As we approach Valentine’s Day, more and more couples–and even friends–search for something different to do each year. Tired of the same old fancy dinner routine? Check out these five fun things to do in and around New York City this weekend.
With a star-studded lineup including Adele Givens, Bill Bellamy, George Wallace, Tony Woods, Smokey Suarez and host Ray DeJon, this comedy show tops the list as the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. The show takes place Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
2. Romance Under the Stars
This year, the American Museum of Natural History is offering a special Valentine’s edition of their fun adults-only event. Get ready to enjoy cocktail hour under the stars, special musical performances and hors d’oeuvres. Get tickets here.
3. See the City From the Top
Take a ride to the top of the Empire State Building, during the day or night, and enjoy that soaring feeling with your valentine. The architectural icon holds a reputation as one of the most romantic buildings in the world, so where’s a better place to enjoy the holiday? There will also be special lighting effects in honor of Valentine’s Day, as the top of the spire will be lit with alternating red and pink sparkles.
4. Go on a Valentine’s Day Cruise
Enjoy a three-hour cruise around Manhattan, with a four-course meal, a DJ, dancing, and plenty of photo ops on one of NYC’s Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner Cruise. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.
5. Explore the World of Art
Whether you want to enjoy exploring new museums with your valentine or take a private tour for two, MoMa (the Museum of Modern Art) is one of your best bets. Greeted with a candlelit wine reception complemented by hors d’oeuvres, the night is made complete with a sweet treat before embarking on the private group tour after the museum is closed to the public. With a historian by your side, you’ll explore various artworks and exhibitions.