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.

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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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. 

From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley uses a nomadic style blending of  jazz, folk and soul to bring her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration to the world

Composer Joseph C Phillips Jr. and vocalist, composer Imani Uzuri will perform e as part of Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center where each will be premiering newly commissioned orchestral works.

Are you trying to come up with a date idea in New York City? If so, The Date Valet has an event you may want to consider taking your date to, the Femi Kuti concert at the Webster Hall on January 26th. This is a great, unique thing to do on a date. You can always do the traditional dinner and drinks afterwards by taking them to one of the many romantic restaurants NYC has to offer in the surrounding area. By doing something a little different, it will help you to make a great impression, and ensure your date will be really memorable.

The next time you’re searching for the best New York date ideas, a trip to a Cat Power concert should definitely be considered. In October 2012, we decided to send a client of ours on a date to see this fantastic artist. We named it “The Incomparable Cat Power.” However, unfortunately the legendary Miss Power fell ill and she had to reschedule. The re-schedule date is now January 29th from 7pm at the Terminal 5 music venue.   

Are you trying to come up with New York date ideas for tomorrow night? Last minute planning can be extremely stressful. However, if you want to impress your date there is one event you may want to check out. Joan as Police Woman is in town and she’s bringing her beautiful, seductive voice with her!

Who is Joan as Police Woman?

Joan as a Police Woman features a woman more commonly known as Joan Wasser. An Indie rock singer/songwriter, Joan has worked with some of the most famous names in the music industry. As well as starring in Joan and Police Woman, she has worked as a violinist for hire. Stars such as Sheryl Crow, Rufus Wainwright and Hal Willner have all hired Joan to work alongside them.