Great Dates


The Music Conservatory of Westchester

Sure, Central Avenue doesn’t have a romantic reputation (something about those strip malls really kills the mood), but it does have a nightlife all its own. If you’re looking for date ideas, you might add one of these activities to your list.

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Take a Spin on the Floor

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

If the fastest way to your heart is by doing the tango or foxtrot, fill up your dance card here. Sample lessons and consultations for first-time students are just $29, so you can impress your date with your physical coordination and your ability to sniff out a bargain. 2616 Central Ave, Yonkers (914) 337-8008;

Grab a Brush

Paint Your Own Pottery Inc.

Okay, so you’re not going to re-enact the pottery scene from Ghost—at least not in public. Instead, come here for pre-made functional pottery that you can paint and decorate to your heart’s content ($12-$35). The staff then fires your creation, and you can pick it up a week later, which is a sneaky way of scoring a second date. Just schedule dinner for afterwards, since it closes at 6 pm on Saturdays (and even earlier on Sundays). 969 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 472-7281;

Root for the Home Team


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When the Big Game is on, die-hards head straight to Rudy’s to commune with fellow sports fans for drink and snack specials. Football season, for example, spawns 50-cent wings, $6 pigskin nachos, and $12 pitchers of Bud Light or Coors Light. If the weekend date goes well, make a plan to return on Tuesday, when trivia teams face-off to win $300 in prizes—show your intended that you have brawn and brains. 156 Central Ave, Hartsdale (914) 358-9051;

Hear a Tune

The Music Conservatory of Westchester

You and your date don’t have to be budding musicians to take advantage of the offerings at this prestigious music school. The building is home to a state-of-the-art recital hall, where the Conservatory’s esteemed faculty and visiting musicians perform classical, jazz, rock, and pop music. The Conservatory is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, so expect a fully packed schedule. 216 Central Ave, White Plains (914) 761-3900;

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