Things To Do in New York

L & M Tours – Up to 46% Off Bus Day Trips

Brooklyn

$69 $39

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Explore the East Coast with daylong bus trips that can include live shows, whale-watching cruises, local festivals, and amusement parks

New York Comedy Club – Up to 63% Off Standup

New York Comedy Club

$40 $15

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Standup comedians deliver laughs every Wednesday in April

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

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Murphy's Law Pub

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing at Animals MMA Yonkers

Northwest Yonkers

$120 $29

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Students burn calories and build muscle during high-energy kickboxing classes at a gym that specializes in MMA training

Up to 67% Off a Booze Cruise from Above All Cruises

Skyport Marina

$79.98 $29

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Two-hour cruise unveils stunning views of the New York skyline at night, with a free cocktail, beer, or wine as a live DJ spins Top 40 hits

Up to 63% Off Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Cicero

$98 $39

One-hour kickboxing classes at a martial arts center that promotes self-improvement by helping students shed inches and gain confidence

"Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries" - Up to 39% Off

The Palace Theatre Albany

$39.15 $24

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With its mystery-solving dog in tow, the Mystery Inc. gang confronts a theater-haunting ghost amid original song-and-dance numbers

55% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Evolution Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Indoor and outdoor interval routines use an array of mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build strength and endurance

Up to 57% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Irvington

$500 $229

CrossFit coaches design customized fitness routines and work with clients during one-on-one sessions

Up to 62% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

One-on-one training sessions with a certified professional, supplemented by nutritional consultations and body composition analysis

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Tuckahoe

$115 $45

Zumba and group-fitness classes get bodies moving in a fun, cooperative environment; personal-training sessions craft custom workouts

Up to 49% Off 18-Holes of Mini Golf or Unlimited Par-3 Golf

Clifton Park

$18.50 $10

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Eighteen holes of mini-golf or nine holes of Par-3 golf create friendly bonding for twosomes or foursomes with ice-cream cones for all

Up to 41% Off Erie Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Erie Canal Cruises

$38 $23

Sail past historic churches, pristine natural beauty, and through a century-old lock

Up to 53% Off Half-Day Fishing Trip

Sheepshead Bay

$80 $39

During four-hour saltwater fishing trips, which include bait and buckets, pairs or groups of four attempt to catch flounder and fluke

Westchester Philharmonic – Up to 51% Off

The Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

$79 $39

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Westchester Philharmonic features up-and-coming conductors and accomplished singers such as Michelle Deyoung and Judy Kuhn

New York Lizards — Up to 35% Off Lacrosse Package

Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University

$55.10 $36

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The Lizards rumble into their 2014 season against the intrastate-rival Rattlers on opening night; food, drinks, and a T-shirt included

Up to 60% Off Kids’ Dance Camp or Classes

Nancy's Dance Factory

$450 $225

Kids can enjoy such dance classes as jazz and tap during a summer dance program or fall dance classes

Up to 53% Off at Webster Golf Club

Webster

$60 $31

Par 70 course beckons twosomes and foursomes with bluegrass fairways

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara On The Lake

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20-minute flight takes in historical sights and breathtaking scenery of Niagara Falls and surrounding wine country in Ontario

Up to 54% Off Zipline Adventure

Brunswick

$60 $30

An hour’s worth of unlimited zip rides sends thrill seekers 60 ft. above cornfields and treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of two area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 53% Off a Sunset, Happy-Hour, or After-Dinner Cruise

Freeport

$50 $25

Sunset, happy-hour, and after-dinner cruises depart for tours of the water as the sun casts a net of fading color across the sky

Up to 56% Off Kids' Classes at Super Soccer Stars

Hicksville

$180 $79

Children trot through drills and scrimmages on indoor fields as coaches deliver cheerful, positive encouragement

Up to 53% Off Two Games of Bowling with Shoes

Coram

$35 $17

Family-owned bowling alley has multiple lanes to host competitive or friendly games

Up to 35% Off Trapeze Classes

Eisenhower Park

$50 $35

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Soar through the air during a first-timer's trapeze class, learning to swing, let go, and catch an instructor

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Springfield Gardens

$150 $49

Black-belt instructor leads high-energy kickboxing classes for students of all abilities

Up to 51% Off Canoe, Kayak, or Pontoon Rental

Fairport

$35 $17

Staffers outfit explorers with gear, tandem kayaks, canoes, and pontoon boats for exploring the aquatic corridors of the historic Erie Canal

Up to 81% Off Personal Training

Commack

$150 $29

Expert trainers lead 30-minute one-on-one sessions that use body-weight resistance, cardio training & free weights to build muscle & stamina

