Events & Activities in Utica

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

Up to 54% Off Make-It-Fit Sewing Class

Herkimer

$75 $35

Learn to alter your own clothes during a 90 minute sewing class led by an experienced fashion designer

Up to 61% Off Martial Arts Lesson and Classes at Side Kicks Karate

Side Kicks Karate

$75 $35

Instructors combine Japanese fighting styles with kickboxing and basic grappling to teach adults and youngsters how to defend themselves

51% Off Ski Boat Rental from Boat Oneida

Boat Oneida

$695 $339

Each ski boat comes equipped with an inner tube to use, allowing for up to six hours of waterskiing fun

Up to 52% Off Flying Lesson at Adam Towne Aviation

Fulton County Airport

$205 $99

Fly a plane during a 30-minute in-air session that follows classroom instruction and info on how to get a pilot’s license

Up to 63% Off Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Cicero

$98 $39

One-hour kickboxing classes at a martial arts center that promotes self-improvement by helping students shed inches and gain confidence

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 78% Off Boot-Camp or Karate Classes

East Syracuse

$49 $19

Instructors whip adults into shape with intense boot camp classes and impart down the art of Okinawan Goju Ryu karate to all ages

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 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 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 52% Off Zipline and Camping Packages

LaFayette

$136 $65

Ride a zipline or stay the night in a cabin or tent and take a mountaintop hayride at a wilderness resort with a mountain meadow maze

Up to 51% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Cicero

$40 $20

Students aged 2–18 learn to dance at a school supervised by a So You Think You Can Dance contestant

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

North Syracuse

$100 $20

Instructors boost clients' fitness in cardio kickboxing, teach combat techniques in MMA, and instill confidence and control in kids' karate

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 79% Off Lessons

Fayetteville

$145 $30

Learn to waltz, salsa, and tango during private dance lessons and a group class

Up to 86% Off at Villari Martial Arts Centers

Syracuse

$95 $19

Celebrating their 45th anniversary, classes sharpen focus, encourage discipline, and boost fitness in family-friendly environment

75% Off at CrossFit 315

Cicero

$157.50 $39

Students get in shape and build muscle with constantly varied functional-fitness workouts that are scalable to any ability level

54% Off Martial Arts

Lakefront

$100 $46

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48% Off Attraction Admission at WonderWorks

Destiny USA

$24.99 $13

People of all ages learn & explore within the walls of this family-friendly center, bursting with exhibits like a space-shuttle simulator

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Wise Guys Comedy Club

$30 $15

Comedy club hosts nationally touring comedians on Friday and Saturday nights

51% Off Fitness Classes

Clay

$100 $49

Classes utilize the principles of applied functional science and include Functional Fitness, 3D Yoga, Condition to Run, Mud Run, and more

Up to 52% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Camillus

$49 $24

Instructors pass on martial-arts knowledge during classes for kids and adults that include karate, Thai kickboxing, and Krav Maga

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Greg Tearney's All American Martial Arts

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

50% Off Hookah Sessions

Amsterdam

$19 $9.50

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Patrons lounge on plush furniture as they puff smooth flavors of shisha from hookahs

Up to 52% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Cortland

$99 $49

Adults and youth take martial-arts classes including the Bruce Lee brainchild Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Brazilian Juitsu, and Filipino Kali

Half Off Wilderness Survival Instruction

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Wilderness courses cover skills such as building emergency shelters and tracking animals; some incorporate a simulated zombie uprising

Up to 58% Off Classes at Altamont Martial Arts

Altamont

$65 $29

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

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 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 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

Auburn Public Theater – Up to 50% Off Movies

Auburn

$60 $30

Second-run Hollywood features and indie documentaries light the screen at a theater with strong ties to the local arts community

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Oswego Speedway

$99 $49

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

Up to 59% Off Watersports Rentals or Lesson from Fuzzy Guppies

Waterloo

$70 $29

Adventurers explore the Seneca River on their own via paddleboard, canoe, or kayak, or take a one-hour kayak lesson before heading out

Up to 61% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Watertown Center

$50 $25

Students learn basic riding and horse-handling skills during one-on-one lessons with a certified instructor

