Things To Do In Brooklyn

$19.99 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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$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K with Music, Light Shows, and After-Party on Saturday, May 30 ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Aviator Sports & Event Center

5K music festival has participants run to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows before a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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$599 for a Two-Week Overnight Summer-Camp Session at Trail Blazers ($1,600 Value)

Trail Blazers

Multiple Locations

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

$1,600 $599

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

BYC Sewing Studio

Williamsburg

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

$199 $59

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

The Lab

Dumbo

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

$125 $25

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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

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

$299 $79

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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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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
US

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
US

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
US

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
US

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
US

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

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