Things To Do In Brooklyn

Civilian Military Combine Obstacle-Race Package for One or Two on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 55% Off)

Civilian Military Combine

Aviator Sports & Events Center

$160 $79

Two-part race challenges entrants to tackle a five-minute functional fitness contest before tackling over 4 miles of obstacles

Craft a Homemade Lebanese Feast in a Hand-On Cooking Class

Lebanese Cooking Class

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$60 $60

Sip cinnamon tea and learn how to cook Lebanese dishes, such as baba ghanouj, keebe, and date cookies, before enjoying a multi-course feast

Four-Hour Ride Package at Luna Park in Coney Island (Up to 51% Off). Four Packages Available.

Luna Park in Coney Island

Coney Island

$32 $20

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Family-friendly games and attractions, including the landmark Coney Island Cyclone and go karts

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CAYPE Athletics (69% Off)

CAYPE Athletics

Brooklyn

$190 $59

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

$65 for a Basic Intro Sewing Class at WORKROOM SOCIAL ($150 Value)

WORKROOM SOCIAL

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$150 $65

Using computerized SINGER sewing machines, students learn the basics as they create stylish denim tote bags in a fun, social atmosphere

Brooklyn Night Bazaar for Two or Four on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn

$62 $44.99

Indoor festival inspired by Asian street markets hosts independent artists, musicians, chefs, vendors, and more

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

$20 for 20 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Turn Milk Into Fresh Mozzarella with a Pro Cheese Maker

Hands-On Cheese Curd Class

Sunset Park

$75 $75

In a private kitchen, cheese-making professional Jessica Sennett teaches you how to heat, culture, and stretch mozzarella to make a salad

Early-Access Movie Experience with Snacks for One, Two, or Four at Alpine Cinemas in Brooklyn (Up to 51% Off)

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

Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour for Two or Four from Brooklyn Unplugged Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Williamsburg

$64 $32

2.5-hour tours explore Williamsburg's history, architecture, street art, and district of boutiques and restaurants

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Five Yoga Classes from Church Avenue Yoga and bodywork center (65% Off)

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

Shortbread and Wine for Two or Four, or Carry-Out Shortbread at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

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

Three or Six Half-Hour Music Lessons at Williamsburg School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Williamsburg School of Music

Williamsburg

$120 $59

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through lessons on the piano, guitar, drums, or voice

Organic Brunch Class and Three-Course Brunch for One, Two, or Four at Human@ease (Up to 53% Off)

Human@ease

Greenpoint

$40 $19

Learn healthy, organic brunch recipes and general nutrition tips while you enjoy a decadent meal with coffee and tea

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

$63 for $180 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Underground Boxing & Fitness

Underground Boxing Gym

Brooklyn

$180 $63

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

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

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21 years ago, Ellie Herman worked as a professional dancer and choreographer, running her own company in San Francisco. She loved her work, but she had bills to pay. So, naturally, she took on a side job; she became the professional wrestler known as "Ruth Less." As soon as she began tossing fellow wrestlers around, she incurred a serious knee injury that threatened to end both of her careers. Luckily for her, the nearby St. Francis Hospital of Dance Medicine offered surgery-free rehabilitation through Pilates. Ellie did the workouts for months, and returned to her company an even better dancer than she'd been before her injuries. Later, as a masters student at NYU, Pilates once again helped her recover from hip pain. She discovered an ability to innovate within the bounds of Pilates, and resolved to become a teacher.

She opened the aptly named Ellie Herman Studio, where she continues to teach today. True to her inspiration, she uses Pilates as a basis on which to innovate better forms of corrective movement. So far, she's written nine books on the subject. She invented her own piece of equipment, the Pilates Springboard, which compresses the size and cost of the more traditional Pilates wall unit. She also developed a blend of Pilates and gait training, to help people stave of injury by becoming conscious of the way they move their legs in every day life, which helps to prevent things such as rolling ankles or randomly kicking strangers.

463 4th St.
Brooklyn,
NY
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Brooklyn Golf Center invites players to swing at a buffet of practice areas, a newly renovated 18-hole executive course, or an 18-hole mini-golf course. The center?s driving range boasts 75 stalls, 25 of which are covered and heated, keeping the sun from burning fair-complected golf balls. After working on their long game, players can move to the putting green or chipping area to warm up before hitting the 18-hole executive course or putting through the mini-golf course. Those seeking educational guidance can take lessons with PGA Director of Golf Anthony Rodriquez or Joel Garyn, who harnesses more than 35 years of competitive golf experience. Before visiting the links, players can drop into a 900-square-foot pro shop stocked with gear from brands such as Mizuno, Nike, and Wilson. The center?s golf experts can match players with clubs from these brands during custom club fittings that determine ideal pairings. In addition to serving its own customers, Brooklyn Golf Center also supports community efforts as part of The First Tee program, which brings golf to young people who would never otherwise get the chance to grip a club.

3200 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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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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At New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, personal trainer Aja Davis hopes to inspire two types of change in her clients. The first is visible: a fitter, slimmer physique resulting from her signature interval workouts. The second is philosophical: a lifelong awareness of how to preserve and pursue health. This model of "lifestyle implementation" encompasses nutrition as well as exercise while avoiding temporary fixes, such as fad diets and foam muscle suits. Instead, Aja's program uses challenging and varied routines, the motivational power of teamwork, and individual attention from a fitness expert.

At one-hour boot-camp classes, Aja leads groups through cardio and resistance maneuvers that employ stretchable bands, kettlebells, and TRX suspension cords. The routine has won the title of Best Post-Holiday Rescue in GO magazine, which also lists New Body Bootcamp & Wellness as one of its three favorite fitness venues. Aja aims to spark camaraderie as much as she does weight loss and toning—using partner drills to prompt campers to rely on one another—and even outside of class, patrons can run local races as part of the New Body team or tag-team wrestle the local mall Santa.

552 Union St
Brooklyn,
NY
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The Gowanus Print Lab is a community screen printing studio established in October of 2010 in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their goal is to create a nurturing artist community by providing exhibition space for emerging artists, affordable access to tools and a workspace, and education through design and screenprinting labs.

In the screenprinting labs, the teachers demonstrate how to make single- and multi-color prints before helping students customize T-shirts, totes, and even shoes with personal designs. Sometime they have group exhibitions and additional art classes. In the nearby Mac computer lab, they help students master complex software ranging from Photoshop to the sound-editing program Pro Tools.

Sometimes, the staff tailors their programs to youths with interactive summer workshops, or caters to a more adult crowd with monotype sessions featuring live models and beer. A week-long DIY wedding workshop even helps betrothed couples create all the paper goods for their big day. For the truly dedicated artist, they offer memberships with unlimited facilities access and private studio and individual equipment rentals.

54 2nd Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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