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Valentine's Day

Spring isn't in the air quite yet, but love is. This February, find new ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with movies, parties, and more in some of New York City's loveliest settings.

Our parks are home to some of the loveliest places to stroll about or pop the question on the year's most romantic day.

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Stuck on what to do on Valentine's Day? Here's a list of some of the best places to go on a date in NYC parks this winter.

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Getting married? Take a look at these beautiful settings in New York City parks, perfect for celebrating your special day. 

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Valentine's Day Events

Friday, February 12, 2016

Feb 12

Little Sweethearts Valentine's Day Event

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:15 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring your toddlers out for a fun day of Valentine's Day themed activities, including arts & crafts.
Free!

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers.
Free!

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Feb 13

Chocolate Day!

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We'll discuss all things chocolate, from the history of its consumption to the ways and means of the chocolate pot.

Feb 13

Central Park Conservancy Ice Festival

at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
On Valentine's Day weekend, come to Central Park's annual Ice Festival featuring live ice carving, a silent disco, trivia, dazzling lights, and more!
Free!

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Feb 13

Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s Greek revival double parlors.

Feb 13

Paranormal Investigation

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Learn the basics of ghost hunting while attempting to communicate with some of the mansion’s previous tenants and quite possibly, reveal their romantic past.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Winter Birding at Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalistGabriel…

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Kids
Feb 14

Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting…
Free!

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Feb 14

17th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

at Mott Street and Hector Street , Manhattan , Grand Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join the colorful parade in celebration of the year of the monkey, through Manhattan's Chinatown.
Free!

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Feb 14

Family Nature Walk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission…

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Kids
Feb 14

Amorous Animals

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).
Free!

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Kids
Feb 14

Chocolate & Wine Tasting: Treat Your Sweet

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Martin Zang of John and Kira’s Chocolates hosts a delicious tasting adventure with a variety of chocolates and wines specially selected to complement each other.

Feb 14

Winter Chamber Music

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful one-hour program of romantic classical music, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Love Your Body: Fitness Marathon

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and join us for a day of indoor fitness activities promoting health, wellness and physical fitness for all age groups. The first five new members will receive a special gift!
Free!

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Watch relationship expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer share her thoughts about the most romantic place in New York City Parks in this It's My Park Minute.

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