Friday, Feb. 12
Brooklyn Music School virtual concert: Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a special live-streamed performance from Brooklyn Music School. The Fort Greene school’s virtual performance will take place from 7-8 pm on Instagram. Free.
Live salsa music at Industry City: Friday nights are best spent with wine and live tunes — and thankfully, Industry City has been keeping that going all winter long thanks to its spacious outdoor seating. Head to Courtyard 3/4 for a free, live salsa performance from Cuarteto Guatac. 5-8 pm.
Saturday, Feb. 13
A romantic walk in the graveyard: Forget the box of chocolates and sappy card! Bring your loved one to Green-Wood Cemetery for Brooklyn’s biggest graveyard’s special Valentine’s Day tour: “Happily Never After.” There, you’ll learn about star-crossed Victorian lovers, Charlotte Canda and Charles Jarrett, Henry Ward Beecher’s scandalous affair with Elizabeth Tilton, the tragic death of Theodore Roosevelt’s wife on Valentine’s Day, and more. Meet at Green-Wood’s Main Entrance Gate by Fifth Avenue and 25th Street at noon. Tour goes ’till 2 pm. $30/$25 for members. No tickets required.
A photo scavenger hunt in Prospect Park: This scavenger hunt in Brooklyn’s Backyard will challenge your eye — and your photography skills! Participants will work to complete a photo scavenger hunt as Urban Park Ranger hiking guides introduce them to some of the greenspace’s hidden gems. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone, wear a face mask or covering and maintain a safe social distance at all times. Meet at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse at 1 pm. Free.
A Dumbo photo-op: From 12-4 pm on Feb. 13, head to the Empire Stores patio in Dumbo to have your photo taken with the neighborhood’s iconic heart sculpture. Photos can be captured on-site with prints to take home via the Self Portrait Project, courtesy of the Dumbo Improvement District. Later that evening, from 5-9 pm, the photos will be projected on the Manhattan Bridge as big as 65-by-40-feet! (Organizers say the best view will be from the Pearl Street Triangle). To sweeten the deal, the first 100 people to have their picture taken will receive a “Dumbo Dollar,” worth $14 and redeemable at a number of area restaurants from Feb. 13-28.
Sunday, Feb. 14
A virtual, Valentine’s Day tour of Newtown Creek: Love infrastructure? What about sewage? Join the city’s Department of Environment Protection and Open House for a virtual Valentine’s Day tour of the city’s largest sewage plant: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility. Grab a date (or go solo!) and take a peek inside the city’s largest sewage treatment plant, where wastewater — collected from storm drains and the toilets and sinks of more than one million New Yorkers — is cleaned each day in a complex system made of stainless steel digester eggs. 4:30-5:30 pm. $5. Tickets here.
Skyline Drive-In: What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with dinner and a move…in your car? Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Sunday’s showings at Skyline include “Beauty and the Beast” (6:15 pm), “Valentine’s Day” (6:15 pm), “A Star is Born” (9:30 pm), and “Pretty Woman” (9:30 pm). Enjoy a movie somewhere other than your couch with a sweet view of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets start at $22. For more information, or to make a reservation, click here.
All Weekend Long
If you’re into it, you can officially indoor dine again! Or, you can splurge a bit on Concord Hill’s brunch at home kit.