Things To Do In Ridgewood

Up to 51% Off Party-Supply Rentals

Carnival Parties

Maspeth

$200 $99

Party add-ons range from carnival games to live magicians; all-day rental packages include a bounce house or a tent, tables, and chairs

51% Off Recording Session and Mixing

BRND Studios

Brooklyn

$200 $99

Four hours of studio recording time includes a mixing session for your tracks

Up to 53% Off from Walk of Art

Walk of Art

Corner of Wyckoff St. and Dekalb Avenue

$20 $11

Guides lead patrons through the streets of New York City in search of street art, including murals, stencil work, and sidewalk mosaics

Up to 85% Martial Arts Classes

Dynamic Martial Arts Academy

Glendale

$198 $29

Kids and adults can hone their self-defense skills, develop self-confidence, and improve physical strength during two months of classes

62% Off Sports-Complex Outing

Artistic Stitch

Middle Village

$66 $25

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Sports complex houses a 20 ft. climbing wall, batting cages, and an Italian restaurant

Up to 51% Off Group or Personal Training at D1 Speed Academy

D1 Speed Academy

Glendale

$150 $75

One-hour speed, agility and quickness sessions build coordination, improve endurance, and impart injury-avoiding techniques to ages 10–16

74% Off Soap-Making Classes

Brooklyn Creative Studio

Williamsburg

$265 $79

The four-hour soap-making class includes all the supplies; a snack and a beverage are included

Up to 72% Off Sewing Classes

BYC Sewing Studio

Williamsburg

$199 $59

Learn sewing skills such as attaching zippers, pattern making, or quilting

Up to 74% Off Classes at CrossFit Midline

CrossFit Midline

Queens

$169 $49

Trainers lead groups of up to six students through intense workouts that emphasize functionality and vary by the day

Judas Priestess – Up to 34% Off Heavy-Metal Tribute

Judas Priestess

Blackthorn 51

$22.68 $15

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All-female Judas Priest tribute, approved by Rob Halford, includes members who've worked with Dee Snider and Eric Carr

Up to 64% Off Drink & Draw at The Living Gallery

The Living Gallery

Brooklyn

$40 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided beer, wine & snacks while drawing live models & grooving to DJ music or ever-changing line-up of bands

Up to 55% Off Taekwondo Classes at Blackbelt Taekwondo Center

Blackbelt Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Master martial arts instructor shares his 30 years of experience in classes combining self-defense and exercise for ages 4 and up

46% Off Jewelry Making

Happenstance Jewelry Studio

Brooklyn

$105 $57

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

64% Off Martial Arts

Traditional Okinawan Karate

Williamsburg

$165 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 82% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Phyzique

Woodside

$225 $49

One-on-one sessions with college-educated trainers help clients develop personalized fitness plans

56% Off Martial Arts

Bedstuykaratedo

BROOKLYN

$45 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Turkish Cooking Class

Turkish Cultural Center Queens

Sunnyside

$25 $12

Participants learn how to cook traditional Turkish cuisine, and they get to sample their creations in cooking classes

Private Jazz Concert in a 100-Year-Old Mansion

Intimate Jazz Concert in a Historic Mansion

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$45 $45

Enjoy an evening of jazz and mingle with performers and patrons during an intimate concert at a mansion used as a set in Boardwalk Empire

Up to 56% Off Kids' Summer Drop In Soccer Classes

Super Kickers

PS 69

$75 $35

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Drop-in classes let children explore visual arts, music, piano, and yoga

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

ARES 500 Kickboxing & Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$99.99 $19.99

Unleash punches, kicks, knees, and elbows on bags and pads during classes that mix techniques from karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing

Up to 73% Off Zumba, Kickboxing, or Karate

Goshin-Ryu Shotokan Karate & Kickboxing

Brooklyn

$120 $39

Instructors incorporate key principles of physical and psychological discipline into fun classes aimed at helping folks get fit

Be the Painter and the Canvas in a BYOB Body-Painting Class

BYOB Body-Painting Class

Long Island City

$75 $75

Turn a classmate's body into a work of art—and serve as the human canvas for their masterpiece—in BYOB class led by DenArt Studio founder

Up to 81% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu and Kickboxing

UNA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Forest Hills

$145 $29

Soak up self-defense skills from seasoned instructors while burning fat and building muscle

