Things To Do In Brookside

Three Workshops for Kids or Teens, or Four or Eight Classes for Adults at Dance HDC (Up to 51% Off)

Dance HDC

Newark

$45 $22

Kids, teens, and adults can learn the basics of dance in a fun, friendly environment

One or Three Months of Kickboxing Classes at MVJ Athletics Training (Up to 75% Off)

MVJ Athletics Training

Brookside

$99 $29

Learning basic punches, kicks, knees, and elbows of kickboxing styles, including Chinese and muay thai; build strength and endurance

One or Three Months of Group Fitness Training Sessions at Showtime Strength and Performance (Up to 71% Off)

Showtime Strength and Performance

Newark

$150 $49

Trainers lead groups of up to 15 adults through results-oriented exercises during early-morning workout sessions

$49 for $140 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Vai Capoeira

Vai Capoeira

Newark

$140 $49

Receive one month of unlimited capoeira training

$45 for $89 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Top Notch Karate

Top Notch Karate

Newark

$89 $45

Five introductory-level classes; lessons available for all age groups

10 Yoga Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Liberty Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Liberty Yoga

Newark

$180 $39

Two types of yoga are offered in weekly classes: healing therapeutic yoga and core-strengthening FLY! Vinyasa

$10 for Two Gymnastics Classes at Olympiad Gymnastics ($36 Value)

Olympiad Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$36 $10

Instructors teach children ages 3–17 gymnastics skills that help improve their coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance

Group Painting Events for Two or Four from Painting Parties, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Painting Parties, LLC

Multiple Locations

$90 $50

Students complete 12"x12" or 16"x12" paintings such as replicas of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" while enjoying their favorite food and drink

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Kim Rice, head riding instructor and trainer at Pebble Creek Farm, brings a background in education and more than 25 years of experience with horses to her lessons. Her 14-acre tract befits an instructor of her prestige, with facilities that include a sand riding ring with lights and easy access to hundreds of miles of trails and fields via Fair Hill Nature Center, located just across the street. Her instruction focuses on English and Western riding styles, which differ in equipment and technique but are both influenced by The Beatles.

213 Elbow Lane
Landenberg,
PA
US

Held at a variety of venues throughout Delaware?including vineyards, taverns, and restaurants?Painting Parties, LLC's instructors administer two-hour events. From a portfolio of colorful compositions, guests work toward a finished product by following simple, step-by-step instructions and using provided brushes, paint, and inspirational quotes by da Vinci.

77 Worthington Park Road
Newark,
DE
US

Anytime Fitness accommodates night crawlers and day denizens with 24-hour access to endless rows of equipment, group fitness classes, and personalized training. Custom regimens rounded out by nutritional advice from a certified trainer make each client feel special, like a diamond the size—and shape—of a horse. Group boot camps, alternatively, promote camaraderie and help participants stave off boredom by presenting a mixed array of drills. The gym's rows of TV-equipped treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary cycles with stair climbers help prepare legs for marathons and broken escalators. Weight machines, dumbbells, and kettlebells enable gym-goers to crank up muscle mass, and an unwinding experience on a massage chair or high-powered tanning bed sends clients off with a sense of relaxation.

201 Louviers Dr
Newark,
DE
US

Steps away from the University of Delaware campus, 16 Mile Taphouse sources its frosty, barley-based nectars from the 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Gourmet tavern grub pairs with the popular local brews, such as the Old Court Ale, full of citrusy zing and hints of caramel, or limited-edition batches such as the English Heraldry Series, flavored with notes of foggy weather and a respect for monarchy.

Diners sip wine and ale under lofty ceilings in the tiered dining space, surrounded by rugged brick walls and antique maps. These nostalgic touches pay tribute to the restaurant site's 255-year history; formerly known as The Stone Balloon, this locale was once home to colonial bureaucrats, a world-class 19th-century hotel and restaurant, a dingy 20th-century flophouse, and a 1970s rock ‘n’ roll joint that drew the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar, and Metallica.

115 E Main St
Newark,
DE
US

Since its origins in the late 19th Century, the University of Delaware athletic department has transcended simply what happens on the field or on the court. Indeed, the Blue Hens have hatched professional football and basketball stars. The school?s football team has won six national titles, including three during the 1970s, and its women?s lacrosse team once captured back-to-back-to-back championships from 1981-83. But when fans look around during Blue Hens events, they notice more than points being scored or referees feeding the little birds inside their whistles. They might spot YoUDee, a mascot whose roots trace back to the Revolutionary War, or the school?s nationally ranked dance team pumping up the crowd. Of course, there?s also the school?s marching band, which at 300 members strong, cranks out stirring renditions of the UD fight song.

631 South College Avenue
Newark,
DE
US

Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.

631 South College Avenue
Newark,
DE
US