Things To Do In Rochester

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Blue Cross Arena on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Blue Cross Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.30 $38

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CrossFit Forged Fundamentals Course with Optional Membership at CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness

Chili

Coaches teach the movements and terminology of CrossFit, bringing new students up to speed gently before admitting them into regular classes

$125 $62

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VIP Haunted-House Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Dark Matter Charity Haunted House (50% Off)

Dark Matter Haunted House for Charity

Henrietta

This haunted house welcomes visitors to test their nerves against frights and scares with all proceeds going to benefit local charities

$28 $14

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Tour Package with Tasting, Glass, and Store Credit for Two or Four at Black Button Distilling (Up to 52% Off)

Black Button Distilling

Rochester

Distillers make by hand 900 bottles of gin, vodka, moonshine, and bourbon each week at the first distillery in the city since Prohibition

$30 $15

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$18 for One Hour of Jumping for Two at Sky Zone ($32 Value)

Sky Zone

Greece

Jumpers bounce all around a indoor trampoline play zone, which features four dodgeball courts and a mezzanine overlooking the space

$32 $18

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Admission to Corn Maze and Fall Activities for Two or Four at Lehigh Valley Outpost (Up to 53% Off)

Lehigh Valley Outpost

Rush

Friends and families can celebrate fall with corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, duck races, and even launching vegetables from a corn cannon

$35 $17

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$29 for One Month of Weekly 30-Minute Guitar or Bass Lessons at George Miller Studios ($76 Value)

George Miller Studios

Multiple Locations

Working jazz-funk guitarist teaches technique, sight reading, theory, ear training, and improvisation techniques for students of all levels

$76 $29

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Atman Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Atman Yoga Studio

Rochester

Professional yogi Enrique A. Fulchi leads 90-minute Vinyasa and Ashtanga flows that strengthen students' bodies and minds

$110 $45

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$12 for $25 Worth of Pet Supplies at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Multiple Locations

Pick up pet supplies, food, treats, and gifts for pet lovers, with every purchase directly benefiting animals in need

$25 $12

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Beginner Irish Dance Classes for One or Two Kids at Drumcliffe Irish Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Drumcliffe Irish Arts

Rochester

Kids learn to dance to reels and jigs in Irish step dance classes that cover the basic patterns

$54 $25

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Kayaking Course or Tour for One or Two, or Paddleboarding Lesson from BayCreek Paddling Center (Up to 51% Off)

BayCreek Paddling Center

Penfield

Kayaking class teaches strokes and safety tips on the water; nature tour expounds on wetland history as groups paddle past flora and fauna

$50 $25

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10 or 20 Drop-In Martial-Arts Classes at Team Andrello (Up to 85% Off)

Team Andrello

Multiple Locations

Classes for ages 3 to adult instill discipline and build fitness through a variety of martial-arts techniques

$150 $28

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Paintball Package for One, Two, or Five People with Equipment at Performance Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

Performance Paintball

Rochester

Players compete in rounds of elimination or capture the flag on a year-round outdoor field

$45 $22

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One-Month Combat Fitness, Striking, or MMA Class Package at Empire Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Empire Academy

Culver

Certified boxing coaches and professional fighters lead fitness classes & teach striking tactics or mixed martial arts in 6,500 sq. ft. gym

$89 $29

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Central Business District

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

$50 $25

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One- or Two-Hour Slot-Car-Racing Party at Fantasy Raceways (Up to 55% Off)

Fantasy Raceways

Greece

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

$50 $25

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$25 for $50 Worth of Gym Membership or Classes at Lady Be Fit Express

Lady Be Fit Express

Rochester

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

$50 $25

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Unlimited Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Synthesis Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off). Four Options Available.

