Personal Development in Long Island City

$149 for Two-Day, Eight-Hour Bartending Course with Certification from US Hospitality Group ($300 Value)

US Hospitality Group

Long Island City

The course covers 150 drink recipes, garnishes, and customer service essentials; graduates receive job-placement assistance

$300 $149

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Homebuyer's Workshop or Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course at Real Estate Education Center (Up to 77% Off)

Real Estate Education Center

Multiple Locations

Prelicensure course teaches students the business of real estate; Homebuyer’s Workshop offers a simple breakdown of the home-buying process

$130 $45

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Two, Four, or Six Photography Workshops at Studios LIC (Up to 58% Off)

Studios LIC

Studios LIC

Seasoned professional photographers teach workshops that cover topics including lighting, Photoshop, and retouching images

$598 $275

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Pre-Auto-Licensing, Intro to Motorcycles, or Forklift Class at Ferrari Driving School (Up to 62% Off)

Ferrari Driving School

Multiple Locations

DMV-mandated pre-license class includes films & lectures; motorcycle class does not require permit; forklift class grants OSHA certification

$45 $19

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Six-Week Vocal Workshop for One or Two at Vocal Workout Singing School (Up to 60% Off)

Vocal Workout Singing School

SoHo

Vocal Workout employs holistic approach to teach students ages 15 and up how to sing in genres such as R&B, soul, gospel, and pop

$545 $250

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$149 for a New York Real-Estate Salesperson Licensing Course from Ivy Real Estate Education ($425 Value)

Ivy Real Estate Education

Midtown South Central

Professional instructor and flexible curriculum of 75-hour licensing course informs students interested in buying or selling real estate

$425 $149

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Five-Week Music Class at Kids' MusicRound @ Small World Connect (Up to 51% Off). Two Locations Available.

Kids Music Round @ Small World Connect

Multiple Locations

Little ones explore the world of music with their guardians during finger plays, sing-alongs, and rhythm-instrument-play time

$158 $79

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60-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Steel X Plosion (53% Off)

Steel X Plosion

New York

From the merchant: Learn to play the steel drums from one of the best steel drum players in the world, Freddy Harris III.

$80 $38

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One-Hour Kids' Chess Class or One Month of Chess Classes at Evolution Enrichment Center (Up to 41% Off)

Evolution Enrichment Center

Bowery

Kids expand their minds by learning the basic rules and strategies of chess during one-hour classes for beginners

$40 $25

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One Private Instrument Lesson at VAR Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Var Guitar Lessons

Clinton

Texas-born strummer wants you to learn from the master

$25 $14

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Tax Savings Course for One or Two at TaxTerminal.com (Up to 57% Off)

Tax Terminal

NYC Seminar & Conference Center

Learn how to maximize personal or business savings and navigate changes to the 2014-2015 tax code with intensive tax savings course

$99 $45

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One or Two Career Tech Education Courses from Jobconnectus Training Institute (Up to 83% Off)

Jobconnectus Training Institute

Midtown South Central

Students prepare for careers with courses in social media science, A/V communication, health sciences, finance, and business

$648 $149

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Outdoor Photography Class or a Photography-Based Day Trip from Discover Outdoors (Up to 58% Off)

Discover Outdoors

Multiple Locations

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

$69 $29

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$49 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Flute Lessons with Barbara Siesel

Flute Lessons With Barbara Siesel

New York

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

$90 $49

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Speed Reading 101 Class for One or Two from Speedlearning Institute (Up to 88% Off)

Speedlearning Institute

Upper East Side

Instructors divulge tested techniques aiming to boost long-term memory, concentration, and reading speed in classes held at a university

$695 $88

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Singing Lessons at Vocal Boot Camp (Up to 55% Off)

Vocal Boot Camp

Shetler Studios

Vocal coach builds confident singing through endurance, ear-training, breath, and projection exercises seven days a week

$199 $98

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Four Weeks or One Month of Latin Dance Classes for One or Two at Ritmo Suave Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off)

Ritmo Suave Dance Studio

Woodhaven

A pair of expert choreographers teaches the sensual steps of Latin dance styles such as salsa, merengue, and bachata

$60 $26

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

New York

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$100 $39

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$20 for $40 Groupon — iBridge Language LLC

Ibridge Language Llc

New York

This one-hour basic Mandarin class will teach you Chinese commonly used in social settings.

