Things To Do In New York City

“Body Worlds: Pulse” Human-Anatomy Exhibit at Discovery Times Square (Up to 46% Off)

"Body Worlds"

Discovery Times Square

$23.41 $13

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Exquisitely preserved specimens show the inner workings of human anatomy, letting guests gaze at real muscles, nerves, and blood vessels

$75 for Whitewater Rafting Including Lunch and Transportation ($89 Value)

Daylong Whitewater Rafting Trip

Sourced Adventures

$89 $75

Day trip whisks you to the Lehigh River in the Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where you spend 3–4 hours navigating Class III rapids

"Bad With Money" at The Duplex on September 4–November 6 (Up to 47% Off)

Bad With Money

The Duplex

$54.27 $29

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Actor and playwright Ben Rimalower details his addiction to spending in this disarming, darkly humorous, and graphic one-man play

Jet Ski Rentals and Tours from Empire City Watersports (Up to 45% Off). Six Options Available.

Empire City Watersports

New York

$200 $125

Riders cruise around on 2014 jet skis during 60- or 90-minute rentals or tours around the city's famous landmarks

One, Two, or Three Two-Hour Guided Hikes for One Mom and One Child from Adventure Moms (Up to 56% Off)

Adventure Moms

Grand Central Terminal

$25 $12

Certified naturalist guides moms and kids through the great outdoors while offering her knowledge about ecology, botany, and natural history

$63 for $125 Worth of Fantasy Sports — New York Lawn Bowling Club

New York Lawn Bowling

Upper West Side

$125 $63

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$500 for a 9-Hour Recording-Studio Session Including Mixing at True Story Productions NYC ($1,125 Value)

True Story Productions NYC

Chelsea

$1,125 $500

Record, mix, and print professional-quality tracks in a studio loaded with Fantom-X8 keyboards, Bryston amps, and Pro Tools software

Cake-Decorating or Sugar-Flower Course for One or Two People at Sugar Flower Cake Shop (Up to 75% Off)

Sugar Flower Cake Shop

Garment District

$200 $55

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Baker Amy Noelle, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, helps patrons craft sugar flowers or themed cakes with local ingredients

One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga, Zumba, Salsa, and Belly-Dance Classes at Rise Dance Company (Up to 73% Off)

RiSE Dance Company

New York

$99 $29

Experienced instructors lead Vinyasa yoga and fast-paced Zumba workouts as well as lessons in several dance styles

Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food

Manhattan

$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

Three-Hour Kids' Ballet Party with 6 or 12 Dancers from Pink Pig Ballet (Half Off)

Pink Pig Ballet

New York

$500 $250

Professional dancers interact with kids and teach them ballet basics during a three-hour birthday party or special event

After-Work or Night Cruises from Let's Cruise (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Let's Cruise

Stuyvesant Town

$20 $10

Passengers gaze on New York skyline during two-hour cruise aboard swanky vessel with DJ; full cash bar and cash buffet onboard

Two-Hour Gelato-Making Class for One or Two with Take-Home Gelato at Mia Chef Gelateria (Up to 59% Off)

Mia Chef Gelateria

Kips Bay

$120 $59

Frozen-dessert experts teach centuries-old methods of gelato alchemy; students create four custom flavors and take home pints of each

Intro to Wine and Cheese Class for One or Two at Bamboo 52 (Up to 64% Off)

Bamboo 52

West Village

$136 $49

Class introduces participants to six varietals that are then sampled along with cheese pairings during a class held at Bamboo 52

Pottery Hand-Building Workshop for One or Two at La Mano Pottery (Up to 57% Off)

La Mano Pottery

Chelsea

$75 $35

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Students learn to create bowls, mugs, and teapots with hand-building techniques in a class that provides all materials

$9 for $18 Groupon — centro cultural senzalade de capoeira

Centro Cultural Senzalade De Capoeira

Midtown Center

$18 $9

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Four or Eight Boxing Circuit Training Classes or Four Personal-Training Sessions (Up to 75% Off)

Work Train Fight

NoHo

$168 $49

Go online to book boxing circuit training classes, and get personalized input from an experienced trainer

One or Five Private 45-Minute Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Ball NY Dance Studios (Up to 50% Off)

The Ball NY Dance Studios

Herald Square

$130 $69

Flexible private lessons for ballroom, salsa, Argentine tango, wedding, and and other dances; valid for any age and no partner is required

$17 for $30 Groupon — Ra Senzala Capoeira

Ra Senzala Capoeira

Chinatown

$30 $17

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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.

