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1. Go see a movie.
You could spend $15 a ticket to catch a flick at most theaters in the city. Or, you could see a movie for less than the price of a Happy Meal at Syndicated, which is part cinema, part restaurant. Selected movies play every night and usually cost just $3-5. Since this is a date night we’re talking about, we recommend checking out The Lobster playing August 29 through August 31. The quirky movie is centered around a dystopian society where people have 45 days to find an SO or turn into an animal. If that doesn’t sound like your jam, you can check out all of the upcoming movies here. Syndicated also has a sweet selection of food and drinks, and you can keep costs low with $6 popcorn, $4 candy, and $5 Narragansett tall boys.
2. Do happy hour and a comedy show.
Peoples Improv Theater
Most shows at the PIT will run you no more than $5 a ticket, which is a sweet deal considering all of the talented up-and-coming comedians you can see in action. Some upcoming and noteworthy shows worth your time are Improvised Gilmore Girls on August 30 and Forty Minutes in the Style of Wes Anderson on September 1, and you can go here for the full schedule. Whatever you end up seeing, you can start the night off right with sweet happy hour deals near the PIT. We suggest Desmond’s Tavern, where you can score $3 20 oz. PBR cans, $4 cosmos and kamikazes, and $8 long island ice tea mugs from 3-7 PM on Monday-Friday. Or, if you also want a food happy hour, you can head to The Watering Hole where happy hour runs until 8PM on weeknights and features $2 for sliders, hot dogs, and popcorn chicken and just $5 for drafts, well drinks, and wine.
3. Throw back brews.
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
Get your day drinking on with your honey at Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, which now calls the Bronx home after relocating from Chelsea Piers. Brewery tours are free to attend on Saturdays and run every hour on the hour between 12-6 PM. Tours include a free sample of beer and once the tour is over, everyone gets a $4 pint of their choice.
4. Hit the Hudson by kayak.
Free Kayaking at the Downtown Boathouse
Experts say that couples who take part in physical activity tend to have better relationships when it comes to the bedroom, so get your blood pumping with a free kayak session. The season runs through October 10, which means you still have plenty of weekends to make your time on the water happen.
5. Explore Brooklyn’s prettiest place.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Now that the sweltering, swamp-like dog days of summer are winding down, the weather is perfect for spending a morning or afternoon among flowers and trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Regular admission costs $12 a person, but if you arrive between 10 AM and noon on Saturdays, admission is free. Yep. You can bring food along and enjoy your very own picnic, or wander around nearby Crown Heights and Prospect Heights for a spontaneous brunch.
6. Take part in trivia.
If you and your SO are pop culture junkies and enjoy a little competition, make it your mission to attend a night of trivia to show off your knowledge. Better yet, make it a double or triple date and show up ready to play with your team already fully formed. Most trivia nights in the city are free to participate in, so find one that suits your interests and start brushing up on your facts. Coming up over the next few weeks are some good ones, like Parks and Recreation trivia on August 16, Game of Thrones TV trivia on August 28, and Friends trivia on September 12. May the best team win!
7. Rock out at a show.
Pete’s Candy Store
For couples that dig live music, Pete’s Candy Store has free shows every night of the week. A $5 donation is suggested, which is well worth catching some great up-and-coming talent. You can also drink for pretty cheap, with Pete’s beer menu including $3 PBR, $4 Tecate, $5 Montauk IPA, and specialty cocktails for $11.
8. Visit a museum.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Spend a Friday night immersed in creativity at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where the museum offers Pay-What-You-Wish tickets from 7-9:30 PM. This means that instead of paying the usual $22 a person, you can pay $5 and access a world of great art. Given the Whitney’s Meatpacking location, you can round out the evening with a walk on the High Line and grabbing some frozen treats from People’s Pops for $3.50 a pop. Literally.
9. Go mini golfing.
Mini golfing at Hudson River Park
Get some time for two on the green where a game costs $5 a person at this huge 18-hole course right on the Hudson. The course is currently open until 10PM, so you can choose between making it a friendly daytime activity or some late night action.