Things To Do in New Jersey

50% Sailing 101 Course

Newport Marina

$720 $360

Three-day course splits time in the classroom and on the water, teaching students the basics of sailing a small vessel

Up to 54% Off Golf Lesson in Emerson

Emerson Golf Club

$60 $29

Lessons with PGA Teaching Professional Tom McGuinness make the game of golf more enjoyable

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Elizabeth

$199 $100

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57% Off Milano II Piano at Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

Up to 64% Off Fitness Programs

KS FITNESS CENTER

$305 $115

Achieve your fitness goals with gym access and twice-weekly personal training or unlimited spinning, Zumba, and conditioning classes

Up to 91% Off at Master Black's Martial Arts

Trenton

$200 $19

Adult students sample boot-camp, fitness-kickboxing, or martial-arts classes

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts Classes in Boonton

Multiple Locations

$130 $29

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Kids and adults hone physical and mental prowess in fitness-focused martial arts classes

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Up to 50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions or Party

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

40% Off a Haunted-House Visit at Brighton Asylum

Athenia

$25 $15

Zombie nurses and berserk undead patients haunt the hallways of this 13,000-square-foot movie-quality haunted attraction

Up to 41% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Roosevelt Stadium - Union City High School

$17 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the New York Rumble square off against teams from across the east coast

Up to 87% Off Personal Training at SandersPhys

Greenwich Village

$190 $35

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Personal trainers incorporate the right mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility moves to achieve clients’ workout goals

Up to 54% Off Firearms Course or Shooting-Range Outing

North Bergen

$135 $65

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Courses created by an NRA-certified instructor who has been featured on Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

50% Off

Buena Vista

$150 $75

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Willowbrook Golf Center – Up to 50% Off Mini Golf

Wayne

$16 $8

36-hole mini-golf course challenges putters by pitting them against rocky obstacles and 15- and 30-foot waterfalls

55% Off Services

Union

$109 $49

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Up to 86% Off Classes at Kaizen Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Instructors teach men, women, and children the elements of small-circle jujitsu, modern arnis, and kyusho jitsu

Paul Rodgers – Up to 71% Off Concert

State Theatre

$68 $20

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Former lead singer of Bad Company and Free who has toured with Queen rocks through a set of hits

Up to 82% Off Yoga Classes at Down Dog Wellness

Berlin

$150 $35

Yogis focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, which includes tips on eating well

Up to 50% Off Gaming at OMG DEFCON1

Howell

$20 $11

Battle at Xbox 360 station with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Minecrafts, among others, or Alienware PC with Steam games

Up to 81% Off at Body of Art

Boonton

$225 $45

A 25-year fitness veteran helps clients reach individual fitness goals with personal training, small group classes, and massage

Up to 71% Off CrossFit Classes

South Amboy

$156 $49

Classes of 12 or fewer students fuse cardio, weight training, and plyometric moves such as pushups, pull-ups, burpees, and running

Up to 56% Off Pilates Classes at Harmony Pilates

Hoboken

$125 $55

Group Pilates and private equipment classes led by knowledgeable instructors tone limbs using equipment such as mats and trampolines

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to 57% Off Figure Skating Lessons

West Orange

$50 $25

Private 30-minute lessons teach students how to gracefully glide on the ice

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Hackensack

$225 $49

After an initial assessment, a certified personal trainer creates an exercise and nutrition plan tailored to your needs

Up to 86% Off at Princeton Integral Yoga Institute

Multiple Locations

$150 $32

Certified yoga instructors lead classes seven days per week that accommodate all abilities with three different levels

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Medford

$100 $55

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Up to 57% Off at Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

$16 $8

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

Up to 84% Off Taekwondo Classes with Uniform

Multiple Locations

$150 $25

Soak up Korean self-defense techniques fit for the ring or the street in Olympic-style taekwondo classes.

Up to 50% Off at World of Wings

Teaneck

$32 $18.50

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Lush atrium houses hundreds of butterflies from around the world; museum includes reptiles, lizards, and a butterfly nursery

British Invasion Tour 2014 – Up to 56% Off

Wellmont Theater

$79.75 $35

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Relive the British Invasion with performances by beloved acts such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Chad & Jeremy, and Billy J. Kramer

Up to 61% Off Surfing and Paddle Boarding

Atlantic City

$60 $29

Lessons teach guests to surf the waves or paddle across them using all-day board rentals

Up to 91% Off at Sovereign Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$179 $19.99

Experienced martial artists build confidence through self-defense techniques such as krav maga

The Rrazz Room – Up to 51% Off Concert or Comedy Show

The Rrazz Room

$36 $18

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Broadway hits and pop standards from vocalists Emily Bergl and Eddie Bruce, comedy from Justin Sayre, or one-man show from Bronson Pinchot

79% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $29

Burn calories and build confidence in hapkido and kickboxing self-defense classes taught by black belt instructors

Up to 56% Off Holistic Wellness Fair

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Take in the latest in holistic wellness from practitioners specializing in intuitive reading, life coaching, and various forms of bodywork

Up to 76% Off Ballroom or Wedding Dance Lessons

Fair Lawn

$250 $59

Professional dancers Adriana Bezmenova and Georgi Kanev share their skill in private and group lessons

Up to 85% Off Tae Bo Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $20

Workouts combine elements of dance, martial arts, and boxing to help lose fat and gain strength for people of all ages and fitness levels

Garfield YMCA – 71% Fitness Classes 

Garfield

$170 $50

Once per week, students and instructors gather for sessions in Pilates, Integral yoga, Zumba, Spin, and other fitness and dance classes

Half Off Training Sessions at Flo Fitness

Westfield

$450 $225

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these challenging semiprivate fitness classes led by a certified trainer

85% Off at BFF Fitness Boot Camp

Nutley

$197 $29.99

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Matted floors cushion joints during challenging morning workouts held Monday–Friday in an expansive gym

Up to 49% Off "Marry Harry"

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage

$39.55 $20

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A new musical comedy sees two lovebirds seeking to escape their respective parents' restrictive clutches

Ed Asner or Martin Short – Up to 50% Off

Bergen Performing Arts Center

$56.45 $28

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Ed Asner stars as FDR toward the end of his presidency; Martin Short proves he still knows his way around a frenetic standup act

57% Off Wine-Tasting for Two

Hardyston

$115 $49

Pairs learn proper ways to taste six Cava wines; they also enjoy a lunch of homemade soup and pasta or soup and salad

77% Off CrossFit Classes and Gym Membership

Bergenfield

$215 $49

CrossFit classes blend cardio and strength-training exercises using functional movements to build muscle and endurance

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 65% Off Dance Lessons

Bridgeport

$55 $19

Diverse dance classes including ballet, hip hop, and jazz; small class sizes

Up to 67% Off at Flying Arm Bar Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Vauxhall

$150 $55

Instructors teach students of all ages jiu-jitsu techniques, while instilling values such as self-discipline, determination, and respect

64% Off at Ho-Ho-Kus Yoga

Ho-Ho-Kus Yoga

$70 $25

Studio offers non-heated, noncompetitive yoga classes that are particularly welcoming for beginners, including classes for kids and families

Up to 80% Off CrossFit

Bergen County Crossfit

$499 $149

Training that sheds body fat with short intense workouts scalable to any fitness level.

$10 for Paintball

Bridgewater

$20 $10

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50% Off Martial Arts

Cliffside Park

$100 $50

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Up to 74% Off at The Yoga & Healing Center

Scotch Plains

$140 $39

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Center aims to sculpt students' bodies and lives during yoga classes, which include Restorative, Bikram, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa styles

Up to 55% Off Teen or Adult Karate or Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Woodbridge Township

$50 $25

Black belt husband and wife team instill teens and adults with the self-defense skills and disciplines of karate and jiu-jitsu

Up to 75% Off at Strength and Fitness Club

Cranford

$120 $39

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Choose from 120+ classes per month in disciplines such as spin, line dancing, kickboxing, and Pilates

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Garden State Exhibit Center

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and zany clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Up to 71% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes

Warren

$129 $49

Fitness classes seven days a week and includes spin, Pilates, cardio boxing, barre, and Zumba; one-on-one sessions target personal goals

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Summit

$98 $49

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Up to 75% Off Baseball Day Camp

Roseland

$265 $75

Kids learn fundamental baseball and sportsmanship skills during four-day instructional camps for ages 5–8 and 8–13

45% Off Martial Arts

Galloway

$249 $137

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Up to 74% Off Dance, Fitness, and Yoga Classes

Lyndhurst

$75 $29

Students learn new skills and get in shape during dance, fitness, and yoga classes offered for various experience levels and ages

Up to 53% Off Group Fitness Classes

Woodbridge

$80 $39

A huge range of classes includes mat pilates, yoga, Zumba, Aquafit, TRX, spinning, and CX WORX

Up to 54% Off Private Drum Lessons

Maple Shade

$100 $49

Experienced drummer and teacher imparts the principles of drumming to students, most of whom can play basic songs by the third lesson

50% Off

Hawthorne

$125 $63

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Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

South Harrison

$24 $12

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Sample all 18 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes at Commit To Change

Morristown

$125 $25

Pilates strengthens core muscles, Zumba burns fat with dance-inspired exercises, and yoga helps improve flexibility and relax minds

