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Dating, the final Frontier

07.15.08 | Posted by Hedgehog

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If you’ve never been in The Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, it’s “glassy,” and cool as shit; it makes that new Gehry-designed InterActiveCorp building on the West Side Highway look like a giant space dump. This place is seriously impressive, outside and in; like walking around inside a giant ice cube bobbing in the perfect vodka soda. And here’s your chance to have that vodka soda in the Rose Center.

Just blew your fucking mind didn’t we?

The Rose Center is running special Friday programs called One Step Beyond from now through November. From their site:

“See and be seen under the stars as world-class DJs and live VJs spin the latest music and project dynamic visuals in this spectacular new multimedia program in the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Enjoy dancing and cocktails.”

We’ll forgive the lameness of the idea of “see and be seen” because this date’s got asteroids, stars, drinks and Robert “Pick-Me-Out-A-Winner-Bobby” Redford. Tips and info after the jump…

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You’re blowing my mind liver, man.

Your $25 will get you more than access to one of the coolest buildings in NY and an earful of Eurotrash DJs; a select number of Center exhibitions will be available for viewing during the night, including the Big Bang recreation, the latest Planetarium show and the Rob Redford-narrated “Cosmic Collisions” (the latter of which, as far as we know, is not the title of a Perez Hilton post about Brittney Spears).

Tip: You must be 21 to attend.

Tip: The Rose Center closes before this special 9:00 pm event so don’t go there thinking you’ll get in. (see below for stuff to do).

Tip: Fox says that this awesome space cube rocks the echo pretty badly, so prepare for noise. Alternatively, if you and your gal have sensitive ears you might want to pass. (Pussies.)

Where: American Museum of Natural History; The Rose Center entrance is at 81st St. b/w Central Park West and Columbus Ave.

When: One Friday a month May through Nov.; Incl. May 25, June 15, July 27, August 24, September 14, October 19, November 30; 9:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Cost: $25.00 at door; includes admission to the Space Show AND one free future Museum admission. Daayyyyum. Almost a better deal than Papaya’s.

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Tip: If you don’t mind looking cheap you can start the night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden café where they serve wines and light food. And afterward enjoy a leisurely stroll across Central Park to the Rose Center. (We say cheap because we assume entry to the café requires admission to the museum which, technically, is by “suggested donation.” Datehole’s “suggests” that since you”donate” assloads in municipal taxes your lifetime membership is the photocopy of your last IT-150.)

Rooftop Garden Café: Met: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street; On the fifth floor, entrance by the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries.

Tip: On the very off chance it happens to be your or your date’s birthday, might we recommend you hit Dive Bar beforehand where you will receive, free of charge, one hot wing for every year you have managed to not die:

“…35 years old…35 wings. 8 years old…8 wings 103 years old…206 wings with extra bleu cheese and a cigar (that must be smoked outside)..”
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And don’t forget to get your date some of the bar’s famous fancy undergarments.

07.15.08 | 1 Comment | Posted by Hedgehog

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