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    Beginner Photography: DSLR 101

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    Thinking about upgrading from the iPhone camera to something more professional? DSLR 101 is the perfect class if you have either stepped up and purchased a Digital SLR camera or are considering the purchase. This four'hour workshop is dedicated to training DSLR newbies by highlighting the basics of the camera, while also making you more comfortable and confident with it. You will also be given specific tips to build a camera/lens system that suits your individual needs. Feel the power and versatility of DSLR cameras!
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    Beginner Photography: DSLR 101

    211 E 18th St , New YorkNew York

    • Learn all the basic functions of your DSLR camera
    • Understand how to use a more powerful and versatile camera to your benefit
    • Hone your fundamental photography skills
    • Receive tips on constructing a camera/lens system that fits your individualized needs
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    Composition in the Field

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    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around NYC. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Whether it's the funky fashions and storefronts of Soho or the cityscapes of Central Park, you'll learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date. Past locations include:
    • Grand Central Station
    • High Line
    • Madison Square Park
    • New York Public Library
    • South Street Seaport
    • Central Park Zoo
    • Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO
    • Central Park West & 79th St
    • Chinatown
    • Eldridge Street Synagogue
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    Composition in the Field

    12 Eldridge St, New York

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of NYC
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    1 positive reviews
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    Muay Thai Boxing

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    Remember when you wanted to become a Muay Thai boxing champ? Okay, maybe not, but you probably once (or on numerous occasions) made promises to yourself to get in shape. Well, there's no better time to start training than right now! No matter what your age or skill level, this Muay Thai class is a great place to start. You will learn a mix of traditional Thai and Dutch martial arts from expert instructors who have trained some of the world's leading Muay Thai champions. With a focus on boxing techniques, get ready to train with effective punches, kicks, and self-defense moves. Get that kickstart on a fantastic new you!
    Muay Thai Boxing

    2573 Steinway St, Astoria

    • Learn the martial art of Muay Thai with a focus on boxing
    • Discover the mix of traditional Thai and Dutch style training techniques
    • Enjoy a challenging workout that can help you get in shape
    • Try different, fun cardio exercises to tone your body
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    Bonsai Class

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    In this class, you will learn how to make Bonsai, the ancient Japanese art form of miniature trees in containers. This is why Bonsai can be a figurative mirror image of the grower. With an open heart and mind, you can start your own journey of personal growth through the art of bonsai taught by Bonsai Master Julian Velasco. Learn the artistic, philosophical, horticultural, and technical process of designing, planting, and maintaining your very own bonsai. You will develop and take home a sub-tropical bonsai, perfect for your indoor apartment growing! With your teacher's guidance and supervision, you will learn how to prune, shape and maintain bonsai. Bonsai tools will be available for use during the class.
    Bonsai Class

    91 East 3rd Street, New York

    • Learn Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing and training miniature trees in pots
    • Enjoy an art form that will help you connect to nature
    • Strengthen your spirit through this process
    • Embrace an art form beloved by some of the world's greatest artists
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    How to Cook Fish

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    You love to eat fish but are not sure how to prepare and cook it. Moreover, you are not even clear on how to store it. Home Cooking New York is here to help. This class is dedicated to teaching you not only the basics of cooking fish, but on buying, storing, and substituting one fish for another. You'll cover five dishes including:
    • Parchment-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Roasted Beet Coulis
    • Seared Tuna Steak with Orange-Olive-Currant Relish
    • Garlic Shrimp
    • Crispy Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Butter
    • Asian Braised Fish with Bok Choy and Ginger
    If this doesn't make your mouth water, nothing will.
    How to Cook Fish

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn about buying, storing, and substituting fish
    • Cook five delicious fish recipes
    • Eat what you cook
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    19 positive reviews
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    A Taste of India (Vegan / BYOB)

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    Want to learn the difference between whole spices and ground? Coriander versus cumin? Spice versus spicy? This menu is a spice-lovers dream! The variety of Indian spices and combinations is never-ending. You'll taste and explore the most popular spices and combinations as you create Taste Buds Kitchen's favorite Indian recipes completely from scratch. From toasting and blending spices for Garam Masala and Tofu & Chickpea Tikka Masala to warm and fresh handmade Naan and Veggie Samosas, this vegan menu is sure to please your every tastebud. Grab your friends and enjoy a spice-filled culinary adventure together.
    A Taste of India (Vegan / BYOB)

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Enter the world of Indian spices and all of the never-ending flavor combinations therein
    • Use whole and ground spices to make your favorite Indian dishes
    • Learn how to roast and prepare your own spice blends with your group
    • Enjoy a delicious, vegan menu that will thrill your taste buds
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    99 positive reviews
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    Chinese Takeout

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    Everyone has a favorite Chinese Restaurant on speed dial and one click away on Seamless. Want to learn how to make some of the most popular Chinese Takeout dishes with a TBK twist? Who is this famous General Tso and what makes his chicken so good? Learn how to whip up this super tasty chicken dish, master delicious Chicken and Chive Dumplings with a Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce and fry up a classic Veggie Fried Rice. No meal is complete without a custom fortune cookie with a special note for your friends and loved ones and tips & tricks to help you master chopsticks. Leave the take-out menu at home and come join us for a fun night of Chinese favorites!
    Chinese Takeout

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Learn how to make delicious Chinese food dishes at home
    • Forget take out! You'll be able to do it yourself, from scratch
    • Take home a custom fortune cookie
    • Enjoy delicious food that you cooked yourself!
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    Inside Chinatown and Little Italy

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    PSA: Little Italy and Chinatown are so much more than delicious pizza and cheap lo mein. Come check it out! The numerous cultural contributions to New York and America made by Chinese and Italian immigrants in the 1800's are legendary and still extremely visible in these vibrant, exciting communities. Explore the rich histories of two very close yet extremely different locations, and take advantage of all the gastronomical, cultural, and architectural sites both neighborhoods have to offer. After all, can you really imagine anything better than walking around lower Manhattan with a cannoli in one hand and a spring roll in the other? Didn't think so.
    Inside Chinatown and Little Italy

    Canal St, New York

    • Adventure on this popular walking tour through two of New York's most diverse and culturally-rich neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy
    • Discover this area's vibrant blend of immigrant history, food and architecture
    • Explore the unique histories, styles of architecture, and culinary scenes of two often overlooked NYC communities
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    1 positive reviews
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