Celebrations of love to take over Times Square

Published on : Sunday, February 3, 2013

Others can stroll through Heartwalk, a wooden, heart-shaped enclosure made of materials collected in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, on Thursday, February 14th at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square.

This Valentine’s Day, Aruba, One happy island, will come to life on a heated, pop-up beach in Duffy Square, where New York residents and visitors can enjoy hourly trip giveaways, photo opportunities, warmth and relaxation from noon to 5:30 p.m.

These romantic activities are part of “Free Love in Times Square” – a promotion throughout the month of February filled with steamy offers and romantic deals.

Vow Renewal – Renew your vows on Aruba’s One happy island in Times Square. Whether you’ve been married for five months or fifty years, come celebrate romance and passion on a heated pop-up beach by the iconic Red Steps in the heart of Times Square.

Honeymoon Contest – One lucky couple will win a trip to Aruba, One happy island — one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean — by sharing their story of why they deserve a second honeymoon.

Heartwalk by Situ Studio – Over the last five years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. This year’s winning design, Situ Studio’s Heartwalk, will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and will be kept for viewing until March 10, 2013.

Situ Studio took inspiration from the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds New York City together.

Using materials salvaged from Sandy’s aftermath, Heartwalk begins as two ribbons of wooden planks that fluidly lift from the ground to form a heart shaped enclosure in the middle of Duffy Square. The slatted construction, illuminated from within, provides varied views of the interior as visitors move around the perimeter of the installation. Visitors can enter the installation itself and literally stand in the heart of the world’s greatest city.

Official media partners for Valentine’s Day in Times Square include IN New York and Where, and Fresh 102.7 FM.

DATE: Thursday, February 14

TIME: Vow Renewal – 6 p.m.

“Heartwalk” by Situ Studio – February 12 through March 10

PLACE: Times Square – Duffy Square (46th St. and Broadway)Additionally, in countries where vat is applicable like in australia, iceland, germany, france, and others, the vat amount is already included in the price from apple

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