Things To Do In New Britain

$17 for $30 Worth of Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway in Berlin

Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $17

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two People at Body Construct (Up to 77% Off)

Body Construct

New Britain

$70 $29

A former Mrs. Connecticut America leads a team of all-female trainers who offer women's-only classes such as boot camp and kick boxing

One Month of Unlimited Gym Access with 5 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at YWCA New Britain (53% Off)

YWCA New Britain

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

$29 for a Two-Hour Cooking Class at Kitchen Gadgets and Beyond ($50 Value)

Kitchen Gadgets and Beyond

Berlin

$50 $29

On weekday evenings, chefs show how to make dishes such as mushroom soup, fresh pasta, and pumpkin butter

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

$20 for $40 Groupon — Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

New Britain

$40 $20

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Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two Private Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (87% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Jim Spinnato – Comedian Hypnotist at Trinity-on-Main on Saturday, August 2, at 8 p.m. (Up to 33% Off)

Jim Spinnato - Comedian Hypnotist

Trinity On Main

$15 $10

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A hit with comedy clubs and college crowds, this charismatic hypnotist mesmerizes with bawdy, interactive humor

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A 13,000-square-foot floor filled with more than 50 interconnected trampolines and a cushy foam pit springs guests skyward at Flight Trampoline Park. Launching decks set at different heights let sky grazers get more air by plummeting onto the trampolines, and angled trampolines set against the wall facilitate wall-climbing stunts. The park serves as the bouncy venue for games of dodgeball throughout the week, and on Friday and Saturday nights, the lights dim and lasers fill the air during Club Flight sessions.

140 Production Court
New Britain,
CT
US

Founded in 1903, New Britain Museum of American Art was designated the first museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to American artwork. Upon its founding, wealthy industrialist John Butler Talcott endowed the museum with a hefty sum of gold bonds and bottled phoenix tears with which to purchase modern oil paintings. The collection blossomed to include other artistic media over time, and it now consists of more than 10,000 works spanning more than three centuries of American creative endeavor. The museum's permanent collections showcase works by noted American artists ranging from Norman Rockwell to John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe. Along with rotating exhibitions and borrowed collections, the museum showcases work by emerging artists.

56 Lexington St
New Britain,
CT
US

With a long-standing commitment to women, children, minorities, and social-justice issues and a presence in New Britain for more than a century, the YWCA is more than just a workout facility. Its history is peppered with groundbreaking programs to bolster race relations, achieve women's empowerment through business ventures, and promote children's health by providing access to physical activity. Staff members further the organization's vision with dedication to initiatives to help unemployed community members locate jobs in the area, literacy programs for kids and adults learning English, and an afterschool girls' development program for middle schoolers.

19 Franklin Square
New Britain,
CT
US

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

623 Hartford Rd
New Britain,
CT
US

As the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, the Rock Cats clubhouse is baseball's equivalent of an arboretum, blossoming in the summer with big-league-ready talent while nurturing future pros, a laundry list of baseball all-stars that has previously included Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, David Ortiz, and Torii Hunter. Following the frenetic lead of Rocky, a full roster of mascots entices eyes with various forms of family-friendly entertainment throughout each game. An extra dose of off-the-field entertainment can also be savored inside the ballpark's Fun Zone, where fans test their skills by smacking baseballs in a homerun derby, throwing fastballs with speed pitch, or swinging an oversize hot dog to prepare for the day when professional baseball decides all bats must be meat-based.

230 John Karbonic Way
New Britain,
CT
US

For more than 40 years, the culinary experts at Kitchen Gadgets and Beyond have supplied supermarkets and restaurants with gourmet-quality ingredients, cookware, and equipment. They've even designed supermarkets and commercial kitchens. Eventually, members of the public took notice and, spatulas raised threateningly above their heads, demanded access to the 10,000-square-foot show rooms.

Today, both professionals and avid home chefs browse the emporium, daydreams of pasta and baked goods dancing in their heads as they meander through rows of cutlery, bakeware, and small kitchen appliances.

717 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin,
CT
US