Up to 52% Off Entertainment Package at 3D Sports

Lowville

$52 $25

OptiGolf simulator with 73 course options; shooting simulator with virtual hunting and target-practice settings

Up to 48% Off a Full-Day Pontoon-Boat Rental

Saratoga Springs

$475 $249

Wile away the day with your friends and family aboard a pontoon boat on Saratoga Lake

Up to 45% Off Scenic Adirondack Train Ride

Saratoga Springs

$50 $29

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Train with domed dining cars offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and Adirondacks

Up to 41% Off at Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Milton

$64 $39

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Up to 87% Off at Saratoga Karate

Greenfield

$119 $39.99

Certified instructors and black belts; expansive and equipped dojo hosts classes for both kids and adults

Up to 62% Off Athletic-Performance or Weight-Loss Sessions

Ballston Spa

$150 $59

Athletes can refine their performance by improving speed, agility, and strength; weight-loss sessions slim physiques

47% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Saratoga Springs

$30 $16

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Sip on five handcrafted wines paired with five Barkeater chocolates at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

62% Off Personal Training at RAW Fitness

Saratoga Springs

$50 $19

Personal training stresses functional fitness, helping clients discover a style of fitness best suited to their needs to get into peak shape

50% Off Dance Lessons

Ballston Spa

$120 $60

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

Arthur Murray Dance Centers - 87% Off

Saratoga Springs

$349 $45

Dance champions teach 45-minute group and private sessions in styles such as salsa, swing, and tango

Half Off Golf Lessons at Saratoga Spa Golf

Saratoga Springs

$80 $39.99

Inctructor Jonathon HInes teaches fundamental swing mechanics using video analysis at a top rated value course by Golf Digest

Up to $1,001 Off Round-Trip Winery Tour

Multiple Locations

$180 $115

Visit to upstate winery includes tastings of fruit wines, pairings of local Amish cheese, lunch, and round-trip transportation

Up to 56% Off Guided Fly-Fishing Trip

Finger Lakes Region

$399.96 $175

Guides teach beginner and experienced fisherman how to reel in different types of trout atop Ithaca’s picturesque waters

52% Off Kids' Music Classes at Music&Motion

Ithaca

$165 $79

Instructors lead call-and-response songs and oversee unstructured play as kids and parents explore the fundamentals of music

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

65% Off Yoga Classes

Cohoes

$75 $26

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

59% Off Martial Arts

Stillwater

$210 $86

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

Up to 52% Off Paintball at Capital Combat Zone

Brunswick

$120 $59

Paintballers suit up with rental markers and paintballs before doing battle in military-themed arena

Up to 52% Off Rock Climbing at The Edge Halfmoon

Halfmoon

$19.35 $9.99

Full day of climbing more than 14,000 square feet of indoor walls with beginners' belay lesson and harness, belay device, and shoe rental

Up to 52% Off at Bounce Around

Clifton Park

$24.99 $12

Kids hop and crawl through inflatable bounce houses bedecked with colorful decorations and stocked with slides and obstacle courses

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 50% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

Colonie

$45 $23

Stimulating playgrounds help kids aged 6 months–6 years build motor skills and confidence under parental supervision.

"50 Shades! The Musical" – Up to 37% Off

The Palace Theatre Albany

$60.65 $38

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

50% Off Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal interwoven with historical facts

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

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 58% Off Dance or Fitness Classes

Colonie

$52 $23

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

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

Half Off Mommy Fitness Classes

East Greenbush

$56 $28

Moms-only boot-camp torches calories and tones post-baby bodies; little ones tag along to stroller fitness and workout and play class

45% Off Boot Camp

Delmar

$120 $66

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

Up to 59% Off Group Fitness Classes

Colonie

$60 $29

Classes such as Cardio Boxing, Bodypump, Pilates, and Zumba keep students fit and energized

Up to 51% Off from Adirondack Tubing Adventures

Adirondack Tubing Adventures

$49.90 $26

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Guides lead groups down calm waters of an Adirondack river on colorful inner tubes amid verdant mountains and wildlife

