For those with kids who celebrate Valentine’s Day, you know it’s more about at what point you can squeeze in a few hours alone than getting reservations at a fancy restaurant. Here are five days worth of fun little Valentine’s date ideas that you can try to squeeze in- including some ideas you can bring the kids to.
Friday, February 10th
Stop in for Happy Hour at the Bronx Museum between 5-8 pm for a drink, then enjoy their Get Down in the Boogie Down with It’s Showtime NYC event to watch street and subway dancers showcase dance styles and open the floor for all guests to join.
Where: Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Saturday, February 11th
Spend your Saturday at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum with Music and Mimosas in the parlors from 1 to 3pm. Listen to this renowned woodwind ensemble Quintet of the Americas, with flutist Karla Moe, oboist Matt Sullivan, clarinetist Paul Won Jin Cho, hornist Barbara Oldham, and bassoonist Gina Cuffari.
Then, head over to Artist & Craftsman Supply on White Plains Rd. to peruse the aisles and purchase some materials to have a fun night in at home making homemade Valentine’s Day cards or enjoy a family paint night.
Where: Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park
Artist & Craftsman Supply, 3961 White Plains Rd.
Sunday, February 12th
Enjoy an early lunch in the cafe at the Wave Hill House and take in the beautiful views on the grounds. Then take the kids downstairs to create some nature inspired Valentine’s Day crafts during their Family Art Project.
Later, drop the kids off on the way to Valentine’s Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden. Enjoy chocolate seminars and tastings, a pop up bar- even have your own poem written by a professional poet.
Where: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
NYBG, 2900 Southern Blvd
Monday, February 13th
Leave work early to sneak in a casual date at Milk Burger on Bruckner Blvd to enjoy a juicy burger and a cold brew. Then head over to Verde Flowers to create a gorgeous floral arrangement. There will be roses available for Valentine’s Day as well as other beautiful flower options- all arrangements are customized.
Where: Milk Burger, 148 Bruckner Blvd
Verde Flowers, 11 Bruckner Blvd
Tuesday, February 14th
Day off? Indulge in a morning of coffee and breakfast at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine on West 238th. Get cozy on their booth style seats, or sit by the window and people watch. Can’t make it a day date? Stop by after work for some vino and macaroons.
After breakfast, head over to Van Cortlandt House Museum for a self guided tour. $5 for adults, Children 12 and under free. Be sure to stop in to the museum shop where you’ll find soaps, pillows, and more.
Where: Mon Amour, 234 W. 238th Street
Van Cortlandt House Museum, Broadway at West 246th St.