Things To Do In West New York

Hot Dog Happy Hour Hosted by Mo Rocca

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Standard, High Line

$160 $99

CBS correspondent and former "Daily Show" personality Mo Rocca hosts a Groupon-exclusive hot-dog tasting in The Standard's Biergarden

"Body Worlds" – Up to 46% Off Exhibit

"Body Worlds"

Discovery Times Square

$23.41 $13

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Exquisitely preserved specimens show the inner workings of human anatomy, letting guests gaze at real muscles, nerves, and blood vessels

Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

Hands-On Chinese Cooking Class

SoHo

$65 $65

Lifelong chef Connie Sun reveals her techinique for hand-making traditional Chinese dumplings and spring rolls during a BYOB lesson

Up to 50% Off Recording Sessions

Master Kings

New York

$250 $124

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

Half Off Music-Recording Session

The Gift Of Song

Midtown

$150 $75

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

81% Off Comedy Show and Afterparty

Illuminati Party

Stand Up NY Labs - Upper West Side

$42 $8

Follow up an intimate laughing fest with an afterparty featuring DJs spinning tunes; each show hosts a limited number of guests

Up to 59% Off Tubing Excursion and Barbecue

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

46% Off Tomato Fight at Citi Field

Maned Owl Events

Citi Field

$53.73 $29

Six-hour outdoor event includes music, cold beer, and free-for-all tomato fight at Citi Field

Up to 53% Off Statue of Liberty Dinner Cruise

Above All Cruises

Skyport Marina

$79 $39

Three-hour tour sails down the East River past the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks and famous sites; includes buffet dinner

Up to 56% Off Party Cruise from On Cruises

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Pier 15

$30 $16

Revelers sip drinks from a cash bar and dance to music from a live DJ as they soak up the sights of NYC at night from the water

Up to 65% Off Singles Boat Cruise 

Singles Boat Party

New York

$50 $20

MCs and DJs entertain up to 300 singles with icebreakers, prize giveaways, complimentary appetizers, and dancing aboard a yacht

37% Off Fitness Hikes with Move Adventures

Move Adventures

New York

$109 $69

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Scenic hikes in NY State mix circuit training and running with gorgeous views and round-trip transportation

15% Off a Make-Your-Own Pair of Rings Workshop

New York Wedding Ring

Financial District

$2,425 $2,059

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Metal artist Sam Abbay guides couples through the process of making their engagement or wedding rings out of gold, palladium, or platinum

Up to 52% Off Historic Mansion Visit or Rental

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Washington Heights

$10 $6

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

Up to 53% Off Kids' Theme Party with Face Painting

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Multiple Locations

$850 $399

90-minute kids' theme party with hands-on activities, gifts for guests, and optional 30-minute face-painting session

Half Off Hat- or Scarf-Making Class

Artikal Millinery

East Village

$70 $35

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Workshops teach students how to craft colorful scarves or stylish newsboy caps

Up to 58% Off Bike Rides from Must See Central Park

Must See Central Park

Midtown Center

$20 $10

Bicycles whisk sightseers through Central Park's 47 miles of trails; staffers hand out maps and suggest scenic and historic destinations

Up to 26% Off Liberty Harbor Heli Tour

Zip Aviation

Downtown Manhattan Heliport

$165 $129

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Roughly 15-minute flights offer views of the Statue of Liberty and glide past the Empire State building and the Freedom Tower

Up to 61% Off Painting Class

StelnikArt Soirée

Multiple Locations

$79 $35

A professional artist instructs participants as they paint in a festive and fun setting; hors d'oeuvres & snacks can be purchased at the bar

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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,
NJ
US

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,
NY
US

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,
NY
US

Some couples write their own marriage vows, while others—well, others prefer a more fiery expression of their love and commitment. At New York Wedding Ring, metal artist Sam Abbay helps couples forge their own engagement and wedding rings from raw precious metals, coins, and existing jewelry. At a studio replete with all the necessary equipment, Abbay will guide you and your significant other as you choose your raw material—like palladium, gold, and platinum—and conceive a design for rings that can even include engravings and settings for gemstones.

The process, which can take as little as four hours or as long as a day, includes melting the metals, annealing, and shaping. All the while, Abbay is on hand to offer advice such as how thick wedding rings should be and how to keep them polished if there are no automatic car washes in your area to run through. He can also work with clients to design a custom ring of his own creation. The romantic experience culminates on a couple's big day, when they exchange their handmade and personally designed rings—a perfect symbol for the love they've nurtured.

11 Maiden Ln.
New York,
NY
US

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]http://gr.pn/1lEIRqe), and Samantha Harrison—singers whose talents, like Ilana's, have also been sought by touring stars—Ilana teaches groups, duos, and individuals. 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. 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
Manhattan,
NY
US

Simon Herfray, a French native hailing from the Vendée region, is a master's-degree-certified pastry chef and baker. He's whisked and sculpted fine treats for esteemed establishments in the London and New York culinary scenes—Aubaine and Bluebird in South Kensington, Falai and Café M Studio in Manhattan, and Bacchus Bistro and La Défense Bistro in Brooklyn.

At French'Encas, Simon directs his world-class sweetmeat techniques toward kitchens full of apron-wearing students and in-disguise dentists. Whether it's their first or hundredth time gripping pastry bags and whisks, attendees handcraft their very own macarons, chocolate-lemon tarts, chocolate fondant, and full quiche lorraine meals. Some classes cater to advanced students, some cover basics, and others suit all skill levels. And when not instructing students, Simon and his team whip up treats for parties and other events.

59 Franklin St.
New York,
NY
US

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