With less than a week left until V-Day, it’s hard to walk a block without running smack-dab into reminders of our own romantic ineptitude: the tangle of heart-shaped tinsel on the storefront of a jewelry store, the plastic Cupid lawn gnome half-hidden by a skiff of snow, the sudden surge of pink and red in the greeting card aisle (nevermind the fact that most of us haven’t sent a card in the mail since 2007….).
Eschew the idiocy of this saccharine, Hallmark-fueled holiday by taking the time to acknowledge the muscular organ responsible for all that fanfare: your heart. Today’s blood drive, co-sponsored by Jauntsetter, the Makery, Small Girls PR and the North Brooklyn Breakfast Club, runs from 3:30-9pm on the corner of N. 11th & Driggs.
Click here to sign up for a slot in advance, or just stop by. The whole production shouldn’t take more than an hour, and afterwards, you’ll be plied with tasty treats to give your blood sugar a boost. Bonus: if you decide to go out for drinks after, it’ll hit you like nobody’s business. Because nothing says ‘I love you’ like saving three lives and being the cheapest date at the bar.