Up to 52% Off Golf-Simulator Play at Bay Meadows Golf Club

Queensbury

$68 $34

Up to four players can hone their game in a high-end golf simulator

Adirondack Phantoms—59% Off Hockey Game

Glens Falls Civic Center

$38.85 $16

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In their final season in Glens Falls, the Phantoms chase a postseason berth behind offensive specialist Jason Akeson

45% Off Services

Green Island

$100 $55

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

Up to 55% Off Bowling Outing or Tune-up

Troy

$86 $39

Sixsomes enjoy bowling with pizza and soda; technicians refurbish bowling balls to remove scratches and surface imperfections

Up to 49% Off Pottery-Making Class or Party

Troy

$75 $43

Teachers demonstrate fundamental techniques, such as molding, glazing, and kiln-firing pottery as attendees look on

Up to 61% Off Saber-Fencing Classes

Troy

$75 $35

Instructors teach the fundamentals of saber fencing during all-inclusive group classes designed for students aged 6 or older

Up to 50% Off Tasting Experiences

Lodi

$39.95 $20

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Family-run winery; tastings held in a restored church with a cozy beer garden

50% Off

Bronx

$150 $75

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When Utica Zoo opened its gates 98 years ago, three fallow deer comprised its entire animal population. Today, visitors can traipse the zoo's walking trails to view more than 200 animals, including alligators, bald eagles, zebras, and an African lion. The zoo also provides a safe haven for threatened species such as snowy owls and mexican spider monkeys. Staff members guide tours and conduct presentations, allowing visitors to get a close look at animals.

99 Steele Hill Road
Utica,
NY
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As October shrouds trees in red leaves to mark Italian Heritage month, the NY Sash–hosted A Taste of Italy food festival draws lovers of mozzarella and marinara to browse booths of cuisine and wine before attending a cooking extravaganza from the Singing Chef. In the afternoon, vendors open booths to the public, showcasing desserts, ambrosias, and wares as local dance instructors Gina and Luca Esposito team up with a hologram of Marie Taglioni to demonstrate classical moves. At night, the audience takes its seat in the historic Stanley Theater for a cooking performance from the Singing Chef Andy LoRusso. Recording albums since age 22, the chef decided to prepare his suppers with a side of operetta, a tasty twosome that turned him into a bestselling author and cameo star more seasoned than Alfred Hitchcock covered in peppercorns.

259 Genesee Street
Utica,
NY
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Gelston Castle Estate is the Northeast’s premier concert and event destination, presenting world-class music and exhibitions on a beautiful 330 acre estate overlooking the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. The natural beauty, panoramic view and historic hospitality make for an unequalled concert experience.

980 Robinson Rd
Mohawk,
NY
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Steeds, including Saddlebred, Morgan, and Hackney ponies, gallop across the idyllic pasture around DarMaur Manor, a full-service equine facility with 24 stalls in two barns. Show-winning instructors Christopher Carrick and Laura Denale each draw from more than 20 years of equestrian experience to enlighten blossoming riders on saddle-seat equitation and cart driving in sprawling indoor and outdoor arenas. The veteran staff also trains all horse breeds, breaking young colts and helping seasoned stallions brush up on Renaissance art history.

2858 Old Rte. 12
Sauquoit,
NY
US

Town of New Hartford Recreation Center sends skaters of all ages gliding across the frosty floors of its indoor arena during two-hour public skate sessions held throughout the week. Customers can rent skates ($4; not covered by the Groupon) upon arrival or whittle their own pair out of a block of cement before hitting the frozen dance floor to salchow beneath its bright lights. An indoor refrigeration system ensures that the rink can remain open until March 31st, giving visitors one last opportunity to show off their skating skills or favorite flannel poncho.

1 Mill St
New Hartford,
NY
US

In an effort to ignite the creative spirits of the Adirondack area’s residents, View regularly hosts events and activities focused on and inspired by the fine arts. Workshops center around hands-on instruction in various artistic mediums, such as woodworking, jewelry making, and photography. The organization’s calendar also features performances, exhibitions, and special events ranging from antiques shows to waterfront house tours done atop party barges or herds of saddled alligators. Located in Old Forge, View’s new 28,000-square-foot LEED-certified building serves as a hub for the group’s activities, housing fine arts studios, exhibition galleries, and a performance hall.

3273 Highway 28
Old Forge,
NY
US