There’s no shortage of date night options in New York City for you and your better half to choose from.
If you’re single — or don’t feel like third-wheeling it — there are plenty of options.
To save you some time, City Signal sifted through the internet’s detritus of upcoming events. Peruse the list below for where to go and what to do with your future (potential) someone.
Pier A Harbor House — Saturday, August 7, 2021
Head over to 22 Battery Place in Battery Park City for “NYC Outdoor Summer Speed Dating.” At this event, you will be going on a series of 10 to 15 mini-dates — each one lasts about six minutes each.
Women stay seated and the men rotate from table to table until they meet each woman. You will get a match card and at the end of each mini-date you’ll indicate whether or not you’d like to see the person again.
At the end of the evening, you will hand your match card into the event host. If you both select each other, the host will send you each others’ email addresses the next day so you can set up a future date.
Click here for details, ticket info and a list of Covid-19 precautions. Pro tip: Stick around and enjoy the romantic view from the pier with your potential sweetheart.
Paint in Central Park — Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
Head over to Central Park. Bring a mask, something to sit on, and a bottle of wine (or whatever cocktails you’d like). The hosts will provide you with a pre-sketched canvas, unlimited painting materials (brushes, acrylic paints etc.), and a take-home bag.
No smocks so dress appropriately.
Click here for details and ticket info.
Online Speed Dating — Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
If you don’t feel like venturing out and about, you can meet other singles from the comfort of your own Zoom.
Grab a snack or maybe even a cocktail and go on a series of live one on one video dates. A new dater will show up on your screen every five minutes or so until you meet everyone.
When the event ends, you’ll be able to select those you’d like to see again. If they mutually matched with you, our host will send you each others’ email addresses within 24 hours of the event.
This event has been called, “The absolute best way to meet quality singles in the modern age.” Click here for details and tickets.
Sour Mouse — Friday, August 13, 2021
Head over to 110 Delancey Street in the Lower East Side and go on a series of 10 to 15 mini-dates (about six minutes each).
Women stay seated and the men rotate from table to table. At the end of the evening, you will hand your match card into the event host.
If you and one of your dates select each other, the hosts will send you each others’ email addresses and you’ll receive an email with the first name and email of your mutual matches. No names or contact info will be shared unless there is a mutual match. Click here for details and tickets. Stick around for the after-party.
Sour Mouse — Friday, August 13, 2021
If speed dating isn’t your… speed, Sour Mouse is also hosting a (sort of) free ping pong and billiards social from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
You’ll get a complimentary cocktail of choice before 8:30 pm but a required two-item purchase afterward. Hey, the hosts have to pay for the venue.
110 Delancey Street in the Lower East Side is touted as the neighborhood’s newest and trendiest spot. Launched by lifelong LES resident Aaron Ho in October, the gaming bar wants patrons to put their phones down and “enjoy the company of others, partake in fun recreational games, and throw an exciting party or event.” (h/t I Love NY).
You can also expect live jazz and funk bands to set the ambiance. Get details and tickets here.
The Playwright — Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021
27 W 35th St. in Midtown Manhattan is the place to be for not one, but two events for singles.
There’s a speed dating event from 6:30 PM – 8:30 p.m. followed by a “Nuts & Bolts Party” from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Here’s how it works. Women get nuts. Men get bolts. Eligible singles must mingle to find the nut/bolt that fits with the nut/bolt they were given. You will have multiples matches in the room.
Every time you find a match, you’ll get a raffle ticket from the event host for a chance to win prizes.
You’ll also get three-match cards to give out to any three people at the event.
Attention, bros: dress to impress. That means no t-shirts, tank tops, baseball caps or gym attire. Get details and tickets here and here.
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