Events & Activities in East New York

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

Handcraft an Exquisite Bracelet at a Navy Yard Jewelry Studio

Pfizer Building

$75 $75

Master jeweler Carrie Bilbo helps you mold metal with a jeweler's saw, creating a cuff bracelet amid the historic confines of Navy Yard

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

52% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting from Sud de France

New York

$60 $29

Guests socialize at a relaxed, fun event while learning how wine is made and nibbling cheese and french bread

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

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

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Debbie McClain assembles some of the city's best jazz performers into her living room for a salon-style concert fueled by a homemade meal

50% Off Manhattan Cruises from Boat Party NY

Skyport Marina

$20 $10

Three-hour, 21-and-older sunset cruises with DJs, dancing, and views of the New York skyline

Up to 78% Off Shaolin Kung-Fu or Qigong Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $30

Shaolin kung-fu classes blend meditation with physical training; Qigong sessions build strength with gentle exercises

Up to 70% Off Dance Classes

Fordham Heights

$115 $39

Study the steps to mambo, salsa, and other Latin-style partner dances with the same group of students week after week

Chicago City Limits – Up to 53% Off Improv Show

Clinton

$40 $19

Improv troupe presents revues that may include game shows, musicals, and movie scenes, all created on the spot

Up to 73% Off Dance-Fitness Classes at Love 26 Fitness

Woodhaven

$120 $35

Dance and fitness instructors guide students through dance routines designed to burn calories

Up to 82% Off at City Best Dance

New York

$169 $30

Professional instructors teaches students of all skill levels ballroom styles including tango, samba, rumba, cha cha, foxtrot, or mambo

Up to 50% Off at Convo Bar

Hell's Kitchen

$40 $20

Appetizers such as rosemary focaccia, garlic shrimp, and meatballs sliders precede wood-fired pizzas dressed in italian sausage and basil

Up to 51% Off Kids' Violin Classes

Soho/TriBeCa

$150 $75

Kids aged 4–8 learn to play the violin using the Suzuki violin method in a fun, friendly group setting

Up to 55% Off Admission to MoMa PS1

Hunters Point

$20 $10

Museum hosts rotating exhibits by contemporary artists

Up to 71% Off Classes at New York Elite MMA

Howard Beach

$100 $39

Learn self-defense techniques from the instructor who trained Anderson Silva and other MMA luminaries

45% Off Personal Training

New York

$975 $536

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50% Off Themed Party from Dudes & Divas NYC

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Pop-culture-themed parties pay homage to iCarly, One Direction, or even Hello Kitty and include music, games, snacks, costumes, and a host

60% Off Music Lessons

Forest Hills

$156 $62

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Up to 52% Off Broadway Theater District Tours

Times Square Museum & Visitors Center

$50 $25

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Guided tour with exclusive audio commentary from more than 40 Broadway contributors, including legendary actors, directors, and producers

Half Off Party Cruises on the Hudson

New York

$30 $15

Weekly party cruises embark every Saturday night through September

Up to 56% Off Japanese Sword-Fighting Classes

New York

$75 $35

Study iaido, "the art of drawing the sword," with teachings that evolved from samurai; students use unsharpened metal swords

Up to 69% Off at Eastside Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Multiple Locations

$160 $69

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through one-hour Brazilian jujitsu classes that focus on grappling techniques

Up to 88% Off Martial Arts Classes at Senshi Okami

Melrose

$149.99 $19

Build strength, self-defense skills, coordination, and agility by learning a discipline such as Brazilian jiu jitsu or capoeira

Up to 64% Off Superhero Bootcamp

Fort Tryon Park (Broadway/Dykman)

$100 $39

Instructors battle the evil villain Muffin Top with superhero themed workouts such as Flash speed training or Avengers team endurance

51% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

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Four studios with Pilates Reformer classes for all skill levels, including intro sessions that cover basic exercises and equipment use

Up to 67% Off Soccer Lessons

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Coaches with experience at academies in Germany and England teach students how to pass, receive, dribble, shoot, and use teamwork

