Things To Do In Brooklyn

Up to 55% Off Day Hiking Excursion

Multiple Locations

$139 $69

Day hikes to destinations such as Indian Head Mountain, Mount Wittenberg, and Minnewaska led by expert guides

Up to 51% Off Early-Access Movie Experiences

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$19.25 $10

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Thursday ticket grants early access to upcoming big-name, first-run movies, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent & Hercules

"Point Break LIVE!" – Up to 42% Off

Littlefield

$30.82 $18

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Acclaimed parody of the '90s action classic features on-stage stunts and audience interaction

Dora The Explorer Live – Up to 46% Off

Master Theater

$49.95 $29

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Nick Jr.'s intrepid heroine and her pet monkey search for treasure and outwit a gang of pirates with the audience's help

Brew Your Own Beer with an Acclaimed Homebrewer

Carroll Gardens

$35 $35

Jason Sahler walks you through the process of crafting your own batch of beer; you'll get to sip what you make over light snacks

53% Off Cosmo Girls Glam Event

Brooklyn

$37.92 $18

Fashion showcase of Stilts custom shoes, Peta Chen designs, beauty makeovers, live music, hors d'oeuvre, and complimentary cocktails

94% Off 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

67% Off Overnight Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $499

ACA-accredited camp featuring outdoor adventure activities including hiking and swimming and rustic canvas shelters at simple campsites

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 57% Off Fishing Trip

Sheepshead Bay

$44 $22

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Veteran seafarers explore the deep waters off New York City’s cost, trawling lines in the water to snag seasonal fish.

Up to 63% Off Jet-Ski Rides from Jetty Jumpers

Sheepshead Bay

$175 $79

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Jet skis carve through the water off the coast of NY, or take water-based tours, giving riders a unique perspective of the city

49% Off Music Lessons

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

$65 $33

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

Up to 68% Off Women's-Only Kickboxing Classes

Flatlands

$75 $25

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High-intensity women's-only kickboxing classes available six days per week spur students to burn up to 1,000 calories

Up to 84% Off Kickboxing at America's Ultimate Martial Arts Academy

Canarsie

$75 $15

Punch and kick your way to fitness in these challenging kickboxing classes held at a martial arts academy, good for any and all skill levels

Up to 75% Off Fitness and Dance Classes at SHAPE Center

Gravesend & Bensonhurst

$300 $79

This package consists of taekwondo, art, ballroom dancing, and ballet classes

70% Off Zumba, Pole Dancing or Dance Aerobics

Clinton Hill

$180 $54

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

Up to 68% Off Piloxing or TRX Classes

Brooklyn

$75 $25

Piloxing combines Pilates and boxing moves to burn calories and sculpt lean muscle; limbs are suspended to leverage body weight during TRX

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Cypress Hills

$175 $88

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

45% Off Martial Arts Classes

Flatlands

$239 $131

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

Up to 64% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Kanku Dai Dojo

$115 $55

Expert karate instructors train students aged 3 or older in the art of shotokan karate, focusing on basics such as form and speed

70% Off Yoga Classes

Clinton Hill

$140 $42

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

57% Off Gymnastics

Brooklyn

$220 $95

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

Up to 59% Off Membership to Aikido of South Brooklyn

Brooklyn

$110 $47

Studio run by a fourth-degree black belt with certification from the Aikido World Alliance and 15 years of experience

Up to 55% Off Boot Camp from Fitness Fleur

Wingate Park

$50 $25

Outdoor boot-camp classes help clients build muscles and drop unwanted pounds

Up to 84% Off at Fitness Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

Up to 64% Off Semi-Private Personal Training

Brooklyn

$275 $110

Trainers lead a maximum of seven clients through customized workouts, incorporating tools such as foam rollers and kettlebells

45% Off Fitness Classes

Brooklyn

$700 $385

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

Up to 63% Off Women's-Only Dance or Yoga Classes

Midwood

$160 $65

Women's-only studio with seven yoga styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and prenatal; holistic Nia dance classes use spirited movement

86% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Brooklyn

$280 $39

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Up to 70% Off Personal Training from Proper Fitness

Flatbush - Ditmas Park

$300 $100

Personal trainers help clients reach their fitness goals during one-on-one sessions held in-home or at a local park

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons

Brooklyn

$120 $59

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

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Brooklyn

$400 $65

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Certified instructors lead 45-minute boot-camp sessions tailored to suit each guest's fitness goals and exercise experience

