Things To Do In Long Island City

Standup and Drinks for Two at Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 70% Off)

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Hunters Point

Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

$50 $15

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Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

$15 $7

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30 or 60 Minutes of Batting-Cage Practice at Astoria Indoor Batting Range (Up to 52% Off)

Astoria Indoor Batting Range

Long Island City

Choose from hitting baseballs or softballs in automatic batting cages; pitches reach up to 95 miles per hour

$25 $12

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing East Elmhurst (Up to 87% Off)

Kickboxing East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$90 $14

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90-Minute Painting Class for One or Two or 5 or 10 Customized Classes for One at Artmazing Studio (Up to 45% Off)

Artmazing Studio

Multiple Locations

Classes lead students step-by-step through creating a full painting; sessions cover any desired artistic styles with choice of piece

$50 $28

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Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four at Break Bar & Billiards (50% Off)

Break Bar & Billiards

Astoria

Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

$40 $20

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at TOPshape Health & Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

TOPshape Health & Fitness

College Point

Boutique fitness center owned by sisters hosts Zumba, Pound, TRX, bootcamp, hip hop cardio fitness classes, and many more

$120 $49

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Anthea Yoga & Healing Arts Center (Up to 58% Off)

Anthea Yoga & Healing Arts Center

Astoria

75-minute hatha and vinyasa yoga classes held during the morning and evening in a studio with exposed brick and hardwood floors.

$75 $35

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All-Day Party-Supply Rentals at Carnival Parties (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Carnival Parties

Maspeth

Party add-ons range from carnival games to live magicians; all-day rental packages include a bounce house or a tent, tables, and chairs

$200 $87

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Four Weekly Two-Hour Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Nieves Latin Dance Studio (Up to 83% Off)

Nieves Latin Dance Studio

Williamsburg

Dance instructors lead one- and two-hour courses in styles such as salsa, hip-hop, ballet, and bachata

$55 $19

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Four-Week Custom Workout Regimen or Two Personal-Training Sessions from Progressive Overload-X (Up to 70% Off)

Progressive Overload-X

Multiple Locations

Four-week program includes 12 workout sessions with ongoing support; personal-training sessions provide clients with individual attention

$250 $75

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Cult Movie for Two or Four with Candy at Devil Science Theater 3000 (Up to 55% Off)

Devil Science Theater 3000

Hunters Point

Weekly showings of cult horror, kung fu, and sci-fi movies feature comedic interludes and interactive drinking games

$22 $11

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons — Exquisite Bellydance by Sherine

Exquisite Bellydance By Sherine

Garment District

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

$15 $8

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One Month of Weekly or Twice-Weekly Children's Dance Classes at Cathy’s Dance Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Cathy's Dance Studio

Astoria

Atop the studio’s sprung hardwood floors, teachers impart dance styles from hip-hop and acrobatics to ballet

$69 $25

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Three or Six One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Phyzique (Up to 86% Off)

Phyzique

Woodside

One-on-one sessions with college-educated trainers help clients develop personalized fitness plans

$225 $40

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One, Three, or Eight Kickboxing Boot Camp Classes at Maspeth Kickboxing (Up to 79% Off)

Maspeth Kickboxing

Maspeth

Kickboxing classes use interval- and core-training techniques to tone muscle, burn calories, and boost endurance

$35 $12

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Astoria Queens (Up to 72% Off)

Bikram Yoga Astoria Queens

Astoria

Motivated instructors lead students through Bikram’s 26 asanas as temperatures escalate to 105 degrees

$160 $45

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Japanese-Culture Classes for Kids or Adults, or Five Samurai-Sword Classes at Resobox (Up to 61% Off)

Resobox

Long Island City

Cultural classes on ink painting, karate, or Japanese classical dance; samurai-sword classes teach technique and include a take-home sword

$110 $49

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Five Yoga Classes at Muse4Yoga NY (55% Off)

Muse4yoga Ny

Flushing

From the merchant: Yoga can be found everywhere if you stay present and open. Breathe deep and connect to your body. Join us today!

$89 $40

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Aromas of saffron rice, melting manchego cheese, and oxtail drift into the two-level dining area as chef Ricardo Cardona prepares Dominican fusion fare in the kitchen. Cardona helms six restaurants, including Hudson River Cafe, Sofrito, 809, Sazon, and Manolito's, and Mama Juana in New York and Florida, in addition to hosting Que Comemos Hoy, a cooking show for the Dominican Republic. His Nuevo Latin cooking style has drawn celebrities to his restaurants including Chief Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, the New York Yankees, and Oscar de la Renta. At Gabbana, Cardona develops his own interpretation of Dominican fare, crafting dishes such as the calamari with creole tomato sauce and lemon garlic aioli, or the Chilean sea bass with a papaya ginger glaze, and noting that "anybody can cook rice and beans—what I try to do is I try to invent something that's never been done before."

