Things To Do in New York


Handcraft an Exquisite Bracelet at a Navy Yard Jewelry Studio

Jewelry Making Workshop

Brooklyn

Master jeweler Carrie Bilbo helps you mold metal with a jeweler’s saw, creating a cuff bracelet amid the historic confines of Navy Yard

$75

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Ghost Tour of New York for One, Two, or Four from Great New York Tours (Up to 72% Off)

Great New York Tours

Greenwich Village

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

$35 $14

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Three Games of Bowling and Shoes for Two or Four at Voelkers Bowling Center (50% Off)

Voelkers Bowling Center

Voelkers Bowling Center

Bowling alley established more than a century ago features 32 lanes with automatic scoring, sports bar with big-screen TVs, and pool tables

$30 $15

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"Italian Chicks: A Passionate Comedy with a Little Drama" on Saturday, March 14 (Up to 41% Off)

"Italian Chicks": A Passionate Comedy With A Little Drama

Kodak Center for the Performing Arts

Four female comedians celebrate their Italian culture with tough talk and light skewering

$32 $19

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5 or 10 Personal Training Sessions at Jazzercise Yonkers (Up to 76% Off)

Jazzercise Yonkers

Yonkers

Trainers help clients achieve their fitness goals through coaching and instruction in proper workout form

$250 $89

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Little Orchestra Society's "Things That Go Bang!" or "Lollipops: World Tour" February 7–March 8 (Up to 49% Off)

"Lollipops: World Tour" and "Things That Go Bang!"

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

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Kid-friendly orchestra encourages interaction during percussion-laden concert or concert full of instruments from around the world

$56.50 $29

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NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on March 27 or 29 (16% Off)

2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship East Regional, Sessions 1 & 2

Carrier Dome - Syracuse, New York

As NCAA March Madness continues, the East Region picks its winner during a thrilling weekend of college basketball

$83.05 $70

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St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl for Two or Four on March 13, 14, and 17 from AlbanyPubCrawls.com (Up to 56% Off)

Baltimore Pub Crawl

The City Beer Hall

This three-day pub crawl celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with specials on domestic drafts and bottles, wells cocktails, and Irish whiskey shots

$40 $18

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Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One-Year Membership at YogaSpa (Up to 74% Off)

YogaSpa

Yoga Spa

Instructors lead hot yoga, sunrise Vinyasa, and bootcamp classes with a focus on mindfulness and overall wellbeing

$190 $54

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$350 for a Four-Hour Private Fishing Charter for Up to Six People from Sound Bound Fishing Charters ($475 Value)

Sound Bound Fishing Charters

New Rochelle

Captain Brendan Lorino provides all the supplies you and your group need to reel in a successful catch

$475 $350

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at Center Stage Dance Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Center Stage Dance Studio

Cheektowaga

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

$100 $45

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Pre-School Gym Class (Ages 3–5) or Spring Break Basketball Camp (Ages 6–14) at Hooperstown (Up to 50% Off)

Hooperstown

Border of Pelham/Mount Vernon

Pre-school sessions encourage toddlers to get active; basketball camp for kids in grades 1–8 with games and skill practice

$40 $20

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Weekday or Weekend Day Ski Pass, 2-Hour Tubing Pass, or Adult Ski Lesson at Maple Ski Ridge (Up to 41% Off)

Maple Ski Ridge

Rotterdam

Four powdered slopes welcome visitors with rails & pipes for daredevils, bunny hills for young skiers & a cozy lodge with fireplace

$26 $16

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Utica on Tap at The Aud on Saturday, March 7, at 5 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

Utica on Tap

Utica on Tap

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Sample more than 100 new and limited craft beers from 50+ American breweries while rocking out to live music

$42.75 $32

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One- or Three-Month Dance Class at DeNapoli's Dance Center (Up to 62% Off)

DeNapoli's Dance Center

Denapoli's Dance Center

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

$120 $45

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Cook, Eat, and Peer Into the Future with a Sicilian Chef-Psychic