Up to 61% Off Martial Arts Lesson and Classes at Side Kicks Karate

Side Kicks Karate

$75 $35

Instructors combine Japanese fighting styles with kickboxing and basic grappling to teach adults and youngsters how to defend themselves

Up to 68% Off Bike Rentals at Congers Bike Shop

Congers

$35 $15

Cyclists grab bikes and helmets and spend all day riding around local lakes and state parks

74% Off Kickboxing Classes at Monkey Fist MMA

Howard Beach

$115 $30

Certified instructors lead classes rich with kicks and punches designed to teach self-defense while burning calories

Up to 70% Off TRX and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Group classes held 7 days a week include TRX suspension training, cardio boxing, and plyometrics

Up to 90% Off Adult or Kids' Kung-Fu Classes

Huntington Station

$200 $25

During classes for adults and children, instructors demonstrate traditional Chinese Kung-Fu techniques modeled after animal movements

Up to 70% Off at Bootleg Yoga

Marlboro

$75 $25

Yoga classes bolster the mind, body, and spirit with morning stretches or graceful aerial maneuvers

Gymboree Play and Music – 51% Off Visits or Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Instructor-led classes encourage creativity and development; open-gym sessions foster healthy play

Up to 77% Off CrossFit Packages

Centereach

$250 $59

After a nutrition consultation and fundamentals class, students jump into high-intensity workouts that incorporate functional movements

50% Off Go-Karts and Bumper Boats

Wheatfield

$17.99 $9

Whip around a quarter-mile go-kart track, battle your friends in bumper boats, and amass tickets at the arcade

Up to 55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

La Grange

$55 $25

Farm sitting on 79 acres offers large paddocks, rippling grass fields, and an indoor arena for private and group lessons

Fenton History Center – Up to 50% Off Visits or Memberships

Jamestown

$16 $8

Jamestown's historical society educates locals about their area and ancestors through its exhibits, library, and genealogy researchers

Up to 56% Off Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

Finger Lakes Region

$399.96 $175

Guides teach beginner and experienced fisherman how to reel in different types of trout atop Ithaca’s picturesque waters

Up to 82% Off at Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$84 $19.99

Kids learn basic martial arts techniques while gaining values such as discipline, self-confidence, and determination

Up to 73% Off Classes at YogaVie

Port Chester

$145 $39

Gain strength and flexibility in intimate Vinyasa-style yoga classes where students are encouraged to go at their own pace

The Survival Race – 56% Off 5K Mud Run

Cousins Paintball Field

$79 $35

Battle challenging terrain and obstacles before receiving dogtags and attending a BYOB post-race party

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing Classes at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

High-intensity cardio-kickboxing classes combine muay thai, karate, and calisthenic exercises for full-body workouts

67% Off Overnight Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $499

ACA-accredited camp featuring outdoor adventure activities including hiking and swimming and rustic canvas shelters at simple campsites

51% Off a Full-Day Fall Leaf-Watching Canoe Rental

Brookhaven

$80 $39

Canoers watch the leaves changes colors while they paddle down Carmans River

Up to 85% Off at Chi's Martial Arts Training Center

Deer Park

$159 $49

Martial arts instructors keep classes safe and fun while focusing on physical fitness and character development

Auburn Public Theater – Up to 50% Off Movies

Auburn

$60 $30

Second-run Hollywood features and indie documentaries light the screen at a theater with strong ties to the local arts community

Up to 56% Off at Speed Soccer

Multiple Locations

$215 $99

Youngsters aged 4 to 16 learn soccer fundamentals during fun-focused camps geared toward all levels of play from beginner to advanced

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Modern Warrior

Lindenhurst

$45 $19

Instructors led by a retired NYPD sergeant teach kids, adults, and senior citizens how to defend themselves against an attacker

50% Off Personal Training at Brick Fit House

Holbrook

$100 $50

Experienced personal trainer works to address specific fitness goals and customize workouts

Up to 59% Off Watersports Rentals or Lesson from Fuzzy Guppies

Waterloo

$70 $29

Adventurers explore the Seneca River on their own via paddleboard, canoe, or kayak, or take a one-hour kayak lesson before heading out

Up to 77% Off Tennis Lessons

Old Brookville

$125 $49

Lessons stress proper mechanics with forehands, backhands, serves, and footwork

Up to 48% Off a Full-Day Pontoon-Boat Rental

Saratoga Springs

$475 $249

Wile away the day with your friends and family aboard a pontoon boat on Saratoga Lake

Up to 77% Off from TryBootCampNow.com

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

Trainers blend plyometrics and strength training with speed and agility drills to blast away calories

Up to 56% Off at Islip CrossFit

Bay Shore

$150 $69

High-intensity CrossFit classes incorporate functional movements, such as pushing and pulling, into constantly changing workouts

