Things To Do In Manhattan

Ghost Tour of New York for One, Two, or Four from Great New York Tours (Up to 72% Off)

Great New York Tours

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

$29 for an Introductory Essentials Acting Class at Acting School for Film and Television ($150 Value)

Acting School for Film and Television

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Acting guru Mark Stolzenberg imparts decades of experience in subjects such as eye lines, close-up work, and emotions on camera

$29 for a Cabaret Outing for Two with Four Drinks at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret ($86 Value)

The Duplex

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

Fashion Shows or After Parties at Couture Fashion Week (Up to 30% Off). 12 Options Available.

Couture Fashion Week

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

$45 $35

A prestigious event for 20 seasons features both seasoned and up-and-coming designers along with contestants from Vietnam’s Top Model

Museum of the City of New York Visit for Two or Four, or Annual Individual or Family Membership (Up to 55% Off)

Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

Vintage Madness Walking Tour for One or Two at NYC Urban Foot Tours (Up to 54% Off)

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

Ferry Tour and Museum Visit with or without Bus-Tour Package for One or Two from CitySights NY (Up to 24% Off)

CitySights NY

Multiple Locations

$39 $30

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Hop on and off ferry and bus routes past New York's iconic sights; explore the city's history and arts at Museum of the City of New York

5 or 10 Hip-Hop Dance Classes at Hip Hop Dance Junkies (Up to 64% Off)

Hip Hop Dance Junkies

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

$53 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Asian American Martial Arts

Asian American Martial Arts

Manhasset

$150 $53

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

10 or 20 One-Hour Group Latin and Ballroom Dance Classes at City Best Dance (Up to 75% Off)

City Best Dance

Garment District

$200 $69

Learn how to dance from a team of instructors comprised of trained competitive dancers and World Championship finalists

Admission to Wax Attraction, Harbor Cruise, and Empire State Building from CitySights NY (Up to $49 Off)

CitySights NY

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

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

Walking Tour of Central Park for One, Two, or Four from Central Park Sightseeing (Up to 58% Off)

Central Park Sightseeing

Midtown Center

$24 $12

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Licensed guides lead a two-hour tour of Central Park that takes walkers past historic landmarks, celebrity homes, and movie locations

$175 for $350 Groupon — HARMONY BY KARATE

Harmony By Karate

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

5 or 10 Classes at The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory (Up to 68% Off)

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

$24 for an Anti-Aging Firming Facial at Christine Valmy International School NY ($60 Value)

Chris­tine Valmy International School NY

Midtown

$60 $24

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Under the supervision of an instructor, a student aesthetician tightens and tones the client's skin with an anti-aging firming facial

Beginner or Intermediate Tango Classes at Dardo Galletto Studios (Up to 81% Off)

Dardo Galletto Studios

Theater District - Times Square

$210 $39

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

$29 for a Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest Tour from Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting ($49 Value)

Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting

Little Italy and Chinatown

$49 $29

Sample Chinese and Italian delicacies such as dim sum plates and cannoli with seven tastings around the city

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yogamaya Yoga Studio (Up to 56% Off)

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

General Admission with Unlimited Rides for Two or Four at Victorian Gardens (Up to 57% Off)

Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink

Midtown

$42 $19

Central Park amusement park features fun rides and games for for all ages as well as roving magicians and clowns

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Amid the illuminated signs, speedo-clad cowboys, and web-slinging superheroes of Times Square, it can become difficult to stand out. Ral’eau Salsa Dance Company, one of the neighborhood’s many businesses, has just the solution—teaching students to express themselves through a variety of energetic, sensual dances that originated in Latin America and calorie-torching Zumba classes. Teachers demonstrate the steps of New York- and LA-style salsa with patience and positivity, using easy-to-follow cues to help students master each swivel, spin, and air-guitar solo. They also teach other styles of movement, including tango, hip-hop, and swing, which students can take to the streets during field trips to dance clubs and cruise ships.

In addition to hosting signature Salsa classes, Ral’eau Salsa Dance Company opens its spacious, climate-controlled studios to those who want to tone muscles and burn fat through Zumba classes. Fostering a community of 1,000-plus members, the company hosts more than 300 classes per month across various disciplines while maintaining intimate class sizes. With five levels of progressive advancement, students will meet new people, improve dancing techniques, boost self-esteem, and stay fit while swiveling their moves in a lively environment. To accompany a wide array of fitness classes including pilates, yoga, and mixed martial arts, instructors lead private dance lessons to help couples gear up for weddings, proms, or three-legged races on the set of Soul Train.