Cooking Class with a Chef-Psychic

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

Sicilian cook and psychic Kathleen Avino welcomes guests to her 19th century limestone for an evening of hearty food and psychic predictions

$49

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Winter Seal & Bird Watching Adventure Cruise from American Princess Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

American Princess Cruises

Rockaway Beach

The American Princess sails from Riis Landing for an approximately 2.5 hour tour of the NY Harbor, Jamaica Bay, and Raritan Bay areas

$30 $18

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Carol Burnett: An Evening Of Laughter at Westchester County Center on April 17 (Up to 37% Off)

Carol Burnett: An Evening Of Laughter

Westchester County Center

Comedy legend of stage, screen, and The Carol Burnett Show shares stories from her illustrious career and fields audience questions

$74.35 $48

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6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Project turning point (67% Off)

Project Turning Point

Hempstead

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

$15 $5

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Two Games of Bowling for Two or Two-Hour Bowling Package for Four at South Levittown Lanes (50% Off)

South Levittown Lanes‎

South Levittown Lanes

Alley with automated scoring, onsite lounge, pool tables, pizza, and drinks

$30 $15

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $17

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Vineyard and Wine-Cellar Tour with Tasting for Two or Four at Konzelmann Estate Winery (Up to 42% Off)

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery

After a tour and tasting seminar, visitors sample award-winning ice wine and four pours from the winemaster’s collection

C$30 C$18

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And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank on Feb. 27–28 or March 1, 6, 7, 8 (Up to 33% Off)

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater

The story of Anne Frank is told in a blend of oral history, ensemble drama, multimedia, and taped interviews with her friends

$15 $10

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Peaceful Juicy Being (Up to 54% Off)

Peaceful Juicy Being

Binghamton

Friendly and nonjudgmental classes for students of all ages, body types, and experience levels consist of fun warm-ups and very gentle poses

$70 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Classes at Route 20 Fitness (76% Off)

Route 20 Fitness

Orchard Park

45-minute fitness sessions include an invigorating warmup, 20 minutes of fat-blasting interval training, and a core-focusing cool down

$99 $24

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Three, Five, or Seven Antigravity Hammock Classes at The Fit Factory (Up to 54% Off)

The Fit Factory

West Babylon

Antigravity hammock classes provide a full-body workout, improving flexibility, strength, and confidence

$60 $29

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Seal-Watching Cruise for Two or a Family of Four from Freeport Water Taxi & Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Freeport Water Taxi & Tours

Freeport Water Taxi & Tours

Captains chart a course along the harbor’s seal-filled waters during two-hour tours

$50 $27

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5, 10, or 20 CrossFit Basic Classes at CrossFit Limitless (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Limitless

Hicksville

During CrossFit Basic, coaches introduce beginners to the fundamental movements of each exercise, developing safe, proper form and technique

$75 $25

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at NE Kickboxing New Jersey (Up to 86% Off)

NE Kickboxing New Jersey

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, stamina, and flexibility in high-impact kickboxing classes

$90 $15

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$60 for $250 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Help Me Help You Fitness

Help Me Help You Fitness

Fresh Meadows

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

$250 $60

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Five or Ten Classes with Optional Private Lesson at Militia Fight Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Militia Fight Academy

Valley Stream

Accomplished fighters & trainers teach Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, & mixed martial arts in group & private lessons

$165 $40

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$120 for $344 Worth of Boot Camp — Affronti Boxing

Affronti Fitness

Pittsford

From the merchant: You will learn all the basics of boxing and receive training in core/abdominal, leg and cardio strength conditioning.

