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50% Off Dance Class

Caribbean Soul Dance School

The Heights

$80 $40

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Up to 81% Off Personal Training

4MMG Fitness

Inside Elite Fitness Studio

$390 $99

Certified fitness instructors work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their fitness goals

Up to 75% Off at Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy

Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy

The Heights

$100 $39

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New York-style salsa dancers break on the second and sixth beats; learn the unorthodox steps from seasoned instructors

Up to 59% Off Pilates Classes at Project Pilates

Project Pilates

Historic Downtown

$120 $49

Resistance bands, exercise balls, and other equipment help Pilates practitioners stay in shape

55% Off Services

Institute of Defensive Methods

Hoboken

$150 $67

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Up to 90% Off Krav Maga at Premier Martial Arts

Premier Martial Arts

Hoboken

$405 $39

Instructors teach the self-defense skills of krav maga to kids and adults in private lessons and one-hour group classes

Up to 76% Off Kids’ Fencing Lessons

Cobra Fencing Club

The Waterfront

$490 $119

Kids’ fencing classes teach beginners the basics of sabre or foil in small classes that ensure close interaction with expert instructors

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Vbmfitness

Hoboken

$75 $41

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50% Off Dance Lessons

Carolina Rosa Arts Academy Llc

The Heights

$20 $10

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55% Off Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

The Heights

$197 $89

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55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

International Taekwon-do Academy

The Heights

$120 $54

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Up to 54% Off at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

Up to 56% Off Pilates Classes at Harmony Pilates

Harmony Pilates

Hoboken

$125 $55

Group Pilates and private equipment classes led by knowledgeable instructors tone limbs using equipment such as mats and trampolines

Up to 58% Off Children's Lego Day Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz

Hoboken

$50 $25

Kids explore their creativity and learn engineering fundamentals through guided projects incorporating Lego blocks

Up to 53% Off BYOB Painting Classes

ArteVino Studio

Hoboken

$45 $25

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Local artists lead two-hour BYOB painting classes designed for participants of all experience levels

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp and Yoga in Hoboken

35 Minute Boot Camps

Hoboken

$200 $39

Thirty-five-minute classes incorporate yoga, kettlebells, stretch bands, body weight exercises and medicine balls in intense routines

Up to 51% Off at Hoboken Tango Lab

Hoboken Tango Lab

Hoboken

$80 $40

Dancer with more than 20 years of experience teaches clients of all ability levels the techniques of Argentine tango

Up to 80% Off Dance Lessons

Bienvenue Dance Center

Hoboken

$125 $25

Seasoned dance instructors demonstrate Latin, salsa, ballroom, and Argentine tango dance steps as couples follow along

50% Sailing 101 Course

True North Sailing School

Newport Marina

$720 $360

Three-day course splits time in the classroom and on the water, teaching students the basics of sailing a small vessel

Up to 81% Off Classes at Kickboxing Hoboken

Kickboxing Hoboken

Hoboken

$180 $39

Punch and kick your way to more muscle while burning calories during each session

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing

Kickboxing Fit USA

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

Instructors lead kickboxing-inspired fitness classes that strengthen limbs and burn calories with punches and kicks

Up to 57% Off Photography Lesson and Tour 

Extra Eyes Photo Tours

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

After a group lesson covering photography basics, students tour the park to practice under the guidance of the instructor

Up to 55% Off Two-Hour Scenic Day Sail

Sail the Hudson

Jersey City

$99 $49

The boat sails its way through New York Harbor as scenic views emerge around each bend

Up to 63% Off Private Pilates Sessions

Kure Pilates By Krysta

Hoboken

$180 $69

Individualized Pilates instruction specializing in pain management, realignment, and post rehab

44% Off Guitar Lessons

Gahanmusic

Jersey City

$50 $28

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Up to 73% Off at Krav Maga Academy

Krav Maga Academy

Hoboken

$120 $35

Students learn the real-world fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces from soldiers and commandos-turned-instructors

Up to 64% Off Rowing Classes at Go Row Training Studio

Go Row Studios

Hoboken

$87 $39

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Exercise physiologist helms rowing workouts that begin with students atop WaterRower machines and segue into weight-training circuits

Up to 78% Off at MiMi Yoga for Everyone

MiMi Yoga for Everyone

Hoboken

$95 $29

Broad range of adult classes includes Rock Your Core, restorative, postnatal, and yoga fundamentals

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Up to 63% Off CrossFit Classes

Brazen Athletics

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Ever-changing CrossFit workouts build strength, endurance & confidence with Olympic lifting, cross-training & other fitness techniques

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

Empire's Columbia Park Cinemas

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

Up to 51% Off a Three-Hour Brunch or Dinner Cruise

Festiva Yacht Charters

Weehawken

$100 $59

Gaze at the New York skyline while enjoying a full meal, one complimentary drink, a cash bar, and the dance floor

