Valentine’s Day Events in New York City


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and while most of us look upon this romantic holiday with feverish anticipation, some folks would rather spend a weekend trapped on a desert island with their in-laws, rather than go through the pressure of impressing their girlfriend on V-Day .

I recently asked dating expert Andrea Syrtash for some V-Day advice, but if you’re a New Yorker who’s still searching for that special way to say I Love You this Valentine’s Day, then check out the list below ‘cause there’s something for everyone on New York Buzz:

If You’ve Got a Fat Wallet…then take your tzarina to the Russian Tea Room for an evening of luxury, refinement and classic elegance. On V-Day, the Russian Tea Room will be overflowing with roses, champagne and smooth music. Their special (and pricey) menu includes all the usual suspects: caviar, lobster, foie gras, chocolate… I think you get the idea.

If You’re Desperately Seeking Coupledom…then consider enrolling in the “Prepare Yourself for Love” workshop (February 14, 2-4:30PM). Blaire Allison will teach you how to date differently – “in an easier, flowing, natural way”. Bring a pen and journal and learn how you can attract the right mate for you. Register at

If You’re Young at Heart…and salmonella doesn’t scare you, then head over to Peanut Butter & Co. on V-Day where for $35 (per couple), lovebirds can feast on four heart-shaped sandwiches, potato chips and carrot sticks. Even cuter are the tall glasses of fresh milk (plain or strawberry pink) with heart-shaped straws for two that’ll accompany the meal. For dessert, dig into a PB & J Pretzel Sundae. Diners can even take home a free jar of Peanut Butter & Co.’s gourmet peanut butter.

If You Like Your Massages with a Side of Chocolate…then check out the Delluva Day Spa and Salon where spa clients who book with the code CINY (Chocolate & I New York) receive a free wine and chocolate tasting with any spa service. Offer valid from February 9 to February 15.

If You’re Looking for Some Family Fun…then take your kids to the Baby Loves Disco V-Day ball  (Sunday, February 15, 1-4 PM, at le Poisson Rouge). Tots can enjoy healthy snacks, and kid-friendly fun with hula hoops, instruments, swirly scarves and lots of giveaways. Buy tickets online at

If You Seek the Company of Angels…head over to Victoria’s Secret’s Lexington Avenue store (at 58th Street) on February 11 (6-8PM) and meet Angels Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes who will be signing autographs for anyone who makes a $60 purchase at the lingerie store.

If You Like Your Chocolate Mobile…then you may like the Chocolate & Dessert Tasting Walking Tour (V-Day, 3PM). Lovers can stroll NYC while making stops at a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and dessert bars. Top off your tasting tour with a chocolate soufflé and hot chocolate at Vintage Irving in Union Square. If you want to skip the tour, then consider Vintage Irving’s chocolate brunch – which includes sweet specials like Oysters & Pearls, Chocolate Trio and Pinenut Tart…

If You’re Looking for a Wake Up Call…and you’re of the feminine sex, then you may want to head to the February 15 Borders reading of “What Was I Thinking?” (an anthology of stories by women describing the moment they knew their relationship was kaput). The 2PM reading will feature the co-editors of the anthology, Barbara Davilman and Liz Dubelman. Borders located at 576 Second Avenue.

If You Want  Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate…then what more could you want than a chocolate-themed extravaganza buffet and unlimited Champagne? Head over to Rise on the 14th floor of the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park (February 6th to the 28th, reservations required: 917-790-2600) where diners can feast on pastry chef Laurent Richard’s carnivalesque chocolate creations and a stunning view of New York harbor.

If You’re Looking for a Gentleman’s Affair…you’ll love lingerie boutique La Perla’s “informal modeling” of their sexy collections, while sipping on complimentary scotch (Friday, February 13 from 5 to 8PM at Saks Fifth Avenue).

If You Were Born Before World War II…your best bet is the V-Day dinner and dancing party on Valentine’s Day at Inside Park at St. Bart’s. Dine on a sumptuous 3-course dinner ($50) before reminiscing about the Roaring 20s with Gregory Moore & His Cosmopolitan Orchestra.

So what are YOU doing this Valentine’s Day?

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7 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Events in New York City”

JoAna February 11th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I think we are just going to have a 3 course dinner with another couple at home and then see where the night takes us!

You should show your love in a special way every day, not once a year for a “holiday” that is meant to steal all of your money and leave you eating stale peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for days after.

Termeh Mazhari February 11th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

haha..right on JoAna! Glad you’ve got a nice evening prepared.

johanna Kronfle February 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

where do i get info for the chocolate tour ?

Termeh Mazhari February 5th, 2010 at 8:58 am

Hi Johanna – this blog post was from last year so i don’t think they’re doing the same thing this year!

Tony February 15th, 2010 at 10:15 am

Well I braved the kitchen area (which truth be known I love to cook)and prepared a few weekend Valentine weekend meals. Wow its a lot of work and pressure.. but the rewards are…. well lets just say very good! 🙂 I found this recipe “Salmon In A Light, Fragrant Broth” on the “Sugar Network” but now cant find the blog I found it on. Link to photo of prepared meal I made: Thanks Termeh for the great ideas and links.

Termeh Mazhari February 15th, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hi Tony! Thanks for sharing your awesome photo – looks yummy!!! 🙂 Cooking can be hard work, but it always seems to be worth it in the end! For Valentine’s Day, I cooked a huevos rancheros for lunch and a beef stroganoff for dinner! Took a while but I think they turned out nice 🙂

Jacob February 14th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

We are going to the Bowery Electric in NYC for this awesome rockabilly show with Rosie Flores and Jesse Ruben. Should be an amazing time. There are drink specials and everything! check it out at Tickets are pretty cheap too


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