Hunterdon County is feeling the love! Here are our picks for fun things to do this Valentine’s Day Weekend. Visit our Event Calendar for even more upcoming events.
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Blind Date with a Book
When: Now through February 14
Where: Tewksbury Library, 31 Old Turnpike Road, Oldwick
From Feb. 1 to Feb. 14th the library is hosting Blind Date with a Book. Patrons (including kids) can select a wrapped book, identified only by the first sentences of the book. Take home the book and be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Tewksbury Inn. For kids ages 2-4, take part in the weekly story time on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
Family Date Night at Flemington Chick-fil-A
When: Friday, February 14 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
Where: Chick-fil-A, 287 Routes 202/31, Flemington
No need to hire a babysitter for the night, come to Chick-fil-A for dinner. Spread the love over delicious food.
Roxey Ballet’s “Carmen”
When: Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, February 16 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville
This electrifying one-act ballet is choreographed by company founder Mark Roxey. A contemporary ballet, stylized in abstract decor, “Carmen” is a sensually vivid and passionate story of lust and treachery based on the fabled temptress of Seville. The story follows the downward spiral of “Carmen” based Prosper Merimee’s novel. The ballet has captured the attention of audiences throughout the world since French Dance Master Roland Petit first presented sizzling tale of seduction and betrayal at Prince’s Theatre in London in 1949.
The evening also includes a special performance of “Frida Kahlo” by guest choreographer Giovanni Ravelo and a flamenco performance by The Mill Ballet School’s trainees.
All performance times and tickets through Roxey Ballet’s website.
Classic Pairings: A Valentine’s Day Social at Beneduce Vineyards
When: Friday, February 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown
Bert and Ernie. Jay-Z and Beyonce. Scarlett and Rhett. Blaufränkisch and bratwurst?! Dress as your spirit couple and attend this night dedicated to a little bit of costumery and a lot of romance. Wines by the glass will be paired with small bites for $15 each. There will be music and prizes. This event is $10 per person. Get tickets here.
Couples/Singles Paint Night at The Paint Party Studio
When: Friday, February 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 48 Main Street, Flemington
Make some art this Valentine’s Day! This painting can be done as a single, or put a pair together to create one big image. BYOB. $35 per person. Sign up here.
Valentine’s Day Dance Party
When: Friday, February 14, doors open at 7 p.m. and DJ & dancing starts at 8 p.m.
Where: One 11 Bar and Lounge in the Holiday Inn Clinton, 111 W. Main Street, Clinton
Dance the night away with food and drink specials and DJ Ray playing tunes from the 70s to present day.
Valentine’s Dog Walk
When: Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Spruce Run Recreation Area, 68 Van Syckels Road, Clinton
What goes better with kids than a dog? Sponsored by Keep it Real Dog Training, join this walk on Saturday morning and show your dog (and kids)some love. The 2.5-mile walk aims to teach dogs to be calm in the presence of other dogs and people. Wear proper footwear and have your dog on a 6-foot leash. Heavy rain will cancel this event. Register at this link.
South County Library’s Maker’s Club
When: Saturday, February 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: South County Library Branch, 1108 Old York Road, Ringoes
Creativity and love seem to go hand-in-hand. Spend some quality time with your kids making seed bombs, virtual reality games, beading, weaving, 3D printing, Origami, Raspberry Pi computer games, crafting, robotics, you name it, you can make it at maker’s day.
Vino Party for the Valentines
When: Saturday, February 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Old York Cellars Winery, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes
Enjoy an afternoon on the fully covered and heated deck with Valentine’s Day specials and live music.
A Valentine for the Future
When: Saturday, February 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: ArtYard, 62A Trenton Ave., Frenchtown
If you have a burgeoning poet in your family, check out ArtYard’spoetry event, featuring humanoid robot BINA48, Bruce Duncan of the Terasem Movement Foundation, and poet Sasha Stiles, who as BINA48’s poetry mentor is engaged in developing the literary mindfile of one of the world’s most advanced social robots. They’ll host a poetry reading and conversation about creativity and cognition, what machine learning can teach humans, and the origin story of BINA48, who Stiles proposes is a 21st-century love poem.
Seldon Told Stories: Black History & the Delaware River
When: Sunday, February 16 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 25 S. Union Street, Lambertville
In honor of Black History Month, ACME Screening Room will present short films and discussion with two founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, and Linda Mead, CEO of the D&R Greenway Land Trust. African Americans have a rich history in central New Jersey, although these stories have rarely been told.
Learn how the region’s natural landscape played a role in creating history – from the Delaware River as a roadway for slaves who became freed men to the African Americans who played a crucial role in the Revolutionary Crossing of the Delaware River.