Free Classes And Workshops in New York City


New Yorkers are known for their loyalty to healthy lifestyle, hence the number of gyms and organic food stores in the city. Their intellectual curiosity and insatiable desire to expand their horizons are also evident by the number of yoga studios, activity workshops and classes where they can work on their minds, bodies and souls. It certainly is very interesting and commendable; however, ventures into self-improvement come with a hefty price tag. Membership in Pilates studio and ballet lessons can easily set you back hundreds of dollars a month, which might be difficult to handle for an ESL student on a budget in New York City. Yet, there is no need to fall into despair and go on a bread-and-water diet - try one of these free classes instead.

If you live in Queens, you are at luck; if you don’t, consider going there nonetheless. Visit Socrates Park in Long Island City where, come May, you can attend free weekend classes and practice yoga, capoeira, Pilates or Tai Chi. You can also Sign up for free kayaking starting late May.

If you are artsy and creative, clear your Monday nights schedule to attend one of the Etsy Craft Nights at Etsy Labs. Artists and designers will show you how to make unique accessories and transform regular clothes into one-of-a-kind pieces. Hey, you never know – if you are good, you might just start a booming business of Selling your handmade items online.

If you can’t decide where your interests and passions lay, but you desperately want to find an outlet for your creative energy, sign up for the Mini Skills classes at Brooklyn LaunchPad and learn anything from sewing to meditation techniques. For girls with a fashion sense and nothing to wear, there are occasional clothes swap events where you can get rid of your tired outfits.

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