If you are looking for a good time, there is no need to go dining at fancy restaurants or to the latest party in New York City. You can go and explore many of the different activities NYC has to offer. Some of them might be even more quirky and unique than your standard coffee shop stop. So, get ready to get your hands working, because we have 5 DIY places to try out while visiting NYC.




Make Workshop

Knitting, quilting, and scrapbooking are your traditional DIY options. And if these are the kind of activities that make your heart spark with joy, then you need to visit the Make Workshop. Here you can book a personal class or even organize a group event for a bachelorette party. They also offer classes for children and are always open to new activities propositions.

Where: Make Workshop; 256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When:  Tuesday – Thursday – Friday 11am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm


One-on-One Makeup

Makeup can be a little bit scary sometimes. With all the brushes and different types of products, one can get confused quite easily. That’s why if you are new in the world of makeup or want to improve the skills you know, this DIY class is for you. Book a class and your teacher, Shara Strand, will make sure you end up looking perfect. There is no need to buy your own makeup, but you are welcome to bring your own, as well.


Where: One-on-One Makeup; 2nd East 61st Street, Manhattan (10 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday 10am – 2pm;Tuesday – 10am – 6pm




Paint Along

Did you know Claude Monet didn’t start painting until he was 40? And Van Gogh before he was barely 30? So, no more excuses. If you are aching to start painting, go to a Paint Along Class. In this two-hour session, you will be able to paint on a 16×20 canvas with the guidance of an instructor. Don’t worry, all the material you will need will be given to you upon arrival.


Where: Paint Along NYC; 129 East 27th Street, Manhattan (12 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm


WineO 101

Wine tasting is an art form in itself, some people spend years just learning the basics. However, we all start somewhere. In this wine tasting class, you will learn how to look, smell and taste a glass of wine the right way. You will also learn how wine matches with different types of food and enjoy interactive games with small prizes. Perfect for your private party or corporate event.  


Where: WineO 101; 2361 7th Ave., Manhattan (12 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Check availability right here!




International Culinary Center

The best thing to end this list is with a sweet reward. If you love chocolate and want to know more about how it’s made, you can take one of the one-day classes the International Culinary Center has to offer. You will learn different methods to treat chocolate and turn it into a masterpiece! If you don’t get the chance to book this class, you can also check out the other classes the ICC has to offer.


Where: International Culinary Center; 462 Broadway, Manhattan (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Saturday 3:30pm – 7:30pm


Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel opens its doors for you any time of the year! Relax in our perfectly accommodated suites, enjoy a delicious dinner at our own steak house, or energize at our open-24/7 gym installations. Is there any way we can improve your stay? Our staff will be pleased to help you out! We look forward to hosting you.



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