Are you looking for a fun date night activity in New York City? Further your education at a local museum, or attend a comedy show. Dine at one of the finest restaurants or show off your art skills. The possibilities are endless! Check out these five date night activities in the city that never sleeps.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10028
Bring your date to this iconic museum, which has something of interest for everyone. For current and future exhibits, visit the Met’s “Exhibitions” section online. If you’re feeling hungry, stop by The Cafeteria, The Petrie Court Cafe or The American Wing Cafe. If you’re visiting on a Friday or Saturday evening, enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the Great Hall Balcony Bar with live classical music. After your museum visit, take a stroll through Central Park right around the corner. And if you’re visiting during the months of May through October, head to the Roof Garden Cafe and Martini Bar for gorgeous views of Manhattan.
27-16 23rd Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105
Q.E.D. is the perfect place to bring your date for both entertainment and learning. Q.E.D. is a casual, laid-back environment that serves as a type of “after-school-space” for grownups to get in tune with their creative side. Check out a stand-up comedy show, or stop by for a game night. Enjoy a tasting, or sign up for an arts and crafts class. Listen to a poetry reading, or participate in a swing dance workshop. Q.E.D. also has a small bar that offers snacks and local beers, including Single Cut from Astoria. View the “calendar” section online to buy tickets to a show or to sign up for an upcoming class.
64 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10011
If you’re looking for a romantic date spot with delicious food, look no further. Alta is the perfect restaurant for both romance and cuisine. The menu at this Greenwich Village restaurant features small plates, perfect for you and your date to experience a multitude of different tastes and flavors. Alta’s cocktail menu features 250-plus wines, a variety of different beers and of course unique cocktails. The building that the restaurant resides in dates back to the 19th century with 27-foot ceilings and two fireplaces to keep you nice and cozy during the winter. During warmer months, Alta opens their doors to let fresh air in, so you can feel as if you’re in the Mediterranean.
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Museum Of Sex
233 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016
The Museum of Sex is a fun (and educational!) date night activity. The Museum’s mission is to display the cultural significance, evolution and history of human sexuality. The museum’s exhibitions have ranged from “The Sex Lives of Animals” to “Universe of Desire: Why We Like What We Like.” Don’t forget to take a look around the shop while you’re there for apparel, toys, fetish products, apothecary, gifts, home products and more.
The Art Studio NY
145 W 96th St., Suite 1b
New York, NY 10025
No matter your skill set, getting creative is always a great date night activity; and the activity is even better when you’re attending a BYOB painting class. The Art Studio NY offers a number of art classes for adults, including BYOB painting, couples painting, drawing classes and more. Sign up for a class online, swing by the store to pick up a bottle of your favorite chardonnay and paint away! In addition to adult classes, the studio also offers kids art classes and private art classes.
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