Up to 55% Off an Afternoon Fishing Cruise

Spike's Fishery

$140 $75

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Family fishing cruise aboard 75' boat with interior lounges and clean restrooms offers views of Jersey Shore; US Coast Guard–certified crew

Up to 58% Off at Mt. Freedom Golf

Randolph

$24 $12

18 holes of golf with meals and sodas, or two buckets of balls at the driving range

Beyond Business LIVE! – Up to 48% Off

Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time through outsourcing

44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Colts Neck

$50 $28

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Up to 55% Off Classes at Still Point Yoga Center

Clementon

$55 $29

Hatha-style yoga taught in a soothing yoga studio

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Instruction

Closter Golf Center

$100 $49

Professional golf instructor Adam Aronson tailors his instruction to help you improve your swing and overall game during private lessons

Up to 64% Off Fitness Classes at The Spa Next Door

The Spa Next Door

$80 $29

Fitness instructors stress the value of cross-training with an array of stationary-cycling, boot-camp, and Zumba classes

Up to 82% Off a Adult Training Program

Wyckoff

$209 $45

Supportive fitness coaches create a personalized training program to help clients quickly and safely achieve their fitness goals

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The NASM-certified personal trainers at Gifted Bodies strive to improve lives, not just bodies. Driven by the belief that all clients have the potential to become gifted, trainers redefine clients' limitations and push them toward progressive goals with a mixture of firm motivation and compassion. During boot-camp classes and group sessions, which include kickboxing, Zumba, ab work, and yoga, they guide patrons of all backgrounds through invigorating routines.

They also visit homes for one-on-one appointments—as long as they have a 5'x5' space or a permit to punch through drywall, trainers can commence a custom exercise routine. To instill sustainable habits for healthier living, they place emphasis on nutrition as well as gym drills. Troy Samuels, Gifted Bodies' creator and nutritional counselor, likens one's diet to the fuel put into a car: the proper fuel allows the vehicle to hit maximum speed.

217 Chestnut St
Newark,
NJ
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JC Kickboxing Academy’s founder, Master Felix Claudio, boasts 35 years of martial-arts and law-enforcement training experience, along with five US National’s gold medals and a place in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Claudio and his staff of seasoned and certified instructors lead classes for children, teenagers, or adults, tailoring curriculums to augment physical ability and coordination while promoting self-esteem and a deep animosity against punching bags. Adults torch calories in JC Kickboxing Academy's kickboxing program, which fuses martial arts and cardio exercise, or study law-enforcement self-defense strategies in comprehensive combat workshops. An after-school program can pick whippersnappers up from school and transport them to the center, where attentive instructors deliver martial-arts classes and homework help. The eight-week summer camp engages kids with tae-kwon-do lessons, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and field trips, while distracting them from less desirable summer activities such as watching TV or training the neighborhood dogs to perform West Side Story.

150 Newark Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Planet 301 plunges families into a world of friendly competition with two floors and 32,000 square feet of hands-on games and activities. Each three-hour pass turns gamers loose in Planet 301’s fully stocked funplex, unlocking complete access to its bowling and laser-tag arenas as well as acres of classic and state-of-the-art arcade games. After stealthily zapping foes with focused beams and busting piles of pins, patrons can hone real-world skills with a trip to the arcade, working on hand-eye coordination with a game of skee-ball, cataloging new breeds of waterfowl in a round of Wacky Ducks, and helping Donkey Kong register for community-college classes.

301 Main St
Paterson,
NJ
US

Ten Brunswick Gold Crown IV pool tables offer up their ample pockets to shooters' careful aim in Joe Broadway's Billiards & Sports Bar's spacious playroom. Every night until 3 a.m., an Internet jukebox augments the triumphant clamor of hefty breaks with players' favorite songs or high-school geometry lectures. In between games of pool, players can belly up to the full bar for a drink of domestic or imported beer, play a game on the Xbox or PS3 console, or raise the stakes with a free round of darts. Seven large-screen plasma TVs let players keep one eye on the game, and an onsite pro shop lets serious shooters replace their repurposed parade batons with real cues.

2178 Forest Ave
Staten Island,
NY
US

Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of the 21 participating locations. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals. The value of this Groupon also includes a one time $99 service fee.

3 Stephenville Pkwy
Edison,
NJ
US

Bob Meyer, who has spent many a tour alongside bands such as Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Phish, and The Allman Brothers, helms Give To Live Guitar Studios, which provides music lessons with a focus on community outreach. He and his staff of experienced, enthusiastic instructors welcome students for lessons in stringed instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, or bass as well as drums, vocals, and keyboards. They teach in all styles, from Bach to rock and roll, and help their students move from basics to live performance, hosting benefit concerts for local charities.

126 South Main Street
Toms River,
NJ
US

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