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Make the Perfect Plans for Valentine's Day

Feb 6, 2019
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and there's no better place to celebrate romance than Lincoln Square.
 
A Night Out:
 
For a Valentine's Day treat, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening Loves of a Blonde at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which was the opening night film of the 4th Annual New York Film Festival. As part of this special evening, ticket holders are invited to enjoy a pre-screening reception with Czech beer and pastries. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is also offering a Dinner + Movie package featuring a meal at Indie Food and Wine along with this screening. Click here for details. 
 
Taking the stage just in time for Valentine's Day, grab tickets for you and your date to see Sleeping Beauty at the New York City Ballet in the David H. Koch Theater. Between Wednesday, February 13 and Sunday, February 24, enjoy this full-length production featuring luxurious sets and costumes, Tschaikovsky's glorious score, and a cast of fantastical characters. Click here for tickets. 
 
Jazz at Lincoln Center is setting the scene for lovers this Valentine's Day with a week-long celebration of romance and live music. In the Rose Theater, Dianne Reeves (February 15-16) will return to the House of Swing with her sensual repertoire for the eighth consecutive Valentine's Day celebration. Freddy Cole Quartet: Songs for Lovers (February 7-10) will kick off the week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, followed by Kim Nalley: Love Songs (February 14-17). On Valentine's Day, the Kim Nalley: Love Songs shows (7:00pm and 9:30pm) will feature a special Prix Fixe menu, elevating the dinner and a show experience for a romantic evening. Click here for more information about these events. 
 
Join the New York Philharmonic on Valentine's Day for A Broadway Romance, an evening of passionate Broadway favorites with several Tony-nominated guest stars. Plus, if you buy tickets now through Saturday, February 9, you can opt for the premium Valentine's Day package, which includes two beverage vouchers for a champagne toast at intermission and fresh roses on your seat. Click here for more information. 
 
For a real romantic indulgence, book a reservation with your guest to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, New York between Wednesday, February 13 through Monday, February 18 and recieve their New York City Romantic Retreat specials. With a minimum stay of two nights, guests will receive daily breakfast at Asiate, a special tasting menu dinner, two 80-minute massages, champagne for two, and more. Click here for more information. 
 
Gifts for Your Sweetheart: 
 
If you'd rather shower your sweetheart in sweet treats, pick up chocolates from La Maison du Choclat (The Shops at Columbus Circle) or IT'SUGAR (1870 Broadway), or pick up a box of chocolates specially available for the holiday at the store at Jean-Georges (1 Central Park West). Bouchon Bakery & Café (The Shops at Columbus Circle) is selling Conversation Heart Shortbread Cookies, individual Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cakes, and an ombréed pink assortment of Macarons through Valentine's Day. At Sugarfina (The Shops at Columbus Circle), buy 10 candy taster packets to receive 30 custom Sugarfina Valentine's Day cards. For creative and unique Valentine's Day cards and small gifts, head to Papyrus (The Shops at Columbus Circle). 

Lincoln Square is also home to many jewelry shops inside The Shops at Columbus Circle perfect for a romantic gift: Alexis BittarSatya JewelryMonica Rich Kosann, and Swarovski. Or, head to The Emporium, Ltd at 20 West 64th Street for one-of-a-kind, antique jewelry. Plus, there are so many other great shopping destinations in the neighborhood for gifts for this Hallmark holiday. For instance, both Kiehl's Since 1851 and BLOCH are offering online deals for Valentine's Day, and  Kiehl's is offering complimentary gift wrapping in-store with the purchase of a customized gift. Or, stop into Pottery Barn for 30% off of frames and jewelry boxes, both great Valentine's Day gifts. Check out our Neighborhood Guide and browse shopping spots.
 
You can make reservations at one of our local restaurants offering special Valentine's Day menus on February 14, inlcuding: 
 
 

Or, grab a table at any of Lincoln Square's other great restaurants! 

Photo credit: Jean-Georges