Shake Things Up in 2023 with these 15 Valentine’s Day Ideas

Here are 15 Ideas to Shake Things up for Valentine’s Day 2023

Dinner at a romantic restaurant with a fabulous cocktail and great company will make anyone’s Valentine’s Day special. But would you like to venture out a bit from the same ole Valentine’s Day Plans of Dinner, Chocolate, and Flowers [ok, we will still take the Chocolate and Flowers—Thank you very much]? 2023 is all about courage, including the courage to try something new. So let us shake things up for 2023 with these 15 Fabulous Valentine’s Day ideas.

Here is How to Shaking Things Up with your Lover in 2023 With these 15 Fabulous Valentine’s Day ideas.

Pizza Love Kit by Fornino

Pizza Love Kit by Fornino

Fornino will celebrate lovebirds between February 11th – 14th with a unique Valentine’s Day Pizza Love Kit. The kit is priced at $110 and includes an Imported Cheese and Fruit Plate, one large salad, 2 Heart shaped pizzas, Tiramisu, Strawberries, and a bottle of wine.

Orders for the kit must be placed by 10 am for pick up or delivery at their Greenpoint location only. Orders can be placed by emailing

849 Manhattan Avenue—Greenpoint

Clinton Hall Limited Edition Red Velvet Doughnuts

Clinton Hall Limited Edition Red Velvet Doughnuts

A special dessert for guests will debut on Valentine’s Day at Clinton Hall. All diners can order the limited edition Red Velvet Doughnuts, served with cream cheese custard and warm cocoa filling in tiny shot tubes to inject yummy goodness into each doughnut.

The festive sweet treat comes paired with a chocolate stout for $14.

247 Metropolitan Avenue–Williamsburg

Valentine’s Day Cruises

Valentine's Day Cruises

City Cruises New York welcomes you and your Lover to celebrate your Love on one of its Valentine’s Day cruises beginning Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 14. With various packages and upgrades. You can expect a tasty plated or buffet-style meal, a beautiful arrangement, onboard entertainment, and a cash bar on the Valentine’s Bateaux New York Premier Plus Dinner Cruise and the Valentine’s New York Signature Dinner Cruise.

Take advantage of City Cruises New York’s special early bird promotion for those looking to book early and save 15% using promo code VDAY15 upon checkout.

Reservations are available to book and will sell out fast [promotion is open through January 30].

Love on Top at One World Observatory

Love on Top at One World Observatory

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 1,776 feet in the air at One World Observatory this Valentine’s Day. “Love on Top” is an intimate dining experience. Your Valentine’s Experience will include Access to private event space on the 102nd floor, ASPIRE, an elevated, 5-course pre-fixe menu, and a Premium open bar throughout dining service.

Dining commences at 7 PM; however you are welcome to get there at 6:30 PM–seating location is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Entry with dining is $305.00 per person, seating is limited, and reservations are currently being accepted.

OneDine, One World Observatory’s restaurant, will also feature a special Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu from Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14. The menu featured items include scallops, filet mignon, molten lava cake, and so much more.

Reservations can be made Via OpenTable. The menu is $125 per person and includes the cost of admission to the whole Observatory experience.

117 West Street–Financial District
(212) 602-4090 or email

A Romantic evening at Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater

A Romantic evening at Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater

Enjoy an evening of food and romantic music with Melissa Errico: A Noir Romance, a seductive suite of Noir songs inspired by her album “Out Of The Dark.” From “Angel Eyes” to “The Man That Got Away. And GRAMMY®-nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell. Time Varies for performances.

Purchase Tickets now for:
Melissa Errico’s 5:30 to 7 PM Performance here and 8:30 to 10 PM Performance here.
Catherine Russell 7 to 9:30 PM Performance here and 9:30 to 11 PM Performance here.

315 West 44th Street–Hell’s Kitchen

Champagne and Cheesecake at Junior’s

Champagne and Cheesecake at Brooklyn’s Favorite Junior’s Restaurant is always an excellent idea. Junior’s is inviting couples to their Landmark Brooklyn Location to celebrate Valentine’s Day with its famed cheesecake, champagne, and other goodies.

There is also an opportunity to get married or renew your vows officiated by third-generation Junior’s owner Alan Rosen. The event will take place on Monday, February 14, at Junior’s landmark Brooklyn location, at Harry Rosen Way and Cheesecake Corner. To RSVP for the Junior’s Valentine’s Day cheesecake and champagne celebration, email

386 Flatbush Avenue EXT–Downtown Brooklyn

My Funny Valentine at Carolines on Broadway

My Funny Valentine at Carolines on Broadway

Carolines on Broadway is hosting a night for comedy lovers on Valentine’s Day at 7 and 9 PM hosted by Tom Thakkar and featuring performances by Mike Bramante, Gabby Bryan, Shafi Hossain, Jordan Jensen, Usama Siddiquee, and Eagle Witt.

