Sweet Stuff: Our Valentine's Day Guide


Gift Ideas, Makeup Applications and More To Get You V-Day Ready in USQ

Union Square's sweetest spots are ready to help you plan your Valentine's Day in a snap. We've gathered up some of our favorite treats, date nights, events, and even marriage ideas to get you V-Day ready right here in Union Square.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Dylan's Candy Bar

Head to Dylan's Candy Bar (33 Union Square West) to find your cupid's favorite sweets. Choose from hundreds of gummies, hard candies and chocolates, or pick up a pre-packed assortment selected by the experts.

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Chocolate Must-Haves: City Bakery and Breads Bakery

Cuddle up at City Bakery (3 West 18th Street) for a special V-Day #datenight and share a massive cup of hot chocolate during their Hot Chocolate festival - proven to be worth it because they're celebrating 25 years of delectable, scrumptious chocolate!

Whether you're dining in or out, plan to pick up dessert at Breads Bakery (18 E 16th Street). Their Nutella babka promises layers upon layers flaky deliciousness that you can pull apart with your hands and enjoy together. Watch below to see exactly what you're in for!

Proposal Ideas: Get Down on One Knee at LinkNYC

The Links that have been popping up over the city (offering free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions) are hoping to help New Yorkers pop the question on Valentine's Day. Email hello@link.nyc to coordinate the location, time and creative imagery that you want to pop up on your local Link as you pop the question.

Meet Your (Makeup) Match: Beauty Bar Lessons at NYX Cosmetics

If you're looking to take your look to the next level, set a date with the professionals at NYX Professional Makeup (41 Union Square West). Let a professional guide you on brow defining, foundation color-matching, contouring, eye shadow shading, and every variation of eyeliner application you could imagine. Book an appointment ($30 minimum purchase required) or watch tutorials anytime on iPads in store.

Swipe Right: Blind Date with a Book at Barnes & Noble

If you were hoping to curl up with a good read on your couch this V-Day, make it a true date with a "Blind Date with a Book" from Barnes & Noble (33 E 17th Street). With a full display of options you'll be sure to find your type (all puns intended).

β€ͺIt's never too late to make a #BlindDateWithABook! Find your perfect match today! #BNBuzz‬

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Dinner for Two: Swanky Spots for #USQEats

With 13 days to go, reservations are still available for a special dinner for two. Try cocktails and oysters at Blue Water Grill's underground bar, Metropolis (31 Union Square West); discover fine french dining with Zagat rated (#8) Tocqueville (1 E 15th Street); enjoy specialty Italian wines with Tarallucci e Vino's extensive list (15 E 18th St); or stop by the W New York - Union Square's Irvington for a Mediterranean cuisine inspired by ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket.


Spend Your V-Day with Us: #USQSweatFest

No plans? No problem. Join us for a Union Square Sweat Fest run with your beau, friends or fly solo! Paragon Sports (867 Broadway) leads a special #USQSweatFest edition of their weekly Paragon Run Club at 6:30 PM. Visit unionsquaresweatfest.nyc for details (schedule is live starting Feb. 2nd at noon).