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at Helen's Intensive Pilates

Multiple Locations

$200 $79

Classes use aerobic exercise, pilates techniques, and yoga movements to help build flexibility and strength while toning bodies

Up to 82% Off Fitness Classes at Studio Maya

Prospect Heights

$100 $19

Versatile, open studio hosts ballet, Pilates, and other fitness classes primarily for women

50% Off Personal Training Sessions

Bensonhurst

$120 $60

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

Up to 54% Off Beginner Irish-Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Beginner classes introduce students to the basics of Irish dance at more than 30-year-old premier Irish-dancing school

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes & Personal Training

Gowanus

$50 $15

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Certified trainers draft custom workouts supported by nutrition guidance and lead group sessions of boot camp, mixed martial arts, and yoga

Up to 52% Off Personal Training

Gravesend

$140 $69

Personal trainer designs a custom workout plan to help you achieve your fitness goals

Up to 88% Off Beginner's Brazilian-Jiujitsu Classes

Boerum Hill

$100 $19

Martial-arts veteran and gold-medal competitor teaches the basics of Brazilian jiujitsu for competition and self-defense

Up to 73% Off Zumba, Kickboxing, or Karate

Brooklyn

$120 $39

Instructors incorporate key principles of physical and psychological discipline into fun classes aimed at helping folks get fit

45% Off

Park Slope

$180 $99

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

Up to 93% Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

$215 $19

Students will improve strength, flexibility, and discipline while learning self-defense techniques from certified expert instructors

Half Off Dance Classes at Dancewave

Park Slope

$50 $25

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Adult fitness styles include modern dance, Pilates, and Zumba

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

Multiple Locations

$99.99 $19.99

Unleash punches, kicks, knees, and elbows on bags and pads during classes that mix techniques from karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

Up to 65% Off Classes at iDance Studio

Brighton Beach

$150 $55

Learn international dances from Middle East, Uzbekistan, Russia, and India under the tutelage of world travelers

Up to 86% Off at Go Kickboxing Today

Multiple Locations

$90 $15

Exercisers burn calories and have fun in fast-paced, high-impact kickboxing classes

45% Off Five Zumba Classes

Marine Park

$38 $21

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

Up to 68% Off Martial Arts Classes at Hoteikan Dojo

Dyker Heights

$175 $59

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

Up to 88% Off at Kickboxing Fitclub

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Students sweat their way to elevated heart rates and more toned bodies in high-impact kickboxing classes

Up to 67% Off Cake Pop Class from CakePop Chica

CakePop Chica

$95 $35

Learn how to form, dip, and decorate cake pops to create beautiful and eye-catching desserts

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes

Dumbo

$125 $25

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

Half Off Archery Lessons from Hidden Gems Archery

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Includes practice time, rental equipment, and instruction from an expert

Up to 73% Off Music Lessons

Bushwick

$70 $19

Musician Nick LeClair teaches guitar lessons to students of any level and banjo, bass, and piano to beginners

Up to 78% Off Running and Triathlon Coaching

Multiple Locations

$225 $50

Certified fitness consultants work with clients to create individualized fitness plans; weekly workout sessions and nutritional guidance

Up to 64% Off Drink & Draw at The Living Gallery

Brooklyn

$40 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided beer, wine & snacks while drawing live models & grooving to DJ music or ever-changing line-up of bands

Brooklyn Historical Society – Up to 60% Off Visits

Brooklyn

$70 $30

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Families enjoy unlimited library and exhibit visits; Community Leader members also gain perks such as gallery tours and local Zagat guide

Up to 86% Off Boxing Lessons at Evolution Boxing

Bath Beach

$280 $49

Students pair up with a certified instructor for boxing sessions that develop strength, coordination, and self-confidence

Up to 78% Off at The Exercise Studio

Bensonhurst

$110 $39

Instructors lead fitness classes such as Zumba for women, and yoga classes for both men and women, all of which help strengthen muscles

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Breakin Boundaries

Greenpoint

$150 $38.50

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

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

Up to 74% Off Karaoke and Food at Shalyapin

Closed 1/20/14-3/7/14

$75 $29

Karaoke lounge has rentable tables and private VIP rooms; singers pick from 44,000 tracks and enjoy a full bar

Half Off Fitness Classes at Fitness Ladies

Brooklyn

$100 $49.99

Sweat it out during challenging group fitness classes at a club that combine cardio and strength training to burn fat