Up to 54% Off Party Cruise for One or Four

Vista Yacht Cruises Inc

Weehawken

$130 $65

Party cruises sail past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty as a DJ rocks live tunes and drinks flow from a cash bar

45% Off Fitness Classes

Hd Fitness

Weehawken

$100 $55

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46% Off Kids' Soccer Program

Kiddie Soccer

Multiple Locations

$130 $70

Wee ones learn soccer skills and play games during one-hour classes that focus on fun and fundamentals

Up to 38% Off ASA 101 Certification Course

Sailors NYC at Pier 25 Tribeca

Pier 25

$550 $385

Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, commands, buoyage, seamanship, and safety, then put it to use during lessons

Bounce Boat – Up to 38% Off EDM Cruise

Bounce Boat

Hornblower Infinity

$37.92 $30

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Four-level yacht invites 1,200 people aboard to dance to electro, house & nu-disco with acts such as Just Blaze, Capital Cities & Solidisco

Up to 65% Off Training Classes at WRKNYC

WRKNYC

Manhattan

$100 $39.99

NASM-certified personal trainer leads students through varied, challenging workouts

Up to 54% Off Firearms Course or Shooting-Range Outing

New Jersey Firearms Academy

North Bergen

$135 $65

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Courses created by an NRA-certified instructor who has been featured on Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science

40% Off Westside-Ferry Rides

New York Water Taxi

Hudson River Park

$35 $21

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Westside ferry offers rush-hour service between Pier 84 and World Financial Center

Up to 41% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

New York Rumble

Roosevelt Stadium - Union City High School

$17 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the New York Rumble square off against teams from across the east coast

52% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting from Sud de France

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 53% Off Kids' Theme Party with Face Painting

nyc pARTy kids

Multiple Locations

$850 $399

90-minute kids' theme party with hands-on activities, gifts for guests, and optional 30-minute face-painting session

Up to 54% Off at The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum

New York

$17.50 $8

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Experience the growth of the New York skyline through a series of vertically arranged exhibits that imitate the landscape of a city

Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

BYOB Cooking Workshop

Tribeca

$65 $65

Lifelong chef Connie Sun reveals her techinique for hand-making traditional Chinese dumplings and spring rolls during a BYOB lesson

Hot Dog Happy Hour Hosted by Mo Rocca

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Standard, High Line

$160 $99

CBS correspondent and former "Daily Show" personality Mo Rocca hosts a Groupon-exclusive hot-dog tasting in The Standard's Biergarden

Up to 58% Off Photography Class or Day Trip

Discover Outdoors

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

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Students take to the outdoors to snap photos of wildlife on a nature hike or a landmark such as the Statue of Liberty or Central Park

Golf Club at Chelsea Piers – Up to 60% Off

Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea

$137 $55

Golf 101 introduces golf-course setup, etiquette, and techniques; intermediate course to help players who can consistently shoot 100 improve

Up to 54% Off from Manhattan Greeterz

Manhattan Greeterz

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Tour guides lead guests throughout Grand Central Terminal or downtown New York City, sharing history and city secrets along the way

45% Bike Tours

Real New York Bike Tours

New York

$680 $374

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Up to 78% Off Running and Triathlon Coaching

New Limits Health

Multiple Locations

$225 $50

Certified fitness consultants work with clients to create individualized fitness plans; weekly workout sessions and nutritional guidance

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

Manhattan By Sail – 31% Off Craft-Beer Cruise

Manhattan By Sail

Battery Park

$65 $45

Craft-beer experts from Urban Oyster lead tastings of local beers aboard a vintage sailing vessel

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival – 36% Off

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Meadowlands Expo Center

$42.07 $27

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar – Up to 48% Off

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

New York

$92 $49

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Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Stone Street Bars

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tour of New York

Great New York Tours

Chelsea Market

$50 $25

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Two-hour walking tours start at Chelsea Market and includes 8 tastings from merchants such as Magnolia Bakery, Jacques Torres, and Vosges

Up to 94% Off Standup Show at Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

$50 $4

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Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

Up to 53% Off Dueling-Pianos Show

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Up to 70% Off Yoga, Pilates & Zumba Classes

Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca

Tribeca

$109 $39

Certified instructors lead robust seven-day schedule of yoga, Zumba & Pilates classes for all abilities in clean, colorful studio setting

Up to 75% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Hip + Fit

Multiple Locations

$175 $45

Black belt and indie rapper blends her two passions to create cardio kickboxing that helps clients lose weight and improve muscle

50% Off Fitness Studio

Gore's Core Fitness

West Village

$100 $50

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Up to 59% Off Ab Classes at GetUpNGetFit

GetUpNGetFit

Tribeca Health & Fitness

$30 $15

Target and engage abdominal muscles with 30 minutes of intense core workouts

15% Off a Make-Your-Own Pair of Rings Workshop

New York Wedding Ring

Financial District

$2,425 $2,059

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Metal artist Sam Abbay guides couples through the process of making their engagement or wedding rings out of gold, palladium, or platinum

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $50

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 72% Off Kettlebell Classes

Submit 2 Fitness

Secaucus

$125 $40

Tone limbs and core muscles while wielding a cast-iron kettlebell in a variety of different exercises

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

The Duplex

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

Up to 50% Off Recording Sessions

Master Kings

New York

$250 $124

Producers help clients record up to four hours of music in a professional studio

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Thompson Studios, Nyc.

