Have you left your Netflix account flaccid and exhausted from over use? Does the dip in your sofa so perfectly match the shape of your body scientists could use it to clone you? Are you on first name terms with your pizza delivery guy? Then maybe you should be looking for some solo outdoors activities in the city.
This list isn’t the typical “take a walk on…” article. No, we’ve searched the Big Apple for some fun, interesting, and original solo-plans for you to enjoy.
Sumi-e: Japanese Ink Painting Class
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, 11101
- Painting class from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
As far as evening classes go they don’t get more original, relaxing and informative than Sumi-e, the art of Japanese Ink Painting. This East Asian art form has been practiced for over a thousand years and is intended to depict the subject of the pieces spirit as opposed to the simple outward appearance, all using the fewest possible strokes.
If you are going to spend time alone, spend it in this contemplative and peaceful painting.
After Hours: Treasure of the Archives
Museum at Eldridge Street – 12 Eldridge St, Manhattan, 10002
- Entry from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am
Being alone doesn’t mean boredom, alone time is perfect to reflect, relax and to grow. The after hours tour of Eldridge Street Synagogue is an opportunity to do all of those things. Take a behind-the-scenes look into the site’s archives, which include telling artifacts. These sacred pieces recount the human stories of the synagogue’s past, which dates back to 1887. The tour was called “gasp-inducing” by the NY Times.
IATI Theater – 64 E 4th St, 2nd Floor, 10004
- Class from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Lets spend our alone time taking care of our body and mind… get ready for a yoga class like you’ve never seen before, vinyasa yoga meets DJs and EDM, the perfect thing to get your heart pumping and body grooving. This one hour class has experienced DJs, club lights, and all the energizing and face-paced yoga you could ever need.
High Line Stargazing
The High Line – West 14th Sreet & 10th Avenue, 10014
- 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm
Taking a stroll in the city is one thing, but taking an evening stroll on the High Line is something else entirely. Enjoy a little stargazing using high powered telescopes belonging to the Amateur Astronomers Association. Ask the experts about what you see or just enjoy the stars, moon and planets that are at your doorstep.
Terrarium Making Class
Luludi Astoria – 23-07 24th Avenue, Astoria, 11102
- Art class from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
If you’re yearning for a garden but like most of us are living in a tiny apartment then this is the perfect evening activity to do alone. Luludi Living Art is New York’s top living design source and you’re invited to create your own mini greenhouse. Friendly and knowledgeable instructors will give you care advice and all terrarium containers and materials will be provided.
Single In the City Mixer
St Pat’s Bar & Grill – 22 W 46th Street, Manhattan, 10036
- Entry from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am
Let’s end the list on something a little more common for those of us that are alone in the city. There are a ton of singles nights all over the city, but our favorite is at Midtown’s St. Pat’s. There are over 150 New York singles in the 20s, 30s and 40s at this fun and flirty mixer filled with drink specials, ice breakers and music. After mingling you’ll write down the names of whoever caught your eye and if you have any matches by the end of the night, you’ll be put in touch.
Featured image source: [brooklynmuseum]