Sunday, Apr 14th

Eight Ideas for Inspired Date Nights

The Puzzle Parlour White Plains NY 05 btbDN87dG lg 1xYes, Valentine’s Day has come and gone but that doesn’t mean that the romance has to go away with it! While gifting your loved one with flowers and chocolates on February 14th is always a good idea, experts say keeping the love alive all year long is essential to a healthy, lasting partnership. According to Marriage.com, “Nurturing and cultivating love throughout the course of a marriage is crucial to its longevity and overall happiness.”

One way the site recommends nurturing your relationship is by making sure to have date nights, saying “It is vital to remember that the courtship is not over once you’re married. To keep your love alive, you should have a date night and see that you make it a priority.”

But as any couple with children knows, finding time for a date night can be more easily said than done. And when you do finally carve out the time and line up a good sitter, many parents don’t have the energy to trek into the Big Apple for a night of romance or adventure. Rest assured, we discovered there is plenty of fun to be had right here in Westchester! We even made planning for your next date night super easy by scouting out these local activities:

-After a delicious dinner at Brasserie Le Steak, or one of the many restaurants in Larchmont, check out a comedy show at the Idea Kitchen. Every 4th Saturday comedian Ben Asher presents a tasting of what the NYC-area's best stand-up comics are cooking up at Comedy From Scratch.

-Try your hand at a round of golf. Yes, even in the deep cold of winter, you and your date can get your game on at indoor golf GolfZonTry a round of indoor golf.simulators like GolfZon Social or X Golf. In addition to golf lessons, both of these establishments offer food and drink, making them a “one stop” shop for all of your date night fun.

-Think events at our local library are just for kids? Think again! The Scarsdale Public Library offers an array of activities that would be perfect to do with your sweetheart! Upcoming events include author talks, movie screenings, Bingo, and so much more! Check out their full calendar here:

-Do you and your significant other really need to relax and unwind? How about a sound bath with Susie Sands at Pause to be Present? After the calming, hour-long sound bath and meditation, you can stop into one of our village's amazing restaurants!

RosyTunnel-Art classes aren’t just for kids! In fact, Muse Paintbar in White Plains offers paint nights specifically for couples aptly called, “Couples Art.” You can even make it a bit more romantic and add a glass of prosecco and some shareable bites from Muse’s in house menu.

-No better way to test your teamwork capabilities than an evening with your partner at The Puzzle Parlor! At this boutique escape room, puzzle solvers have four distinct adventures to choose from…the spooky Vampire Adventure is sure to have you and your loved one sticking close together!

-After you solve the puzzle at the Puzzle Parlor, “escape” on over to White Plains’ very own speakeasy for a craft cocktail and some delicious food. The speakeasy is hidden behind Sweet Temptations Espresso and Dessert Bar at 181 Martine Ave and is perfect for romancing your sweetie.

-Some say you can show someone how much you love them by preparing them a meal. To round out our list of epic date nights, we suggest learning some new cooking tips together! There are a variety of places that host adult cooking classes like Gather Culinary and The Zwilling Cooking Studio. GatherCulinary

How does the saying go? Those who play together, stay together? Help keep the spark alive in your relationship and surprise your sweetheart with a fun-filled night on the town! Do you have other ideas for a romantic date night here in Westchester? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

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