Naked cupids, paper lace garlands, and red rose bouquets: Valentine’s Day can be cheesy AF. If cheap boxes of chocolates and heart-shaped cards just aren’t your thing, maybe burlesque shows and comedy nights fit the bill? Ditch the kitsch and head to one of NYC’s best alternative Valentine’s Day celebrations instead.
Help find a cure to neurofibromatosis while having a blast at this Valentine's Day-themed easy mile run, happening right in the middle of a huge, pantsless party.
This isn't your typical Valentine's date. Wander through two floors of horrific love-themed scares at the number-one haunted attraction in Queens.
Relive the angst, horror, and absolute cringe-worthiness of your youth at this special Valentine's Day presentation of Mortified, where your fellow New Yorkers read their childhood diaries out loud.
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.
Join some of America's best comics on Broadway for a night of comedy all about love (and the lack thereof).
Get up close and personal with NYC's "most legendary burlesque troupe" at this scandalous, sexy, and sensational night of performances, hosted at City Winery's intimate Loft space.
Swipe in real time with comedienne Lane Moore at this live, crowd-fueled exercise in modern matchmaking, where side-splitting laughter is practically guaranteed.
Go searching for nudes at the Met, where you'll make new friends and learn the various subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways nudity has been depicted throughout history at the same time.
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.