Things To Do In East New York

$25 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride to Sandy Hook Beach from Seastreak ($45 Value)

Seastreak

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

A 40-minute ferry ride takes passengers to Sandy Hook Beach, where they can explore the scenic shoreline, woodlands, and fishing spots

Walking Tour and Boat Ride Sightseeing Tour (Up to 43% Off). Choose from Four Tours.

Walking Tour and Boat Ride Sightseeing Tour

Skyport Marina

$150 $85

Explore notorious Gangster hangouts, Greenwich Village, the Lower-East Side, or Mid-Manhattan

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on September 3–29 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

$76.99 $45

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

Techweek New York Access for One or Two on October 2–3 (Up to 54% Off)

Techweek New York

82Mercer

$60 $30

Thought leaders in tech fields gather to celebrate local innovation and give talks on topics such as social media, virtual currency and more

"The Princess and the Pea" for One Adult and One Child at The Galli Theater on September 6–27 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Princess and the Pea"

The Galli Theater

$38.50 $18

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Modern re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a prince looking for his princess delights with interactive song and dance

Jump Onstage During an Intro to Improv Class with a Pro Actress

Intro to Improv Comedy Class

The Producers Club

$35 $35

Professional improv actress Laura Mulhearn leads an afternoon of no-pressure improv exercises that culminate in a group performance

The Theatre Project's "Macbeth" at The Players Theatre on September 5–28 (Up to 50% Off)

"Macbeth"

The Players Theatre

$25 $12.50

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Prohibition speakeasies, burlesque performers, and the Charleston swirl around a 1920s take on Shakespeare’s tale of murder and ambition

"This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, August 29–September 28 (Up to 36% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

$143.50 $96

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Kristina Zumba (Up to 73% Off)

Kristina Zumba

Dance Manhattan Studios Chelsea

$99 $29

Kristina Perez leads a combination of fitness classes, including the high-energy Zumba class set to international tunes

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 44% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 12

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

$80.95 $45

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World-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new set piece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

"Pageant: The Musical" at Davenport Theatre, September 27–October 26 (Up to 47% Off)

"Pageant: The Musical"

Davenport Theatre

$59 $39

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Male performers portray female beauty pageant contestants in this glittery, campy comedy

New York Mets Game at Citi Field. Multiple Games and Seating Options

New York Mets

Citi Field

$15 $9

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As kids head back to school, the Mets cap off summer with games and promotions, including a post-game Austin Mahone concert on 9/27

American Symphony Orchestra's Marriage Actually at Carnegie Hall on October 15 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

American Symphony Orchestra

Carnegie Hall

$32.25 $16

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Within the iconic Carnegie Hall, the ASO delves into Strauss's private life via music and story; a conductor Q&A starts the show

Standup Comedy at Shvendy's Comedy Club (Up to 55% Off)

Shvendy's Comedy Club

Shvendy's Comedy Club

$50 $25

Comedy club boasts an ever-changing roster of headlining standups

"Rock of Ages" at Helen Hayes Theatre (Up to 38% Off). Choose from 30 Options, September 23–October 7.

"Rock Of Ages"

Helen Hayes Theatre

$78.50 $49

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Broadway jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

State Park Day-Trip with Hiking, Yoga, and Wine-Tasting. Transportation Included.

Hiking, Yoga, and Wine-Tasting

Chelsea

$99 $99

On a guided state park day-trip, you’ll hike for four hours, do yoga for 75 minutes, and end with a tasting at Shawangunk Wine Trail

Take a Scenic Hike to Pick Apples and Taste Wines. Transportation Included

Hiking, Apple-Picking, and Wine-Tasting

Chelsea

$119 $119

Hike in the Hudson Valley and enjoy a picnic before picking apples at a local orchard and relaxing over award-winning wine at a vineyard

Taikoza at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on October 5 at 7 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Taikoza at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

Multiple Locations

$45.75 $25

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Costumed Japanese ensemble rouses audience with thunderous drums, whimsical flutes, and dynamic dance

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at Best Buy Theater on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter

Best Buy Theater

$58 $35

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

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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,
NY
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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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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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New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.

6947 Austin St
Forest Hills,
NY
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Elizabeth Lunney and Rachel Meyer?ABC Languages? cofounders and directors?share a passion for culture that has led them to teach and study different languages in Europe and Asia. Between them and their teaching staff, they?re fluent with more than 20 different languages, including Arabic, Japanese, Swahili, and a combination of all 20 used to decipher the text of crosswords. Elizabeth and Rachel?s combined quarter century of training, and each of the other instructors? minimum of two years of teaching experience, enables them to lead child and adult students through group and private lessons. Their staff?s ability to train students to curl their tongues into even the most foreign of shapes has attracted distinguished clientele, including the NBA, Willem Dafoe, and Uma Thurman in preparation for Kill Bill.

145 W 30th Street
New York,
NY
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