Things To Do In Manhattan

Up to 68% Off Chocolate Walking Tour of SoHo

Tribeca

$88.05 $29

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Indulge in samples at top chocolate purveyors during a 90-minute walking tour led by an expert guide

Up to 49% Off Hands-On Sailing Lesson in Manhattan

New York

$147 $85

Learn basic sailing skills and terminology from certified instructors aboard an 30-foot O'day sloop

Up to 72% Off Ghost Tour of New York

Greenwich Village

$35 $14

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Two-hour walking tours start at Washington Square Park and include nine of New York’s most bone-chilling destinations

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

Up to 53% Off Pedicab Tours of Central Park

In Front of Green Cafe

$120 $60

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Pedicabs help visitors explore the sights, history, and surrounds Central Park at a leisurely pace

Up to 54% Off at NYC Urban Foot Tours

Astor Place Square

$49 $24

Knowledgeable guide leads visitors on walking tour through historical New York Neighborhoods, divulging tips on shopping and style

51% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

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Four studios with Pilates Reformer classes for all skill levels, including intro sessions that cover basic exercises and equipment use

Up to 49% Off Central Park Bike or Pedicab Tour

Manhattan

$45 $26.95

Leisurely tours led by knowledgeable guides and whisk past such landmarks as Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and Sheep Meadow

Up to 71% Off Women’s Kickboxing at Hip + Fit

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Black belt and indie rapper blends her two passions to create cardio kickboxing that helps clients lose weight and improve muscle

Up to 64% Off Hip-Hop Dance Classes

Garment District

$65 $25

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Students of all skill levels learn to break, lock, and pop in energetic hip-hop dance classes taught by accomplished dancer B.R.&.O.N

60% Off Fitness Classes at Pace for Success

Chelsea

$149 $59

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Trainers get boot-campers hefting kettlebells and battling TRX bands; other classes include sports conditioning and cardio kickboxing

Up to 76% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Manhasset

$124 $39

Owned by Cynthia Conde of VH1's Bridal Bootcamp, fitness haven hosts boot-camp courses centered on high-intensity obstacle course

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to 59% Off Ab Classes at GetUpNGetFit

Tribeca Health & Fitness

$30 $15

Target and engage abdominal muscles with 30 minutes of intense core workouts

Up to $49 Off NYC Three-Attraction Pass

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

Passes for Madame Tussauds wax attraction, Empire State Building, and Midtown harbor cruise

Up to 51% Off at Jekyll And Hyde's Chamber Of Horrors

Theater District - Times Square

$50 $25

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Brave guests explore Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's abandoned laboratory, winding through it's maze-like rooms of terror

50% Off

Upper West Side

$350 $175

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

Up to 68% Off at The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

Manhattan

$100 $35

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Rigorous conservatory approach extends to community in all-level, three-hour group hip-hop dance classes held each Friday

Up to 81% Off Tango Classes

Theater District - Times Square

$210 $39

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Celebrated Argentinian dancers lead classes for all skill levels six days per week

Up to 56% Off Yoga Classes at Yogamaya Yoga Studio

Chelsea

$85 $39

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Instructors lead dynamic Vinyasa-based yoga classes for all levels that incorporate alignment and yogic philosophy

Up to 84% Off Tango Classes

Garment District

$240 $39

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Instructors spark a love of Argentine Tango during beginner’s classes or a night of dance performances, lessons, and beer sampling.

50% Off One-Way or Roundtrip Bus Trip

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

Up to 48% Off from Hudson River Community Sailing

Chelsea

$125 $69

Veteran skippers teach sailing basics during voyages along the Hudson River that supply stunning views of New York in the morning or evening

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

"Cougar the Musical" – Up to 57% Off

St. Luke's Theatre

$80.50 $35

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Three older women look for love in this musical that combines cheeky songs with themes that touch on aging and respect

Jillian Michaels – Up to 69% Off

Beacon Theatre

$63.55 $20

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Personal trainer and fitness celebrity shares her tips for health and success in an interactive multimedia presentation

Explore New York's Criminal Past with a Cultural Historian

New York

$45 $45

Robin London guides groups through criminal sites and gangster haunts before exploring the Museum of the American Gangster

