Things To Do in New York


Personal Storytelling Event: Share Your Story with Thingtide Show & Tale

Share Your Story with Thingtide Show & Tale

Personal Storytelling Event

Multiple Locations

Personal historian Martie McNabb leads a grown-up show and tell, encouraging guests to share the stories behind their cherished possessions

$12.50

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Yogamaya Yoga Studio: Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yogamaya Yoga Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yogamaya Yoga Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Yogamaya Yoga Studio

Chelsea

Instructors lead dynamic Vinyasa-based yoga classes for all levels that incorporate alignment and yogic philosophy

$100 $39

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Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters: $69 for a Kayak Trip for Two from Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters ($120 Value)

$69 for a Kayak Trip for Two from Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters ($120 Value)

Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters

Multiple Locations

Paddlers glide down the Buffalo River from West Seneca to Buffalo during the three-hour Kayak Trip

$120 $69

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Jewish Community Center of Rochester: Summer Camps for Kids and Teens from JCC of Greater Rochester (Up to 51% Off)

Summer Camps for Kids and Teens from JCC of Greater Rochester (Up to 51% Off)

Jewish Community Center of Rochester

Rochester

Kids’ camps at Camp Sisol include activities such as crafts, swimming, theater, and sports; teen camp teaches wilderness skills

$369 $185

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CWT Kids: $100 for One-week of summer camp for one at CWT Kids

$100 for One-week of summer camp for one at CWT Kids

CWT Kids

School #14

From the merchant: CWT-is a school age organizationand fun filled Traveling camp.

$200 $100

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Stand Up NY: Standup for Two or Four at Stand Up NY Through May 30 (Up to 81% Off)

Standup for Two or Four at Stand Up NY Through May 30 (Up to 81% Off)

Stand Up NY

New York

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

$66 $15

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Ed Blaze & Friends: Ed Blaze & Friends at The Oncenter on Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Ed Blaze & Friends at The Oncenter on Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Ed Blaze & Friends

The Oncenter

Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze joins seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, for a night of uncensored standup

$27.25 $12

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Hayes House of Dance: 5 or 10 Barre or Core Strength Classes at Hayes House of Dance (Up to 68% Off)

5 or 10 Barre or Core Strength Classes at Hayes House of Dance (Up to 68% Off)

Hayes House of Dance

East Greenbush

Exercisers looking to lengthen and strengthen their physiques practice ballet-inspired barre workouts or focus on a core fitness program

$60 $19

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

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

YogaSpa

Elmsford

Instructors lead hot yoga, sunrise Vinyasa, and bootcamp classes with a focus on mindfulness and overall wellbeing

$190 $54

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Sound Bound Fishing Charters: Four-Hour Charter for Up to Six from Sound Bound Fishing Charters (Up to 26% Off). Two Options Available.

Four-Hour Charter for Up to Six from Sound Bound Fishing Charters (Up to 26% Off). Two Options Available.

Sound Bound Fishing Charters

New Rochelle

Captain Brendan Lorino provides all the supplies you and your group need to reel in a successful catch

$475 $350

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Yoga & Fitness Passport: $20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport  ($300 Value)

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Pioneer Shooting Center: One-Year Shooting-Range Membership, or a Range Package for One or Two at Pioneer Shooting Center (Up to 83% Off)

One-Year Shooting-Range Membership, or a Range Package for One or Two at Pioneer Shooting Center (Up to 83% Off)

Pioneer Shooting Center

Mount Vernon

Visitors hone their skills on a 50-foot indoor range with a package or one-year membership

$275 $49

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Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish: Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake at Upstate Concert Hall on June 17 (Up to 50% Off)

Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake at Upstate Concert Hall on June 17 (Up to 50% Off)

Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish

Upstate Concert Hall

Ska pioneers behind “History of A Boring Town” and “Sell Out” bring their electric guitars, horns, and metronome-igniting tempos to stage

$26.05 $13

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Erie Canal Cruises: Erie Canal Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four from Erie Canal Cruises (Up to 41% Off)

Erie Canal Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four from Erie Canal Cruises (Up to 41% Off)

Erie Canal Cruises

Herkimer

Sail past historic churches, pristine natural beauty, and through a century-old lock