Tickets are $35 per person, plus a two-beverage minimum in the showroom.

Buy Tickets Now

Gregory Porter Annual Valentine’s Day Concert at Kings Theatre

Gregory Porter Annual Valentine’s Day Concert at Kings Theatre

Gregory Porter will perform live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Saturday, February 12, for his annual Valentine’s Day concert with Superblue [Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter plus Samara Joy].

Tickets start at approximately $51.00. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show begins at 8 PM.

Buy Tickets now via TicketMaster

1027 Flatbush Avenue–Flatbush

Hot Chocolate and Roses

Hot Chocolate and Roses

Loreley Beer Garden’s Snowy Winter Wonderland will be decorated with over 10,000 Red Rose Petals for Valentine’s Day. In addition, heart Shaped Pretzels will be available Tuesday through Thursday.

Reservations are for 1.5 hours maximum.

Tuesday, February 14
Dinner 5 to 11 PM
Happy Hour until 10 PM
Half Price Boozy Bourbon Hot Chocolate until 8 PM

Book now via Resy

7 Rivington Street–Lower East Side

Love High at the Museum of Sex

Try something new and check out Love at the Museum of Sex from February 11 to 14. With four floors of eye-catching sights. Packages are available for couples and singles.

Love High Couples Package


  • 2 x Museum Entry
  • 2 x 16 Super Funland gameplays

Special Gifts:

  • 1 x THC Love High Golden Joint OR 2 x packs of Love High Sex Gummies (THC or CBD).
  • 2 x aphrodisiac cocktails.
  • 2 x CBD lube packets.

Cost $114.00

Love High Single Package


  • Museum Entry
  • 16 Super Funland gameplays

Special Gifts:

  • 1 x pack of Love High Sex Gummies (THC or CBD)
  • 1 x aphrodisiac cocktail
  • 1 x CBD lube packet

Cost $57.00

Purchase Tickets now

233 Fifth Avenue–Flatiron

Share a Heart Shaped Pizza

Enjoy a fantastic view of the Brooklyn skyline on Valentine’s Day at Industry Kitchen. In contrast, you enjoy their Valentine’s Pizza [made with Plum Tomato, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Burrata, Prosciutto, and Fried Basil]. Then enjoy a fabulous Chocolate Heart for two with White Chocolate Mousse, Candied Rose Petals, and sweet Strawberry Gelee for dessert.

In addition to their special Valentine’s day menu, their daily menu will also be served.

Make Reservations now here.

70 South Street–New York City
(212) 487-9600

Name a Roach for your Valentine

Give your Lover a gift to remember. The Bronx Zoo is back with its “Name a Roach” program just in time for Valentine’s Day. You may not always have the right words, but you can still give them goosebumps. So name a Roach for your Valentine because roaches are forever. So forget dinner, chocolate, and flowers, do it with a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach instead.

The event happens annually just before Valentine’s Day, allowing people to choose if they would like to name one of the zoo’s many cockroaches after a loved one or a mean ex.

Give them the whole package this Valentine’s Day, complete with a roach tumbler, roach tote, a printed certificate with their roach’s name, and a very crawly Valentine’s Virtual Encounter* on February 11th, 12th, or 14th with a Madagascar hissing cockroach–and a surprise animal guest. The cost for The Works is $70.00.

2300 Southern Boulevard—Bronx

Valentine’s Day drinks at Home with Dante’s cocktail kits.

 Valentine’s Day drinks at Home with Dante’s cocktail kits

Dante is offering their Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Box so you can make delicious cocktails from home. Dante’s Valentine’s Day Gift Box includes one bottle of each of the following Valentine’s Day Cocktails. The perfect choice for any cocktail lover. Each bottle is 8 oz and serves 3.

The box features The Rose with Lillet Rosé, Raspberry Eau de Vie, Raspberry, Rose, and The Heart of Gold made with Rémy Martin VSOP, Cocchi Torino, Oloroso, Chocolate Bitters, and Cocoa. In addition, you will get a hand-forged silver-plated cocktail tray, gold-rimmed martini glasses, a Dante bar spoon, and their signature hand-poured Negroni candle.

The cocktail box includes a Dante ice cube tray [to make the perfect large ice cubes at home], illustrated coasters, matches, and our legendary Dante playlist.

The cost for Dante’s Valentine’s Day Cocktail kits is $85.00.

Order your kit here.

Take a cozy Romantic Stroll Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

A stroll across the official landmark of the city during the Winter is a fabulous experience. So dress cozy, walk across The Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy the gorgeous view across the East River to Brooklyn in the crisp winter air.

Enjoy Restaurant Week

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try a restaurant you have never tried–it is about experiencing something new and wonderful. And NYC Restaurant Week is the ideal place to begin. There is an excellent list of participating restaurants to choose from.

Comment below and share your Valentine’s Day plans with us.

Nat C.


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