With the long weekend ahead of us, find something interesting to do in the area! If you’re looking to stray from Valentine’s Day events, we’ve got you covered.
Forged in Fabric
February 13 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Gallery at Saint Peter’s University, 47 Glenwood Ave
Stop by Saint Peter’s University for the the opening of ”Forged in Fabric” featuring work by Christine Barney, Mollie Thonneson and Anne Trauben.
Jersey City Slam: Open Mic and Poetry Slam
February 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Snapdragon Coffee & Social, 190 Monticello Ave
Every second Thursday of the month, stop by Snapdragon for the Jersey City Slam open mic and poetry slam.
Opening Reception of Circle the Square
February 13 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Deep Space Gallery, 77 Cornelison Ave
Join Deep Space Gallery for the opening reception of Circle the Square featuring new works by George Goodridge, Debra Lynn Manville, Orlando Reyes, and Kati Vilim. They’ll be in attendance for the night!
Galentine’s Self Care Night
February 13 @ 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Asana Soul Practice, 411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Asana Soul Practice in Hoboken. They’ll have chocolates, cookies, and a restorative yoga session throughout the night. It’s $35 for members, $45 for non-members.
February 14 @ 3:00 PM
Corkscrew Bar & Grill, 61 Congress St
Enjoy drink specials all night at Corkscrew’s Anti-Valentine’s Day event.
Opening Reception for RED Exhibition
February 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Novado Gallery, 110 Morgan St
Featuring the work of 35 artists, the RED exhibition is opening at Novado Gallery on February 14 and will be open for viewing until March 21.
Midnight Market Foodie Festival
February 14 @ 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson St
Stop by this foodie fest for bites from local vendors, drinks, music, games, and more all night long! There’ll be bar specials and bites available for purchase from 15+ vendors. It’s cash only and 21+.
Lip Sync Battle
February 14 @ 9:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Dr
Have some fun and participate in the Lip Sync Battle at Zeppelin Hall! There’s a $500 first prize for best performance of a heartbreaking song along with free hors d’ourves.
February 15 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave
ManaFest is an open mic showcase for local artists, from poets to bands, to vendors. Tickets are $10 for the general public, free for Mana residents.
February 15 @ 10:00 PM
Left Bank Burger Bar, 194 Newark Ave
Drag Queen Bingo
February 16 @ 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Gringo’s Tacos, 12 Coles St
Celebrate the 3-day weekend with Drag Queen Bingo hosted by James Ventola. There’ll be fun prizes and specials available for the day!
An Evening with Forget the Whale
February 16 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Brightside Tavern, 141 Bright St
Enjoy dinner and drinks with live music by Forget the Whale at Brightside! There’s a $5 cover to support the band.
New York City
Harlem Fine Arts Show
February 13 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr
The Harlem Fine Arts is a 4-day celebration of arts and fashion and is the largest traveling African Diaspora Art Show in the country. The opening night is on February 13 and tickets are $50 for the first night. You can buy tickets for the weekend online.
Opening Reception for New Exhibitions
February 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th St
Carter Burden Gallery has three exhibitions opening this week – Metamorphosis , Visions and Voices, and On the Wall. Join them for the opening reception!
Ice Cream Mixology 101: Cocktail making class
February 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tipsy Scoop, 270 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
Healing Arts in Puerto Rico: A Bushwick Fundraiser
February 14 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Mayday Space, 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn
Enjoy a series of performances by the Creative Arts Therapy students from Pratt Institute to raise awareness and funds for those effected by the earthquakes in Yauco, Guánica, and Ponce, Puerto Rico. You can get your tickets online.
Love Cabaret and Open Mic
February 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
ETG Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, Staten Island
Stop by the Everything Goes book cafe in Staten Island for their Cabaret/Open Mic with MC Nadette Stasa.
ZeroSpace Pres: Jonas Rathsman
February 15 @ 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM
ZeroSpace, 136 W 33rd St
Enjoy live art installations and music by Jonas Rathsman, Experimen.tal, and Catori for the ZeroSpace music series.
Dizzyland: Lovers Edition
February 15 @ 11:30 PM – 3:30 AM
The Sultan Room, 234 Starr St
Celebrate the Year of the Metal Mouse
February 16 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St
Bring the family to this free event to celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with arts & crafts activities. There’s free admission for children and accompanying adults.