Because May Makes Finding Love a Lil' Easier: 8 Best Date Ideas This Month in NYC

Sometimes, deciding on a date idea in New York City is just as irritatingly difficult as finding the perfect date. 

With so many eligible singles searching through the NYC dating pool, you can afford to be picky, just like with ideas for a date. 

Picke is the dating app that only matches you with other singles based on what matters most to you.

But, in all honesty, sorting through all the crap to find that perfect match can be exhausting. 

Don't worry. We're here to set you up on the perfect date this month. 

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All you need is Picke, the app that cuts through the junk to find you what you're looking for.

Picke is the dating app that only matches you with other singles based on what matters most to you. Just hop on their app and find the perfect person for a spring fling... or more, whatever you're feelin'.

What about the perfect dates? We got you. 

Check out these incredible events happening in NYC this May that make finding love just a little bit easier.


Sakura Matsuri Festival (900 Washington Avenue - Brooklyn)

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Ready to experience some beautiful May weather for a good date?  Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take in the Sakura Matsuri Festival, otherwise known as the Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs until Sunday, May 1st.

What is it? It's a festival honoring Japanese culture amid rows of beautiful, blooming cherry blossom branches. 

Whether you're headed out to see samurai sword presentations, cosplay, tea ceremonies, or simply to check out the plant life, it's the perfect outdoor date to begin the month of May.


Five Boro Craft Beer Festival (272 Meserole Street - Brooklyn)

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If you're a couple that likes brews, then you're a couple we can get along with. Of course, you already know how compatible you are with your bae because you swiped with purpose on the Picke app. 

Head out to the Five Boro Craft Beer Festival at the Well in Brooklyn on May 6th at 6:30 p.m. 

With your ticket, you'll get unlimited 2 oz. tastings from over 40 breweries, many of whom brewed a beer specifically for the event, enjoy food from local restaurants, and jam along with live music. 


NYC Spring Wine Festival (7 West 51st Street)

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Having a date with Mom before Mother's Day officially begins? Head out to the NYC Spring Wine Festival on May 7th for a day of incredible wines at NYY Steak

Apart from over 150 different types of wines, the event will include performances of live jazz from the Brazilian Jazz Journey. 

What's better than sipping fine wine and listening to jazz? Sipping fine wine, listening to jazz, and nibbling on artisan bites from sampling tables. 

Not into jazz? Well, you probably already know your date's taste in music because you know you're a little... Picke about what music you're into. 

Whether you're tasting from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., you're definitely going to have an excellent time. 


Japan Day @ Central Park

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This year marks the 10th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park. Japan Day falls on Mother's Day, so instead of taking her out to brunch like you've done every other year, take her for a stroll through Central Park. 

Apart from the beautiful scenery, they'll be plenty of shows honoring Japanese culture, including Japanese Taiko drumming, Karate demonstrations, Okinawan Dances, and Taisan Tanaka, or Japanese-style painting. 


Brunch Eats (One Intrepid Square)

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Brunch anyone? Brunch dates are the absolute best, but brunch dates on the Flight Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum are even better. 

That's why you need to grab tickets to the Village Voice's Brunch Eats on May 11th from 8 p.m.  to 11 p.m.

There will be over 20 of NYC's favorite restaurants and bakeries on hand giving out delicious breakfast -for-dinner morsels along with brunch themed cocktails like bloody marys, mimosas, and (of course) coffee. 


Barkfest (Pier 97)

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You're not a cat person. Your profile on Picke says as much. Dog lovers want to date other dog lovers because, well, science. Or love. One of those things. 

Want to have a date with your special someone? And by special someone, we certainly mean a four legged fluffball, who is truly your one and only. 

Head to Hudson River Park's Pier 97 on May 22nd from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a day of pawsome activities, pup friendly bites, and human-only brews. 

Barkfest, hosted by BarkShop will have incredibly fun things for both dogs and peoples, including food trucks, an exploration of new pet gadgets, music, and a beer garden. 


Waterfront bars 

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Ever sip a deliciously fruity summer cocktail or cold beer while drifting along with the water as the warmth from the setting sun covers your face? 

No, we're not talking about some fancy tropical vacation date, we're talking about an evening aboard one of NYC's many floating bars and restaurants

Hit up The North River Lobster Company for a chance to booze and dine on the world's largest floating lobster shack. 

Or, check out The Frying Pan for a chance to eat on a historic vessel built in 1929. Whatever you choose, it'll certainly be a date to remember. 


Brooklyn Uncorked (26 Bridge Street)

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Wine lovers? Of course you are. 

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And you're only dating people with that kind of palate. Because you're being Picke.

Head to the 10th annual Brooklyn Uncorked run by Edible Brooklyn at 26Bridge on May 26th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

You'll be able to taste wines from Brooklyn Winery, Shinn Estate Vineyard, Red Tail Ridge Winery, and many more. 

They'll also be offering delicious foods from NYC favorites like Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Grand Central Oyster Brar Brooklyn, and Lombardi's Market.

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