Summer is FINALLY here.
It was a long brutal winter here in NYC but the weather finally warmed up, our jackets are off and we can actually live our best summer lives. Shoutouts to Mother Nature. One of the best perks of the summer? Macking with your new summer bae or your forever bae (shoutouts to love) in the nice weather! Don’t get me wrong, I know some of yall love to “wild out” once it hits 70, but there’s nothing like having a special someone with you to heat up your summer.
Last year I hooked you guys up with an End Of Summer Must Go Dates List but this year I’m reviving that list for the full summer schedule and of course added some more activities. As always I keep it super affordable because hanging with bae does NOT have to be expensive… all the time.
Luna Park Friday Night Fireworks @ Coney Island
Every Friday night at 9:30pm Luna Park has a free Fireworks show that runs till about 10pm. Whether you’re on one of the rides or watching from the board walk it’s definitely a cute date night opportunity. Luna Park’s Fireworks show ends on Friday August 31st ! Romance your bae for the low and head out here one Friday night! For more info click here.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
This right here easily is one of my favorite romantic spots in Brooklyn! Picture yourself strolling down the promenade with bae while gazing at the NYC skyline = literally one of the simplest forms of happiness. As New Yorkers, we definitely have those moments where we get lost in the quickness of life and just living in NYC, but at the promenade it slows it all down. Whether you come here during the morning, sunset or night, you and bae can share the moment of just appreciating the cities beauty together.
Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Personally.. me + any type of skating always ends up being a MAJOR L, but coming here on a date? Might be worth the risk to break a bone or two. Have an old school date night and head out with your boo to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Roller Rink. Here you can find your inner Bey in Blow and skate to the current Top 40 hits. Best part? They hold FREE Public Skates (times vary but you can always catch the update schedule here) Don’t have a pair of skates? No worries you can easily rent a pair for $6 and if you’re anything like me.. you can save yourself some hefty falls and rent a skate mate for $6 as well 😉
Brooklyn Bridge Park Carousel
Is your boo the definition of “forever young”? Then they’ll love a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Carousel. For just $2.50 each you both can hop on the carousel and relive your childhood memories! They also have a deal where you can buy 5 rides for $11.50 (yes that means you save $1). After the ride you guys can take a stroll in the park & enjoy the NYC sun. The carousel is open Thursday-Sunday + Holidays from 12pm-6pm. For additional details check out the official website here.
DUMBO Boulders Powered by The Cliffs
This is a date for the adventurous lovers out there! Test your strength and stamina at the DUMBO Boulders in Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you’ve never tried bouldering this will be the perfect fun first time experience for you and bae! Located by the Main Street entrance over at Brooklyn Bridge Park you can climb the outdoor walls and find your inner mountain climber, or choose to cheer on your partner whatever works for you! For just $10 you can get an all day pass + rental shoes.
Smorgasburg – Prospect Park and Williamsburg
If you and your partner are foodies and haven’t been to Smorgasburg this summer yet.. are you guys really foodies forreal? Smorgasburg is what you would call food heaven basically! It’s an open food market that happens every weekend (Saturdays at Williamsburg and Sundays at Prospect Park ) Heads up there are SEVERAL food options here so if bae can’t