PLAN DATE: THURS / AUG. 9
Merchant’s House Museum regularly hosts events that dabble in the realms of spiritualism, spookiness, and mystery. Every Thursday in August, they host a Summer Evenings in the Garden program where you and yours can enjoy their “secret” 19th-century garden and talk with their head gardener, John Rommel, about this season’s historic plantings. We highly recommend you also take a guided tour of the house at 6:30 p.m. if you never have. Admission is $15 and includes light refreshments.
After, head to the bar of Narcissa in The Standard to enter back into the 21st century. We think you’ll both enjoy the ancient grains, savory spices, and strong cocktails. They even have two dishes specifically created for two – the 24 oz. bone-in ribeye with shishito peppers and sea salt potatoes or the taco farm half chicken with baby carrots, radishes, and snap peas. Bon appetit.
Museum, Outdoors, Dinner
Merchant's House Museum
29 East 4th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Merchant’s House is the oldest remaining private home standing in New York, and lovers of history shouldn’t miss out on this.
21 Cooper Square, Manhattan
idk tip: Order the carrot fries, which are quite possibly our favorite thing on the menu. They’re paired with jalapeno aioli, and they’re delicious.