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Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Classic Harbor Line @ 12th Ave, New York, NY

Embark on a luxurious and breathtaking journey through the illuminated cityscape of New York, taking in iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Indulge in a romantic sunset experience aboard a Gatsby-esque yacht, complete with private tables, complimentary drinks, and stunning views. Discover the elegance and beauty of Manhattan under the setting sun.

City Lights Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Classic Harbor Line @ 12th Ave, New York, NY

Experience the magical twinkling lights of lower Manhattan as you cruise on a luxurious 1920s-inspired yacht, sipping on a complimentary beverage of your choice. Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking views of iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the dazzling New York City skyline.

Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Prospect Park - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the hidden culinary treasures of Prospect Park as you learn to identify and harvest edible and medicinal plants, mushrooms, and berries. Join us for a unique foraging experience led by an expert guide. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the park's natural wonders and enhance your knowledge of wild foods.

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Childbirth Basics

Boober @ 15 Warren Street, New York, NY

Get ready for your upcoming birth journey with our comprehensive childbirth education class. Gain knowledge, confidence, and essential skills to have a safe, healthy birth aligned with your ideals. Join our engaging and intimate setting to connect with other expectant parents and learn from experts with over 20,000 assisted births.

Group Fencing

Woodside Fencing Center, Inc. @ 39-11 57th St, Woodside, NY

Experience the exhilaration of battle and the pleasure of movement in a sport that builds discipline, agility, and self-confidence. Join our fencing class for all levels, from novice to advanced, and discover the physical and mental challenges that come with this unique sport. Beginners are always welcome!

Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Prospect Park - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the wild flavors of Prospect Park as you forage for spicy hedge mustard, corn-flavored chickweed, and spinach-flavored lamb quarters. Join us for a unique culinary adventure in the heart of Brooklyn's natural oasis.

Comfort Measures

Boober @ 257 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the transformative power of pain-coping skills as you prepare for labor and birth. Learn a diverse range of comfort measures and coping techniques to reduce pain, decrease stress, and increase your comfort during childbirth. Equip yourself with the tools and techniques needed to approach labor with confidence and minimize discomfort.

Childbirth Intensive

Boober @ 15 Warren Street, New York, NY

Prepare for your upcoming birth journey with our comprehensive childbirth education class. Gain knowledge, confidence, and a toolbox of pain-coping skills to approach labor with comfort and ease. Join our expert-led sessions to learn and practice effective techniques for a safe and empowering birth experience.


Trapeze School New York @ 467 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner acrobat and elevate your aerial skills with our dynamic trampoline sessions. From mastering flips and twists to honing core strength and body control, our expert-led classes cater to all fitness levels. Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of aerial arts!

Build Presence and Awareness in the Classroom

Balance Arts Center @ 151 W 30th St, New York, NY

This workshop will teach you skills for seeing the bigger picture in your classroom by cultivating a global spatial awareness. This is a skill necessary for monitoring and managing students’ behavior which can be done in a way that helps support the teacher’s overall energy and focus. In this workshop you will build a game plan for yourself in the classroom so that you can guide the students in your desired direction.

Hempstead Lake State Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Explore the abundant and edible plants of Hempstead Lake State Park in this unique course. Discover the delicious flavors and medicinal properties of various shoots, greens, and flowers found in the park's diverse habitats. Expand your culinary repertoire with sassafras, chickweed, hairy bittercress, and more.

Hempstead Lake State Park (Teens/Adults)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Discover the bountiful and edible wonders of Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, NY. Join us for a unique foraging experience amidst diverse habitats, as we explore the abundance of nutritious and delicious plants like sassafras, chickweed, hairy bittercress, and field garlic. Uncover the flavors of nature and unleash your inner wildman/wildwoman.

NY Live ADULT Group Magic Lessons

Jeremy the Magician @ 134 W 29th St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets behind mesmerizing magic tricks and illusions in a vibrant and interactive group setting. Unleash your inner magician as you learn captivating techniques and skills under the guidance of a seasoned professional. Elevate your entertainment repertoire with this enchanting course.

Intro to Public Speaking

Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Master the art of effective communication and conquer your fear of public speaking with this interactive workshop. Gain practical techniques to tailor your presentations, engage diverse audiences, and enhance your speaking skills. Unlock your potential as a compelling presenter at Noble Desktop.

Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

Boober @ 15 Warren Street, New York, NY

Prepare for the arrival of your newborn with expert guidance on infant care and breastfeeding techniques in this comprehensive class at Birth Day Presence. Become confident in understanding newborn behavior, feeding, and common procedures, and learn how to avoid common lactation problems. Join us to start your parenting journey with knowledge and reassurance.

After School: Chess(Ages 5-12)

Tiger Strong / Active Studios @ 1521 York Ave , New York, NY

Develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and logical reasoning in a fun-filled, nurturing environment where kids master the basic rules and principles of chess. Join us at Tiger Strong / Active Studios for an after-school program that will have your child strategizing and learning various game theories.

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Inside Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, NY

Discover the delicious flavors of the wild in early spring, as you embark on a culinary adventure in Central Park. Join us for a unique experience where you'll learn to forage for wild foods and create mouthwatering dishes using nature's bounty. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the world of wild foods with us!

Yoga for Parent and Baby (Ages 6 weeks-9 months)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Connect with your baby through gentle yoga postures in a nurturing and supportive environment. Strengthen and stretch your core muscles while bonding with your little one. A perfect class for new mothers looking for a mindful and rejuvenating experience.


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Low & Slow Yoga

Fit4Dance @ 21 Snyder Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the transformative power of Yin Yoga with Low & Slow Yoga at Fit4Dance. Release tension, increase flexibility, and find inner peace through long-held, passive poses that target the deep connective tissues of the body. Embrace the practice that focuses on the lower parts of the body, promoting overall well-being.

Central Park (Teens/Adults)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, NY

Embark on a culinary adventure through the abundant wilderness of mid-spring, where you'll discover a treasure trove of vibrant flavors and textures. From spicy mustard greens to tender cattail shoots, create an unforgettable salad experience using wild ingredients found in Central Park. Unleash your inner gourmet as you explore the hidden gems of nature's pantry.

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Reviews for Life Skills Training in NYC

Life Skills Training in NYC are rated 4.5 stars based on 2,011 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 10/31/2023
    Wildman Steve is a quite the character, but a devoted and invaluable resource for learning about the world around us! Highly recommend this insightful and surprisingly affordable experience.
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 10/8/2023
    It was great class and teacher! However please check hus website for the actual info of the class! Meeting location is the same but the time is probably different! Definitely worth it, he was very knowledgeable and funny!
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 5/29/2023
    Steve and Violet were immensely knowledgeable and I recommend this walk to anyone curious about connecting with the plants in their path. As an amateur forager, I left with several new plant allies to name and work with as food and medicine. Disclaimer: brace yourself for some seriously corny jokes :-)
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 3/19/2023
    wildman steve brill is an incredible teacher & entertainer! we had a blast learning about edible (& inedible) plants right here in nyc
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 3/19/2023
    Comprehensive and informative, really cool practical knowledge and fun guidance!
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Anonymous review on 10/4/2022
    This could not have been any better. Mr. Wildman is about as entertaining and informative as any instructor ever. Bring a friend and take a walk around the park eating the edible plants you walk past un-knowingly every day. Make sure to bring water and a lunch unless you want to subsist on gout weed alone! Bring a plastic or paper bag if you want to keep some plants for recipes. We made a great pesto from the greens we collected.
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Reviewed by cathy b. on 9/9/2022
    Wildman Steve is a wonderful naturalist and guide. He shared so much with us, lore, botany, stories, herbalism. I learned a lot. I have been very eager to learn about foraging and he set me up.
  • Central Park (Teens/Adults)

    Reviewed by ellen b. on 8/29/2022
    Loved it. But I think there were too many people. Walks should be smaller
  • Central Park (Teens/Adults)

    Reviewed by sabina H. on 8/29/2022
    this was so much fun! recommend to everyone who loves nature
  • Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

    Reviewed by Jen C. on 8/8/2022
    Truly an amazing experience! Steve and Violent were so fun an informative, it was honestly one of the best things I’ve done in Brooklyn since living here!

