Things To Do In New York City

Museum of the City of New York – Up to 55% Off

Upper East Side

$20 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Concerts and Plays

The Wild Project

$30 $15

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Theater hosts such acts as singer-songwriters, an all-improv musical troupe, and new works from young playwrights

Up to Half Off Symphony Concert

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

$20 $10

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University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra and the Hershey Symphony Orchestra on Carnegie Hall's historic Perelman Stage

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Make Paella and Gazpacho with a Spanish Chef

New York

$95 $95

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Chef Leticia Salama teaches you how to make paella and build a three-course meal around it as you sip sangria and listen to Spanish music

Up to 70% Off One-Man Comedic Play

13th Street Repertory Company

$54.92 $20

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Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

Guided Day Trip to TAP-NY Beer & Fine Food Festival (Up to 23% Off )

Hunter Mountain

$129 $99

Pick and choose from more than 70 New York state brewers during a food festival held at the base of Hunter Mountain

Up to $13 Off Jazz Concert

Stone Creek Bar & Lounge

$42 $29

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Cafe bustles with jazz and brunch on select Sundays throughout the month

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Up to 44% Off Burlesque Circus

Union Square Theatre

$96.95 $59

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Neoburlesque cabaret circus puts a sexy, silly spin on outlandish feats of strength, agility, and acrobatics

Up to 67% Off Classes at PMT Dance Studio

Greenwich Village

$140 $49

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Learn styles such as Capoeira and Haitian, break dancing, hip-hop and funk, or jazz; youth classes train students ages 2.5–13

Up to 79% Off Hip-Hop Show on Yacht

Jewel Yacht (23rd St & FDR Dr)

$200 $49

Each attendee scores VIP gift bag and a free drink

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

Up to 58% Off at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Battery Park City

$24 $12

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Photographs, personal objects of daily life, and audio-video recordings including testimonials from Holocaust survivors

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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Evening of early 20th-century music explores four composers' relationship to the era's burgeoning, often violent nationalism

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

50% Off Manhattan Cruises from Boat Party NY

Skyport Marina

$20 $10

Three-hour, 21-and-older sunset cruises with DJs, dancing, and views of the New York skyline

Stand Up NY – Up to 78% Off

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

50% Off Fencing Summer Camp

Upper East Side

$495 $247

At the academy’s one-week fencing camp, beginners learn the sport’s basics through games, while advanced students prep for competitions

Up to 68% Off at Better Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$249 $79

Trainers guide small groups through high-intensity obstacle courses, kettlebell training, and plyometrics to torch fat and sculpt muscles

65% Off Dance Lessons

Midtown South Central

$220 $77

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Up to 55% Off Membership or Photo Session

Queens Botanical Garden

$50 $25

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Membership grants access to 39-acre garden and more; photo session offers a stunning backdrop for bridal parties

Up to 84% Off Classes at IKM Krav Maga NYC at Union Square

Union Square

$120 $19

Students learn a noncompetitive self-defense system that focuses on natural movement to efficiently subdue assailants

Up to 79% Off Fitness Classes

New York

$120 $25

Four styles of martial-arts classes complement Pilates, yoga, and cardio-dance courses; instructors lead groups of 5 in personalized classes

Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Strength and conditioning specialist tailors fitness and wellness programs to each client's personal goals

Up to 52% Off BOLLYX Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Instructors employ the moves and choreography of upbeat Bollywood dances to burn calories and sculpt bodies

57% Off Martial Arts

Coney Island

$230 $99

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Up to 81% Off Boot-Camp Fitness Package

Financial District

$280 $59

An award-winning trainer helps clients discover their fitness potential through results-driven workouts and nutritional advice

Up to 79% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Union Square

$129 $29

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Instructors teach students the fundamentals of grappling in one-hour classes

Up to 51% Off Central Park Walking Tour

New York City

$50 $25

Guides lead their groups to more than a dozen notable locations around Central Park, including off the beaten path spots

Up to 81% Off Boot Camp at Mister Abs Custom Fitness

John Jay Park on the Upper East Side

$100 $24

Group classes incorporate an array of equipment, high-intensity intervals, boxing-inspired cardio work, and muscle-toning yoga exercises

50% Off Gymnastics

Brighton Beach

$60 $30

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Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

