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March 21, 2012 10:49 AM Subscribe
My friend groups feel bored with "life as usual." As do I. Any ideas on non-drinking activities in Brooklyn?
posted by hubble to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (42 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Every one of my friends has expressed boredom with the routine of work-happyhour-sleep-work-happyhour-sleep.
However, we're all having trouble coming up with things in Brooklyn that are as easy/low-maintenance and are more fun than just meeting up for happy hour.
Most things that sound fun require some form of advance planning, and/or a larger group than, say, two or three people. For example:
*Hiking! Super fun for a Saturday day trip! Oh, wait - I need a week in advance to plan, and at least a few other people with varying availabilities. Long email thread, inevitably gets canceled.
*Trapeze class! Awesome because it would fit nicely into the happy hour slot, and doesn't need a group. Except, you can't just drop in on a class with a friend. Again with the planning and the "Can you do Thursday? No? Oh, well that's the only open class. Shit."
*Early concert/show! That's what we do in Brooklyn! Good for two or three people! But oh, we'll probably drink. And besides that, we're all generally sick of bars.
*Kickball in the park! Outdoorsy fun! Oh, but wait - we need a decent group for that. Here we go with the complicated planning.
The conversation generally looks like this:
Me: Hey, Jane! What you doing tonight?
Jane: Don't know! Could do something though. What you had in mind?
Me: Hm. Something different maybe?
Jane: Like what?
Me: I have no idea. I'll google around.
Me, 30 minutes later: No luck. Just the usual. Sigh.
Jane: Sigh. I know, right? Ugh, how about just a quick beer? I gotta get to bed by 10:30.
Me: Haha, ok.
To make things even more complicated for you, my friends are all varied in their interests, so the following ideas are pretty much out:
*Museums - Been so many times
*Board games - Most friends not that into it
*Movies - I hate sitting still for three hours, would rather be chatting with friends
*Any activity in which we would ordinarily be drinking, but minus the drinking (Like shows, hanging out on the patio, karaoke, or going to a party)
We're looking for fun things to do instead of grabbing a beer. What can we do on weeknights to have fun with approximately 2 or 3 people, with a few hours notice?