Valentine's Day – the holiday that many either love or hate. When you dislike the holiday, there's little that you can do that doesn't involve seeing romance in person or on the TV. If you're in New York City, there are plenty of places to spend your Valentine's Day with people that dislike the holiday as much as you do.
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On Saturday, February 12, 2011, Croton Lounge will host their 14th annual Anti-Valentine's Party. Singles will receive half a playing card at the door and if you find the person with the other half, both of you get a free drink. Women get free chocolates and roses and there are plenty of cheap drinks to go around. This isn't a singles party so keep in mind there will likely be couples there as well.
The Anti-Valentines Ball is Friday, February 11, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free until 9 p.m. but after the price goes up to $25. In addition to a DJ, there will also be a burlesque show. Sneakers and large bags are not allowed but nice jeans are. Webster Hall is three floors so there is plenty of space to find another single that hates Valentine's Day just as much as you.
On Saturday February 12, 2011, the singles Anti-Valentines Day party at Amnesia starts at 7:30 pm. There will be discounted drinks, prizes and an hour of free Hors d'oeuvres. Admission is $20 per person in advance and $30 at the door. There are no jeans, t-shirts or sneakers allowed – it is only business casual. Hundreds of singles are expected to attend so even if you go in hating Valentine's Day, you may leave not hating it so much after all.
If you'd rather not deal with large crowds, gather a group of your friends and have an Anti-Valentines Day party of your own at someone's home. Grab a lot of chocolate, some good food and a few bottles of wine and enjoy the party with people that mean the most to you.