$344 $120

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Nutrition or Cardio Training Package at Personal Training Institute (Up to 57% Off)

Personal Training Institute - Plainview

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients burn fat with personalized cardio workout packages; nutritional consultations cover healthy food habits

$99 $45

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Admission and Splash Cash for Two or Four at Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Up to 39% Off)

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

Inside Adirondack State Park, visitors explore more than 50 attractions, from tube slides and carnival rides to a storybook village

$71.90 $46

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Bike Rentals on a Weekday or Weekend for One, Two, or Four at Congers Bike Shop (Up to 68% Off)

Congers Bike Shop

Congers

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

$35 $15

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing East Elmhurst (Up to 87% Off)

Kickboxing East Elmhurst

Howard Beach

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$90 $14

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House Dance International at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, July 3–5 (Up to 43% Off)

House Dance International

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

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Celebration of community-based house dance includes group battles, dance documentary screenings, and workshops on Vogueing

$20 $17

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$201 for $365 Worth of Horseback Riding — Winter's Run Farm

Winter's Run Farm

Winter's Run Farm

From the merchant: Learn to groom and saddle a horse, and then you will have a 30-minute private riding lesson; beginning to advanced riders

$365 $201

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Four or Eight Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes at Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Kwon's Martial Arts

Poughkeepsie

Instructor with more than 35-years’ experience teaches disciple as students studying the physically demanding art of self defense

$159 $59

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5, 10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Mutant MMA (Up to 88% Off)

Mutant MMA

Oceanside

Instructors guide students through kickboxing classes designed to enhance self-defense prowess while torching calories and toning muscle

$100 $15

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$66 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Valley Shore Martial Arts

Valley Shore Martial Arts

Centerbrook

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

$120 $66

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at MSD Kenpo Karate (66% Off)

Msd Kenpo Karate

North Tonawanda

From the merchant: Three classes a week for eight weeks; classes taught by the owner of the studio

$200 $68

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$63 for $140 Worth of Martial Arts — Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley

Traditional Okinawan Karate Of Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley

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

$140 $63

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Three or Five Barre Fitness Classes at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (Up to 70% Off)

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet

Jamestown

Barre classes combine elements of ballet and Pilates, helping customers develop the flexibility, strength, and grace of a ballet dancer

$30 $11

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One Hour of Karaoke with Food for Four or Eight People at K-HOUSE Karaoke Lounge & Suites (Up to 50% Off)

K-HOUSE Karaoke Lounge & Suites

Ithaca

Karaoke parties allow friends and family to have fun singing songs to eachother; chose from more than 100,000 in 15 languages

$53 $27

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fang Shi Do Self-Defense Classes at Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts (Up to 80% Off)

Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts

Franklin Square

After setting the right mindset, instructors incorporate martial arts with lifestyle goals

$125 $29

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Burgos Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

Burgos Performance Training

Chester

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$50 $15

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Five Boot-Camp Classes at Crunch TIME Fitness & Dance (64% Off)

Crunch Time Fitness & Dance

Newburgh

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

$50 $18

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One, Two, or Three Months of Kids' Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Youngsters learn martial arts technique in tandem with discipline and an appreciation for exercise

$169 $25

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$599 for a Two-Week Overnight Summer-Camp Session at Trail Blazers ($1,600 Value)

Trail Blazers Camps

Multiple Locations

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

$1,600 $599

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Christmas or Hanukkah Holiday Flight Package from Sport Flying USA (Up to 57% Off)

Sport Flying USA

Sport Flying USA

Certified flight instructors teach students the principles of flying during a 90-minute session

$350 $149

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5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Martial Arts Fitness Kickboxing Centers (Up to 86% Off)

Martial Arts Fitness Kickboxing Centers

Multiple Locations

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

$90 $15

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Open-Skate Admission and Skate Rental for Four or Six at Reva Rollerdrome (Up to 50% Off)

Reva Rollerdrome

Reva Rollerdrome

Groups strap on skates and circle the rink before refueling with pizza and soda

$28 $14

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Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying

$299.25 $99

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Two, Four, or Six Weeks of Boxing Boot-Camp Classes at Mantra Personal Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Mantra Personal Fitness

Mantra Personal Fitness

Boxing boot-camp classes incorporate jabs, uppercuts, and roundhouses into a high-energy workout routine

$75 $29

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$25 for $50 Worth of Pub Food at Momo’s Sports Bar & Grill

Momo's Sports Bar & Grill

Holbrook

Platefuls of signature wings and burgers, fried appetizers, and domestic brews distract eaters from games broadcasting from TV screens

