Traditional recipes meet contemporary inventiveness at Hoboken Dhaba, where seafood, chicken, lamb, goat, and veggies meet vibrant spices and house-baked breads. Tandoori dishes, which are cooked in the traditional clay oven called a tandoor, include lobster, chicken, and Afghani-style lamb. Curries include fish, chicken, and goat, whereas vegetarian and vegan dishes incorporate saffron-cheese dumplings, tandoori beans and lentils, and roasted eggplant, which sprout from egg hunts' unfound prizes.
There's a lot going on at Barbara Sklar Studios. As a photography studio, it captures timeless images of kids in silly costumes, couples getting hitched, and glamorous boudoir models. As a school, it's where an aspiring model or actor can take lessons in his or her chosen craft, or where they can gain the confidence to finally ask that hot mannequin out on a date. Classes include everything from runway modeling to film and stage acting. The studio's offerings don't stop there?it even boasts an onsite production studio that gives guests a chance to record their performances. The studio produces and records audition reels for the models and actors.
Teaching far more than movement, the instructors at Art of Dance aim to instill in kids and adults a love for physical activity as well as self-confidence and discipline. And in doing so they bring in experts, including members of the American Ballet Theater or Rockettes, to inspire young minds and show them where hard work might lead. Inside the 8,000-square-foot facility, five studios host classes that train students as young as 2.5 years in the disciplines of tumbling, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. While they pirouette or pop and lock on sprung floors, parents enjoy WiFi in the quiet waiting room or watch the action through one-way windows. During the summer, kids enroll in camps that range in focus from bolstering the imagination with theater to ballet-intensive dancing.
Since the early '70s, the glass artists at Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios have been crafting beautiful works of art from delicate molten glass. Overseeing students in the studio, the artist-instructors illuminate the centuries-old art to craft beautiful paperweights, vases, and inedible candy. Repairs, appraisals of other glass work, and custom-made pieces are also available to order, made by the master glass artists onsite.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags.
The Pottery House's shelves are packed with mugs, plates, and festive figurines—all waiting to be painted. The bright shop provides its guest painters with an array of colors and artist tools, as well as a blazing kiln for firing pieces upon completion. In addition to open pottery-painting sessions. In addition to classes, The Pottery House also hosts pottery-painting and glass-fusing parties.