New York City has the best nightlife regardless of what day it is. But on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, the city really revs up for a full night of romantic liaisons, fond remembrances, and renewed vows of love. We have compiled a list of remarkable but affordable choices in which to wow that special someone – Or if you’re unfortunately alone on such a forlorn day to be single, find a Valentine’s Day event where other like-minded singles will also be as well. For you know what they say about L’amore, especially in New York City? “There is only one happiness in this life; to love and to be loved.”
Running, Charity, Underwear, and Cupid on February 10th:
New York City’s Charitable Cupid Run is back on February 10th for those who want to do a Pre-Valentines activity that helps to seek an end to the rare and devastating genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis. The premise of the event is an adult one that involves a short run in your underwear through the NYC streets in the biting February cold – And then a Big Party!
The run was founded in 2010 as a small group ran through the streets of New York in order to raise money for research and public awareness as well. And although the theme is “Racy,” it’s all for a very good cause. The Annual Cupid Run has raised over 14 Million dollars in which to fight the crippling disease of neurofibromatosis.
Event Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Location: Stage 48 – 605 W. 48th Street – New York, NY.
Runner Registration: $40
Registration URL – https://my.cupids.org/Register.asp
Valentine’s Day – February 14th
The Nighthawk Cinema: Dinner, Drinks, and a Movie all in One:
New York is a Big City and trying to pack three different things into a date in three different locations across the Five Boroughs can take hours at best, or be downright impossible. This is where a place like the Nighthawk Cinema can come in “reel” handy (Sorry about the pun!) when you want dinner, drinks, and a movie all in one night and at the same convenient spot.
For both history buffs of love and its sometimes sordid entanglements, and also silent movie enthusiasts, Sunset – A Song of Two Humans is a must see even if you have already seen it before. The movie won an Academy Award in 1929, the very first year of the acclaimed awards.
The Nighthawk Cinema opened in 2011 and challenged New York’s liquor laws banning alcohol sales in theatres. They won, becoming the first Cinema in Gotham to be able to serve alcoholic drinks along with food in a sit-down table setting. The Cinema plays both first-run and repertory films, keeping the theatre relevant and popular to most movie-going tastes.
Address: 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Hours: Mon thru Fri, 4 pm to 2 am; Sat, Sun, Noon to 2 am.
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The Sons and Heirs – A Tribute to the Smiths & Morrissey:
If you’re an 80s lover, or a Smiths fanatic, or both, this Valentine’s Day Concert at the Bell House is sure to provide a great time. The band Sons & Heirs has traveled the World and across the nation to bring you their take on the Icon 80’s “alternative” band the Smiths. This will be their seventh time at the New York venue with Rob Sheffield hosting the event.
Event Date: February 14th
Venue Address: 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Ticket Price: $12 to $24
Website URL: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1624536-unloveable-valentines-day-brooklyn
Fine Valentine’s Day Dining
Casual but Nice
The Sauvage Bar and Restaurant
Amid a pleasant ambiance of ferns, ceiling-fans, hand-blown glass, and tasteful lighting reside a nice, small, and casual bar/restaurant which offers upscale French-inspired food at a reasonable price. This Valentine’s Day, Sauvage will be offering a four-course dinner menu with ample choices and some delicious romantic classics to choose from such as kabocha squash soup, boneless lamb ribs with Brussel sprouts and honey crisp apples. Grilled swordfish with sunchoke, kale, and pancetta vinaigrette can follow it, and then a decadent chocolate tart with pomegranate and hazelnut, as a four-course example – All for just $65 per person, not including taxes and gratuities. Dinner will be served from 5 pm to 11:30 pm, reservations are highly recommended.
Address: 905 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY.
Hours: Valentine’s Day – 5 pm to 11:30 pm.
Phone: (718) 486-6816
Tea and Elegance on Valentine’s Day
The Russian Tea Room
The Russian Tea Room has been a New York City treasure for 91 years in the Big Apple. What could be more memorable and romantic as a visit with that someone special to a place renowned for their dedication to excellence on that special day?
The iconic tea room was founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927 and has been a favorite of actors, writers, executives, and even more than a few politicians over the decades upon decades of distinguished New York City elite social life. Fear not though, with a reservation and a reasonable amount of cash, you too can join the elegance and excellence of the New York Russian Tea Room.
The Russian Tea Room is offering a four-course meal for $125 dollars per person, drinks, taxes, and tip not included. Just a few wonderful items offered on this year’s Tea Room menu are an Amuse Bouche of a White Chocolate disk with a hazelnut ganache and topped with caviar. A Warm butter-poached lobster salad with mixed mushrooms and shaved black truffle or a Foie gras flan with black truffle and foie gras terrine with bacon onion jam are both great ways to start.
Entrée choices include old-school classics like grilled squab with black truffle seared foie gras and port reduction, or red wine braised beef short ribs with thick noodles, tossed in a creamy mushroom and black truffle cream sauce. Nine fine caviars are available for separate purchase from the meal package along with 14 different bottles of Champaign at assorted different price ranges to accommodate all.
If you don’t happen to like black truffles or foie gras though, you may want to pass on the Russian Tea Room as both ingredients seem to be very prevalent – Just as they are in just about every high-end fine dining restaurant or aspiring to be a fine-food venue in New York City at the moment.
Date: February 14th.
Address: 150 West 57th Street, New York, NY.
Phone#: (212) 581-7100
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