Valentine’s Day in New York City

red roses lay on the calendar with the date of February 14 Valentine's day

We’re into the second week of February which means it’s time to get your Valentine’s Day plans in order! Whether you’re spending the special day with a significant other, or maybe you’re turning the day into a Galentine’s Day get together, there are plenty of options to celebrate in the Roosevelt Island area. Check out the ideas below for Valentine’s happenings near The Octagon.


Valentine’s Day Cruise – Change up your usual dinner date routine by taking your Valentine’s Day plans out on the open water! Sailing out of the West Village on the Hudson, you can book tickets for the Valentine’s Day Hornblower Cruise. Your ticket includes a delicious three-course meal, stunning skyline views, and a live DJ to keep you dancing. The cruise boards at 6:30pm on February 14th and will set sail at 7pm sharp.


Valentine’s Day Drinks – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your honey by grabbing drinks at Dear Irving, a lounge in Gramercy that’s regarded as one of the most romantic bars in the city. The railroad-style space is divided into period-piece quarters, including one room decked out in Victorian-era décor, and another from the 1960s Mad Men-age.


Galentine’s Day Brunch at Maya – If you’re getting together with your girlfriends this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of dining options in the local area. And if you’re going for brunch, you might as well make it bottomless! Call ahead for reservations this weekend to enjoy Maya’s bottomless brunch for your Valentine’s celebration with the girls. For $49 per person, you’ll get unlimited small plates and free-flowing brunch cocktails, like the traditional margarita, bloody mary, bloody maria, and a variety of flavored mimosas.


Valentine’s Day Hornblower Cruise

Pier 40, 92 Hudson River Greenway

New York, NY 10014


Dear Irving

55 Irving place

New York, NY 10003




1191 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10065





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