Clinton

$20 $10

Men's, women's, and children's trek bikes picked up at the south end of Central Park

Up to 78% Off Krav Maga at Krav New York

Midtown East

$150 $35

Self-defense classes with a focus on instructive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios

Up to 67% Off Soccer Lessons

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Coaches with experience at academies in Germany and England teach students how to pass, receive, dribble, shoot, and use teamwork

Up to 73% Off Tango Classes

440 Studios

$185 $59

Two instructors with more than two decades of experience each teach students the classic Argentinean Tango during 55-minute classes

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

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Up to 51% Off NYC Bagel Tour

SoHo

$50 $25

Native New Yorkers take groups through the Lower East Side, starting with a hot bagel at an area bakery for each group member

Up to 53% Off Kids' Theme Party with Face Painting

Multiple Locations

$850 $399

90-minute kids' theme party with hands-on activities, gifts for guests, and optional 30-minute face-painting session

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes at Nova New York

Ridgewood

$65 $20

Local fitness studio is a partner in its participants' wellness, with childcare onsite and classes that include dance, yoga, and body toning

55% Off Indoor Soccer

New York

$110 $49

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77% Off One Month of Classes at Sonic Yoga

Midtown

$130 $30

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Vinyasa yoga studio accommodates students of all levels with strengthening flows that challenge muscles, promote flexibility, and calm minds

Up to 58% Off Bike Rentals

Midtown Center

$20 $10

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Riders select from more than 150 new bicycles and set off on Central Park’s 47 miles of pathways with provided helmet, lock, and map

Up to 56% Off Radical Alphabet City Walking Tour

East Village

$20 $10

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Tour wends through the Lower East Side’s tenements and community gardens as activist guides share stories and bring local history to light

Half Off Gangster-Museum Admission

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Show

Uncle Charlie's

$24 $11

Innovative artistic outfit thrills audiences with freewheeling cabarets that directly support the artists, singers, and filmmakers

Up to 69% Off Classes at Manhattan Ballroom Dance

Garment District

$80 $29

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Competitive dancers, including international champions, lead classes in Latin and American social-dance styles

Up to 71% Off Outdoor Boxing Boot Camp

Bethesda Fountain

$100 $39

Outdoor Central Park boot camps inspire weight loss with exercises based on boxing conditioning

Up to 89% Off Classes at Queens Mixed Martial Arts

Auburndale

$249.98 $29.99

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Classes challenge the mind and the body as students learn Brazilian jujitsu grappling or muay thai kickboxing techniques

Up to 60% Off Bike Rentals from Unlimited Biking

Midtown Center

$99 $49

Members rent bikes for a year's worth of rides lasting two, three, or four hours each based on subscription choice

Up to 73% Off Yoga, Zumba, and Dance Classes

New York

$99 $29

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

El Museo del Barrio New York – Half Off Membership

Manhattan

$50 $25

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One year of admission and invitations to exhibition openings at a museum with 6,500 pieces of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art

Arthur Murray Manhattan Fifth Avenue Dance Centers – Up to 88% Off

Midtown

$320 $69

Seasoned dance instructors impart styles such as the cha-cha, foxtrot, or mambo during private lessons and group classes

Half Off Kids' Ballet Party

New York

$500 $250

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

50% Off

New York

$260 $130

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Up to 88% Off Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music

Manhattanville

$255 $35

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

Up to 84% Off at Fitness Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

Up to 58% Off Improv Comedy Show

Parkside Lounge

$48 $20

Comedians draw on training from locales such as the Upright Citizens Brigade to turn audience suggestions into short scenes

74% Off Fitness Classes

Midtown Center

$150 $39

Yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes in an encouraging, relaxing environment meet health coaching with nutritional guidance

The Ride – 34% Off Luxury Bus Tour

Times Square

$74 $49

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State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows lets visitors interact with street performers on 4.2-mile Midtown tour

44% Off Services

Garment District

$90 $50

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80% Off Women's Fitness Classes at CatchBoxingMMA Martial Science

Throgs Neck

$100 $20

Women burn off fat and build muscle with early morning or after-work sessions of six martial-arts-inspired workout classes

Up to 53% Off from 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

55% Off Prenatal or Vinyasa Yoga

Sheepshead Bay

$64 $29

Students learn Vinyasa yoga moves in introductory classes or stay healthy during pregnancy with prenatal yoga

