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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many of us are finalizing romantic dinner plans, placing our flower orders, and searching for cool yet unconventional ways to spend the day. Whether you are looking for an amorous spot to share the day, an undercover historical tour of love and heartbreak in New York, or an escape from the popular Valentine’s Day activities in New York, check out our list of alternative Valentine’s Day activities!

1. Attend a Mass Vow Renewal

On Valentine’s Day, Times Square will be hosting three surprise proposals, two weddings, and a mass vow renewal for couples around the world. Starting at 11 a.m., the proposals and marriages will occur throughout the day, concluding at 6 p.m. with a mass vow ceremony on Times Square’s iconic Red Steps. Run by the Times Square Alliance, the event is free for everyone and is open to anyone regardless of religion, gender, race, age, or background.

Last year, over 300 couples were registered for the mass vow renewal The mass vow renewal ceremony will be followed by a performance of Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen. The festivities begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 14th. You can register for the vow renewal ceremony here!