Your NYC Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. You either love it or hate it. Whether you are spending the day with a lover or wincing at all things pink with a friend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. We've got the best of the best activities going on in New York City for this romantic holiday. From the best prix fixe menus in town to fun ways to sultry cruises on the Hudson, we've got you covered.

Fall in Love Again at The Sanctuary Hotel: What better way to spend lovers' day than with a romantic getaway at this luxuury boutique hotel? The hotel's Fall in Love Again Package includes romantic dinner for two at Haven Rooftop, rose petals where it matters most (wink), melt in your mouth chocolate truffles, Mile High Tease Intimacy Kit, and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Rates begin at $329 and the package is valid from February 10th- 17th.

Try Something New: Classic Brunch Matinee Shows at Canal Park Playhouse

Canal Park Playhouse has just announced their line-up of shows for their Classic Brunch Matinee series for the 2012-2013 season. Brunch and dinner fare is available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe before and after the shows, with menu items such as smoked chicken sausage frittatas, Belgian waffles, salads, and sliders. Tickets for the shows are $20 and can be purchased here. Check out what's coming up on their agenda below!

Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 30
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 PM & 4 PM
Return engagement! Join Sarazad and her adorable sidekick Aminal as they travel though Storyland and attempt to tame the wild Monster-King.

The Revival of 'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me'

Canal Park Playhouse and The TRUF are going to be presenting the first NY revival of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, written by Frank McGuinness and directed by Justin Lauro. The show, which has not been seen in New York since its Tony Award-nominated Broadway premiere in 1993, explores the bonds between an Englishman, an Irishman, and an American (sounds like the start to a good joke, right?) who are held as political prisoners in Beirut.

Their captors use silence as a weapon and the men's survival depends on their communication with one another and create unbreakable friendships in terrible circumstances. The show stars Patrick Taylor, Timothy Riley and Alex Teachey.

Ditch Your Average Night for Flying Lasers + 3D Juggling

Juggling Master, Mark Nizer, is taking his one man show to NYC. He has won the International Juggling Championships and is now touring the world with his act. His appearances include HBO, MTC, Entertainment Tonight, and more. His show, Expect the Impossible, will be at Canal Park Playhouse for one weekend only.

Using lasers, robots, and extreme 3D juggling, Nizer transforms impossible feats into an awe-inspiring theatrical event. 3D glasses will be available at the theater for the audience to fully enjoy a live 3D performance. Brunch and dinner are available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe before and after the shows.

Get Spooked at The House of Ghostly Haunts

For a limited time only, you can get chills up your spine courtesy of Cardone the Magician and his weekly spook show, the House of Ghostly Haunts. Following the footsteps of classic spook shows of yesteryear, the Canal Park Playhouse kindly revives this chilling entertainment for your enjoyment. The show begins with trailers from classic cult horror films of the 1950's and then Cardone takes the stage for a truly unique magic show.

You must be at least 7 years old to attend, so youngsters beware! Watch Cardone (and his crazy 'stache) as he swallows razor blades, channels the dead, and gets beheaded. He will even teach and show the audience how to escape the elusive straitjacket!