Every Saturday from 10am-12pm, admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, located on the north side of Prospect Park, is completely free.
The best time to get there is from late-April to mid-May, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but there’s plenty off Instagram-worthy foliage to see year-round.
Dining at a nice restaurant, grabbing drinks at a cool downtown bar, or catching the newest film release are all tried and true date ideas, but after a while they start coming off a bit blasé.
You certainly won't blow your date's mind by suggesting any of them.
The drink menu is on point, the bartenders are friendly, and the light is dim enough to feel intimate. They have a good candle situation in there, which makes it pretty cozy, and fairly big windows for people watching.
—Annie Daly It's a great speakeasy with apothecary-inspired decorations at the end of a hidden street in Chinatown.
They have amazing cocktails (Kale In Comparison is a must), the bartenders are super nice, they usually have live music (best Cuban band on Thursdays) and enough space for dancing.
Buvette is a gem of a restaurant, with petite, artfully curated, and well-executed dishes.
For quite possibly the most adorable, intimate space for outdoor brunching, check out the back courtyard.