Things To Do In Forest Park

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Up to 58% Off

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Springfield

$42 $19

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40,000 sq. ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

Up to 69% Off Glass Painting and Scrub Class

Creative Martini & Paint Club

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Students select a martini or champagne glass to paint before learning how to whip up a body scrub using organic ingredients

80% Off One Year of Photography Training

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39.99

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

75% Off "Top Chef" Online Cooking Classes

Top Chef University

Online Deal

$199.95 $49

Contestants from Emmy-award-winning cooking show lead more than 200 online video lessons with printable recipes

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons and Studio Sessions

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Up to 59% Off at East Coast Dance & Fitness

East Coast Dance & Fitness

Studio Z at Healthtrax East Longmeadow

$45 $19

Specializing in small classes with individualized attention, instructors lead energizing classes including Zumba and dance offerings

Up to 59% Off at Xtreme Paintball

Xtreme Paintball

Agawam Town

$160 $79

Paint-slinging soldiers equipped with protective equipment speckle enemies on five playing fields scattered with manmade obstacles

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons

Tom Kopyto Music

East Longmeadow

$140 $65

Lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, or voice focus on theory, technique, and performance to help students develop a new skill

51% Off at Second Wind Yoga

Second Wind Yoga

Agawam Town

$59 $29

Instructors lead styles including gentle yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, hot yoga, and chair yoga for all experience levels

Up to 53% Off Group Fitness or Yoga Classes

Maria Pereira McCullah at X-Scape Fitness

West Springfield

$49 $25

Fun Zumba classes feature dance moves set to Latin-style beats, Piloxing blends Pilates and boxing, and yoga boosts flexibility and calm

Up to 77% Off at U.S. Taekwondo Center

U.S. Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

$209 $49

Led by an eighth-degree black belt & a former US National Team Head Coach, classes teach fundamentals, improve fitness & build confidence

55% Off Group Classes at Knock Out Fitness

Knock Out Fitness

Knock Out Fitness

$60 $27

A bright, airy fitness studio leads up to 30 students in kickboxing, boot camps, Pilates, or Zumba's Latin-inspired dance workouts

Up to 51% Off Interactive Art Class

Art.Lab

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

The painting classes last up to 2.5 hours

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

Somers

$40 $18

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

Up to 61% Off Roller Skating

Interskate 91 South

Wilbraham

$76 $30

Skating rink, laser tag arena, arcade, and multi-level playground host fun excursions inside a 25,000-square foot fun center

Up to 64% Off Kickboxing Classes

Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ludlow

$125 $50

Head instructor Marco Alvan and his staff push exercisers through intense calorie-burning kickboxing workouts

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Velocity Bootcamp

Wilbraham

$149 $52

Personal trainers lead small groups through fat-blasting boot-camp exercises and provide campers with easy-to-follow nutrition guidelines

Up to 51% Off at DIY Brewing Supply

DIY Brewing Supply

Ludlow

$60 $30

Beginners learn the fundamentals of making wine or beer; five-session class covers malts and hops, yeast and fermentation, and off flavors

Up to 69% Off Personal Training at Be Fit

Be Fit

Agawam

$300 $129

Health coach and certified personal trainer helps clients achieve their fitness and wellness goals

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

71% Off Group Personal-Training Sessions

Garrett Hurrle

East Windsor

$85 $25

Personal trainer specializes in core training, balance, flexibility and TRX suspension exercises

Up to 50% Off a Tour Package at Broad Brook Brewing Company

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

$22 $12

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Intro or Advanced Classes

CrossFit NorConn

East Windsor

$195 $59

Coaches cover the basic movements of CrossFit workouts in on-ramp classes; regular classes group these movements into challenging routines

Up to 55% Off Classes at Land Warrior CrossFit LLC

Land Warrior Crossfit LLC

Windsor Locks

$65 $29

Cross-training system enhances power, speed, and agility during intense, ever-changing workouts that prep people for all physical activities

Up to 43% Off Movies at Tower Theaters

Tower Theaters

South Hadley

$51 $35

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Two theaters screen first-run movies in addition to monthly midnight shows, operas, and ballets

61% Off Professional Song Recording

Jaxsn Music

Windsor Locks

$1,000 $390

Experienced musicians and songwriters help visitors craft and professionally record tunes for special events or individuals

Up to 47% Off Rolling Acres Birthday Party

Rolling Acres

Southampton

$195 $109

Parties celebrate birthdays with seasonal activities, including water tag during summer months and a corn maze during autumn months

Up to 53% Off indoor Play-Center Visits at Big Adventures

Big Adventures

Westfield

$18 $10

Three stories of excitement include a sanitized ball pit, jungle gym, slides, and carnival and arcade games; 30+ security cameras keep watch

Up to 59% Off Zumba Classes

All-Stars Dance Center

Westfield

$70 $35

Heart rates rise to match pulsating rhythms of Latin music during one-hour Zumba classes in this spacious studio with hardwood floors.

