This Valentine's Day, skip the pricey prix-fixe menus for some great events celebrating the annual day of love. Whether you're hoping to lock eyes with your subway cutie, bitter and alone, or just need a last minute plan for your special someone, check out our guide to the very best going on this February 14th.
The Rejection Show
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn; (718) 855-3388
Alone this Valentine's Day? Grab your fellow single comrades and head to Littlefield for a hilariously charming compilation of "turned down" material from well known comedians and writers Eliot Glazer, LIzz Winstead, Dave Hill, and many more. The event, hosted by Emmy-award winning comedian Jon Friedman, hopes to transform the venue into a heartbreak haven where guests can laugh away their lonely hearts and eventually "find someone to french."
The Moth StorySLAM: Love Hurts
Where: Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, (212) 334-3324
Whether you're madly in love and want the world to know or just need someone, ANYONE to repeat your heartbreak to, The Moth's intimate live storytelling series is your go to place this Valentine's Day. Get there early, as the series is known to sell out quickly!
Romance Under The Stars
Where: Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street; (212) 769-5100
Price: $85 per person
Starry-eyed lovers can go googly for each other at the museum's Hayden Planetarium for a romantic evening under the stars featuring the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet and an open bar with champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
Deliciously Crafty Valentine's Day
Where: Brooklyn Winery, 213 N 8th Street, Brooklyn; (347) 763-1506
Brooklyn Winery welcomes couples to sip and dine on housemade wines and a spruced up winter menu featuring special romantic food items. They'll also have a DIY Valentine's Day card station on hand where you can get creative for your special someone with provided arts and crafts. Capture the evening inside their Magnolia Photo Booth for a complimentary pic.
I HEART BK/BX
Where: Brooklyn Historial Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn; (718) 222-4111
Are you a budding history buff dating a baseball fan? Then the Brooklyn Historical Society is your go-to for Valentine's Day. Storytellers, poets, and baseball historians will discuss the legendary rivalry between Brooklyn and Bronx residents, while guests enjoy Tumbador chocolates and Brooklyn Brewery beer.
MTA's Missed Connections Love-in-Transit Party
Where: New York Transit Museum, 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn; (718) 694-1600
Hoping to lay eyes upon the one that got away? Follow your heart and recapture fate at the Love-in-Transit party hosted by the MTA in hopes to reunite you with your subway soulmates. New York Times Metro writer Alan Feuer and illustrator Sophie Blackall will read from Craigslist posts in poetic fashion and sign copies of Blackall's new collection, "Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found."
LOVE BITES! Power Ballad Show
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 963-3369
Price: $5 in advance, $7 day of show
What would love be without Journey's "Open Arms?" Without Bon Jovi's "Always?" That's right, the entire landscape of love would just not be the same. Celebrate your favorite power ballads at Brooklyn Bowl with some of the genre's very best including Amber Martin, Corn Mo, and Cathy Cervenka.