The Art Studio NY – Up to 55% Off a Painting Party

Upper West Side

$69 $45

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Expert instructors lead creativity-unleashing classes in studio helmed by internationally exhibited painter Rebecca Schweiger

Up to 53% Off Pilates at Mongoose Bodyworks

SoHo

$105 $49

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Instructors certified in the Pilates Method encourage and instruct students during 55-minute group or private classes

Up to 67% Off Pilates Lessons 

Ditmars Steinway

$75 $39

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Pilates classes strengthen cores, either using mats or Reformer machines

Up to 66% Off Strength Classes at Qignition

New York

$100 $39

Body-resistance moves tone muscle, improve coordination, and boost power; classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Up to 55% Off at Simplicity Wine Bar & Cafe

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$40 $19.99

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Wine flights complement charcuterie and cheese platters at a wine bar with nightly entertainment such as poetry readings and comedy shows

Up to 62% Off at FunfitNYC

Garment District

$65 $25

One-hour cardio boxing, belly-dance classes, Zumba, and belly-dance-Zumba fusion workouts led by veteran instructors

Up to 72% Off Kung Fu at NYC Shaolin

New York

$140 $49

Martial Arts Hall of Fame instructor and his staff of national champions teach kids and adults the five animal forms of shaolin kung fu

Up to 75% Off Women's Fitness Classes at Blossomesque

Dany Studio

$85 $25

Learn gentle burlesque movements while burning calories in social cardio classes that span 60 minutes

Up to 72% Off Movement-Therapy Classes

Chelsea

$125 $35

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1-hour daily exercise classes modify the nervous system’s movement habits, which improves posture, eases pain, & boosts muscles’ efficiency

60% Off Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Steve Sweat NYC

$250 $99

60-minute personal-training sessions, personalized nutritional guidance, and group fitness classes tone muscles and accelerate pulses

Half Off Gangster-Museum Admission

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

Up to 82% Off Fitness Classes from PeaceCore

Chelsea

$250 $45

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Former marine combines drills from the Corps with yoga and dance for intense indoor and outdoor workouts

63% Off Improv Classes

New York

$160 $59

Three-hour classes focus on improv through the techniques of Lee Strasberg, inspiring students to confidently think on their feet

Up to 78% Off Classes at MetroActive Fitness, Inc.

Kips Bay

$235 $59

Thirty-minute boot-camp classes target specific muscle groups in a fast-paced group setting

Museum of American Finance – Up to 56% Off Visits

Financial District

$16 $8

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The story of American economics told through collections of historic documents and interactive exhibits

Half Off Custom Choreographed Wedding Dance

Clinton

$600 $300

A Broadway performer choreographs dance for wedding or special event, then teaches it during a rehearsal session lasting up to four hours

Up to 84% Off Tango Classes at Tango with Jon

Multiple Locations

$230 $37

Single or partnered attendants learn introductory steps such as 6-, 8-, and 10-count walks; intermediate students learn leading and steps

Up to 81% Off at Next Evolution MMA Academy

East Harlem

$75 $19

Brazilian jujitsu classes teach students a self defense system that focuses on using leverage and ground fighting

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Training

Garment District

$105 $29

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Study the world’s premiere striking and grappling arts or combine them into a single suite of moves ideal for competition

Up to 54% Off Cooking Class from Chef at Home

Harlem

$150 $75

Chef Karl Wilder leads gourmet meal preparation, guiding students as they cook their own delicious meal using fresh, local ingredients

Up to 57% Off Street-Surfing Lessons at INFighting Shape

Flatiron District

$225 $99

Students whip their bodies into shape as they learn to land paddle their way through the streets on an over-size skateboard

Up to 53% Off Pottery-Making Classes

Kew Gardens

$100 $49

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Hand-building techniques and wheel-throwing basics used in private and group classes to create a lasting momento

46% Off Photography Classes

Chelsea

$160 $86

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Up to 83% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Flatlands

$75 $15

Cardio fitness kickboxing classes torch calories, get bodies in shape, and give students ecstatic feelings of accomplishment

