Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year near Pennsylvania Station!
Eleven Madison Park
If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant. For one of the most accoladed restaurants near Pennsylvania Station, you’ll want to head to Eleven Madison Park. This high-end restaurant has earned 3 Michelin Stars! You can’t currently eat inside due to the pandemic, but they’ve rolled out “Eleven Madison Park at Home”, a program where you can schedule dinner for a pickup! So, host your soiree at your apartment and feed your guests some of the best food in the city.
Miss Lily’s Café
If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Miss Lily’s Café is the place to go. This colorful Caribbean oasis draws its culinary inspirations from Jamaican cuisine. What’s more, Kanye West loves the restaurant! He spent his 36th birthday there, renting out the whole restaurant. For a great Galentine’s Day apartment party, invite your friends over and order in Jamaica in a Box -a 3-course jerk chicken meal kit that serves four- with some rum punch!
If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals. Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa. For the most convenient location, have your gal pals meet at Pinwheel Park in Chelsea. It’s on the smaller side, but super cute and close to Penn Station.
Kick Axe Brooklyn
If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. For a fun way to celebrate, gather your girlfriends and hop on a train out of Penn Station to Brooklyn. At Kick Axe Brooklyn, you can get out some of that Valentine’s Day angst by hurling axes at a target! When you book a session, one of the staff will provide your group with 10-15 minutes of instruction. Due to COVID, each throwing range is now private, so you’ll need to pay for a minimum of 5 guests.
NYC Paint N Sip
If you want a unique way to celebrate Galentine’s Day, how about helping everyone get in touch with their creative side? At NYC Paint N Sip, just seven blocks south of Penn Station, you and your friends can book a private party to paint while you enjoy snacks and beverages. The studio will provide materials and instructions. Get a quote online to book your party!
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