Up to 75% Off at Jung’s Professional Tae Kwon Do

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

$66 $19

Children and adults learn self-discipline and self-defense skills in supportive classes that welcome all skill levels

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Half Off Music Lessons

Dyker Heights

$60 $30

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Wondershow – Up to 40% Off Magic and Burlesque Show

Galapagos Art Space

$20 $12

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Underground and nationally known magicians astound during a variety show with a vaudeville twist

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Enjoy an intimate evening of jazz with some of the city's best performers, followed by a meal of homemade fish fry and an open mic

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Dumbo Kitchen

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

Up to 56% Off Adult Tennis Classes

Multiple Locations

$171 $75

Intense drills and games raise players' heart rates and help improve their forehands, backhands, and volleys

Up to 67% Off a Booze Cruise from Above All Cruises

Skyport Marina

$79.98 $29

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Two-hour cruise unveils stunning views of the New York skyline at night, with a free cocktail, beer, or wine as a live DJ spins Top 40 hits

40% Off Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl for Two

Ticket Pickup/Exchange - Village Lantern

$40 $24

Cinco de Mayo celebrants visit nine bars, including Amity Hall, The Red Lion, and McDougal Street Ale House, for drinks that start at $2

Up to 73% Off Bowling

Flushing

$24 $12

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Modern bowling facility allows groups to take pins down 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 48 lanes with automatic scoring

New York Mets Game

Citi Field

$15 $9

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Led by several new acquisitions, the Mets swing into a new season during four games at Citi Field

Explore an Acclaimed Sculpture Studio

StudioEIS

$35 $35

Ivan Schwartz gives you a behind-the-scenes look at a studio that has crafted historical sculptures for museums worldwide

"Avenue Q" – Up to $36 Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Clinton

$72 $20

Intimate space hosts nationally-touring comics

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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 Avenue
New York,
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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
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First a family home and then a Brooklyn Museum storage facility, the Adams House comes from less than illustrious origins. That held true until 1899, when program directors decided to transform the old mansion into a museum geared toward children. Anna Billings Gallup headed up the first crew of curators, who transformed the space into the Brooklyn Children's Museum, one of the earliest youth-geared institutions of its kind in the world.

Though it has since changed locations, the museum preserves Gallup's world-renowned passion for educating children along with more than 30,000 objet d'anthropology, from shark jawbones to tribal masks. Six standing exhibits aim to entertain kids and families and include an exploration of world culture through the lens of a sneaker factory in the Global Shoes exhibit. The Sensory Room provides an interactive experience for special-needs children, with visual, auditory, and motor-skills-related activities. The museum also teaches future generations about sustainability with a curriculum based on the building's own inner workings, which are certified green by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and other people who are not colorblind.

145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.

Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.

7421 18th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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The frames at J. Reznik Studios don't just immortalize old photographs and new college diplomas; they also keep the memories of fallen heroes alive. As the studio's in-house artist, Jodi Reznik has eased the pain of lost loved ones for dozens of families—such as those of Suffolk County police officer Glen Ciano and NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko—by memorializing them with brush strokes on canvas. Equal parts frame shop, gallery, and conversation space, the studio beckons art lovers of all stripes to interact with Jodi and her husband, Jeff, while they browse her work or select a frame for an existing piece. Expert print makers also enlarge and emblazon images on paper and canvas to forge eye-catching photo gifts, and staffers specializing in flower preservation enshrine bouquets from weddings or punish daisies with unpaid gambling debts behind quality glass. J. Reznik Studios has impressed not only walk-in customers, but online clients as well, earning an 86% customer-approval rating from Groupon users.

1305 E 17th St
Brooklyn,
NY
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Having spent much of her life as a stay-at-home mom, Wendy Chanelis turned to yoga as a way to tone her muscles and awaken her mind. She quickly fell in the love with exercise form and, after studying with many different masters of many different styles such as Iyengar and Jivamukti, eventually decided it was time to open her own studio. She founded Yoga People in 1998 as a welcoming haven for like-minded yogis and curious beginners alike.

Wendy—along with a staff of 15 certified teachers—now conducts twelve different kinds of yoga classes multiple times throughout each week. Some sessions cater to the beginner, others to pregnant mothers, and still more to meditative practitioners. Beyond yoga, holistic health and wellness counselor Donnalynn Civello provides nutritional consultations, while massage therapists employ modalities such as shiatsu, craniosacral, and prenatal massage, which helps babies appreciate backrubs before they're even born.

160 Montague St, 2nd Fl
New York,
NY
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