Whether you’re looking for a place to make a sweet treat (edible or not) for someone special, or just want to celebrate the day of love with some fun together, lots of places are hosting special Vday events and activities. We found happening before Valentine’s Day, on the day itself, and even one the weekend after!
2 For 1 Valentine's Day Art at Playday NYC
Playday NYC is feeling the love and extending it, offering buy one get one free admission. Little artists of all ages and abilities can create their own Valentine’s Day card at sessions throughout the day. (See here for schedule.)
5-37 51st Ave.
Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers, Love for Belugas at Wave Hill
Wave Hill is spreading love "like a pod of belugas!" Families can listen to touching tales about these small, gentle, gray-white whales, then make a stuffed beluga sock-puppet for a heartwarming Valentine’s gift. Then make a special notecard crafted from an abundance of hearts and paper flowers, or even decorate it with some arctic ice or ocean waves. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Sat., Feb. 10 & Sun., Feb. 11
Wave Hill House
W 249th St. and Independence Ave.
Mystery Cards, Seed Pods & Colorbots at CMOM
The Children's Museum of Manhattan will be in the Valentine's spirit the weekend before the big day and on Valentine's Day itself.
Kids can use pop-up book making techniques to create a Valentine’s Day Card that really pops and heart-shaped seed bombs. Kids ages six and up can sign up to make valentines with motorized robots they help make! (Register in the lobby one-hour ahead of time.)
Activities are recurring throughout each day. See CMOM calendar for times.
Tickets: Free with museum admission
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd St.
Upper West Side
Heart Printmaking, Watercolor and more at Private Picassos
Come on down to Private Picassos for special Vday projects. Heart printmaking is on tap the week of Feb. 4, and heart watercolors happen the week of Feb 11. Or, choose from the studio's drop-In art projects (collage, collagraph, drawing, and more) which can be modified to make valentines.
Weeks of Feb. 4 & Feb 11
Day pass: $15
237 5th Ave.
Love Shacks and Cupcakes with Taste Buds Kitchen
Make a gingerbread "Love Shack" together while you listen to cheerful love-themed tunes and sip pink cocoa! For ages two to eight with a caregiver.
Sat., Feb 10, 9 a.m.; Sun., Feb. 11, 9 a.m.
Tickets: $75/adult and child
Click here to register
More of a cupcake family? Whip up some red velvet cupcakes from scratch and make heart-shaped toppers from fondant! For ages two to five with caregiver.
Feb. 14, 10 a.m.
Tickets: $45/adult and child
Click here to register
Taste Buds Kitchen
109 W 27th St.
Tots & Hearts Valentine’s Day at little Lola & Tots
This is for the tiniest of valentines. Kids four and under are invited to drop by on Vday for arts and crafts, dancing and play.
Feb. 14, 4 - 5 p.m.
little Lola & Tots
503 Dekalb Ave.