Things To Do in New York


The Midnight Fleet: $14 for a Two-Hour BYOB New York Harbor Cruise for One from The Midnight Fleet ($28 Value). Six Dates Available.

$14 for a Two-Hour BYOB New York Harbor Cruise for One from The Midnight Fleet ($28 Value). Six Dates Available.

The Midnight Fleet

Sheepshead Bay

On the open water, the captain heads to scenic spots in the harbor as passengers sip BYOB drinks

$28 $14

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"The Business of Murder": "The Business of Murder" Murder Mystery (Saturday, October 10, at 3 p.m.)

"The Business of Murder" Murder Mystery (Saturday, October 10, at 3 p.m.)

"The Business of Murder"

Broadway Comedy Club

A company is under investigation for a massive Ponzi scheme during this interactive comedic murder mystery

$60 $39

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Iron Island Museum: One-Hour Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Iron Island Museum (Up to 40% Off)

One-Hour Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Iron Island Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Iron Island Museum

Metro

A church built in 1883 and featured on “Ghost Hunters” sets the stage for tours of historic artifacts and allegedly haunted rooms

$10 $6

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The Sweet Spot Rochester/Buffalo: Red Light Special: The Sweet Spot Rochester/Buffalo: Red Light Special (October 11, at 6 p.m.)

The Sweet Spot Rochester/Buffalo: Red Light Special (October 11, at 6 p.m.)

The Sweet Spot Rochester/Buffalo: Red Light Special

The Historic German House

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Paradise Lanes: Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six with Shoe Rentals at Paradise Lanes (Up to 53% Off)

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six with Shoe Rentals at Paradise Lanes (Up to 53% Off)

Paradise Lanes

West Yonkers

Open for more than 50 years, alley offers bowling till 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

$32 $15

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Naked Boys Singing: "Naked Boys Singing!" at The Kirk Theatre through September 5 (Up to 57% Off)

"Naked Boys Singing!" at The Kirk Theatre through September 5 (Up to 57% Off)

Naked Boys Singing

Kirk Theatre

Long-running, bawdy musical revue features jokes, tunes, and dancing, all performed by nude actors

$81.25 $35

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Uncle Louie Variety Show: Uncle Louie Variety Show featuring Marco Amadio on Saturday, September 12, at 8 p.m.

Uncle Louie Variety Show featuring Marco Amadio on Saturday, September 12, at 8 p.m.

Uncle Louie Variety Show

Palace Theatre

Italian-American variety show features standup comedian and music from crooner Marco Amadio

$26.87 $16

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Urban Raid: Entry to Urban Raid Obstacle-Course 5K on Saturday, September 12 with Beer and T-shirts for One or Two (48% Off)

Entry to Urban Raid Obstacle-Course 5K on Saturday, September 12 with Beer and T-shirts for One or Two (48% Off)

Urban Raid

Times Union Center

Monkey bars, tire fields, and marine hurdles threaten to keep runners from the climbing-wall finish line, where beer awaits

$85 $45

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Urban Survivor: Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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YogaSpa: 10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes, or One-Year Membership at YogaSpa (Up to 74% Off)

10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes, or One-Year Membership at YogaSpa (Up to 74% Off)

YogaSpa

Elmsford

Inside of a heated room instructors lead hot yoga, sunrise Vinyasa, and bootcamp classes with a focus on mindfulness and overall wellbeing

$190 $54

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Barre10: Three or Five Classes at Barre10 (Up to 55% Off)

Three or Five Classes at Barre10 (Up to 55% Off)

Barre10

New Rochelle

The hybrid core-condition class combines floor and standing exercises with yoga moves and barre work

$60 $29

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AMF Bowling Co.: Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 48% Off)

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 48% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

Long-time bowling industry leader with 200+ locations across the country offers two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$28.38 $18

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The Faculty Promotions: $28 for $70 Worth of Partying — The Faculty Promotions

$28 for $70 Worth of Partying — The Faculty Promotions

The Faculty Promotions

Mount Vernon

From the merchant: VIP table package for two or four, or VIP birthday package with bottle service at Club Tender

$70 $28

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Winter Glen Farm: Private 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lesson with Optional Two Group Lessons at Winter Glen Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Private 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lesson with Optional Two Group Lessons at Winter Glen Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Winter Glen Farm

Rotterdam

Beginner through advanced riders learn English-style riding techniques, whether they’re practicing for fun, fitness, or show