$40 $20

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$550 for a Persian and Farsi Language Course at NY Persian Cultural Center ($1,130 Value)

NY Persian Cultural Center

Crown Heights

Over the course of 15 90-minute classes, students learn to speak Persian and Farsi with an emphasis on Persian culture

$1,130 $550

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$248 for $450 Worth of Music Lessons — Freddy Charles Music

Freddy Charles Music

New York

Three 45-minute guitar or drum lessons with recording artist Freddy Charles

$450 $248

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$29 for a Boating-Safety Course at NYC Captain ($60 Value)

NYC Captain

Multiple Locations

Eight-hour course with provided materials renders a boating-safety certificate

$60 $29

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Voiceover Workshop for Ages 8–16 or an Animation Workshop for Ages 9–16 at Shine at Hothead Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Shine At Hothead Studios

Midtown Center

Voiceover class covers commercial, radio, and promo work; animation class explores program behind ParaNorman and Frankenweenie

$145 $69

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Eight-Week Online or In-Person GMAT Test-Prep Course from Manhattan Review (Up to 70% Off)

Manhattan Review

Washington DC

Acclaimed, eight-week classes are interactive and cover all aspects of the GMAT while employing practice tests

$990 $299

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Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at Real Estate Training Center (Up to 77% Off)

Real Estate Training Center

Multiple Locations

School offers online or in-person seminars & e-books that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$465 $109

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5 or 10 Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music (Up to 88% Off)

GotChops Music

Manhattanville

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

$255 $35

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$50 for $100 Groupon — PandaManda Education

Pandamanda

Tribeca

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

$100 $50

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$99 for a Two-Day Bartending Certification PE and a Flair Course at Allstar Bartenders Training ($345 Value)

Allstar Bartenders Training

Multiple Locations

Bartending courses held in mock cocktail lounge educate students in art and science of bottle flips and mixed-drink preparation

$345 $99

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Krowne Vocal School (50% Off)

Krowne Vocal School

New York City

We offer effective lessons for pop, rock, and soul singing; unfold your true potential in an extremely supportive environment

$50 $25

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$120 for $240 Groupon — Brooklyn Guitar Lessons with Bryan Wade

Brooklyn Guitar Lessons With Bryan Wade

New York

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

$240 $120

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Driving-School Package or Two Bus-Driving Lessons at Access2Drive Driving School (Up to 58% Off)

Access2Drive Driving School

Multiple Locations

Bilingual driving instructors teach automotive essentials or prepare students to earn their commercial driver licenses

$140 $59

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Three or Six Mommy & Me Classes in Yoga, Music, or Baking at Preschool of the Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Preschool of the Arts

East Village

Moms and kids bond over 6-week courses in yoga, baking, or music

$90 $39

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Ballroom Sampler Group Classes with Optional Private Lessons at Studio Q'dance (Up to 67% Off)

Studio Q'dance

Multiple Locations

Four-class sampler includes: foxtrot and west coast swing; waltz and tango; rumba and cha cha cha; and salsa and review

$80 $35

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Makeup Lesson and Application for One or Two at Polished Social Image Consultants (74% Off)

Polished Social Image Consultants

New York

Image consultant Samantha von Sperling helps clients put their best face forward with a one-hour makeup consult, lesson, and application

$300 $79

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Two-Hour, Eight-Hour, One-Day, or Four-Day Live Equities-Trading Course from Equity Trading Capital (Up to 81% Off)

Equity Trading Capital

Financial District

Instructors share day-trading advice and strategies; one-day seminar led by New York Times–featured traders Mayer Offerman and David Green

$199 $39

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Two-Day or Six-Week Storytelling Workshop at The Story Studio (50% Off)

