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AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture

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

Embark on a captivating journey through NYC's architectural wonders aboard 1920s-inspired yachts. Discover the stories behind iconic landmarks, explore waterfront transformations, and admire engineering marvels while enjoying the breathtaking views of Manhattan's skyline. Join us for an immersive experience narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 9:45am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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

Experience the breathtaking views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the stunning New York City skyline aboard the luxurious 1920s-inspired yachts of Classic Harbor Line. Enjoy the comfort of private elegant tables, cushioned seating, and openable windows, as well as light narration provided by the captain. Indulge in complimentary beverages and choose between the climate-controlled cabin or the outer deck for an unforgettable Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 10:30am–12pm Eastern Time

Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the ancient art of knife smithing and transform a piece of ordinary rebar into a stunning custom knife of your own design at Craftsman Ave. Immerse yourself in the world of heat, hammers, and steel shaping techniques in this beginner-friendly workshop. Sharpen your skills and leave with a true masterpiece.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 6–10pm Eastern Time

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Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

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

Step aboard a luxurious 1920s-style yacht and indulge in a delectable three-course brunch while enjoying breathtaking views of the iconic Manhattan skyline. Cruise past famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, the George Washington Bridge, and the United Nations Building, on this unforgettable dining experience on the water.

Saturday Dec 23rd, 9:45am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Sunset Sail Aboard the Schooner Adirondack

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

Experience the beauty and elegance of New York City's waterside landmarks on a picturesque evening sail past the iconic One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Climb aboard the historic Schooner Adirondack, inspired by the pilot schooners of the 1890s, and enjoy a peaceful sunset sail away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfect for date night or entertaining out-of-town guests!

Friday Apr 19th, 6:15–8:15pm Eastern Time

Childbirth Basics

Boober @ 257 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, 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.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Buddy Up! Forge a Survival Knife

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Craftsman Ave for a unique and collaborative experience where you and a friend will work together to create a stunning and practical tool. Discover the art of knife-making as you forge a blade that is both beautiful and functional, under the guidance of our expert instructors. Unleash your creativity and craftsmanship in this unforgettable hands-on workshop.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 6–10pm Eastern Time

Fragrance Blending Workshop NYC (for candle-making and reed diffuser)

Atelier Artisane @ 24-20 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of fragrance blending in NYC. Join our workshop to discover the secrets behind creating your unique fragrance oils for candle-making and reed diffusers. Develop your skills with expert guidance and leave with two personalized fragrance blends to bring home.

Sunday Dec 10th, 1:30–3:30pm Eastern Time

Comfort Measures

Boober @ 257 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Labor and birth demand both physical and mental preparation and requires more than just information alone. As you anticipate your upcoming birth, it's crucial to equip yourself with a diverse range of comfort measures and coping techniques. The tools and techniques you will learn and practice in our class will form your labor toolbox, ensuring that you and your support team are well-prepared to reduce your perception of pain, decrease stress and...

Thursday Dec 7th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

Boober @ 257 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, 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.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Karate - Teens & Adults

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

Experience the power and discipline of Karate, an ancient martial art that originated in Japan. Karate provides a holistic approach to enhancing physical fitness, self-defense, and personal development. Through practicing Karate, adults can develop mental resilience, self-confidence, and self-discipline. The training incorporates a combination of kicks, punches, stances, and defensive techniques, fostering improved cardiovascular health, strength,...

Wednesday Dec 6th, 6:15–7:15pm Eastern Time

Women's Self Defense

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

Learn essential self-defense techniques and gain the confidence to protect yourself in any situation. Join our workshop for women, featuring hands-on training with experts and a Q&A session with wine and cheese. Don't miss out on this empowering opportunity at Tiger Strong / Active Studios.

Monday Dec 4th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

American Management Association @ 1601 Broadway, New York, NY

Discover the essential habits to achieve sustained and lasting success in both your personal and professional life. Join the world-renowned personal leadership development program at the American Management Association and learn how to effectively lead yourself, influence others, and continuously improve your capabilities. Gain the tools and processes needed to enhance your productivity, build strong relationships, and navigate challenging circumstances with confidence.

Monday Dec 18th, 8:30am–5pm Eastern Time

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Pet First Aid and CPR

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

Discover how to provide life-saving first aid to your furry friends in emergency situations. This comprehensive course covers a range of topics including wound care, cardiac arrest, burns, poisoning, and more. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to protect and care for your pet when it matters most.

Sunday Dec 10th, 9am–1pm Eastern Time

Literature B2/C1/C2 - Advanced/Expert

French Institute Alliance Française @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

Read classic and contemporary writing in French! Books and themes change each session. Literature makes a major contribution to a nation’s cultural heritage and exposure to authentic written texts is one of the many ways foreign language learners can improve their language proficiency. In this course, discover classic and contemporary French and Francophone literature through the analysis and discussion of major literary works, either focusing...

Monday Jan 8th, 10:15–11:45am Eastern Time

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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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