Things To Do In Manhattan

Plant Living Art During a Zen Crystal Terrarium-Making Class

Zen Crystal Terrarium-Making Class

Luludi Living Frames Store

Sip wine or beer as you assemble a terrarium, placing plants, rocks, and a zen crystal (said to have healing powers) into a glass vessel

$58 $58

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$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

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

$150 $29

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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

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

$35 $14

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Admission for Two or Four to Children's Museum of the Arts (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of the Arts

SoHo

Considered among the city's best museums for kids, CMA features exhibits, hands-on art making workshops, a media lab, ball pond, and more

$22 $11

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

The Duplex

West Village

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

$86 $29

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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

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

$20 $10

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

NYC Urban Foot Tours

Astor Place Square

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

$49 $24

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$49 for One Free Introductory Class and Three Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates Reforming NY ($99 Value)

Pilates Reforming NY

Multiple Locations

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

$99 $49

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5 or 10 Training Classes at WRKNYC (Up to 65% Off)

WRKNYC

Manhattan

NASM-certified personal trainer leads students through varied, challenging workouts

$100 $39.99

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$240 for a Six-Week Acting Class with Reading for a Casting Director ($480 Value)

Sedgwick - Russell Acting Classes

Theater District - Times Square

Classes prepare beginner and advanced adult students for auditions with cold readings, script analysis and monologue work

$480 $240

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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

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

$39 $30

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

Hip Hop Dance Junkies

Garment District

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

$65 $25

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp and Group Fitness Classes at Pace for Success ($149 Value)

Pace For Success

Chelsea

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

$149 $59

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

Asian American Martial Arts

Manhasset

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

$150 $53

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at The Fitness Loft (Up to 76% Off)

The Fitness Loft

Manhasset

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

$124 $39

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Two-Hour Painting Class for One, Two, Three, or Four People at Tipsy Crafts (Up to 55% Off)

Tipsy Crafts

Multiple Locations

Engaging instructors help customers paint their own predetermined masterpiece while they sip cocktails in a laid-back, fun-centered setting

$60 $30

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

City Best Dance

Garment District

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

$200 $69

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

CitySights NY

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

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

$92 $69

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at NE Kickboxing New Jersey (Up to 86% Off)

NE Kickboxing New Jersey

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, stamina, and flexibility in high-impact kickboxing classes

$90 $15

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Brazil Bronze Glow Bar owner Sally Blenkey-Tchassova knows how difficult it can be to get pale skin to cooperate. She spent her childhood in England applying self-tanning creams to her naturally ivory skin, trying every formula and label she could in her ongoing quest to find the perfect, long-lasting solution. It wasn't until she moved to New York City and found a passion for the highly competitive––and very tan––world of ballroom dancing, that she gracefully stumbled upon the concept of airbrush tanning. From that moment on, she decided to learn everything she could about airbrushing, daring to dream about a world where every pale person could instantly transform herself into a Brazilian goddess whenever she pleased. However, her first attempts with highly perfumed, commercial-grade formulas left her feeling sick, so she took it upon herself to build a better bronze, eventually perfecting a 95% organic product, as well as a sculpted application designed to add subtle definition to curves, décolletage, and the body's natural pinstriping.

According to New York magazine, Blenkey-Tchassova now divides her time between "the West Coast for celeb regulars and awards-season appointments" and the New York City salon, which has blossomed into an international operation recognized by numerous media outlets, including Allure magazine, which noted, "Her spray gun creates streak-free color that fades as evenly as the real thing." Salon technicians even travel to bring the airbrush experience to homes, offices, or subterranean doomsday bunkers, and further boost clients' self-confidence by planning flirty boudoir photo sessions.

580 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

From a stone mosaic that lined the floors of a 5th-century synagogue to the final rhyme spit out by a Jewish hip-hop artist, the span of the Jewish Museum's collections is as diverse as it is expansive. What began in 1904 with 26 artifacts has blossomed into a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures, and multimedia exhibits that together present a collage of art and Jewish culture from across centuries and continents.

The centerpiece of the Museum is Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibition 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 ?douard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley?enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

Interactive exhibits such as the Archaeology 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 Caf? Weissman, a certified-kosher caf? whose stained glass windows shed light on the edible portion of the Jewish journey.

1109 5th Ave.
New York,
NY
US

Like any good basement, Cellar 58 is full of secrets. Hidden in the back of the East Village eatery is a wine-tasting room that shelters more than 150 different bottles, including some that hail from overlooked countries, such as Greece and Bulgaria. In addition, the wine bar's frequently changing selection features more than 30 wines by the glass.

From the Press

  • "Wine enthusiasts eager to explore new territory should take a seat at one of the long marble tables at this mural-adorned East Village wine bar." ? Time Out New York
  • "It makes for the ideal venue for lingering over the international wine list comprising the world's major, minor and up-and-coming varietals, vineyards and vintages." ? Gayot
  • "The pours come from all corners of the world, and not just the currently budget-friendly Chile and New Zealand- Greece, Austria, and Bulgaria all make an appearance." ? New York magazine

Beyond the Wine List

There is also a surprising treasure in the front dining room. The marble-topped tables play host to entrees and small plates prepared by chef Fabio Bano, who comes to Cellar 58 from the ultraprivate Soho House. Using cooking methods that he learned and perfected in Italy, Bano handcrafts pastas and inventive desserts, which, like top-secret memos, melt satisfyingly upon entering the mouth.

58 2nd Ave.
New York,
NY
US

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
US

My Yoga Revolution Studio employs a unique method of Vinyasa yoga to harness the therapeutic properties of the art. Its form of the discipline emphasizes focused breathing in each posture. They meld those teachings into their classes, custom yoga therapy sessions, all-levels classes, and retreats for beginners, experienced practitioners, and those with injuries and chronic health conditions. All-levels classes teach advanced asanas such as inversions and arm balances, while guided meditation focuses on soothing relaxation techniques. For a more personalized healing session, teachers detoxify the body with Ayurvedic consultations and Panchakarma therapy, which corrects seasonal imbalances in the body over a three-five-seven-day period.

In addition to teaching students the art of therapeutic yoga, the studio offers 200-hour yoga teacher training for students that can be taken over six weekends or within three weeks. Teacher training aims to help graduates learn the necessary skills to teach yoga and market and self-promote themselves in a variety of settings, ranging from gyms to private practices. When the serene interior of the studio isn?t enough to whisk their students? minds to another place, the staff whisks away their bodies by leading regular retreats to the Catskills and Bali.

2255 31st St
Astoria,
NY
US

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
New York,
NY
US

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