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

50% Off Sneak-Preview Film Screening

New York

$50 $25

Filmgoers catch a sneak peek of films before their wide release; past screenings have included "Melancholia" and "The Artist"

Cre.Art Project – Up to 40% Off "Visuality 3"

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at Dimenna Center

$30 $18

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Innovative multimedia piece combines chamber music, visual displays, poetry, and dance into a mesmerizing whole

Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

Tribeca

$65 $65

Lifelong chef Connie Sun reveals her techinique for hand-making traditional Chinese dumplings and spring rolls during a BYOB lesson

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Financial District

$35 $17.50

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Guides walk groups through the sites, stories, and histories of New York's involvement in slavery and the struggle for freedom

Up to 56% Off from The Amazing Fashion Race

New York

$40 $19

A fashion-centric scavenger hunt sends teams racing throughout New York City's shopping centers to benefit a nonprofit the helps teen girls

Chamber-Music Concert in a Welcoming, Informal Environment

Clinton

$15 $15

Cellist Luke Krafka leads a two-hour chamber music concert; guests are encouraged to ask questions before, after, and during intermission

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

81% Off Comedy Show and Afterparty

Stand Up NY Labs - Upper West Side

$42 $8

Follow up an intimate laughing fest with an afterparty featuring DJs spinning tunes; each show hosts a limited number of guests

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 51% Off Historic Harlem Food Tour

New York

$138 $69

2.5-hour tour invites guests to sample Caribbean cuisine, soul food, and West African fare while exploring Harlem's diverse neighborhoods

90% Off Capoeira and Power Core

Midtown South Central

$250 $26

Each 45-minute Power Core workout torches fat with an ever-changing mix of jump ropes, kettlebells, and cardio

Up to 66% Off at Brooklyn Athletic Club

Brooklyn

$150 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in total-body fitness sessions, using equipment such as kettlebells and suspension trainers

Up to 81% Off Yoga Classes at The Giving Lotus

East Harlem

$100 $25

Experienced instructors lead classes in kundalini, vinyasa, and hatha yoga, as well as Chinese qi gong and Indian bhangra dance

50% Off Swimming Lessons

Upper East Side

$50 $25

In an indoor heated pool, swim instructors assess swimming skills of kids or adults and assign them to a small group that fits their level

Up to 82% Off Kids Classes at Church Street Boxing Gym

Tribeca

$210 $45

Instructors with ring experience lead kids using boxing techniques, muay thai, and jujitsu classes at the training spot of Evander Holyfield

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

Up to 74% Off Group Fitness Classes at InnerG Fitness

Midtown South Central

$100 $30

Burn calories and tone muscles in more than 50 group classes; trainers tailor workouts for each client during small-group sessions

Up to 60% Off Vintage-Store Tour

New York

$40 $20

Bargain-hunt at four of the city's best thrift, consignment, and vintage stores on a tour that ends in historic Madison Square Park

37% Off Fitness Hikes with Move Adventures

New York

$109 $69

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Scenic hikes in NY State mix circuit training and running with gorgeous views and round-trip transportation

84% Off Personal Training and Gym Membership

Flatiron District

$624 $99

Personal trainer helps clients achieve fitness goals with techniques they can take back to the gym

Up to 52% Off BOLLYX Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Instructors employ the moves and choreography of upbeat Bollywood dances to burn calories and sculpt bodies

Up to 56% Off Holistic Wellness Fair

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Take in the latest in holistic wellness from practitioners specializing in intuitive reading, life coaching, and various forms of bodywork

Up to 88% Off Kids Boxing and Thai Kickboxing Classes

Jerome Park

$100 $15

8th-degree black belt instructor teaches self-defense techniques designed to address bullies and strangers

55% Off Services

West New York

$560 $252

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Up to 58% Off a Walking Tour with a Tablet

New York

$45 $22

Tour-goers follow a knowledgeable guide and interact with a tablet that presents a multimedia view of downtown neighborhoods' histories

Discover Outdoors – Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Central Park

$89 $39

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Sport-specific training, functional movements, circuit training, and body-awareness drills prepare participants for outdoor adventures

Up to 75% Off Yoga Sessions

Morris Park

$200 $59

Early-morning sessions prepare yogis for the day ahead with exercises that flow through a series of poses

Up to 69% Off at Eastside Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Multiple Locations

$160 $69

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through one-hour Brazilian jujitsu classes that focus on grappling techniques

Up to 61% Off Dancehall Classes

New York

$75 $35

Dancehall blends high-energy Caribbean dancing with Jamaican influences

Up to 58% Off Sightseeing Bike Rental

Financial District

$20 $10

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Bike rentals give cyclists two or four hours to independently explore the Greenway Bike Path, the Brooklyn Bridge, and nearby attractions.

