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In 1858, textile merchant Robert Bruce became the owner of the building that houses the museum named after him, and he ensured he would be the last one. Shortly before his death in 1909 and after a half-century inhabiting the house, he deeded his home to the town of Greenwich, as long as it would become a museum focused on art and science. In 2012, the museum celebrated its centennial year with a special exhibit of recent and promised gifts to the permanent collection.

With more than 15,000 art and science items, the Bruce Museum continues to live out Robert Bruce's mission, with a series of permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as a series of lectures and events. A few miles away, at Greenwich Point, its Seaside Center educates visitors about the environment and ecology of Long Island Sound.

1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich,
CT
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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.

6 Liberty Way
Greenwich,
CT
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Glow Yoga’s welcoming instructors lead Vinyasa-yoga classes that help students strengthen their bodies and clear their minds. Trained in several yogic styles—including Bikram and Iyengar—the faculty members lead several alignment-focused classes in a heated room that fosters flexibility. Students of all skill levels proceed through sequences that tether deep breaths to vigorous, energizing stretches and body-toning poses. The studio also offers children’s classes more entertaining than dancing on a carpet of bubble wrap.

1345 E Putnam Ave
Old Greenwich,
CT
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Arthur Murray's experienced instructors and owners, including some who have worked with shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, stand ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your two private lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. This Groupon also allows dancers to stop in for two group classes to put their newly acquired skills to the test.

6 Lewis Street
Greenwich,
CT
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Enjoy a relaxing and fun day in the sun with friends and family. Cruise New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Plan a corporate outing. Dine by boat at some of Long Island Sound's best restaurants. indulge in a catered evening on board or escape for an overnight or weekend getaway. Whatever occasion it is, Sound Char

18 Meadowbank Road
Greenwich,
CT
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At Art Greenwich, David and Lee Ann Lester, owners of International Fine Arts Expositions, usher antique and contemporary art, design, and jewelry from more than 60 international exhibitors into a 228-foot docked megayacht. Fine-arts dealer David Brooker entrances art lovers with masterful works from England and America spanning three centuries. Pieces by Andy Warhol call out to pop-art aficionados, while Green River Stone’s fossilized, fish encrusted murals provide pristine snapshots of what life was like 50 million years ago and what salmon looks like when served at Medusa’s dinner parties. Guests swoon over floral accessories from Yvel and ogle the exquisite works of Murano glass from Mark Helliar 20th Century Design that inspire thoughts of flowers with their intricate, natural design and flower-themed costume parties.

500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich,
CT
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