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This Valentine’s Day, don’t wait until the end of the night to take your clothes off.

Hundreds of nearly naked Brooklynites will indulge in all the steamy pleasures of a Russian bath house — plus pierogis, Russian fare and an open vodka bar — at Brooklyn Banya’s annual Valentine’s Day bash.

“The banya [party] … is aimed at funky artsy offbeat creative types,” in their 20s and 30s, said Larisa Fuchs, founder of Gemini and Scorpio, a production company that’s been throwing the wet and wild party since 2006.

Elaborate get-ups are optional at this dress-down party — but props are heavily encouraged.

“Funky hats, sunglasses, robes, beach wear … our crowd knows how to dress up even if they’re not wearing much!” said Fuchs.

The sauna-ready Hungry March Band will provide the evening’s raucous soundtrack as revelers indulge in the spa’s various steam rooms; hot, cold, and eucalyptus-infused baths; massages; and, of course, steaming hot pierogis ‘til 2 am.

Committed lovers take note: just because it’s a group event doesn’t mean couples should stay at home.

“It was always important … that the red-flag difference between ‘singles’ and ‘couples’ on this highly charged day wouldn’t even matter,” said Fuchs. “We believe that every party is a singles party [and] any social situation is a potential boost to your dating life.”

Valentine’s Day at the Brooklyn Banya [602 Coney Island Ave. between Beverly Road and Avenue C, (718) 853-1300] Feb. 14, 7 pm. Tickets $35 and up, 21+. For info, visit www.geminiandscorpio.com.

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at erosenberg@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow him at twitter.com/emrosenberg.

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Samantha from Coney Island says:
Along with the perogis I can add one more suggestion for brooklynites to give to their lovers on Valentines Day- a TickleMe Plant! TickleMe Plants, are only plant that is found on line that reacts to affection. Tickle the plant or blow it a kiss and it will close their leaves and lower their branches. You can search TickleMe Plant to see a live plant in action, with its Valentines Pink Flowers and find a greenhouse kit to grow your own. My students love their pet tickleme plants!
Bring some to the Russian Bath House!
Feb. 6, 2012, 7:24 am
Hari from Honda says:
Along with the perogis and plants, I suggest Brooklynites buy their lovers a car for Valentine's Day so they can drive to Russian Bath House. A great Honda Civic can get you there smoothly and in style!
Feb. 6, 2012, 8:01 pm
Bayof from Biscay says:
Mt. Morris and St. Marks: now they were real bath houses. How about some fun on Coney Island Avenue?
Feb. 6, 2012, 11:28 pm

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