$45 $25

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Divas Design Studio: 90 Minute Make-It-Fit Sewing Class for One or Two at Divas Design Studio (Up to 54% Off)

90 Minute Make-It-Fit Sewing Class for One or Two at Divas Design Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Divas Design Studio

Herkimer

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

$75 $35

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Sky Zone: Two One-Hour Jump Passes or 10 SkyFit Classes at Sky Zone (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Two One-Hour Jump Passes or 10 SkyFit Classes at Sky Zone (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sky Zone

Brentwood

Bounce around the sprawling indoor trampoline playground for two hours of energy-expending fun; SkyFit classes provide low-impact aerobics

$32 $17

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Richmond County Fair: Admission and Concessions for Two, Four, or Eight to Richmond County Fair, September 5–7 (Up to 58% Off)

Admission and Concessions for Two, Four, or Eight to Richmond County Fair, September 5–7 (Up to 58% Off)

Richmond County Fair

Staten Island

Annual fair held over Labor Day weekend welcomes guests to enjoy rides, contests, and arts and crafts

$48 $20

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Big Brew NY: $52 for One General Admission Ticket to Big Brew NY on Saturday, September 19 ($70 Value)

$52 for One General Admission Ticket to Big Brew NY on Saturday, September 19 ($70 Value)

Big Brew NY

Westchester County Center

Revelers sip unlimited beer tastings from a 5-ounce souvenir glass while listening to music, with more than 200 craft beers to choose from

$70 $52

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Project Turning Point: 6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Project turning point (67% Off)

6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Project turning point (67% Off)

Project Turning Point

Hempstead

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

$15 $5

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Fitness Hub: Up to 57% Off kickboxing•zumba•yoga•bootcamp at Fitness Hub

Up to 57% Off kickboxing•zumba•yoga•bootcamp at Fitness Hub

Fitness Hub

Levittown

From the merchant: Fitness Hub provides Unlimited Classes of Kickboxing Zumba Pound Yoga and BootCamp at low rates www.fitnesshubli.com

$89.99 $39

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Atr Fitness: Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from ATR FITNESS (70% Off)

Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from ATR FITNESS (70% Off)

Atr Fitness

Webster

From the merchant: Two personal training sessions with fitness assessment and diet included!

$175 $53

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Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery: Wine-Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Wine-Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Niagara On The Lake

Picturesque farm and winery serves wine samples with local produce, then sends guests off with bottles of wine and stemless glasses

C$37 C$21

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Engelke Farm: Zipline Adventure for Two or Four at Engelke Farm (Up to 54% Off)

Zipline Adventure for Two or Four at Engelke Farm (Up to 54% Off)

Engelke Farm

Brunswick

An hour’s worth of unlimited zip rides sends thrill seekers 60 ft. above cornfields and treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph

$60 $30

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Peaceful Juicy Being: 5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Peaceful Juicy Being (Up to 54% Off)

5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Peaceful Juicy Being (Up to 54% Off)

Peaceful Juicy Being

Eastside

Friendly and nonjudgmental classes for students of all ages, body types, and experience levels consist of fun warm-ups and very gentle poses

$70 $35

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Route 20 Fitness: Up to 66% Off Body Transformation - Bootcamp  at Route 20 Fitness

Up to 66% Off Body Transformation - Bootcamp at Route 20 Fitness

Route 20 Fitness

Orchard Park

From the merchant: Our boot camp workouts are designed to burn fat, get your metabolism boosted and get you in the best shape of your life

$99 $35

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Dealflicks: $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

$20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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Breathe N Flow Yoga: 10 or 20 Yoga Classes for Children or Students or Adults at Breathe N Flow Yoga (Up to 79% Off)

10 or 20 Yoga Classes for Children or Students or Adults at Breathe N Flow Yoga (Up to 79% Off)

Breathe N Flow Yoga

Freeport

Instructors lead all ages and experience levels through yoga poses

$110 $29

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Blitz Krav Maga: 5, 10, or 20 Krav Maga Classes at Blitz Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

5, 10, or 20 Krav Maga Classes at Blitz Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

Blitz Krav Maga

Hicksville

Self-defense system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces preps students for real-life situations with explosive moves and quick thinking

$125 $29

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NE Kickboxing New Jersey: 5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at NE Kickboxing New Jersey (Up to 88% Off)

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at NE Kickboxing New Jersey (Up to 88% Off)

NE Kickboxing New Jersey

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, stamina, and flexibility in high-impact kickboxing classes

