Love is in the air!
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
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
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
WHAT: Children are welcome to make a Valentine's Day card.
WANT TO GO? 718-776-6800. queenslibrary.org.
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.
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