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NYC Classes to Get Schooled on Just About Anything

In a city as big as New York City, there are countless opportunities to learn something new, no matter what your interests are. Check out these classes to improve your skills and discover interests you didn’t even know you had.

By / October 4, 2018

For Foodies

Oyster Tasting & Shucking Class

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. LIC Market

Prepare for a shucking good time as you learn everything there is to know about oysters while eating tons of them along the way.

$80 / RSVP

Mozzarella Making at Murray’s Cheese

Murray's Cheese Shop

If you like fresh mozzarella, you'll love this class that teaches you how to make your very own to take home. Plus, with unlimited pours of house wines during class, you're guaranteed to have fun!

$105 / RSVP

Family Cooking Class: One-Pot Dinner

Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park

Learn how to make an easy fall-inspired dinner and dessert that will wow your friends or fam. Students will make a winter squash stew followed by crepes served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

$22 / RSVP

Apotheke Academy Presents: Prohibition Era


In this interactive mixology course, you'll learn about the history of classic cocktails and make your own Sazerac, French 75, and Old Fashioned. And yes, you get to drink them too!

$160 / RSVP

Aunt Jake’s Pasta Making Class

Aunt Jake's

Become a pasta-making champ in this class where you'll make dough from scratch and learn how to cut it into five different pasta shapes. Students will also get to enjoy a family-style pasta meal!

$39 / RSVP

Greekalicious Cooking Class: A Taste of Greece


Eat your way through Greece as you make and enjoy classic cuisine like chicken souvlaki, caramelized onion and feta filo pies, tzatziki, and more.

$120 / RSVP

For Fitness Junkies

The Perfect Run Workshop


Improve your stride and endurance to be the best runner you can be at this class that focuses on every aspect of running mechanics.

$28 - $134 / RSVP

Free Intro Class at Park Slope CrossFit

Park Slope CrossFit

If you're looking for a new workout routine, this gym is offering a free first class so you can see if CrossFit is for you. Get ready to sweat!


FREE BollyX Class

30 Waterside Plaza

Sweat it out like a star at this energetic class that features dance sequences to really get your blood pumping.


Move and Groove: Vinyasa Jazz Flow

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Experience an hour of vinyasa flow like never before at this yoga class set to live jazz music.

$16 / RSVP

Aikido 101

Bond Street Dojo (New York Aikido Society, Inc.)

Get a taste of what aikido is all about in a trial session. Arrive early to register and secure a spot in the class and make sure you wear loose-fitting clothes that won’t hold you back!


Barre Above® Class

Sandunga Dance Studio

Challenge yourself to a dynamic class that fuses pilates, yoga, and elements of ballet with a goal of delivering a full-body workout that will certainly make you feel the burn!

$0 - $18 / RSVP

For Getting Crafty


Make a Beautiful Dreamcatcher at CraftJam


Create a dreamcatcher in a two-hour class that teaches you about the history of the Native American tradition as you make your very own design, complete with beads and feathers.

$45 - $50 / RSVP

Beginner Knitting Session with Brooklyn Boy Knits

The Bloomingdale School-P.S. 145

If you always admired those who pass the time knitting on their subway commute, here's your chance to learn what they know! This beginner class provides all materials and teaches the fundamentals.

$12 - $54 / RSVP

Holiday Wreath Workshop at Parachute Home

Parachute Home

With the holidays around the corner, now is the time to make the perfect custom adornment for your home. Wreaths, plants, flowers, and all the tools you need will be provided.

$60 - $65 / RSVP

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Terrarium Open Bar

Queens Botanical Garden

Sip on autumn-inspired cocktails while creating a miniature world filled with plants and tiny décor. Consider giving it to someone special as a gift for the holidays!

$21 - $27 / RSVP

iPhoneography: Professional Photos with Your iPhone


You don't need fancy equipment to be a photography whiz in 2018, and this class will prove it. Just bring your iPhone and prepare to be amazed by the power you have in your hand!

$59 / RSVP

Pom Pom and Tassel Earring Class at Craftjam


After two hours in this class, you'll walk away with a couple of ridiculously cute and trendy pairs of earrings that are bound to bring in compliments galore.

$40 - $45 / RSVP

For Self-Improvement

Free Improv Workshop

Shetler Studios & Theatres

All levels are welcome at this class that creates a fun and supportive environment for both first-timers and experienced performers alike!


Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships


Looking to strengthen your communication, trust, and and conflict resolution skills? At this class, Brooklyn-based Psychologist David Tzall will give attendees tools to improve their relationships.

$32 / RSVP

The Science of Self Care


Part self-help course and part comedy show, this session will answer some of your most burning spiritual questions using humor.

$11 / RSVP

Master Your Self-Esteem Challenge Course

New York

If you're struggling to be the best version of yourself right now, commit to embarking on a path of self-discovery and healing that will help you leave all of your negative patterns behind.

$21 / RSVP

Women’s Self Defense Class


Learn how to kick some serious booty should the situation ever call for it. Both offensive and defensive techniques will be taught in this hourlong crash course.

$32 / RSVP

Financial Literacy Workshop

It's not easy learning how to save and invest money, but here you can learn the basics that will help put you on a more successful path to grow your wealth.



Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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