$90 $12

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Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu: Four or Six Weeks of Kung Fu Classes at Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu (Up to 58% Off)

Four or Six Weeks of Kung Fu Classes at Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu (Up to 58% Off)

Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu

East Meadow

Expert instructors lead students through beginning Kung Fu classes in a system free of belts to allow students to progress at their own pace

$110 $49

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The Fitness Workshop: 10 or 20 Spinning and Pilates Classes at The Fitness Workshop (Up to 70% Off)

10 or 20 Spinning and Pilates Classes at The Fitness Workshop (Up to 70% Off)

The Fitness Workshop

Valley Stream

Students can mix and match classes that include Spin Fusion, Spin Interval, and Power Pilates

$120 $39

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Affronti Fitness: Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from AFFRONTI FITNESS (65% Off)

Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from AFFRONTI FITNESS (65% Off)

Affronti Fitness

Pittsford

From the merchant: Customized training programs for each individual client including weight training, nutritional coaching and much more.

$75 $26

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Personal Training Institute - Plainview: Nutrition or Cardio Training Package at Personal Training Institute (Up to 57% Off)

Nutrition or Cardio Training Package at Personal Training Institute (Up to 57% Off)

Personal Training Institute - Plainview

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients burn fat with personalized cardio workout packages; nutritional consultations cover healthy food habits

$99 $45

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Side Kicks Family Karate: One 1-on-1 Martial Arts Lesson with Four or Eight Classes at Side Kicks Family Karate (Up to 61% Off)

One 1-on-1 Martial Arts Lesson with Four or Eight Classes at Side Kicks Family Karate (Up to 61% Off)

Side Kicks Family Karate

Rome

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

$75 $35

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Congers Bike Shop: Bike Rentals on a Weekday or Weekend for One, Two, or Four at Congers Bike Shop (Up to 68% Off)

Bike Rentals on a Weekday or Weekend for One, Two, or Four at Congers Bike Shop (Up to 68% Off)

Congers Bike Shop

Congers

Cyclists grab bikes and helmets and spend all day riding around local lakes and state parks

$35 $15

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SURFS UP NY: One-Hour Private Surf Lesson for One or Two-Hour Lesson for Two at SURFS UP NY (Up to 66% Off)

One-Hour Private Surf Lesson for One or Two-Hour Lesson for Two at SURFS UP NY (Up to 66% Off)

SURFS UP NY

Multiple Locations

Surf lessons teach kids and adults to balance on boards and tackle the waves on two feet, starting with an ocean safety lesson on land

$140 $59

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Korea Taekwondo: 10 or 5 Tae Kwon Do Cardio Boot Camp Classes at Korea Taekwondo (Up to 55% Off)

10 or 5 Tae Kwon Do Cardio Boot Camp Classes at Korea Taekwondo (Up to 55% Off)

Korea Taekwondo

Kew Garden Hills

Forty-five-minute cardio tae kwon do classes fuse fighting skills with jump rope, stretching, and flexibility training

$200 $95

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Station Sports: Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Station Sports (50% Off)

Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Station Sports (50% Off)

Station Sports

Huntington Station

Players vie for holes-in-one on the undulating greens of 18-hole miniature golf course surrounded by fountains and waterfalls

$16 $8

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7D Turbo Ride: Admission for Two or Four to 7D Turbo Ride (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to 7D Turbo Ride (Up to 50% Off)

7D Turbo Ride

Poughkeepsie

Guests are immersed in an exciting virtual reality world thanks to 3D imagery, motion seats, surround sound, and tactile special effects

$20 $10

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Mutant MMA: 5 Kickboxing Classes at Mutant MMA (85% Off)

5 Kickboxing Classes at Mutant MMA (85% Off)

Mutant MMA

Oceanside

Instructors guide students through kickboxing classes designed to enhance self-defense prowess while torching calories and toning muscle

$100 $15

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Valley Shore Martial Arts: $66 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Valley Shore Martial Arts

$66 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Valley Shore Martial Arts

Valley Shore Martial Arts

Centerbrook

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

$120 $66

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MSD Kenpo Karate: Up to 72% Off Karate at MSD Kenpo Karate

Up to 72% Off Karate at MSD Kenpo Karate

MSD Kenpo Karate

North Tonawanda

From the merchant: Kenpo Karate classes for Ages 4 and up; multiple classes offered every week; GET FIT, LEARN KARATE, HAVE FUN!

