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Live It!

DON'T JUST VISIT — LIVE IT!

Culinary Arts, Photography, Tango and More

Is there something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but never had the chance? AKA’s popular LIVE IT! Program provides AKA residents with a unique opportunity to develop new talents and create life enriching memories during their stay.

AKA residents often stay for two weeks to three months, allowing them time to explore everything the city has to offer. Our hand-selected local partners are experts in their field and can help our guests pursue their ambitions or fulfill their dreams, whether that includes preparing the perfect chocolate and wine pairing, learning to dance the Tango, or simply touring city sights by sailboat. Developed by Larry Korman, AKA President, LIVE IT! was designed to encourage our residents to make the most of their time away from home, by providing ways for them to pursue their passions.

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Exquisite Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Enjoy a curated tasting experience with local chocolatier, Milene Jardine, as she introduces you to her collection of artisanal chocolates. Learn how to properly pair chocolate with world-renowned wines and exquisite cheeses, as you embark on a tasteful...

Enjoy a curated tasting experience with local chocolatier, Milene Jardine, as she introduces you to her collection of artisanal chocolates. Learn how to properly pair chocolate with world-renowned wines and exquisite cheeses, as you embark on a tasteful journey that is truly memorable. Tastings can be customized based on seasonality and can be held in your suite or private space during your stay.  

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Private Chef Experience

In partnership with Hunt & Fish Club, residents of AKA Times Square can arrange a bespoke culinary experience encompassing a delicious three-course meal curated by the restaurant’s talented Chef. Enjoy a pairing of crafted cocktails and fine wines, all...

In partnership with Hunt & Fish Club, residents of AKA Times Square can arrange a bespoke culinary experience encompassing a delicious three-course meal curated by the restaurant’s talented Chef. Enjoy a pairing of crafted cocktails and fine wines, all prepared within the sanctuary of your own suite or seasonally outdoors on our a.lounge terrace. 

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Central Park Fitness Tour

Embark upon a personalized fitness journey amidst the picturesque trails of Central Park or the Upper East Side esplanade with a dedicated fitness concierge. Residents can enjoy the attentive services of a dedicated fitness concierge, who shall...

Embark upon a personalized fitness journey amidst the picturesque trails of Central Park with a dedicated fitness concierge. Residents can enjoy the attentive services of a dedicated fitness concierge, who shall graciously meet and guide you on an exclusive one-on-one fitness exploration of the city's most renowned landscapes, tailored to your fitness level. 

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All-Access Fotografiska Experience

Located in a gorgeous six-story Renaissance Revival landmark, Fotografiska New York features a rotating gallery of “mind-expanding photography” over five floors. AKA guests and residents can enjoy an exclusive unveiling of new exhibits and immersive...

Located in a gorgeous six-story Renaissance Revival landmark, Fotografiska New York features a rotating gallery of “mind-expanding photography” over five floors. AKA guests and residents can enjoy an exclusive unveiling of new exhibits and immersive events during their stay, including special welcome cocktails and priority reservations at Bar Veronika. The experience can also be paired with reservations at the sought-after Veronika, an elegant choice for classic European dishes served in a sprawling space, or an after-dinner drink at Chapel Bar, a speakeasy attached to Fotografiska tucked away in the reimagined former 19th-century chapel. 

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Dance with Alvin Ailey School

AKA residents are invited to learn all aspects from dance from the highest caliber of performers. The Ailey Extension embodies Mr. Ailey's legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people. Whether you haven't taken a dance...

AKA residents are invited to learn all aspects from dance from the highest caliber of performers. The Ailey Extension embodies Mr. Ailey's legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people. Whether you haven't taken a dance class in 20 years, take class regularly, or have never even danced a step, the Ailey Extension has NYC dance classes and fitness classes designed especially for you.

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MoMA Night at the Museum

Seamlessly integrating artistic enlightenment with New York culinary mastery, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) offers AKA residents a customized experience for one of the city’s most popular museums. Enjoy an intimate exploration of MoMa’s world-renowned...

Seamlessly integrating artistic enlightenment with New York culinary mastery, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) offers AKA residents a customized experience for one of the city’s most popular museums. Enjoy an intimate exploration of MoMa’s world-renowned masterpieces with special VIP after hours tour (or before opening), and dining reservations at their Michelin-starred restaurant, The Modern.  

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Holistic Wellness Session

Elevate your holistic experience to new levels of rejuvenation and vitality at Remedy Place, the world’s first social club. Located in the Flatiron District, residents and guests of AKA can indulge in a private session with Holistic Practitioners for...

Elevate your holistic experience to new levels of rejuvenation and vitality at Remedy Place, the world’s first social club. Located in the Flatiron District, residents and guests of AKA can indulge in a private session with Holistic Practitioners for proactive health education, as well as services that include personalized vitamin treatments, chiropractic movement, rebalance programs, acupuncture, and cupping. Enhance your wellness with a savings pass for express services such as cold plunges and infrared saunas. 

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