Things To Do In Manhattan


$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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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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5 or 10 Body Transformation Boot Camp Classes at The Fitness Loft (Up to 83% 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

$175 $39

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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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Five Karate Classes at Kwon's Karate (47% Off)

Kwon's Karate

Manhasset

Family-owned and -operated martial arts school with 23 years in one location; classes are all taught by master instructors

$199 $105

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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 Adult Ballet Classes at Joffrey Ballet School (Up to 55% Off)

Joffrey Ballet School

Greenwich Village

Experienced dancers help adults of all dance level hone skills in ballet and pointe or help build core strength and cardio fitness

$85 $39

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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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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 $29

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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Fitness Classes at Hip + Fit (Up to 71% Off)

Hip + Fit

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $39

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5 or 10 Hip-Hop Dance Classes at Hip Hop Dance Junkies (Up to 67% 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 $23

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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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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

$28 $15

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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

New York

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

$200 $69

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

The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

Manhattan

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

$100 $35

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

Chris­tine Valmy International School NY

Midtown

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

$60 $24

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

Yogamaya Yoga Studio

Chelsea

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

$85 $39

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Kristin Hanson began her journey toward fine jewelry-making mastery by walking down a path less traveled. Raised in a home where expression was encouraged, she spread her roots to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Then she took a leap. She traveled to the wilds of Colorado to apprentice under master goldsmith Harold O'Connor, learning his nuanced, perfectionist techniques and method for training squirrels to be workshop assistants. Her studies then carried her to Florence and Tuscany before drawing her back to the East Coast.

Kristin's life-inspired works embody the contemporary with forms that highlight the innate beauty of her materials. Her trademark couture jewelry has caught the eye of such publications as Lucky and InStyle. In short courses and intensive programs, she hews to a teaching philosophy that fosters others' styles instead of encouraging copycats of her own. Except during special exhibits, Kristin handcrafts each piece in 60 Reade, her 6,000-square-foot Tribeca gallery, and specializes in conflict-free pink diamonds from an Australian mine.

60 Reade St
New York,
NY
US

Located in the East Village, Bhagavat Life thrusts its doors open to welcome passersby pursuing healthy living through vegetarian dining and the ancient Ayurvedic holistic healing tradition. An Indian form of alternative medicine, Ayurveda is the practice of balancing five physical elements––earth, water, fire, air, and sky––to fuel the body and nurture a long, healthy life. Onsite chefs implement the nutritional and bio-energetic value of pure ingredients into their culinary and food-fight skills, delivering prepared wellness meals to customers' homes throughout the week.

During cooking classes, chefs trained in Ayurvedic dining help newly minted cooks prepare four-course meals with a variety of vegetarian items and raw or gluten- and dairy-free victuals. Adding to the cultural exploration, the center's resident Sanskirt poetry expert, Divya Alter, teaches a Sanskrit chanting workshop, in which she explores the musical, spiritual, and technical aspects of the bhakti texts.

25 1st Ave, Ste 6E
New York,
NY
US

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 W 14th St.
New York,
NY
US

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
US

With its three classic yachts?the schooner Adirondack, the schooner America 2.0, and the luxury yacht Manhattan?Classic Harbor Line lets passengers experience what it was like to sail New York's waters during a time long past. The boats, which are reminiscent of the vessels that cruised the waters in the past two centuries, show off magnificent views of the modern-day Manhattan skyline, as well as views of historical landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty. Locals and tourists alike relax and sip champagne and cocktails while taking in the unique sights New York has to offer.

The boats set sail for various sight-seeing tours, day trips, private charters for office events, and special events, including a sushi and sake sail featuring sushi prepared by Iron Chef's Morimoto. Classic Harbor Line prides itself on providing a luxurious and hospitable cruising experience.

62 Chelsea Piers
New York,
NY
US

Candy comes in every color at Chocolate Works NYC, where the rainbow of confectionery pairs naturally with the sunny dispositions of those who roam the store’s aisles. Hints of red peek out from chocolate-dipped strawberries, jordan almonds model this season’s pastels, and self-serve bins nearly burst with Jelly Belly jellybeans. Wrapped in shimmering foil or cellophane, kosher truffles and edible replicas of famous paintings momentarily distract eyes from a chocolate fountain, which bubbles into a rich brown pool framed by a marzipan “No Swimming” sign.

Headlined by master chocolatier Joe Whaley and Pretzels by Jill’s Jill Frechtman, an all-star cast of instructors takes the helm during the shop’s signature candy-making classes. Among other delicious, hands-on lessons, teachers demonstrate how to swathe pretzels in Belgian chocolate at an old-fashioned enrobing machine. Kids also learn how to dip, mold, and decorate during one-hour workshops and birthday parties that teem with edible crafts and sugary confetti.

346 Plandome Rd
Manhasset,
NY
US

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