SPECIAL VENUES+ EXPERIENCES
KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER Daily guided meditation drop- in classes, study programs, modern Buddhism retreats and much more are offered at this center located in the heart of Chelsea, with branches in Brooklyn, Queens and various other parts of Manhattan. Sessions vary daily, and weekend retreats are also available, but curious meditators are welcome to tackle self- guided practice anytime classes are not in session. Classes range from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, and all are welcome to explore at any level. Classes and times vary. 124 W. 24th St., btw. Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.924.6706. THE NEW YORK NIGHT LIFE Experience nightlife in the “city that never sleeps” on curated excursions to NYC’s top bars, lounges and clubs. All- inclusive packages include transportation, entrance fees and drinks. 324 W. 47th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.338.0895. NORTH RIVER LOBSTER COMPANY Guests are treated to sweeping city views during daily one- hour cruises along Manhattan’s West Side, docking and taking off by the hour. Bars on both covered floors as well as the roof deck offer specialty cocktails, wines and beers, while a raw bar lets sailors choose from a rotating variety of clams, oysters, shrimp, crab claws and, of course, lobsters. $10 admission per person. Pier 81, W. 41st St., at 12th Ave., 212.630.8831.