Up to 64% Off at Nirvana Yoga

Nirvana Yoga

Easthampton

$105 $39

Recently remodeled yoga studio houses all-levels open yoga classes, vigorous Vinyasa sequences, and calming basic sessions

$5 for Open Play at Bounce Town

Bounce Town

South Windsor

$10 $5

Batman-, Disney-, and ocean-themed inflatables, as well as a 16-foot indoor climbing wall, delight children and parents

Up to 88% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

Lightning Fitness

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

Up to 54% Off Museum Admission or Class

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

Clayton's Kenpo Karate

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

"The How and The Why" – Up to 52% Off Dramatic Play

"The How and The Why"

Mendenhall Center For The Performing Arts

$31.50 $15

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Two female evolutionary biologists debate professional and personal topics in this drama from a writer of "House of Cards"

Up to 56% Off Private Yoga Sessions

Kendra Renzoni Yoga

Northampton

$75 $35

Yogi Kendra Renzoni leads students through customized series of postures that help increase flexibility and decrease anxiety

42% Off Climbing and Zip Lining

Nomads Outdoor Adventure

South Windsor

$76 $44

Across 9 acres, treetop platforms suspend obstacle courses such as rope bridges, free falls, and zip lines

Up to 54% Off Kids' Martial Arts Education Program

Spirit of the Heart

Northampton

$75 $35

Kids take in the life lessons that martial arts provides in this program that uses group dynamics to teach confidence and self-awareness

Up to 44% Off Guided Painting Night

Paint Social Art, LLC

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Under the guidance of an experienced artist, guests reproduce copies of the night's painting while sipping drinks and listening to tunes

Up to 56% Off at Mill Valley Golf Links

Mill Valley Golf

Belchertown

$78 $39

18-hole course includes novel holes such as a par-four with a tee box perched 200 feet above the fairway and a 240-yard par 3

44% Off Fitness Classes

The Town Bike

Northampton

$54 $30

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

Up to 56% Off at Glowgolf

Glowgolf

Hadley

$18 $9

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscape

Up to 61% Off Yoga or Pilates Classes

Jayadeva Yoga Schools

South Amherst

$138 $69

15 diverse practitioners lead classes of traditional yoga, Pilates, meditation, and a fusion of yoga and Pilates

87% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

Up to 51% Off Private Horse Riding Lesson

Laurelwood Farm

Monson

$35 $17

Private, half- or full-hour horse riding lessons on farm specializing in Hunt Seat Equitation

Up to 43% Off at Hickory Ridge Golf Club

Hickory Ridge Golf Club

South Amherst

$78 $45

Densely forested areas line fairways & greens on 18-hole course with intersecting stream that comes into play on roughly nine holes

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Amherst Shotokan Karate

Amherst

$40 $20

Classes have a comprehensive design that includes warm ups, basic techniques, kata/forms, and structured matching

Up to 47% Off Roller Skating with Roller Skate Rental

Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center

Vernon

$29.50 $17

Roller skates glide across a 14,000-square-foot beach-wood rink amid the boom of music and the jingle of arcade games

Up to 63% Off at YathaBhuta Yoga

YathaBhuta Yoga

North Granby

$120 $49

Tone and stretch in regular or warm yoga classes, capped at 10-12 students to ensure individualized attention

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stafford Motor Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

51% Off Personal Training at Key Fitness Training

Key Fitness Training

Hadley

$200 $99

Personal trainer designs workout sessions based on clients' needs and desires

Up to 84% Off Standup Comedy

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Up to 63% Off at Building Blocks Fitness

Building Blocks Fitness

Florence

$60 $25

In small-group classes, trainers help clients reach their fitness goals

Up to 50% Off Ottmar Liebert Concert

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Stafford

$38 $19

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Guitarist and his ensemble fuse flamenco rhythms with American blues

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Up to 88% Off Catalyst Boot Camp or Kids' After-School Fitness

Muvement

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

Half Off an Indoor Rock-Climbing Package for Two

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

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 66% Off Classes and Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Up to 56% Off at Northampton Country Club

Northampton Country Club

Northampton

$78 $39

Course built in 1898 comprises nine holes with wide fairways, small greens, and four sets of tees for various skill levels

Up to 75% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Integrated Personal Defense, LLC

Tolland

$99 $29

Kids' classes with emphasis on group-work help improve discipline, motor skills, strength, and confidence