Up to 86% Off Dance Classes at Dance Reverie

Dance Reverie

Forest Hills

$165 $30

Instructors introduce students to dance styles such as salsa, ballroom, or tango, breaking each form down into its constituent parts

Up to 42% Off Ice Skating

City Ice Pavilion

Sunnyside

$26 $15

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Indoor NHL–size ice rink allows skaters to practice gliding, spinning, spraying quick-stop flurries

Half Off Kombucha-Making Class

Kombucha Brooklyn

Williamsburg

$40 $20

The two-hour class covers kombucha basics, from the art of brewing the probiotic tea to tips for kombucha-based cocktails

Up to $480.99 Off at K2 Boxing Club

K2 Boxing Club

Sunnyside

$300 $139

IBF professional trainers condition and sculpt bodies with boxing, MMA, and group fitness classes; open gym hours available

Up to 46% Off Mixology Course

Huckleberry Bar

Williamsburg

$60 $39

Expert mixologists detail proper techniques for making upscale cocktails while having students taste drink ingredients individually

50% Off Themed Party from Dudes & Divas NYC

Dudes & Divas NYC

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Pop-culture-themed parties pay homage to iCarly, One Direction, or even Hello Kitty and include music, games, snacks, costumes, and a host

45% Off Flower Picking

Conexion Wifi & Haven Flowers

Woodhaven

$239 $131

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Power Move Wellness & Nutrition

Long Island City

$900 $495

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

36% Off Boot Camp

Queens Fitness

Woodhaven

$11 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Latin Dance Classes

Ritmo Suave Dance Studio

Woodhaven

$60 $29

A pair of expert choreographers teaches the sensual steps of Latin dance styles such as salsa, merengue, and bachata

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes

Awakening New York

Brooklyn

$75 $29

Classes cover mat Pilates, yoga styles from breath-centered hatha to stamina-building power yoga, and focused body sculpting

Up to 54% Off Cigar Social at Studio Square

Studio Square

The Garden at Studio Square

$38 $19

Sip bourbon, puff on premium cigars, and savor live entertainment

Oktoberfest hosted by Andrew Zimmern

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Garden at Studio Square NYC

$130 $99

James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern hosts a Groupon-exclusive Oktoberfest bash with beer, brats, and a live oompah band

Up to 52% Off Batting-Cage Practice

Astoria Indoor Batting Range

Long Island City

$25 $12

Choose from hitting baseballs or softballs in automatic batting cages; pitches reach up to 95 miles per hour

Museum Of The Moving Image – Up to 50% Off Visit or Membership

Museum Of The Moving Image

Astoria

$24 $14

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Newly renovated museum with more than 1,400 artifacts on display; events have featured Martin Scorsese, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rachel Weisz

Up to 70% Off Custom Workout or Training

Progressive Overload-X

Multiple Locations

$250 $75

Four-week program includes 12 workout sessions with ongoing support; personal-training sessions provide clients with individual attention

Half Off Latin Basics or Rumba Lessons50%

Dancing Feet

Rose Academy of Ballet

$40 $20

Experienced instructors show groups the proper steps and timing for Latin dance or Rumba lessons

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp Classes

Forest Hills Bootcamp

Forest Hills

$100 $50

Burn fat and sculpt muscle while getting plenty of fresh air during outdoor boot camps

Up to 42% Off Billiards and Drinks

The Billiard Co.

Forest Hills

$50 $29

Swanky billiards club entertains guests with cocktails, nachos and up to two hours of pool

Brooklyn Children's Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit or Membership

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Children's Museum

$36 $18

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Explore eight standing exhibits, a greenhouse, and a garden

Up to 53% Off Organic Brunch Class

Human@ease

Greenpoint

$40 $19

Learn healthy, organic brunch recipes and general nutrition tips while you enjoy a decadent meal with coffee and tea

Up to 59% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

The Rock Tae Kwon Do

East Elmhurst

$60 $29

Students of all ages develop confidence, respect, and discipline as they master the traditional Korean martial art of tae kwon do

Up to 69% Off Classes at Central Queens Y

Central Queens Y

Forest Hills

$75 $29

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Motivating instructors lead students of all fitness levels through classes designed to foster strength, power, balance, and flexibility

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 55% Off Visit to The City Reliquary Museum

The City Reliquary Museum

Williamsburg

$20 $10

Fragments of New York's history are on display at this museum that safeguards that safeguards the city's treasures of past and present

