Spend an evening gazing at the stars and learning about the constellations, with lots of hand-holding potential.
Whether you're a true art buff or are just along for the ride, this one's a great quiet place for both of you to gauge each other's interests and conversational skills.
A few falls later and you'll both be a whole lot closer.
This one's a definite time commitment, so you might want to get to know each other over a drink or meal before heading over to a concert.
The length of a 30-minute ferry ride is the perfect bite-sized date option for people who don't want to have to drag things out over dinner or drinks.
The hushed atmosphere of a planetarium combined with the dark room make for an ideal ambiance for a first date.
Note: It might be a mood killer if your dog's not super well-behaved, so just make sure you're prepared to handle any hijinx that might occur once you get there. and Brooklyn typically involve shopping, food, and drinks so you can catch up over an iced coffee or peruse the tents together.
If you want to breeze through an hour or two on a date while getting some shopping in, invite your date to a flea market with enough activities so you'll never get bored. For those with a short attention span and an adventurous spirit, get to know your date over an adrenaline-racing round of arcade games.
Enjoy the cool A/C and sample all the flavors together.
If you're definitely not into the traditional first date schtick, take a lighthearted sports bar approach to the date night with an outdoorsy game of badminton or beach volleyball.