$99 $29

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Meadow Creek Farm: One, Two, or Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons, or Two Group Lessons at Meadow Creek Farm (Up to 55% Off)

One, Two, or Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons, or Two Group Lessons at Meadow Creek Farm (Up to 55% Off)

Meadow Creek Farm

Pleasant Valley

Farm sitting on 79 acres offers large paddocks, rippling grass fields, and an indoor arena for private and group lessons

$55 $25

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Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet: Three or Five Barre Fitness Classes at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (Up to 70% Off)

Three or Five Barre Fitness Classes at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (Up to 70% Off)

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet

Jamestown

Barre classes combine elements of ballet and Pilates, helping customers develop the flexibility, strength, and grace of a ballet dancer

$30 $11

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Instant Artist: Group Painting Party for One or Two at Instant Artist (43% Off). Nine Locations Available.

Group Painting Party for One or Two at Instant Artist (43% Off). Nine Locations Available.

Instant Artist

Multiple Locations

Experienced artist guides beginners through a painting at a local venue; painting supplies included, drinks and food available for purchase.

$35 $20

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Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts: One or Two Months of Unlimited Fang Shi Do Self-Defense Classes at Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts (Up to 80% Off)

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fang Shi Do Self-Defense Classes at Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts (Up to 80% Off)

Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts

Franklin Square

After setting the right mindset, instructors incorporate martial arts with lifestyle goals

$125 $29

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ProSwing: 12, 24, or 36 Batting Cage Tokens at ProSwing (Up to 47% Off)

12, 24, or 36 Batting Cage Tokens at ProSwing (Up to 47% Off)

ProSwing

Port Chester

Baseball and softball players can polish their swing mechanics inside coin operated batting cages

$20 $12

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New Windsor Music Academy: Two or Four Private Music Lessons at New Windsor Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Two or Four Private Music Lessons at New Windsor Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

New Windsor Music Academy

New Windsor

Backed by a master's degree from Yale, owner Mike Benninger and a team of polished instructors offer lessons in guitar, drums, and more

$50 $25

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Kickboxing West Islip: Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing West Islip (Up to 86% Off)

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing West Islip (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing West Islip

