MANHATTAN – While your social feed will soon be crowded with Valentine’s Day menus and events to share with your significant other, Upper East Side restaurant Who’s Jac W? is spicing things up a little bit differently. Instead of red roses, swap for black balloons and attend the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ event’. Best of all, it’s for charity.
Friday, February 11th, Who’s Jac W?— located on Second Avenue between 83rd and 84th street— will be carrying out a series of events to celebrate the antithesis of Valentine’s Day.
You’re Ex’s Stuff: A Silent Auction
Have a box of unwanted things that belongs to your ex in the corner? Avoid the awkward encounter and auction it off for charity.
It’s time to let go of the love box you have under your bed from the ‘one that could have been the one’ and donate it to charity. Every dollar made from the silent auction goes to benefiting a women’s shelter.
Trade out your childhood piñata filled with candy and swap it for a heart-shaped pinata full of airplane liquor bottles and chocolate. Each chance at bat is a $5 donation benefiting the American Heart Association.
Yes, there will be a blindfold and a spin— so there’s opportunity for further embarrassment at the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ event.
Your Worst Breakup Story
There’s a first time for everything. Now, you can benefit from having an epic tale of lost love. All attendees are encouraged to submit and tell their worst breakup story.
Awards will then be awarded for the following categories:
- Most Heartbreaking
- Customer Favorite
Each winner will walk away with a $50 gift card to the restaurant.
“I want this to be an event for everyone,” says proprietor and chef of Who’s Jac W?, Joel Reiss.
“The Anti-Valentine’s Day Event is meant to be casual, fun, and just a good time. No pressure! You can either make a reservation for a table, or just stop by the bar.”
Their regular menu will be served alongside event menu specialties like an ‘activated charcoal black cocktail,’ so come hungry and thirsty.