SoHo

$720 $396

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Museum of American Finance – Up to 58% Off Visits

Museum of American Finance

Financial District

$16 $8

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

Up to 59% Off Summer Hip-Hop Dance

The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

Tribeca

$275 $125

Throughout 4 days and 12 hours of instruction, students of all levels improve skills in hip-hop dance, from popping and locking to breaking

Up to 55% Off Prenatal or Postnatal Personal Training Sessions

Total Body Sculptor

Financial District

$300 $135

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Up to 56% Off from The Amazing Fashion Race

The Amazing Fashion Race

New York

$40 $19

A fashion-centric scavenger hunt sends teams racing throughout New York City's shopping centers to benefit a nonprofit the helps teen girls

Greenwich Village Comedy Club – Up to 81% Off Standup Class

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Comedian Buddy Flip

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$310 $59

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$10 $5

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Established and up-and-coming comedians deliver laughs at a weekly show

Up to 59% Off French Pastry or Culinary Class at French'Encas

French'Encas

Tribeca

$200 $99

French pastry and culinary chef teaches students to make classics such as macarons, tarts, and savory quiches in a commercial kitchen

Grisly Pear Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup

The Grisly Pear Comedy Club

New York

$20 $10

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Weekly standup-comedy series that features performers spotted on Comedy Central and MTV

50% Off Magic-and-Comedy Show

Monday Night Magic

The Players Theatre

$66.50 $33

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight captivated audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy, & dazzling shows of dexterity

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Casa Dante Restaurant's menu reads like a master's class in Italian cuisine. Drawing from the traditions of Northern and Southern Italy, Casa Dante's chefs cook ziti, fettucini, and every other pasta found on the periodic table. They then add classic bolognese, clam sauce, or a vodka-based sauce with tomato and cheese. The chefs also branch out from pasta, preparing calamari and racks of lamb.

Once ready, this food travels to an upscale dining room, with round tables topped in white cloths and bottles of red and white wine. Live singers, guitar players, and other musicians add to the ambiance on select nights. Nearby, a bar serves specialty drinks, as well as a more casual tapas menu with small plates such as sicilian meatballs.

737 Newark Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.

918 Bergen Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

The design of St. Aedan’s—the crown jewel of Saint Peter’s PAC’s network of event spaces—all but guarantees world-class bookings. With all the majesty of the 1,200-seat cathedral’s intricate brickwork and dazzling stained-glass windows bearing down on it, the stage seems to demand talent big enough to match the space’s grandeur. Throngs of polished marble pillars and golden angels flank internationally acclaimed musicians, choirs, and comedians. Several more modern venues also dot the campus, including an arena, several more intimate theaters and performance cubbies, and a new cabaret space backed by the Manhattan skyline.

800 Bergen Ave.
Jersey City,
New Jersey
US

Super Impact Fitness Studio eschews clunky and cumbersome gym equipment for a "classes only" workout mantra, rallying physiques between exposed-brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows for routines led by certified instructors. Guests can sync their breathing to match meditative Vinyasa yoga poses or follow intuitive Zumba dance steps for a full-body burn. Boot-camp drills merge strength and cardio training to target oft-overlooked muscles in ears and phantom limbs. Spin, dance, and mixed-martial-arts sessions—helmed by cage fighter Michael "Sharp" Sanders—also fuel fat-busting drills. The staff promotes a well-rounded approach to health with holistic lifestyle counseling and plans to lodge local artwork, theater rehearsals, and zoological exhibits smaller than a breadbox during SIF Studio Presents showcases.

650 Montgomery St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

To the certified fitness instructors at 4MMG Fitness, hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive. Though they realize the challenge before them, this is a mindset they aim to instill in each client who walks through the door. To accomplish this, they fill the fitness studio's schedule with group classes such as core, kettlebell, functional training, giving participants varied ways in which to improve their balance, build strength, and gain confidence. In addition to group classes, the trainers can also work with clients one-on-one, helping them work toward specific goals, whether they want to tone up or fit into one of this year's popular slim-cut sleeping bags.

650 Montgomery St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

In New York-style salsa dancing, the break steps occur on the second and sixth beats, not on the first and fifth like most dances. Because of that, dancers refer to the style as "On2". Few know the unorthodox style of stepping better than the instructors at Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy. Led by founder Mario B, they schedule classes for students of all experience levels, even those with two left feet or more than two left feet. Their beginner classes introduce inexperienced dancers to the fundamentals of spinning, twirling, shining, timing, and musicality, while advanced classes do the same but at a more frenzied pace.

83 Franklin St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

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