Five unique Valentine’s Day dates for you and yours


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Milana Pogretskaia, Staff Writer

The most romantic holiday of the year is coming up and everyone is in search of the perfect place to celebrate. New York City, with its magnificent views of the lights, rivers and skyscrapers, creates the most magical atmosphere to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re going on a romantic date with your significant other or having a night out with friends, the city offers a variety of options for how you want to spend the holiday. The best part is, most of these events run beyond Valentine’s Day, for those celebrating late!

Love’s h|Edge

This art installation titled “Love’s h|Edge” is a free public exhibit that is on display in the middle of Times Square. The sculpture was created by Almost Studio, a Brooklyn-based design practice, to express  “a pause, a momentary illusion, in your day, in your week and in your life.” The floral maze consists of four heart-shaped shrubs covered in greenery. The installation is open through Feb. 28 as a place for those who may be on a tighter budget and looking to feel the love in the air.


ARTECHOUSE is the nation’s first innovative art organization that mixes art, technology and science, and connects the audience to the art through innovative exhibitions that fully immerse people into the atmosphere. Their main goal is to inspire, educate and empower others, and each exhibition is its own digital world that comes to life and creates a story. Ticket prices vary, but it is an amazing option for any art lovers out there. 

Pier 15

From now until the end of March, Pier 15 will be covered in a glow of pink, decorated with flowers and twinkly lights. This Valentine’s wonderland is complete with a tunnel of faux florals awaiting its visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere. The 10,000-square-foot outdoor bar and restaurant have private and semi-private seating in the glasshouses. There are different types of ticket options, but no matter which one you select, there is a welcome pink tea and a heart-shaped macaroon for everyone. 

The Hideout at Gallow Green 

Candles, blankets, good food and music–what screams Valentine’s Day more than that? One of the city’s most romantic rooftops is hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb 14. Decorated with wooden elements, green plants, lights and candles, Gallow Green brings people to a fairytale while offering a stunning view of Manhattan. For those looking to splurge, they are offering a one-day special three-course French meal with drinks, along with live violin accompaniment for $145 a person. 

A Dining Cruise 

If you plan on celebrating with a group, taking a dining cruise down the Hudson or East River might be a great option for you. City Cruises New York offers sightseeing cruises that will take you out on the river with dinner, onboard entertainment and a cash bar, for students over 21. The cruise may be organized for just two people so that you can spend quality time with your significant other alone, but it would definitely be less expensive and just as enjoyable to go with a group!