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Plainview

$118 $59

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Laughing Devil Comedy Club – Up to 70% Off

Hunters Point

$40 $12

Queens club stocks each show with three to six comics from TV and film

$33 Toward 4 Salsa-Dance Classes

Next to Starbucks, basement level

$60 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Nassau Coliseum

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 72% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Vinjo's MMA

Medford

$125 $39

Black-belt instructors impart self-defense skills to students and help them build strength, endurance, and discipline

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes

Baldwin

$75 $15

45- or 60-minute classes, such as cardio conditioning or boot camp for adults or Kidz Kardio and Wacky Weights for kids

Up to 84% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Rockville Centre

$255 $49

Certified trainers tailor fitness routines around each client's goals, from losing weight to toning muscles

Up to 55% Off Weekend at Buddhist Monastery

Woodstock

$65 $29

Participants head to a Tibetan monastery in the northern Catskill Mountains to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism and meditation

Up to 42% Off Grateful Dead Tribute

Paramount Theater

$22.50 $13

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Marc Muller recreates one of the most fruitful periods in the Grateful Dead's career

65% Off Boxing Lessons

Copiague

$80 $28

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Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Lessons

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructors teach students basic paddle techniques for propelling & maneuvering, how to remount & how to read tide & wind conditions

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes at Kayo Boxing

Garden City Park

$99 $29

USA Boxing–certified coaches lead one-hour classes featuring cross-training, kickboxing, and boxing techniques

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes at Fuel the Soul

Merrick

$180 $49

Subtle infrared heat emanates from lamps, seeping into muscles and enabling deeper stretches at yoga classes

Up to 84% Off at American Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Massapequa

Massapequa

$160 $34

Students learn basic, effective self-defense techniques and gain confidence, discipline, and self-control in American jiu-jitsu classes

50% Off at Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

$20 $10

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

58% Off Music Lessons at Rock-N-Roll University

Hauppauge

$60 $25

Two private 30-minute lessons help build skills in rock-band and orchestra instruments

Half Off Wilderness Survival Instruction

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Wilderness courses cover skills such as building emergency shelters and tracking animals; some incorporate a simulated zombie uprising

Up to 78% Off Shaolin Kung-Fu or Qigong Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $30

Shaolin kung-fu classes blend meditation with physical training; Qigong sessions build strength with gentle exercises

Up to 51% Off Out-Fit Challenge Obstacle Course

Tuxedo Ridge Ski Resort

$55 $27

Confront 15 obstacles and battle the elements on a headlong dash through Tuxedo Ridge to a finisher's award and after-party

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 56% Off Batting and Go-Karting

Selden

$40 $20

Baseball and softball batting cages; go-karts suited to all ages with three gas-powered race cars

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Pulse Laser Skin Care Center cofounder and aesthetic authority Melissa Cavanaugh has designed an upscale, silver-and-white skincare haven called Deify Laser & Beauty Lounge located at the Limelight Marketplace. Certified laser specialists, who are also laser-safety officers, first perform consultations, conducted on sleek iPads. They then utilize some of the most advanced laser hair-removal technology available—Candela's GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers—to remove hair on both light and dark skin.

Guests await hair-removal sessions, laser facials, or hair and makeup appointments on metallic gray antique-style chairs or a sleek white couch that's been known to support the elegant frames of models and celebrities during Fashion Week. Inside, clients morph into svelte beings through body contouring treatments or ignite their skin with a bronze glow via organic spray tans. Additionally, custom Éminence Organic facials and diamond tip microdermabrasion rejuvenate youthful appearances.

The lounge is also replete with sparkling chandeliers, which make the glittery space feel like a modern take on a Victorian parlor or the neoclassical foyer of a spacehome. At Deify Laser & Beauty Lounge, iPad use defines much of the experience, ranging from consultation tool, to playing music and movies in the waiting area or during treatment, to photographing "before" and "after" shots to capture treatment results.


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656 Avenue Of The Americas
New York,
NY
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Pete Lawson's passion for the martial arts is more than 30 years old, reaching all the way back to when he took his first karate lesson in Jamaica when he was 13 years old. His love for the discipline blossomed, eventually earning him five black belts, a spot in world tournaments, and the opportunity to spar against master martial artists. He also studied Brazilian jiujitsu under renowned master Renzo Gracie, one of the sons of Brazil's famed family of martial artists. As a believer in the saying "to whom much is given, much is required," Lawson decided to put his accolades and experience to good use founding and teaching at his own academy, Brooklyn Martial Arts. Today, he offers classes for all levels of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, preparing students for everything from self-defense to competition.

