Events & Activities in Fords

64% Off Adult or Kids' Classes at NJ Dance Scene

Fords

$80 $29

Instructors lead classes in styles such as ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, lyrical, and tap

55% Off at Zilla Sportz

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Men and women face off during recreational softball and dodgeball games; each week, the winning team receives complimentary appetizers

Up to 68% Off Chocolate Class

Metuchen

$99.90 $35

Students learn fascinating facts while crafting chocolate truffles and learning how to pair wine with chocolate

Up to 59% Off Structured Playtime for Kids

Metuchen

$36 $15

Classes can teach kids how to build robots and simple machines out of plastic blocks, improving problem-solving and communication skills

Up to 68% Off KickFit Cardio Classes

Metuchen

$145 $49

Infused with a full-body aerobic workout of punches and kicks, cardio-kickboxing classes meet for one hour in the evenings

Up to 53% Off Group Fitness Classes

Woodbridge

$80 $39

A huge range of classes includes mat pilates, yoga, Zumba, Aquafit, TRX, spinning, and CX WORX

Up to 84% Off Taekwondo Classes with Uniform

Multiple Locations

$150 $25

Soak up Korean self-defense techniques fit for the ring or the street in Olympic-style taekwondo classes.

Up to 95% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$500 $25

Kids aged 3–12 learn age-appropriate karate skills & values; adults or kids practice self-defense and whip into shape in kickboxing classes

Up to 53% Off Campsite at Delaware River Family Campground

Delaware

$122 $59

Clean, comfortable campsites on the Delaware River, river trips, heated swimming pool, basketball, and sand volleyball

Up to 51% Off Photo-Shoot Packages

Avenel

$200 $99

Photo shoots include online galleries for viewing images

Up to 86% Off at Princeton Integral Yoga Institute

Multiple Locations

$150 $32

Certified yoga instructors lead classes seven days per week that accommodate all abilities with three different levels

Up to 74% Off at CrossFit Primeval

Heathcote

$275 $79

Through varying, functional-movement exercises, classes develop the strength, speed, and agility needed to engage in all physical activities

Up to 86% Off Classes at Kaizen Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Instructors teach men, women, and children the elements of small-circle jujitsu, modern arnis, and kyusho jitsu

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Piscataway

$180 $89

Martial-arts masters teach classes for kids and adults that increase confidence, mental discipline, and self-defense skills

Up to 59% Off at Personal Best Boxing Club

Piscataway Township

$195 $79

Kids and adults are introduced to the sport of boxing with six weeks of classes and personal-training sessions for one-on-one attention

57% Off Milano II Piano at Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

50% Off at Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

$32 $16

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

Up to 77% Off Women's Cardio Classes

Edison

$75 $19

Classes designed specifically for women work to tone the muscles while increasing flexibility and overall health

Up to 55% Off Teen or Adult Karate or Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Woodbridge Township

$50 $25

Black belt husband and wife team instill teens and adults with the self-defense skills and disciplines of karate and jiu-jitsu

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Lucky Dublin

Carteret

$30 $15

Shepherd's pie, stout beer cheddar soup, burgers, and other Irish and American entrees

50% Off a 4-Week Adult Pottery Class

Atlantic Highlands

$100 $50

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

47% Off

Atlantic Highlands

$15 $8

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

Up to 49% Off "Marry Harry"

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage

$39.55 $20

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A new musical comedy sees two lovebirds seeking to escape their respective parents' restrictive clutches

70% Off CrossFit Fitness Classes

Rahway

$199.95 $59

Work up a sweat in CrossFit classes in this spacious gym

Up to 91% Off at Sovereign Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$179 $19.99

Experienced martial artists build confidence through self-defense techniques such as krav maga

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

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

Up to 80% Off Dance Classes at Ballroom Dream Dance Studio

South River

$60 $19

Classes such as samba, salsa, and tango teach students rhythm; social events allow them to mingle and show off what they've learned

Up to 77% Off Fitness Classes

South River

$150 $35

Certified trainer guides participants through muscle-toning and calorie-burning workouts during group classes and personal training sessions

$8 for Film Premiere

New Brunswick

$16.82 $8

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Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

Paul Rodgers – Up to 71% Off Concert

State Theatre

$68 $20

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Former lead singer of Bad Company and Free who has toured with Queen rocks through a set of hits

Up to 64% Off Kid's Day Camp

North Brunswick

$1,395 $499

Teacher-supervised day camp for kids 3–5 includes art, sports, sciences, hot lunch and swimming instruction in small groups

Up to 52% Off Beer-Brewing Class

North Brunswick

$40 $20

Specialists instruct students on the fundamental steps of crafting beer at home

Half Off Classes at Lustig Dance Theatre

New Brunswick

$75 $37.50

Dance classes for adults cover genres such as ballet, jazz, and modern, along with DanzEnergy and fitness-oriented Zumba

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes at Action Karate

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Instructors blend self-defense and fitness into kickboxing and strength-training classes for adults

Up to 61% Off CrossFit

North Brunswick

$89 $35

Functional varied fitness keeps bodies in tiptop shape

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 84% Off Kickboxing and Krav Maga at Taekwondo Elite