In the dining room, metallic pendant lamps cast a warm glow over hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and a wooden stair case leading up to the second-floor dining area, where leather booths sit under timber ceilings. Stationed behind the smooth stone counter top of the fully stocked bar, which houses an extensive selection of rums and wines from Latin America and Spain, bartenders mix craft cocktails while DJs spin tunes to match the satisfied samba of chomping teeth.

107-11 Northern Boulevard
New York,
NY
US

"Tough, but doable." That's how ACE- and AFAA-certified trainer Tara Faye described her teaching style to GoRecess Playground in July 2012, nearly two months after becoming the sole owner of PNT Fitness. There, she and her staff lead high intensity and high energy classes such as Insane Kickbox Camp, Sweat Shop, and A Vicious Cycle, which uses Schwinn stationary bikes. For more communal workouts, they also host a monthly Workout & Wine class that allows exercisers to hang out with their classmates and bench-press barrels of wine after class, a feature that got the class a shout out as one of CBS New York's 6 Best Fitness Classes for a New Year's Resolution. And although PNT Fitness' group classes have received most of the press, the studio also offers personal training that includes nutrition counseling, toning, and agility training as part of a personalized training program.

10-68 Jackson Ave, 2nd Fl
Long Island City,
NY
US

Heavy bags the size of tree trunks hang from the ceiling of Urban Jungle’s indoor workout room. Along with the pull-up bars that stretch across the space like steely vines, they do the gym’s name justice and make for an effective—if sometimes grueling—workout. Brick walls and a spray-painted logo also contribute to the gym’s urban aesthetic, though students hardly have time to reflect on the decor as they advance through a series of pushups, dips, and pull-ups. The team of trainers designs each fitness program with functional muscle movements in mind, and each of their three-week boot-camp challenges draws on up to 1,000 of those dynamic motions to make every aspect of urban life easier, from sprinting after cabs to lifting them over traffic jams.

Trainers also prepare bodies for self-defense with martial-arts classes that extract the practical fitness elements from weapon- or hand-based fighting disciplines. Three different methods of the Atienza Family System—a Filipino martial art—teach students how to deal with multiple attackers, and cardio-kickboxing classes draw on the principles of muay thai kickboxing to strike fear into calories.

5012 72nd St
Woodside,
NY
US

"I am on a quest to create super-humans out of mere mortals,? declares Justin Cotler, owner of Crossfit Dynamix. He doesn?t earn a living by simply painting capital s?s on unitards; instead, he helps athletes soar to new fitness plateaus inside a brick-lined gym filled with medicine balls, heavy ropes, and giant tires.

Backed by a staff of certified CrossFit coaches, he motivates clients to run faster during sprinting drills and add spring to their steps during challenging plyometrics. Olympic lifting moves such as rack jerks and push presses strengthen the upper body more effectively than hoisting one?s boss in the air to celebrate a raise. Bodyweight exercises performed on pull-up bars, gymnastics rings, and floor mats bolster strength, flexibility, and coordination. The workouts can be customized to many ages and fitness levels, including absolute beginners, elite athletes, senior citizens, and school-age children. To help clients melt stress while building long, lean muscles, the gym also offers yoga classes for all skill sets.

36-05 20th Ave.
Astoria,
New York
US

From the outside, it's a humble former school?but step through the century-old structure's doors, and you'll find an always-changing exhibition spotlighting some of today's leading creators of visual art. MoMA PS1 is among the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States, and it's been championing the newest works, artists, genres, and pronunciations of "gouache" since its founding in 1971.

While a shifting kaleidoscope of paintings, photographs, films, and sculptures fills the halls, a few pieces have found a more permanent home at the museum. Visitors can stop by to see works such as A bit of matter and a little bit more, which Lawrence Weiner painted on the doors at PS1's first exhibition; William Kentridge's Stair Procession, which has been waiting for the elevator since 2000; and In the Woods by Ernesto Caivano, an immersive landscape created from paint and paper.

22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City
New York,
NY
US

Reflecting the diverse scope and scale of science itself, the exhibits at the New York Hall of Science range from massive NASA rockets to holographic depictions of the infinitesimal atom. Originally built for the 1964 World's Fair to showcase technological advancements, the center has since transformed into an interactive museum and leading innovator in exhibit technology and educational programming that, since 1986, has seen more than 7 million visitors. Today, more than 450 interactive exhibits, along with 3D movies and live daily demonstrations, invite visitors of all ages to explore the world by watching living microbes thrive and evolve in a miniscule zoo, discovering the powerful mathematics hidden in everyday objects, and testing their understanding of physics and Plutonian trash talk in the science playground, along with the mini-golf course inspired by the cosmos. The youngest visitors can also enjoy a developmentally-appropriate science education of their own in Preschool Place.

47-01 111th Street
Corona,
NY
US

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