Astoria, Long Island City, Valentines Day
Feb 05, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 in Astoria and LIC

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Our next holiday is almost upon us—Valentine’s Day! We’ve got a bunch of events and specials for you, both on the 14th and on days around it. And don’t forget the half off drugstore chocolates the day after!

Flowers

fLorEsta
51-02 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Due to popular demand, we are extending our Valentine’s Day offer up until February 7. Don’t miss this chance! More information.

Petals & Roots
31-27 31st Street, Astoria

Receive 10% off your Valentine’s Day flowers if you pre-order by phone before Feb 14th for all orders of $75 or more! PS: We hand-deliver. More information.

Classes and Events

The Astoria Galentine’s Tiny Market
Saturday February 10
2-6pm
Judy & Punch, 34-08 30th Avenue, Astoria

The Astoria Tiny Market is a highly-curated market offering treats, crafts, art and gifts from local all-female Queens makers, bakers and artists. This is a community event and hang-out. Celebrate your gals while you shop for your Galentines &
Valentines at the Astoria Galentine’s Tiny Market. Find treats, gifts and art from locally-made artists, bakers and makers (and get your fortune read!) at Astoria’s favorite bar: Judy & Punch.

Participating local vendors:

  • Cork Buds (terrariums in wine corks)
  • Totes Cricket Lalou (funny embroidered tote bags)
  • Chocolate Dances (artisan chocolate)
  • WidyCat Stationery & Gifts (greeting cards and prints)
  • Ostara Apothecary (tarot reader)
  • Single Girl Cookies (kindness cookies)
  • Queens Knits (Knitts)
  • Metrix Jewelry (Modern, edgy jewelry)

We believe that each of our vendors’ products compliment one another, making the Tiny Market is a great way our community can shop local products with unique stories and styles. More information.

Queens Craft Brigade Heartbreakers Market
Sunday, February 11
noon-5pm
Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st St, Astoria

Gifts for yourself or the people you love, made 100% locally by Queens vendors. Artwork, apparel, jewelry, food, music, and MORE.

Vendors include:

Gifts for yourself or the people you love, made 100% locally by Queens vendors. Artwork, apparel, jewelry, food, music, and MORE.

Vendors include:

  • Flattopps Astoria / Queens Comfort
  • GRL Supply
  • Hellgate Farm
  • Abby Jame & Arianna Rose
  • Widycat
  • Metrix Jewelry
  • Eletrunks Nation
  • Queens Knits
  • Astrid Paper and Design
  • Cricket La Lou Totes
  • Simply Sweet Ceramics
  • ChasingWolves
  • Caryn Cast
  • Midnight Loom & Co.
  • hatzumomo
  • Key & Arrow Leather
  • Single Girl Cookies
  • Personal Space Tarot
  • Frank Ape
  • Allison Shea Phillips
  • Kelly Perry
  • Milène Jardine Chocolatier

After your purchase, head over to nearby Ha’s Chinese (40-17 Broadway) for a free treat. Show them your purchase from the day and either get a free scallion pancake with the purchase of a food item, or a free slushie if you’re just getting drinks. Note that items are only for in-house consumption, and it’s one per couple. Ha’s will be serving brunch from 10am-4pm, and dinner from 5pm-11pm. More information.

Standing Room Comedy
Wednesday, February 14
8pm, 10pm
The Standing Room, 47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

It’s a great date night environment for LIC and Astoria residents looking for specialty cocktails and great stand-up comedy in a warm and intimate environment! Each ticket including champagne and dessert is $45. More information—8pm, 10pm.

All the following events take place at QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Tuesday February 6
6:30pm
Intro to Crochet Class – Valentines Hearts!
$35

Learn about crochet and how to do some of the basic stitches. 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. More information.

Monday, February 12
7:15/8:30pm—the swing dance lesson will be for beginners and will be from 7:15 to 8:00.
America’s Sweethearts and Swing Dance Astoria Present: Swinging with the Sweethearts
$10 +, NOTE: ADMIT TWOS, PASSES, COMPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT. The last time we did this, we were sold out so advance purchase is highly recommended!

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day event Swinging with the Sweets!

Learn to swing dance with swing dance Astoria, and then put those dancing moves to good use dancing to the live vocals of America’s Sweethearts. Join us for both the class and the show for $17, or just the show for $10.

Our classic, 1930’s and 40’s, Andrews Sisters-style, WWII themed show. Victory rolls, red lipstick, vintage costumes, and all your favorite songs of the era – including Hold Tight, Bei Mir Bist du Schon, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, and of course, Sing Sing Sing. You’ll have a chance to win some prizes including TWO pairs of swing dance shoes by Dancestore.com and get in the holiday spirit with some Christmas tunes. Come dance, drink, and be merry! More information.

