Fun Valentine's Day Events for Kids in NYC


Find fun and low-cost things to do with your kids for Valentine's Day in NYC, including craft programs, cooking events, story time, family shows, and more in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.


Valentine's Day may not be an official holiday, but Feb. 14 is all about love, which makes it a day worth celebrating with your little ones. Got a date night planned with your partner? No problem -- many of the kid-friendly Valentine's Day events in NYC take place before the actual holiday. Check out our roundup of 14 family V-Day events below, all of which are either free or low-cost!



victorian valentineVictorian Valentine Workshop

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Feb. 9

Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed "scraps" used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable valentine. A fun workshop for the whole family. Registration required.


Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers

Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center

Feb. 9-10

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowery Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones. FREE on Feb. 9!



valentine's day crafts for kidsWho Loves Ya?

Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch, Dyker Heights

Feb. 14

Kids can make Valentine’s Day arts and crafts after school. FREE!



FIAF Family Saturdays

French Institute Alliance Francaise, Upper East Side

Feb. 9

Let your kids feel French for a day with a charming film screening, an open house and story time, a Valentine’s Day-themed cooking class, and a wordless circus show.


Baby Loves Disco Valentine’s Day Party

Le Poisson Rouge, West Village

Feb. 10

Put on those baby boogie shoes and dance the day away with the original discotheque for babies and their families. There will be dance lessons, contests, arts and crafts, unlimited juice boxes, snacks, and a cash bar for non-driving parents. For Valentine’s Day you'll have chocolate treats, make-your-own Valentine’s cards, mommy-daddy slow dances and much more.


chocolate barA Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting Party

Bank Street Bookstore, Morningside Heights

Feb. 10

Try shade-grown organic cacao products from Belize, including bars of white, milk, dark, and extra-dark chocolate at this Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting Party, the culminating event of the Bank Street Bookstore "Save the Planet Brigade!" workshop series. FREE!


Be My Valentine Workshop

74th St. Magic, Upper East Side
Feb. 11

At this sweetheart of a workshop, kids can celebrate Valentine’s Day as they craft cards, decorations, and placemats.


kiss me again by rachel vail‘Kiss Me Again’ Valentine’s Day Book Signing with Rachel Vail

Bank Street Bookstore, Morningside Heights

Feb. 14
Teens can met Vail as she signs copies and reads from her new YA book "Kiss Me Again." Enjoy a love-packed event with Valentine's treats, a "Kissy Face" word game, and prizes. The follow-up to "If We Kiss," Rachel Vail's addictive story of first kisses and heartbreak, "Kiss Me Again" answers the question of what happens when a crush so off-limits it has to be a fantasy suddenly becomes something very real. FREE!



holding a heart in handValentine Crafts

Whitestone Library, Whitestone

Feb. 1, 8

Enjoy making a craft for that special someone in the family. Participants will make 3-D Valentine cards, finger puppet hearts, and more. FREE!


Valentine Jewelry Design for Tweens

Langston Hughes Library, Corona

Feb. 8

Tweens ages 8-13 will learn how to make jewelry for themselves or as a Valentine’s Day gift for someone they love. FREE!


Hands-On History: I Love Rufus & Mary

King Manor Museum, Jamaica

Feb. 9

Celebrate love this month and learn about the King family and how much they loved their family and friends. Mary King gave her friend Sarah a very special piece of jewelry to go in her hair. Children can make their own hair clip and valentines for the people they love. FREE!


Valentine's Day rice crispy treatsYoung Chefs: Valentine Munchies

Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston

Feb. 9

Enjoy making mouthwatering chocolate-covered strawberries and yummy rice crispy treats. All materials included. Space is limited. Registered is required.


Valentine’s Day Craft

Queens Village Library, Queens Village

Feb. 12

Kids can get ready for Valentine’s Day by making a cool craft related to the holiday. FREE!


Picture Book Time for Valentine’s Day

Auburndale Library, Flushing

Feb. 14

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories, songs, and fingerplays with Marianne G. FREE!


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