Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park – George Washington Monument

This park has everything.  Beautiful Monument? Check.  Large Fountain?   Check.  Performance artists? double check.  You and your date can soak in the sights and there is almost always some sort of political movement or performance going on.  There are puppeteers and bubble blowers.  Dancers and musicians.  Maybe try your hand against some of the chess experts in the park.

Sit by the fountain or go and sit in the grass and relax.  You are sure to have interesting things to see and talk about as you enjoy Washington Square Park.  Park Website   This park is lively at any time of day and is open til 1 AM.  The people watching here is amazing!

If you get hungry walk over to Kati Roll Company for a delicious snack!

Price:  Free

Tip:  Go around sunset for some epic pictures.  Your Instagram followers will be glad you did

LOCATION:

5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.

Manhattan

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Kati Roll Company

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The Kati Roll Company

This place is delicious.  A Kati Roll is basically an Indian burrito.  The perfect place to stop in for a quick bit with your date.  They are more of a snack then a full meal, but well worth putting in your mouth.  Be adventurous and get the goat meat wrap or stick with a staple and get the chicken Tikki Roll.   Kati Roll Website

Your date will love that you know such a hip interesting place, and the casualness of the location will make you both feel at ease.  Eat in the restaurant or take it to go and walk over to Washington Square Park

TIP:  You can choose either a Paratha or a Roti…choose the Paratha!!  delicious

PRICE:   Around $6.

LOCATION:   99 MacDougal Street     New York , NY 10012
212.420.6517

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Zenchai Matcha Cafe

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Zenchai Matcha Cafe

Zenchai Matcha Cafe specializes in, you guessed it, Matcha.  This is an adorable shop with a huge downstairs ares.  Plenty of seating and delicious matcha.  This is a quirky run shop by two friends from business school.  The vibe is super chill.  One of the walls is has an elaborate wallpaper illusion done in green chalk by artist Rajiv Surendra aka Kevin G from “Mean Girls”.  Kevin G’s Calligraphy site

Perfect date to try something new, and for those matcha lovers this quirky place does it right!!

On your way – stop at the vintage candy store in service since the 1930s Candy Store Show your date you know weird hole in the wall places like a true New Yorker!

TIP: In the summer they leave the windows open and it is pretty glorious.

The Matcha Website

94 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 9 AM –  8:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

94 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

(347) 508-3518

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have you MET?

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Metropolitan Museum of Art – Halloween trip to the MET

The MET has thousands of beautiful artifacts and art to explore.  You and your date can meander through the museum and talk about art and life as you get to know each other better.

If a museum sounds a bit too stuffy for your tastes try a themed trip to the MET.  Make a small scavenger hunt of things to find or dress up in matching costumes.  I’ll bet your date will appreciate the creativity and Halloween is right around the corner.

PRICE:  Donation based (for NY residents) so pay what you wish.  I like to put out a dollar bill and say, “two please”.

TIP: Make sure not to stay more than an hour or so. Explore and enjoy a few sections or pieces and then come back another day to explore some more.  This will help keep the experience fresh and captivating.  More MET info

Want to explore art AND also a beautiful medieval castle?  go to the MET Cloisters. The Cloisters – MET’s sister museum

Or if you wan to stay in the neighborhood check out Central Park !!

LOCATION:   82nd Street and 5th Avenue

Open Seven Days a Week

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*

Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

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