Multiple Locations

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$90 $15

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  • The Maritime Hotel
    Location. The Maritime Hotel is a business friendly hotel located in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, close to Chelsea Market, Metropolitan Pavilion, and Times Square. Nearby points of interest also include Empire State Building and Broadway. Hotel Features. Dining options at The Maritime Hotel include 2 restaurants. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a 24 hour fitness facility. This 4.5 star property has a 24 hour business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a nightclub. Guestrooms. 126 guestrooms at The Maritime Hotel feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with down comforters. All rooms include separate sitting areas and desks. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). LCD televisions have cable channels. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding. n Notifications and Fees:Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No onsite parking is available. nnnUnless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check in or check out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following: A 14.75 percent city/local tax will be chargedTourism fee: USD 3.50 per person, per night We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. Pet fees vary based on length of stay The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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    363 W 16th St
    New York, NY US
  • Esaie Couture Design School
    Each era has its own distinct style, whether it's the flapper fashions of the Roaring Twenties or the bell-bottomed disco inferno of the 1970s. Yet, as colorful, irreverent, and chest-hair friendly as certain fashions have been over time, they all originated from a humble needle and thread. "Sewing," as co-owner and co-founder of Esaie Couture Design School Wanda Bruno says, "is totally creative, but practical. It's one of those skills that you have for a lifetime." Wanda's first foray into the fashion world was as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied tailoring and menswear. The specificity and accuracy tailoring required established a firm foundation for her skills, which she used to land roles on design teams at Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren, where she worked during the launch of Polo Sport in the early 1990s. No matter her place of employment, her style philosophy remained timeless: "Ill-fitting clothes throughout the ages will never look good. A good fit is tremendously important." Wanda now shares her tailoring talents with the homemakers, hobbyists, and aspiring designers who populate her school. There, instructors reveal sewing basics during intensive single-day workshops and teach new skills. During long-term workshops ranging from four or six weeks to three or six months, students build skills that help them construct career paths in the fashion industry or to start their own businesses.
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    944 Flatbush Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY US
  • Pilates Reforming New York
    Ann Kamhi Toran credits Pilates practice with saving her dancing career. After a major back injury threatened her ability to continue performing, Ann devoted herself to Pilates, and the exercises helped rehabilitate her body so effectively that she was eventually promoted to soloist after recovering. Although she stopped professionally dancing more than 20 years ago, Ann still practices Pilates daily. Ann’s husband, Dr. Errol Toran, also is a believer in the rejuvenating capabilities of Pilates, and he suggested it to his chiropractic patients, incorporating the exercises into their physical rehabilitation. Together, Ann and Dr. Toran decided to create a studio that shared these benefits with the general public, introducing the time-honored exercise techniques that improve posture and build lean, toned muscles. The studio boasts four locations throughout the New York area, each featuring an arsenal of traditional Pilates equipment. The signature apparatus, the Reformer, generates gentle resistance with a system of springs, pulleys, and miniature black holes. Students push and pull against this resistance while performing sequences of relatively simple movements that require unwavering mental focus to maintain the ideal technique and alignment. By emphasizing controlled, quality movements over flailing your body against a boulder, Pilates exercises can evenly tone muscles across the entire body, with a particular emphasis on the core muscle groups. Ann and Dr. Toran encourage their instructors to take initiative when leading classes and tailor the pacing or sequence to accommodate students, but each studio does host sessions for particular skill levels. Introductory and Level 1 classes work to develop form and technique, whereas the more advanced sessions begin to include modified exercises or long-division flashcards to ensure a more challenging workout.
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    54 W 39th St,
    New York, NY US
  • Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
    Since opening its star-dappled doors in 1964, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium has delighted sky-gazing enthusiasts through effulgent re-creations of the night sky and educational journeys through the solar system with its 24-foot-diameter dome, capable of illuminating 4,000 stars. Celestial explorations have included shows such as Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age, which explores the planets and their improbable journey from drifting stardust to two of the solar system's gas giants. Attractions such as Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring reveal the dazzling sights visible in the local Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox, and Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System guide sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings.
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    1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY US
  • Let's Dance Rochester
    When Marina Lisser was 14, she decided to take up dancing, despite the fact that in her native Russia, she was considered much too old to start. Firmly flouting social convention, she thrived, competing at the professional level and landing a fifth-place finish in the European Cup finals. Eventually, she went on to earn a master's degree in Dance Forms and write a dissertation on the psychology of competition. But none of that prepared her for the shock that awaited her when she landed in New York City to work for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1993. She hadn't realized she'd be teaching a totally new kind of student: adult amateurs. She'd only taught professionals and children who wanted to dance for a living. If 14 was too old to start dancing in Russia, how would she teach adults in America? Through trial and error, she figured it out by ignoring, according to a feature in Democrat and Chronicle, whatever holds her students back. "I'm one of those horrible Russian teachers," Marina confessed. "We want what we want; there is no such thing as limits." Today, she and her staff of instructors specialize in two styles: American Smooth and Rhythm, and International Standard and Latin. Students learn to waltz, tango, and foxtrot atop the ballroom's sprung wood floor, which cushions feet and joints, while wall-length mirrors help them self-correct their form. In addition to teaching social dance skills and helping affianced couples prepare for their first dance, the instructors also ready competitive dancers to take first place medals in everything from cabaret dancing to swing, often by deftly prancing over the laser security systems that guard them. Marina is certified in dance therapy, as well as social and competitive wheelchair dancing, to make dance accessible to everyone.
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    1350 University Ave
    Rochester, NY US
  • CrossFit Riverdale
    Strongman competitor William Harris opened his gym to help exercisers achieve ultimate physical conditioning with an innovative approach to fitness that eschews the mirrored walls, isolated machine workouts, and pie-eating competitions of standard gyms. His cadre of personal trainers—most of whom are certified Level 1 CrossFit coaches—draws on real world athleticism: trainer Phaidra Knight was named the women's' rugby player of the decade 2000–2009, and Rob Gutierrez works as a physical trainer for the NYPD. For CrossFit sessions, certified trainers design intense, ever-changing workouts that safely push members while providing motivation and support. Classes rotate through various challenges such as calisthenics, weight lifting, kettlebells, and sprinting, relying on both intensity and variety of motion to improve comprehensive fitness. To bolster long-term health, coaches dispense nutrition tips that keep bodies fueled and give clients the tools to spur fat loss and muscle gain. The results build bodies that function in real-world tasks, such as running to catch a bus, lifting a sack of dog food, or throwing a discus and riding it to work.
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    2 Bridge Street
    Yonkers, NY US

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