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

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

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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

Contact: 718.960.8833



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

Contact: 718.684.1309

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 or visit EVOLOUNGENY.COM

Note: Limited seating; purchase tickets early



Travesias 4-Course Dinner

Tuesday, February 14 *New

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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



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