Activities in New York City

New York Mets Game at Citi Field. Multiple Games and Seating Options

New York Mets

Citi Field

$15 $9

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As kids head back to school, the Mets cap off summer with games and promotions, including a post-game Austin Mahone concert on 9/27

One or Four Private Group Soccer Classes in Central Park for Five Kids with Super Kickers (Up to 53% Off)

Super Kickers

Central Park NYC -Great Lawn

$125 $59

Instructors teach small groups of children how to play soccer in Central Park while fostering teamwork and healthy lifestyles

"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center on Friday–Wednesday Through November 23 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

$83.25 $37

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

$25 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride to Sandy Hook Beach from Seastreak ($45 Value)

Seastreak

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

A 40-minute ferry ride takes passengers to Sandy Hook Beach, where they can explore the scenic shoreline, woodlands, and fishing spots

"Stomp" at Orpheum Theater on August 16–September 21 (Up to 48% Off)

"Stomp"

Orpheum Theatre

$86.95 $45

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, August 2-September 21.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

$85 $49

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Parody of the bestselling “Fifty Shades of Grey” see original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

Big Apple Circus's "Metamorphosis" at Lincoln Center (Up to 48% Off). Available Dates, October 17–31.

Big Apple Circus' "Metamorphosis"

Lincoln Center

$87 $52

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Thrilling two-hour circus develops a theme of transformation via trapeze artists, jugglers, and contortionists, among other performers

Learn How Harry Potter and History Collide at the Met

Harry Potter-Themed Tour of the Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art

$40 $40

Museum educator Emily Turner uses the Met's exhibits to illuminate the ways in which Harry Potter draws on history and mythology

The Sweet Spot NYC at Santos Party House on November 15–16 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot NYC

Santos Party House

$22.09 $11

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

Buena Vista Social Club Tribute on October 5 or October 10 at Drom (Up to 58% Off)

Direct From Cuba Entertainment

Drom

$69 $29

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Roasted chicken with rice and beans accompanies the rhythms of the Elio Villafranca Quintet or the Pepito Gomez Sextet

Allen Batista Travel Cruise with Magic, Samba, Zumba, Comedy or Salsa on September 17–October 22 (Up to 56% Off)

Allen Batista Travel

New York Skyport Marina

$89.25 $39

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Scenic cruises entertain passengers with comedy, salsa dancing, and magic on a multilevel yacht

$22 for Timed Ticketing Entry to Blood Manor on Oct. 29, 30, 31 or Nov. 1 or 2 ($33.50 Value). 33 Options Available

Blood Manor

Chelsea

$33.50 $20

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Intense haunted house filled with zombies, strobe lights & bone-chilling props; not recommended for children under 14 without an adult

Adults-Only Karaoke Admission for Two or Four Plus Drinks at Times Scare NYC (Up to 50% Off)

"Scaryoke"

Times Scare NYC

$60 $30

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Shequida—a drag queen, opera singer, and former "America's Got Talent" contestant—hosts a karaoke show for adults

Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through September 28 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $55

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on September 3–29 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

$76.99 $45

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

Admission for Two to The Affordable Art Fair on September 26–29 (Up to 67% Off). Two Options Available.

The Affordable Art Fair

The Tunnel

$30 $10

Explore 50 local, national, and international galleries with work as low as $100 each, plus free tours and talks, at a newbie-friendly fair

Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown Dinner Tour for Two or Four at Walking Tours Manhattan (50% Off)

Walking Tours Manhattan

New York

$124 $62

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Walk through three New York neighborhoods sampling pizza, Italian food, and Chinese food on the way

"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

$68.25 $30

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The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

Hike the Hudson River Valley and Sample Wines at Two Local Vineyards. Transportation Included.

Hudson Valley Hike and Wine Tastings at Two Vineyards

Chelsea

$99 $99

All-inclusive trip takes you on a guided hike through 4–5 mi. of scenic highlands before you head to vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

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Ann Kamhi Toran credits Pilates practice with saving her dancing career. After a major back injury threatened her ability to continue performing, Ann devoted herself to Pilates, and the exercises helped rehabilitate her body so effectively that she was eventually promoted to soloist after recovering. Although she stopped professionally dancing more than 20 years ago, Ann still practices Pilates daily.

Ann?s husband, Dr. Errol Toran, also is a believer in the rejuvenating capabilities of Pilates, and he suggested it to his chiropractic patients, incorporating the exercises into their physical rehabilitation. Together, Ann and Dr. Toran decided to create a studio that shared these benefits with the general public, introducing the time-honored exercise techniques that improve posture and build lean, toned muscles.

The studio boasts four locations throughout the New York area, each featuring an arsenal of traditional Pilates equipment. The signature apparatus, the Reformer, generates gentle resistance with a system of springs, pulleys, and miniature black holes. Students push and pull against this resistance while performing sequences of relatively simple movements that require unwavering mental focus to maintain the ideal technique and alignment. By emphasizing controlled, quality movements over flailing your body against a boulder, Pilates exercises can evenly tone muscles across the entire body, with a particular emphasis on the core muscle groups.

Ann and Dr. Toran encourage their instructors to take initiative when leading classes and tailor the pacing or sequence to accommodate students, but each studio does host sessions for particular skill levels. Introductory and Level 1 classes work to develop form and technique, whereas the more advanced sessions begin to include modified exercises or long-division flashcards to ensure a more challenging workout.

