10 Quicky Alternative Valentine’s Day Activities in NYC for 2016

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If you’re like us, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to search for the lesser known New York City. The Untapped Cities team will be hitting up the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant for the annual Valentine’s Day tour of the digester eggs. But there are plenty of other alternative activities like a chocolate takedown, an undie run, special tours, and more:

1. Paranormal Investigation at the Morris Jumel Mansion

The Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights was constructed in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British loyalist .During the Revolutionary War, both George Washington and British and Hessian forces occupied the house. On July 10, 1790, Washington returned to the house and dined there with members of his administration including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Henry Knox. The mansion was purchased by Stephen and Eliza Jumel (Eliza would go on to marry Aaron Burr, who briefly lived at the house). In 1903, the City purchased the house and its grounds and a year later it opened to the public as a museum.

On Saturday, February 13th, there will be a special Valentine’s Day paranormal investigation event after hours, hosted by NYC Parks highlighting the numerous love affairs weaved within the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s history. As the event describes, “Learn the basics of ghost hunting while attempting to communicate with some of the mansion’s previous tenants and quite possibly, reveal their romantic past.”

Space is limited. Advanced paid registration is strongly suggested at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

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