New York City is full of great things to do when you want to go out with your girlfriends on a GNO. Of course, NYC has really great restaurants and lounges. There are Broadway shows and sightseeing, but I wanted to think out of the box! Here are five cool things to do with your girlfriends in the Big Apple on a girls’ night out:
- Explore a museum. New York City has iconic museums worth checking out, like the MOMA (which has a special Matisse collection on display until February 8th), but if you head over to the Brooklyn Museum before Feb 15th 2015, you can catch “Killer Hills” because, we all know, shoes are art, just ask Carrie Bradshaw.
- Get artsy. Why not try something that will get your creative juices flowing? NYC has great spots to try painting, ceramics and more! Check out Make Meaning in the Upper East Side for soap and candle making. For painting and pottery go to Little Shop of Crafts on the Upper West Side, which offers complimentary wine Wed-Sat evenings.
- Karaoke anyone? Sing a happy song, a sad song, a song that reminds you of your youth… There are many choices but I recommend Gagopa Karaoke, it has BYOB policy.
- Check out a speakeasy. A speakeasy is a hidden bar that you you wouldn’t even know exists if you walked by it! Great place to unwind with your girlfriends. A favorite of mine is PDT (Please Don’t Tell) located in the East Village. You must make a reservation before going. It’s located at St. Mark’s Place inside Crif Dog Hot Dogs, and you can order hot dogs while in the bar… because having fancy cocktails with fancy hotdogs is just awesome.
- Cocktails and Manis. $10 will get you a mani and a martini at Beauty Bar in Union Square. Dashing Diva also offers drinks while you get pampered on Thursdays and Friday nights after 5pm, reservations recommended.
Have any ideas for a fun Girls’ Night Out in NYC? Share them with us!
About Diana Limongi-Gabriele
Diana Limongi-Gabriele is Hispana Global’s New York writer. She is a Latina New Yorker with proud Ecuadorian roots, married to a Frenchman. She is mommy to a three year old boy, Enzo. She and her husband are committed to raising their son, @babyenzog, in a multi-lingual, multicultural world.
Diana works hard juggling a full-time job, motherhood, family, grad school and her blog,LadydeeLG, where she writes about issues she is passionate about: motherhood, teaching her son Spanish and French, Latino issues, good quality food and women’s rights. Diana is a contributor for Baby Center and is a member of MomsRising’s Good Food Force.