Synthesis Martial Arts

Rochester

Kick, jab, and punch your way to fitness in Muay Thai kickboxing, or learn to defend against larger attackers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

$70 $25

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One or Two Months of Cross-Fit Style Boot-Camp Classes at Iron Core CrossFit (Up to 70% Off)

Iron Core CrossFit

Greece

Varied functional exercises in Cross-Fit style boot-camp classes

$100 $35

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Inspired by their three children, Lisa and Andy Curwin decided to create a youth center that would offer kids entertainment and education under the same roof. An elevated climbing structure dominates the multihued, easy-to-monitor space that eventually sprang from the Curwins' collective imagination. All its slides lead to the center of the building, allowing parents to keep an eye on multiple children while sitting at brightly colored tables and getting pinkies in shape for upcoming tea parties. The room is packed with plenty of other play-ready games and equipment—bounce houses where youngsters can burn off energy and break through the space-time continuum; skee-ball and basketball stations that boost hand-eye coordination and churn out redeemable prize tickets; and skate and tricycle rinks where tykes can establish new recess allegiances. Kango reinforces its play center with a full-service academy that provides programs for young children from infants to kindergartners and ensures visitors stay properly fueled and hydrated by stocking a snack bar with burgers, fries, fruit, and sweets.

1565 Jefferson Rd
Rochester,
NY
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Helmed by two professional dancers and a martial artist with a second-degree black belt in karate, the certified instructors at Bounce Aerobics strive to infuse each of their classes with a party-like atmosphere. They lead guests of all ages and abilities through high-energy moves in a variety of weight-lifting- and dance-based fitness classes. When they're not disguising aerobic exercises as easy-to-follow dance moves in hip-hop, Zumba, and dance fitness classes, they slow the pace down in body-and-spirit rejuvenating yoga and Pilates classes.

Their studio encompasses an urban atmosphere reminiscent of Manhattan's downtown feel. This loft-like space is outfitted with brick walls, faux streetlights, and a lifelike subway car, as well as a full-length mirror to confirm that the instructor is not actually King Kong. In the onsite boutique, friendly staff members help shoppers pick out exercise gear and gym bags from Zumba, Turbo, and Bounce Aerobics' own line.

311 Miracle Mile Dr.
Rochester,
NY
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When it comes to wine, David and Tasia Verno follow the same philosophy as Goldilocks: Why settle for one when you could try three? Trios of wines from across the world are thus a mainstay of their menu at Flight Wine Bar. These samplers come with themed names—Instant Zen and California Retreat, for example—and incorporate wines from Italy, Chile, France, and Germany in addition to the United States. There's the Bubbly Flight for sparkling wine enthusiasts, the alluring scents of Aroma Therapy, and Sweet Emotion, which matches a Red Newt riesling with a Bigi Orvieto Classico and an Elmo Pio moscato.

Of course, Flight Wine Bar also has wines available by the glass or bottle. In addition, the staff furnishes tables with artisanal snacks. Guests can order imported cheeses, such as the sycamore-leaf-wrapped Spanish valdeón. The dessert chocolates are all handcrafted, and the truffles are all handpicked from the secret truffle tree that you should absolutely not tell anyone about.

262 Exchange Blvd
Rochester,
NY
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When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet.

In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.

1550 West Ridge Road
Rochester,
NY
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In "Understanding CrossFit," founder Greg Glassman says CrossFit?s ?specialty is not specializing.? Flower City CrossFit's dedicated instructors certainly follow that philosophy, providing their members with a slew of constantly changing exercises that incorporate everything from bootcamp?style cardio and body-weight routines to Olympic lifting, climbing, throwing, and basic tumbling. Classes are held multiple times per day, and might feature the Workout of the Day, focus on athletes prepping for the CrossFit Games, or help children prepare to face another week of extreme recess. But exercisers will rarely see the same workout twice. In fact, some classes introduce completely new techniques, such as self-defense seminars, dodge-ball tournaments, or the occasional Barbells for Boobs event, which supports low-income and uninsured women in need of breast-cancer prevention screenings.

3543 Winton Pl
Rochester,
NY
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What began as eight racquetball courts in 1978 has grown into a family fitness center housing exercise machines, group classes, indoor pools, volleyball, basketball, and a smoothie bar. Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club members make use of an endless supply of free weights and Technogym or Life Fitness cardio equipment equipped with TVs for personal viewing.

A team of trainers leads 99 group fitness classes each week, such as Zumba dance aerobics, Pilates, and yoga as well as nationwide programs including Les Mills and SilverSneakers. In keeping with their heritage, trainers host racquetball lessons, leagues, and tournaments for adults and children. Members can take advantage of free childcare services and cool off after workouts at the club’s onsite smoothie bar instead of attempting to somersault into a passing ice-cream truck.

667 Panorama Trl W
Rochester,
NY
US