Up to 52% Off Historic Mansion Visit or Rental

Washington Heights

$10 $6

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An 8,500-square foot mansion, built in 1765, where George Washington dined with fellow Founding Fathers and Aaron Burr wed

Up to 75% Off MMA and Self-Defense Classes

Fight Factory Gym

$200 $59

Professional instructor teaches MMA and self-defense basics.

Up to 65% Off Classes at NYC Dance Arts

Lower East Side

$50 $19

Yoga and dance classes in various styles such as hip hop and ballet

Up to 87% Off Classes at Yoga with Kirlaynne

Garment District

$150 $25

Multilevel Hatha yoga sessions emphasize proper body alignment and a focus on the breath

Up to 67% Off Soccer Lessons

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Coaches with experience at academies in Germany and England teach students how to pass, receive, dribble, shoot, and use teamwork

Up to 56% Off Personal-Training Sessions

New York

$420 $210

A fitness professional helps clients meet individual fitness goals during personal-training sessions

45% Bike Tours

New York

$680 $374

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

55% Off Services

Midtown East

$135 $61

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

71% Off Classes at NYC Fitness

Hamilton Heights

$120 $35

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Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through high-energy classes such as tae-robics or Pilates

Up to 69% Off Hatha Yoga Classes

Garment District

$30 $15

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Yogis Radha and Keshava stretch bodies and soothe minds with hatha yoga's blend of meditative exercises and asanas

63% Off Guitar Lessons 

Upper East Side

$120 $45

Lessons cover guitar basics, such as chord formations and tuning; students can also learn the guitar parts in their favorite songs

Up to 53% Off Kids' Theme Party with Face Painting

Multiple Locations

$850 $399

90-minute kids' theme party with hands-on activities, gifts for guests, and optional 30-minute face-painting session

Up to 70% Off at Krav Maga Crash 

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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Former IDF krav maga trainer leads intensive, body-sculpting classes on the efficient, practical self-defense system

Up to 73% Off Krav Maga Classes 

Kips Bay

$120 $35

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Instructors with Israeli Defense Force experience teach krav maga strike techniques & methods at studio featured by Anderson Cooper

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes

Heckscher Ballfields #4

$240 $39

Group fitness classes tone muscles and accelerate pulses

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From a stone mosaic that lined the floors of a fifth-century synagogue to the final rhyme spit out by a Jewish hip-hop artist, the span of The Jewish Museum New York's collections is as diverse as it is long. What began in 1904 with 26 artifacts has blossomed into a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures, and multimedia exhibits that dovetail into a collage of Jewish culture and identity from across centuries and continents.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

Interactive exhibits such as the Archeology Zone bring kids within earshot of ancient times as they don ancient costumes and weigh, magnify, and analyze vessels just like anthropologists or careful ancient housewares shoppers. Family activities include holiday-themed art classes and workshops, and The Wind Up series invites adults into the museum for an after-hours menagerie of cutting-edge music, film, and theatre. After a day of soaking up history, attendees can nosh at Lox at Cafe Weissman, a certified-kosher cafe whose stained glass windows shine a light on the edible portion of the Jewish journey.

1109 5th Ave
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Donna Rubin and Jennifer Lobo have extensive experience in Bikram yoga. Donna, a former Broadway performer, noticed that actors, musicians, and stagehands had little space to stretch and warm up before their performances. In turn, she chose the theater district for her flagship BIkram Yoga studio built in 1998, when Bikram was just gaining in popularity. The first Bikram Yoga NYC location soon blossomed into seven yoga rooms spread across four locations, and all are covered in Flotex anti-microbial flooring. This waterproof flooring protects against germs more effectively than than wood floors or cooties shots. Hygiene is important when practicing Bikram yoga, as the increased temperatures cause participants to work up a healthy sweat.

