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9 Awesome Plans In NYC To Take Your Mind Off Of Valentine’s Day This Week

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9 Awesome Plans In NYC To Take Your Mind Off Of Valentine’s Day This Week

Is there a Valentine’s day equivalent of “bah humbug?” Don’t worry SecretNYCers, we’ve got your back. You want a night out without flowers, love-hearts and societal obligation, and we searched the city for 9 awesome, non valentine related plans. Enjoy:

Central Park Ice Festival
  • When – Feb 11 @ 3:00 PM
  • Where – Naumberg Bandshell, Central Park – East 72nd Street, Manhattan, 10019
  • Price – Join the list

On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park’s sculptures at their sixth annual Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into glistening sculptures of the Park’s most romantic features. As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall turns into a silent disco with live DJs… READ MORE

Concert: Talib Kweli
  • When – Feb 10 @ 7:30 PM
  • Where – Highline Ballroom NYC – 431 W 16th Street, 1011
  • Price – $25

Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn-based performer, has earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with… READ MORE

  • When – Feb 10 @ 9:30 PM
  • Where – Q.E.D. Astoria – 27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens, 11105
  • Price – $10

Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli were both dealing with failed relationships and family issues when they were inspired to produce the show in which they and other performers tell the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of dating before they are psychoanalyzed by a licensed therapist on stage… READ MORE

  • When – Feb 9, @ 8:00 PM
  • Where – Highline Ballroom NYC – 431 W 16th Street, 1011
  • Price – $15

BeerProv is the hilarious show that serves up plenty of beer and just as many laughs! A rotating cast of comedians improvise hilarious scenes based on audience suggestions. Performers are systematically eliminated by audience vote until only one player remains.

Drunk Shakespeare
  • When – Multiple Dates @ 10:00 pm
  • Where – Drunk Shakespeare, 300 W 43rd St, 10036
  • Price – $29

After five shots of whiskey, each actor transforms the play into a raucous, revolutionary, and brilliant performance full of linguistic fancy and excellent storytelling. The event takes place in a hidden library located in the Theater District, so how do you take your sonnet…shaken or stirred? … READ MORE

1 Hour FREE OPEN BAR Friday Night @ Hudson Terrace
  • When – Feb 10 @ 10:00 PM
  • Where – Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th Street, 10036
  • Price – Join the list

This upscale lounge and rooftop imaginatively unites the elements with its intimate interiors, magnificent private event rooms and climate-controlled retractable rooftop that will keep you covered in the event of rain… READ MORE

Tuesday Baby Tuesday
  • Where – Up & Down, 244 W 14th St, 10011
  • When – Tuesday at 11:00 PM
  • Price – $25

Up&Down crosses every dimension: beyond any nightclub or bar, it’s a world where you can take chances and jive all night to the hip hop vibes of DJs Reach, Shortkutz, and Stacks on two levels of dance floor. With appearances from celebrities like… READ MORE

Blue Man Group
  • Where – Astor Place Theatre – 434 Lafayette Street, 10003
  • When – Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Price – $59

This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one… READ MORE

East Village Bottomless Brunch For Two @ Pinks
  • When: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • Where: Pinks – 242 E 10th St New York, NY 10003, 10003
  • Price: $45

Pinks is serving up something special for brunch: a scrumptious Cal-Mex brunch for two, with two entrées and two hours of unlimited drinks.… READ MORE