The internationally renowned New York Philharmonic performs enduring classical works in the majestic Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. On February 25, guests will thrill to a matinee performance by renowned violinist Janine Jansen. Warm lobe-buds with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Aditus, a rock-infused tribute to a late mentor, before moving on to Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto. The program concludes with the classical strains of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. On March 3 and 4, auditory aficionados can watch conductor and Mahler specialist Daniel Harding lead the orchestra in this two-part evening of sumptuous musical artistry. First, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 dramatically celebrates the ecstasy and despair of romance in a sweeping single-movement piece, highlighted by the expressive work of Juilliard-trained violinist Glenn Dicterow. Next, concert-goers will quiet their grumbling brains as ears sup on Mahler's Symphony No. 4, an ethereal piece written in the twilight of the composer's life. All service fees are included in the purchases.
After his stint in the Marine Corps, E Physique Personal Training Studio’s owner Eddy transformed how he viewed fitness—he began to see it as a way of life rather than a mere hobby. “In the Marines,” he explains on his website, “I learned that body and mind are connected. If you have a strong body you can accomplish so much more.” Fueled by this belief that a healthy body is the bedrock of physical and mental well-being, Eddy puts his military and personal-training background to use helping others create realistic fitness goals during boot camps and one-on-one sessions within an encouraging gym environment. About-facing from the impersonal approach he encountered working at other gyms, he focuses more on measurable improvement and customer satisfaction than upon sales stats and the number of Dolph Lundgren look-alikes he can enlist.
Studded with old-fashioned marquis bulbs, an unassuming sign beckons bar hoppers to Off the Rails' newly renovated interior graced with vivid graffiti, wall-spanning chalkboards, and rustic wood décor. Lambent light and convivial conversation spill out from elegant french windows at the Upper East Side watering hole, where 20 on-tap beers from the likes of Harpoon and Goose Island flow beneath shelves of premium liquors and trick wine bottles filled with spring-loaded corks. Homemade meatballs and barbecue-chicken sliders headline a menu of upscale pub grub with vegetarian options, as well as bottomless brunch fare including brioche french toast and daily pasta specials.
Argentina–born soccer enthusiast Gustavo Szulansky opened Super Soccer Stars to provide the boroughs with a program that championed the personal development of youngsters rather than solely a skill-based focus. Since its debut in 2000, it's grown throughout the city, helping countless youngsters learn teamwork, boost confidence, and decrease arguments during home games played on the dining-room table. This rapid growth is due in part to the positive values Gustavo instilled from the first class. His coaches are carefully selected for their ability to cultivate a noncompetitive, sensitive approach to learning the game, and they dole out their knowledge in both classes and camps.
Super Soccer Star's Kick & Play program features family-friendly classes that help tots 12–24 months old develop pre-soccer skills and physical skill sets simultaneously. During classes, a team of talented and enthusiastic instructors and an athletic duo of puppet friends named Mimi and Pepe buoy budding soccer players with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and the merry clickety-clack of cleated tap dances. Designed with the help of early-childhood specialists, each age-specific class helps players build skills at their own pace with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and engaging original music.
Gabrielle Taylor, owner of Manhattan Motion Dance Studio, and her staff lead upbeat Zumba classes set to Latin rhythms that include salsa, merengue and reggaeton. During each one-hour session, instructors lead students in a heart-pumping, full-body workout designed to burn fat, tone muscles, and prepare pupils for supermarket dance battles. The pulse-pounding music creates a dance-club-like atmosphere, which keeps students prancing with perspiration without tedious repetitions and drills. Check out the schedule for class times.