Love is in the air! Looking for a special way to celebrate your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Whether it's booking a romantic hotel package, attending a special event, or dining out, Albany County has plenty to offer. Scroll on for details!
Valentine Hearts Workshop
Location: Shaker Heritage Society
Date: January 29th
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Shaker Heritage Society is hosting a morning and an afternoon session of a Valentine Hearts Workshop. Local weaver Sandy Salada will teach you how to make three 4”x3” Valentine Hearts woven in red maple strips. Use your creation as a festive decoration for your home or gift it to your Valentine!
Annual St. Valentine Celebration
Location: American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Date: February 10th
Time: 1:00 PM
Visit the American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, the largest Italian American museum on the East Coast, for an Annual St. Valentine Celebration. Learn more about St. Valentine and how the holiday is celebrated. Plus, it is an opportunity to explore the variety of ongoing exhibits on display honoring and telling the Italian immigrant story and their contributions. Reservations by February 8th are required.
Valentine's Day Getaway and Mr. D's Valentine's Day Menu
Location: Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel
Available To Book (for Hotel Package): February 10 to 14
Book a romantic overnight stay for two at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel! Book the Valentine's Day Getaway package, which includes an overnight stay for two, a $50 credit to Mr. D's, and a surprise amenity in your guest room. Mr. D's will be offering a special Valentine's Day Menu from February 11th to 18th. Reservations are required, so make sure to call ahead and book your spot!
Pajamas & Prosecco- A Galentine's Drag Brunch
Location: The Kenmore Ballroom
Date: February 11th
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The first ever Pajamas and Prosecco Galentine's Day Drag Brunch is at the Kenmore Ballroom on Saturday February 11th. Wear your fanciest pajamas, grab your friends and get ready for some fun! There will be brunch buffet stations provided by Nicole’s Catering, galentines day themed cocktails at the bar, and Amanda Blair will be headlining the drag show! Trumastr will be spinning your favorite tunes with a themed photo booth & surprise gift sponsored by Micro Matchmakers & Haute Messes in Dresses.
Albany Amour! Historic Love Stories & Cider Pairings
Location: Nine Pin Cider
Date: February 13th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: $17.85 per ticket includes 4 Flight Tasting
Searching for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Romance fans and history buffs are in for a treat! Discover Albany partnered with Nine Pin Cider for Albany Amour! Discover Albany Community Engagement- Manager Maeve McEneny-Johnson, will share stories of sweet, scandalous, and downright notorious partnerships throughout Albany’s history. Select stories will be paired with a specialty cider, handpicked by Nine Pin Cider, that embodies the spirit of the couple’s tale.
Valentine's Day at the City Beer Hall
Location: City Beer Hall
Date: February 14th
Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $85 per person for dinner, $30 per person for beer pairing
Love & Hoppiness is all you need this Valentine's Day! The City Beer Hall will be serving a special prix fixe menu, with optional beer pairings to complement the dishes. Reservations are required and will be taken through Yelp.
What's Poppin Valentine's Day Specials
Location: What's Poppin
Time: Starts February 8th
Looking for a sweet and salty treat for your special someone? What's Poppin is offering a special Valentine's Day menu starting February 8th until they sell out. The flavors include: sour watermelon, burnin' love, chocolate covered cherry, cherry, strawberry, strawberry shortcake, and apple of my eye (which is made with Nine Pin Cider's Apple Pie-secco!) Make sure to call and reserve any flavors you want before they sell out!
Location: The Century House
Available to Book: February 10th-11th
The Century House, nestled in Latham, is an iconic family owned and operated hotel full of historic charm. The hotel offers several Romance packages throughout the year. Take advantage of one this February to add a touch of romance to your stay. The "Romance" Package features a deluxe hotel room, dinner for two (in the restaurant or delivered to your room) and hotel breakfast. Make sure to call and book your stay today!