Planning to take your sweetie on a Valentine’s date? You're in luck: Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday in 2016, and several Long Island spots have stepped up with special affairs -- parties that work for singles looking to mingle, long-time marrieds or those just hoping for a fun night on the town.
A Special Valentine’s Day Comedy Show Starring Jim Breuer at The Paramount(Credit: AP )
The Paramount (370 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-673-7300) is hosting a comedy show starring Long Island's own Jim Breuer ("Saturday Night Live," "Half Baked") on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$100 each, but couples can purchase two-seat tables that come with chocolates and champagne. Visit paramountny.com for ticket purchase.
Valentine's Laugh Dine Dance(Credit: Brittany Wait)
If you want it all -- comedy, dining and dancing -- head to Suffolk Theater (118 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-727-4343) at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 for "Valentine's Laugh Dine Dance." Have dinner, watch the stand-up of George Rini, Talia Reese and Gary Vider, then dance to DJ music. Tickets are $35, suffolktheater.com.
The Beach Boys at NYCB Theatre(Credit: SocietyAllure.com / Rob Rich)
Pretend it's summer and jump in the sand with the Beach Boys in concert at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, 516-334-0800) at 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50, thetheatreatwestbury.com.
Valentine's Night Cabaret at Sands Point Preserve(Credit: Joan Marcus)
Actors (including Jefferson Mays; pictured, center) formerly from the award-winning Broadway play "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," will star in a cabaret performance to be held at the Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve (127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, 516-304-5076) on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $125 and include cocktails, dinner, the show and dessert with the actors -- or pay $250 to score an added VIP cocktail reception and Q&A with the performers that starts at 6 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at thesandspointpreserve.com.
The Annual Louder Than Love Valentine’s Concert at NYCB Theatre(Credit: Taylor Dayne PR)
Stars of freestyle and classic dance music return to the NYCB Theatre (960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, 516-334-0800) for a third year to celebrate Valentine's Day on Long Island. Set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., the 2016 edition will feature acts like TKA ("Louder Than Love," "Maria"), Cece Peniston ("Finally," "We Got a Love Thang," "Keep on Walkin'), Taylor Dayne (pictured; "Tell It to My Heart") and Robin S. ("Show Me," "Love for Love"). Tickets are $50-$70, and available online at venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com
Valentine's Day Red Ball and Brunch at the Coral House(Credit: Coral House)
Enjoy a sit-down dinner, open bar and a performance from The Mystic during The Red Ball at the Coral House (70 Milburn Ave., Baldwin, 516-223-6500) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 ($149 per couple). On Sunday, Feb. 14, bring the kids to a family brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $49.95 adults and $21.95 ages 12 and under. Visit coralhouse.com.
Anti-Valentine's Day Singles Bar Crawl(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
If you'd rather skip on a romantic dinner this year, the Patchogue Restaurant Committee is hosting this Feb. 14 pub crawl that will canvas the Patchogue bar sprawl, starting on Main Street at Fulton's Gate (124 E Main St.), then shift to Bella Vino on South Ocean Avenue (23 Ocean Ave.), with a return to Main at the Village Idiot Pub (8 E Main St.), Public House 49 (49 E. Main St.), That Meetball Place (54 W. Main St.) and The Tap Room (114 W. Main St.).
The evening starts at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co. (41 E. Main St.) at 6 p.m., with all participants scoring a T-shirt and discount on Blue Point Brewery beer at each crawl stop. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 upon arrival; visit patchogue.com. Call 631-207-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. All proceeds from the event have been announced to benefit food pantries in Patchogue.
Be My Valentine Dinner Dance at East Wind(Credit: East Wind Long Island)
East Wind Long Island (5720 Rte. 25A, Wading River, 631-929-6585) is serving up a four-course, $74.95 per guest dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. Attendees can also enjoy an open bar and dance beats by Long Island Sound Entertainment. Overnight accommodations are also available, reservation required; visit eastwindlongisland.com for purchase and details.
Line Dancing Is for Lovers at The Emporium(Credit: Randee Daddona)
Whether married, dating or looking for love, fans of the Southern sound can boogie down at The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue; 631-627-8787) on Friday, Feb. 12. Starting at 7 p.m., guests can join in line-dancing -- with free instruction provided by Blendz Girlz -- and enjoy boot-scoot beats by DJ Deuce and live music by country bands Yankee Rebel and Whiskey Road. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door; visit ticketfly.com for purchase.
Chocovino - A Valentine’s Celebration at Long Island Aquarium(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Marine life will take a back seat to your love life on Saturday, Feb. 13 as the Long Island Aquarium (431 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9200, ext. 426) will host a chocolate and wine pairing as part of a five-course dinner starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $190 per couple and available online at longislandaquarium.com.
