Despite your best efforts to love, you’re rounding the corner toward being single for another Valentine’s Day. And despite what Beyoncé told you, it’s not as fun being a single lady as it might seem.
However, there’s no need to let it get you down! With a great group of similarly single girlfriends, the holiday can pass easily without dreams of cheap chocolate and cheesy bouquets dancing through your head.
For natives or just those passing through NYC on V-Day, check out our top tips for how to make the most of a platonic party with your BFFs:
The Rejection Show: It happens to us all at one point or another — we get dumped. Fortunately, for those who happen to find themselves flying solo on Valentine’s Day, The Rejection Show knows your pain. The comedy show, hosted at Brooklyn’s Littlefield, offers up an opportunity to laugh off your single status in the company of your friends and the countless other eligible singles who turn out for the event each year.
The Missed Connections Party at Grand Central: Grab your girls and mosey over to midtown for the New York Transit Museum’s annual Missed Connections party, hosted in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall. The party, inspired by that section of Craigslist we all pretend not to visit, is a display of all things enamored, from poetry to photos. You might just find yourself not-so-single by night’s end.
Unloveable: A Smiths and Morrissey Valentine’s Day: Is there anything that say’s “love stinks” more than Morrissey’s moody songs? This event, hosted at Gowanus’ Bell House bar and performance space, brings the music of Morrissey and The Smiths into the modern day, through covers performed by tribute band The Sons & Heirs. Come for the band, stay for the camaraderie — we’re all human and we need to be loved, after all.
Expel Your Heartbreak Through the Healing Power of Karaoke at Sing Sing: Whether you’re in the mood to belt out an angry “You Oughta Know” or expel your inner anguish with a rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Alphabet City’s Sing Sing is sure to please. With both a public bar area and private rooms for shy singers and larger groups, you’ll have so much fun you’ll forget all about Cupid passing you by.
Happy Galentine’s Day!