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Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

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Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

Hi All

I am going to be in NY to celebrate my 31st birthday on Fri Feb 14th. Can anyone please suggest something fun to do which avoids all the Valentines couples?! I wanted to try watching ice hockey or something but its not on. I've already done top of rock and ESB but anything like that would be good... I can't think of what to do. I dont want to do dinner or a broadway show. Suggestions v welcome. Thank you.

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1. Re: Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

A comedy club? Live music? Are you on your own? Budget? What do you like??

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Me and my friend. Budget is flexible. It could be something free or up to $300.

How much are the helicopter rides for two people?!

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It can be difficult to avoid Valentine's couples, especially when the 14th falls on a Friday or Saturday. Would anything at Lincoln Center appeal to you?Can't guarantee there won't be ANY couples there, but the New York City Ballet is reviving its production of "Coppelia" and it opens that night. There will also be opera -- not sure what it is -- at the Metropolitan Opera House, and most likely something at Avery Fisher Hall (home of the NY Philharmonic).

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Thank you for these suggestions.

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I don't favor helicopter tours (too dangerous imo and too expensive) but here's a link to the website. Prices start at $145/person.

helicoptertournyc.com/our-tours/classic-manh…

You can have a look on

goldstar.com

to see if there are any discounts and you may find some other ideas there. If you're interested in music

ohmyrockness.com

is one site with listings.

timeoutny.com

is another place to check.

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6. Re: Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

Comedy club would be cool(probably my choice)....but most of the comedians would be ragging on the couples in the crowd/Valentine's Day.

As noted above...check out a show? Here are some listings(from my friend's blog):

2/14/14 - Galactic / JJ Grey & Mofro @ Capitol Theater

2/14/14 - Kings of Leon / Gary Clark Jr. @ MSG

2/14/14 - Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall

2/14/14 - Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers / Joe Pug @ Bowery Ballroom <- Heard she’s pretty good...

2/14/14 - Beth Orton @ The Allen Room (2014 American Songbook Series) \

2/14/14 - together Pangea @ Rough Trade NYC

2/14/14 - Emancipator Ensemble / Star Slinger / Odesza / Real Magic @ Glasslands

2/14/14 - Jonathan Wilson @ Music Hall of Williamsburg <- Always good….new album ‘Fanfare’...be sure to also check out ‘Gentle Spirit’

2/14/14 - The Soul Rebels @ Brooklyn Bowl

2/14/14 - Cibo Matto @ Le Poisson Rouge

2/14/14 - Diamond Youth @ Archeron

2/14/14 - Syd Arthur @ Mercury Lounge (Early) ← Read good things about Syd Arthur

2/14/14 - Sarah Neufeld @ The Kitchen

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7. Re: Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

Thank you so much

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8. Re: Fri 14th Feb - fun way to spend my birthday?! Avoiding Valen

What is Coney Island fairground like at night? Fun?

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