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12 Awesome Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in NYC That Aren’t Dinner

If you’re bored with doing dinner year after year for Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to spice things up for 2019 by straying from the norm. These are our favorite ways to celebrate love that don't call for overpriced dinner plans.

By / January 9, 2019
   
   

Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise

Chelsea Piers, Pier 62

Impress your date for the evening by whisking them away and aboard a 1920s style-yacht as you sail the Hudson and East Rivers on a glassed-in deck while sipping champagne.

$100 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Class

UrbanGlass

Make things (literally) hot this Valentine’s by creating glass works of art with the one you love.

$250 - $250 / RSVP

Starchild & The New Romantic

Elsewhere

Get down to the electric funk of Bryndon Cook, an alumnus of Solange Knowles' touring band with his own rad retro-futurist vibe, following opening acts Quiet Luke and Bathe.

$10 - $12 / RSVP

The Ultimate Valentine’s Pairing

Kesté Fulton

Spend the night with your other half creating perfect pairings of two things that were practically made to be enjoyed together: pizza and beer.

$75 / RSVP

Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Day Spectacular

Highline Ballroom

Enjoy a raunchy night with your boo by checking out a dozen barely clad beauties at this love-themed burlesque show.

$23 / RSVP

Mortified: Valentine’s Day Edition

littlefield

Experience an awkward night out this Valentine’s Day by reliving the cringe-worthy moments of your youth as brave souls read their childhood diaries out loud.

$15 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Jazz Concert

St. John's in the Village

Feel the love at this romantic show with music from the Charu Suri trio followed by a wine reception.

$27 / RSVP

Talib Kweli: A Love Note to Brooklyn

BRIC House Ballroom

Join the legendary hip-hop artist as he celebrates hometown love this Valentine's Day.

$23 / RSVP

Valentine’s Bash at HOY

House of Yes

Whether you’re spending the night with your longtime lover or someone you just met on Tinder, you'll have fun at this crazy, sexy dance party where nothing is off limits.

$0 - $17 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Tango Workshop

Triangulo

Experience the passion of tango in this beginner workshop that also includes roses, sparkling cider, and chocolate-covered strawberries for each couple.

$160 / RSVP

Dances of Vice’s Heartbreak Hotel Ball

Capitale

Surround yourself with the smoky neon romance of the Jazz Age at this noir-tinged night of drinks and dancing, featuring a peepshow cabaret, VIP BDSM suite, and more.

$60 - $575 / RSVP

Valentine’s Day Sip and Decorate Cake Class

De L'or Cakery

Throw back booze, nibble on chocolate-covered strawberries, and learn how to decorate a cake like a pro in the company of your favorite person.

FREE / RSVP

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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