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Warm winter activities to do in NYC


Thursday, December 24, 2015, 3:04 PM

Voila Chocolat is offering DIY chocolate making classes with wintery themes.Courtesy of Voila Chocolat

Voila Chocolat is offering DIY chocolate making classes with wintery themes.

Winter is coming.

Whether you’re roasting s’mores in a hipster cabin-like oasis in Brooklyn, or taking a boozy art class in Manhattan, there’s a bundle of warm activities waiting inside.


Roast marshmallows over an open fire at Camp, a cozy bar with a log cabin feel in Boerum Hill. Sit by the roaring fire while you make your own s’mores and play board games. Don’t miss DJs every Friday and Saturday nights known for playing 80s hits. Camp, 179 Smith St., Brooklyn.


Hold your paint brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other at recently opened Muse Paintbar in Tribeca. An instructor will be on-hand to help novice painters through colorful landscape and portrait classes. Expect a boozy selection of beer, wine and light bites. $ 39 per-person, 329 Greenwich St.


Soak up the suds in a 30-minute private Jacuzzi session and foot soak that’s included in the Winter Wonderland Package at Spa Castle. You’ll also get a 90-minute massage and glass of champagne. $ 290 per person. Visit spacastle.com.


Do you want to build a snowman? Upper West Side chocolatiere Voila Chocolat is offering DIY chocolate snowmen making classes. Get extra cozy with their homemade signature hot chocolates or a glass of wine, champagne or beer and take home your edible creations. 221 W. 79th St.


Take in the soothing sounds of smooth jazz. Artists like Dave King, Al Strong, Bill Laswell and Colin Stetson will be on site for the annual JazzFest. Jan. 13 through 17. Visit winterjazzfest.com for tickets.


Make a splash while you sweat at Row House’s new studio in Chelsea. The full-body workout combines cardio and strength training with crew rowing techniques that work your core, legs, arms and back. $ 35, 269 W. 23rd St.


Get melting at Simply Fondue in Ridgewood. This cozy curd spot boasts an array of cheeses like imported gruyere, sharp cheddar, Italian fontina and creamy monterey jack. Eaters can cook them at their own leisure over a flaming hot pot and enjoy them with fresh bread and hearty vegetables. Simply Fondue, 7119 80th St. Queens.


Seaport Studios, a rotating pop-up shop in the Seaport District, has a new fleet of designers and artists. Browse cozy chic jumpsuits from OnePiece and shop earthy jewelry by Brooklyn artist Hannah Guerin along with other nautical boutiques. 19 Fulton St.


Learn about the brown spirit that’s been produced in almost every country around the globe. There’s bourbon from America, whiskey from Ireland and Scotch from Scotland waiting to be savored at Whiskey Smackdown: Whiskies from the World. Get to know the various distilling methods and talk about the water, grain and barrel sourcing that helps build flavors. Guests will receive a welcome cocktail, six tasting pours of whiskies from around the world and palate-cleansing bread and cheese. Sat. Jan. 9. 3 p.m. $ 89 at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St. Visit astorcenternyc.com.


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