Things To Do In Chestnut Hill

Up to 54% Off Rowing Session for One or Two

Community Rowing Inc.

Community Rowing Boathouse- Charles River

$37 $17

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Experienced coaches lead rowers along the Charles River, teaching essential rowing techniques

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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 53% Off Megaformer M3 Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

$105 $49

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Cutting Edge Fitness

Cutting Edge Fitness Inc

Newton Center

$140 $45

Certified trainer motivates clients through high-intensity 30-minute sessions

40% Off a Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp

Ultimate Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$239 $143

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Participants burn calories & strengthen muscles as instructors lead creative workouts with cardio circuits, interval training & group games

70% Fitness Package at Mount Auburn Club

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $199

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

50% Off Pottery Lesson at Rokuro Pottery

Rokuro Pottery

Allston

$80 $40

Lessons focus on the fundamentals of using a potter's wheel or build on the pottery-making skills that students have

Up to 44% Off a Visit to Indoor Playspace

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

Half Off Anderson Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

52% Off at Boston Boxing & Fitness

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

Up to 51% Off a Sushi-Making Class

Sea To You Sushi

Brookline Village

$140 $69

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

45% Off Art Camp

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

Up to 75% Off Painting Classes at Art School # 99

Art School # 99

North Allston

$120 $59

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MacDowell Colony fellow Alexandra Rozenman helps painting pupils to realize their goals through color theory and composition basics

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

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25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

The Body Center

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

50% Off Night of Painting at Paint Corner Art Bar

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

Up to 61% Off Vinyasa Yoga

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

57% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics

Action Athletics

Nonantum

$159 $69

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

Up to 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

East Coast Divers

Allston

$100 $50

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In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

Up to 69% Off Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Cooking and Canning Workshop

Jamaica Plain

$40 $40

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Up to 58% Off Hip-Hop Fitness Classes

Sweat The Floor! Hip Hop Conditioning

Boston

$30 $15

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Up to 73% Off Yoga at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$87 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead 90-minute Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Up to 54% Off Metal Arts Class

Stonybrook Fine Arts

Jamaica Plain

$150 $75

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Students create silver rings and pendants or learn the basics of welding

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Up to 77% Off Summer Pool and Gym Memberships

Atlantis Sports Club

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Summer memberships include classes and gym access as well as swimming in indoor and outdoor pools

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Clases

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Kids' Fun Stop

West Roxbury

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

Up to 50% Off Fenway Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Up to 43% Off Pottery Painting in Cambridge

Made By Me

Harvard Square

$46 $26

Aspiring artists and a friend paint pre-made mugs and other pottery pieces before staff escorts finished pieces to their date with the kiln

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

Up to 56% Off Private Piano Lessons

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 56% Off Ice-Hockey Lessons

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

55% Off Capoeira

Sinha Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

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Up to 50% Off Family Activities at Kings Back Bay

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

Creation Entertainment

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 50% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training at Life In Synergy

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

$100 $60

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Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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Up to 57% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

Up to 63% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Luke Adams Gifting Co.

South End

$80 $40

Cut and mold provided materials into pendants or earrings to be fired and assembled for next-week pickup

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Lesson Packages

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

$8 for a Factory Tour at Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate

Union Square

$15 $8

During 45-minute tours, small groups learn about the chocolate-making process and equipment, and choose organic chocolates to take home

Up to 62% Off at Yoga Now

Yoga Now

Downtown Dedham

$130 $49

Students work through a variety of styles including power yoga and prenatal yoga in a studio with gleaming hardwood floors and natural light

Up to 51% Off Dance Classes

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

Up to 55% Off Roller Skating

Chez Vous Roller Skating

Franklin Field South

$10 $5

A neighborhood landmark for 80+ years, the roller rink hosts skaters who sail across the floor to music from the '70s and later

45% Off Dance Lessons

Primal Fusion World Dance

Oakdale

$65 $36

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Up to 69% Off at Shiva Shakti Yoga Center

Shiva Shakti Yoga Center

Waltham

$150 $49

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Yogis flow through poses in wood-floored studio, led by instructors who tailor moves to match students' experience levels

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at The F.I.T.T. Pit 

The F.I.T.T. Pit

Hyde Park - Cleary Square

$150 $19

Trainers keep clients motivated in boot-camp workouts and also provide nutritional advice to ensure weight-loss