The Story Studio

Flatiron District

Learn how to refine a story and tell it to a class in two days; six-class workshop dives into story structuring and body language

$150 $75

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Five-Day Musical Instrument Course at Rami Tabla (53% Off)

Rami Tabla

BDA Studios

From the merchant: Welcome to the magical world of Rhythm! We start at the beginning, with basic hits and rhythms. Class Runs Sats in Nov

$135 $63

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One Private Piano Lesson at Floris Boere Piano Lessons (52% Off)

Floris Boere Piano Lessons

New York

From the merchant: Beginners or adepts, in this piano lesson I will show you how to take your piano skills to the next level.

$25 $12

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$274 for $499 Worth of Academic Classes — Market Trader Academy

Market Trader Academy

Charleston

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

$499 $274

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High School and College Level Math Tutoring (Up to 50% Off)

Math Academy

Manhattan

Experienced and knowledgable tutors with degrees in their expertise provide one-on-one math tutoring for high school or college levels

$75 $39

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Four or Six Musical Spanish Classes at Mi Manzana (Up to 67% Off)

Mi Manzana

New York

Native Spanish speakers guide kids through experiential language-immersion classes that incorporate music, art, and movement

$280 $99

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$62 for a Fashion Styling Course for Up to 10 from Ogo New York ($150 Value)

Ogo New York

New York

Stylist showcases fashion trends, provides wardrobe consultation and styling, and divulges fashion-industry tips; guests try on clothing

$150 $62

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Beginner's Spanish-Language Course or Spanish-Language Conversation Class at Berges Institute LLC (Up to 69% Off)

Berges Institute LLC

New York

Beginners learn Spanish in a regular or intensive class structure, whereas intermediate and advanced students improve their speaking skills

$259 $79

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One or Three 60-Minute Singing Lessons at Klima's Voice Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Klima's Voice Studio

New York

A licensed teacher with a master's degree in opera performance helps students of all experience levels hit clear, pitch-perfect notes

$80 $39

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Online or In-Class Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute (Up to 71% Off)

American Fitness Institute

Upper East Side

Online materials allow students to set their own pace of study over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$299 $95

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One or Two 60-Minute Vocal Lessons at Singing Many Melodies (Up to 63% Off)

Singing Many Melodies - Lindsey's Private Vocal Studio

Clinton

Lessons help produce versatile singers by working on music theory, vocal technique, reading music, and performing techniques

$100 $45

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One 30-Minute or One or Two 60-Minute Voice Lessons at Adam Roebuck Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Adam Roebuck Studios

Clinton

Train your voice to make beautiful music with singing lessons from a producer with clients on Broadway

$50 $25

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One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Singing Lessons at Sing Pop Rock (Up to 54% Off)

Sing Pop Rock

New York

Vocal coach with lifelong musical experience empowers would-be crooners with instructive and encouraging lessons

$70 $35

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Introductory Forex Course, Analysis and Strategies Course, or Both from Tudor City Capital LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Tudor City Capital LLC

Koreatown

Courses in foreign-currency trading teach the basics or how to analyze and strategize at a higher level

$299 $75

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8 or 21 Group Tutoring Sessions at L.I.F.E. Learning Center (Up to 51% Off)

L.I.F.E. Learning Center

Bronx

In small groups, students receive common-core-based tutoring sessions in reading, writing, & math; improve test-taking & study skills

$400 $199

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$55 for $100 Groupon — Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

New York

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

$100 $55

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One, Two, or Four One-Hour Public-Speaking Lessons at Present Like a Pro (Up to 65% Off)

Present Like a Pro

Shelter Studios

Students face their fears and overcome their bad public-speaking habits by learning to speak in front of an audience with confidence

$100 $39

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Tutoring for Grades 2–6, High-School or College Math, or GED/TASC at Infinite Beacon Light Inc (Up to 57% Off)

Infinite Beacon Light Inc

Multiple Locations

Tutoring classes are capped at five students for individualized attention

$135 $58

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$52 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — Mustardseed Productions

