Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in February

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in February

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this February, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

'Jack and the Beanstalk'
WHEN: Jan. 19 - Feb. 23, See Website for Schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends as he learns the importance of truth-telling in a hilarious, original musical for the entire family.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The performance times leave plenty of space for afternoon naps!
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

2019 Chinese New Year
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1:30pm-4:30pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Village, 111 Main St., Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese dancing and singing, Taiko Drums, a Lion Dance, and crafts for the kids.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families will get to witness an authentic Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 kids younger than 12 and seniors.. 631-689-5888. Stonybrookvillage.com.

Annual Groundhog Day Celebration FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7am
WHERE: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hundreds will gather to hear Holtsville Hal’s famous forecast!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Following the ceremony, residents are welcome to enjoy free hot chocolate and visit the Animal Preserve.
WANT TO GO? 631-758-9664. brookhavenny.gov.

Lunar New Year FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 11am
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a day of cultural activities, with food and free crafts followed by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York presenting RED.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Students from the Chinese Center's Lion Troupe will close out the festivities with a Lion Dance at 2:45pm.
WANT TO GO? 516-767-1384. Landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Stars on Sundays FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 3, 6-8pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Observatory, 826 Huntington Place, Uniondale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This eye-opening look at the night sky is free!
WANT TO GO? hofstra.edu/astronomy.

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive)
WHEN: Feb. 4 - Jul. 29, Mondays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 310 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bounce and play in a sensory-friendly and accomodating environment.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Staff members have experience working with the special needs community.  
WANT TO GO? $12, 60 minutes; $18, 90 minutes; $24, 120 minutes; $3 non-slip socks. 516-762-1300. bouncesyosset.com.

SingStrong A Cappella Festival
WHEN: Feb. 8 - 10, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Adelphi University , 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Five completely different concerts and two days of classes feature artists of various genres performing with nothing but the human voice. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Professionals, high schools, and college groups will all be performing, and there’s even an open group you can join!
WANT TO GO? $30 regular; $15 student; $10 Adelphi student; weekend passes available. 516-877-4000. aupac.adelphi.edu.

SOFO Cleans the Beach FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Help clean the beach! All of the findings will be weighed to get an idea of the amount of trash that is washing up on the beaches.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Show the kiddos how to keep these hometown beaches pollution-free.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Easy to Love: Swingtime Big Band
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 10, 3pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Long Island’s premier Swing Era band presents a brand-new program of classic hits from the Great American Songbook. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Introduce your children to the musical melodies of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.
WANT TO GO? $35-$40. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org.

Circus Performance with the National Circus Project
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have a ball at this interactive performance featuring circus arts from around the world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Learn circus skills after the show!
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; $6 guests of members; free for students with ID, children younger than 18, and museum members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 3pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Fans will enjoy stories, from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats, and footage from Jack Hanna's adventures.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A visit from Jungle Jack would not be complete without an array of animals including cheetahs, kangaroos, and penguins. 
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 516-247-5200. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Turtle Island Quartet - The Art of the Groove
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 4pm
WHERE: Staller Center - Stony Brook University , 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: An engaging presentation that draws comparisons between a quartet and a family to help students understand how a string quartet functions and thrives.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a Q&A after a rousing rock 'n' roll finish.
WANT TO GO? $10-$20. 631-632-6000. Stallercenter.com.

Presidents Week: Whalers Wanted Workshop!
WHEN: Feb. 20 - 22, Wednesday and Friday, 12pm and 1pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In honor of Black History month, celebrate America’s first racially integrated industry, and learn about what life was like on a whaleship for people of color.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can carve a scrimshaw box as a special keepsake.
WANT TO GO? $12 per participant; $6 members. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Music & Astronomy Night
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7-9pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Students from Adelphi University will play a mix of originals, covers, and improvised pieces to original movies highlighting the universe and humanity’s desire to explore it.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A chance to listen to live music paired with scientifically accurate out of this world visuals in the Planetarium.
WANT TO GO? $15 general admission; $12 students, seniors and, members. 516-572-4111. cradleofaviation.org.

Black History Month Event– Freedom Quilts FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 3pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate black history by discovering the stories that quilts told in the days of the Underground Railroad.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will learn to “read” various quilt codes and design a quilt that tells their own personal story.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

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