$38 $23

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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

Sky Zone- Deer Park

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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Eddie Money: Eddie Money at St. George Theater on May 31 at 7 p.m. (Up to 58% Off)

Eddie Money at St. George Theater on May 31 at 7 p.m. (Up to 58% Off)

Eddie Money

St. George Theater

Classic-rock hero behind “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Baby Hold On” thrills fans with decades of hits

$65.35 $27.50

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Cooking Class with a Chef-Psychic: Cook, Eat, and Peer Into the Future with a Sicilian Chef-Psychic

Cook, Eat, and Peer Into the Future with a Sicilian Chef-Psychic

Cooking Class with a Chef-Psychic

Kathleen Avino

Sicilian cook and psychic Kathleen Avino welcomes guests to her 19th century limestone for an evening of hearty food and psychic predictions

$49

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Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy: Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy at White Plains Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 20 (Up to 51% Off)

Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy at White Plains Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 20 (Up to 51% Off)

Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Candidly hilarious, no-holds-barred glimpses at the lives of Frank Spadone, Wheels Parise, and Mike Marino

$53.50 $26

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New York Lizards: $19 for a New York Lizards Lacrosse Package with Autographed Poster at James M. Shuart Stadium on May 16 or June 5 ($40 Value)

$19 for a New York Lizards Lacrosse Package with Autographed Poster at James M. Shuart Stadium on May 16 or June 5 ($40 Value)

New York Lizards

James M. Shuart Stadium

After beginning the 2015 season strong with three wins, the Lizards stand off against the Bayhawks & the Launch amid exciting fan giveaways

$40 $19

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South Levittown Lanes‎: Two Games of Bowling for Two or Two-Hour Bowling Package for Four at South Levittown Lanes (50% Off)

Two Games of Bowling for Two or Two-Hour Bowling Package for Four at South Levittown Lanes (50% Off)

South Levittown Lanes‎

South Levittown Lanes

Alley with automated scoring, onsite lounge, pool tables, pizza, and drinks

$30 $15

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Lake Ontario Winery: Two-Hour Winemaking Class for Two with 2.5- or 5-Gallon Kit and Pizza at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Two-Hour Winemaking Class for Two with 2.5- or 5-Gallon Kit and Pizza at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

$154 $75

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Niagara Fun Tours: Summer Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Summer Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Niagara Fun Tours

Multiple Locations

Fully-guided public wine tour shuttles guests to top Niagara wineries for free tastings before ending at the Chocolate F/X chocolate factory

C$89 C$39

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Hope 7 Community Center: $79 for One Week of Kid's Traveling Summer Day Camp at Hope 7 Community Center ($165 Value)

$79 for One Week of Kid's Traveling Summer Day Camp at Hope 7 Community Center ($165 Value)

Hope 7 Community Center

Troy

Counselors take kids to local state parks form swimming, hiking, and other activities based around that week’s theme

$165 $79

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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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The Fit Factory: Three, Five, or Seven Antigravity Hammock Classes at The Fit Factory (Up to 54% Off)

Three, Five, or Seven Antigravity Hammock Classes at The Fit Factory (Up to 54% Off)

The Fit Factory

West Babylon

Antigravity hammock classes provide a full-body workout, improving flexibility, strength, and confidence

$60 $29

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Freeport Kayak Rentals: Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rental at Freeport Kayak Rentals (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rental at Freeport Kayak Rentals (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Freeport Kayak Rentals

Freeport Kayak Rental

Explore serene bays and waterways on a standup paddleboard, single kayak, or tandem kayak

$40 $19

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CrossFit Limitless: 5, 10, or 20 CrossFit Basic Classes at CrossFit Limitless (Up to 75% Off)

5, 10, or 20 CrossFit Basic Classes at CrossFit Limitless (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Limitless

Crossfit Limitless

During CrossFit Basic, coaches introduce beginners to the fundamental movements of each exercise, developing safe, proper form and technique

$75 $25

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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 $14

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Help Me Help You Fitness: $60 for $250 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Help Me Help You Fitness

$60 for $250 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Help Me Help You Fitness

Help Me Help You Fitness

Fresh Meadows

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

$250 $60

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Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio: $50 for $180 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Meta-Burn Fitness Studio

