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5 events you don't want to miss this V-Day holiday

February 06, 2017 | online article

Single this Valentine’s Day? Not to worry.

This holiday, there are plenty of activities built for singles alike, or even couples looking to travel off the beaten path.

We’re talking a retro roller boogie, guided dessert tours throughout New York City, flicks, 5Ks and wine weekends.

Here are 5 activities you don’t want to miss:

Roller Hall

Whether or not you are a disco queen, there’s something for you at Roller Hall in Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

The open skating rink will feature 75-minute long sessions with a DJ spinning different soundtracks, including Donna Summer, disco boogie and 1970s hits. Aside from roller skating, there also will be food, drinks and games.

Roller Hall in Convention Hall will feature open skate from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The earlier sessions will be open for children and teens only, while the later sessions will be 21 and up.

Sugartooth Tours

Sugartooth Tours feature six stops with tastings.

“They select these pairings so carefully so they really enhance the flavors,” Morgan said. “Especially on Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect place to get some extra time to relax, enjoy a cupcake, get a glass of wine or pint.”

The tour is available at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day). During the tour, about a mile and a half of walking will be covered.

PRICE: $50 per person, which includes tastings at each of the six stops.

Visit for more information.

Fifty Shades Darker

Celebrate Galentine’s Day, the favorite holiday of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) from “Parks and Recreation.”

Gather your girlfriends and catch “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

In this sequel, Christian Grey tries to get Ana Steele back into his life, but under new terms. However, relationships from Grey’s past threaten to harm the relationship.

The movie premieres Friday, Feb. 10. Visit for local showtimes.

Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekend

This Valentine’s Day, spend the weekend prior at the Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekend at one of the many wineries located from Sussex County all the way down to the tip of Cape May County.

The trail weekend will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb 12, while winery members of the Garden State Wine Growers Association will feature tastings, live music, food stands, new releases and special dinners for the weekend.

Get a picture of you and your partner printed on a bottle of wine at Old York Cellars in Ringoes or sample delicious chocolates at 4 JG’s Winery in Colts Neck.

Visit for information on events, specific times and pricing at each winery.

Cupid’s Chase 5K

The Cupid's Chase 5K in Seaside Heights.

The Cupid’s Chase 5K in Seaside Heights.

If Valentine’s Day is your worst nightmare, then simply run away from your troubles.

Don’t miss the Cupid’s Chase 5K, which will be taking place throughout the country, with proceeds going to help individuals with disabilities.

Seaside Heights will be hosting a Cupid’s Chase 5K at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, starting at Hemingway’s Café, 612 Blvd. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Tickets to run cost $30. $40 on the event day.

Runners who raise $50 will receive a swag bag; runners who raise $500 will receive special perks come race day.

Visit for more information.