It's easy to go to the local bar or speakeasy but we wanted to find fun and unique activities in NYC that don't involve drinking. Here is a curated list from the staff at FotoLab studio that promise memorable moments, steering away from the traditional bar scene.
Location: Secret Loft, 137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
Description: Immerse yourselves in an engaging night of scientific experiments and mind-bending demonstrations at this clandestine venue.
Secret tip: Keep an eye on Secret Loft's schedule for themed science events.
Location: 227 W 29th St, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Description: Craft lasting memories through self-portraiture at Fotolab Studio, capturing your unique connection in a creative and personalized way.
Secret tip: Bring a meaningful item or prop to incorporate into your photos for added sentiment.
Location: Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave Building 3, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Description: Explore the world's largest rooftop soil farms, indulge in sustainable agriculture, and enjoy panoramic views.
Secret tip: Check for special events like yoga classes or farm-to-table dinners.
Location: Tannen's Magic, 45 W 34th St #608, New York, NY 10001
Description: Be enchanted by a private magic lesson at Tannen's, one of the oldest magic shops in the city.
Secret tip: Purchase a magic trick to continue the wonder at home.
Location: 530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
Description: Dive into an immersive theater experience where you navigate through scenes inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Secret tip: Wear a mask and embrace the mystery; it's a choose-your-own-adventure experience.
Location: Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10012
Description: Embark on a hauntingly fascinating ghost tour through the historic streets of Greenwich Village.
Secret tip: Bring a camera – you might capture some unexpected supernatural phenomena.
Location: 170-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11358
Description: Discover the art of archery together with a private lesson at Queens Archery.
Secret tip: Plan your visit during off-peak hours for a more personalized experience.
Location: Newtown Creek Nature Walk, Paidge Ave & Provost St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Description: Join an unconventional tour of Newtown Creek, exploring the environmental history of this industrial waterway.
Secret tip: Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a unique urban exploration.
Location: 250 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
Description: Be entertained by a captivating puppet show, featuring intricate puppets and innovative storytelling.
Secret tip: Look out for themed performances or behind-the-scenes tours.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Description: Challenge each other to a fun and active date with rock climbing against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Secret tip: Go during the sunset for a breathtaking view from the climbing wall.
Forget dinner and drinks! What did you think of our list? From ghost tours to puppet shows to eco-adventures, escape the ordinary and discover the city's quirky charm together without drinking!