5030 Broadway
New York,
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At first sight, David Barton Gym might appear to be an art gallery or swank pad complete with pounded steel plating, leather-wrapped door handles, and weekly DJ sets, but a second glance reveals a 30,000-square-foot fitness haven overlooking the Chicago River. The designer gym is loaded with free weights, cardio machines, a group cycling studio, steam rooms, a Russian bath, and a studio for yoga class. Meet up with an experienced hardbody personal trainer and melt fat like a George Foreman grill with a barrage of pushups, sit-ups, or 20 minutes on the TV-topped elliptical machine. Renew your will from the on-site therapist from Delos Wellness and let them unkink the knots that prevent you from having the strength needed to throw a dictionary through a thicker dictionary.

My Chicago by Giuliana Rancic

E! News anchor and Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic was born in Italy but she has strong ties to Chicago?namely, her husband Bill, the Trump-approved entrepreneur and restaurateur behind RPM Italian. In the My Chicago by Giuliana Rancic collection, the star of Giuliana & Bill gives the scoop on her favorite local spots to get glammed up, be entertained in style, and even shop for Bill.

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215 W 23rd St
New York,
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Exercising with friends allows you to morally support each other, and, when the time comes, to have the collective muscle to beat up an asteroid headed for Earth. Get strength in numbers with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for one week of unlimited boot camp (a $150 value)
  • $99 for three weeks of unlimited boot camp (a $275 value)

Click here for an online schedule of classes. This deal is valid at the Battery Park and Washington Square Park locations only.

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Stacy draws from more than 17 years experience in outdoor fitness training when leading her classes atop the pavement and under the trees of New York City parks. Using a background in tae kwon do, capoeira, kickboxing, and boot-camp drills, Stacy creates high-intensity routines that combine cardio and strength exercises that can be adjusted for various fitness levels. She forgoes fancy machines and instead uses the environment, sculpting strong arms with 15-pound weights brought in by clients or wiping sweat from the brow with a nearby leaf.

Stacy doesn’t just stay active through boot-camp instruction: She also leads an active lifestyle speaking at workshops and corporate events. Furthermore, she contributes articles to the Huffington Post, leads retreats, and teaches fitness while traveling to international locales, such as India.

170 Claremont Ave
New York,
NY
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Property Location
Hudson is in the heart of New York, walking distance from Time Warner Center and Columbus Circle. This 4-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 866 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and irons/ironing boards, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and a pool table.

Dining
Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of exhibit space and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

356 W 58th St
New York,
NY
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With its military-style obstacles and exercises, Warrior Fitness Boot Camp is not for the faint of heart. As Vanity Fair writer Tarik Fayad said, "My legs burned ... my arms hung like lead at my sides. ... I was drenched in sweat." But instead of feeling exhausted and discourage, Fayad was "the happiest I had been in years"?and immediately signed up for three months of unlimited classes.

The boot camp, which was founded by two former marines, won't mollycoddle participants, but because it doesn't, it gets results and has garnered extensive amounts of press, including appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and CBS's The Early Show.

During its one-hour indoor classes, campers do everything from hoist free weights to run through an obstacle course complete with jungle-gym bars, balance beams, real dirt, and a pool full of sharks carrying switchblades. Kids can also get in on the action?special classes for them help build motor skills and teamwork.

29 W 35th St
New York,
NY
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Runny tofu. Limp lettuce. Bland steamed vegetables. That's how a lot of people view vegan food, and The Seed: A Vegan Experience's founder Harvey Fung was no exception. But that opinion changed in 2011. That's when the avid muay thai practitioner and owner of 82Mercer saw the documentary Forks Over Knives, which set him on his path to veganism and led him to discover that vegan cuisine can be hearty, satisfying, and, most importantly for a foodie like him, decadent and delicious. In fact, it's not unusual for him to have a slice or two of moist chocolate layer cake that leaves him "sated and happy" and able to walk past traditional patisseries without licking the window.

After realizing that his discovery couldn't be kept to himself, Fung decided to share his love of vegan fare with The Seed: A Vegan Experience, an endeavor to reach out to vegans, omnivores who really like tempeh, and vegetable skeptics all at once with inspiring talks, cooking lessons, and samples from NYC restaurants and earth-friendly vendors. The proceeds from the event will benefit two nonprofit organizations: The New York Coalition for Healthy School Fund, an organization that works to improve the health of New York's students statewide, and Mercy for Animals, a national organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty.

82 Mercer Street, 2nd Floor
New York,
NY
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