Things to do for Valentine's Day in New York

Screw the dinner date and try one of these fun things to do for Valentine's Day



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Illustration: Heiko Windisch

You know what's not sexy? Leaving your Valentine's Day plans to the last minute. Whether you are a fan of the holiday or not, we've compiled a list of the best parties, shows and things to do for Valentine's Day—with some anti–V-Day shennanigans thrown in for good measure. And since February 14 falls on a Friday this year, expect plenty of parties on the weekend.

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Boyfriend Material

  • Price band: 2/4

Meet quality guys at this ongoing speed-dating event; each edition has a different theme.

  1. The LGBT Center 208 W 13th St, between Greenwich and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Kings of Leon + Young the Giant + Kongos

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Once a sweat-soaked garage band, Kings of Leon have made the transition to arena-rock stardom with their integrity basically intact. Bouncing into town on what they've termed their Mechanical Bull tour, the Nashville combo shows off songs from a new album by that name. California alt-rock band Young the Giant, led by energetic lead singer (and sinuous tambourine player) Sameer Gadhia, plays behind its celebrated sophomore release, Mind Over Matter. South African hoedown-rock brothers Kongos open.

  1. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach
  2. Wed Aug 13
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