Valentine’s Day Events That Your Wallet Will Love

Valentine’s Day Events That Your Wallet Will Love
Photo courtesy of Baba Cool.
Photo courtesy of Baba Cool.

Valentine’s Day can be an expensive holiday habit to sustain, with the average person planning to spend $133.91 on “candy, cards, gifts, dinner and more” — $18.9 billion nationwide — according to the National Retail Federation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of local (no car needed!), affordable (free or low-cost!) events and activities to celebrate.

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  • 11am
    Need a last minute gift that won’t break the bank? Stop by Pratt Area Community Council’s Estate Jewels Vintage Valentine’s Day Party. Located at their office at 201 DeKalb Avenue, the party will include pieces on sale for up to 50 percent off, plus on-site music, wine, treats and sweets. Bring your significant other to pick out his/her own gift, then get a surprise item, as well. The single folks among us can also shop for ourselves. Proceeds benefit PACC.
  • 4:30-6pm
    Singles, never fear: whether you’re looking for someone or simply looking for someone to sit next to while scarfing down a delicious pastry, Baba Cool has got you covered. The cute and cozy cafe at 64B Lafayette Avenue is hosting a Valentine’s Day Speed Dating event. For $10, you get a pastry, a drink and a 15-minute window to chat with a potential new friend. Email for full details.
  • 5pm
    Let local children and musicians serenade your valentine at the Brooklyn Music School‘s “Songs of Love and Hope” concert at 126 Saint Felix Street. The ticket price is only $5, which leaves plenty left over for dinner and a gift.
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