On the flipside, Jennifer has an athletic background, with experience in everything from marathons to soccer and tennis. She also worked as the communications director for IMG—a powerful force in the world of sports marketing. Together, Rubin and Lobo produced the very first Yoga Asana Championship in New York. They continue to do so each year while leading a team of more than 70 certified instructors who host nearly 300 classes each week, making it convenient for clients to fit sessions in to busy schedules.

797 8th Ave
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New York City has her bustling waterways to thank for a rich history of art, industry, and cultural development—perhaps more than any other factor. The sea carried in a stream of tens of millions of immigrants and fueled the industrial age in one of the country’s most accessible portals to the world. South Street Seaport Museum’s massive gallery space in Schermerhorn Row Block pays tribute to a bygone age while bridging it to the city’s modern aquatic-shipping and transport industry. Some exhibits illuminate the past, such as the pseudo-marketplace at Coffee, Fish, and the Tattooed Man and the immaculately preserved hotel at Remains of the Stay, while others highlight modern issues such as the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Weighted with history, the museum’s fleet of tugboats, schooners, and sloops stays stalwartly afloat, each with its own story to tell; built in 1885, the Wavertree was one of the last wrought-iron sailing ships commissioned, and the Pioneer has spent more than 120 years feeding the economy with boatloads of lumber, stone, brick, oyster shells, and tourists. The majestic four-masted bark Peking represents the famous German Flying P-Liners, designed to be crewed entirely by birds.

12 Fulton St
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Harlem Yoga Studio makes the ancient art accessible to yogis of all kinds. In its environment of relaxing deep breathing and playful stretches, which has received acclaim for its unique classes, moms and dads work through mountain poses with their kids during family sessions, and plus-sized patrons build flexibility in full-figured yoga.

Led by New York native and doula Laurel Katz-Bohen and former soccer player Erica Barth, the impassioned instructors spread their yogic teachings during studio sessions. Light floods the bamboo-floored space as toddlers caper across tiny yoga mats or prenatal yogis learn belly-dancing with instructors drifting about to offer individualized adjustments and challenging Full House trivia questions in the various classes.

Skilled yogis drop into Vinyasa Flow sessions, where students explore smoothly cascading transitions and gale-strength exhalations, incorporating dynamic strengthening poses into the style's assorted bends and twists. Workshops and outreach programs bring yoga practices into the community, some focusing on a specific style and others examining how to use yoga to help classmakes and colleagues work more peacefully and effectively together.

44 W 125th St
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For more than 20 years, Igor Dyachenko has trained with top coaches around the world and won numerous awards in international competitions. As a former world champion, certified instructor, and founder of D-Dojo Karate, he calls upon those years of experience to fuse classical Japanese karate techniques with modern science, including knowledge culled from biophysics, biomechanics, and reruns of The Bionic Woman. The dojo is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and an official branch of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF), headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa. Dyachenko trained with Kanazawa, a 10th-degree black belt who studied with the creator of Shotokan karate.

Dyachenko and his team strive to train students quickly with basic karate techniques known as kihon, kata, and kumite exercises. Children practice exercises through running, jumping, and playing, in order to help develop physical strength, agility, and mental toughness. Dyachenko also used his karate skills and sense of humor to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech on The Colbert Report.

2 W 47th St
New York,
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At the age of 14, Contra Mestre Andre was introduced to the sport of capoeira—the ancient Brazilian martial-art form—in his homeland of Brazil. After traveling to the states, Andre began showcasing capoeira's explosive kicks and effortless backflips for Sony, Red Bull, and Fashion Institute of Technology events. Andre also gained experience as an Equinox trainer, obtained a black belt in jujitsu, and was a mixed-martial-arts fighter in the 2008 Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Now, Andre’s career has come full circle as he shares his love for capoeira in Nago Academy’s spacious studio. He and his team of supportive trainers help students meet diverse fitness goals by offering five different types of classes, including cardio kickboxing and fitness. Zumba sessions fuse upbeat tunes with Latin dance moves for a sweat-inducing cardio workout, whereas a Zone Fitness class kicks choreography up a notch by adding kettlebells with resistance training. During capoeira sessions, two people in the center of a circle pantomime the movements of one-on-one combat by exchanging rhythmic kicks, full-powered spins, and up-to-date insurance information.

12 E 32nd St
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