Make something beautiful… TOGETHER
These days, finding a unique, safe, and fun NYC date night ideas is no small challenge. Craftsman Ave’s Date Night series is designed to give you and your sweetheart a cozy environment to learn practical skills and safely get out of the apartment (imagine that!).
Upon arrival, you and your better-half will be seated at your own private workbench, where you’ll find all the tools needed for the night. There our guides will teach you the skills needed to create your masterpiece, which you’ll create TOGETHER.
We’re focusing our Date Nights on 4 different experiences – Knife Forging (ever seen the TV show “Forged in Fire”? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing!), Welding, and building Copper Lamps. You’ll find photos of what you’ll be making below, as well as the dates we’ll be offering each workshop. You can see a calendar of which workshops are happening on which dates by clicking on the “Book Now” button below.
After finishing your masterpiece (and putting down any potentially dangerous tools you might have been using), we’ll bring you a bottle of wine from Gowanus Wine Merchants and a pizza from Table 87, which you can enjoy at your workbench, in our lounge, or on our roof (which has “The Best View in Gowanus”).
Your hunt for the best NYC Date Night idea is over!
What You’ll Be Making : Depending on which date you choose, either a custom lamp copper lamp, a hand-forged survival knife, a custom steel planter, or a one-of-a-kind steel rose.
What’s You’ll Be Doing: Various hand and power tools, depending on the workshop you choose. All of our Date Nights include some aspects of “playing with fire”, be it using an open flame torch, a knife forge, or a MIG welder.
Skill Level : Beginner — no prior experience is required. Date Nights are designed to be fun “adventures in the industrial arts” that give you hands-on experience with the tools and skills craftspeople use to make beautiful things.
Length: 4 hours (the survival knife sometimes takes up to 5 hours)
Class size: 4 couples, each seated at their own private table.Book Now
Build a Custom Copper Lamp
Friday May 21st (6-10 pm); Saturday May 29th (6-10 pm); Friday June 4th (6-10 pm); Saturday June 12th (6-10 pm); SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY EVENT: Sunday June 20th (6-10 pm); Saturday June 26th (6-10 pm); Friday July 2nd (6-10 pm); Saturday July 10th (6-10 pm); Friday July 16th (6-10 pm); Saturday July 24th (6-10 pm); Friday July 30th (6-10 pm); Saturday Aug 7th (6-10 pm); Friday Aug 13th (6-10 pm); Saturday Aug 21st (6-10 pm); Friday Aug 27th (6-10 pm); Saturday Sept 4th (6-10 pm); Friday Sept 10th (6-10 pm); Saturday Sept 18th (6-10 pm)
Weld and Craft a Steel Rose
Saturday June 5th (6-10 pm); Friday June 25th (6-10 pm); Saturday July 17th (6-10 pm); Saturday Aug 14th (6-10 pm); Saturday Sept 11th (6-10 pm)
Forge a Survival Knife
Friday May 21st (6-11 pm); Friday June 11th (6-11 pm); SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND EDITIONS: Friday June 18th (6-11 pm) and Saturday June 19th (6-11 pm); Saturday July 3rd (6-11 pm); Friday July 23rd (6-11 pm); Friday Aug 20th (6-11 pm); Friday Sept 17th (6-11 pm)
Make a Steel Planter Box
Friday May 28th (6-10 pm); Friday July 9th (6-10 pm); Friday Aug 6th (6-10 pm); Friday Sept 3rd (6-10 pm)