Things To Do In West New York

Blue Man Group at Astor Place Theatre on September 6–October 30 (Up to 31% Off)

Blue Man Group


$92.30 $64


Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

"Olympics Über Alles" at St. Luke's Theatre on September 3–21 (Up to 47% Off)

"Olympics Über Alles"

St. Lukes Theatre

$66.50 $35


A Catholic curator and a Jewish professor investigate why two Jewish runners were cut from the US Olympic team in the 1936 Berlin games

Visit to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square with Ice Cream and Store Credit for Two or Four (Up to 41% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

Theater District - Times Square

$87.22 $54

More than 500 scientific, historical, fantastical, and artful artifacts fill 20+ themed galleries; sideshows and laser maze entertainment

Two-Hour or Four-Hour Recording Sessions at Master Kings (Up to 50% Off)

Master Kings

New York

$250 $124

Producers help clients record up to four hours of music in a professional studio

Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food


$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

Admission, Tour, or Exhibition, or Private Rental at Morris-Jumel Mansion (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Washington Heights

$10 $6


An 8,500-square foot mansion, built in 1765, where George Washington dined with fellow Founding Fathers and Aaron Burr wed

5 or 10 Gyrotonic Tower Exercise Classes at Body Evolutions (Up to 63% Off)

Body Evolutions

East Village

$100 $39


Steady resistance from the Gyrotonic Tower’s pulleys augments moves that combine gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga

$75 for a 75-Minute Silver Package with Vocal or Instrument Recording, Mixing, and a CD at The Gift Of Song ($150 Value)

The Gift Of Song


$150 $75


Music enthusiasts record songs within a studio, before producers mix, master, and finalize recordings; optional webcast

Four Pilates Reformer, Tower, or EXO Chair Classes or Two Private Lessons at Gramercy Pilates Fitness (51% Off)

Gramercy Pilates NYC


$140 $69


Certified team of Pilates instructors maintain a schedule of 50 Pilates group and private sessions per week in a 2,500 sq. ft. loft space

$151 for $275 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Thompson Studios, NYC.

Thompson Studios, Nyc.

New York

$275 $151

Record for two hours in the A room with help from an engineer at a studio in SoHo, New York City where legends record daily.

Four Kids' Soccer Classes for One or Two Kids at Soc Roc (Up to 52% Off)

Soc Roc

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Former Baltimore Blast player teaches the fundamentals of soccer and sportsmanship to kids

New York Mets Game at Citi Field. Six Games and Four Seating Options Available.

New York Mets

Citi Field

$17 $11


The Mets swing through summer during match-ups against N.L. rivals; concerts and fireworks keep Citi Field rocking after games

Tennis Court Rental or Semi-Private Tennis Lesson for Two at Sportime (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.


New York

$65 $29

Players spend an hour playing tennis on outdoor or indoor court; on-staff tennis pro leads semi-private lessons

Four-Hour Saturday or Sunday Afternoon Fishing Excursion for One, Two, or Four from Capt’s Lady (Up to 51% Off)

Capt’s Lady

New York

$45 $23

Four-hour fishing trips from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sheepshead Bay led by experienced anglers; bait and buckets included

"Mulan – The Percussion Musical" at The Ellen Stewart Theatre on June 25–July 28 (Up to 46% Off)


The Ellen Stewart Theatre

$53.50 $29


All-female dance-and-percussion troupe retells the classic story of a young Chinese woman who joins the army to fight the Huns

Kayak and Standup-Paddleboard Packages from Manhattan Kayak (Up to 58% Off). Seven Options Available.

Manhattan Kayak

Manhattan - Pier 84

$60 $25

Kayakers and standup paddleboarders tour the Hudson River and visit the Statue of Liberty on guided tours

River-Tubing Excursion & Barbecue with Transport from Hoboken or Manhattan from Boobs & Tubes (Up to 59% Off)

Boobs & Tubes

Multiple Locations

$245 $119

Day of outdoor revelry with BYOB drinking games, volleyball, live music, buffet barbecue, and five-hour river-tubing trip

Bouldering Day Pass for One, Two, or Four at Steep Rock Bouldering (Up to 56% Off)

Steep Rock Bouldering

East Harlem

$28 $15

Take on the facility's bouldering walls with varied grips and all the inverted challenges they provide

Fourth of July Cruise for Two Aboard the "Nautical Empress" or "Harbor Lights" from Above All Cruises (50% Off)

