwondo Classes at Imperial Taekwondo (Up to 89% Off). Five Options Available.

Imperial Taekwondo

Imperial Taekwondo

Practice powerful kicks, strikes, and grappling moves during Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Taekwondo martial-arts classes

$150 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Karate, Jiujitsu or MMA Classes at Hoteikan Dojo (Up to 68% Off)

Hoteikan Dojo

Dyker Heights

Team of black belt instructors guides students of all ages through martial arts classes designed to promote self-confidence

$175 $59

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Beauty Product-Making Class for One or Two at Hecho De Mano – A Creative Craft Studio (79% Off)

Hecho De Mano – A Creative Craft Studio

Brooklyn

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

$299 $72

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Small Group Skateboarding Lessons from Campus Mercante, LLC (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Campus Mercante, LLC

Brooklyn

Expert skateboarder Udi Hasson teaches techniques – from proper stances to complex flip tricks – to students of all skill levels

$25 $11

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Two-Hour Trampoline or Rappelling Class for One or Two People at Hollywood Stunts NYC (Up to 53% Off)

Hollywood Stunts NYC

Greenpoint

Experienced stuntmen show students aged 10 and older how to safely rappel down walls or leap on trampolines

$40 $19

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Board Game and Appetizers for Two or Four at Rivals Boardgame Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Rivals Boardgame Cafe

Brooklyn

Play one of hundreds of board games as you snack on chips and salsa or a baked pretzel log

$28 $14

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Five Fitness Classes at MatchPoint NYC Health Club (65% Off)

Matchpoint Nyc

Brooklyn

Visit our luxury club and pick from any of the cutting-edge classes, such as yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, and more

$300 $105

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10 or 20 Fitness Training Classes at CAYPE Athletics (73% Off)

CAYPE Athletics

Brooklyn

Fitness training classes tone bodies with ever-changing selection of workouts that burn fat as they build muscle

$190 $52

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts (64% Off)

Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts

Brooklyn

From the merchant: Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling and Greco Roman in a supportive and non competitive environment.

$179 $64

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5 or 10 Regular or Specialty Yoga Classes at Yoga Mela Studio and Physical Therapy Center (Up to 81% Off)

Yoga Mela Studio and Physical Therapy Center

Williamsburg

Yoga classes are adapted to suit any exercisers needs from prenatal classes for moms to unique Yoga Wall sessions, which use special ropes

$100 $23

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Five Yoga Classes at Otion Front Studio (65% Off)

Otion Front Studio

Bushwick

At the Otion, experience real ways of knowing your body with yoga, dance, and fitness classes; feel your body, feel your mind

$75 $26

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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 $18

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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
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World Martial Arts Center isn’t just a gym where individuals can improve their muscle tone or fine-tune their roundhouse kick—it’s a refuge designed to help clients build both inner and outer strength. These lofty aims motivate the center’s instructors, who help students achieve their goals. During hapkido classes, they teach seven techniques—strikes, blocks, holds, throws, weapons, internal techniques, and healing—that combine to create one fluid and versatile mode of self-defense. Alternatively, trainers also lead groups through a series of punches and kicks during kickboxing classes, which use combat moves to create a high-octane, total-body workout. Equipped with 25 years of hapkido and kickboxing training and instruction, Master David Herbert teaches beginner classes, available at both locations.

Inside the dojang, or school, Eastern-style tapestries and plants set guests at ease as they work toward physical or metaphysical improvement. To that end, World Martial Arts Center complements its training regimens with health and nutrition advice. In addition, both the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations boast locker rooms for men and women, where guests can shower after a vigorous training session or lock up their Bruce Lee bobble heads while they work out.

475 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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Thinking of the city rarely calls images of fog-ringed mountains and wolf-filled forests to mind, but Discover Outdoors?formerly known as Outdoor Bound?turns these scenes into reality. Owner, avid outdoorsman, and eight-time marathon runner Kirk Reynolds makes sure of it. He and a staff of experts?each a licensed trail guide and Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT?temper the stress of city living with day trips to nearby natural enclaves and weekend camping excursions. The getaways thrill with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding.

International trips, meanwhile, quench a thirst for life-defining adventures beyond trips to the grocery store during peak Saturday hours. Among them: hikes up famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, treks to Machu Picchu in Peru, and jaunts through the Canadian Rockies. Some of the journeys even grant travelers the opportunity to fundraise for a worthy cause as they explore.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory on the Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn,
NY
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Spotlighted in Time magazine and the New York Times, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is a nationally renowned program offering a unique take on musical education for children 3 months to 4 years old. Classes consist of 45 minutes of singing, dancing, musical storytelling, and jamming. Children's songsmith David Weinstone designed a curriculum celebrating the urban environment as well as universal concerns of youth via his classes, which have exploded into the national spotlight since their humble beginnings in 1997. Rather than being strict and results-driven, the teaching style at Music for Aardvarks is based on adult modeling and exposing children to ideas and sounds without dumbing them down. Parent participation is strongly encouraged for atonal squealers and former Yes drummers alike. Check the Music for Aardvarks website for the drop-in sessions and 10-class series schedules.

Spoke the Hub
Brooklyn,
NY
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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

Barbecue ribs with a smoky rauchbier. A melon salad with a dark doppelbock. The folks behind Get Real Presents specialize in pairings like these, sharing the joys of craft beer and delicious, locally-sourced foods. In this spirit, its team of foodies and beer aficionados hosts festivals featuring more than 80 brews, as well as restaurant events that pair craft beer with regional foods. As unique as it sounds, they admit this isn't exactly a new idea—they take a page from other countries, such as Belgium, who actually anchor much of their cuisine around the effervescent beverage. Following this "cuisine a la biere" model, they aim to highlight all of the great things a freshly crafted brew can do to enhance an evening out on the town, such as highlighting the flavors of a complementary dish, spicing up a local chef's stew, or softening your dad to the idea of paying off all of your student loans.

180 Franklin Street
Brooklyn,
NY
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