Stay Local: 15 Fabulous Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day In Brooklyn

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Image courtesy of Ladyheart.

Image courtesy of Ladyheart.

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We have put together a list of some wonderful deals and specials to spread the love across the neighborhoods we cover – from Sheepshead Bay and Bensonhurst, to Ditmas Park/Flatbush and Park Slope, to our very own Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Image via Slope Wellness.

Image via Slope Wellness.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Valentine’s Day Weekend Couples Massages (Park Slope/SPONSORED)
When:
Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14
Where: Slope Wellness, at 816 Eighth Avenue
What: The perfect gift and mini stay-cation for partners, friends, mothers and daughters or anyone you want to spend quality time with! After your custom tailored massage treatments in our serene space, relax in a cozy, private room and enjoy sweet treats from Buttermilk Bakeshop, fresh fruit, tea and sparkling cider.

It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love: An Anti-Valentine’s Party (Park Slope)
When: Friday, February 12 at 10pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Leave the expensive brunches and Airbnb staycations to the lovebirds. Free yourself from the chains of Valentine’s Day this year and join us at Littlefield on Friday, February 12, as we celebrate those who fly solo.
Wear black on the outside, ‘cause black is how you feel on the inside. No, seriously: Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.
How much: $5 for tickets purchased in advance. $8 at the door.

Image via Five Spot Soul Food.

Image via Five Spot Soul Food.

Dating Tips and Dessert: Launch of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (Downtown Brooklyn)
When:
Friday, February 12 at 3pm
Where: St. Francis College, Callahan Center, 180 Remsen Street
What: Does color affect your level of romantic attraction? Does social media impact our approach to dating?These are just some of the question being tackled by the new Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab at St. Francis College, a center aimed at helping people navigate the modern day world of romantic relationships and human interaction. Participants will be able to send messages to their Valentine via social media while learning about relationship science and how it affects our everyday behaviors. Desserts and refreshments will be served.
How Much: Free

Black Love Single Mingle (Clinton Hill)
When: Friday, February 12 from 7-9pm
Where: Five Spot Soul Food at 459 Myrtle Avenue
What: Meet new people, try speed dating, play dating games, and enjoy drink specials!
How Much: Free, although $10 donations are appreciated

Lucky-Lotus_Solo-Teacher_2015SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Heart Opening Yoga (Fort Greene)
When: Saturday, February 13 from 10am-11:30am
Where: Lucky Lotus Yoga, at 334 Myrtle Avenue
What: Come open your heart and take a deep breath. The class is taught by Ximena. Email luckylotusyoga@gmail.com for an appointment.
How Much: $20

Open Studios: Tropical Vacation (Fort Greene)
When:
Saturday, February 13 from 1-5pm
Where: UrbanGlass at 647 Fulton Street
What: Can’t make it to the Caribbean? Heat up your Valentine’s weekend at UrbanGlass’s 2,000 degree furnaces, where artists demonstrate a variety of glass making techniques (including glassblowing). Then tour the studios, participate in a variety of hands on activities, and pretend you’re on the beach. Afterwards, purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for your significant other – everything, including jewelry and chocolate, is 15% off!
How Much: Free

Image via Edible Brooklyn.

Image via Edible Brooklyn.

Valentine’s House Made Cheese Feast and Cocktails (Sunset Park/Industry City)
When: Saturday, February 13 from 7-10pm
Where: Industry City Distillery at 33 35th Street
What: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, join us for a house made cheese feast paired expertly with Industry City Distillery craft vodka cocktails. Four courses of house made cheese deliciousness with fresh seasonal ingredients by Chef and Cheesemaker Jessica Sennett. Cheese making and infused vodka recipes will be included in the evening’s takeaway. Come party with us on Saturday and cuddle on Sunday. Done.
How Much: $45-69

Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay)
When: Saturday, February 13 from 8-9:30pm
Where: Kingsborough Community College at 2001 Oriental Boulevard
What: This full-scale production is choreographed by Bolshoi Ballet choreographer Michael Lavrovsky and based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love. Featuring 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts.
How Much: $32

Pre-Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip Party (Fort Greene)
When: Saturday, February 13 from 8-10pm
Where: Shic by Soketah, at 564A Myrtle Avenue
What: Whether you’re single, or a couple, please join us for a private Paint and Sip Party, at Shic by Soketah salon. Enjoy drinks while creating a self-made masterpiece with the Shic team.
How Much: $32.65

four-chaplainsSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

White Castle 25th Anniversary Valentine’s Day Dinner (Borough Park & Flatbush)
When: Sunday, February 14
Where: 42-04 Fort Hamilton Parkway and 846 Empire Boulevard
What: Enjoy table service for White Castle’s big anniversary/Vday dinner, which features menu items like their classic sliders, sriracha sliders, shrimp nibblers, and strawberry and cream waffles with special heart sprinkles. Couples can also choose from four Share A Meals® for $9.95 each.
How Much: RSVP quickly because seats fill up quickly!

Concert At Fort Hamilton Army Base (Dyker Heights/Bay Ridge)
When: Sunday, February 14 at 2pm
Where: Fort Hamilton Post Chapel, at 219 Grimes Road
What: Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a little patriotism and history. The Irwin Meyer King’s County American Legion Headquarters Band will be playing a free service in honor of The Four Chaplains. The set list for the evening consists of classic American tunes such as “Amazing Grace,” “The Original Thirteen” and “God Bless America” as well as a few surprises.
How much: Free

jill lindsey floral dye workshopFloral Dye Workshop (Fort Greene)

When: Sunday, February 14 from 2-4pm
Where: Jill Lindsey at 370 Myrtle Avenue
What: Join us on the DAY OF LOVE for a very special dying workshop with Upstate! We will be using flowers, natural dyes and magical love!
How Much: $70

When: Sunday, February 14 at 4pm
Where: New Leaf Yoga & Pilates, 142 Prospect Park West (enter on 9th Street)
What: Start your Valentine’s Day celebration with New Leaf teacher Laura Staton who will work her magic teaching some of the many asanas designed for two. We’ll finish with some healthy fizzy kombucha tea and fine chocolates. Bring home a handout of all the information you need to continue enjoying your yoga practice together at home. All levels of yoga experience are welcome, including absolute beginners.
How much: $85 per couple. Purchase class reservations here.
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