If you feel like the television is cutting years off your life, these 11 indoor activities are a great excuse to crawl out of your cocoon this winter in search of a little urban adventure.
Whether it’s tennis, culinary classes, a holiday bazaar, rock climbing, or a cozy fire-lit cafe, the hot spots on this list have something to motivate every weather-weary New Yorker.
PLAY. Swap the chilly morning run for a game of indoor tennis on Randall’s Island. [oM]
DRINK. Find a new favorite preprandial libation at one of these eclectic watering holes in Brooklyn and Queens. [oM]
READ. These six low-key cafes in Brooklyn will kick cabin fever to the curb. [oM]
SEE. Cold weather means Monday Night Movies with free popcorn, two-for-one drink specials, and new friends. Upcoming flicks include Romancing the Stone on 1/14, Point Break on 1/28, Anchorman on 2/11, and Say Anything on 2/18. [Huckleberry Bar]
LAUGH. Get your comedy fix and keep the blood circulating at one of these budget-friendly shows in Brooklyn. [oM]
EAT. Feast your eyes on the Manhattan skyline at one of these 10 equally appetizing restaurants off the island. [oM]
COOK. Acquire new skills and gain confidence in the kitchen at a CIA boot camp in Hyde Park. [oM]
CRAFT. Who takes a letterpress class in this era of e-cards and Kindles? You do. [oM]
AMUSE. Discover nine outer borough museums worth traveling to this winter. [oM]
CLIMB. Spend an afternoon swinging to and fro at this climbing clubhouse for kids and adults. [Brooklyn Boulders]
RELAX. Escape to an oasis of calm at one of these five eco spas near NYC.[oM]
Photos: BK Boulders, Randall’s Island, Anna Peters, Markets of New York, The Classicist, Mandarin Oriental