The Official GofG Valentine's Day Party Guide 2011

by Mara Siegler · February 14, 2011

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

Valentine’s Day Costume Ball by Patricia Field

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

Hersday Thursday Valentine's Day Party

When: February 10, 2011 @ 6:00 pm Where: Sapphire Lounge Why: House music, R&B and "sexy women dance party"

Black Hearts Singles 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

"W" Marks The Spot V-Day Party

When: February 11, 2011 Where:W Hoboken Why: Up your chances of finding love with speed dating


NY's Largest Singles Anti-Valentine's Day Party

When: February 12 2011 @ 7:30 PM Where: Amnesia Nightclub Why: Singles, free hors d'oeuvres and contests.


Pre-Valentine's Day Single Mingle

When: February 11, 2011 @ 7:30PM Where: R-Bar Why: Because if you're single in the city, why not?

Nerd Nite NYC Speed Dating

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.

Valentines Day Spectacular! Speed Date for Charity!

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.

A Smiths Tribute Night in Honor of Valentine's Day Featuring The Sons & Heirs photo

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."

14th Annual Anti-Valentines Day Party at Croton Lounge

When: February 12, 2011 @ 9PM Where: Croton Lounge Why: Meet someone just as bitter as you.

Endless Night Vampire Ball

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?

The Rejection Show’s Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven

When: February 14, 2011 @ 7pm Where: The Bell House Why: Laughter heels a broken heart.


Nautical Types:

Nuts & Bolts Cruise

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

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

When: February 14, 5:30pm-9pm Where: Pier 62 Why: Dinner, champagne toast .


Chocolate and Cherry Beer Tasting

When: February 10, 2011 @ 7pm Where: The Village Pourhouse Why: Because beer can be romantic, too. Try Chocolate, Cherry, and Wheat beers.

Chocolate Fondue Class

When: February 14, 2011 @ 8pm Where: Traffic Bar and Restaurant Why: Chocolate is an aphrodisiac

Truffle Making Class

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.

Cheese and Wine 101

When: February 16, 2011 6:30 pm Where: The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 483 Tenth Avenue, 2nd Floor Why: Everyone loves cheese and wine

Art Lovers:

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]

Violet Dinner Theater

When: February 13, 2011 @ 7pm Where: House of Yes Why: Music, video art, dancers, stilters, acrobatics, fire andfood by Betty Brooklyn

Music Lovers:

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


Starlight Music Seriestrong>

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

Branford Marsalis and the New York Philharmonic

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."

Vivo in Vino: Bear Hands

When: Feb 13th, 2011 Where: In Vino Wine Bar Why: Listen to the indie rock band stripped down and paired with wine [Details]

A Valentine’s Date with Destiny: A Country Camp Mixer

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.


New York, I Love You Screening & Reception

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

- Couples Beer Pong

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!

Surprise Adventure for Creative Couples

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.

The Neuroscience of Romantic Attachment

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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