Valentine’s Day Guide

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Forgot to finalize your plans? Never fear: This goof-proof Valentine’s Day guide is sure to make any sweetheart swoon

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Forgot to finalize your plans? Never fear: This goof-proof Valentine’s Day guide is sure to make any sweetheart swoon.

Where to eat:

All weekend long, Bistro-to-Go in Kingston has Valentine’s Day specials including lobster and filet mignon. On Friday and Saturday, the store hosts a chocolate tasting — sure to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth.

Beginning Monday at 5 p.m., New Paltz’s Village Tearoom offers a special three-course, prix-fixe menu — along with their customary delights.

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For lovers only: Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie has a four-course prix-fixe menu with 10 entrée choices (along with a spectacular view of the Hudson).

chocolate-covered swedish fishConsult our Accidental Foodie to find these delish fish

Think chocolate! (Make that hand-made, local chocolate). Our Accidental Foodie dishes on the best goodies to give to your significant other come February 14.

The Bar at The Rhinecliff presents A Wedding in Transylvania, an interactive dinner/murder mystery show. Enjoy a full dinner while “attending” a family wedding; other guests include a mysterious count and a man named Jekyll — or is it Hyde? » Find more events like these in our Hot Ticket e-newsletter

movie dateFrom cuddling in front of the big screen to doing a little dancing, we’ve got ideas for your next great date

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Photograph by Chris Ware

What to buy:

Over the weekend, Nick Zungoli — a photographer who specializes in snapping pictures of the Valley landscape — donates 25 percent of all sales in his shop to the Columbia Presbyterian Heart Transplant Program.

Where to go:

Tired of the bar scene? Make Valentine’s Day (or any day) a unique experience: Take your special someone on one of the Valley’s Great Dates.

new york city hotelTwo Big Apple hotels treat you and your honey to luxury living this Valentine’s Day (without the luxury price)

Spend quality time with your honey with our Economical Explorer’s February find: A pair of chic New York City hotels woo lovers this Valentine’s Day with their “Be Central, Be Sensual, Be Sexy” package, including dinner for two, chocolate-covered strawberries, and Champagne.

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What do to:

For the kids: “Lovey-Dovey Valentine,” a program at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, features live doves. Learn all about these romantic flyers and their cousins, the mourning dove. Bring a camera, mom and dad, and take a photo of the kids with the doves against a special Valentine’s Day backdrop. Saturday at 10 & 11:30 a.m.

jane monheitJane Monheit croons your cares away this weekend

On Sunday, catch the Kings Theater Company’s production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change — a comedy that says all the things you wish you could say to your Valentine (but, if you want a gift, maybe you should wait until Tuesday to do it).

Also on the 13th, treat your sweetie to the romantic sounds of Jane Monheit, who returns to The Egg for her annual Valentine’s concert (7:30 p.m.). The chanteuse sings love songs, standards, and swing from her latest recording, Home.

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