It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this year it falls on a Tuesday, which means most themed activities are taking place the weekend before and leading up to February 14. The four days gives us more options to top last year’s plans with grander gestures like taking a stroll through the Botanical Gardens to learn about aphrodisiac plants before enjoying an expert-led chocolate discussion and tasting, or attending a romantic salsa concert with a VIP reception catered by Havana Café. Although we’ll be updating this list as the holiday approaches, these events may fill up fast so it’s never to early to start planning. Here are some 2017 V-Day date ideas to celebrate in The Bronx.
Valentine’s Weekend at The Botanical Gardens:
Chocolate Tasting, Brunch & More
Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12
Stroll through the expansive Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, talk to guides on hand about the many aphrodisiac plants that can be found at the Garden, and enjoy expert-led chocolate discussions and tastings with expert chocolatier Roni Sue at 2PM and 3PM—all included with an All-Garden Pass. The Hudson Garden Grill Brunch from 10AM – 2:30PM will feature a special prix fixe menu alongside its seasonal winter menu. Make your reservation on OpenTable.com.
When: Click here for event times
Where: NYBG located at 2900 Southern Blvd
Admission: $8-$25 Click here to purchase tickets
LOVE IN SALSA Concert at Lehman College
Saturday, February 11
ONE NIGHT and ONE PLACE TO CELEBRATE! AMOR EN SALSA!
Lehman Center is proud to bring you a Special Concert: a gift for salsa lovers! “LOVE IN SALSA ” Is the perfect invitation to Celebrate Valentine’s with a Romantic line up:
- MAELO RUIZ – “El cantante del amor”
- TITO ROJAS – “Sensual”
- GIRO LOPEZ – “Amor Lunatico”
- NINO SEGARRA – “Enamored”
A combination with the best romantic salsa interpreters. Invite your friend, your love one, your soulmate or just come along! But, don’t miss this Exclusive and Intimate Night.
Havana Café and Lehman Center also invite you to a special pre-concert reception. Best seats in the house! VIP Ticket includes pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception and best house seats.
Meet the artists whenever possible.
When: Saturday, February 11, VIP Reception at 6:30PM/ Performances at 8PM
Where: Concert Hall at Lehman College located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Cost: $50 – $100 Click here to purchase tickets
Wave Hill Hearts and Flowers Cookie-Decorating Workshop
Sunday, February 12
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Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful, and sprinkles are, too! Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them. Perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages.
When: Sunday, Feb 12 12pm – 2pm
Where: Wave Hill House located at 646 W 249 St
Admission: $20/$10 Wave Hill Member per project.
Note: No registration required for this drop-in workshop.
Name A Roach + Chocolates + Plush Toy
While Supplies Last
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to go big. Maybe you’re over the moon about your special someone, or maybe you have a few transgressions to make up for. Either way, this roach trifecta is sure to set you on a course for romance in 2017. For $50, you’ll receive a physical roach certificate, cuddly plush roach, and chocolates made with love by the Nunu Chocolate Company in Brooklyn, NY.
Cost: $10-$50 Click here to purchase
Lovers Night: Sip & Paint at Made in Puerto Rico
Monday, February 13
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Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans yet? Lover’s Night Sip & Paint is a great way to spend quality time with your loved one in a great atmosphere with delicious food. Sip & Paint will be held at Made in Puerto Rico–one of the best latin eateries in the Throgs neck section of the Bronx. Beat the crowd on Valentine’s Day and celebrate with some wine and paint on the night before!
When: Monday, February 13 from 7PM – 9PM
Where: Made in Puerto Rico at 3363 East Tremont Avenue
Admission: $35 per person; Click here to purchase
Note: Guests should arrive at 6PM; No tickets will be sold at the door — No walk-ins!
Sip & Paint by Evo Lounge & Ruth
Tuesday, February 14
Learn how to paint while enjoying delicious food and great drinks. Open for dinner at 5PM, seating at 6:30PM and painting starts at 7PM. Ticket includes:
- 1 Free drink while you paint
- 1 Free hookah for groups of 4 during after-party
When: Tuesday, February 14, painting starts: 7PM
Where: EVO Lounge located at 1306 Unionport Rd
Admission: $40 per person; send payment via PayPal to email@example.com or visit EVOLOUNGENY.COM
Note: Limited seating; purchase tickets early
Travesias 4-Course Dinner
Tuesday, February 14 *New
When: Tuesday, February 14
Where: 3834 East Tremont Ave
Admission: $60 per person for 4 course pre-fixed menu + 1 complimentary glass of champagne
Contact: 718.828.3834 or Travesias@gmail.com