‘Beatles Love Songs’ at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts(Credit: The Cast of Beatlemania )
If the love songs created by the Fab Four inspire you and your mate, you might consider a visit to the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown, 631-724-3700) as The Cast of Beatlemania performs romantic tunes devised by The Beatles on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at smithtownpac.org.
Theo Classics: Love Edition(Credit: The Emporium)
Take in the full DJ Theo dance experience when he spins a love-themed set at The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, 631-627-8787) at 10 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are $20, theemporiumny.com, 21 and older.
Valentine’s Day Party at Glen Cove Mansion Hotel(Credit: Handout)
With seating at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel (200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, 516-674-2955) is hosting four-course dinners on Saturday, Feb. 13 for $89. In addition, guests can dance in the venue's Embassy Room to live music. For reservations and added information, head to glencovemansion.com.
Valentine Masquerade at The Crooked Rail(Credit: Jackie Guma Photography)
Bands Aqua Cherry (pictured), Sweet Tooth and IRIEspect will perform live at this costume ball taking place at The Crooked Rail (61 Larkfield Rd., East Northport, 631-239-6082) on Friday, Feb. 12 starting at 8 p.m. Also featuring sexy house beats by DJ MinusZero. Guests can also play LED-powered bar games and dance under a light show by Fine Quality Events. Prizes will be given for best-dressed; admission is $10 before 9 p.m., $15 after.
'Les Liaisions Dangereuses' broadcast at Guild Hall(Credit: TNS / Johan Persson)
Watch a National Theatre Live broadcast of "Les Liaisions Dangereuses" straight from London starring Dominic West ("The Affair," "The Wire") at Guild Hall (158 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-0806), 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are $18; visit guildhall.org.
Valentine's Dinner Dance at Lombardi's on the Bay(Credit: Michael E. Ach)
Move across the floor at Lombardi's on the Bay (600 South Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 631-654-8970) at the Valentine's Day Dinner Dance on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a DJ, open bar and a four-course Italian meal. Tickets are $75, lombardisonthebay.com.
Sinatra Love Songs: A Big Band Valentine(Credit: Handout)
The Suffolk Theater (118 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-727-4343) is bringing in the 18-piece New Millennium Big Band to play jazz standards -- including songs by Frank Sinatra -- in a night of dining, cabaret and dancing. Slated for Friday, Feb. 12, both an a la carte and prix-fixe menu will be available through the night for an additional charge; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$39; go to suffolktheater.com for purchase and further details.
Valentine’s Day at the Three Village Inn(Credit: Joel Cairo)
Both Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn (150 Main St., Stony Brook; 631-751-0555) are serving a three-course, $75 Valentine's Day dinner built around such main entrees as roasted monkfish, organic chicken roulade, beef filet and Provencal ragout. Seatings available Feb. 12-14; for reservations and more information, visit lessings.com.
Swift Kick and Vixen concert(Credit: Getty Images / Jason Davis)
Inn at Great Neck(Credit: Inn at Great Neck)
The Inn at Great Neck (30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck; 516-773-2000) is offering packages for the 2016 Valentine's Day Weekend (Feb.12-14), starting with a deal that includes a room with a deluxe king or double bed, bottle of champagne and breakfast buffet at the hotel's Brasserie Americana (starts at $249). Then again, interested couples can go for a deal that also includes a prix-fixe dinner (starting at $399). Packages available Feb. 12-14; visit innatgreatneck.com for more details.
Cupid’s Ball: Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at the Meadow Club(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Couples looking for dining and dancing can come to the Meadow Club (1147 Rte. 112, Port Jefferson Station, 631-928-3800) on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. for a five-course dinner with either chicken roulade or prime rib as the main entree. Guests will receive a champagne toast and a chance to dance to beats laid down by Perfect Parties DJ Entertainment. Price $125 per couple. For info and reservations call 631-928-3800.
Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball at Woodbury Country Club(Credit: Jason Andrew)
The Woodbury Country Club (884 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-692-6200) is known for throwing successful holiday parties with club-style energy, and its latest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. For $50 per person, attendees can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner and masquerade dance party powered by a DJ mixing live. Complimentary champagne served all night; check out woodburycc.com for more information.
Sound on Sound Concert Series at Martha Clara Vineyards(Credit: Matt Marshak)
Taste wine while listening to jazz guitarist Matt Marshak at Martha Clara Vineyards (6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-298-0075) at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 as part of its Sound on Sound Concert Series. Tickets are $27.50, marthaclaravineyards.com.