Up to 66% Off Bike Rentals from Bike and Roll

New York

$28 $10

Throw your legs over the saddle of comfort bike and tour the city streets

Up to 59% Off Gelato-Making Class

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

68% Off Classes at Krav Maga Institute NYC

Multiple Locations

$200 $65

Learn to fend off assaults with a series of instinct-based counterattacks used by military organizations and police forces around the world

Kickboxing Classes

Uptown

$75 $29

A blend of martial arts and other combat techniques boosts self-defense skills and overall fitness

45% Off

New York

$400 $220

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Half Off at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

East Flatbush

$16 $8

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Explore New York City's oldest home: a modest farmhouse originally built in 1652

Up to 61% Off Burlesque Classes

Chelsea

$125 $49

Learn a fusion of many dance styles, with an emphasis on burlesque, in classes that emphasize confidence, strength, and a sense of humor

Up to 36% Off Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tours

New York

$98 $65

Passholders gain unlimited access to three guided bus tours, whose routes spotlight landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Little Italy

90% Off at Force Fitness Club

Ridgewood

$100 $10

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Classes include aerobics, such as Zumba and spinning, flexibility-enhancing power yoga, core-toning boot camp, and Zumba.

Up to 76% Off Classes at BK Pilates

Sheepshead Bay

$200 $49

Expert instructors and a variety of machines help students of all levels develop core strength

Up to 57% Off Holiday-Window Walking Tour

New York

$49 $24

Two-hour tours visit stores such as Macys, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale's, sharing insight in the fashion behind the holiday displays

Up to 57% Off Personal Training Workouts

Velocity Sports Performance Gym

$115 $55

Personal trainers create customized workout plans for each client to help optimize fitness achievements and health goals

Up to 63% Off Trampoline Yoga or Movement Classes

Gramercy

$51 $19

60- to 90-minute classes promote kinesthetic awareness by combining traditional yoga postures with momentum generated by mini trampolines

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $49

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

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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.

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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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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.

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A surfeit of sights competes for attention at this MoMA restaurant, and it’s difficult to say which is the most compelling. The Picassos and Mirós that reside in the sculpture garden are certainly worthy candidates, as are the towering floral arrangements bursting forth from the center of the room.

11 West 53rd Street
New York,
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In 1820, before the dawn of New York's public library system, a group of city merchants began a circulating collection of books. Now part of The Center for Fiction, that collection has grown to include more than 85,000 titles of classic and contemporary fiction, as well as literary journals and magazines.

Though readers can enjoy these works in the quiet of the eight-story building's second floor reading room, The Center for Fiction is far from a simple library. Authors, critics, and professors encourage guests to embrace reading's social aspect through reading groups on contemporary and classic works. More than 60 yearly literary events also dot the center’s schedule, inviting more than 100 writers to read and discuss their craft. Afterward, intimate, informal receptions afford readers and writers a chance to casually chat about their work or discuss the latest experimental punctuation marks.

Along with stimulating fiction readers, the nonprofit supports fiction writers with a slew of resources, from studios on the building's top floor to fellowship opportunities for emerging New York talent. Evening workshops invite writers of all levels to study MFA-level topics under seasoned faculty and bestselling authors, who cover everything from structuring stories to crafting a stronger narrative voice.

17 East 47th Street
New York,
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There are six essential ingredients that compose each of Complete Body's fitness programs: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Founder Alex Reznik is the mind behind this philosophy. In 1995, he founded the company believing that, if given the opportunity, most people would seek to better their health. Soon thereafter, he was proven right by both rising membership numbers and favorable media attention, including articles in Time Out New York and the New York Times.

Complete Body has now expanded to three locations. At each club, experts adhere to Mr. Reznik's principles, blending Eastern and Western techniques during classes such as yoga, boot camps, and kickboxing. Complete Body also hosts cross-training classes, which are designed to burn fat, build strength, and improve flexibility by focusing on six elements: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Among the state-of-the-art equipment and fitness technologies that help members reach their fitness goals, independent trainers utilize the facility with their clients. At onsite spas, massage therapists work tense muscles and aestheticians refresh skin with facials. Physical therapists can help to rehabilitate clients following injuries, calling upon various training methods in their arsenal.

22 W 19th St
New York,
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