PLAN DATE: TUES / SEP. 11
Tonight, give New York a little extra love. Beginning at volunteer-run bookshop and cafe, Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side. They regularly host readings, workshops, performances, discussions, films and more dedicated to social activism. Tonight, we recommend you stroll through the stacks hand in hand, pick a few new reads and enjoy a warm drink while people watching in their cozy seating area before part II of this evening.
Up the mood a little bit at Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden, an outdoor rooftop oasis with traditional Japanese street food, frozen & boozy popsicles (if you’re really not ready to let go of summer), house-made ramen, board games, ping-pong…must we go on? This place is the definition of fun. Located on the 2nd floor of the Sixty LES Hotel, Blue Ribbon has 1,650 square feet of communal tables surrounded by greenery, bamboo, & buddhas (we think that sounds pretty romantic). Worried about cold weather? They have a three-season weather-enduring tent for that exact reason. Cuddle up, lovers.
Lower East Side
Books, Dinner, Drinks
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The staff is incredibly welcoming and happy to help you find your new favorite book.
Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden
190 Allen Street, Floor 2, Manhattan
idk tip: They have a bunch of fun snacks like Peking duck tacos, grilled corn with miso butter and more.