Whether you are in a long term relationship, newly dating, single, consider this a pointless Hallmark holiday or just want an excuse to get drunk, we've got you covered. Check out GofG's ultimate guide to Valentine's Day below.-
Single & Optimistic
When: February 14, 2011 @ 10:00pm- 2:00am Where: Capitale. INVITE ONLY Why: V-Day party and Fashion Week kick-off celebration, co-hosted by fashion publicist and reality-TV star Kelly Cutrone and downtown party icon Susanne Bartsch
When: February 10, 2011 @ 6:00 pm Where: Sapphire Lounge Why: House music, R&B and "sexy women dance party"
When:February 12, 2011 @ 8pm Where: Sidebar Why: Every girl gets a rose with a heart on it and every guy gets a number- find your match and get a free shot
When: February 11, 2011 Where:W Hoboken Why: Up your chances of finding love with speed dating
When: February 12 2011 @ 7:30 PM Where: Amnesia Nightclub Why: Singles, free hors d'oeuvres and contests.
When: February 11, 2011 @ 7:30PM Where: R-Bar Why: Because if you're single in the city, why not?
When: February 11, 2011 @6:30pm for Speed Dating, regular Nerd Nite starts at 9pm Where: Galapagos Art Space Why: Pocket protectors and glasses are hot.
When: February 10, 2011 7:00 pm Where: The Centrale Bar Why: If you're gonna speed date, do it for a good cause
Single & Pessimistic
The Lonely Hearts Club Presents "Quit Playin' Games With My Heart" When: Friday, February 18, 2011 7:30 pm Where: Radio Star Karaoke Why: Cry your heart out while warbling "My Heart Will Go On". Because it will.
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00 pm Where: Union Hall Why: This Morrissey, Johnny Marr & co. tribute band will have you sorrowfully screaming out the lyrics of "Everbody Needs Love."
When: February 12, 2011 @ 9PM Where: Croton Lounge Why: Meet someone just as bitter as you.
When: Saturday, Feb 12, 11pm-4am Where: Santos Party House Why:How many times a year do you really get to wear your favorite sexy gothic, mideval, steampunk latex numbers?
When: February 14, 2011 @ 7pm Where: The Bell House Why: Laughter heels a broken heart.
Where: Docking from Pier 78 – NY Waterway (40th Street & West Side Highway), 12am – 12:45am Sailing til at 4am Why: So you can re-enact that scene from Titanic. You know the one. Or sing "I'm on a boat"
Spirit of New York Valentine’s Weekend Cruises When: Various times Where: Pier 62, Chelsea Piers Why: Buffet, DJ, and jazz by Phil Perry
When: February 14, 5:30pm-9pm Where: Pier 62 Why: Dinner, champagne toast .
When: February 10, 2011 @ 7pm Where: The Village Pourhouse Why: Because beer can be romantic, too. Try Chocolate, Cherry, and Wheat beers.
When: February 14, 2011 @ 8pm Where: Traffic Bar and Restaurant Why: Chocolate is an aphrodisiac
When: February 14, 2011 @ 7pm Where: The JCC in Manhattan Why: Wai Chu, author and formerly the co-owner of El Eden Chocolates, shows you how to make truffles guaranteed to satisfy even the most die-hard chocoholic.
When: February 16, 2011 6:30 pm Where: The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 483 Tenth Avenue, 2nd Floor Why: Everyone loves cheese and wine
The Museum of Modern Art's Tour for Two When: February 13, and February 14, 2011 6pm-7pm Where: MoMa
Why: Listen to the guide, nod and pretend you knew everything already [Details]
When: February 13, 2011 @ 7pm Where: House of Yes Why: Music, video art, dancers, stilters, acrobatics, fire andfood by Betty Brooklyn
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti When: February 14, 2011 Where: The Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) Why: Get dressed up and have a high class evening
When: February 14, 2011 @6pm-8pm Where: Top pf the Rock Why: Enjoy the view as you listen to the love songs of singer Peter Bradley Adams
When: Friday, February 18, 2011 2:00 pm Where: New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza Why: The NY Times deemed his last Philharmonic performance "perfectly suited to Mr. Marsalis's velvety tone, lush vibrato, and soulful approach to phrasing."
When: Feb 13th, 2011 Where: In Vino Wine Bar Why: Listen to the indie rock band stripped down and paired with wine [Details]
When: February 11, 2011 @7pm Where: Housing Works Bookstore Why: Menage a Twang's original musical satire, plus a mandolin and banjo backed set of country covers of Destiny's Child songs.
When: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Where: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway Why: Comp cocktails and a good movie
Off The Beaten Path
Sex Worker Literati: Zoe's Valentine Hooker Party When: February 9, 2011 @8:00pm Where: Bowery Poetry Club Why: Booze, burlesque, and a bevy of seamy, steamy stories from sexed-up writer/performers
When: February 13, 2011 @ 6pm Where: Village Pourhouse Why: Get drunk and prove your better than other couples without breaking a sweat Valentine's Day Puzzle Party
When: February 14, 2011 @ 6pm Where: Slate Why: First five people with matching puzzle pieces win an iPad or iPod shuffle. Free foose ball
A Very Red Headed Step Child Valentines Day When:February 12, 2011 @8pm Where: Comix Why: Because this holiday is a joke. Jared Logan, Joe DeRosa, Wil Sylvince, Russ Meneve!
When: Sat 2/12 (7:30PM) Where: ??? Why: No planning on your part. It could be anything from fire eating to ice sculpting, but you and your honey won't know what to expect till you get there.
When: February 10, 2011 @7pm Where:New York Academy of Sciences Why: Two scientists will present research that will help you avoid the heartaches of love and explain your feelings
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