Multiple Locations

$143 $29

Kids and adults learn martial-arts moves in classes for disciplines such as kickboxing, krav maga, and tae kwon do

Up to 45% Off Private Helicopter Lessons

Linden Airport

$220 $125

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FAA-certified instructor teaches students how to fly a helicopter during a private lesson

Up to 78% Off Kickboxing Classes at CKO Linden

Linden

$100 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes acclimate clients with simplified routines of kicks and punches using heavy bags

Up to 50% Off Private Flight from NYC Air Service

Linden

$250 $125

Hands-on discovery flights teach beginner pilots the ropes; sightseeing tours glide over Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Hudson River

Half Off a 30-Minute New York Tour by Airplane

Linden Municipal Airport

$393 $195

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Tours buzz high above New York with views of landmarks including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty

Up to 63% Off at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex

Clark

$16 $10

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Play a winding mini-golf course lined with streams and ponds, practice at a 50-station driving range, or get pointers from a PGA pro golfer

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Garwood

$170 $59

Classes include yoga, yoga-Pilates, and Zumba; sessions end with guided meditation for relaxation

Up to 82% Off Classes at Starry Night Dance Studio

Garwood

$95 $19

Ballroom-dance specialists teach styles such as waltz and salsa to all skill levels

$10 for Paintball

Bridgewater

$20 $10

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

Up to 87% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$225 $60

Hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, tap, and other dance classes get kids moving

50% Off Tae Kwon Do or Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Bridgewater

$130 $65

Tae Kwon Do teaches sound principles of self-defense, and cardio kickboxing helps folks lose weight and build lean muscle

Up to 87% Off All-Day Paintball Package at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$140 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Swim Lessons from Starfish Aquatic Club

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

Weekly small-group swim lessons from seasoned instructors for kids ages 3–9

Up to 62% Off All-Day Paintball Package

Spotswood

$110 $49

Participants armed with 200 paintballs duke it out with competitors on an indoor field with 13,500 square feet of playable surface

Up to 80% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes at Fastkik

Spotswood

$70 $19

Family center instills students with strength and fitness in adult kickboxing classes and tae kwon do classes for adults, tots, and juniors

50% Four-Session Personal Training Trial Package

Old Bridge

$200 $100

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

Up to 53% Off Bar Food and Drinks at Bash Dance Bar

Old Bridge

$46 $23

At a combination sports bar and dance club, guests can kick back with burgers and beers or start their night with appetizers and martinis

50% Off CrossFit Classes

Plainfield

$175 $88

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

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes at Fit Spot

East Brunswick

$99 $37

Held six days a week, class routines change daily to keep participants engaged and working new muscles while continuously burning fat

55% Off Open-Jump Visits at Jumping Jungle

East Brunswick

$40 $18

10,000-square-foot facility includes eight inflatables as well as arcade games and a viewing area for parents

Up to 75% Off at Strength and Fitness Club

Cranford

$120 $39

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Choose from 120+ classes per month in disciplines such as spin, line dancing, kickboxing, and Pilates

Up to 58% Off Class at Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy

Cranford

$160 $69

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Classes center on Italian classics such as fresh pasta and homemade sauces as well as locations, including Southern Italy and Tuscany

Up to 74% Off Music Lessons

Cranford

$150 $59

Carefully selected instructors mentor students who learn instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums during fun, engaging lessons

Up to 71% Off Combat Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Cranford

$108.20 $35

Certified instructors provide gloves, focus mitts, heavy bags, kicking shields, and free weights to tone bodies and build endurance

Up to 71% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes

Warren

$129 $49

Fitness classes seven days a week and includes spin, Pilates, cardio boxing, barre, and Zumba; one-on-one sessions target personal goals

67% Off Pilates Mat Classes

Watchung

$150 $49

Pilates mat classes are led by certified instructors, including the resident Pilates instructor for various Cirque du Soleil shows

Up to 55% Off Two-Hour Art Class at Art as Therapy

Watchung

$40 $19

Workshops encourage participants to express themselves creatively and work through emotions with a vareity of media

45% Off Boot Camp

Somerset

$199 $109

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

Up to 85% Off Martial Arts or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$225 $39

Instructors walk students of all skill levels through the fundamentals of striking, self defense and building confidence.

50% Off

Six Mile Run

$140 $70

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

Up to 57% Off at FusionFit & Well

Off South Middlebush Rd

$90 $39

FusionFit sessions feature interval and circuit training methods with core exercises, kettlebells, exercise balls, and resistance bands

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Garden State Exhibit Center

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and zany clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Half Off Training Sessions at Flo Fitness

Westfield

$450 $225

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these challenging semiprivate fitness classes led by a certified trainer

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Fitness Classes

Mountainside

$150 $29

Certified trainer coaches small groups through both conditioning and strength-building workouts to build lean muscle and burn fat

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Garwood

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 74% Off at The Yoga & Healing Center

Scotch Plains

$140 $39

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Center aims to sculpt students' bodies and lives during yoga classes, which include Restorative, Bikram, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa styles

61% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes

Scotch Plains

$100 $39

Kick your way into shape during these calorie-burning workouts

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes at Graham Fitness

Scotch Plains

$150 $25

Students get into shape with a choice of five high-energy group fitness classes

Up to 55% Off Private Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

PGA Class A Professional teaches golf swing lessons with the help of video analysis

Up to 57% Off Party Packages at Creative Kids

Kings Shopping Center

$390 $179

Kids share in a boisterous party for up to 15 guests, with pizza, drinks, balloons, paper products, and your choice of theme

Up to 63% Off Ballroom-Dance Classes

Middletown

$66 $29

Instructors help teach students with two left feet the graceful moves of such ballroom dances as the waltz and foxtrot

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts and Self-Defense Classes

Middlesex

$68.75 $29

Exciting classes teach discipline and focus in a fun way

Select Local Merchants

For more than 27 years, the customers of NJ's Tavern & Restaurant have relished its elevated tavern fare. They dunk french dip sandwiches—stuffed with thin sheets of roast beef—into steaming bowls of au jus, or sink their teeth into juicy Monster burgers tamed by the restaurant's special sauce. The kitchen crafts pizzas with seasonal organic vegetables and infuses the crusts with parmesan. On weekends, diners choose from a brunch menu with both sweet and savory options, including pancakes, crème brûlée french toast, and frittatas.

154 Main St
Metuchen,
NJ
US

Lambert Epperly, founder and owner of National Bartenders School, oversees the progress of each of his school's students, and provides individual advice and adjustments from their first class through graduation. His bartending gurus pass on their knowledge and techniques in a custom-designed cocktail-lounge classroom, engaging students in hands-on training behind a 40-foot-long, fully stocked bar. These experienced instructors lead a 40-hour certificate program and other seminars in both English and Spanish, tailoring class times around students' work and crime-fighting schedules. For extended courses, they provide a bartending textbook spanning more than 200 drink formulas and detailing elements of the craft, such as types of glassware and customer-service practices. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education, the school keeps tuition low and connects its students with free job-placement assistance in local watering holes.

53 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.

855 Saint George Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

With six handcrafted beers on tap and a full menu of delicious pub provisions, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company enrobes taste buds in warm, comfortable flavors. The Blazing Brewhouse wings ($5.95) perk up palates with a tangy zest that earned them the title of Best Hot Wings in Woodbridge by BestHotWings.com. Wrangle the Colorado burger's bison patty into hungry mouths aided by sautéed onions, mushrooms, and sun-dried-tomato pesto mayo ($7.95), or follow the delicate salmon steak's incredible journey through pan-searing and potato-breading before rousing it from snug beds of rice and fresh veggies ($15.95). Like the cool table in a high-school cafeteria, Bitting's homegrown pints ($4.50 each) stay popular with or without delicious food. The Garden State IPA balances appealing bitterness with a floral aroma, and the heavily roasted Black Jack Stout swoops up from cellars to slake any thirst in the house.

33 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

It's no secret that kids have short attention spans. Normally that's a challenge, but at Kidz Village, it's the expectation. The staff has assembled more than 12 themed play areas inside the facility, ranging from simulations of a hair salon and a comic-book store to an arcade (with real prize tickets) and a fairy-tale castle. And if families feel like dropping by on a whim, they're more than welcome, as open play is available everyday. Adults always receive free entry and can relax in an area with complimentary WiFi and views of all the play areas. An onsite restaurant, Perky's Pizza, serves chicken tenders and hot dogs to keep kids fueled.

The party packages at Kidz Village are quite accommodating, as they include a mix of both open access to play areas and reserved time in a private party room. In the private room, staff hosts orchestrate a custom lineup of games that might include limbo or trivia based on the birthday child's favorite TV shows. Even once the private-room reservation is over, groups are welcome to stay and party for free until closing time or the staff's nap time.

507 King Georges Rd
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

Since its beginnings in 1980, Staten Island Fencing Club has developed the skills of collegiate athletes and Olympic hopefuls under the guidance of head coach and founder Steve Khinoy, a Johns Hopkins PhD with more than 30 years of coaching experience. In 2010, the club—once relegated to college cafeterias and church basements—took up permanent residence at Staten Island Fencing Center, a full-time facility as bright and spacious as the Man in the Moon's front yard, complete with fencing strips, an armory, and a pro shop. There, Dr. Khinoy cultivates an atmosphere of camaraderie, teaching both novice and advanced swordsmen to master the Olympic and NCAA sport's triumvirate of blades: foils, sabers, and épées.

Beyond the center's one-hour introductory lessons, regular courses stretch for several weeks, during which competitors learn the strategies and fancy footwork necessary to best opponents on the piste and during freestyle dance contests. Summertime day camps and clinics sharpen slashing technique with five hours of daily instruction that include warm-ups, basic drills, and individual lessons. The staff also hosts parties for birthdays or other celebrations, in which guests practice the art of dueling amid cake, refreshments, and bouquets of colorful balloons shrieking in terror.

4295 Arthur Kill Rd
Staten Island,
NY
US