Celebrate Black Love Day, Valentine's Day Uptown with 16 Ideas to Treat Loved Ones (and Yourself!)

Enjoy local restaurants, special outings, and other treats.

Maggie Barrows
February 06, 2023

This February, celebrate all forms of love in Harlem. With Black Love Day on February 13 and Valentine's Day on February 14, there's going to be a lot of love floating around so keep reading to find a few recommendations for showing appreciation to those you love, spending quality time with important people in your life, and maybe even a few treats for yourself. 

Harlem's own NiLu gift shop, which showcases the work of local and independent makers, has a Black Love Collection that celebrates the love in the Black community specifically, and plenty of other thoughtful, creative, and unique gifts as well. 

If that's not how you want to show your love this month, we've got plenty of other activities and local businesses you can seek out. 

Feeling traditional? Hit some of the classics:

Planning on a splurge for the occasion? 

  • Book a massage or a facial at The SPAaaht on St. Nicholas Avenue.
  • The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Twelfth Night is back from February 11 to February 19.

Looking for an experiential gift that won’t break the bank?

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