Afro-Punk is back. The Festival, now in its 9th year, returns Commodore Barry Park in Fort Green Brooklyn this Saturday and Sunday. Festivals such as this make a fantastic date idea. They have all the elements: food, music, shows and all types of fun activities. Although it bills itself as a punk festival, the musical lineup includes some newer rappers like Danny Brown, Mykki Blanco, and Le1f; New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, as well as legendary punk bands such as Death, younger punks Trash Talk. Other performers include Chuck D of Public Enemy and DJ Lord performing Fear of a Black Planet, Questlove, Jean Grae, Saul Williams, K-os and many more. Best of all, the festival is free with a RSVP.

Every year the MET costume institute puts on a show who's opening night gala brings out all types of celebrities and big money types. The shows themselves tend to be pretty interesting an represent great a great summer date idea. From the MET you can have a picnic in the park, rent a bike, or go to one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. Be sure to call The Date Valet for a perfect date plan. This year's show...

Date Valet NYC Date Idea, Shor Exhibit at FIT
Appropriately titled "Shoe Obsession", this exhibit features over 150 pairs of shoes from over 50 designers around the world varying from the high fashion to fashion designed while high.  Some of the designers you will see there include Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, and The House of Prada among many others.  

This exhibit is a great date idea.  Not only do you get to enjoy a great exhibit, The Fashion Institute of Technology's Museum's location in ...

Join us for the 3rd Annual Haiti Cherie Benefit.  Every year, we donate the proceeds to a non-profit working in Haiti. This year's recipient will be Hope on a String. Hope On A String was founded by Bennett Rathburn ...

Art exhibitions can be a great date idea. Culture and romance have a definite connection, yet these days most dates tend to envisage a quick drink at the local bar. They have taken on a casual, unromantic feel, much to the disappointment of women. If you want to get in her good books and bring the romance back, why not consider taking her to the upcoming intimate meeting with Angelo Romano. Taking place on February 7th, this is an exhibit not to be missed.

Date Valet NYC Date Idea Smile Design Gallery

Date Valet Date Idea Bernini Exhibit
If you are looking for a good New York date idea, Bernini at the Met is an ideal option. Created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a baroque sculptor, the Bernini: Sculpture in Clay exhibition has proven to be extremely popular. However, if you want to impress your date with this cultural delight you will have to be quick; the exhibition comes to a close on January 6th 2013. "Through connoisseurship and a comprehensive campaign of scientific examination, the selection of models addresses the issue of what separates the hand of the master from the production of his large workshop." 

Picasso is one of the most famous artists throughout history. His work is featured in museums across the world. While mainly known for his incredible paintings, he also created sculptures, ceramic art and he was a printmaker as well. Now you can experience his masterpieces at the exclusive exhibition “Picasso Black and White.” If you and your date are fans of Picasso’s or like art then this would be one of the best NY date ideas. 

Looking to take your date to an art gallery? The Dumbo Arts festival is a great event to attend. The festival benefits from one of the most spectacular locations in the world. It is bordered by two of the most iconic bridges in the world and the New York City Skyline.