Show your love this Valentine’s Day by taking someone special to any of these events around New Jersey.
Feb 2: Plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean in Manasquan to help raise money to help those fighting ALS. Participants must raise a minimum of $100. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual who raise the most money and additional awards will be given based on the creativity of costumes and t-shirts. Check the website for registration information. Spectators are welcome.
Main Beach, Manasquan
Feb 8: We love historic downtown Bordentown. On this tempting tour, you can explore all the downtown area has to offer, and have a special passport stamped at specified destinations to receive chocolates and earn the chance to win prizes. There’s a $5 fee to participate.
Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown
Feb 9: For everyone still strapped for Valentine’s Day gift ideas, the Asbury Park Valentine’s Bazaar may provide a solution. More than 20 vendors are expected at the event, selling holiday favorites like candy and handcrafted jewelry. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Little Detour Photo Booth and Lounge to take commemorative photos with their loved ones. The bazaar is pet friendly and free to the public.
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
Feb 9: Sign up for the Cupid’s Chase 5K to show your love for individuals with disabilities. All money raised will help provide the disabled community with assistance and opportunities for employment and housing. Chasers have the option of registering as a team captain, team member or individual. The fee for individual registration is $30. Cupid’s Chase welcomes those with strollers and wheelchairs. Even people who are unable to attend can donate to the cause. The 5K will take place in nine locations around New Jersey.
See website for registration and race times.
Feb 9-10: Travel back to the 17th century in this family-friendly event at Lambert Castle Museum. You will learn the history and traditions behind Valentine’s Day, as well as craft your own Victorian-style valentine.
1- 4 pm
Lambert Castle Museum, 3 Valley Road, Paterson
Feb 10: What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than welcoming a new love into your life? All Styling Studio, a hair salon in Denville, will host a pet adoption day in hopes a four-legged critter will steal your heart. NorthStar Pet Rescue will host the event, which will feature up to six adoptable dogs, according to salon owner Nicole Ribeiro.
All Styling Studio, 32 Broadway, Denville
Feb 10: In a performance titled “The Love Triangle,” follow along as a crime and its aftermath unfold before your eyes. You and someone special will be treated to a formal wine tasting in addition to your pick of entrees, from chicken marsala to vegetable lasagna with Caesar salad. Dessert and a tour of the wine cellar will follow. Attendance is $50 per person, including tax and service fees.
Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Road 519, Belvidere
Feb 14: Celebrate a day dedicated to love with Chilean-born singer-songwriter Myriam Hernández, best known for her ballads, such as “El hombre que yo amo” and “Ese hombre.” See for yourself as Hernández shares her songs of love and pain . Tickets start at $55.
Ritz Theatre, 1148 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth
Feb 14: Based on a book of the same name by John Gray, this show packs 90 minutes with relatable vignettes, covering subjects from dating to marriage. Having once been a man who did not believe men and women could be so opposite, watch as the show’s lead shares his own viewpoint, the funny side of love and relationships. Use the promotional code MARS for 50 percent off the listed ticket price.
Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Thru March 16: The resort offers a number of activities geared toward romance and relaxation. Throughout February, horse-drawn carriage rides will run on Saturday nights. Visitors looking to indulge their sweet tooth can go to the Sugar Shack on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Couples who book now through March 16 can take advantage of the Winter’s Great Escape package for a discount of up to 35 percent off a three-night stay at either the Minerals Hotel or the Grand Cascades Lodge.
Crystal Springs Resort, Sussex County
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