Up to 62% Off Pole-Dancing Classes

Brooklyn's Finest Pole Dancing Studio

Crown Heights

$90 $39

Diverse pole-dancing classes focus on a variety of topics, such as choreography or exercise, in a studio that welcomes dancers of all levels

74% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Eagle Taekwondo Academy

Richmond Hill

$373 $97

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 66% Off at Brooklyn Athletic Club

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Brooklyn

$150 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in total-body fitness sessions, using equipment such as kettlebells and suspension trainers

Up to 45% Off Painting Classes at Artmazing Studio

Artmazing Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $28

Classes lead students step-by-step through creating a full painting; sessions cover any desired artistic styles with choice of piece

68% Off Boxing Lessons

Boxing And Kickboxing Classes

Long Island City

$120 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four

Break Bar & Billiards

Astoria

$40 $20

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Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

Up to 60% Off Brooklyn Food Tour

Great New York Tours

Brooklyn

$50 $25

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Walking tour covers tastings at seven independent Williamsburg restaurants, including Fornino, Handsome Dan, Mable's Smokehouse, and more

87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Kai Next Level Mixed Martial Arts

Ozone Park

$159 $20

Attend two weekly classes in tae kwon do, muay thai, Brazilian jiujitsu, and self-defense

Up to 51% Off Birthday Party Packages

Dazzle Divaz

Brooklyn

$445 $219

Kids celebrate birthdays with makeovers, music, dancing, manicures, pizza, and cupcakes

57% Off Introductory Sewing Class

WORKROOM SOCIAL

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$150 $65

Using computerized SINGER sewing machines, students learn the basics as they create stylish denim tote bags in a fun, social atmosphere

2014 Chain NYC Film Festival – Up to 50% Off

2014 Chain NYC Film Festival

Chain Theatre

$20 $10

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Independent filmmakers showcase their work in an intimate black box theater

50% Off Musical Instrument Course

Brooklyn Guitar Lessons With Bryan Wade

New York

$240 $120

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Admission to MoMa PS1

MoMa PS1

Hunters Point

$20 $10

Museum hosts rotating exhibits by contemporary artists

Up to 56% Off Museum Tour and Cooking Class

Heritage Museum of Epirus

Astoria

$100 $49

Explore a museum full of Epirus culture; cooking classes are organized by ETHOS Performing Arts and are held Saturdays and Sundays

Up to 65% Off at Cathy’s Dance Studio

Cathy's Dance Studio

Astoria

$69 $25

Atop the studio’s sprung hardwood floors, teachers impart dance styles from hip-hop and acrobatics to ballet

Up to 64% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Training Zone NYC

Ozone Park

$31 $15

High-intensity and fast-paced kickboxing workouts incorporate athletic drills to help burn calories, boost stamina, and build core strength

Up to 55% Off an Astoria Bar Crawl

Astoria Tour de Bar

Astoria

$30 $15

Celebrating the first day of summer, the bar crawl visits 20+ bars in Astoria for food and drink specials, craft beer, and locally made gin

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

GoForItKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 76% Off CrossFit Boot-Camp Classes

CrossFit Queens

Astoria

$125 $39

Intense, functional fitness exercises help students build strength and stamina in a competitive and encouraging environment

Up to 87% Off Membership to Synergy Fitness

Synergy Fitness

Multiple Locations

$230 $29

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Cybex and Life Fitness equipment limber up physiques, and lifestyle coaches and classes on MMA, step, and cycling motivate members

Up to 30% Off Pottery Classes

Stilclay

Greenpoint

$55 $39

Students learn how shape clay using pottery wheels or their hands

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

J & J Music Studios

Howard Beach

$65 $32

Professional instructors help students of all levels make sweet music with instruments such as piano, guitar, and vocals

Up to 55% Off Painting Sessions

Art by the Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

Recreate a vibrant landscape, city scene, or still life while sipping wine, or arrange a creative party or teambuilding activity

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes

Simply Fit Astoria

Astoria

$140 $49

Exercisers get fit and have fun in group classes such as Zumba, Piloxing, and Fit N Fierce

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons at Williamsburg School of Music

Williamsburg School of Music

Williamsburg

$120 $59

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through lessons on the piano, guitar, drums, or voice

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Martial Arts Fitness Kickboxing Centers

Multiple Locations

$90 $15

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

Laughing Devil Comedy Club – Up to 90% Off

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$500 $50

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Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

