Weekend Date Moves:
New York City
Whether you’re trying to win over that special someone or reinvigorate your current relationship, we’ve got you covered. Most of you have probably grown tired of the NYC dating scene. But why not think of it as an opportunity to try out new spots and activities, or just to do things you otherwise can’t bring yourself to do solo? The city is filled with a plethora of non-traditional activities to satisfy even the most discerning tastes.
“Date night” can take many forms, whether you’re just getting to know someone, heading out for your weekly outing, or celebrating a special occasion. No matter what stage you’re in, this list has some of your best (and non-traditional) options in the city, from live jazz at The Django to a sunset sail around the New York harbor.
Extinguish the stresses of the workweek with laughter and great food at The Stand NYC, a spot that reverses the dingy comedy club stereotype. In fact, the kitchen at the newly opened Stand is run by a Per Se alum (say what!?) that also spent time at Copenhagen’s acclaimed Noma. Coupled with some of the best comedy acts in town, you’re in for guaranteed satisfaction.
Check out their upcoming shows here.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten is our favorite way to spend a carefree Saturday afternoon. Live music, no cover and the finest European selection of craft beers make this spot ideal for groups looking to celebrate the weekend. Jam out to a little brass band funk or fresh jazz while enjoying some of the best sausages you’ll find in the entire city. Stay until late afternoon and, if you’ve still got something left in the tank, bee line around the corner to Fette Sau for a delightful, meat sweat inducing, barbeque feast.
Here’s Radegast’s Live Music Schedule.
At Restaurant Marc Forgione, don’t miss out on the Hiramasa, Chili Lobster and otherworldly, sizzling Chicken Under a Brick. A short stroll up West Broadway will lead you to the Roxy Hotel, within which The Django resides. As you descend into this subterranean “jazz cave,” you’ll feel as if you are entering another world. Great Gatsby vibesflow throughout the space, with its exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and dramatic vintage lighting providing the ideal backdrop to smooth and lively jazz.
If you can catch King Solomon Hicks, it’s a no-brainer! He’s a regular performer, and if he looks familiar, it may be because you saw him play at our member event in May!
It’s easy to forget that this concrete jungle is an island. Take our advice and start your Sunday right with fresh oysters and cocktails at Grand Banks, situated aboard the historic F/V Sherman Zwicker boat docked at Pier 25. Next, stick with the nautical theme and proceed to the North Cove Marina (Brookfield Place) to set sail on your very own, private charter. This is the absolute best way to take in the NYC sunset. Tribeca Sailing offers trips through the New York harbor daily. You’ll get up close and personal with the Freedom Tower, Governors and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets over the horizon. A not to be missed experience, for New Yorkers and foreigners alike.