300 W 43rd St, Ste 600
New York,
NY
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Zack’s Dance Loft’s founder draws inspiration from the Latin and ballroom dance styles popular in the Big Apple. Back when he worked as a financial analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zack began teaching Latin dance at the company. Now that he’s founded his own business replete with a spacious studio sporting oversize mirrors on the walls and a floating dance hardwood floor, Zack and his staff train clientele in salsa, wedding dance, pole dance, and more.

Happy hour classes begin with an open bar and provide an hour of dance instruction in salsa, swing, tango, or other styles. The sessions conclude with socializing and drinks, much like ballet recitals or successful heart surgeries. Throughout each workshop, Zack cultivates a casual atmosphere. In 2006, he told New York magazine he often makes friends with his students, and the magazine went on to declare that his “private lessons are as technically sound as anyone’s—and way looser and more fun.”

37 E 28th St, Loft 206
New York,
NY
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Since its founding 15 years ago, Synergy Fitness has advocated for wholesome lifestyle changes through rounded programs and guidance. Rather than setting their members adrift in a sea of befuddling equipment, their nationally certified lifestyle coaches equip them with the planning tools to forge healthy habits both during and beyond workouts. Their advice can cover exercise, nutrition, and endurance, emphasizing the importance of variety in any health regimen. They keep abreast of the abreast of the fitness world's most recent developments with mandatory classes in their areas of specialization—which include diet, yoga, and MMA.

On the gym floor, machines from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness whir along with limbs, and individual television screens on some machines threaten patrons with footage of their grade-school choir solos if they don't keep jogging. Group fitness classes at certain locations take advantage of indoor cycles and boot-camp drills to condition physiques, and MMA programs tutor muay thai, kickboxing, and jujitsu.

138 West 14th Street
New York,
NY
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A right jab to the jaw sends a mist of perspiration across the blue boxing ring before Joe Louis's eyes. His looming visage peers down at sparring athletes from the walls covered in old flyers, magazine cutouts, and posters recalling the sport's storied history at Church Street Boxing Gym. Legends including Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis have trained here, but the staff, which boasts experience in more than 300 combined fights, guides men, women, and children of all skill levels in the combat arts.

Instructors lead muay thai, jujitsu, boxing, and wrestling classes, during which they challenge students in old-school and modern workouts. On the wrestling mat, they demonstrate gripping an opponent in a headlock, and those training for boxing or muay thai skip rope and pummel heavy bags until they agree to stop throwing fights. Athletes can attend classes to prepare for serious combat competition or to get in shape with exercises designed to sculpt the whole body.

25 Park Place
New York,
NY
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Drawing on big- and small-screen success, such as appearances in Tom Selleck's Her Alibi and on Late Show with David Letterman, as well as more than 25 national commercials, acting guru Mark Stolzenberg transforms amateurs into screen-savvy performers at the New York Acting School for Film and Television. Thespians hone their acting chops through monologues, improvisations, and cold readings in Mark's classes, preparing for time spent on television or the big screen. Essentials classes introduce neophyte film actors to the intricacies of playing to the camera, whereas advanced pupils refine their techniques by co-starring in a two-person short film directed by Stolzenberg, learning to handle more difficult scene work and larger crowds of crazed fans. For more targeted practice, Mark hosts one-on-one, on-camera coaching sessions to prep audition material or monologues for upcoming performances.

131 W 72nd St
New York,
NY
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With more than three dozen instructors leading more than 100 classes each week, New York Yoga requires more than a little elbow room. And so the business splits its classic-yoga and hot-yoga classes into separate studios, ensuring its throngs of beginner and advanced students have enough room to really stretch out. The separation also allows the 85th and Lexington location to keep itself programmed to 105 degrees at all times, helping students boost their stamina and discouraging abominable snowmen from loitering around the exits. Restorative classes forgo strenuous physical exertion in favor of a slow, calming practice performed at a comfortable temperature and enhanced with props, whereas a slew of one-time workshops introduce yogis to specialized forms of practice, such as prenatal yoga or introductory sessions for first-timers.

132 E 85th St
New York,
NY
US

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