Sure, there are plenty of places to shop on Black Friday in NYC, but you can find many of the best deals online. Take classes in NYC, for example: when you shop between now and Christmas Day, you can save money on dance classes, language courses, art lessons and cooking classes in NYC. We’re hooking you up: Just use the code TIMEOUT15 to get $15 off any class on this list!
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No matter how you serve it—melted on top of margherita pizza or served cold in a caprese salad—mozzarella cheese is a crowd-pleaser. Here’s a revelation: even novice cooks can make creamy mozzarella at home. The fromage experts at Murray’s Cheese will show you how it’s done.The Pizza Bike
This course should be mandatory for anyone who gets a new DSLR this holiday season. It’s time to switch off auto mode, and start experimenting with exposure, shutter speed, white balance and depth of field. Your snaps are about to go from so-so to totally Insta-worthy.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Sugar fiends will have already heard of chef Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar, the bakery responsible for naked cakes, cereal milk, and a whole host of inventive sweets. Milk Bar offers a range of classes to show you how to assemble some of their most iconic desserts: birthday cake, crack pie, pumpkin pie cake and more. Did we mention you get to take your creations home?
If the last time you touched a set of watercolors was elementary school, it’s time to let your inner child out to play. This workshop provides all the supplies and instruction you need to create an artistic masterpiece, whether you’re a total newbie or experienced painter.Dominick
Holiday Ornament Making
‘Tis the season for holiday decorating, after all. If your style is more Etsy and bespoke than glitz and glam, why not try your hand at making your own ornaments this year? CraftJam provides all the materials you need to stencil and paint five wooden ornaments. They also make great gifts—if you're willing to part with them!Markus Spiske
Home Brewing Essentials
Craft beer geeks, do we have the class for you. Bitter and Estes—a Brooklyn brewshop that specializes in home brewing—offers a three-hour workshop on brewing your own suds from scratch. It covers all the basics: ingredients, fermentation, bottling, conditioning and more. You could be sipping homemade suds in less than a month.
Listen, we’re all about a greasy $1 slice, but there’s something special about homemade pizza. Warm from the oven and customized with all your favorite toppings, it’s the ultimate comfort food—and so fun to make. In this class at the Institute of Culinary Education, the pros will give you the lowdown on both thin- and thick-crust pies.
Couples Tango Lessons
Everyone has that friend—the one who brags about their highly developed palate but couldn’t chop a garlic clove to save their life. Treat them to an introduction to knife skills course for the holidays. They’ll gain some solid culinary know-how, and who knows? Maybe you’ll get a home-cooked meal out of it.