Top Stories

5 Classes That Make You Feel as if You're Living in the Old Days

5 Classes That Make You Feel as if You're Living in the Old Days

Once upon a time New York City spoke Dutch. There was no 4:00 am pizza or bumping discotheques or even a decent karaoke joint. Digesting your primal, non-technological instincts, here’s how you can rekindle the joys of a quieter time age in history.

  • 1
    Fencing Lesson
    Fencing Lesson

    Sheridan Fencing Academy

    Before one-hundred years ago, we fought wars without buttons. We trained, in armor, with swords and fists, learning the art of intimate combat. Fencing returns you to those days where swashbuckling pirates overtook the British Navy, and wars lasted 100 years because it took longer than a second to demolish a city. If you’re looking to improve coordination, strength, and speed, channel your inner Freshman and allez. Touche, eh?

    more info
  • 2
    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting
    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting

    Discover Outdoors

    This Bud’s for you...Mr...wait, this isn’t a Budweiser ad, is it? Seemingly so, horseback riding followed by a cold brew, maybe in a chalice, celebrates all that was great during the time period from the Middle Ages to Lincoln. Here, you’ll adventure to a farm (yes, these still exist) and travel a tree-lined journey through serene greenery. Trotting along, you’ll work up the thirst of Andrew Jackson, quenching it the only way possible.

    more info
  • 3
    Intro to Black and White Darkroom
    Intro to Black and White Darkroom

    Bushwick Community Darkroom

    Over the past decade, Photoshop and other editing programs have rendered darkroom photography useless. Why spend hours performing alchemy on a photograph when you can adjust the lighting within ten minutes via Photoshop? For those of you looking to returned to the golden age of photography, with flashes of Paris and old farmers, you’ll uncover the secrets before a time of Photoshop, when chemistry and time created a picture instead of a few clicks.

    more info
  • 4
    Gelato Making Class
    Gelato Making Class

    Mia Chef Gelateria

    Founded in Ancient Sicily when the Roman Empire controlled most of the world, gladiators and Caesar celebrated their conquers with not a head on a stake but a cup of lemon gelato, probably. Here, you’ll learn the ancient art of slowly churning sugar, milk, and flavors to create one of the world’s best desserts. There are over 15,000 flavors worldwide! In fact, the actual quote “Veni, vidi, vici” ends with “Veni, vidi, vici, I ate lemon gelato.”

    more info
  • 5
    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary
    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

    Discover Outdoors

    This is as primal as we get, right?

    more info