Making plans for Valentine’s Day? Downtown Brooklyn has tons of experiences, deals, and gifts perfect for the occasion. Whether you’re in search of cultural adventures or cozy hideaways, the neighborhood has something to offer everyone looking to make this February 14th unforgettable. Here are some ideas:
Dine at As You Are
Bar/restaurant As You Are at Ace Hotel Brooklyn is partnering with Chef Camille Becerra to create a menu dedicated to the color red, with each dish using naturally red ingredients. The pre-fixe menu includes a Love Tonic aperitif, oysters, lasagna bechamel, and more. Explore the menu and make a reservation.
Get custom-made cookies at Lucy’s Confections
Make your own cookie with custom images and designs! Lucy’s Confections, which operates out of Nimbus’s Downtown Brooklyn location, offers shortbread cookies, custom edible photos, puzzle cookies, and DIY cookie kits as part of their Valentine’s Day gifts promo. Browse through options.
Watch a romantic flick at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn
Starting February 13, Alamo Drafthouse is showing romance movies as part of their “xoxo, Alamo” campaign. Watch titles perfect for the occasion, such as Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, and Phantom of the Opera, along with a limited-time menu made to share. More info.
Get yourself or a loved one something from the New York Transit Museum Store
The NY Transit Museum is offering a curated selection a Valentine’s Day-themed gifts and tokens (no pun intended) of appreciation. Get your loved one this heart-shaped coin purse, or this white “Your are #1” mug. Check out the full store here.
Meet fellow book lovers at this literary speed dating event
On Friday, February 9, The Center for Fiction will host “Booking for Love,” the perfect opportunity to get to know someone who loves books as much as you do. Bring a book you can’t wait to talk about, enjoy happy hour specials from the Café & Bar, and arrive ready for literary romance. Sign up.
Or make a new friend at Ace Hotel’s speed-friending night
The night after Valentine’s Day, joined Mixed Feelings for their inaugural speed-friending event at Ace Hotel Brooklyn. You’ll have rotating “friend dates” with all types of conversation topics, from the casual to the deep. Get tickets.
These handmade heart-shaped glassware pieces from URBANGLASS are sure to dazzle
Give the gift of these mended heart sculptures made of suspended shards of color in molten glass, or this flameworked heart-shaped necklace pendant — the perfect gesture of gratitude for Valentine’s Day. (Save 14% when you order online until Valentine’s Day.) On February 10, UrbanGlass will also be hosting a Valentine-themed pop-up Bead Project Market, featuring handmade jewelry crafted by the alumni at UrbanGlass’ scholarship program, as well as 30-minute one-on-one beadmaking lessons.
have a romantic creole dinner at nimbus kitchen
Join renowned chef Deborah L. Jean at Nimbus Kitchen on Valentine’s Day for an exquisite experience featuring a specially-crafted Haitian French tasting menu. Enjoy five delectable courses, fine wines, custom chocolate-covered strawberries, and a beautifully curated flower box. Book your reservation.
Junior’s heart-shaped cakes are on sale now!
Junior’s Cheesecake’s seasonal offerings for the month of February are now available. Order now to get their mini ganache cheese hearts, red velvet cheesecake, or their popular white chocolate strawberry cheesecake heart. See more.
Whether you’re seeking love, friendship, or just an unforgettable time, the diverse array of activities and gifts available in the neighborhood will ensure that this February 14th is a day to remember. How ever you’re celebrating in the neighborhood, share it online with the hashtag #DowntownBrooklyn!