Summer is not over until the fat lady sings. The MET Opera is taking out summer with a bang during its 10 day outdoor screening of some of its best opera performances.  This makes it a perfect date idea. It is a great non-committal way to dip your toe into opera without having to commit to 3 hours....

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.

NYC viewing party Date Idea
For all of our soccer fans out there come and join the New York Red Bulls as they host a viewing part next Saturday, August 10th. The New York Red Bulls, currently in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with 35 points, will be on the road against the Columbus Crew and the game will start at 7:30pm. Come out and support the Red Bulls as they make a push for first place.

The party will begin at 7pm, so please get there early to find a good spot before it gets packed. This will be similar to a picnic so be sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and anything to help you be comfortable. For those of you who are struggling to come up with a date plan this weekend, this would be a great and fun date idea in NYC to do.

fun date idea NYC, Summer Streets
The third annual City Streets Festival starts this month.  For three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s busiest streets will be closed to traffic and opened for people to play, run, walk and bike.

One of the great things about dating in New York City is that every night you can to see some of the best up and coming artists.  Brianna Thomas is such a treat. Her mastery of jazz standards provides a great introduction to the genre.  Most people are surprised how fresh the classics can sound coming from such a young and vibrant voice.

Performances by such artists are always great date ideas. Not only do you get to discover new music with your date, you also get a supporting cast. At the show, you get to experience a fun and romantic performance without having the pressure of maintaining the conversation throughout the evening.

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Spice up your brunch routine by sprinkling a little murder mystery on your Sunday afternoon.  The Live In Theater production of the Lombardi case puts you and your date right in the action. This fully interactive experience.  Acting as rookie police officers, you and your date get to roam around the Lowe East side questioning suspects and engaging some fantastic actors.  Can you rise to challenge and help solve real unsolved historical murders?   

Theater is always a good and fun date idea but interactive theater is simply a great and fun date idea ...

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...

Manhattanhedge: The Perfect Date Idea in NYC this Friday
Every couple of years the sunset aligns perfectly with the street grid in NYC creating some amazing vistas.  The next Manhattanhedge is this Friday July 12th at 8:23 p.m.  There will also be a "half-sun" effect on Saturday if you cannot make it on Friday.  This phenomenon makes for a great date idea. The key spots for viewing are on the major Crosstown streets towards the east side - 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. If you go on 34th or 42nd ...

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The Craft Beer Jam is a series of beer tasting and music combos that bring together lovers of beer and music.  The combination of beer, discussion, and music make this a perfect date idea for those that have been dating a while and are into trying new things.

The Greene Space will be hosting an evening of beer-focused talks and consumption hosted by  Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy’s 43, host of the internet radio show "Beer Sessions Radio" and co-founder of The Good Beer Seal.

Concert Dating Ideas
July is upon us!  By now you should be well into the swing of your outdoor activities taking advantage of all New York has to offer.  Summer gives you the perfect opportunity to change your dating routines.  So, leave the bar scene for the fall and winter months and explore different activities occurring in your city that do not revolve around the perfect Martini. Outdoor concerts and festivals are great summer, fun date ideas.  You can in turn use them as a jump off point to a great night out or plan a full day of activities surrounding a show or festival.