Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day Weekend

Haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day, just found a date, staying home or flying solo? Check out what is happening in your area this Valentine’s Day. Check out these fun filled events where you can Eat, Drink and be bitter.



Cy Designs String Me Along Art

Cy Designs String Me Along Art

Love is in the Air Date Night Paint Party  – 6-9 p.m., The Stief, 618 Varick St., Utica. They will have 2 canvas’ for each couple, so the two separate canvas paintings will make one complete picture! You will get a glass of wine, snacks, and have a blast painting and making a valentine memory you will never forget! $80 per couple.
Love Signs Art Party – 6-9 p.m., Ancora!, 261 Genesee St., Utica. $40 per person includes all art materials for your sign, and your first drink! Full menu will also be available to order from! To reserve a seat please message Cy Designs String Me Along Art or email Stringmealongart@Gmail.Com
Valentine’s Day Ladies Night Out – 6 p.m., Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., Whitesboro. Admission is only $10 PRESALE ($15 at the door) included is light appetizers and automatic entry into a door prize raffle of a “Perfect Valentine’s” gift basket valued at over $100!




Mohawk Valley Winery

Mohawk Valley Winery

Wine & Chocolate Weekend – 2-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14 at Mohawk Valley Winery, 706 Varick St., Utica. Free Admission, Full Menu and Wine List Available PLUS Wine & Chocolate Specials. Entertainment Friday and Saturday, No Door Charge! Free S’MORES bar all weekend. Wine and Chocolate Pairings, Rose Flights, Live Entertainment, Chocolate Creations by: Bite Bakery.
Valentine’s Day Bash – 9 p.m., Gordon’s Tap Room, 413 Burnet St., Utica. Champagne tost at midnight for all! Bring your date on a night out to the new Friday hot spot in Utica! DJs Derrick J and Kelby will be your musical entertainment for the night, so make SURE you are ready to dance!





masquerade-mask-banner-3Cupid’s Masquerade – 7-11 p.m., Sky Armory, Corner of Clinton and Walton streets, Syracuse. Whether you find love or just have a fun night out with friends, we’ll have a menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, open bar, DJ and dancing, photo booth, and tarot card readings. Cost: $75.
Love Rocks! Kids Valentine’s Day Paint Party – 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., BB Designs, 17 New Hartford Shopping Center, New Hartford. There will be painting and Rocking to music and celebrating! Hearts, sparkle, paint, and fun! There will be 3 sessions available 10:30, 1, 3:00 pm. There are 12 spots in each class available $21 per child.
S’more to LoveValentine’s Brunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., F.X. Matt Brewing, 830 Varick St., Utica. Chicken and waffles brunch at the Brewery. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 day of, RSVP required. Ticket includes chicken and waffles, two S’more Porters, and a considerable amount of Utica Club. (Other Saranac beers available for purchase at cash bar.) To RSVP and/or purchase tickets, visit the Brewery Shop, or call us at 315-624-2490.
Romance Weekend – Noon to 8 p.m., Villa Verona Vineyard, 4914 State Route 365, Verona. Saturday February 13th Enjoy a free chocolate fountain, free food samples, a free carnation for women & live music by Phil Arcuri at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Wine & Dine! Order tickets here!
Winter Oasis – Valentine’s Chill – 7 p.m., The Vault, 451 S. Warren St., Syracuse. Interactive Art, Music, and Dance event.
Valentine’s Candlelight Event – 5-7 p.m., Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 Route 13, Pulaski. Hike, ski, or snowshoe the gradual half mile candlelit trail. Afterwards enjoy a warm fire and refreshments at the enclosed shelter. Snowshoes available for rent on a limited basis. Event free to the public. If anyone wishes to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry they will receive a free fleece hat. For more information call the park office at 315-298-5737
Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner – 6-8 p.m., Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown. Dinner is $100/couple. Please add an additional $10/guest for the suggested beer pairings. This includes taxes but not gratuity. We will gladly accommodate vegetarians and food allergies but please notify us at the time of reservation. Reservations will be held with a $25 deposit that will be deducted from the final bill. Two seatings are available: 6 and 8 p.m. Reservations must be made by calling Joe or Alexa at the cafe: 607-544-1800, ext. 828 or 847.
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Prohibition Party – 7 p.m., Van Auken’s Inne, 108 Forge St., Old Forge. Saturday Feb. 13, DrewsKeys, Alisha Kay Carstens, Paul Case, Beth and Fritz. Also from 7-11 p.m. free wine and chocolate pairing and tastings while you enjoy our Valentine’s Day entertainment.
10th Annual Dance the Night Away – 6:30 p.m., Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., Whitesboro. They will have 10 new dancers and 8 reunion dancers. Paul Sacco and Rev. Carol Jubenville are just two of the reunion dancers. Rocco Arcuri and Spencer Davidson are new dancers this year among others. Visit our website to purchase tickets or call The Good News Center at 315.735.6210.
Valentine’s Dance – 7-10 p.m., Ilion Moose Lodge, 302 Barringer Road, Ilion. Featuring Rhythm & Shoes Band. $5.
Valentine’s Rock – 8 p.m., 12 North Sports Bar, 10125 Mulaney Road, Marcy. Bands: Wall Paper Circus, The Taryn Jessen Band & Casanova Frankenstein & The Voodoo Machine.$5
Beats in the Sheets – 8 p.m., The Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse. Music: Pepper City Horns, Donna Colton, Ashley Cox, Castle Creek, Liz Friedel, Melissa Gardiner, Marcia Hagan’s Soul Choir, Michael John Heagerty, Maureen Henesey, Joanna Nix Jewett, Lisa Lee, Jamie Notarthomas, Edgar Pagan (Grupo Pagan), Jose Varona, Jason Vaughn & Ryan Vendetiti. Tickets: Advanced Tickets: $20/Day of Tickets: $25.
Valentine Love-Fest with The Bomb – 9 p.m., Monirae’s Casual Dining & Entertainment, 688 County Route 10, Pennellville
Love Yourself Valentine’s Party – 10 p.m., Shots, 700 Varick St., Utica. Dan Merrick & Zach Santino.
Valentine’s Eve – Let’s Love – 10 p.m., The Dev, 41 Devereux St., Utica. Hosted by Mr Thomas D

