Leave it to all those rom-coms set in New York to give it the allure of romance. No matter what time of the year. Think about the classics like When Harry Met Sally or more recent films like In the Heights and Netflix’s Your Place or Mine. It really doesn’t matter where you are in the city, be it the Subway or The Strand. It’s all romantic.
While anyone can make reservations at a great restaurant or book tickets for the hottest show, it’s all about creating an unforgettable experience.
One of the many wonderful things about New York is that there is something going on all the time; here are a few ideas to put you in the mood.
Regardless if this is a first date or 20th date, I really like the idea of being a tourist in your own town.
Every Friday and Saturday night, The Met Fifth Avenue offers Date Night, free with General Admission. There is live music, gallery chats and drink specials.
If you are looking for something more structured, City Experiences has introduced “Meet the Met,” an expert-led tour that shares deeper stories behind the art on a purposefully designed tour to cover 5,000 years of art in just 3 hours.
Looking for something to fit in your lunch hour? Try “The Met Express,” a 2-hour tour of highlights. In the summer and early fall, check out the Roof Garden for some magical weekend sunsets.
Just opened in Fall 2022 in Times Square, is The Museum of Broadway. The museum is founded by entrepreneur and 2-time Tony Award-winning producer, Julie Boardman, and founder of award-winning experiential agency Rubik Marketing, Diane Nicoletti.
Both immersive and interactive, the museum features the work of dozens of designers, artists, and theater historians who take on a journey along the timeline of Broadway. The Museum highlights more than 500 individual productions from the 1700s-present. There is a three-floor display of costumes, props, rare photos/videos, interactive sets and plenty of instagrammable moments to share.
In the 1850’s Hall des Lumières on 49 Chambers Street, was known as the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. Established by The Irish Emigrant Society, a charitable organization focused on assisting the financial interests of immigrants. It was the first skyscraper in New York City designed by Raymond F. Almirall, at 187 feet tall (57 meters) and 14 stories high. The Beaux-Arts style building was constructed in an H-shaped plan, which allows natural light to flood the rooms and from the outside gives the impression of a mirrored pair of towers.
Today, after a restoration process by global architecture studio Woods Bagot, Culturespaces (the European creator behind the critically acclaimed ‘Atelier Des Lumières’ in Paris) and IMG – the space has re-opened as an immersive digital art center in the Civic Centre Borough.
While the hour-long inaugural exhibition is Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion, the website highlights special events held amongst the visual projections, like the Hot & Social Yoga or the 45-Minute Vinyasa Experience with Equinox. Tickets can be purchased online.
Staycations are a wonderful way to spend some time with your significant other and not require you to head to JFK or Grand Central.
In June 2021, the Graduate New York opened to serve as the island’s first and only hotel. Located at the entrance of the Cornell Tech campus, it offers 224 spacious guest rooms and suites overlooking the East River with breathtaking NYC city and waterfront views. It’s easily accessible via the F Train, Roosevelt Island Tramway, NYC Ferry or by car.
The property has two food and beverage offerings including a full-service restaurant, Anything At All, and Panorama Room bar and lounge which make it a perfect weekend getaway with a loved one.
Reopening in March 2023, NYC Glamping offers a glamping experience in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The rustic, industrial shipping containers have been converted into comfortable rooms (120-240 sq Ft) complete with A/C, Heat, WiFi, shower, and a bathroom.
Not to mention, there is also free admission to the nearby Skyline Drive-In. If you are looking for something more akin to camping – tents are available too! Check out the unobstructed views of the East River and Manhattan skyline from this unique waterfront escape.