Things To Do in New York

"Point Break LIVE!" – Up to 42% Off

Littlefield

$30.82 $18

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Acclaimed parody of the '90s action classic features on-stage stunts and audience interaction

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

Up to Half Off Theater Performance

American Repertory Theater of Western New York

$50 $25

2013–2014 season includes tales of irreverent history, a devil-dealing blues legend, a morphine-addicted veteran, and a moonshining family

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 78% Off Standup Comedy

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians who have tickled funny bones on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

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

56% Off at Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Colonie

$63.15 $29

Bowling games and rental shoes on self-scoring lanes with cheesy pizzas and choice of soda

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

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

46% Off Basketball Camp

South Side

$275 $149

Basketball camp for kids in grades 1–8 with a full week of games and skills practice

Up to 50% Off Golf Outings 

Western Turnpike Golf Course

$32 $17.50

Framed by Helderberg Mountains, three distinct nine-hole layouts blanket 250 acres of lush terrain dotted with multiple ponds and streams

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

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

Dora The Explorer Live – Up to 46% Off

Master Theater

$49.95 $29

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Nick Jr.'s intrepid heroine and her pet monkey search for treasure and outwit a gang of pirates with the audience's help

Up to 68% Off Chocolate Walking Tour of SoHo

Tribeca

$88.05 $29

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Indulge in samples at top chocolate purveyors during a 90-minute walking tour led by an expert guide

Up to 83% Off Picnic Cruise on Lake Erie

Buffalo

$299 $79

Enjoy a two-hour cruise on Lake Erie and help the captain as you sail with up to 6 guests

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Central Business District

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 91% Off a Gym Membership at Retro Fitness

Downtown Yonkers

$304.99 $29.99

With a movie-theater room and personal high-definition TV screens attached to every cardio machine, workouts fly by

Choose Your Own Cooking Class with a Professional Chef

SoHo

$100 $100

Jennifer Clair and John Scoff helm classes that range from 20-minute meals to the fundamentals of Mexican and Indian cooking techniques

63% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Core Fitness

Western Lights

$133 $49

High-intensity, functional exercises that pull from gymnastics and weightlifting combine in one-hour sessions

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

Half Off Birthday-Party Package

Downtown New Rochelle

$600 $300

Kids enjoy pizza or chicken and cake after 90 minutes of fun activities; party favors and balloons included

Buffalo Athletic Club – Up to 68% at Crossfit BAC Extreme

Crossfit BAC Extreme

$120 $39

Trainees are led through a functional strength and conditioning program that uses ever-changing routines to thwart workout plateaus

83% Off Shooting-Range Package

South Side

$275 $47

Family-run business for more than 25 years; indoor range with electronically set targets

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 86% Off Kickboxing Classes

Arrochar

$200 $29

75 minute kickboxing classes employ heavy bags and self-defense techniques while burning calories

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 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

53% Off Cosmo Girls Glam Event

Brooklyn

$37.92 $18

Fashion showcase of Stilts custom shoes, Peta Chen designs, beauty makeovers, live music, hors d'oeuvre, and complimentary cocktails

Up to 49% Off Hands-On Sailing Lesson in Manhattan

New York

$147 $85

Learn basic sailing skills and terminology from certified instructors aboard an 30-foot O'day sloop

50% Off Cooking Class at Go Veggies

Buffalo

$70 $35

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Students learn how to cook vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian meal such as coconut lentil soup, curries, and healthy salads

JCC of Greater Rochester – Up to 56% Off Camps

Brighton

$340 $149

Kids' camps include activities such as crafts, swimming, theater games, and sports; teen camp teaches wilderness skills

61% Off One Month of Yoga Classes

Southeast Yonkers

$125 $49

Certified yoga teachers with at least 200 hours under their mats lead sessions, such as yoga fundamentals, yoga flow, and power Vinyasa

Explore an Acclaimed Sculpture Studio

StudioEIS

$35 $35

Ivan Schwartz gives you a behind-the-scenes look at a studio that has crafted historical sculptures for museums worldwide

Up to 58% Off Miniature Golf at Glowgolf

Destiny USA Mall

$18 $9

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

Up to 56% Off Dance Classes

Lorraine Michaels Dance Studio

$60 $29

Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, Latin, hip-hop, belly, swing, or breakdancing classes

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp

New Rochelle

$100 $35

Clients of all ages and ability levels burn calories, build lean muscle, and improve their fitness during one-hour boot-camp sessions

Up to 76% Off Zumba or Yoga Classes at Simply Fit of WNY

Cheektowaga

$100 $29

Explore Zumba or yoga at a women's health and fitness center with supervised childcare and a full-service protein-shake and smoothie bar

