Best Classes for Couples in New York City

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They say one of the keys to a lasting romance is learning and growing together—what better way to embody that wisdom than by taking a class together? New York City offers a range of classes for couples looking for a beyond-the-tourist-traps experience, including ones for foodies, cheese lovers, and more. We’ve picked some of our favorites that will make for the perfect date in the city.

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Sweetheart Cupcakes

Whether it’s your first date or your 20th anniversary, this couples class will add a little sugar to your life. Join renowned cupcake bakery Butter Lane for an intimate class just for couples—you’ll mix, scoop and ice cupcakes like a pro and learn various recipes to make bakery-quality treats at home. Plus, every couple will take home a dozen delicious cupcakes of their own!

Class Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 123 East 7th St (Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A)
Closest Subway: F to Second Avenue; 4 or 6 to Astor Place; L to 1st Avenue

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1-Nite Couples Painting Party

Get creative with your sweetie and enjoy complimentary wine and unlimited inspiration as you re-spark your inner artists as a couple. In this brushstroke-by-brushstroke painting experience at The Art Studio NY, you’ll learn a variety of painting techniques that are perfect for all levels and walk away with your very own masterpiece.

Class Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 145 W 96th St Ste #1B (Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)
Closest Subway: 1/2/3 or A/C/E to 96th Street

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Romantic Dinner for Two

Spend a special night with your significant other at Home Cooking New York's cooking studio nestled in Soho. You and your beau will learn the art of making petit beef filet with wild mushroom ragout, individual pommes anna and string beans amandine, then enjoy eating your fabulous creation.

Class Duration: 2.5 hours
Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 158 Grand St Studio 206 (Lafayette Street)
Closest Subway: 4/6 to Spring Street or Canal Street Stops; N/Q/R or J/Z to Canal Street

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Couples Night—Handbuilding Pottery

If you've ever seen the movie "Ghost" you know how romantic this can be. Head to Mugi Studio and spend the evening with a loved one learning various hand-building techniques. Best of all, you'll go home with a cup, vase, container, or any number of other functional objects you'll both learn to love and appreciate increasingly over time (even despite its flaws)

Class Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 993 Amsterdam Ave (Btwn 108th & 109th Streets)
Closest Subway: A/C or B to 110th/Cathedral Parkway; 1 to Cathedral Parkway

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Beginner Argentine Tango

Ready to tango? Learn the fundamentals you’ll need as a couple to navigate the dance floor. The instructors at Triangulo dance studio will get you ready to hit the NYC dance clubs in style.

Class Duration: 4 hours
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Address: 37 W 26th St Stepping Out Studios 9th Fl (Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway)​
Closest Subway: 1 to 23rd and 7th Ave.; F or M to 23rd and 6th Ave.

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Pizza A Casa Couples Workshop

Want to make better pizza at home? This class is designed to help you learn the skills and tricks of preparing wonderful pizza within the limitations of a home kitchen and they even have a special Couples Workshop!

Class Duration: 4 hours
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Address: 371 Grand Street (between Essex & Norfolk)
Closest Subway: J/M/Z to Essex Street; F to Essex/Delancey

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