May 10, 2018

Spring Date Ideas For The Couple That Needs A Break From Wedding Planning

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Between planning for your wedding, work, and the responsibilities of day-to-day life, there’s been little room for romance in your relationship as of late. This is not to say the spark has died. It just needs a little recharge. What better way to reconnect than to put EVERYTHING aside and go on an amazing spring date?!

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - via nycgo.com

Brooklyn Botanic Garden – via nycgo.com

 

New York City has much to offer the busy couple when it comes to putting passion back into the fame. This is the season when the city comes alive again with fun and exciting things to do and see. From going to a museum and exploring a botanical garden to taking a cake baking class together, here are spring date ideas for the couple that needs a break from wedding planning.

 

Milk Bar Birthday Cake - via milkbarstore.com

Milk Bar Birthday Cake – via milkbarstore.com

 

Cake Baking Class at Milk Bar

By now, you’ve probably sampled Milk Bar’s addictive and delicious treats like the Compost Cookie and Crack Pie. In fact some of our brides passed on tradition and had Milk Bar whip them them up playful cake to celebrate the big day. Oh sorry, we didn’t mean to bring up the “W” word here! Back to the point – spring date ideas. Milk Bar offers classes where you can come in and bake its most beloved desserts! How fun would it be to bake a rainbow layered birthday cake and truffles together?! For full list of classes, visit: milkbarstore.com

 

Grafftours Workshop - via grafftours.com

Grafftours Workshop – via grafftours.com

 

Street Art Tour & Graffiti Workshop

Ever since Exit Through The Gift Shop, the oscar-nominated documentary about the anonymous London-based street artist Banksy caught the world’s attention, graffiti and street art have been at the pulse of contemporary art and culture. Today, the biggest artists in the movement come to New York City and use the streets as their canvas. Graff Tours offers tours led by urban art experts who will open your eyes to the dynamic street art scene you encounter every day. This is a great way to experience the city together like never before. Then an authentic graffiti artist will help you create your very own graffiti project. And we won’t judge if the piece comes out with both of your names inside of a heart. For more information, visit: grafftours.com

 

Japanese Garden - via bbg.org

Japanese Garden – via bbg.org

 

Stroll The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Escape the concrete jungle and spend a weekend afternoon strolling arm and arm at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, this is an urban oasis blossoming with remarkable sights, sounds, and scents. Orchids, cherry blossoms, roses, magnolias, and peonies start a list of flowers that are part of the organic splendor here. Must-see highlights include the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden complete with meandering paths, a wooden bridge, and Shinto Shrine, The Cherry Esplanade where you can relax on the lawn, and Bonsai Museum with one of the finest collections in the world. For more information, visit: bbg.org

 

Couple Ring Making Workshop - via fitzgeraldjewelry.com

Couple Ring Making Workshop – via fitzgeraldjewelry.com

 

Couple’s Ring Making Class at Fitzgerald Jewelry

Jewelry has been used to symbolize love and commitment for centuries. What better way to proclaim your love than by handmaking matching rings together. Fitzgerald Jewelry offers private workshops where couples learn how to make rings from start to finish. You can even write a love note to each other by personalizing the inside of your ring with a handstamped message. This is the last time we’ll bring up the “W” word, but the Williamsburg boutique and studio also offers a wedding band private workshop for couples who want to make the rings they’ll exchange on the big day. And be sure to check out our Industry Influencer interview with the owners/designers of Fitzgerald Jewelry. For more information, visit: fitzgeraldjewelry.com

 

Movie NYC - via rooftopcinema.com

Movie NYC – via rooftopcinema.com

 

See a Rooftop Movie

Imagine watching one of your favorite movies together on a rooftop as a breathtaking sunset descends over New York City. The Rooftop Cinema Club is about to kick off its 2018 season and screen movies that range from cult classics to new releases at the SkyLawn at Embassy Suites by Hilton. A truly unique cinematic experience, the outing treats you to comfy deck chairs in the open air with complimentary popcorn. Your date night is made complete with snacks and cocktails, which can be ordered from the bar. Cheers to that! For more information, visit: rooftopcinemaclub.com

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - via untappedcities.com

Metropolitan Museum of Art – via untappedcities.com

 

Afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A day date at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is perfect for the couple looking for a cultural escape. The museum’s labyrinth of galleries is filled with art and cultural artifacts spanning 5,000 years from all over the globe. Explore the collections and see artworks from ancient Rome and paintings by old and modern masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and Warhol. After your tour, head up to the rooftop where you can sip a cocktail while enjoying a stunning vista of Central Park and Manhattan. For more information, visit: metmuseum.org

 

Gallow Green - via mckittrickhotel.com

Gallow Green – via mckittrickhotel.com

 

Rooftop Dinner at Gallow Green

We are all about rooftops once the weather turns nice. Nestled on the McKittrick Hotel (home of  Sleep No More), Gallow Green delivers a rooftop dining experience like no other. This outdoor space opens as a lush garden, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere perfect for an evening of romance. Created by esteemed NYC chef Pascal Le Seac’h, a seasonal and varied menu lists pizza straight from a wood-brick oven, fried cheese curds with green tomato compote, and grilled octopus with fingerling potatoes and romesco sauce. Complement your meal with a Gallow Green signature cocktail. For more information, visit: mckittrickhotel.com

Ask any couple who has gone through it, wedding planning is hard work! Reward yourselves by going on a spring date where you can relax, reconnect, and enjoy the beauty of the season.

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