Lawson also imparts lessons of discipline and perseverance to little ones in kids' classes, using martial arts as a platform to improve their schoolwork, teach them nonviolent ways to deal with bullies, and strengthen their listening skills by having them perform pushups with their ears. They even host birthday parties for kids, where the birthday boy or girl cuts the cake with a real sword and competes in fun and friendly martial-arts-based games and activities.

289 Livingston St, 3rd Fl
Downtown Brooklyn,
NY
US

From a stone mosaic that lined the floors of a fifth-century synagogue to the final rhyme spit out by a Jewish hip-hop artist, the span of The Jewish Museum New York's collections is as diverse as it is long. What began in 1904 with 26 artifacts has blossomed into a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures, and multimedia exhibits that dovetail into a collage of Jewish culture and identity from across centuries and continents.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

Interactive exhibits such as the Archeology Zone bring kids within earshot of ancient times as they don ancient costumes and weigh, magnify, and analyze vessels just like anthropologists or careful ancient housewares shoppers. Family activities include holiday-themed art classes and workshops, and The Wind Up series invites adults into the museum for an after-hours menagerie of cutting-edge music, film, and theatre. After a day of soaking up history, attendees can nosh at Lox at Cafe Weissman, a certified-kosher cafe whose stained glass windows shine a light on the edible portion of the Jewish journey.

1109 5th Ave
New York,
NY
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Since 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Science has culled more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from around the world. These treasures now reside in the Buffalo Museum of Science which opened its doors in 1929. The museum allows visitors to explore anthropology, paleontology, and zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara region.

Special exhibits inspire curiousity in guests by exploring the world around them through hands-on education. Nano, for example, explains the basics of nanoscience and the way it impacts our lives. Opened in March 2012, the Explore YOU health science studio teaches visitors about their own bodies as they study recent medical technologies that help keep the human race healthy. Our Marvelous Earth, on the other hand, focuses on geological phenomena, extreme weather, and alternative forms of energy via displays and interactive exhibits where guests will have a chance to experience tornado-force winds. The newest exhibit to explore is In Motion which motivates children to learn how things move by interacting with gravity machines, car races, and a fluid dynamics simulator. Elsewhere, Seymour (a 10-foot tall mastodon) and Stanley (a 16-foot long albertosaurus) give kids a glimpse of some really, really, really old bones. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can check out the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank for rotating titles. During the next few years, the museum will continue to add new exhibits and improve others with interactive technologies.

1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo,
NY
US

When Marina Lisser was 14, she decided to take up dancing, despite the fact that in her native Russia, she was considered much too old to start. Firmly flouting social convention, she thrived, competing at the professional level and landing a fifth-place finish in the European Cup finals. Eventually, she went on to earn a master's degree in Dance Forms and write a dissertation on the psychology of competition.

But none of that prepared her for the shock that awaited her when she landed in New York City to work for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1993. She hadn't realized she'd be teaching a totally new kind of student: adult amateurs. She'd only taught professionals and children who wanted to dance for a living. If 14 was too old to start dancing in Russia, how would she teach adults in America?

Through trial and error, she figured it out by ignoring, according to a feature in Democrat and Chronicle, whatever holds her students back. "I'm one of those horrible Russian teachers," Marina confessed. "We want what we want; there is no such thing as limits."

Today, she and her staff of instructors specialize in two styles: American Smooth and Rhythm, and International Standard and Latin. Students learn to waltz, tango, and foxtrot atop the ballroom's sprung wood floor, which cushions feet and joints, while wall-length mirrors help them self-correct their form. In addition to teaching social dance skills and helping affianced couples prepare for their first dance, the instructors also ready competitive dancers to take first place medals in everything from cabaret dancing to swing, often by deftly prancing over the laser security systems that guard them. Marina is certified in dance therapy, as well as social and competitive wheelchair dancing, to make dance accessible to everyone.

1350 University Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Strongman competitor William Harris opened his gym to help exercisers achieve ultimate physical conditioning with an innovative approach to fitness that eschews the mirrored walls, isolated machine workouts, and pie-eating competitions of standard gyms. His cadre of personal trainers—most of whom are certified Level 1 CrossFit coaches—draws on real world athleticism: trainer Phaidra Knight was named the women's' rugby player of the decade 2000–2009, and Rob Gutierrez works as a physical trainer for the NYPD. For CrossFit sessions, certified trainers design intense, ever-changing workouts that safely push members while providing motivation and support. Classes rotate through various challenges such as calisthenics, weight lifting, kettlebells, and sprinting, relying on both intensity and variety of motion to improve comprehensive fitness. To bolster long-term health, coaches dispense nutrition tips that keep bodies fueled and give clients the tools to spur fat loss and muscle gain. The results build bodies that function in real-world tasks, such as running to catch a bus, lifting a sack of dog food, or throwing a discus and riding it to work.

2 Bridge Street
Yonkers,
NY
US

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