Astoria, Long Island City, Valentines Day
Feb 07, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017 in Astoria and LIC

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Astoria and LIC.

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We’ve put together a list of places to eatin the neighborhood, and have included some opportunities to shop for your loved ones, too.

SHOP ETC

Made in Queens Pop Up Shop for Valentine’s Day
Friday-Tuesday, February 10-14
Made in Queens, 27-24 Queens Plaza South

Made in Queens will host a Valentine’s Day pop up in Long Island City. We will sell jewelry, chocolate, pottery, cards, flowers, and so on. One vendor is going to peddle hot sauce. Plus, local artist Niizeki Hiromi will host workshops on how to make 3D Valentine’s Day cards.

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Pottery Classes for Two
Friday-Sunday, February 10-12, various times
Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, 10-34 44th Drive, Long Island City

“What are you and your sweetie doing for Valentine’s Day? Why don’t you try something different this year and take a pottery class together! We have three different classes to choose from, or you can sign up for a private lesson!”

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Astoria Tiny Market
Saturday, February 11, 2-6pm
Judy & Punch, 34-08 30th Ave, Astoria

Join us on Sat. FEBRUARY 11th. At Judy & Punch for the Astoria Valentines Tiny Market! Find amazing crafts, cards and treats for V-day gifts while sipping the best craft beers. This is a carefully curated market bringing local crafters, artists and treatmakers for a cool local event. Featuring Single Girl Cookies Widycat Queens Knits Chocolate Dances Strung Out Jewelry and Flo+Theo.

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Astoria Market Pre-Valentine’s Day Shopping Event
Sunday, February 12, noon-6pm
The Hall at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria

Astoria Market will host a full house of fantastic vendors, where you’ll find art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more! Cruise around the wonderful handmade and vintage wares, then head downstairs to Bohemian Hall’s restaurant & bar for a beer and delicious traditional Czech & Slovak menu, easily making it an all-day affair.

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A Very Lockwood Valentine’s
Sunday, February 12, 2-5pm
32-15 33rd St, Astoria

Join us for an afternoon of crafts, discounts, bubbly…and one VERY special pop up!

  • Get creative with our friends the Crafty Lumberjacks, HGTV crafters extrordinare, who will be showing us how to make wire heart card holders.
  • Join the ladies of THINX for a pop up shop at Lockwood Style (!!!) If you don’t already know about the THINX revolution, check out everything you need to know here: https://www.shethinx.com/
  • A very Lockwood photobooth for all your Instagram/FB profile picture needs.
  • 15% off during the event plus a few sweet treats and bubbly
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Crochet Class – Valentine Hearts!
Sunday, February 12, 3:30-5:30pm
QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Learn about crochet and how to do some of the basic stitches, taught by crafter. Elisabeth Prescott Then, make cute little hearts for decorations or give to your valentines! In-class materials provided. Crochet hooks and supplies available for purchase after class. Non-beginners are welcome to join in and can an start in on the projects during the class. Printouts of multiple heart projects will be available. $25.00

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Valentine’s Popup Market at The Queens Kickshaw
Sunday, February 12, noon-5pm
40-17 Broadway, Astoria

Check out handmade items like wallets, bracelets, pins, cocktail recipe cards, cookies, and Kickshaw’s first ever foray into retail: silk-screened tote bags and hot sauce! All items are $35 and under. Come in and drink some mulled+spiked cider for $5 and browse your heart out.

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Simply Fit Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, February 14, all night long
37-20 Astoria Blvd S, Astoria

This month at Simply Fit Astoria we are all about LOVE! We can all benefit from a little more self-love and more love and respect for those around us. Come on, lets celebrate! Chocolate treats for all and special love themed cycling on Valentines Day!

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EAT

heartsAll dates are February 14, unless otherwise specified.

The Astor Room
35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria

3 Course Meal with complimentary glass of champagne. $100 per couple (not including tax and gratuity).

Flo Lounge Restaurant
37-20 30th Avenue, Astoria

3 course prix fixe dinner from 7-11pm $65/person.

  • First course: Baby Kale & Pomegranate Salad, Lobster Ceviche or Porcini & Truffle Ravioli
  • Second course: Baby Vegetable Risotto, French Cut Chicken Breast, Grilled Octopus or Spiced Lamb Chops
  • Shared dessert for 2: Red Velvet Waffle & Berries

Katch Astoria
31-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria
Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11, 9pm-3am

This year Katch is holding an Anti Valentine’s Party.

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Kurry Qulture
36-05 30th Ave, Astoria

Kurry Qulture is offering a $40/pp four course Valentine pre-fixe complete with candlelight and chocolate truffles. The menu balances diner favorites, such as a “Home Style Chicken Curry”, along with dishes featuring known aphrodisiacs, such as “Salmon Tikka” and “Masala Arvi”, with taro root made tangy with dried mango powder.

At the bar, Bo will be mixing up a “Lover’s Chocolate Martini” in addition to some of our potent favorites, including Thirstiest Avenue–with Anejo Tequila, Lillet Rose,and chocolate bitters.

Cuisine from the land of the Kama Sutra knows how to pleasure the mind and soul through all five senses, making Kurry Qulture a Valentine’s dining destination! Reservations are available online at kurryqulture.com or by calling 718.672.1212.

