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by Karen Demeter and Dee Saunders January 25, 2013

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This list includes 16 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids on Long Island, including activities in Amityville, Cold Spring Harbor, Floral Park, Garden City, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Port Washington, Riverhead, Westhampton, and Yaphank.

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Gather your lovebugs and celebrate Valentine's Day on Long Island at a holiday-themed craft workhsop, cooking class, family party, or other nearby event in Nassau County or Suffolk County.


Nassau County

Teen Valentine’s Day Chocolate Extravaganza

Floral Park Public Library, Floral Park

Feb. 1

Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 will learn how to make fruit dipped in chocolate. FREE!


Sweetheart’s Candy Cottage

Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville

Feb. 6

Each guest is provided with a hand-made chocolate (or cookie, if your prefer) candy cottage along with colorful confections, holiday accessories, pastry bags, and special icing to decorate it with.


Friendship Cookie Class

Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville

Feb. 7

This is a fun-filled class devoted to creating your own Valentine’s Day-themed cookies. Cookie dough will be provided along with cookie cutters and special confections to decorate with.


Happy Hearts

Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City

Feb. 9

Stop by to make a valentine craft using cupcake liners, heart shapes, and colorful ribbons.


Valentine Paper Making

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Glen Cove

Feb. 9

Make a beautiful valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers.


Build-A-Valentine Family Art Studio

Not Just Art, Oyster Bay

Feb. 9
Make a little art with heart. Design your own one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a fun and festive buffet of LOVE-ly craft materials. Reservations required.


Dolphin Valentine’s Day Event

The Dolphin Bookshop and Café, Port Washington

Feb. 10

Kids will read sweet stories and eat sweet treats.


Valentine’s Day Party!

What’s Cooking?, Oyster Bay

Feb. 12, 14

In this two-hour special workshop, children will make a craft and create a Valentine's Day dinner with a take-home treat. Menu will include: heart-shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, eat-your-heart-out cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and a love potion smoothie.


Valentine’s Day Jump N Craft

Pump It Up, Plainview

Feb. 14

Jump on over to Pump It Up for a Valentine's Day Jump-N-Craft. Kids will get bounce time, followed by a special Valentine's Craft making session in the party rooms. Price includes a slice of pizza per child also. Spend time with your special someone while your kids bounce. Reservations required.


Suffolk County

Tying the Knot

Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Cold Spring Harbor

Feb. 1-15

“Tying the knot” is a phrase with multiple meanings, but at this event, families practice tying fishing and boating knots and then make their own valentines.


Chocolate-Making Workshop

Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, Yaphank

Feb. 9

Learn fun chocolate facts and make some chocolate to sample or give to a loved one.


Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess

The Castle at Westhampton, Westhampton

Feb. 9

At Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess, children decorate their own cupcakes with a royal helper. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Heart Special Day

Long Island Science Center, Riverhead

Feb. 9

During Heart Special Day, kids can learn about cardiovascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation through hands-on activities. There will also be a heart dissection.


I Heart Whales Ocean Science Sunday

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor

Feb. 10

Show your love for giant creatures of the sea at I Heart Whales Ocean Science Sunday where you’ll learn all about a whale’s heart and other fun whale facts. Recommended for ages 5-12. Registration required.


Valentine’s Day Princess Tea

Darlings & Divas, Amityville

Feb. 10

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite princesses. Receive a sparkling makeover application, Valentine-themed mini-manicure, glitter tattoo, a tiara and finger sandwiches. Space is limited.


Valentine’s Day Craft

Safari Adventure, Riverhead

Feb. 10
Children make valentine's cards and crafts.


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