$50 for $180 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Meta-Burn Fitness Studio

Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio

Locust Valley

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

$180 $50

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The Sandbox: Two Weeks of Half- or Full-Day Summer Drop-Off Camp for Ages 15 months–5 years at The Sandbox (51% Off)

Two Weeks of Half- or Full-Day Summer Drop-Off Camp for Ages 15 months–5 years at The Sandbox (51% Off)

The Sandbox

Perinton

Parents get some summer time off by dropping off kids at this indoor playground, where they can explore themed areas with new friends

$290 $142

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Emilia's Dance Studio: Five-Week Summer Dance Program, or Four or Eight Adult Fitness Classes at Emilia's Dance Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Five-Week Summer Dance Program, or Four or Eight Adult Fitness Classes at Emilia's Dance Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Emilia's Dance Studio

Commack

Five-week dance program is open to ages 3-11 and separated by age group; including creative movement, ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz, and more.

$100 $50

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The Saloonkeeper’s Daughter: "The Saloonkeeper's Daughter" at Rome Community Theater, June 4–7 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Saloonkeeper's Daughter" at Rome Community Theater, June 4–7 (Up to 40% Off)

The Saloonkeeper’s Daughter

Rome Community Theater

Musical’s broad comedy, farcical conundrums, and dozen colorful Wild West characters keeps audience in stitches

$15 $9

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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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Rockaway Jet Ski: $105 for a Half Hour of Flyboarding for One from Rockaway Jet Ski ($149 Value)

$105 for a Half Hour of Flyboarding for One from Rockaway Jet Ski ($149 Value)

Rockaway Jet Ski

Rockaway Beach, NYC

Propel yourself above and over the water by strapping on one of the company’s futuristic flyboards

$149 $105

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House Dance International: House Dance International at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, July 3–5 (Up to 43% Off)

House Dance International at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, July 3–5 (Up to 43% Off)

House Dance International

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

Celebration of community-based house dance includes group battles, dance documentary screenings, and workshops on Vogueing

$20 $17

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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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Paintball Sports Inc.: Package for Up to 4, 6, or 10 at Paintball Sports Inc. (Up to 72% Off)

Package for Up to 4, 6, or 10 at Paintball Sports Inc. (Up to 72% Off)

Paintball Sports Inc.

Paintball Sports New York

Open since 1982, the paintball facility houses 16 themed courses in its 130 acres

$140 $49

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Your First Mud Run: Registration for One or Two to Your First Mud Run at Oceanport on May 17 and Purchase College on June 6 (Up to 57% Off)

Registration for One or Two to Your First Mud Run at Oceanport on May 17 and Purchase College on June 6 (Up to 57% Off)

Your First Mud Run

Multiple Locations

Race through challenging yet thrilling obstacles on a two-mile mud run through the Oceanport and Purchase College campuses

$70 $35

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Gold Medal Gymnastics at Centereach: Four Weeks of Children's Gymnastics Classes at Gold Medal Gymnastics at Centereach (50% Off). Six Options.

Four Weeks of Children's Gymnastics Classes at Gold Medal Gymnastics at Centereach (50% Off). Six Options.

Gold Medal Gymnastics at Centereach

Centereach

Experienced gymnastics teachers lead a variety of classes for students as young as 9-months old

$75 $37.50

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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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Traditional Okinawan Karate Of Pleasant Valley: $63 for $140 Worth of Martial Arts — Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley

$63 for $140 Worth of Martial Arts — Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley

Traditional Okinawan Karate Of Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley

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

$140 $63

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Dealflicks: $13.99 for $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at Dipson Theatres and more from Dealflicks

$13.99 for $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at Dipson Theatres and more 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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Instant Artist: Social Painting Event for One or Two at Instant Artist (Up to 53% Off)

Social Painting Event for One or Two at Instant Artist (Up to 53% Off)

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 $17

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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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Mountain Valley Guides: Two-Hour Kayak Adventure for Two or Four from Mountain Valley Guides (Up to 52% Off)

Two-Hour Kayak Adventure for Two or Four from Mountain Valley Guides (Up to 52% Off)

