Want to Avoid Valentine's Day? Here Are 6 Places You Can Do That
Not everyone revels in the February 14 institution. If you’re one who’d like to shoot Cupid right in the fanny with one of his own arrows, here’s some tips to escape the treacly tradition.
Moderne Barn Armonk
When you think of hot Westchester pick-up spots, Armonk isn’t the first town that springs to mind. But at the bar of trendy, upscale Moderne Barn, on Bedford Road, you’re more than likely to meet a pretty parcel of appealing people you definitely want to know better. What is it they say about getting back on the horse? Well, Moderne Barn may just be the best place to do it. Honorable mentions include Don Coqui, bartaco, NoMa Social, Hudson Grille, Brazen Fox, and hey, how ’bout Empire City Casino (nothin’ says love like a nice, fat jackpot!).
Grand Prix Mount Kisco
Leave your cares in the rearview mirror at Grand Prix New York, where you can hit speeds of 40 mph in high-tech gas-powered karts on multiple state-of-the-art tracks. Add 19 Spins bowling alleys, an arcade, a sit-down restaurant with fully stocked bar, and seasonal sports broadcasts to the mix, and you won’t even remember what Valentine’s Day is.
Paws Crossed Elmsford Humane Society of Westchester New Rochelle
Take your mind off human love for a while and redirect it toward those innocent souls that may just deserve love the most. Go fill out the extremely simple paperwork and visit or, even better, volunteer at one of Westchester’s first-rate animal shelters, like Paws Crossed or the Humane Society of Westchester, where there are thousands of beautiful (no such thing as an “ugly” dog or cat in our opinion) creatures ready to love you unconditionally. You’re guaranteed to leave (assuming you can) feeling renewed.
Who needs another person to be the wind beneath your wings when you can just head over to Ridge Hill, where you will free-fall-in-love with iFly, the only indoor-skydiving facility currently in the tri-state area. But be smart: Purchase multiple flight rounds, as the first couple are going to be spent just learning how to “steer” your body with precision. You may not walk out with a marriage certificate, but you will be awarded a flight certificate, which is probably even cooler.
Blueline Tactical Supply & Shooting Sports Elmsford
Really want to work out those V-Day frustrations? Then you should slap down some money and pick up a pistol at Blueline and literally blow your blues away. Blueline is so good at what it does, even the red-hot Showtime series Homeland recently filmed there. And if Blueline can handle nuttier-than-a-porta-potty-at-a-peanut-festival protagonist Carrie Mathison, it can easily accommodate you. Besides, maybe you’ll find your Peter Quinn in the shooting lane next to you.
Sue’s Rendezvous Mount Vernon
For those who’ve had it with love and are looking for lust in all the right places, head to Sue’s Rendezvous, the enduring capital of adult entertainment in Westchester. You may not meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, but who cares? You don’t want to anyway.