8 fun date ideas to do with your Valentine this week
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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If you’re looking for some entertainment on the biggest “date night” of the year, you need not look further than the numerous Valentine’s Day events happening in Queens and Brooklyn.

Treat your partner to some dazzling performances or laugh all night long with comedy. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a wonderful week of events that you will both enjoy.


An Afternoon of Romantic Opera & Song - Saturday, February 10 - 2 pm - The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Gardens - $20 adult, $10 students ages 13-30, children (12 and under) may attend for free when accompanied by an adult - Start your Valentine's Day celebration early with a romantic afternoon of opera and song, delightfully sung by Metropolitan Opera stars Clay Hilley (tenor) and Melissa Citro (soprano). Joined by pianist Barbara Podgurski, the opera stars will sing gorgeous love duets of Wagner as well as beloved arias of Puccini, Verdi, Strauss and more. Reception to follow with an opportunity to meet the artists.

MusicTalks/ For The Love Of Jazz - Friday, February 16 - 7 pm - Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach - $40 per ticket - This romantic night of Valentine’s Day-inspired jazz ballads, will feature award-winning vocalist Thana Alexa and special guest Michael Mayo, accompanied by the Israeli MusicTalks Jazz Quartet, as they perform some of the best known flirtatious duets by jazz icons such as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. For The Love of Jazz is part of the The Jazz at the Lighthouse series, which is located within a modern lighthouse, featuring picturesque floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Enjoy an intimate Valentine’s concert complete with wine, cheese and the lighthouse.

Broadway Valentine - Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm - Sunday, February 18 at 3 pm - Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - $30 per ticket - A passionate night with a musical score from across the spectrum of Broadway, pop, the American Songbook, and country music. Both performances will include personal stories from the cast and a lively question and answer session with the audience.


Valentine's 'One Love’ Party!! - Friday, February 9 at 7 pm - Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm - Friday, February 16 at 6 pm - The Potter’s Wheel, 120-33 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens - $140 per couple - Bring your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind evening you'll never forget. Make pure silver keepsake charms out of precious metal clay. You'll each be supplied with all the materials necessary to create your very own personalized .999 Silver embossed pendant, all while sipping wine and enjoying some Dani's famous House of Pizza pies in our fun-filled artists' studio with experienced artisans to instruct you. Wear it as jewelry, or keep it on your keychain, you'll remember the fun and enchantment of creating your special Valentine momento.

Valentine's Day Bouquets - Tuesday, February 13 - 6:30 - 8:30pm - Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights - $55 per ticket - Why not give that special someone in your life a personalized hand-crafted gift? Join Green-Wood Cemetery for an evening workshop to learn how to make a truly unique floral arrangement. Cost includes all supplies.

Hearts & Crafts Day - Wednesday, February 14 - 3 - 6 pm - Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing - Free - Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of fun and love! Families will create special Valentine's Day-themed crafts for each other and loved ones, from simple hearts and cards to more elaborate crafts.


Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show - Friday, February 9 - 7 pm - Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park South - Tickets start at $49 - Enjoy a night of love and laughter when the hilariously funny Smokey Suarez hosts the Valentine's All-Star Comedy Show starring Tommy Davidson, Aries Spears, Don DC Curry, Mark Curry, Ashima Franklin and Alex Thomas.

Tinder Tales Live - Friday, February 16 - 7:30 - 9 pm - Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria - $7 per ticket in advance | $10 at the door - Whether or not you’re in a relationship, everyone should listen to some of these funny and slightly terrifying stories. Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini, host of the tinder tales podcast, has been exploring that world more than most. Let him and his hilarious friends relay tinder horror stories, great advice and a bunch of fun games that everyone will enjoy.

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