Up to 58% Off Comedy Show for One, Two, or Four

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$15 $7

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

Up to 58% Off Bowling Packages at Astoria Bowl

Astoria Bowl

Ditmars Steinway

$59.25 $25

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Newly modernized facility with 28 lanes also features 15-inch touch-screen automatic scoring monitors

Up to 52% Off a Burger Meal at Croxley Ale House

Croxley Ale House

Brooklyn

$55.85 $27

Choose from almost 50 beers on tap, appetizers ranging from bavarian pretzels to Brooklyn nachos, and an array of burgers

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Crimson hues edged in accents of neon orange and ice blue pervade the interior of Lava Lounge. Amid the low lights and bleeding colors, guests lounge on long benches and pull from long hookah hoses. Their exhalations send out swirls of smoke in flavors such as white peach, watermelon, or dominican mango. Between puffs, parties can sip bubbly Blue Moons and Stellas or make a night of it with bottle service. Bartenders also mix long island iced teas, cosmopolitans, and other cocktails behind a bar whose fuchsia lights transition into sky blue.

Tall grasses line the walls behind Lava Lounge's black couches, giving some of the smoking area a more pastoral feel. Patrons can also melt into one of Lava Lounge’s auto-massage chairs, pulling from a hookah while the chair kneads away muscle strains caused by relaxing too hard.

6269 Fresh Pond Rd
Ridgewood,
NY
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The staff at Nova New York knows people often have reasons not to go to the gym—whether it's a need for childcare or a dislike of most gyms' typical offerings—and hopes to eliminate them. Since the studio opened in the spring of 2013, it has become a place for the community to come work out and learn about health. Childcare is available onsite and certified instructors help students find inner balance through exercise classes, continuing education, and children's programming. When students aren't stretching in a Vinyasa fusion yoga class they can shimmy through a salsa dance session or conquer new challenges in a body toning and conditioning class. Boot camp and personal training round out the options for adults, and kids get their own yoga and Zumba classes.

59-7 Bleecker Street
New York,
NY
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Ania Lesniak discovered yoga when she moved to New York City from her mountain village in Poland. Discovering the tranquil, centering poses of yoga—and soon, the brisk creativity of salsa and capoeira—taught Ania to use physical movement as a means to center herself and regain the calm and closeness to nature she left behind. These newfound passions led her to take over the preexisting Daya Yoga Studio and, with the help of a few passionate instructors, enrich the surrounding community with a variety of movement-based courses, including some taught in her native Polish tongue.

Today, the studio teems with activity. Instructors lead classes in a panoply of styles such as Vinyasa flow, which helps to strengthen muscles through movement from one pose to another in time with the class’s breathing. They also amp up heart rates with energetic Zumba classes and honor tradition by leading acrobatic capoeira, the Brazilian style of dance-fighting.

475 Onderdonk Ave/Harman St
New York,
NY
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Carnivals aren't the only place you can lick a snow cone or sink your teeth into a cloud of cotton candy. Thanks to Carnival Parties, event hosts can rent these concessions and other classic amenities for any occasion. The company's carnival games, for example, range from a beanbag toss to Tip-A-Troll, and its team of performers includes magicians and clowns. Meanwhile, a rainbow-hued inflatable bounce castle ensconces tots in a cushy space where they can safely leap and play.

5815 Fresh Pond Road
Maspeth,
NY
US

A restaurant, a rock-climbing wall, batting cages, and a custom embroidery shop are all housed in Artistic Stitch’s 30,000 square foot facility. At the cages, Probatter Simulators accelerate batters’ learning processes with sophisticated programming that allows for different types of pitches, aiming lobs in the strike zone, around it, or directly at the nearest Ming vase. A 20’ rock-climbing wall invites visitors to ascend to new heights, and soccer and doge ball games spark friendly competition. In addition to general recreational play, day-camp sessions and birthday party packages allow children to let loose and engage in energetic matches. Famished athletes can replenish their energy at the on-site restaurant, Saverio’s Bistro, which serves up piping-hot brick-oven pizzas, paninis, and pastas.

6678 69th St
Middle Village,
NY
US

The instructors at Curves Studio lead fitness classes designed to disguise workouts with fun. They lead Latin-dance-based Zumba classes to upbeat music along with Be Moved sessions. They also offer yoga and Pilates classes for more traditional muscle-building workouts.

59-65 69th St.
Maspeth,
NY
US

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