February 10, 2015
Valentine’s Day in NoMad
In love and looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day? Look no further than our 2015 Valentine’s in NoMad picks. We’ve compiled a list of possibilities for you from the romantic to the sultry and everything in between.
The Flatiron Room: Whiskey and Chocolate Tasting
The Flatiron Room is offering a special combination whiskey and chocolate tasting class. You and your special someone will be walked through six different drams of whiskey, complemented by an array of artisanal chocolates. The aromas of the liquor and chocolate will play off of each other, creating a rich, romantic ambiance.
Class begins at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Tickets cost $100 plus tax and are available online.
The Jazz Gallery: Mz. Lezlie Harrison
This Valentine’s Day, get in the mood for love with an evening of soulful jazz with vocalist Mz. Lezlie at The Jazz Gallery. Mz. Lezlie, also known as Lezlie Harrison, has earned a faithful following for her ability to create a warm and intimate concert experience.
Mz. Lezlie will perform sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $22 ($12 for members) and are available online.
Museum of Sex: Steamy Valentine’s Weekend Package
MoSex will celebrate Valentine’s Day with an entire weekend’s worth of fun. Enjoy the museum’s current exhibits including Bompas and Parr’s debauched carnival, Funland, while sipping specially-designed aphrodisiac cocktails from one of the several Valentine’s Weekend pop-up bars, stationed throughout the museum. Guests can purchase a special Valentine’s Day bath and body kit to take home for some after-hours fun, too.
This steamy special event will run on Friday and Saturday. MoSex has extended its hours for this event from 10 a.m. until midnight. Admission on Friday the 13th is the normal $17.50 and Saturday the 14th will cost $20. If you purchase tickets in advance online, you’ll receive a 10% discount.
The Paul: Love Is All You Need
The Paul, NoMad’s fabulous new boutique hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend package that makes it easy for you and your squeeze to run away from real life for a day or two.
Stretch out on a queen size bed with majestic views of the Empire State Building, and pass the night with a complementary assortment of chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Prosecco, romantic rose petals, and a Continental breakfast the next morning.
You can book your romantic night online.
Shake Shack: Buy-One Get-One Milkshakes
Don’t have the budget for a big night out? Or maybe you two just aren’t that serious . . . yet. Or maybe you just really love the Shack’s frosty treats. If you take your date to Shake Shack on Valentine’s Day and buy a milkshake, your date gets one free. No matter how you look at it, it’s a pretty sweet deal.
The Madison Square Park location is still closed for renovations, but you can find other Shake Shacks on the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, in Grand Central Terminal, DUMBO, Midtown East, Battery Park City, the Theater District and on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
With Valentine’s Day so close, many restaurants are already booked up. But if you’re craving a hot meal before any of the great activities listed above (or the activities not listed above), you still have options.
We’ve called around, and SD26 is still taking reservations. Eleven Madison Park is fully booked, but you can put your name on the waiting list and hope someone else cancels. Or, if you want a more casual environment, Blue Smoke, The Breslin and Turnmill are all wonderful, low-key options. Your significant other will be just as beautiful over a pint of beer as over a glass of wine. We promise.