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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 souffle, 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.

For more information, please contact liveit@stayaka.com

Culinary Arts/Wine

Chelsea Market has become one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with a global perspective and more than 35 unique vendors. As a preferred partner of AKA, residents are invited to broaden their culinary horizons by participating in...

Chelsea Market has become one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with a global perspective and more than 35 unique vendors. As a preferred partner of AKA, residents are invited to broaden their culinary horizons by participating in unforgettable private chef experiences and interactive classes on wine pairing, seasoning and curing meats, and more.

For more information, contact liveit@stayaka.com

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Art Classes with Art Studio NY

Rated the number 1 art class studio in NYC, Art Studio NY offers one-of-a-kind art classes to help our residents explore authentic self-expression, creativity, and artistic technique. Specializing in classes for all levels, our residents can feel...

Rated the number 1 art class studio in NYC, Art Studio NY offers one-of-a-kind art classes to help our residents explore authentic self-expression, creativity, and artistic technique. Specializing in classes for all levels, our residents can feel inspired and express themselves through adult or private sessions, like watercolor painting in central park, or a drawing 101 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more information, contact liveit@stayaka.com

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Photo Uno Photography School

Residents interested in learning the basic skills needed to master photography are invited to better understand their cameras and their photographic eye with classes provided by Photo Uno. Offering six-week courses as well as private photography classes...

Residents interested in learning the basic skills needed to master photography are invited to better understand their cameras and their photographic eye with classes provided by Photo Uno. Offering six-week courses as well as private photography classes in New York, Photo Uno designs each class to specifically fit your needs. With in-studio and on-location photography classes, you can learn the basics of how your camera works to the proper way photograph a landscape, still person, or action shot.

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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.

For more information, contact liveit@stayaka.com

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Aerial Arts at the Trapeze School of New York

TSNY is dedicated to creating a safe, fun challenging environment in which students strive to surpass limitations, fulfill their dreams and more richly enjoy their lives.

TSNY is dedicated to creating a safe, fun challenging environment in which students strive to surpass limitations, fulfill their dreams and more richly enjoy their lives.

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Executive Portraits with Jill Lotenberg Photography

Boost your business profile and spend a session with award-winning and nationally published photographer, Jill Lotenberg. Residents of AKA can choose from a variety of photography experiences ranging from executive profiles in our conference rooms and...

Boost your business profile and spend a session with award-winning and nationally published photographer, Jill Lotenberg. Residents of AKA can choose from a variety of photography experiences ranging from executive profiles in our conference rooms and suites to a full day of curated images shot at NYC’s most famous landmarks and attractions.

For more information, contact liveit@stayaka.com

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Sailing with Manhattan by Sail

See the sights of NYC with a breathtaking twist. Experience a classic NYC brunch, including a plentiful selection of brunch favorites and enjoy tea and coffee service as well as an open Prosecco bar, whilst sailing around Manhattan and enjoying the...

See the sights of NYC with a breathtaking twist. Experience a classic NYC brunch, including a plentiful selection of brunch favorites and enjoy tea and coffee service as well as an open Prosecco bar, whilst sailing around Manhattan and enjoying the incredible skyline views.

For more information, contact liveit@stayaka.com

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