Mountain Valley Guides

Cornwall-on-Hudson

Two-hour paddling tour along the Hudson River

$120 $59

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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
  • James Sherman Krav Maga
    Martial-arts virtuoso and instructor James Sherman earned an official certification from the revered Israeli Krav Maga Association after completing more than 500 hours of close-quarters combat training in Israel. Sherman, who has received attention from Time Out New York, leads groups and individuals?including executives and celebrities such as magician David Blaine, singer-songwriter John Mayer, and BBC America president Herb Scannell?through the rigorous self-defense regimen, which includes potent kicks, punches, strikes, and chokeholds designed to ward off bullies, violent attackers, and amorous ivy vines. His team of distinguished instructors include Lalo Roberti, a SEAL Team 10 operative in operation Red Wings?the Marcus Lattrell Lone Survivor story?and Paul Zukowski, a world heavyweight champion in Barknuckle MMA. In addition, Sherman illustrates how Krav maga's cardiovascular intensity can bolster students' strength, speed, and flexibility. Classes include a Combat Athlete class designed for any fitness level. This class has an introduction to Navy SEAL history, philosophy, and mental toughness; an introduction to Krav Maga and hand-to-hand combat, history, and philosophy. The instructors go over operation Red Wing in four parts, followed by q&a sessions; the fundamentals of Basic Underwater Demolition training and preparation, and training for baseline Navy SEALs physical fitness and readiness test in two parts. The team teaches SEALs leadership and team building physical training, all accompanied by before pictures to track an individuals progress.
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    4930 20th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY US
  • Statler Grill
    During New York's golden age, when big-band music filled the streets and Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie reigned supreme in regal zoot suits, Ellsworth Statler held court at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Known as much for its delicious food as it was for its swanky shows, the hotel became the standard of swingin' cool by which all others were measured. Today, the same spirit that propelled Ellsworth Statler to greatness inhabits his namesake: the Statler Grill. Using classic midcentury charm and more than four decades of experience in the restaurant business, the owners of Statler Grill reanimate the New York of decades past, time-warping diners as they sit at tables cloaked in white linens amid muted lighting. Artwork festoons the walls, adding warm hues and a jubilant air while frosted glass and earth-toned walls segment the dining room for more romantic dining and more covert fantasy baseball meetings. An adjoining bar serves up a similar sophistication, with a menu of light fare appropriate for an after-work snack, or after a game, being located across the street from Madison Square Garden. For dinner, the kitchen lines classic new york prime sirloins and porterhouses with the marks of the char grill. Seafood arrives fresh daily to offer the best flavors of the deep blue, including Prince Edward Island mussels, Long Island clams, and fried calamari. The chefs' traditional and inventive American fare complements every meal of the day, from eggs benedict for brunch to filet mignon for supper and Maryland crab cakes for late night sleep eating. All of this fancy fare doesn't get in the way of friendly service, though; the restaurant's friendly waitstaff and knowledgable bartenders earned glowing praise from the foodies at Midtown Lunch.
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    136 W 33rd St
    New York, NY US
  • MAMiLATES
    Dr. Nicole Bishop's signature Mommy and Me Pilates classes were born the same time as her son, Reza, as a way to connect with him while helping women balance their fitness regimens with their brand new bundles. During the 60-minute Mamilates classes, two instructors?one for mom and one for baby?guide participants through short bursts of challenging Pilates exercises. During these drills, fun activities such as singing, massage, and dance keep growing minds entertained while women bolster their muscles. With regular practice, women may notice a reduction in physical tension around the neck and shoulders, stronger abdominals, sturdy backs, and weightlessness despite carrying 15 sacks of lead. The team strives to achieve these results specifically to aid in the recovery from the strain of carrying a baby or to make common postnatal lifting easier. The staff makes careful modifications for women still recovering from Cesarean sections. Dr. Bishop earned her PhD in comparative literature at the University of Michigan, an academic track that involved a focus on mindfulness, meditation, and reading methodology. She incorporates these disciplines in her budding practice, along with her specialty in African and Caribbean dance, the spark for which ignited at the ripe old age of 5 years. As a kicker, Dr. Bishop also boasts certification in mat Pilates instruction and the ability to fashion a yoga mat out of a napkin.
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    230 Lexington 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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