Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.
Ethel first started her body-sculpting business, B Fit Studio, by trundling equipment from home to home. Within a few years, she parlayed that initial success into a stroller-fitness program and group classes in her Pequannock studio while still sticking to the in-home sessions that helped her build her brand. In her inclusive studio, kids, tweens, and grownups jump into lifestyle-changing, calorie-blasting workouts that range from Barre core and mixed-level yoga to Fusion Method and Zumba. Repeat students never experience the same workout, as staff customize each class so that it differs from the last. Alternatively, clients can work one-on-one with personal trainers, or bring a fitness friend for extra motivation during the B Fit Buddy sessions. Buggy boot camp training helps moms get in shape, using the stroller as resistance while their infants encourage them with choreographed cheerleading routines.
Hoboken Premium Cigars was conceptualized during a satisfying smoke session in the Dominican Republic. The owners, staying true to that moment, specialize in imported Dominican cigars, all rolled by hand. A complex bouquet of coffee, oak, and bourbon drifts from shelves, where stogies wait to add refinement to a party or terror to a party with dry scarecrows. Each cigar is encircled by a band bearing a personalized message or a complex seal with patterns such as pinup girls and portraits of famous Civil War generals. The shop’s owner rolls some of these cigars in house. Around him, humidors, ceramic tobacco jars, and other accessories complement the sampler cases and individual spirit-infused cigars.
Let's Play in Italian exposes kids, young adults, and adults to the culture and language of Italy through engaging programs that range from preschool activities to conversational Italian classes. Tykes up to 8 years old sing songs, tell stories, play games, and put on puppet shows and craft fairs during afterschool programs and Mommy & Me workshops, absorbing Italian vocabulary during their formative years before gray matter turns angsty and taciturn. Parents and kids alike can expand their linguistic repertoire with colorful books, CDs, and DVDs from an online bookstore.
The fashion-savvy crew at Cheap Maggie's recruits off-price apparel and accessories from popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Guess, Ray-Ban, Michael Kors, Betsy Johnson, Miss Sixty, Paige, and Armani. Every week, the store’s racks and best-behaved mannequins showcase new arrivals that may include wares from Polo, 360, Ecru, and more. This vast, ever-changing selection was lauded by Time Out New York, which hailed the store’s wares as “buried treasure.”
iAdventure sends urbanites on a variety of excursions in and around the Big Apple, inspiring them to branch out and try new experiences in the do, see, eat, and drink categories. The organizers draw from a variety of interests and a large pool of connections, allowing them to orchestrate outings ranging from walking tours of millionaires' homes to mixology boot camps. Many of iAdventure's events focus on helping out charitable causes or celebrating lesser-known holidays, such as Bastille Day.