$50 $25

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Half-Day Kayak Rentals for Two or Four at Fuzzy Guppies (Up to 65% Off)

Fuzzy Guppies

Fuzzy Guppies

After selecting a kayak that fits their needs and skill level, adventurers explore the Seneca River or placid Seneca Lake

$70 $29

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Rock Climbing, Fun House Entry, and Arcade Credit for 2 or 15 at Bayville Adventure Park (Up to 58% Off)

Bayville Adventure Park

Bayville Adventure Park

Visitors scale the indoor rock-climbing wall before heading to the fun house, playing in the arcade, and munching on refreshments

$28 $14

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Two One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions with Fitnesses Assessment, Goal Planning, and Nutrition Analysis at Body by Bala (83% Off)

Body by Bala

Dix Hills

Personal trainer and strength coach customizes a workout program for each client, emphasizing weight loss or strength and muscle gains

$350 $59

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Hot Air Balloon Experience at Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival (Up to 40% Off). Four Options Available.

Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival

Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival

Visitors ride in the 20 hot-air balloons that float through the sky with champagne and snacks

$285 $171

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$490 for $890 For Full Season of Dance for 8-10 Year Olds — The Corner Dance Studio LLC

The Corner Dance Studio

Smithtown

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

$890 $490

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at OTK Martial Arts (47% Off)

Otk Martial Arts

Bay Shore

From the merchant: Experienced instructors teach students practical self-defense techniques as well as important life skills.

$140 $74

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5 or 10 Classes at Fitness Kickboxing America (Up to 86% Off)

Fitness Kickboxing America

Multiple Locations

Clients use cardio, strength, and core exercises while learning the art of self defense; improve stamina, tone muscle, and burn calories

$90 $15

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Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

$15 $7

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5 or 10 All-Day Passes for Two or 3-Month Membership for One at Westchester Table Tennis Center (Up to 66% Off)

Westchester Table Tennis Center

Westchester Table Tennis Center

With full days of play at your fingertips, hone your table tennis skills as you play a friend or find a new worthy competitor

$100 $34

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Nassau Coliseum

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

$249 $125

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$10 for Unlimited Video Games and Indoor Attractions at Boomers! ($15 value)

Boomers!

Medford

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with unlimited play on tons of video games & indoor attractions, like a carousel and rock wall

$15 $10

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Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental & Bucket of Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Baldwin Bowl (Up to 81% Off)

Baldwin Bowl

Baldwin Bowling Center

Bowling alley treats guests to clean lanes with automatic scoring and towering buckets of buttery popcorn

$54 $12

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Downtown Brooklyn (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Downtown Brooklyn

Multiple Locations

Fast-paced kickboxing classes provide a full-body workout

$90 $15

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Cocktails and Charcuterie, or Distillery Tour for Two or Four at Hudson Valley Distillers (Up to 52% Off)

Hudson Valley Distillers

Hudson Valley Distillers

Sip on cocktails and nosh on charcuterie, or tour the distillery to see how spirits are made

$29 $15

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$85 for $155 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Z Recording Studio

Z Recording Studio

Peekskill

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

$155 $85

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Three Kickboxing Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at CKO Kickboxing (Up to 67% Off)

CKO Kickboxing

Copiague

Kickboxing boasts an intense 60 minutes of kicking and punching heavy bags, rewarding participants with up to 1,200 calories burned

$60 $20

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Class Packages with Three Classes, Two Playspace Passes, and Waived Fee at Kidville (73% Off)

Kidville

Garden City

Children stretch their minds and bodies, socializing during interactive classes and playspace visits

$215 $59

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$45 for $75 Worth of Music Lessons — Daves Guitar Studio

Daves Guitar Studio

Merrick

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

$75 $45

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Bowling Packages for Two, Four, or Six at Massapequa Bowl & Lounge (Up to 76% Off)

Massapequa Bowl & Lounge

Massapequa Bowl & Lounge

Bowling alleys treat guests to clean lanes with automatic scoring and buckets of popcorn

