Cure for the Common Date: How and Where to Have Great Dates in Westchester

It’s time to rethink “dinner and movie,” and we’ve got options to get you started

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For the (Slightly Twisted) Culture Buffs

The Irrelevant Elephant ( in Mount Kisco offers Date Night: Wine & Painting! every Thursday night from 8:30 to 10 pm. It’s BYOW (bring your own wine), and they have all the supplies for an evening of artistic frivolity. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy this; just let the wine guide your inner creative genius (some would say it worked for Jackson Pollock), and call it “abstract.” Sessions are only $20 per person.

photo courtesy of the museum of sexNormally, we’d recommend you stay away from museums for a first or second date. They’re quiet. They’re stuffy. Canoodling too close to the exhibits is frowned upon. Not so at the Museum of Sex ( Located at 27th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, this museum has exhibits that will fire things up on your date right quick. Admission is $17.50, and the blushing is free. Sure, you might be mortified (or maybe not, you liberated Westchesterite, you) but at least you’ll be mortified together. 

Want an excuse to hold hands? How about getting your groove on at Sizzling Salsa, which takes place on Wednesdays at Venue Lounge & Restaurant (venuelounge in Yonkers?  With classes from 6:30 to 8 pm and then dancing from 8 pm to midnight, you can throw nerves aside as you whip around the floor. It’s $15 per person for the full night of classes and dancing, and $5 without the class (if you decide you’re good enough). All skill levels are welcome, so don’t worry about making a fool of yourself. And if you do, so what? Mutual embarrassment can be a bonding experience.




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