Things To Do In Long Island City

Up to 54% Off Cigar Social at Studio Square

Studio Square

The Garden at Studio Square

$38 $19

Sip bourbon, puff on premium cigars, and savor live entertainment

Up to 52% Off Batting-Cage Practice

Astoria Indoor Batting Range

Long Island City

$25 $12

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

Oktoberfest hosted by Andrew Zimmern

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

The Garden at Studio Square NYC

$130 $99

James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern hosts a Groupon-exclusive Oktoberfest bash with beer, brats, and a live oompah band

Up to 51% Off Party-Supply Rentals

Carnival Parties

Maspeth

$200 $99

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

Be the Painter and the Canvas in a BYOB Body-Painting Class

BYOB Body-Painting Class

Long Island City

$75 $75

Turn a classmate's body into a work of art—and serve as the human canvas for their masterpiece—in BYOB class led by DenArt Studio founder

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes

Simply Fit Astoria

Astoria

$140 $49

Exercisers get fit and have fun in group classes such as Zumba, Piloxing, and Fit N Fierce

Up to 56% Off Kids' Summer Drop In Soccer Classes

Super Kickers

PS 69

$75 $35

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Drop-in classes let children explore visual arts, music, piano, and yoga

Up to 45% Off Painting Classes at Artmazing Studio

Artmazing Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $28

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

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

American Top Team Mixed Martial Arts

College Point

$200 $59

Martial arts instructors teach groups of children or adults effective self-defense techniques

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

TOPshape Health & Fitness

College Point

$120 $49

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

47% Off Dance Lessons

Exquisite Bellydance By Sherine

Garment District

$15 $8

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

Up to 65% Off at Cathy’s Dance Studio

Cathy's Dance Studio

Astoria

$69 $25

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

Up to 82% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Phyzique

Woodside

$225 $49

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

Up to 70% Off TRX and Fitness Classes

Invest In Your Body (IYB)

Corona Queens

$75 $29

Group classes held 7 days a week include TRX suspension training, cardio boxing, and plyometrics

Up to 79% Off Fitness Boot Camp at Ideal Being

Ideal Being

Queens

$180 $39

Students burn calories and build strength and endurance in boot-camp classes that meet three times a week; nutrition-website access included

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Power Move Wellness & Nutrition

Long Island City

$900 $495

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

Up to 59% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

The Rock Tae Kwon Do

East Elmhurst

$60 $29

Students of all ages develop confidence, respect, and discipline as they master the traditional Korean martial art of tae kwon do

Up to 76% Off CrossFit Boot-Camp Classes

CrossFit Queens

Astoria

$125 $39

Intense, functional fitness exercises help students build strength and stamina in a competitive and encouraging environment

Up to 52% Off Turkish Cooking Class

Turkish Cultural Center Queens

Sunnyside

$25 $12

Participants learn how to cook traditional Turkish cuisine, and they get to sample their creations in cooking classes

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"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

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
Flushing,
NY
US

The scream of skidding tires and the screech of a horn precede the copper taste of adrenaline in your mouth as pigeons and sparrows lift from the sidewalks. Did the sound scare them, or the sight of an onrushing auto? Domenico Pinto doubtless pondered this same question when he established the Ferrari Driving School in 1968. Originally founded to help dyed-in-the-wool and immigrant New Yorkers drive more safely, the school has now expanded to usher more than 6,000 students a year through motorcycle-, truck-, and commercial-driving instruction. No matter the vehicle, Pinto and his family specialize in helping drivers obtain personal licenses and commercial certifications, and learn defensive techniques that help them avoid fender benders or accidentally starting a demolition derby.

3232 Steinway St.
Astoria,
NY
US

Located inside Club Fitness New York, Infinity Day Spa evokes Mother Nature’s warm embrace with its sand-colored walls and plentiful decorative foliage, creating a tranquil retreat for those seeking relaxation and beautification. In separate treatment rooms dedicated to different services, guests can leave their stresses behind with the help of massages and essential oils, or achieve their desired shade of bronze in UV tanning booths. The spa’s multitalented beauticians ensure that skin stays soft to the touch with cleansing facials, and doll up hands and feet with manicures, pedicures, and Cabbage Patch clothes. While waiting for their appointments, guests can sit in the elevated spa deck and get a bird’s-eye view of the gym’s happenings.

3111 Broadway
Astoria,
NY
US

The advocates of ocean-based travel at Above All Cruises unveil awe-inspiring views of New York City's sprawling skyline during weekly and holiday cruises that set sail out of Skyport Marina or World's Fair Marina. Rather than engaging in terra firma's exhausting recreational activities, such as hiking or the Running of the Taxis, visitors can while away the evening in one of three luxury ships: Lucille, Paddlewheel Queen, and Harbor Lights. Although each vessel flaunts its own personality and design, all three sport dance floors, flat-screen TVs, and hunger-quelling dinners. Experienced captains ensure that cruises always stay on course, and equally experienced DJs keep dance floors afloat with energetic songs.

12500 NORTHERN BLVD
FLUSHING,
New York
US

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