$54 $15

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$39 for Sundays Are Made to Savor Wine Experience for Two at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery ($80 Value)

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

Medina

Pairs learn about the winery’s history and process as they sip varietals and nosh on gourmet snacks, including charcuterie and chocolate

$80 $39

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Rise Fitness (65% Off)

Rise Fitness

Hauppauge

From the merchant: Two full, private personal-training sessions, four-week meal plan, and assessment

$175 $61

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Self-Defense Classes with a Uniform at Altamont Martial Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont Martial Arts

Husband-and-wife team of black belts leads defensive combat hapkido classes, a self-defense style that prepares students of any age or size

$65 $29

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Location. The Maritime Hotel is a business friendly hotel located in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, close to Chelsea Market, Metropolitan Pavilion, and Times Square. Nearby points of interest also include Empire State Building and Broadway. Hotel Features. Dining options at The Maritime Hotel include 2 restaurants. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a 24 hour fitness facility. This 4.5 star property has a 24 hour business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a nightclub. Guestrooms. 126 guestrooms at The Maritime Hotel feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with down comforters. All rooms include separate sitting areas and desks. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). LCD televisions have cable channels. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding. n Notifications and Fees:Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No onsite parking is available. nnnUnless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check in or check out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following: A 14.75 percent city/local tax will be chargedTourism fee: USD 3.50 per person, per night We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. Pet fees vary based on length of stay The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
363 W 16th St
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
Brazil Bronze Glow Bar owner Sally Blenkey-Tchassova knows how difficult it can be to get pale skin to cooperate. She spent her childhood in England applying self-tanning creams to her naturally ivory skin, trying every formula and label she could in her ongoing quest to find the perfect, long-lasting solution. It wasn't until she moved to New York City and found a passion for the highly competitive??and very tan??world of ballroom dancing, that she gracefully stumbled upon the concept of airbrush tanning. From that moment on, she decided to learn everything she could about airbrushing, daring to dream about a world where every pale person could instantly transform herself into a Brazilian goddess whenever she pleased. However, her first attempts with highly perfumed, commercial-grade formulas left her feeling sick, so she took it upon herself to build a better bronze, eventually perfecting a 95% organic product, as well as a sculpted application designed to add subtle definition to curves, d?colletage, and the body's natural pinstriping. According to New York magazine, Blenkey-Tchassova now divides her time between "the West Coast for celeb regulars and awards-season appointments" and the New York City salon, which has blossomed into an international operation recognized by numerous media outlets, including Allure magazine, which noted, "Her spray gun creates streak-free color that fades as evenly as the real thing." Salon technicians even travel to bring the airbrush experience to homes, offices, or subterranean doomsday bunkers, and further boost clients' self-confidence by planning flirty boudoir photo sessions.
580 Broadway
New York,
NY
US
Dr. Nicole Bishop's signature Mommy and Me Pilates classes were born the same time as her son, Reza, as a way to connect with him while helping women balance their fitness regimens with their brand new bundles. During the 60-minute Mamilates classes, two instructors?one for mom and one for baby?guide participants through short bursts of challenging Pilates exercises. During these drills, fun activities such as singing, massage, and dance keep growing minds entertained while women bolster their muscles. With regular practice, women may notice a reduction in physical tension around the neck and shoulders, stronger abdominals, sturdy backs, and weightlessness despite carrying 15 sacks of lead. The team strives to achieve these results specifically to aid in the recovery from the strain of carrying a baby or to make common postnatal lifting easier. The staff makes careful modifications for women still recovering from Cesarean sections. Dr. Bishop earned her PhD in comparative literature at the University of Michigan, an academic track that involved a focus on mindfulness, meditation, and reading methodology. She incorporates these disciplines in her budding practice, along with her specialty in African and Caribbean dance, the spark for which ignited at the ripe old age of 5 years. As a kicker, Dr. Bishop also boasts certification in mat Pilates instruction and the ability to fashion a yoga mat out of a napkin.
230 Lexington Avenue
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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