Magic-Top-HatValentine’s Brunch – 10 a.m., Sky Armory, Corner of Clinton and Walton streets, Syracuse. Featuring a family-friendly brunch buffet with drink specials on mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys.
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Comedy – 4 p.m., Monirae’s Casual Dining & Entertainment, 688 County Route 10, Pennellville. Dinner Buffet 6 p.m.; Show 8 p.m. Comedy Host – Danny Liberto, 1st Comic – Travis Blunt, Headliner – Blane Kelley. Reservations: 315-668-1248
Valentine’s Day Dinner – 5 p.m., Colgate Inn, 1 Payne St., Hamilton. Call 315-824-2300 for reservations.
Magical Valentine’s Night with Magician Jim Lutz – 6-8 p.m., BBGs – Beers Bites & Games, 4951 Commercial Drive, Yorkville







DINNERLooking for a place to enjoy a romantic dinner? Make your reservations now.

Bella Regina, 239 Genesee St., Utica. 315-732-2426
BBGs – Beers Bites & Games, 4951 Commercial Drive, Yorkville. 315-765-9111
Symeon’s Greek Restaurant, 4941 Commercial Drive, Yorkville. 315-736-4074
Piggy Pat’s BBQ, 3955 Edgebrook Place, New Hartford. 315-737-4449
The Savoy, 255 E. Dominick St., Rome. 315-339-3166
Jamo’s Restaurant and Bar, 123 Mohawk St., Herkimer. 315-866-1746
Carmella’s Café, 8530 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. 315-797-3350
The Tailor and the Cook, 94 Genesee St., Utica. 315-624-3663
Teddy’s Restaurant, 851 Black River Blvd. N., Rome. 315-336-7839
Michael’s Fine Food and Spirits, 7672 State Route 20, Waterville. 315-841-3077
Beardslee Castle, 123 Old State Road, Little Falls. 315- 823-3000
Bella Cucina, 4479 Commercial Drive, New Hartford. 315-736-4885
The Lakehouse Restaurant and Lounge, 2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs. 315-858-2058
Pastabilities, 311 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. 315-474-1153
Aqua Vino Restaurant & Banquets, 16 Harbor Lock Road E., Utica 315-732-0116
Copper Moose Ale House, 518 Main St., Little Falls. 315-508-5156
Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road, Rome. 315-533-7710
Michael T’s Restaurant, 8390 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. 315-724-4882
Dominique’s Chesterfield Restaurant, 1713 Bleecker St., Utica. 315-732-9356
69 Steakhouse, 409 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro. 315-736-7869
The Willows of Utica, 900 Culver Ave., Utica. 315-765-0271
The Mohawk Station Bar and Grill, 95 E. Main St., Mohawk. 315-219-5223
Ancora!, 261 Genesee St., Utica. 315-724-4815



Olney’s Flowers

Olney’s Flowers

Just in case you forgot the flowers here is a quick list to check out all your flower needs

Chester’s Flower Shop, 1117 York St., Utica. 315-797-2360
Central Market Florist, 1917 Genesee St. or 315-797-1717
Village Floral, 27 Genesee St. New Hartford. 315-797-7700
Coriale Flowers, 1021 Mohawk St., Utica. 315-797-1717
Olney’s Flowers, 2002 N. James St., Rome. 315339-6000
Kowalski Flowers & Gifts, 226 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro. 315-736-8330
The Clinton Florist, 1 East Park Row, Clinton. 315-853-2731
Flowers For You, 3079 Bridge St., Newport. 315-845-8606
Mohawk Valley Florist & Gift, 60 Colonial Plaza, Ilion. 315-895-7714
Massaro & Son Florist & Greenhouses, 5652 Route 5, Herkimer. 315-866-1454





Bite Bakery and Café

Bite Bakery and Café

Need something sweet to go with dinner? Stop by grab her/him their favorite sweets.

Meyers Chocolates, 86 Meadow St., Clinton. 315-381 3271
Holland Farms, 50 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro. 315-736-6044
The Friendly Bake Shop, 122 E. Main St., Frankfort. 315-894-8861
Franklin Hotel, 301 S. James St., Rome. 315-336-9974
Café CaNole, 1 Campion Road, New Hartford. 315-733-6592
Lizzy Cupcakery, 120 Genesee St., New Hartford. 315-794-6019
Click’s Cakes, Frankfort. 315-360-3239
SugarBabes Gourmet Cupcakes, 46 Genesee St., New Hartford. 315-351-9020
Christine’s Cookie Shoppe, 46 Genesee St., New Hartford. 315-351-9020
Bite Bakery and Café, 53 Franklin Square, Utica. 315-790-5747
Totally Delicious, Waterville. 315-794-9380
Tarik’s Bakery, 6 Bank Place, Utica. 315-570-0063
Wicked Sweets, 12 Erie St., Yorkville. 315-765-0562
Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge, 252 Genesee St., Utica. 315-765-6084
Desserts Beyond the Ordinary, 24 Bank Place, Utica. 315-733-8799


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