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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"Princess Particular," "Pirate Pete's Parrot," or "Katz'n'Dogz" for an Adult and Child or Acting Classes (Up to 64% Off)

"Princess Particular," "Pirate Pete's Parrot," or "Katz'n'Dogz"

The Secret Theatre

Audience interaction, musical numbers, and crazy characters ignite kids’ imaginations; classes develop improv and monologue skills

$29.34 $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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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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$69 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Whitestone ($199 Value)

Crossfit Whitestone

College Point

Intensive CrossFit classes for all skill levels provide a full-body workout, improving students' speed, strength, and stamina

$199 $69

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Situated on 63 acres of Mitchel Field—a former military base—Nassau Coliseum is dedicated to those who lost their lives while serving their country. When its doors opened four decades ago, this entertainment hub became a portal, transporting crowds to hours of sound and spectacle. Since then, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus has performed every year, racking up the record for most performances, followed closely by the Grateful Dead, which has permeated the air with its brand of jam 35 times, leaving audiences exhilarated and hankering for peanut butter and bread.

1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale,
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

"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


K2 Boxing Club's professional and IBF-rated trainers condition their students for healthy lifestyles and help them develop skills for bouts in the squared circle. They help hone fitness or sparring skills during one-on-one training sessions and group fitness classes, including their boot-camp sessions that merge interval and strength training. During fight-based fitness, guests can either jog while arguing with each other about Plato or participate in MMA classes that dive into the grappling strategies used by UFC fighters. The onsite boxing ring hosts sparring matches, during which any student can improve his or her skills against a real opponent rather than shadow boxers or borrowed art-museum sculptures. But it's not just about the physical skills students learn—the club's friendly family atmosphere aims to shoo away the intimidation factor from classes.

3409 Queens Blvd., Suite B
Long Island City,
NY
US

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