There is a resurgence of learning for the sake of learning in America. From cupcake decorating  courses, to art classes with a glass of wine on the side, learning is fun again! Here’s our list of some of the best classes in New York City.

Looking to master your penmanship, dazzle people with your postcards, or are you the creative type trying to broaden your skill set? Look no further than the Society of Scribes. They offer courses in calligraphy from Copperplate to Kufic.

Society of Scribes

P.O. Box 933

New York, NY 10150


Skillshare is another route for those looking for quirky courses like map making and rock poster design. There are classes taught in person by experts in your area, as well as classes held online. If you think you’ve got a great class idea, you can even submit it to Skillshare and teach it yourself!


While DIY is in fashion, why not make some fashion with things you’ve made yourself? The Make Workshop offers basic sewing lessons for those interested in making simple pieces, or learning how to operate that hand-me-down sewing machine.

Make Workshop

195 Chrystie Street #402

New York, NY 10002

Where can you find Tai Chi and technology lessons under the same roof? The New York Public Library of course! They have classes to suit almost any need, but many of them are to help educate the public on information literacy. The best part is that many of the classes they offer are completely free of charge!

New York Public Library

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

(917) 275-6975

Learning new things is always an adventure, and we think that getting there should be an adventure as well. Taking Seastreak to your next class will help keep you focused on learning, and not finding a seat on a crowded train.

What would be one class that you would love to take? Have you ever taken a class that surpassed all of your expectations? Let us know on our Facebook, or tweet us @SeastreakFerry!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Filed Under: Destination Guides, Lessons Learned, New York City