It’s the month of self-improvement; bettering our minds, refueling our energy levels, getting on track with your health and wellness. Here in the city of concrete jungles, we have some North Brooklyn gems that can take you out of the hustle and bustle to guide you back into a new year full of relaxation, vitality, and wellness.
Located on Berry St, across from McCarren park, BAC is a state of the art training facility with trainers who are ready to coach you to your best performance in a group or personal setting. Unlimited fitness classes (spin, pilates, yoga, glutes and abs) and endless pools for low impact training come in each membership. Recovery, relaxation, and community (or team) are just as important as training; so infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, physical therapy, and community events are available to provide the most dynamic training experience possible.
Specials: 30 Day Jump Start Program (one month trial) for $149. All access membership which includes: Gym membership; Unlimited Group Training Sessions; 8 Semi Private Training Sessions; Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, & BAC Burn Classes; Endless Pools; 2 Infrared Sauna Sessions; 2 Olympic Weightlifting Classes; and 1 Private Pilates Lesson.
On January 28, make plans for your upstate escapes and Hudson Valley weddings at Wedding Travel Party!
Inside 501 Union, you’ll meet the teams behind some of the best Hudson Valley inns and venues, enjoy light bites and cocktails, and find all the resources you need to plan your upstate weddings, getaways, bachelor/ette parties. Just by attending, you’ll be entered to win excellent giveaways and getaways—starting with a private party for up to six friends inside 501 Union, where you can hang in a decked-out Terra Glamping tent, see a movie on the venue’s big screen, and enjoy snacks and prosecco from Purslane.
For additional chances to win, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance to benefit Brooklyn’s own backyard, Prospect Park. The winner will be notified Thursday, January 25 so you have plenty of time to invite your posse!
There will be many more prizes to hand out at the event, including:
A free night at Kingston’s Forsyth B&B and Barn, three-course breakfast included
A couples’ Relax and Restore package from cityWell
A pre-bachelorette blowout party from MG Hair and Makeup
Multiple free rides in ReachNow’s fleet of MINIs and BMWs parked in Brooklyn
And on Wedding Crashers Instagram, you can also win a gorgeous leather holdall from Kaufmann Mercantile to help you travel in style.
We had the so much fun with Hosh Yoga this past summer in Cuba and are so excited that they will be hosting a five-night, six- day yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico led by Hosh yoga instructors, Jen Devery and Amy Hansen. Running from February 17th to the 22nd 2018, the retreat will bring yoga enthusiasts on a Mayan adventure to relax, explore, and unwind.
They’ve got an Early Bird special until the end of the year so if you want to book a beach vacay on a budget that’ll raise your energy and consciousness, now is the time!
Devery and Hansen’s focus throughout the retreat will be on harmonizing body, mind, and spirit and helping yogis achieve a sense of greater well being. Mornings will begin with breakfast and an energetic yoga practice to set the mood for days filled with adventure, re-connection, and grounding. Evenings will feature a mindful activity, mediation, or restorative yoga practice.Continue reading →
Sip on an Amelia Bordeaux Rosé, paired with fresh New England oysters or fresh out of the oven pizza from on-site food stalls. And with wine in one hand and a plate of mini donuts in another, enjoy plenty of live entertainment and get a taste of an international spectrum of flavors.
Get a rare glimpse inside a historic neighborhood landmark, The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse(67 West St) this weekend (Oct 20-22) when it opens its doors to host an authentic Munich festival tent, complete with Bavarian blue & white ceilings and tables imported from Germany.
The festivities will include live music, German dancers, ceremonial keg tapping, sausages, roast pork, pretzels, and more! Continue reading →
Tucked away among artists and creatives in the historic Pencil Factory building, Sharp Studio (61 Greenpoint Ave) is where Alex Ruano shapes, styles, and colors with his primary medium – hair. “I love doing men’s haircuts as much as women’s,” says Alex. “So I found a raw space that reminded me of old Soho, old New York and I wanted to design a space that isn’t overly feminine or masculine. It’s very neutral and comfortable. You feel like you’re going to a friend’s house, not a hair salon.”
After weaving through the ground level hall to Studio 107, you walk through black grand double doors to be met by a chic industrial interior with plush leather chairs, blankets, modern fireplace, and a study. Alex greets you with a glass of wine before he begins.
I went to Sharp Studio for a cut and color. “I want to do something drastic,” I told Alex but I wasn’t sure exactly what. After talking through what style I like, what goes with my face shape, and what would take the least amount of maintenance, we decided on a mid-length ash blond color. Continue reading →
More than 45,000 Brooklynites voted across 128 categories and Best of Brooklyn is showcasing your picks on January 28 at Industry City! This collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brew (unlimited!), tastings on sale from 20+ top chefs (Doughnut Plant and Dinosaur BBQ to name a few), special exhibits by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), and music curated by C’mon Everybody. Pick from one of two sessions or hit the after party! Continue reading →
In this second installment of the Gastronaut series, we go behind the scenes of Acme Smoked Fish to demystify Fish Fridays.
In the heart of industrial Greenpoint, on an unremarkable street, behind an unmarked door, lies the largest smoked fish processor in the country: Acme Smoked Fish (30 Gem Street). And every Friday, and only Friday, from 8am until 1pm, you can take advantage of one of the neighborhood’s best (and worst kept) secrets when Acme opens its doors to the public for “Fish Friday.” Continue reading →
The Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center, located at 347 Grand St (between Havemeyer & Marcy Ave) relaunches their Adult Dance Program. So much better than going to the gym- Jazz Funk, Fit Barre, African Dance, Kick My Assets Bootcamp all at WMAAC. Spring is here, the perfect time to take an energetic movement class or reconnect with yourself in a restorative body/mind Pilates Fusion class.
Offerings of Funk Ballet, Deeply Centered, Cardio TRX and Contemporary classes cater to all levels. Check out the Adult schedule at www.wmaac.com/classes. They meet you where you are and take it up from there! The May Spring Special- $45 for one week of Unlimited Adult Classes is not to be missed!
With both a morning & evening schedule, you’ll be sure to find a time that works for you. Monday night’s Jazz Funk class with Josef was a blast! Next up this week-Wednesday’s Kick My Assets (KMA) Bootcamp with Stephanie. It will be a killer but a great start to a fit body for summer.
Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center (WMAAC) 347 Grand St (southside) tel: 718.866.6811 wmaac.com
Sponsored post courtesy of Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center (WMAAC).
Ok, let’s be real, Greenpoint. We all ate and drank ourselves into oblivion during the holidays and now that 2015 is here, it’s New Year Resolutions time! But as usual, they are going to be challenged. Hey, we all like to indulge as much as the next guy, but it wouldn’t hurt to start this year off on the right track and actually finish what we start. Easier said than done, right? Fortunately, owner and health coach Dy from [email protected] has a program that guides people through the process of getting fit, focused and committed; as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating… and it works! Continue reading →