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

Baxter Martial Arts and Kickboxing

$99.99 $19.99

Unleash punches, kicks, knees, and elbows on bags and pads during classes that mix techniques from karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing

Up to 63% Off Food, Pool, and Beer

Graniteville

$47 $19

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Players spend two hours trading shots on well-lit Brunswick tables while enjoying hearty appetizers and pitchers of beer from a full bar

Up to 89% Off Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, or Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$225 $45

Martial arts courses for the entire family include combat sports of kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the healing practice of yoga

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

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 72% Off Ghost Tour of New York

Greenwich Village

$35 $14

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Two-hour walking tours start at Washington Square Park and include nine of New York’s most bone-chilling destinations

Up to 60% Off at Western New York Karate Center

Williamsville

$116 $49

Students learn self-defense techniques and study sparring and weapons skills in more advanced classes; uniform included

Up to 55% Off a Four-Hour Pontoon Rental

Rochester

$199 $89

Groups of 6–10 riders traverse open waters on Irondequoit Bay while relaxing on comfortable seats during four-hour rental excursions

Arthur Murray Dance Studios – 75% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Seasoned instructors lead students through private and group lessons culled from renowned dance curriculum’s century of steps

New York Mets Game

Citi Field

$15 $9

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Led by several new acquisitions, the Mets swing into a new season during four games at Citi Field

Up to 71% Off Open Gym or Fitness Classes

Syracuse

$49 $19

Open-gym sessions allow exercisers access to the gym's equipment while they workout solo; classes lead students through intense routines

Up to 58% Off Dance or Fitness Classes

Colonie

$52 $23

Offer includes a variety of dance and fitness classes for teens and adults.

77% Off Nutrition and Fitness Package

Downtown New Rochelle

$298 $69

Expert in integrative nutrition counsels clients on health and healing; fitness classes include Kickboxing, Beach Body, and cross training

Up to 55% Off Zumba Classes

Cheektowaga

$50 $25

One-hour Zumba classes send physiques into calorie-melting steps and twirls matched with Latin beats in family-friendly dance studio

55% Off

North Side

$100 $45

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

55% Off Martial Arts

Dongan Hills

$140 $63

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

Up to 86% Off Aikido Martial Arts Classes

Greenburgh

$105 $25

Learn aikido's disciplined self-defense tactics from seasoned instructors

"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 57% Off Fishing Trip

Sheepshead Bay

$44 $22

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Veteran seafarers explore the deep waters off New York City’s cost, trawling lines in the water to snag seasonal fish.

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

%44 Off Fitness Studio

Delaware - West Ferry

$25 $14

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

50% Off Classes at Aerial Arts of Rochester

Rochester

$50 $25

Instructors lead students of all levels through aerobic trampoline workouts; walk-in classes include Cirque Fit and SambaBelly Dance

Up to 54% Off a Discover Scuba Experience

Northeast Yonkers

$75 $39

People who are curious about experiencing scuba are outfitted in gear and taught how to breathe underwater in an indoor heated pool

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 57% Off Piano Lessons

East Syracuse

$175 $79

Weekly piano lessons guide students through a wide range of concepts, assignments, and styles of music

Up to 55% Off Indoor Cycling Classes

Colonie

$50 $23

On RealRyder bikes that simulate turning and banking, stationary cycling classes tone the upper body while strengthening the core

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

49% Off

North Side

$95 $48

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

Up to 82% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Arrochar

$135 $29

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons

89% Off Boot-Camp Classes at ML Strength

White Plains

$350 $39

Adult-focused training camp classes for all levels improves conditioning, weight-loss, athleticism, and injury prevention

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 63% Off Jet-Ski Rides from Jetty Jumpers

Sheepshead Bay

$175 $79

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Jet skis carve through the water off the coast of NY, or take water-based tours, giving riders a unique perspective of the city

Up to 53% Off Pedicab Tours of Central Park

In Front of Green Cafe

$120 $60

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Pedicabs help visitors explore the sights, history, and surrounds Central Park at a leisurely pace

51% Off One Month of Cross-Training Classes

Buffalo

$100 $49

Jeremy leads three 60-minute cross-training classes per week and modifies moves to tailor workouts for every fitness level in the room

Up to 55% Off Party at Fantasy Raceways

Greece

$50 $25

Miniature replicas of racing cars zip around a slotted track as kids go head to head in heats, aiming for the chance to be a top finisher

Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Clinton

$72 $20

Intimate space hosts nationally-touring comics

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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,
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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
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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
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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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