New Date Ideas to Help You Find Love in the Fresh Air

By Diana Kokoszka
Staff Writer
Published: April 18, 2012


Chelsea Piers Driving Range
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10011

Smack some balls around against the romantic backdrop of New Jersey and a murky Hudson River. Golf is just athletic enough for you to show off your skills without messing up your hair. YouTube a few golf swing tutorials so you can confidently reach around and ahem, give your date some hands-on lessons. Go easy on the Tiger Woods references and pray that your date ends a little bit better than his marriage.

Rocks Off Concert Cruises
West 41st St. and Hudson River
New York, NY 10036

Show your date that you can navigate the rough waters of love and partake in a concert cruise around Manhattan. Shows usually last three hours, so your date won’t get a chance to fake an emergency call and bail prematurely. Upcoming concerts include punk band The Bronx, a Springsteen tribute band, and Jamaican ska group The Skatalites. If you’re worried that you won’t have any chemistry, rest assured that seasickness has a way of bringing people together.


Habana Outpost
757 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Invite your date out for a bite and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. This eco-friendly outdoor restaurant is filled with recycled furniture and serves up smoothies out of a bike-powered blender. Habana’s menu includes Cuban sandwiches, fish tacos, and plenty of vegetarian options. If their rainwater toilets don’t impress your date, their fried chicken and waffle on a stick certainly will.

Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave.
New York, NY 11102

If you’re craving cold beers on a warm night, head over to the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens. Large communal tables guarantee that any awkward silences will be filled with general chatter. Their menu boasts an impressive beer list and a sexy selection of Eastern European fare like Bratwurst and Head Cheese. Queens is the land of airports, so even if you can’t make out any stars through the urban smog, you can still make a wish on a Boeing 757.


Mets Game at Citi Field
12001 Roosevelt Ave.
Corona, NY 11368

A baseball game is the perfect date spot, mainly because it’s a great excuse to day-drink. No one expects the Mets to win, so even an embarrassing loss won’t put too much of a damper on your date. It’s also slightly cheaper than say, a Yankees game. The Shake Shack at Citi Field offers a perfect mid-game bite if you’re aiming for something a bit classier than a ballpark frank. Creative heckling is sure to score extra points with your date.

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