54 West 39th St, Second Floor
New York,
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Once every three years, the curators at New York's International Center of Photography set out on a mission to encapsulate the world. They scour every corner of the globe to collect the most interesting video and photography. The end result is an exhibit that reveals the Earth at present—its economic conditions, political instabilities, and social mores. The museum's other gallery spaces surround their visitors in works from the 19th century to modern day, offering windows into every era since Santa invented cameras as a new Christmas toy. These ever-changing exhibits showcase everything from evolving fashions to countries in the midst of full-blown revolution.

Hidden behind theses photographs' imagery, lies the minds of brilliant visual artists. Some of these masters speak at the The Photographers Lecture Series, a staple of the museum's research center since 1974. During these events, distinguished photographers discuss their work and how photography fits into the worlds of art, fashion, and journalism. The ICP's Library delves into these worlds even further with thousands of photobooks, periodicals, and digital files.

ICP's faculty also nurtures emerging artists. Together, they lead more than 400 continuing education courses, exploring areas such as digital photography and video. And for the most serious students, they offer a one-year certificate program and an MFA program.

1133 Avenue Of The Americas
New York,
NY
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Housed within a complex designed to resemble a mountainside monastery, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art immerses visitors within an environment intended to foster a widespread appreciation for the artistic and cultural creations of the Himalayan peoples. The fieldstone buildings were inspired by photographs of the Potala Palace?the historic seat of the Dalai Lamas?and the surrounding landscape features terraced gardens, lotus and goldfish ponds, and secluded nooks for meditation or high-stakes staring competitions. This connection to Himalayan architecture is also apparent in the structures' architectural details, such as a flat roof crowned with a four-sided pagoda, the trapezoidal windows, and the slate-capped doorways. When taken together, all of these architectural and landscaping features allow visitors to lose themselves in the setting while viewing the collection of artwork and culturally relevant artifacts.

The museum's permanent collection focuses on rare and sacred pieces from Tibet and nations influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, such as Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, and northern China. Featuring works from the 12th?20th centuries, this selection includes everything from bronze sculptures and silk-backed scroll paintings to furniture, photographs, and ritualistic objects. Allowing guests to view these items is only one aspect of the museum's mission though. Additionally, the staff members encourage visitors to engage with Himalayan culture by participating in tai chi and guided-meditation classes that the instructors lead on select days.

338 Lighthouse Ave.
Staten Island,
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Roshelle “Rocky” Wilder, NYC Dance Arts’ founding director, began dancing and choreographing dance pieces when she was still in high school. She has performed with underground hip-hop artists such as Denzil Porter, Deena Jones, and The Future, and her students at NYC Dance Arts have performed on Broadway, earning mention from ExpertsColumn.com.. With a team of teachers, Wilder guides students through the steps of contemporary hip-hop, classical ballet, heart-healthy Zumba, and other dance-centric classes.

Ballet classes boost students’ balance, concentration, and coordination while strengthening core muscles. Modern/contemporary dance rebels against the traditional aesthetic of classical ballet with abstract, emotive movements—or by cutting class, sneaking out, and taking the works of Jean-Paul Sartre very seriously. Break dance 101 introduces students to urban street dance, focusing on inspiration and creativity. Yoga fitness classes combine a cardio workout with deep-breathing exercises and yoga poses. In addition to regular classes, NYC Dance Arts offers special workshops with visiting choreographers and professional dancers, and organizes dance flash mobs—groups of dancers who meet in a public place to perform a dance routine.

107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor
New York,
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Hudson River Community Sailing is a unique combination of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and sailing club. The proceeds from adult lessons and memberships go toward funding scholarship-based programs for at-risk urban youth. Each year, their Sail Academy,?an after-school academic program built on experiential, student-first lessons?immerses these students in the world of sailing and boat building. In addition to unlocking the secrets of boating, these sessions teach students the functional fundamentals of math, science, and self-esteem, earning them credit towards graduation along the way. The club's other youth work include the First Mates program?which preps students for college and career through a deep dedication to boating, racing, and navigation?and the City Sail summer program, which groups students into a small crew for a week of character-building exercises aboard a working 24' boat.

Hosting frequent fundraising events, such as the Dark and Stormy benefit, helps the team introduce as many new mariners as possible to the singular pleasure of sailing the Hudson. Their sailors also enjoy the perks of the club's location, drinking in awe-inspiring views of the Manhattan skyline that the Beatles saw just as they landed their moon module on Ellis Island.

W 26th St. and 12th Ave.
New York,
NY
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In 1929, three highly regarded patrons of the arts joined forces to found an institution that would break away from the conservative archetype of an art museum. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Lillie P. Bliss, and Mary Quinn Sullivan could hardly have guessed that their mutual brainchild—The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMa—would someday transform into an archetype all its own. The museum’s original director, Alfred H. Barr Jr., moved to create the first-ever multidepartmental structure, with various departments devoted to architecture and design, film and video, and photography. These were in addition to the standard painting, sculpture, and visual-arts exhibits found in nearly every other museum to date. The public's response was overwhelmingly positive. After outgrowing two spaces, MoMA moved to its Midtown location, where it stands to this day. MoMA's initial gift of eight prints and one drawing has exploded to encompass a collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, and design pieces. This collection continues to offer a wide-angle view into modern art and has spilled over into a massive library that houses more than 300,000 volumes. Every day, art lovers from around the world make their way through the museum’s structure, stopping at galleries that house iconic works by Picasso, Bourgeois, Warhol, Rauschenberg, and others. A constant influx of exhibitions keeps MoMA's many walls alive in the spirit of its progressive founders.

11 West 53rd Street
New York,
NY
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