What to Do on Valentine's Day in New York City

nycgo.com staff

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Ah, Valentine's Day. Whether you're in the mood to proclaim your undying love for that special someone or disclaim interest in ever dating again, there's a fun way for you to celebrate in New York City. Seriously—the five boroughs are big enough to accommodate both a romantic museum tour and a roach-naming at the zoo. Read on for some of our Valentine's Day picks. No need to send us flowers; knowing you'll have a great time is thanks enough.

The Government Inspector
May
22

Off-Broadway The Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogol’s satirical play about political corruption

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The Village Trip
May
22

Arts & Culture The Village Trip

A special night of music and readings celebrating the Village counterculture of the 1950s.

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La Mer Wave Walk
May
22

Arts & Culture La Mer Wave Walk

Art for the sake of saving the oceans, at locations throughout Manhattan in May and June.

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Building the Wall   
May
23

Off-Broadway Building the Wall   

This production from Tony– and Pulitzer Prize–winner Robert Schenkkan looks at the dark possibilities when good people to do bad things.  

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New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert
May
25

Music New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

Hear the famed orchestra for free.

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Top Gun on the USS Intrepid
May
26

Film & TV Top Gun on the USS Intrepid

See a free screening of "Top Gun" on the deck of the USS Intrepid.

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K2 Friday Nights
May
26

Museums & Galleries K2 Friday Nights

enjoy music, guided tours and more with free admission to the Rubin each Friday

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Summer at Lincoln Center
May
26

Performing Arts Summer at Lincoln Center

Throughout the summer, Lincoln Center presents a number of annually recurring programs, each with a bit of a different theme.

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Today Show Concert Series
May
26

Concerts Today Show Concert Series

Grab a coffee and come rock out.

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Good Morning America Concert Series
May
26

Concerts Good Morning America Concert Series

Lady Antebellum, The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and many other artists perform in Central Park.

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Writing On It All
May
27

Arts & Culture Writing On It All

The writing’s on the wall—in a good way—for this art program.

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Thoreau and His Journal
Jun
2

Museums & Galleries Thoreau and His Journal

In honor of what would have been his 200th birthday, The Morgan Library & Museum celebrates American essayist Henry David Thoreau.

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