What could be more romantic than renewing your vows, especially on Valentine’s Day, especially in Times Square. The annual Feb. 14th ceremony is FREE and open to couples of all ages, genders, religions, races and backgrounds, including visitors to NYC.
You must register to be one of the renewal couples on the famous Red Steps to ensure space at this romantic and popular event at the Crossroads of the World. The Red Steps are at Duffy Square, 46th St. and Broadway.
As the vow renewal concludes, official Times Square confetti will flutter around the participants, just as on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
The ceremony is at 6pm, so you have time to have dinner and a Broadway show to complete the Valentine’s Day celebration.
As lovebirds renew their vows, they will overlook the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, “We Were Strangers Once Too” by The Office for Creative Research, which is on view beginning Feb. 7th.
It’s a public data sculpture highlighting the role that immigrants have played in the founding, development, and continued vibrancy of New York City. One of those immigrants, of course, is Caribbean-born Alexander Hamilton. Here’s where to see Hamilton in NYC, including his home, Hamilton Grange in Washington Heights, and where he is buried in Lower Manahttan.
Data from the 2015 American Community Survey takes visual, sculptural form in 33 metal poles, iin different colors and inscribed to represent the national origins and shifting populations of foreign-born NYC residents.