Mustardseed Productions

Chelsea

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

$140 $52

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$38 for $80 Worth of Singing Lessons — Manhattan Opera Studio

Manhattan Opera Studio

New York

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

$80 $38

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$330 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — CHROME INSTITUTE

Chrome Institute

Union City

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

$600 $330

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Shobo Music Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Shobo Music Academy

Cliffside Park

Students hone their musical skills in one-on-one guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, flute, or voice lessons tailored to their needs

$54 $19

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$47 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Istein Education Center ($156 Value)

Istein education center

Forest Hills

Learn a musical instrument of your choice at a pace that’s comfortable for you

$156 $47

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60- or 90-Minute Private Makeup Lesson or 60-Minute Lesson for Two at Shara Makeup Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Shara Makeup Studio

Dominique Salon

Makeup artists with 10 years of experience guide students through makeup selection and step-by-step application

$125 $44

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4, 8, or 12 Private Mandarin Classes for Ages 3–18 at Talent Prep (Up to 65% Off)

Talent Prep

New York

Students aged 3–18 gain Mandarin Chinese language skills through one-on-one instruction

$236 $89

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$98 for $200 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Origins Tutoring

Origins Tutoring

New York

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

$200 $98

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5 or 10 Movement-Therapy Classes at The Feldenkrais Institute (Up to 72% Off)

The Feldenkrais Institute

Chelsea

1-hour daily exercise classes modify the nervous system’s movement habits, which improves posture, eases pain, & boosts muscles’ efficiency

$125 $35

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$89 for a Student Assessment and Four Group Tutoring Sessions at Thinking Tree Inc. ($180 Value)

Thinking Tree Inc.

Sheepshead Bay

Professional tutors work with kids in groups during tutoring sessions in any subject

$180 $89

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180-Minute Digital Photography Workshop at Photolosophy (46% Off)

Photolosophy

Chelsea

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

$160 $86

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One or Three Private 60-Minute Piano Lessons from David Sklar Studios (Up to 68% Off)

David Sklar Studios

Upper West Side

Experienced musician David Sklar teaches students of all ages to play piano using a mixture of technique, music theory, and ear training

$120 $39

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5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes for One or Two People at Karisma Dancers (67% Off)

Karisma Dancers

Upper West Side

Seasoned dancers from a highly lauded dance company impart their skills to students, covering salsa fundamentals in a group setting

$75 $25

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$165 for $300 Worth of Services at Avenue Music Room

Avenue Music Room

New York

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

$300 $165

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$798 for a Project Management Professional–Certification Four-Day Prep Course at EreStar, Inc. ($1,995 Value)

EreStar, Inc.

New York

Students gain valuable knowledge that is in alignment with PMI’s fifth edition of the PMBoK as well as helpful studying and testing tips

$1,995 $798

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Guitar, Piano, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities New York (Up to 56% Off)

Guitar Cities

Midtown Center

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

$90 $42

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$600 for Six Weeks of Project Management Classes at Cambridge Business Institute ($1,499 Value)

Cambridge Business Institute

Garment District

Learn managerial skills for careers in construction management, IT, and engineering during hands-on sessions; earn certificate of completion

$1,499 $600

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One or Three Photography Workshops from PhotoManhattan (Up to 62% Off)

PhotoManhattan

Flatiron District

Professional photographers instruct beginner and advanced shutterbugs in two-hour photography workshops around NYC

$75 $29

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Five Weeks of Adult French Classes, or French for Travelers at The French Language Salon (Up to 51% Off)

The French Language Salon

Upper East Side

Teachers help students develop vocabulary skills through conversation; one-time three-hour travelers course teaches common essential phrases

$79 $39

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Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at New York Real Estate Institute (Up to 75% Off)

New York Real Estate Institute

Multiple Locations

School offers online or in-person seminars & textbooks that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$395 $139

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Two-Visit Upholstery Course for One or Two at Save A Thon Stores (Up to 62% Off)

