Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in New York City

Love is in the air!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here's where you and your little one can celebrate the day of love in ManhattanBrooklyn, and Queens. Also see our list of Valentine's Day events in Long Island, as well as Rockland and Westchester counties

Valentine's Day Events in Manhattan

I Love NYC: 3-D Views
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Center for Architecture wants to celebrate our love for NYC. Families will create their own 3-D “tunnel book” using a variety of art materials and architectural images.
WANT TO GO? $6; $12 children. 212-358-6133. centerforarchitecture.org.

Architecture Valentines
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City
WHAT: Make homemade valentines featuring romantic skyscrapers. Share them with family, friends, or your secret crush.
WANT TO GO? $5; $2.50 seniors and students; free for children younger than 12. 212-968-1961. skyscraper.org.

CirKiz 'Love Is The Message' Valentine's Dance Party with DJ Alden
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-5pm
WHERE: Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St., West Village
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A nightclub is transformed into a unique kid-centric daytime space where families can listen and dance to DJs, see live performances, and experience a party environment in a safe, controlled daytime setting.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-650-5266. cirkiz.com.

Valentine's Love Shacks Workshop
WHEN: Feb. 10-11, Saturday-Sunday, 9-10am
WHERE: Taste Buds Kitchen, 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: From pink frosted roofs to heart shaped window panes, you and your mini chef will love the endless decorating options as you work together to design and decorate your very own edible masterpiece. Enjoy cheerful love tunes while sipping pink hot cocoa and experiencing quality family time.
WANT TO GO? $75. 212-242-2248. tastebudskitchen.com.

'Girl Shy'
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 11am
WHERE: Film Forum Jr., 209 W. Houston St., Soho
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Just in time for Valentine's Day, this 1920s movie is a romantic silent film starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna RalstonLive. There will be piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner.
WANT TO GO? $9. 212-727-8110. filmforum.org/ffjr.

FREE ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho's Window to the Heart
WHEN: Feb. 1-28, daily
WHERE: Duffy Square, Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th streets, Times Square
WHAT: Window to the Heart is the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. The 12-foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera.
WANT TO GO? 212-768-1560. timessquarenyc.org/arts.

Valentine's Day Events in Brooklyn

Victorian Valentine Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3, 1pm
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Islant
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about Victorian scraps, paper lace, and decoupage. Make a valentine for a resident of a nursing home on Staten Island and take one home and a gift.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 4-11. 718-351-1611. historicrichmondtown.org.
    Fifth Annual Valentine's Day Concert: Songs Full of Heart
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 5pm
WHERE: The Brooklyn Music School Theater, 126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene
WHAT: Designed to showcase the budding vocalists and stars of tomorrow, this program features a wide variety of repertoire including works by Billy Joel, Sting and Adele Adkins. The young performers explore the significance of love and human connections through tunes that go beyond words and unite hearts. Come join in celebration of love and music.
WANT TO GO? $5. 917-605-0662. brooklynmusicschool.org.
FREE 'Click, Clack, Moo I Love You!' Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 11am
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning series. Activities to follow. 
WANT TO GO? 718-832-9066. bn.com.
February Drop-in Play: Stamped Valentines
WHEN: Feb. 10-11, Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., DUMBO
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in February in the Studio. This weekend, create a valentine by overlapping, printing, and stamping shapes on decorative paper. WANT TO GO? $15. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark.

FREE Kids Tech Time: Valentine's Day Poems
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4-5pm
WHERE: Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Ave., Mill Basin
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will create their own Valentines day poems using Microsoft word or publisher.
WANT TO GO? 718-241-3973. bklynlibrary.org.  

Valentine's Day Events in Queens

FREE Broken Heart Week: Valentine's Day Craft
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4-5pm
WHERE: Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: How dost thou love me? By making a craft, of course!
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010. queenslibrary.org.

Musica Reginae Presents: An Evening of Romantic Opera and Song

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills Gardens
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Come join Musica Reginae for the perfect evening to celebrate Valentines Day a few nights early with performances of beloved opera songs, duets, and love songs performed by Metropolitan Opera soprano Melissa Citro, Barbara Podgurski, and guest artists to be announced. Works include Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and works by Puccini, Verdi, Wagner (from Act I of Die Walkure) and many others to be announced. Reception to follow.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-894-2178. musicareginae.org.

Sweet Treats for the Animals
WHEN: Saturday, Feb 10, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 3-8, adult
WHAT: Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making tasty treats for APEC’s animals. After making something yummy for the rabbits and birds, children will make a snack of their own to enjoy together. Live animal guests, a short nature walk and a fun children’s book will be part of the program. Ages 3-4 (parent participation), Ages 5-6(drop off).  Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $21. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Pre-Valentine's Day Market
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11 12-6pm
WHERE: Bohemian Hall, 2919 24th Ave., Astoria
WHAT: Astoria Market invites you to join them for a Pre-Valentine's Day Shopping Event.  Cruise around the wonderful handmade and vintage wares, then head downstairs to Bohemian Hall's restaurant & bar for a beer and delicious traditional Czech and Slovak menu.
WANT TO GO? Prices vary. 718-274-4925. astoriamarket.com.

FREE A Piece of My Heart: Make a Valentine's Day Collage
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4-5pm
WHERE: Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Give someone special a piece of your heart—and a special Valentine heart collage, created with a variety of materials.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2462. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Valentine's Day Party
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4-5pm
WHERE: Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with crafts, fun, and games.
WANT TO GO? 718-821-4770. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Valentine's Day Cards
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St., Queens Village
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children are welcome to make a Valentine's Day card.
WANT TO GO? 718-776-6800. queenslibrary.org.

'Broadway Valentine'
WHEN: Feb. 17-18, Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing
WHAT: Nothing displays the glory of a Broadway musical quite like the exhilaration of romantic love. Created exclusively for Queens Theatre, Broadway Valentine is a jubilant celebration of the greatest love songs ever written for the Broadway stage performed by real-life couple Broadway singers.
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 718-760-0064. queenstheatre.org.


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Main image: The winning installation for the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design is called Window to the Heart and will be on dispaly all month long.

Photo courtesy Times Square Arts