8. Expo 1
Location: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, New York
With a building-wide show called "Dark Optimism," perhaps MoMA PS1's Expo 1 exhibition is a date for the mature couple, ready to engage in deep (and possibly even bleak conversations) on life and the fate of the world. The bulk of Expo 1 consists of dark photos, video, and installations with drowning women, ice cold rooms, cannibalistic hermit crabs, and more... You'll take relief in the fact that at least the two of you have each other. Also, with an installation that includes chunks from a glacier in Iceland, Expo 1 will let you escape the heat. Maybe head to graffiti mecca 5 Pointz to lighten up the mood.