Things To Do In New York City


Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" on February 19–March 1 (Up to 41% Off)

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend"

Madison Square Garden Center

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$48.65 $30

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The Theatre Project Presents "Twelfth Night" for One or Two on February 13–March 7 (Up to 50% Off)

"Twelfth Night"

Players Theatre

A tale of twins separated during a shipwreck who get caught in a comedic web of mistaken identity, spurned love, and cross-dressing squires

$45 $25

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"The Fantasticks" at The Theater Center Through March 31 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

The Theater Center - Jerry Orbach Theater

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

$83.50 $37

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Three-Hour Kids' Ballet Party with 6 or 12 Dancers from Pink Pig Ballet (56% Off)

Pink Pig Ballet

Pink Pig Ballet

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

$500 $219

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Two-Hour BYOB Painting Workshop for One or Two at Art Station (Up to 54% Off)

Art Station

Midwood

Experienced artists lead patrons of all abilities through instructions for re-creating famous and original paintings; materials included

$70 $35

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Adult or Kids Judo at Staten Island Judo Jujitsu Dojo (Up to 91% Off)

Staten Island Judo Jujitsu Dojo

Lighthouse Hill

Adults and kids learn the judo and self-defense basics in a noncompetitive setting

$150 $19

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Walking Tour for Two or Four from Welcome to Harlem (Up to 64%Off)

Welcome to Harlem

Welcome To Harlem

Guides display Harlem's cultural gems, including historic architecture, renowned jazz venues, or locations key to the Harlem Renaissance

$90 $35

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Four Kids' Soccer Classes for One or Two Kids at Soc Roc (Up to 52% Off)

Soc Roc

Multiple Locations

Former Baltimore Blast player teaches the fundamentals of soccer and sportsmanship to kids

$140 $69

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Five or Ten Drop-In Classes or One Month of Unlimited Membership at Revival Judo (Up to 81% Off)

Revival Judo

Revival Judo

Nationally ranked black belt instructor teaches the self-defense of grappling arts through sweeping, striking, and leg lock techniques

$100 $19

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Tiger Strong NYC (Up to 59% Off)

Tiger Strong NYC

Upper East Side

Aerobic and anaerobic exercises unite in this strengthening, toning, and conditioning class, which is welcome to all body types and genders

$100 $49

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Movie Site Tour for One, Two, or Four from Midtown Manhattan Movie Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Midtown Manhattan Movie Tours

Midtown Manhattan Movie Tours

Explore famous places in the city where 50 iconic films were shot

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Kids' Bollywood Dance Classes at Beauty and a Beat Dance Company (Up to 56% Off)

Beauty And A Beat Dance Company

Earth Yoga Studios

Kids express themselves while dancing to Bollywood music

$110 $55

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Bicycle or Photography Tour, or Couples Photo Shoot in Central Park from Gotham City Tours (56% Off)

Gotham City Tours

Central Park

Guides lead bicyclists or photographers to notable locations in Central Park; couples photo-shoot stops at up to 20 romantic locales

$85 $42

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Museum of the City of New York Visit for Two or Four, or Annual Individual or Family Membership (Up to 55% Off)

Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

$20 $10

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All Star Speed Dating at The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge on February 15 at 4:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Allstar Speed Dating

The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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Connect with other singles on ultra-quick dates at a 12th-floor lounge with skyline views, NBA all-star games playing, and celebrity guests

$40 $20

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"You Can't Take It With You" on Broadway Starring James Earl Jones, January 29–February 8 (Up to 32% Off)

"You Can't Take It With You"

Longacre Theatre

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James Earl Jones is the snake-collecting patriarch of a devil-may-care family in this Pulitzer Prize-winning farce also starring Rose Byrne

$87.50 $70

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Watch Magicienne Belinda Sinclair Perform in a Private Conjuring Room

Interactive Magic Performance

Clinton

Magicienne Belinda Sinclair performs elegant sleight of hand and mind to inspire her audiences with awe

$150 $65

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5, 10, or 20 Fitness Classes at befitnyc (Up to 54% Off)

befitnyc

Upper West Side

Fitness classes are held seven days a week and include aerobics, boot-camp, conditioning, and Pilates sessions

$85 $44

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Decorate Fabric and Paper Using Ancient Block-Printing Techniques

Block-Printing Workshop

For Art's Sake

Carve patterns into a linoleum block, then use it to decorate cotton fabric during a block-printing workshop with Rekha Krishnamurthi

$65

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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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Craving a burger and fries? Swing in Prohibition and enjoy a tasty meal in a casual setting. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Prohibition also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Prohibition. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Prohibition — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Prohibition's beautiful outdoor seating area. Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Keep it casual at Prohibition — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Prohibition cater for you. Guests take to street parking at Prohibition's Columbus Ave spot. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include 86 St. (A, B, C), 81 St. - Museum Of Natural History (A, B, C), and 86 St. (1, 2). A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
503 Columbus Ave
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,
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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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Praised in NBC New York's Hip & Healthy Blog and featured on Better in addition to other publications and media, Kettlebell Kickboxing merges Muay Thai martial-arts maneuvers with Russian kettlebell training for a full-body, female-only workout. Classes are led by creator and lauded fitness expert Dasha Libin, equipped with a master's in sports science and over a decade's experience in martial arts. Dasha, this year's official trainer for the Miss New York USA & Miss Teen USA brands and fitness brand ambassador for lululemon athletica Soho, leads sixty-minute classes that may burn up to 1,000 calories array attendees in a mirror-lined studio as they learn specialized moves, including weighted squats, lunges, and swings that hoist the kettlebells skyward. As the nonimpact regimen tones hard-to-target muscle groups, clients can hone their balance and agility without needlessly squashing their joints or practicing perilous tightrope sprints. Classes strive to strengthen and sleekify distinct body areas: the Swing/Kick session bolsters limb leanness, whereas a Punch & Knee course employs mat exercises to kindle the burn in arms, abs, and glutes. Patrons can also flock to a total body scorcher class for kettlebell-heaving drills that incorporate both cores and appendages.
394 Broadway
New York,
NY
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It starts with a buzz. When patrons approach Raines Law Room, they’re not met by a surly doorman, just a silver doorbell. After gaining entry, guests might feel as though they’ve entered another era. In true speakeasy fashion, the windowless space is filled with plush Chesterfield sofas, the only light coming from the candles and wood-burning fireplace reflecting off the tin ceiling. In the lounge, tufted sofas and chairs recall an upscale living room. In the parlor, privacy curtains shroud four seating areas equipped with wall buzzers that can summon a server. The no-standing-around policy means parties must check in for a seat; if there aren’t any available, guests can leave their cell number and come back when they receive a call that a table is ready or a new brood of chairs finally hatched. Once seated, guests rifle through the drink list, which is divided into categories such as Bright & Crisp and With a Bitter Edge. Meaghan Dorman and her team of expert mixologists carefully blend drinks such as the South Side Rickey, a concoction of gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda infused with mint plucked from the onsite garden. Raines ranked as a top 10 finalist for World’s Best Cocktail Menu at the 2012 Spirited Awards, so most patrons will probably be tempted to sample more than one spirit, meaning their visit will end as it began—with a buzz.
48 West 17th Street
New York,
NY
US

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