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Mosaic
25-19 24th Ave, Astoria
Monday, February 13, 8pm-midnight

It’s Galentine’s Day Party at Mosaic with the Sipper Sisters! On Monday night we’ll be hosting a fiesta of friendship and giving back! We’re giving a cut from the door to the Ali Forney Center for LGBT outreach, collecting formal wear for Operation Prom, and raffling off a basket of goodies from local female artists! We’ll also have a glam photo booth set up, two brand new cocktails to debut and beers on tap from Singlecut and Big Alice! Get your tickets today!

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MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Offering a $49.95/pp prix-fixe menu or our regular menu.

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Mundo at The Paper Factory
37-06 36th Street, Long Island City

Mundo takes its inspiration from the exotic markets of the world and the comfort of homemade international dishes. Mysterious, adventurous, and decadent, savor our signature eclectic cuisine. Join us this Valentine’s Day as we take you to a culinary journey of culture and flavors.

Special A La Carte Menu, 5-10:30pm

Live Jazz Music By Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends, 7-10:30pm.

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The Paper Factory
37-06 36th St, Long Island City
Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, February 12, 10pm-4am

Long Island City’s Paper Factory Hotel is hosting a Valentine’s experience like no other whether they desire a luscious feast, a romantic experience, or to dance the night away. In collaboration with JunXion, the hotel will present snake charmers, racy tarot readings, interactive installations, DJ’s including Miss Sabado, 2Melo, $mall Change, and live acts including Zeb the Spy from Cairo, Avalon Jazz and Acapella Soul, to ensure a Valentines to remember.

The evening will begin with The Grand Feast where friends and lovers will enjoy a multi-course dinner geared toward an aphrodisiac appetite with themed dishes and cocktails, surprises performances and musical acts. Then between 10pm and 4am, A Celebration of Love will begin for revelers to dance the night away with performances, and secret compartments within the four spaces of the hotel. For those desiring a more intimate occasion, join the hotel for A Secluded Soiree where guests can make use of the serene, secret spaces that will alight delights for the senses. For the VIP experience, purchase The Golden Ticket that includes the Grand Feast, the Celebration of Love and the Secluded Soiree.

Tickets range from $20 to $125 for The Golden Ticket.

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Penthouse 808
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Penthouse 808 atop The Ravel Hotel! We will be offering our chef’s 4 course Valentine’s dinner priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and service) on both Saturday and Tuesday. Reservations are required. We look forward to having you join us!

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Rest-Au-Rant
30-01 35th Ave (Corner of 30th Street), Astoria

Indulge in a five course shareable menu for two in an intimate & romantic environment. Special menu & two seatings available dinner: first seating: 6-8:30pm, second seating: 9-11:30pm
$60 per person, option to pair each course with wine for an additional $25 per person

DINNER PRIX FIXE MENU:

  • Amuse Bouche: deviled quail egg with black winter truffle and toasted almonds
  • Smoked Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese
  • Citrus marinated Shrimp and vegetable carpaccio salad
  • Filet Mignon with fried Fingerling Potatoes and fragrant herb butter sauce or Lobster Mac’n’Cheese
  • Espresso and Spiced Chocolate Cake

Reservations required: Call: 718.729.9009
Email: rarbarlic@gmail.com

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The Queens Kickshaw – bitter/sweet/salty/tart
40-17 Broadway, Astoria

The most perfect pairings are achieved with a combination of contradiction and likeness. Join us for a four-course, eight-dish exercise in contrasting and complimentary flavors. Multiple seatings, 5:45-11pm. $45/person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Optional pairings: $25 for beer, $30 for cider.

MENU:

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Arancini Tomato Heart
  • Seaweed Pickled Scotch Egg
  • Jalapeño Blue Cheese Cigar
  • Turnip Cake, Chive Glass
  • Mozzarella Tamale
  • Wild Mushroom Terrine
  • Devil’s Food Cake
  • Peanut Frangipane

The bar will also be featuring a day-of cocktail menu featuring bitters and sours.

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The Standing Room LIC
47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

We are offering champagne and a shared chocolate dessert with comedy tickets. The shows include Pete Lee, Monroe Martin, Crystian Ramirez Ester Steinberg, Joe Bartnick, and more at 8PM and 10PM. Purchase your tickets here. The Standing Room LIC is also a fantastic option for expertly crafted cocktails.

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The Thirsty Koala
35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Valentines Day Special, offering a prix-fixe menu for $49.95. Regular menu available as well all night.

Victory Garden Cafe
21-69 Steinway Street, Astoria

Join us in a our romantic garden seating. Our enclosed garden is heated with elegant décor inspired by the Greek islands. Great packages available include seafood, meat dishes, such as baby lamb chops, seafood combo, calamari, meat balls, greek dishes and more. Prices starting at $39 and up.”

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Vite Vinosteria
31-05 34th St, Astoria

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Woodbines
47-10 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

We will be serving our regular food menu and the week’s dinner specials, as well as offering an optional 3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu that includes a glass of house wine or draft beer. Call us at 718.361.8488 or email WoodbinesLIC@gmail.com. If you want to do something extra special for your significant other like their favorite dessert or flowers, let us know via email.”

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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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