What To Do In New York City This Weekend (Feb 10 – Feb 12)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.

Valentine’s Day is upon us and there are celebrations for every person imaginable in New York City. There’s no need to be in a relationship to enjoy the plethora of festivities taking place for and against this holiday.


LoveCraft: A Valentine’s Day Experience

Get crafty with your loving this weekend as Pop Up Nation presents Lovecraft: the FREE couples and singles-friendly Valentine’s Day weekend event in Soho. This event brings together the best up-and-coming NYC retailers in chocolate, jewelry, lingerie, sex toys and dessert. There will be some great gifts for couples and pampering for singles, including free massages and makeovers.

The writing is on the wall… and by writing we mean flowers ??? T-minus TWO DAYS until #lovecraft17!

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The Skint Presents the 2nd Annual “It’s Friday and I’m Not in Love: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party”

For those who despise Valentine’s Day and wear all black in resistance, the Skint’s Anti-Valentine’s Day party is right up your alley. Taking place on Friday at Littlefield for only $6 to $10, this celebration of singledom will help you to avoid all the mushy crap by dancing the night away. There will be $6 to $8 drink specials, and a photo booth to help remind your exes that there’s nobody better than you.


Mama’s Bazaar: Valentine’s Market

This special edition of Mama’s Bazaar at the House of Yes will feature carefully curated Valentines gifts for you and your lover(s) this Sunday. There will be lots of sexy/erotic/fantasy/s&m goods as well as other specialty items provided by the usual vendors. Happy Hour will take place from noon to 2 p.m. with a DJ bringing you all the sexy tunes. For some extra fun, there will be erotic photography, a glitter painting station, sexy henna tattoos and buffer massages.


Sex Party: A Feminist Sex Tech Market and Party

The Brooklyn Bazaar is hosting a new, feminist take on Valentine’s Day this year that you can’t miss. Taking place on February 10 and 11, this event will feature over 20 female founded start-ups in the sex/tech/feminist space. You just need to RSVP in order to enjoy karaoke rooms, live music, a female tattoo artist, mini golf, and great food and drinks.


Brooklyn Chocolate Takedown

Whether you love some dark, milk, or white chocolate, it cures all ills, especially around Valentine’s Day. Head to the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club on Sunday for chocolate-inspired recipes. Tickets are only $20 to get your aphrodisiac on with the best that chocolate has to offer. Once you’ve had enough, you can vote on the more sinful one.


For other happenings going on through February, check out the below:

The Museum at FIT: Paris Refashioned

This special exhibition at the Museum at FIT is focusing on one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history, from 1957-1968 in Paris. Going from February 10 through April 15, this exhibition examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with an emphasis on how fashion was perceived by the American fashion press. Everything on view was selected from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects.


Museum of Sex

The Museum of Sex isn’t only perfect to explore around Valentine’s Day. With many playful exhibitions, including Jump for Joy” and “The Sex Lives of Animals,” you surely won’t be bored or un-amused.

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