PLAN DATE: TUES / JUN. 12
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. If either of you love dates that err on the side of intellectually-stimulating rather than straight-up romantic, you’ll be sure to enjoy any of the curated exhibits the ICP features regularly. See all upcoming shows, events and more at their website here.
Then we’re heading to the oldest bar in NYC — McSorley’s Old Ale House, because we’re not trying to be fancy after that exhibit. Pay tribute to the history of Old New York at McSorley’s Old Ale House, which opened in 1854. This simple bar (which only has two beverages to choose from — light ale or dark ale) has welcomed, as it loves to note, everyone from Abraham Lincoln to John Lennon.
International Center of Photography Museum
250 Bowery, Manhattan
idk tip — Head back on a Thursday night for “pay as you wish” admission.
McSorley's Old Ale House
15 E 7th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Before you go, we highly recommend reading “The Old House at Home,” the New Yorker article, written by the late Joseph Mitchell, that re-booted the saloon’s popularity in the ’40s.