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Unusual and unique hobbies
to try in NYC

Experience something new in NYC with these 5 unique hobbies

Man playing a piano in public on Manhattan
Some of hobbies might not be that unique or unusual,
until you find yourself in NYC and pursue them in an unusual manner.

Having fun is something that many would call the purpose of life. While we do not feel competent enough to claim that this is the truth, we certainly believe that enjoying your life plays a significant role in finding meaning in it.

In order to enjoy their lives, people embark on a wide variety of activities. Traveling, playing video games, spending time with family, doing yoga and so many more. Still, once you relocate to a new place, you have an opportunity to experience something new. It would be a pity to miss it.

Therefore, for all of you who are thinking about moving to New York City or simply visiting it, we have come up with a list of unusual and unique hobbies to try in NYC this year. Bear with us and find out what it is that you should not miss.

Be open to new ideas when you start looking for unusual and unique hobbies to try in NYC

The whole point of finding hobbies to try in NYC is about doing something here that you would not be able to do anywhere else. After all, NYC is famous for being one of the biggest melting pots in the world. With so many different cultures interchanging here, your list of options of unusual hobbies to try can be basically endless.

Soap bubble artist in a New York park
Your hobby can be not only a great passtime for you,
but also an entertaining activity
for the public,
in particular when you find yourself in New York.
(Image: Carina Chen)

Now, in order to choose which hobby to try in NYC, make sure that you are open to new ideas. Keeping an open mind will put you in a situation to try something new. For example, archery is a hobby that few would take on. However, this ancient skill has gone through a lot of reform since the days of Robin Hood. Just like then, you need to work on your patience and skill in order to achieve the ultimate results. Still, with modern materials, being the best of the best has never been more difficult.

Therefore, make sure to choose a hobby that is going to be challenging and fun, but unusual as well. Make the most of your time in New York City.

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The most unusual hobbies to try in NYC

It is high time to take a look at the most unique hobbies that you can try in New York. In our opinion, they are the following:

  • Acro balancing 
  • Antique evaluating and collecting 
  • Parkour 
  • Silversmithing 
  • Lightsaber combat 

In the case that these do not make your heart pump faster, keep on looking for something that will. You are in New York after all!

Acro balancing

The first step on our journey today is going to be something pretty unusual.

For all of you who are into gymnastics, yoga or even modern dance, acro balancing could be a thing to try.

Acro balancing
For those who are young and fit, acro balancing is a great way to enhance
your body shape, physical strength, balancing and concentration abilities.

Acro balancing is a sport that you can do by yourself or with a partner by your side. Either way, you will be doing a lot of handstands, somersaults and general ballet movements. Through these exercises, you will be practicing the coordination, awareness, and strength of your body. At the same time, you will be training your mind too. So, if you are looking for a sport in NYC to try, this one might just be the right for you.

Antique evaluating and collecting

For all of you who are more into science, books, and knowledge in general rather than sports, antique evaluating and collecting could be an interesting option.

A pile of old books
Collecting is a widespread hobby,
as there are countless things that can be collected.

Given the fact that New York is a large city with a big market, we are certain that you will be able to polish your skills of antique evaluating and collecting in no time. We know this because IPS NYC Movers have helped so many people move here for the exact same reason. Therefore, go ahead and give it a try!


Alright, we are back in the field of sports.

Parkour is a sports discipline that is practiced outdoors. The point is to travel a certain distance in the shortest amount of time as possible. And by the way, if that means jumping from bench to bench or even from building to another building, then this is what you need to do.


If you are looking for a more adrenaline-filled hobby in NYC, try parkour.

NYC is perfect for this kind of activity. So, no matter whether you are here looking for holiday activities or you are here to stay, give it a shot! Still, make sure not to go jumping around just like that. Go to Washington Heights and join a class. Find out if it really is something for you.

Silversmithing is one of the hobbies to try in NYC

In the case that you are into jewelry, silversmithing your own necklace is something to look into.

Silversmithing classes in NYC are available in Williamsburg. Still, before you go, you need to know that silversmithing is not a craft that you will be able to learn and polish in one sitting. This is an activity that you should spend time working on. So, do not expect too much from yourself in case you have not taken part in this kind of activity before.

Lightsaber combat

To tell you the truth, this one is our favorite. Who would not want to be Luke Skywalker or Kylo Ren?

One of the most unusual hobbies to try in NYC is lightsaber combat training

Be a Jedi for a day or more with lightsaber combat training,
next time you are visiting in NYC.

If your dream has always been to learn how to swing a lightsaber, NYC is the best place to try this out. This may be one of the unusual hobbies to try in NYC, but it is also one of the most thrilling ones too. All that you need is a lightsaber and some goodwill, while the lightsaber is lent to you at the club's premises. Therefore, make sure that you have the goodwill to practice and you will be all set!


New York City is one place where you can have it all. Just make sure to do your research and you will find both conventional and unique hobbies to try in NYC. Remember that this is the city of possibilities, and there are activities to satisfy anybody's taste.

Photos used: by Unsplash and Pixabay

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