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Neighborhood Fun for Valentine's Day 2020

Feb 5, 2020
cookies for Valentine's Day painted pink, red, and white from Epicerie Boulud
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and this year there are some very creative ways to celebrate around the Lincoln Square Neighborhood.
In the afternoon on Valentine's Day, head to the Starbucks on the corner of Broadway and 63rd Street (1889 Broadway) for a three-hour block of karaoke fun. Set up in-store, this location will host customer karaoke from 11:00am-2:00pm to celebrate the holiday.
Join the New York Philharmonic on Valentine's Day and treat your sweetheart to a special night in the city with a toast to love and A Broadway Romance. Buy tickets now through Sunday, February 9, and you can opt for a 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.
Enjoy a dinner and live music combination for Valentine's Day on February 14 or 15 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole will perform songs for lovers in honor of the holiday as guests enjoy a three-course dinner at Dizzy's Club. Each day offers two show times-7:00pm and 9:30pm-and tickets can be purchased here.
For an indulgent experience with your Valentine, book a romantic New York City escape at the Mandarin Oriental, New York through Saturday, February 29 and enjoy a number of romantic retreat specials, including an in-room champagne breakfast. Guests must stay a minimum of two nights.
Pick up a sweet gift for your sweetheart at one of our local shops selling Valentine's Day treats like Valentine's Day gift boxes and cookies from Épicerie Boulud (1900 Broadway) or a tin of hot chocolate with heart-shaped homemade marshmallows from Bouchon Bakery (The Shops at Columbus Circle). You can also get chocolates and candies from Jean-Georges (1 Central Park West), La Maison du Chocolat (The Shops at Columbus Circle), or IT'SUGAR (1870 Broadway).
Book a Valentine's Day dinner at the following restaurants offering special menus:
Of course, there are many restaurants in the neighborhood that would make a great date spot for a Valentine's Day dinner. Check out our Neighborhood Guide to browse all of the options.
What's new this year for Valentine's Day? Consider a bonding activity at Color Me Mine, a newly opened pottery-painting studio, at 177 Amsterdam Avenue. The studio is hosting two back-to-back Valentine's Day events on Friday, February 14-one for families and one for couples. The "Family Date Night" runs from 5:00pm-6:30pm and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and chocolate will be provided for family groups of up to four people with a $40 table reservation. The "Adults-Only Date Night" runs from 7:00pm-9:00pm and will include 2 drinks (21+) as well as complimentary chocolate with a $40 table reservation for two people. Don't wait to reserve your spot for these art-based events! Reservations for both can be conveniently booked directly on Color Me Mine's website. Click here to see a flyer for Family Date Night and here for a flyer for Adults-Only Date Night.
Other simple ideas for Valentine's Day? The American Folk Art Museum's staff has picked out some special presents for the holiday. From home decor items to personal accessories, the museum's award-winning shop has something for your sweetheart. Try tickets to a show with the New York City Ballet or the Metropolitan Opera. Or, pick up a bouquet of flowers at Whole Foods Market. Visit our Neighborhood Guide to find stores for gifts and goodies to celebrate the holiday. 

Photo credit: Épicerie Boulud