From Moulin Rouge! The Musical to New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, these activities, attractions and things to do in New York City are ace for loved-up couples
These lovely things to do in New York City, such as catching the New York City Ballet’s iconic adaptation of The Nutcracker, are perfect for an amorous outing
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
There is no better way to spend an evening with your loved one than immersed in the vividly sensual and gloriously romantic story of Mountain Rouge!
Adapted from Baz Luhmann’s Oscar-nominated 2001 movie, the musical is set in 1899 Paris and tells the story of an English songwriter, Christian, who falls for a cabaret singer Satine. Obstacles arise, as do an array of blockbuster pop songs everyone loves, from Elton John’s Your Song to the much-covered Lady Marmalade.
What’s more, this updated version of the tale features more modern hits that hadn’t been released when the original movie came out, from Katy Perry’s Firework to Sia’s Chandelier.
New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Next on our list of things to do in New York City for couples, what could be more romantic than the ballet? And not just any ballet, but the world-leading New York City Ballet, and its interpretation on this iconic and gorgeous story.
Indeed, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s take on E.T.A. Hoffman fairy tale is a sugary, sweet crowd pleaser that’ll leave you warm inside. In it, a little girl embarks on an adventure to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve, and while that may sound childish (and certainly, it’s child-friendly) the sweeping score, timeless story, and ever-tasteful production is more than enough to leave adults – and lovers – spellbound.
And at two hours plus intermission, it’s also the perfect length for date night!
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
After undergoing extensive renovations in recent years, The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA is cementing its legacy as the world’s premiere collection of blockbuster modern masterpieces by world-famous artistic names, from Frida Kahlo to Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh.
We dare you and your loved one not to be moved by some of the utterly arresting paintings on display, like, for instance, Monet’s Water Lilies – a breathtakingly beautiful sight, now synonymous with MoMA – and Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Ginger Jar, Sugar Bowl and Oranges, known for its alluringly lush colour scheme.
TCM Classic Film Tour
Finally on our couples’ list of things to do in New York City, it’s the TCM Classic Film Tour. What makes it perfect for lovers? The fact that there will be something to ignite the curiosity of even the most contrasting of tastes, and indeed the tastes of anyone with even a passing interest in the moving image. Because, indeed, so, so many iconic movies have been filmed in New York.
On this three-hour tour, you’ll see many major sights while also hearing stories of the films in which they feature, from the bustling Grand Central Station (Superman, Armageddon, Men In Black, Revolutionary Road) to the charming Central Park (Cruel Intentions, Enchanted).
Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in New York City and DC for people who enjoy culture!
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