49% Off Yoga

Build Yoga & Mobility™

Amherst Center

$39 $20

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 Martial-Arts Classes at Us Taekwondo

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

44% Off Brewery Tour and Tasting for Four

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

$36 $20

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

49% Off Martial Arts

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$99 $50

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

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Music and Drama Camp

The MusicMakers Academy

Manchester

$130 $65

Campers perform a guitar concert or a musical play at the end of a week spent learning related skills

Four Tickets to See Keith Urban – Up to 43% Off

Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge

XFINITY Theatre

$38.75 $22.25

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Grammy-winning country superstar delivers a set of #1 hits on the Raise 'Em Up tour, joined by Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge

Up to 52% Off Go-Kart Races or License

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting

Northampton/Hatfield

$50 $25

Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts; licenses provide members with discounts on races all year long

50% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Course

Brew and Wine Hobby

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

Up to 50% Off Bowling Package

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Up to 82% Off Injury-Prevention Training

Movement Training by Design

Manchester

$180 $35

Individualized training reduces the risk of injury by addressing a client's flexibility, stability, strength, endurance, and power

Up to 50% Off Comedy of Errors or Julius Caesar

"The Comedy of Errors" or "Julius Caesar"

Hampshire Shakespeare Co. at The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies

$36 $18

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Two sets of estranged twins go through a day of madcap misunderstandings; the titular Roman ruler grapples with the burden of power

Up to 76% Off Outdoor Workouts

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

Brew HaHa Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup

Brew HaHa Comedy Club

City Steam Brewery Café

$34 $17

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Standup comics such as Karen Morgan—seen on NBC and Nick at Nite—crack up audiences at intimate comedy club in historic building

Up to 76% Off at Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford 

Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford

Downtown

$160 $39

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Intensely heated yoga studio hosts daily Bikram classes suitable for practitioners of all experience levels.

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Visiting The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center is a lot like stepping into a nature documentary. Guests can take a self-guided journey to meet more than 200 creatures from across the world. They may stop by the habitats of the black and white ruffed lemur, the western bobcat, and the spotted leopard. Along the way, guests might learn a lot: for instance, that the Bennett's wallaby carries its young in a pouch, and that the critically-endangered cotton-top tamarin has lost more than 75% of its native habitat.

But in at least one way, the zoo accomplishes something that David Attenborough never could. Visitors can actually reach out and touch a creature during discovery programs. They can even adopt certain animals, perhaps helping provide tasty grasses and career guidance to a red kangaroo.

These programs exemplify the nonprofit zoo's dedication to wildlife education and awareness, something they hope to instill in their visitors from an early age. In the summer, educators spin "Animal Tales" for rapt young audiences and hold a Zoo Camp, where kids start to learn about diet and animal care. As kids' love of animals grows, the zoo invites them to volunteer as Crew in Training members. Once they hit college, students can become interns working on projects such as field studies of the patas monkey.

302 Sumner Ave.
Springfield,
MA
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The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

674 Bliss Road
Longmeadow,
MA
US

Pioneer Valley Yoga offers daily stretch sessions in a variety of yogic disciplines. Pick a style and time from the class schedule, easing into a meditative and subtle mind space with Gentle Hatha or at last sweating off the bowling balls glued to your appendages with the motile poses of Hot Vinyasa.. The limb-contorting guidance of enthusiastic teachers will stretch the keyboard curl from carpal tunnel fingers, lower blood pressure, and straighten even the curviest postures. Students should bring along their own yoga mat (also available for rent), a towel, and water.

805 Williams Street
Longmeadow,
MA
US

Paint Social Art combines the fun of drinking and conversing with friends with the opportunity to learn a little bit about painting. Lead artist chooses a single example painting for each class. After providing guests with all the necessary supplies, they break down how to recreate the image step by step. Guests can drink and snack as they work, since classes are generally held in local restaurants and bars. At the end of class, guests take home their own finished painting, earning an impressive 16"x20" piece of art ready for proud display.

785 Williams St, Suite 148
Long Meadow,
MA
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Samuel’s serves fanatical foodies an eclectic menu of fresh fare, sharable small plates, and classic pub plates under the watchful eye of 37 high-definition televisions.

1000 W Columbus Ave
Springfield,
MA
US

Equipment: Stability balls, yoga mats, free weights, agility ladders, jump ropes
Students should bring: Towel, bottle of water
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Established: 2014
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We have a smoothie bar on-site, so you can order a beverage before or after your workout.

Q&A with Shoshana Porter, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have monthly challenges that keeps our clients engaged. We also run workshops that help to prepare our clients for a lifelong health journey. Our approach is holistic in that it includes physical, spiritual and nutritional fitness and caters to the entire family.

576 N Main St
East Longmeadow,
MA
US