60% Off a Jewish-Themed City Tour

Kips Bay

$98 $39

This Lower East Side walking tour explores historic Jewish tenements, synagogues, and eateries such as Russ & Daughters

Up to 68% Off Private Piano Lessons

Upper West Side

$120 $39

Experienced musician David Sklar teaches students of all ages to play piano using a mixture of technique, music theory, and ear training

Up to 63% Off Small Plates at Jbird Cocktails

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Handcrafted cocktails blended from artisanal ingredients and small plates such as pork sliders with cider slaw and crispy calamari

Up to 63% Off from Rent-A-Bike-Central Park

Midtown Center

$40 $16

Bike-rental company situated next to Central Park supplies residents and visitors with two-wheeled transport for hourly or all-day rental

Half Off Arcade Play at the Chinatown Fair

Chinatown

$30 $15

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Arcade classics and contemporary favorites such as Guitar Hero, Tekken 6, air hockey, and skee-ball

Up to 56% Off at VFitness Boxing

Midtown South Central

$75 $35

Fitness center offers indoor boot camps, which inspire weight loss with exercises based on boxing conditioning

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

NoHo

$128 $39

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Go online to book boot-camp and kickboxing classes, and get personalized input from an experienced trainer

Up to 30% Off Pottery Classes

Greenpoint

$55 $39

Students learn how shape clay using pottery wheels or their hands

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons

Ozone Park

$78 $39

Half-hour piano lessons introduce students to music theory and start them down the path to performance

Up to 80% Off Boxing Classes

Howard Beach

$150 $39

Veteran fighter teaches the sweet science during group classes that combine shadow boxing with calisthenics and heavy bag work

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

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Up to 52% Off Bollywood or Belly-Dancing Classes

Jamaica

$20 $10

Improve belly-dance moves or boost cardiovascular fitness during twice weekly one-hour classes

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

62% Off Sports-Complex Outing

Middle Village

$66 $25

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Sports complex houses a 20 ft. climbing wall, batting cages, and an Italian restaurant

Up to 85% Martial Arts Classes

Glendale

$198 $29

Kids and adults can hone their self-defense skills, develop self-confidence, and improve physical strength during two months of classes

Up to 55% Off Weekly Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Choreographer with more than 25 years of experience offers a supportive environment for students to learn the art of dance

Up to 84% Off at Fitness Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

Up to 86% Off Dance Classes at Dance Reverie

Forest Hills

$165 $30

Instructors introduce students to dance styles such as salsa, ballroom, or tango, breaking each form down into its constituent parts

Up to 55% Off Taekwondo Classes at Blackbelt Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Master martial arts instructor shares his 30 years of experience in classes combining self-defense and exercise for ages 4 and up

Up to 74% Off Classes at CrossFit Midline

Queens

$169 $49

Trainers lead groups of up to six students through intense workouts that emphasize functionality and vary by the day

Up to 84% Off Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

$75 $16

Motivating kickboxing classes boost self-esteem and self-defense skills while helping students get in shape

45% Off

Koreatown

$60 $33

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Up to 72% Off Classes at YoGanesh Yoga

New York

$75 $25

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Certified instructors with at least 200 hours of training lead yoga, tai chi, qi gong, belly dance, and masala bhangra classes

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Bartenders at Austin's Steak and Ale House pair an extensive, international beer selection from far-away locales including Sweden, Belgium, and the Czech Republic with a menu of elegant pub-style comfort fare. Each of the 20 brews on tap boasts individual temperature and pressure controls, helping ensure that sippers experience maximum flavor and can construct sturdy sculptures from the foam heads. In the kitchen, chefs dish up classic pub fare peppered with creative ingredients, such as Black Angus burgers bedecked with garlic-cumin chili, fried egg, and pineapple, as well as entrees that showcase high-quality cuts of beef and fresh seafood. Outdoor seating areas deposit diners in a foliage-filled garden or on a patio covered by umbrellas. Inside, numerous paintings perch atop exposed-brick and dark wood-paneled walls, and dangling lights and flat-screen TVs illuminate the restaurant's dining room, full bar, and unnecessary collection of night-vision goggles.

