February 13 is Galentine’s Day, dedicated to flying solo and hanging with your best girlfriends. Make time for your gal pals this month at these events around the state.
Valentine’s Day Cocktail Class
618 Restaurant, Freehold
Grab your friend and learn how to make three cocktails. You’ll also eat light bites and leave with a goodie bag.
Bundt Cakes & Flights
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Plan to call an Uber so you can enjoy a flight of four wines (you can order glasses afterward), paired with four mini cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Sip & Shop
Garden State Distillery, Toms River
Grab your girlfriends and shop ’til you drop at this vendor event.
BEyouTIFUL Galentine’s Day
Painting With a Twist, Mt. Laurel
Create a 10-inch by 30-inch canvas painting with your best buds. The studio is BYOB so don’t miss the opportunity to sip and paint.
Self Care Spa Party
Eclectic Chic Boutique, Montclair
What better way to spend an afternoon with your gal pals than making a massage soap bar, massage oils and bath soap. You’ll use what you make in a quiet bath at home for even more relaxation.
The Vogel, Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank
Were you a fan of KTU radio? You’ll surely remember Louie DeVito’s club hits. Dance to the beat with your girls during his live DJ set.
Galentine’s Day Night Out
You and your girlfriends can make personal charcuterie boards, drink complimentary mocktails, try Seasons 52 dessert mini-indulgences, and have an exclusive shopping experience at Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm.
Love Yourself First
Toms River Fitness, Toms River
Get a jumpstart on Galentine’s Day by attending this women’s empowerment event, focused on mindfulness, meditation and movement.
Galentine’s Paint & Pamper
Paint-a-Treasure Studio, Haddon Heights
Artists will guide you as you create a charming ceramic “Flourish” container, which is perfect for holding a variety of beauty supplies or some pretty flowers.
February 10 – 12
Tie-Dye Paint Night
Tipsy Tie Dye, Hoboken
Your fashion-forward friends will love this spin on shirt decorating! During a 2-hour workshop you choose what you want to tie-dye from the store while sipping on some libations you bring.
Pastry Series with Chef Thaddeus
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
This special Valentine’s Day edition will have you and your friends making your very own sweetheart chocolate box and truffles. It’s Atlantic City – go to a bar, head to the roulette wheel, walk on the boardwalk to have even more fun.
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall and The Asbury, Asbury Park
Celebrate ahead of Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day by shopping and strolling along the boardwalk. There will be lots of vendors selling the perfect gift for your sweetheart.
Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
Newark’s own Bill Bellamy kicks off an evening of laughs. Adele Givens and Smokey Suarez, who both appeared on “Def Comedy Jam,” will have you all rolling in your seats.
February 11 and 12
Galentine’s Day Tea
Mathis House, Toms River
Wear a dainty dress, put one some gloves and a fascinator, and enjoy a spot of tea. The five-course meal includes salad, soup, scones, sandwiches and desserts. You’ll love the elegant tea rooms in the Victorian house. Check out the B&B upstairs.
February 11 & 12, 18 & 19
Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Bring your sweet tooth and sample vino from NJ wineries with chocolates sourced from Pierre’s Chocolates in New Hope, PA. Hang at the outdoor firepit while listening to live music, and sample some of the farm’s own in the wine barn.
February 11, 14 and 18
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium, Branchburg
Grab a seat for this laser show, featuring love songs by Ed Sheeran, Cher and more.
Valentine’s Day Coffee Flights
Koupa Espresso Bar, Haddon Twp.
Get your caffeine fix by tasting four Valentine’s-themed coffees
Galentine’s Day Brunch
Liberty Hall Museum, Union
Grab your girlfriends for a fun Sunday brunch of eating, drinking mimosas and wine, crafting Galentine’s Day cards and more.
Galentine’s Day Party
The Mosa Social, Piazza di Roma, Aberdeen
Mosa Social plans international brunch parties, but for Valentine’s Day you and your girls can party with food, mimosas and DJ music.
Pinot’s Palette Paint Night
Plan a Galentine’s Day party with your besties and paint a Valentine’s scene on Feb. 13. Pinot’s Palette provides all the supplies you need. You bring the snacks and wine.
Maria’s Bread Sandwiches, Collingswood
Bring your girlfriends to Maria’s for a night of wine, food and flowers. You’ll taste five selections from Polyester Wine, sample food from an 8-foot grazing table, and then build your own bouquet from a flower bar provided by South Stems.
February 13 and 14
Show off your artistic talents by painting a wine glass with candy hearts at Bubba’s 33 in Parlin on February 13, or painting conversation hearts on a canvas at Raise in South Amboy on February 14.
Comedy Night with Vic DiBitetto
Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach
If you don’t have a romantic date tonight, bring your group to a comedy show and you’ll laugh your socks off at the jokes of NJ comedian Vic DiBitetto.
Valentine’s Day Coffee Flights
Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Oaklyn
If you love your besties a latte, meet them at the coffee shop so you can sample four different coffees together.
Women, Wealth & Well-Being: Level Up Party!
Teak Restaurant, Red Bank
Help women achieve their “extraordinary” life during an evening with guest speakers, networking, prizes, games – and of course, wine! There will be lots of inspiration for you and your girls.
Cookies and Cocktails: Galentine’s Edition
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City
You’ll munch on three cookies made by the in-house pastry chefs that will be paired with three of Renault’s signature cocktails. It’s a great way to snack while you chat.
Valentine’s Soul Jam
Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, Atlantic City
The Whispers, The Stylistics, Bloodstone and Heatwave will warm up the Etess Arena during this special concert, where you and your girls will sing and dance the night away.
Curtains Bar & Restaurant, Avenel
Sip the tea with your favorite drag queens during this four-course brunch. You and your friends will have a blast!
Through February 28
Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail
Various wineries and vineyards in South Jersey will offer special wine and chocolate pairings.