04/11/13 9:30am

Fluent City


Fluent City offers French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hebrew classes in NYC.

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02/19/13 3:00pm


Image source: elidr on Flickr

Last week we wrote about the basic concepts and types of yoga, and here in Part 2 we focus on where to find a yoga class to attend in Queens. This borough has all kinds of yoga venues, and this listing is designed to provide a sampling of studios with different personalities offering different kinds of yoga throughout Queens.


RESOBOX (GMAP) is a Japanese art gallery and cultural center located one block from the Queensboro Plaza station. Run by Fumio Tashiro and Takashi Ikezawa, the space – which takes its name from the words “resonate” and “box” – showcases Japanese-inspired art, hosts classes, and serves beverages and desserts in its cafe.



10/10/12 9:00am


Image Source: Turkish Cultural Center

Turkish Cooking Classes – Let the experienced and friendly chefs at the Turkish Cultural Center teach you how to make authentic Turkish dishes like Ali Nazik (grilled eggplant puree with yogurt and ground meat), Sekerpare (soft pastry balls dipped in thick lemony sugar syrup) and Carrot Yogurt Salad. Slots are limited, and registration is required.

Turkish Cooking Classes
Turkish Cultural Center – Queens (GMAP)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7pm | $25 Registration

07/18/12 3:00pm

Yoga in the Park Queens

Image source: Flickr Creative Commons – user lululemonathletica


We’re seeing yoga studios pop up all over Queens; clearly the craze has hit the borough. In practically every neighborhood from LIC to the Rockaways, there’s something for everyone — including young kidswomen who are expecting, and seniors with limited mobility. And if you’ve ever used high cost as an excuse not to join a yoga or fitness class, then the jig is up. Here’s our guide to shaping up with minimal impact on your budget.

Socrates Sculpture Park (free, summer): yoga, tai chi, capoeira (GMAP)

Zumba in the Park, Astoria Park (free, summer): zumba (GMAP)

78th Street Play Street, Jackson Heights (free, summer): yoga, pilates (GMAP)

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk (free, summer): yoga, zumba, walking (GMAP)