What to do and see in New York, United States: The Best Lessons & Workshops

October 14, 2021 Diedre Savory

New York State has it all – booming metropolises, majestic waterfalls, mountains, wine country, chicken wings. Yes, NYC is a magnet for tourists, but an exploration of the rest of the state can be equally thrilling. The Finger Lakes Wine Region is a vision of serene waters, quaint B&Bs, and pretty vineyards. Movie buffs will love Rochester, home of the George Eastman House and one of the world’s most comprehensive film archives. On your way to Niagara Falls, stop in Buffalo to fuel up on spicy wings.

1. Trapeze School New York

353 West St Rooftop, New York City, NY 10014-3674 +1 212-242-8769 [email protected] http://newyork.trapezeschool.com
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5.0 based on 78 reviews

Trapeze School New York

Trapeze School New York (TSNY) is dedicated to making flying trapeze available to anyone who seeks inspiration, challenge, fitness or just a couple hours of unique fun! Our mission every day is to create a safe, fun, challenging environment where our students strive to surpass limitations and feel the freedom of flight. All experience levels welcome, come see what you can do!! Forget Fear. Worry about the addiction! (R)

Reviewed By Bleighphilly

I scheduled a one-hour private trampoline lesson for my 10-year old niece (from AZ) on her first trip to NYC in October. She is a skilled gymnast, has her own trampoline. and was thrilled to have a private one-on-one lesson with Hal who was outstanding! The setting and school are phenomenal, and we got great shots of One World Trade Center in the background. My niece said she got a lot of helpful advice that she had never previously received. Hal is patient, gave clear instructions and was just great! I felt the charges were reasonable and everyone at the school was so helpful and pleasant!

2. Pizza School NYC

371 Grand St, New York City, NY 10002-3951 +1 212-228-5483 [email protected] http://www.pizzaschool.com
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5.0 based on 296 reviews

Pizza School NYC

Pizza School NYC is now hosting it's 5-star classes online! You'll learn, you'll laugh, you'll eat, and you'll likely call it one of the most amazing culinary experiences you've ever had. Yes, you can make restaurant quality pizza in your home kitchen and we will show you how. Our public classes and team-building events are now available online 7-days a week. For additional info, schedule and to book your virtual pizza-making experience please visit our website.

Reviewed By mgmichalski - Mahwah, United States

We attended the 6:30pm class on Saturday August 10th. I booked it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. All of the staff was very friendly and informative. We learned a lot about how to make pizza at home in your own oven using simple ingredients and tools. The class started off by making our own dough from scratch. While our dough was rising, the staff created four pizzas for us to try. Then it was time to make our own. After sampling the sauce and some cheeses we took our dough and created four pizzas however we chose. We decided to create a margarita, classic NY pepperoni, a white pizza and last a desert pizza. We ended up taking home almost three whole pizzas. At the end of the night we went home satisfied, stuffed and with plenty of leftovers and happy memories. We cannot wait to give this as a gift for others to experience. This is a must do if you like pizza and great for a date night.

3. Sail Montauk

Excellent
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5.0 based on 172 reviews

Sail Montauk

Step off the dock and onto one of our private sailboats for an exhilarating sail on the waters of Montauk. Take the tiller or just sit back and relax; we'll make your sailing experience one of a kind. Get a Taste of Sailing with our private 2 hour sails, or spend some more time on the water with a Sail & Swim package. Book a Private Lessons will help you fine tune your skills. If you're just looking to relax, come aboard for a private Sunset Sail with the best views in Montauk, perfect for sweethearts and groups of friends. No matter what your level of experience, create ever lasting memories when you Sail Montauk.

4. Show-Score

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5.0 based on 50 reviews

Show-Score

If you love theater, Show-Score helps you discover shows you’ll love, from people you trust, at the right price for you! Before and after the shows, we also organize fun theater-related “Experiences”, which are great ways to learn more about the theater and meet fellow fans. Show-Score is free to join, and offers a never-ending stream of special deals and discounts to members

5. Hands On Glass Studio

124 Crystal Ln, Corning, NY 14830-1861 +1 607-962-3044 [email protected] http://www.handsonglass.com/
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5.0 based on 95 reviews

Hands On Glass Studio

Specialties All ages are welcome to enjoy a hands-on experience with glass! As young as 2yrs old can blow an ornament, or pumpkin. Teens and adults can also participant in a one-on-one lesson to make a paperweight. You'll cherish your treasure and the memory of making it. Unique and affordably priced. Glass gifts made by local artists also available in our retail area. Hands-on activities are available year around by appointment, day and evening hours available. Please call to schedule your appointment!! We are handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For more information or directions please visit our website. History Established in 1990. Hands-on Glass was originally founded in 1990. It was the first public access studio in Corning, N.Y. offering instruction in glassmaking for all ages and levels of experience.

Reviewed By bilzbabe

My adult daughter and I were on a girls trip and wanted to have some shared experiences. We really enjoyed making our own paperweights and blown glass pumpkins. The experience was both very informative and enjoyable. We were pleasantly surprised by how truly hands on it was when we were making the paperweights. It provided us both with memories of a great shared experience and wonderful keepsakes to take home. Highly recommend doing this.

6. I.FLY Trapeze and Aerial Arts

1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-1099 +1 516-640-6995 http://iflytrapeze.com
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5.0 based on 15 reviews

I.FLY Trapeze and Aerial Arts

7. Painting with a Twist

1276 Fairport Rd, Fairport, NY 14450-1332 +1 585-267-7002 [email protected] http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/fairport/
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5.0 based on 92 reviews

Painting with a Twist

This is a great place to have fun with your friends, or meet new friends; relax or just let your hair down and be you; or simply discover your inner artist. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint along with our artist to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening.Class Prices: $35 per person for a 2 hour class and $45 per person for a 3 hour class. Family Day and Senior's Day are $25 per person for a 2 hour class.

8. Art of Intuitive Photography

West 72nd St, New York City, NY 10024 +1 646-397-8138 http://www.artofintuitivephotography.com
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5.0 based on 157 reviews

Art of Intuitive Photography

We teach group and individual photography classes and workshops for adults and children/teens in various locations in NYC. Learn how to use your camera, improve the composition of your images, join a photo tour, or learn how intuition can help you take creative photos. We teach photography in an enjoyable hands-on way that gives you the attention you deserve. Book directly on our website.

Reviewed By 443tamara - New York City, United States

I can't say enough great things about Mindy. First off, she's a likable and relatable person. She makes photography fun and sensical - doesn't get caught up in all the technical mumbo jumbo! After not touching my DSLR for three years I'm excited to pick it up again! HGHLY recommend taking a class or private lesson with Mindy. JUST DO IT, you won't be sorry!

9. Pinot's Palette

20 Ellis St, Staten Island, NY 10307-1172 +1 718-554-4203 http://www.pinotspalett.com/ellisstreet
Excellent
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5.0 based on 16 reviews

Pinot's Palette

10. The League of Kitchens

Excellent
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5.0 based on 139 reviews

The League of Kitchens

The League of Kitchens is a culinary dream-team of women from around the world who are excited to teach you their family recipes! Traditionally classes are held in the homes of our instructors, but we're currently operating online! Our online classes are special, meaningful opportunities to share cooking, culture, and connection--just like our real life experiences. Workshops are interactive and participatory and offer opportunities for connection, cultural engagement and exchange, culinary learning and discovery, and exceptional recipe instruction. Through this experience, the League of Kitchens seeks to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, to increase access to traditional cooking knowledge, and to provide meaningful, well-paid employment and training for immigrants. The League of Kitchens has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Chew, among others.

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