8272 Austin St
Kew Gardens,
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Danny Boys Pub & Restaurant welcomes a variety of patrons, from diners looking to dig into shepherd's pies to football fans sidling up to stools to watch the game in the company of friends and expertly poured pints. The chefs bake traditional and whole-wheat Irish soda breads onsite daily—serving the sliced results as complimentary sides—simmer soups in homemade stock, and prepare specialty entrees that include fresh calf's liver sautéed with bacon and onions. Behind the bar, Giants flags flutter between flat-screen TVs and stained-glass installations in the ceiling bathe mixologists in a colorful glow, energizing a lineup of taps that houses brews from Stella Artois to Chicago-import Goose Island Honker's Ale. A separate dining room cushions patrons with tufted booths as they scan the walls for vintage-style Guinness posters and a rare glimpse of the ghost of Arthur Guinness.

6456 Dry Harbor Rd
Middle Village,
NY
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Jorday Rivera's passion for hip-hop and Latin dance infuses her classes with rhythmic energy during each meeting at her namesake studio. Jorday's interest in dance began at a young age when her parents took her to the bustling streets of Broadway to watch colorful stage productions and the spontaneous musical numbers that would take place during each rainstorm. By the time she reached adulthood, Jorday had garnered extensive experience in mambo, salsa, cha-cha, and hip-hop disciplines and had danced side by side with the likes of Eddie Torres and Mario Diaz. This accumulation of hip-swiveling savvy eventually led Jorday to cultivate a love of teaching, finally opening her own dance studio in 1997. Today, the studio houses a variety of dance classes, from modern and hip-hop to belly dancing and Latin, led by a cadre of instructors trained in a panoply of styles.

10219 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills,
NY
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With a plethora of features under one roof, the Central Queens Y prides itself on providing an enjoyable place for adults and families to spend quality time and enrich their lives. Within their five-story, 35,000 square-foot space, the health and fitness center boasts amenities such as an exercise studio for fitness classes, a full-court gymnasium for basketball games, a 25-yard heated pool for swimmers, and a “Body Shop” fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment. The club is also host to a variety of kids pursuits. In addition to sports, camp, swimming, and dance programs, children can also enroll in pre- and after-school programs. Apart from fitness, social and recreational programs through the senor adult center, as well as an immense Jewish library, are available to patrons.

6709 108th St
Forest Hills,
NY
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Crimson hues edged in accents of neon orange and ice blue pervade the interior of Lava Lounge. Amid the low lights and bleeding colors, guests lounge on long benches and pull from long hookah hoses. Their exhalations send out swirls of smoke in flavors such as white peach, watermelon, or dominican mango. Between puffs, parties can sip bubbly Blue Moons and Stellas or make a night of it with bottle service. Bartenders also mix long island iced teas, cosmopolitans, and other cocktails behind a bar whose fuchsia lights transition into sky blue.

Tall grasses line the walls behind Lava Lounge's black couches, giving some of the smoking area a more pastoral feel. Patrons can also melt into one of Lava Lounge’s auto-massage chairs, pulling from a hookah while the chair kneads away muscle strains caused by relaxing too hard.

6269 Fresh Pond Rd
Ridgewood,
NY
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Fully licensed by the New York State Department of Education, Allstar Bartenders Training educates students in the art and science of mixed-drink pouring and presentation. Apprentice mixologists get acquainted with the functions of different bar tools while learning which cocktails should be shaken, stirred, or whisked using a handful of uncooked angel-hair pasta. Allstar's seasoned tenders aid students in memorizing the recipes, garnishes, and matching glassware of the most popular concoctions. The school's classrooms resemble mock cocktail lounges with ample shot glasses and jukeboxes, giving students a realistic setting to practice drink vending. Allstar treats its graduates to complimentary lifetime job-placement assistance and refresher courses.

80-02 Kew Gardens Rd
Kew Gardens,
NY
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