Up to 67% Off at Vo2max Elite

Vo2max Elite

Needham

$75 $30

Yoga classes for all skill levels, with sunrise, power yoga, and flow options available

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tasting Tour of Boston

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Sample champagne-flavored truffles, chocolatey French pastries, and chcolate fudge during a two-hour chocolate tour of Back Bay

Up to 74% Off Dance Sessions and Registration

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

45% Off 3 Months of Bootcamp at Unified Fitness Studio

Unified Fitness

Readville

$360 $198

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Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

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Roshankish Krav Maga

South Medford

$55 $28

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50% Off Firearms-Safety Course

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

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Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Up to 76% Off Yoga Classes

TriYoga Boston

Bank Square

$120 $29

Yoga classes range from slow-paced beginner classes with gentle poses to "Fire" classes that require more advanced strength and endurance

39% Off a Month of Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Community Boating Inc.

Charles River Esplanade

$99 $60

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30-day pass includes lessons and unlimited paddling in the Charles River basin with both kayaks and paddleboards

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$25 $16

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During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

Boston Super Tours – 26% Off Chocolate, Brews & Views Tour

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Up to 78% Off Wine or Culinary Workshop

Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors

Waltham

$45 $15

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Instructors, guest sommeliers, and local producers teach students about wine production, food pairings, or bourbon-based cocktails

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The Boston College Eagles are set to shred the competition with their metaphorical talons next month when they kick off their season with home games against the Weber State Wildcats and Kent State. Although the Eagles were treacherously swindled out of the Emerald Bowl title last year by the cunning Trojans, this year’s roster is stocked with talented players who are ready to lead the way to victory with aerodynamic skull armor and bubblegum-flavored mouthguards. You'll get lower end-zone views of the tackling, throwing, and funcitement.

2601 Beacon St.
Chestnut Hill,
Massachusetts
US

The Urban Grape pushes the fermented philosophy that wine and beer drinkers should explore its vast variety of flavors without intimidation. The shop’s extensive lineup of red wines ranges from the dark-chocolate aromas of Charles Krug’s cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley ($24) to the full-bodied O.Fournier tempranillo from Spain ($16). Have the ideal white wine for a gorgeous afternoon firing nukes at incoming asteroids with the Ken Forrester chenin blanc from Stellenbosch ($10), boasting subtle grapefruit and green-apple notes. Beer buffs may blissfully quiver while looking at The Urban Grape’s selection of brews, including a 22 oz. Brew Dog Punk IPA from San Diego ($7). The store offers a number of other libations as well, from organic and biodynamic wines to a stellar array of sake. Drop by for The Urban Grape’s scheduled complimentary wine tastings every Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. and every Saturday from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. to introduce taste buds to up to 16 different types of wine.

7 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill,
MA
US

If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.

1300 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill,
MA
US

A quick study in graceful movement, Peter Gelzhinsky competed in the finals at the USA National Dance Championship just three years after taking up the craft. Parlaying his quick learning into effective teaching methods, Peter now leads hot-footed hopefuls through lessons that cover such social ballroom dances as merengue, cha-cha, and the hustle. Students can also breakdance to the thumping beats of hip-hop classes, or sashay with a provided partner through the salsa-like steps of the bachata. Many students enlist in Star Dance School’s lessons in preparation for a wedding or the grand opening of a laundromat with a dance floor.

1845 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston,
MA
US

Though Yelpers have mixed feelings about the sometimes-noisy atmosphere, they praise The Playwright’s food and give it a three-star average. Nine Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.

1960 Beacon St
Brighton,
MA
US

As its name implies, Modern Barre offers a contemporary take on the rejuvenating workout regimen originally designed by a professional ballet dancer in the 1950s. This refined approach still uses the dance-inspired orthopedic stretches and ballet barre-assisted exercises, but Modern Barre's instructors introduce elements of Pilates and yoga to create a balanced, full-body workout that lengthens and strengthens muscles without placing undue stress on joints. Though each of the studio's teachers possesses classical dance training, students can perform the gentle body-weight and light resistance exercises, even if they don't have previous dance experience or even own a nutcracker. For a slightly different approach, the instructors also lead HIIT classes as well as cardio-based barre sessions, which introduce more aerobic activity into the standard workout regimen.

242 Commonwealth Ave‎
Chestnut Hill,
MA
US

Chestnut Hill Scene