Wednesday, February 14
7:30pm
The Perfect Couple: A Game Show
$8

How well do you and your partner know each other? Well enough to grind other couple into dust? Time to prove it.
The Newlywed Game meets The Hunger Games in THE PERFECT COUPLE, a brand new gameshow hosted by the mostly-happily-married Kambri Crews and Christian Finnegan. Join us this Valentines day, as two sets of longtime companions go head to head in a series of fun quizzes and cooperative challenges meant to determine, once and for all, WHO…IS…THE PERFECT COUPLE! More information.

Wednesday, February 14
9pm
QED Presents – A Valentine’s Day Show
$10

QED Presents is QED’s series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises! This is a special Valentine’s Day edition of QED Presents and a perfect date night out for your special valentine! Featuring:

  • David Feldman (Emmy Award-winning comedian)
  • Rob Paravonian (Pachelbel Rant)
  • Frank Conniff (MST3K)
  • Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central)
  • & more TBA!

*Lineup subject to change. More information.

Wednesday, February 14
10:30pm
Soft Core!
$15

If you grew up with cable, chances are you stayed up late one night and watched a sleazy movie on Cinemax. Comedians Jenn Wehrung and Chris Gersbeck bring that weird late night experience to QED while New York City’s quickest comedians riff over a cheesy soft-core adult movie, MST3K-style at Soft Core! It’s the perfect late-night Valentine’s Day event for couples and singles! (Please don’t be a creepy single.) With live riffing by:

  • Frank Conniff (MST3K)
  • Calvin Cato (Oxygen)
  • Pamela Rae (Sirius XM)
  • Jenn Wehrung (BBC Radio)
  • & more!

*Lineup subject to change. More information.

Dinner/Meal Specials

Blend Astoria
37-17 30th Avenue, Astoria
Seating Options 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm. $60 per person.

3 course meal including chocolate covered strawberry with glass of champagne. More information.

DiWine
41-15 31st Avenue, Astoria
$125 per couple, $65 per person

Get cozy with your sweetheart at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar on Valentine’s Day.  This romantic restaurant with curtain-draped banquettes is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu for $125 per couple. More information.

Fresco’s Cantina
12-14 31st Avenue, Long Island City
$90 + tax/tip for two

Hola Amigos!!! Join us this Valentine’s Day for “Amor ala Mexicana” a sweetheart of a deal. Enjoy an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu to make your day extra special—Call now and reserve at 347.808.7338.

Kurry Qulture
36-05 30th Avenue, Astoria
$40 prix fixe

Treat your Valentine to a romantic evening of fine dining, handcrafted cocktails, exquisite wine pairings and captivating ambiance. Executive Chef Binder’s four-course dining experience will begin with an amuse-bouche of Samosa Chaat and feature a variety of vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes, including our famous KQ Cauliflower Florets with garlic tomato chutney, Chicken Bukhni Kabab with three chili marinade, pineapple chutney, our popular Lamb Roganjosh made Kashmiri style and tandoor grilled Salmon Kalvaan with coconut tamarind sauce. Guests will complete their culinary experience with a lover’s-inspired dessert tasting of Gulab Jamun and Rasmalai. Fire up the passion with Kurry Qulture’s eclectic wine selection and very special Valentine’s-inspired cocktails crafted by Beau the Bartender.

Reservations are being accepted for Wednesday, February 14 from 5pm to 10:30pm by contacting Kurry Qulture at 718.674.1212 or reservations@kurryqulture.com.

Maizal
32-07 34th Avenue, Astoria

Join us for a Special Valentine’s Dinner Debut at Maizal Astoria. More information.

Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City
Chef’s 4 Course Pre-Fixe Menu $65 per person + tax/tip

Celebrate Valentine’s Day under the NYC skyline! (Enclosed & Climate Controlled with Amazing City Views!). Music by DJ Tommy Bones. All reservations have a 2 hour seating time. All reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be subjected to a $15 per person cancellation fee. More information.

Rafina
46-11 Broadway, Astoria

We will offering ala Carte Menu for Valentine’s Day with specialty desserts and cocktails. More information.

The Thirsty Koala
35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Offering our regular menu on Valentines Day from 5pm. There will be 3 special cocktails & special desserts available. More information.

VIA VAI
31-09 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Join us at VIA VAI with your special someone for Valentines Day. We will be offering full menu with lovely specials! More information.

Victory Garden Cafe
21-69 Steinway Street, Astoria

Specials: Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, Wednesday, February 14, Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18. Valentine’s Day at Victory Garden Café! Enclosed garden, amazing European décor! Menus starting at $39—includes 3-course meal with Seafood/Meat & Greek Dishes. Brunch is $29.95. More information.

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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