A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.
Traditionalists beware—The Haunt at Rocky Ledge is no mere haunted house. The frights start in the middle of the woods as guests find themselves navigating the Forest of Lost Souls under direction from a ghastly tour ghoul. If they're lucky enough to make it past the terrifying trees, wanderers will soon find themselves lost in the twisting paths of the Field of Screams corn maze, searching desperately for a finish line that merely waits to usher them to another frightful fate in the Haunted Barn. Patrons who manage to survive long enough to make it to the haunt's end and the final Last Rites attraction can rally their spirits and replenish their strength at the snack bar or head home to hide under the covers.
Wielding knowledge of wine as robust as an aged barolo, certified wine educator Ned Towle nurtures budding oenophiles with expert instruction in how to serve, taste, and talk about wine. What began as a blood transfusion with Bacchus gone wrong has become a worldwide love affair with the grape, inspiring Ned to host two-hour classes that cover the sensory and social aspects of wine. The seductive flavors of pinots and merlots spread across palates while Ned demonstrates how to select wines in shops and restaurants, how to match wine with food, and how to choose styles for a variety of occasions. Guests learn about grape varieties grown and harvested in key regions throughout the world—from the rolling hills of Argentina to the lush vineyards of Southern France—and cultivate an appreciation for major red and white styles. The class also reveals how to read bottle labels and reinterpret them as Gregorian chants.
At Quiet Events’s quiet clubbing parties, partiers gyrate, dance, talk, and party . ... in utter silence. When the party begins, each visitor gets a pair of high-quality wireless headphones that allows them to control and tune into one of three DJs spinning tracks, indicated by a blue, red, or green LED light which lets revelers know which DJ fellow club-goers are listening and dancing to. Onlookers without headphones, however, will hear nothing but the partiers' cheers and feet hitting the pavement. Sometimes, through the wireless headphones, party hosts will teach, organize, and direct partiers dance moves or ways to interact with onlookers. They then match up with other revelers and party the night away, while all remains quiet on the outside. The silent nature of the parties allows them to be thrown anywhere, from parks and street corners to museums, backyards, or a hip-hop mogul’s private nap room.
NYC Skeeball League brings players from around the city together for structured, social rounds of the classic boardwalk game. At bars across Manhattan and Brooklyn, league members test their mettle against one another during game nights featuring two matches of seven games apiece. Although winners enjoy the sweet taste of victory, all participants receive the benefit of meeting new people as well as free games of skee-ball on league nights and frequent after parties at host bars. Players in groups of four or more can form their own league team, and individual players can sign up as free agents, where they will be paired with others after fierce contract negotiations sweetened by bonus high-fives.
John DelVecchio is a seasoned and certified golf instructor who has been helping students sharpen their swings for 25 years. He begins each training plan with a thorough one-on-one evaluation, including video swing analysis and assessments of the golfer’s current chipping, pitching, and full-swing techniques. While investigating each component from numerous angles, John takes note of strengths and weaknesses, then provides helpful training drills designed to correct any bad habits. He operates out of Westchester Golf Range—a plot of land in White Plains that has accommodated golfers of all ages for more than a half-century.