Valentine's Day in NYC

Love is certainly in the air in February, as we celebrate Valentine's Day. There are plenty of ways for you and your loved one to celebrate around the New York City area. 

Never Sleep Alone 

The production takes place at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. Comic Roslyn Hart brings out her alter ego; Dr. Alex Schiller, a sexual psychologist. Dr. Schiller's main goal is to get the audience in the mood with the appropriate music for the setting. Dr. Schiller makes it a personal goal of hers to make sure all the single people in the audience find someone that they are attracted to. 

Love In Times Square 

Head over to Times Square to watch some couples publicly showcase their love and affection for one another. There could be some surprise proposals, wedding ceremonies, and even vow renewals. 

Romance Under The Stars 

The event takes place at the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth Space. Enjoy a night among the asteroids while enjoying chocolate, cocktails, and champagne. The Jazz tunes during the event will set the mood. You and your spouse can listen to an astronomer tell love stories based on the mythology of the cosmos. 

Tour The MoMA 

If you and your spouse are into art, consider taking a romantic tour through the MoMA. You can enjoy the art and participate in a candlelit reception featuring wine. 

Get Aroused 

The girls of the Thirsty Girl Burlesque Crew will be entertaining, everyone at the Highline Ballroom. Some of the famous entertainers participating in the routines include Bizzy LeBoise and Perle Noire. 

Valentine's Day Concerts 

If you and your spouse are music lovers and would like to spend Valentine's Day listening to some great music, there are multiple concerts in the area for you to enjoy. 

Elle Varner 

Singer and songwriter Elle Varner will be performing at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Expect to hear some great R&B sounds. 

Marc Cohn 

Marc Cohn will be performing in his fifth annual Valentine's Day gig at City Winery. Rock artist Jackson Browne will also appear. 

Village of Love

The Village of Love event takes place at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. All proceeds from the concert will head to Planned Parenthood. There will be performances by Kid Congo, Eleanor Friedberger, Wind Atlas, and Cult of Youth, among others. 

Where to Dine 

One of the major keys to a successful date on Valentine's Day is choosing a nice restaurant with great food. Here are some popular places to dine as you prepare for Valentine's Day.

Maison Premiere 

Located in Williamsburg, you and your spouse can enjoy a four course meal prepared by chef Damon Wise. Featured dishes include dayboat scallop and dark cocoa ravioli. 

Gabriel Kreuther 

Located in Midtown, Gabriel Kreuther will be serving a special six course French menu on Valentine's Day featuring citrus diver scallops, beef tenderloin, smoked eel carbonara, and American caviar. 

Vaucluse 

Located in Lenox Hill, Vaucluse will offer a four course meal on Valentine's Day. Chef Michael White will be serving menu items such as poulet roasted chicken, poireaux vinaigrette, and gateaux chocolate. 

For the true romantic people who love making their significant other smile because of sweet gestures, here is a look at some flower shops around the area. 

Banchet 

Stop by Banchet to purchase orchids. Banchet Jaigla has flower sourced from all around the World. 

Elan 

This Tribeca shops features floral bouquets and arrangements.  You can make your spouse's day by having flowers delivered to them.

Ovando 

Ovando has become a popular choice for flowers thanks to bold colors and unique architectural designs.