Save A Thon Stores

East Harlem

Inside 40-year-old store with fabric from around the world, seasoned seamsters teach the fundamentals of upholstery; supplies provided

$58.50 $26

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$125 for Security-Guard Training at Sfinity ($250 Value)

Sfinity

Financial District

The package includes 8 hours of training, 16 hours of on-the-job training, and fire guard training

$250 $125

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Five-Hour MV-278 Pre-Licensing Course for One or Two from Action Driving School (50% Off)

Action Driving School

Forest Hills

The pre-licensing class concludes with a one-year certificate and the MV-278 form that is required to schedule a NY State DMV road test

$40 $20

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$225 for a Five-Week Dental Billing Course at Precise Today ($1,000 Value)

Precise Today

Precise Today

Learn how to efficiently and correctly bill dental services during a five-week course that teaches dental terminology, anatomy, and coding

$1,000 $225

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One or Three 60-Minute Voice Lessons at Collaborative Teaching Artists (Up to 59% Off)

Collaborative Teaching Artists

New York

Professionally-experienced teacher works with a student to refine singing techniques that can be applied to all styles, from jazz to opera

$80 $39

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Commercial Casting NY Studio Experience NY Kids & Teens (60% Off)

Actors Connection Kids & Teens

Clinton

Wonder what its like to be in a commercial? On November 23, kids ages 7–17 experience a two-hour session in our on-camera New York studio!

$73 $29

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Select Local Merchants

We provide an exceptional physical, intellectual and enriching experience for all kids. In our classes, your children build coordination, core-body strength, confidence with non-competitive games, specialized kid-equipment and room to move. Group activities encourage children to try and think creatively.

5-02 50th Avenue
Long Island City,
NY
US

Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on each location: Woodinville, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Lacey.

8003 Roosevelt Ave
Jackson Heights,
NY
US

Mambo Bravo's highly trained and enthused instructors teach students the hip-swiveling basics of the salsa, mambo, and cha-cha-cha. All classes begin with fancy footwork and basic dance moves, moving on to salsa once the class has gotten appropriately sassy. Students start in any Level-1 class and are promoted as soon as the instructor feels they can deliver a mistake-free Morse-code message to their downstairs neighbors. Level-1 classes usually last four to eight weeks, depending on the speed of the student's uptake and level of ability. Students will only advance if they attend at least one class a week during the month. Level-2 classes take 8–12 weeks, after which point students advance to Level-3 intermediate lessons.

2538 80th St
East Elmhurst,
NY
US

Since 1985, the Real Estate Education Center has helped real-estate professionals advance their careers through licensing courses accredited by the New York Department of State. Instructors at all four city locations?each in a different borough?couple classroom teachings with their personal real-world experience, helping students to learn not only the nuts and bolts of the industry, but also how they?re put into practice. The center comprises six licensing and certification schools, including Real Estate, Green LEED, Appraisal, Mortgage, Property Management, and Insurance. Each track requires different coursework and testing; a compendious overview of those requirements can be found here.

39-07 Prince St.
Queens,
NY
US

Maura Kelley’s own pet, a french bulldog named Picasso, is more than enough proof that she loves both animals and art. An artist of more than 20 years—with a BFA in painting from the University of Hartford—Maura started Pet and House Portraits by Maura Kelley as a way to express her love of animals and art and share it with like-minded customers. Working in oils, pastels, and watercolors, she uses pets’ personalities as inspiration for their portraits, resulting in vivid portrayals of furry family members. Maura also crafts portraits of humans and houses and explores other creative outlets such as face painting and theatrical-set painting.

31-28 35th St.
Astoria,
NY
US

US Hospitality Group can place its certified bartenders anywhere from a cocktail lounge to a cruise ship. They work with a broad network of employers, and match their graduates with open bartending slots though career placement assistance that is available to graduates for their lifetime. The only prerequisite is their bartending course, which covers topics from exotic drink recipes to garnishes and proper customer-service practices, such as never serving a drink in a dog bowl, not even a long-stemmed one.

37-02 Astoria Boulevard South
Long Island City,
NY
US