Things To Do In New York City


Escape Room for One or Two at Mission Escape Games (30% Off)

Mission Escape Games

New York

Up to 10 players find clues, think logically, solve brainteasers, and act quickly to solve puzzles and achieve “freedom” in an hour

$28 $19.99

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Cook Hearty Vegan and Gluten-Free Soups with a Health Coach

Vegan, Gluten-Free Soup Class

Astoria

Health coach Samantha Elkrief gives general cooking tips and teaches you to make two of her favorite vegan and gluten-free soups

$35

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Basic, Social, Lingerie, Baby Clothes, or Tie Sewing Workshop at The New York Sewing Center (Up to 57% Off)

The New York Sewing Center

Midtown South Central

Novice sewers turn a men’s shirt into baby clothes, craft a tie, or bear down on sewing basics

$180 $79

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The Rockettes in "New York Spring Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall on March 12–April 4 (Up to 25% Off)

New York Spring Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall

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3D effects, larger-than-life puppetry, and The Rockettes’ famous high-kicking dance numbers fill a brand new musical that spans New York

$65.70 $49

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Three-Hour Kids' Ballet Party with 6 or 12 Dancers from Pink Pig Ballet (50% Off)

Pink Pig Ballet

New York

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

$500 $250

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Yoga Classes and Two Reiki Sessions at Yoga Nidra Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Yoga Nidra Studio

Dyker Heights

Instructors lead high-energy Vinyasa yoga classes; 30-60 minute reiki sessions work to relax and restore well-being to clients

$120 $39

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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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Two 60-Minute Vinyasa Yoga Classes from JourneySpace (70% Off)

Journeyspace

Fort George

From the merchant: Transformative yoga practice synchronizing flowing movement and breath; build strength and flexibility, and reduce stress

$30 $9

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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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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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One Month of Dance Classes for One or Three Siblings, or 10 Adult Classes at Uptown Dance Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Uptown Dance Academy

New York

Adults and children ages 3–19 learn ballet, tap, modern, jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop, and African dance

$250 $79

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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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One Week of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at A-Force Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy (58% Off)

A-force Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

New York

From the merchant: We are offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for kids and adults in a clean and friendly environment.

$80 $34

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Art-Museum Membership or Visit for Two or Four at The National Academy Museum & School (57% Off)

National Academy Museum & School

Upper East Side

Inside a renovated 5th Ave. mansion, dating back to 1902, guests enjoy exhibits by American masters and contemporary artists and architects

$30 $15

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3, 6, or 12 Sessions at Fitness "R" Us (Up to 74% Off)

Fitness "R" Us

Auburndale

Learn the proper way to use equipment, free weights, resistance bands, cardiovascular machines, and flexibility training

$290 $89

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Admission for One or Two or Annual Membership for One or a Family at the Jewish Museum (Up to 54% Off)

The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

Delve into art and Jewish culture with a 1-day admission or an annual membership, offering discounts, early access to exhibitions, and more

$15 $9

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Four Weeks or One Month of Latin Dance Classes for One or Two at Ritmo Suave Dance Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Ritmo Suave Dance Studio

Woodhaven

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

$60 $29

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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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"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 50% Off). Showtimes Available, Dec. 4–24

Rockettes

Midtown Manhattan

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World-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new set piece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

$93.20 $47

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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.

130 W 42nd St
New York,
NY
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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,
NY
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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,
NY
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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,
NY
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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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