Discover the Best Life Skills Classes in NYC

Life skills are the necessary capabilities that help you navigate life with ease. If having a certain skill makes your life hassle-free, more enjoyable, or more enriching, then it can be considered a life skill. All life skills have varying levels of difficulty that ultimately depend on your previous experience, interests, and goals. For example, a basic life skill is knowing how to load the laundry machine. However, a more complex skill to have may be knowing how to fix the laundry machine when it stops working.

Why You Should Learn Life Skills in NYC

Acquiring a new life skill helps you grow as an individual or advance in your professional life. Throughout different periods in your life, you may need a new skill set that you wouldn’t have needed a year prior or even 10 years prior. By learning new life skills, you are ensuring your self-preservation, self-assuredness, and self-reliance. At the most basic level, learning a new life skill can prove to be practical, exciting, and, at times, necessary.

In a place like New York City, you may learn that you need a few life skills you otherwise would not need. For example, if you live in a city but want to grow your own produce, you will need the skills necessary to understand urban farming. Whether you live in an apartment or house, you will eventually need simple repairs in the kitchen or bathroom that could be very expensive. Aside from practicality, learning a new skill is an easy and fun way to connect with others in your area or other people with similar interests. You could even turn a life skill into a hobby, such as writing. In turn, you could even turn that hobby into a part-time career.

In-Person Life Skills Classes & Schools in NYC

There are numerous life skills you can learn in-person in NYC. This is a great option, as learning is quick and easy when someone is available to answer your questions throughout the session. Plus, it’s always enjoyable to learn a new skill with a group of others who share your passion or interest. You could even make a few new friends in the process.

Getting started in an in-person course will help you pick up on your newly acquired life skills. When you enroll in an in-person class, you arrive in your fully stocked classroom ready to learn. In-person classes make learning stress-free and entertaining.

Do you want to get better at communication skills? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to save money at the auto shop by changing your own oil? Regardless of the life skill you want to learn, there are so many options available to learn your desired skill.

Research shows that the vast majority of pet owners receive no pet first aid training. Lifesaving Enterprises LLC aims to change that by offering a Pet First Aid and CPR course. By the end of the course, you will be well-equipped to provide your pet with temporary urgent care until you can get your furry friend to the vet or emergency clinic. The injuries covered include bite wounds, bleeding, heart issues, choking, burns, poisoning, and trauma. In addition, they provide information on safety precautions that prevent injuries before they occur. The price of the textbook is included in the course and an optional certification exam is offered at the end of the program.

The Childbirth Education Basics course by Birth Day Presence is a 3-hour course located in Park Slope, Brooklyn that prepares new parents for labor by explaining the physiology of birth, signs of labor, various pain management techniques, types of labor support, and more. With the skills you will adopt in this course, you will leave feeling prepared to work through any stage of the labor process. The course emphasizes that there is no one right way to labor, so you can feel confident asking questions, clarifying any confusion, and building confidence in yourself. Plus, every family will leave the class with a free, new birth ball.

The New York City College of Technology provides a Homeowner’s Basic Tool Kit course which helps you serve as your own handyman. This hands-on experience will teach you how to cut a board, level a shelf, install bolts, and more. You will learn about the various necessary home repair tools that can help you complete your next project or save your home in the event of an accident. This is an ideal course for new homeowners, or anyone living alone, as it could one day save you money on home repairs.

Have you ever used Excel at your place of work and found it rather tricky? Excel for Business Fundamentals can fix that. NYIM provides this fundamental course for anyone who wishes to learn the main functions Excel has to offer. The training is hands-on, so you can expect to use Excel consistently in the class. You will be able to produce masterful, accurate spreadsheets with ease by the end of this class.

Although NYC is known as the concrete jungle, the city still boasts thousands of native flora. The Plant Identification and Medicine Making Workshop by Remedies Herb Shop is perfect for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in nature and learn more about different medicinal plants. The course takes place in the Narrows Botanical Garden and begins with a plant identification walk. The class winds down with information on how to make herbal medicines with the plants and materials provided to you by your instructor. Plus, you get to make your very own tinctures to take home and use.

Sometimes, it’s hard to feel motivated. If you’ve ever felt this way, consider enrolling in the American Management Association’s Extraordinary Productivity: The 5 Choices course in Midtown, Manhattan. This seminar helps you develop the skills needed to enhance productivity in your workplace by combining current neuroscience research with proven principles that help you manage your attention, time, and energy. You will learn how to apply these skills to your workplace interactions and routines to maximize efficiency. As a result, you will feel more organized, decisive, and, of course, productive.

