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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.