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Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco and Virginia might be for lovers, but Queens is romantic royalty. On Valentine’s Day, the borough will overflow with enchanting places to stay, eat, giggle, listen or dance the night away. In fact, there are so many options that QNYC can only report a few of them and parts of their offers.
- Entertainment: The Skyline Princess luxury liner will take passengers from the Flushing Marina around Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty with a three-course meal. The Laughing Devil Comedy Club will host a lineup of big names from the funny world — Mark Riccadonna, Leighann Lord, Andy Hendrickson, Scott Sharp, Miguel Dalmau and Dina Hashem — debating the he-said/she-said hilarities of life. Just down the road in Long Island City, the Secret Theatre will launch Much Ado About Nothing. Patrons will be able to enjoy this “Trash Period” take on Shakespeare’s timeless play and receive chocolates, a rose and two glasses of pink bubbly.
- Staycation: Various hotels, such as Z, Marco and Holiday Inn Citi Field, are offering packages good during the few weeks around February 14. Stay at the Z and choose between Naughty and Nice to receive handcuffs and blindfolds or an in-room massage and breakfast in bed. Hunker down at the Marco and you get to dine at its sister restaurant, Magna, which won Best Entree at Queens Taste 2012. Over at Holiday Inn Citi Field, guests will consume chilled champagne and chocolates in their king-size bed.
- Dining: Resorts World is a casino, but its two restaurants, Genting Palace (Asian) and RW Prime (Steakhouse), will tempt with prix fixe menus this Thursday. Rest-au-rant will offer a five-course, shareable menu for two accompanied by a free cabaret show and a performance by vocalist/poet/actress DeeAnne Gorman.
- Dance: Villa Russo in Richmond Hill will put together a 12-item buffet with all-you-can-drink Merlot, Chardonnay or soft drinks. Rego Park’s Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center will organize a free dance for seniors, sponsored by WellCare.