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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.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, there's a new art exhibit that features six golden, mirrored kissing booths in Times Square.

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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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Feb 11

Family Art Project: Hearts for Flowers, Love for Manatees

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make a Valentine's Day-themed cards and gifts for your loved ones.
Free!

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Feb 11

Tea Time for Your Valentine

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate your love of animals—and the Greenbelt—with us! Enjoy nature-themed activities, and share some tea and refreshments with your special stuffed animal.

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Feb 11

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.
Witness ice-carving artists use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of Central Park’s most beloved statues
Free!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 12

Family Art Project: Hearts for Flowers, Love for Manatees

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We will layer an abundance of hearts in circular formations to create joyful and rapturous flowery cards and gifts.
Free!

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Kids

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feb 14

Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande will perform rarely-heard gems by Beethoven, Schubert, Steven Foster, Amy Beach, and others.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feb 23

NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms.

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Kids

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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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