Virtual Life Skills Classes & Schools

If you can’t find the in-person class you want, don’t get discouraged. There are many online courses available that can help you learn your desired life skill. You can learn everything from the comfort of your home.

When you enroll in an online life skills class, you can choose from classes all across the country. The time you save on the commute leaves more time for you to practice your new life skill. As long as you have a web-connected device and ample space to work, you are good to go.

Many online classes require that you provide your own materials and supplies, however, your instructor will include a detailed list of items that you can easily find in a local store or an online store. Ensure that your supplies are ready in time for your class – especially for more hands-on classes.

It’s easy to find online life skills classes at CourseHorse. Choose a class that best suits your schedule and needs.

Is it your dream to write for a TV series? TV writer Candice Philpot teaches a TV Writer’s Assistant: Writer’s Room Survival Bootcamp which can help you get your foot in the door. This 3-week online course takes you through the stages by providing tips on how to land your first job, prep for an interview, hone your editing skills, and navigate the writer's room. The third session is particularly special, as Philpot discusses the best way to craft a resume suited for a TV writers assistant position. With the skills learned in this course, you are sure to find your way in your intended career.

Being assertive can be a difficult balancing act, especially as a manager. Assertiveness Training for Managers provides you with the expertise needed to improve communication, set standards, empower yourself, and positively influence others. The class uses a behavior modeling approach that teaches managers how to utilize their assertiveness skills in a way that takes control of the situation without isolating themselves from their staff. Anyone who wants to build upon their already advanced managerial strengths should consider enrolling in this course to foster a more cohesive work environment.

Meditation is a common buzzword in modern society but is a practice that is somewhat tricky to achieve. Learn the skill of meditation and mindfulness in this Guided Spiritual Meditation course by the Infinity Foundation. Each session focuses on spiritual growth and inner peace to help you reach a state of balance. It is easy to feel overloaded by day-to-day pressures, and even easier to get lost in the anxiety or stress that they cause. This course provides you with tools and techniques that help you reach mental clarity and a meditative state.

Private Group Life Skills Classes in NYC

Are you interested in scheduling a life skills class as an interactive team-building event for your business or organization? CourseHorse has live online group classes that they can deliver to you. There are many options for life skills classes for private groups in NYC and

With the Virtual Calligraphy Workshop, you’ll learn to impress your friends with beautifully crafted invitations or dazzle a prospective employer with a hand-written thank-you note. Calligraphy can help you save money on cards while adding a personal flair to show your appreciation. Your group will learn various techniques needed to craft gorgeous letter forms with any writing utensil. The workbook is provided by the instructor, so all you have to bring to your virtual session is a pen or marker and some paper.

The Google Ads Corporate Training provides your group with a necessary life skill for anyone working in advertising, marketing, business, or brand awareness. The course is taught by an NYC industry expert who teaches the basics of Google Ads as well as which keywords, strategies, and practices are best suited for your marketing campaign goals. Your group will explore the hands-on class through simulated challenges that may arise in the workplace. Plus, each member of the group will go home with useful course files to use as a resource in future situations.

Become the life of the party with the Virtual Mixology Workshop. In this class, materials are included, and you’ll learn to make 3 different drinks: an Old Fashioned, the classic mint julep, and a tangy ginger lime margarita. This interactive workshop is led by a master mixologist and gives you all the necessary information to wow your next dinner guests. Your group will not only learn the history of mixology, but will have fun together trying these distinct and delicious cocktails.

CourseHorse makes the learning process easy and enjoyable. They ship supplies directly to each participant so everyone has the same materials and can enjoy the course in the same way. The minimum group size for courses varies, but as long as you meet the minimum requirement, your group can adjust the number of participants until a week before the event.

For an additional $150 fee, you can customize your course with an extra game or an added event. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation. Plus, there are zero booking fees when you sign up for a class on CourseHorse.

CourseHorse recommends using Zoom to conduct your class, but they can make accommodations for Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. In fact, many courses can even come to your office or home if that is preferable. You can reach out through the contact form on the CourseHorse website to learn about the options available.

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