Classes in New York

Up to 38% Off Drink & Draw Art Class

The Living Gallery

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$20 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided wine while drawing live models or grooving to ever-changing lineup of bands and DJs

60% Off an Anti-Aging Firming Facial

Chris­tine Valmy International School NY

Midtown

$60 $24

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Under the supervision of an instructor, a student aesthetician tightens and tones the client's skin with an anti-aging firming facial

Up to 75% Off Women's Fitness Classes at Blossomesque

Blossomesque

Dany Studio

$85 $25

Learn gentle burlesque movements while burning calories in social cardio classes that span 60 minutes

Turn Skin into Artwork During a Body-Painting Party with Live Jazz

Painting Party and Jazz Concert

Brooklyn

$25 $25

After champagne and snacks, master painter Danny Setiawan guides guests as they paint each other's bodies and pose for pro photographers

Up to 50% Off at Lady Jane Craft Center

Lady Jane Craft Center

Ozone Park

$20 $11

Shop stocks merchandise specializing in jewelry making supplies such as beads, findings, wire, and tools

Up to 52% Off a Mozzarella-Making Class

Lake Ontario Winery

Hilton

$143 $69

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Pupils learn to make semisoft cheese while sampling wine, savoring an antipasto platter and gourmet pizza, and sipping from bottles of wine

Up to 53% Off Beginners' or Date-Night Cooking Class

Divine Taste

New York

$80 $39

Up to 20 people use a beginners' class to get familiar with the kitchen; four couples spend their date night creating a romantic meal

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

Up to 84% Off Tango Classes at Tango with Jon

Tango with Jon

Multiple Locations

$230 $37

Single or partnered attendants learn introductory steps such as 6-, 8-, and 10-count walks; intermediate students learn leading and steps

57%Off Pottery Hand-Building Workshop

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

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 67% Off Hip-Hop Dance Workshop or Kids' Birthday Party

The Evolution of Hip Hop

New York

$180 $59

Dance workshops at a studio run by experienced hip-hop dancer and choreographer who has performed with T.I. and Ludacris and worked with MTV

Up to 61% Off Painting Class at Art Healing Works

Art Healing Works

East Village

$120 $49

Partygoers paint away negative emotions and creative blocks with guidance from a holistic practitioner, artist, and psychology buff

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 30% Off Pottery Classes

Stilclay

Greenpoint

$55 $39

Students learn how shape clay using pottery wheels or their hands

Up to 54% Off Class or Membership at The Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts

Midtown South Central

$50 $25

Learn the techniques required to produce beautifully bound books and striking pages of type or become a member with discounts and perks

Up to 75% Off Workshop Classes at Brooklyn Creative Studio

Brooklyn Creative Studio

Williamsburg

$199 $59

Workshop classes teach students how to make candles, cosmetics, or soap

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 54% Off at Art Station

Art Station

Midwood

$70 $35

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

Select Local Merchants

In his early teens, Mario Godiva Green was overweight. At school, kids bullied him daily, and he was tired of their incessant mockery. At 16, his mother died, providing the catalyst to the dramatic life change that Mario was about to embark on. Over the next 11 years, his rise to prominence in the fitness circles of New York and Chicago was nothing short of meteoric. From modeling for Calvin Klein to pioneering Kangoo workouts in the United States, Mario has been at the forefront of physical fitness. His work has been featured on the New York Times, The Steve Harvey Show, and ABC Nightline.

Today he jet-sets around the world to promote and teach Kangoo to throngs of eager exercisers and underachieving gravity forces, and his Kangoo classes have become one of the trendiest, most exclusive workouts in the city. A firm believer in having fun while exercising, his hip-hop classes are half dance, half fitness class, and he also leads hoppers throughout Manhattan during outdoor boot camps and jogs. The springy shoes reduce the impact on the joints and spine, harnessing the 33 health benefits associated with rebounding without danger to joint cartilage.

37 West 26th Street
New York,
NY
US

Butter Lane's cupcake connoisseurs imbue curious cooks with the power to frost cupcakes in traditional American style, earning the outfit a featured spot on Martha Stewart and Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. During the one-hour Cupcakes 101 class, small groups of about 12 students don aprons and proceed to fully stocked prep stations to make Butter Lane's delectable frostings. Sweet-toothed snackers learn the recipes for Butter Lane's classic American chocolate, vanilla-bean, and cream-cheese flavors and even make their own versions of non-traditional toppings such as raspberry, peanut butter, and cinnamon. Once recipes have been mastered, students clothe bare cupcakes with custom designs and learn the secret to Butter Lane's technique and signature swirl, eventually competing for the prize of Best Icer in a stadium arena. When the class concludes, students take home recipes and a barbershop's dozen of four deliciously and personally prepared cupcakes.

240 7th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

As a leading wine educator in Manhattan, New York Vintners helps budding wine enthusiasts define and expand their personal wine tastes and cooking techniques at their high-end wine shop. During basic to advanced classes and wine-themed events, a team of six certified sommeliers and authorized enophiles elaborate on each wine's nuances from the angles of producer, region, and varietal. Smartly matched pairings and hands-on cooking instruction from Executive Chef Ryan Smith unpack the flavors even further. The staff keep a strong focus on terroir—the effect that environment has on a wine's flavor—as they select high-quality biodynamic and boutique wines for the shop's impressive, ever-changing list.

21 Warren St
New York,
NY
US

Giovanni and Sherry Preziuso, owners of Fierce Fitness, specialize in tailored personal-training sessions but also offer small-group fitness classes designed to condition muscles and shed weight. In addition to functional core and suspension-training classes—classes that employ a system of ropes and webbing to allow the students to work against their own body weight—Fierce Fitness also offers therapeutic massage.

167 Ashland Ave
Buffalo,
New York
US

As a member of TeamBeachBody and an ISSA-certified personal trainer, Eric Shaw knows how to avoid fitness pitfalls. He encourages his pupils to "live richly" by abstaining from shortcuts and consistently testing their physical limits. His routines adjust programs such as P90X and Insanity to suit distinct goals, shunning the monotonous cookie-cutter workouts that force clients to carve gingerbread men out of cement. Dietary and supplement advice round out Eric's transformation plans, which target entire lifestyles instead of just muscles.

1942 Ridge Road West
Rochester,
NY
US

In the talented hands of Sean Shapiro, a camera can say anything. He's snapped colorful action shots of Easter parades for Time Out NY and has explored the Syrian border in Fine Art Magazine. His self-published photography book, depicting New York City just weeks after Hurricane Sandy, earned a "Staff Pick" distinction on Kickstarter. With his perceptive eye and an ever-expanding resume of awards and publications, Sean has made a name for himself in commercial, fine art, and journalistic spheres alike. But now he turns his lens toward the personal with shoots on-location in parks and city neighborhoods. Families, engaged couples, children, and even pets rely on Sean's virtuosity, taking home prints as engaging artistically as they are emotionally.

389 East 89th Street, Apt. 20G
New York,
NY
US