Above All Cruises

Multiple Locations

$198 $99

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a front-row seat to the Macy's fireworks show, aboard a three-hour cruise with live DJ entertainment

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Murder mysteries should be anything but silly. That’s the view espoused by Live In Theater Productions, the brainchild of prolific actor and playwright Carlo D'Amore. Eschewing the goofy tone of some other shows, Live In Theater plunges participants into cases that take their immersive details from unsolved, historical murders in New York. Showgoers make their way along the city streets where the real crimes once took place, interrogating actors playing roles ranging from 19th-century Irish slumlords to strung-out 1970s junkies. Each event plays out differently as the amateur sleuths weigh evidence, pursue leads, and finally find some use for their pocket-sized polygraphs, creating a one-of-a-kind adventure that earned a 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience.

43 East 7th Street
New York,

JG Kinetics Studio fuses a passion for both dance and fitness in an enrichment center that helps students get in shape and strengthen their dance skills. Ballet, jazz, and hip-hop classes introduce children to the fundamentals of rhythm and movement, and yoga for youth helps manage emotions and anxiety tied to the population explosion of imaginary monsters under their bed. Adult classes such as Zumba and salsa cater to dancers and aerobic exercisers of all skill levels for one-on-one and group instruction. Instructors also organize themed birthday parties that immerse youth in treasure hunts and ‘80s dance music with included birthday cakes and age-appropriate activities.

5513 Bergenline Ave
West New York,

Skateboarding, a sport invented by the popular videogame series Skate or Die, is gaining popularity among people of all ages and demographics. Unfortunately, fewer people are aware of longboarding, a mode of transportation similar to skateboarding except it incorporates wider, longer boards for a smoother ride. To prep for today's Groupon, here's a longboarding primer:

76th St
New York,

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Parking: Unavailable

Handicap Accessible: No

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Central Park Tour

Q&A with Laura Merrill, Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I am a born and raised New Yorker, and I have always been deeply passionate about this city. Growing up here, I have always loved playing the host and showing off my fabulous hometown to visiting friends and family from across the country and across the globe.

What special training do you or your staff have?

All guides are licensed by the DCA, which involves taking a rigorous exam on the history and geography of New York City.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

I love meeting people from all over the world. As an international hub, NYC has this incredible power of bringing all different kinds of people together. My favorite part of my job is being a part of that togetherness, and experiencing what it means to be part of a global community.

310 w 93rd st
New York,

She's a celebrity-sought crooner and Parade music writer who's toured with Barry White, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, but Ilana Martin founded Vocal Workout Signing School to do something else: teach. Along with fellow vocal coaches Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, Taharqa Patterson, [Maria Lane], and Samantha Harrison?singers whose talents, like Ilana's, have also been sought by touring stars?Ilana teaches groups, duos, and individuals at this elite and boutique vocal training studio for radio singers. All five of the coaches aim for what Ilana terms a "'me singing' sound," instead of having all pupils sing the same way or lip-sync to whatever is playing on the radio in a given moment, and lessons are available for clients of all skill levels. The school's holistic philosophy incorporates awareness of one's mind, body, and spirit, revealing confident tones via a balanced, happy instrument. Forbes and Refinery 29 have each sent their own reporters to work with Ilana, resulting in lighthearted videos that showcase the deft way in which the renowned vocal coach puts nervous pupils at ease.

580 Broadway

Over the course of a millennium and a half, the tradition of Shaolin Kung Fu has sojourned from the foot of Shaoshi Mountain to modern-day New York. The mindful martial art?equal parts meditation and physical training?crossed the ocean with Shi Guolin, a 34th-generation master of the art. He left his position as head coach at a Shaolin school in China to come to the States in 1992. Since opening his first school in New York, he founded four more branches in locations ranging from Port Washington to Flushing.

At each of these outposts, students can learn Shaolin kung-fu?a discipline that grew out of buddhism; traditional kung fu, which focuses more on physical stamina and strength; and Qigong, a form of wellness-building similar to yoga, developed in Shaolin monasteries. Even people who have never stepped foot in a dojo or formed an opinion about who would win in a fight between Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Panda can feel at home here. Trainers start at the beginning, and ease students in by practicing basic forms. They slowly introduce more techniques, weapon forms, and meditations into the training, all while transforming neophytes into steel-cut martial artists.

21 Spring St.
New York,

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