Things to do on Long Island for Valentine’s Day

    How many ways can you show your loved ones how much you truly care? When jewelry and flowers just aren’t special enough…. Here are a few ideas to spark some creative moments and make this a holiday to remember! If you have a sitter, consider one of the following nights out with dancing, dinner or drinks.

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    Saturday, February 15, 2014 – Dinner & Dancing – Stony Brook

    The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center, located in Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street on the Harbor, presents Dinner & Dancing with “The Rat Pack” at 7 p.m. . Enjoy a romantic evening of dinner and dancing with singer and entertainer Joey B., the “Man of a Thousand Voices.” With his six-octave range, he’ll do renditions of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. $75 per person. Buffet dinner by Mirabelle’s/Three Village Inn. Wine will be served. Advance reservations required at (631) 689-5888.

    Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Dinner at the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road in Centerport, NY – Valentine’s Day dinner in the mansion. Seatings at 6 & 8 p.m. After hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer in the Memorial Wing, there’s a brief tour through the living quarters. Dinner in the Northport Dining Room Porch. Menu includes selection of beef, chicken, fish & vegetarian entrees. Dessert in the Lancaster Room, with side trip to the Vanderbilt Library and Moroccan Court. $100 per person, by reservation by calling (631) 854-5579.

    Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16, 2014

    At Besito, 402 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY, (631) 549-0100 and also at 1516 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY, (516) 484-3001. Celebrate Dia de San Valentin — aka St. Valentine’s Day– when Besito will feature specials, sweet treats, signature cocktails and a Share the Love Sunday brunch on February 16th until 3 p.m.

    Thursday, February 13 & Friday, February 14, 2014 – Oheka Castle

    Oheka Castle Hotel Valentine’s Mansion Tours at 11, 12:30 & 2 p.m. Tour options: $25 per person + tax (seniors: $20 per person + tax) includes tour with coffee/tea & selection of Valentine’s Day Sweets. Valentine’s Otto & Addie Tour, $50 per person + tax (seniors: $45 per person + tax),  tour with coffee/tea, selection of sweets + champagne & chocolate covered strawberries served to your own reserved table. Other tours available. See website for details. Reservations: (631) 659-1400 or email

    Friday, February 14, 2014 – Glen Cove Mansion

    Glen Cove Mansion, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner from 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Five-course meal includes complimentary glass of champagne, duet of heart-shaped ravioli, tropical salad with orchids & passionfruit vinaigrette, raspberry intermezzo course, lover’s surf and turf, chocolate trio and single rose for the ladies. Live entertainment in Pub 1910. $79 per person. Or for $350 per couple,  get all the above plus an overnight stay & breakfast the next day. More information and reservations: (516) 674-2990.

    Friday, February 14, 2014 Sur La Table Lake Grove

    Date Night at the Chef’s Table

    Bring someone special and join us as we combine food and fun to celebrate the robust flavors of a restaurant-quality winter meal. Work side by side with your date and other students as our instructor teaches you simple yet impressive techniques behind a chef-inspired menu that really pushes the flavor envelope. You’ll learn innovative ways to use seasonal ingredients and prepare uniquely delicious and high-end dishes you’ll love to share.  Sur La Table Lake Grove NY  800-243-0852 call for reservations and to check for other class availability.

    Friday February 14, 2014

    Comedy and dancing 630 til Midnight

    Laugh, Dine and Dance at the Suffolk Theater’s Valentine’s Celebration featuring last comic standing MYQ Kaplan! Laugh during the first half of the evening and stay for the after party with dancing and a DeeJay! $35 a person. click here for more information The Suffolk Theater 118 E. Main St Riverhead 631-727-4343


    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Duck Walk Vineyards South, 231 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, (631) 726-6555, presents a Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner at 7 p.m.The five-course wine pairing dinner takes place in their Normandy Chateau-style winery in Water Mill. Details at

    $160 per couple. Seating is limited, so please make your reservations by February 7, 2014 by calling the winter at (631) 726-7555 extension 4. (Non-refundable after February 7th. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.)


    Also, on Valentine’s day, adults throughout the country get to celebrate, but that doesn’t mean that the kids can’t join in on the fun during the holidays. In various places on Long Island, there are special celebrations of this day, and these include heart-themed crafts, story times and much more.


    Tuesday –Friday, February 4-14 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    Tuesday –Friday, February 25-28 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    “Whooo” Loves You? Long Island Children’s Museum Garden City

    Hatch a little owl friend to send your loving wishes and show them you give a “hoot.” All ages. Free with museum admission. Long Island Children’s Museum, located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York, (516) 224-5800.


    Friday February 7th 2014

    Valentine’s Day Party – February 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    This two-hour workshop for kids includes making a craft and creating a Valentine’s Day Dinner with take-home treat. The dinner includes: heart=shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, Eat-Your-Heart-Out cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a love potion smoothie. $49.95 per child. What’s Cooking? 30 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, (516) 922-2665

    Sunday February 9, 2014

    Family Fun: Bake & Decorate Valentine’s Day Cookies

    Join us for a fun-filled family afternoon of baking, laughing and sugar! Mom, Dad grandparent, or special adult and kids will have a wonderfully sweet time together creating yummy cookie dough, rolling it out, cutting out shapes and decorating with sweet, scrumptious icing. Make the holiday celebrating and your time together deliciously memorable extra special this year with your little loved one. 11am to 1pm ages 5 and up, $39 per person.  Sur La Table, Smithaven Mall Lake Grove NY 800-243-0852 call for reservations and to check for other class availability.

     Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Valentine’s Day Art Workshop, Pop Art Sculptures, Cut Out Collages, Greeting Cards and more all inspired by Valentine’s Day! $20 per child  $15 each additional child Ages 4 & up (unaccompanied); Ages 2-3 (accompanied).  24 Hour Advanced Registration Required.  Contact Lisa at (631) 366-4ART to register.

    This Workshop is held at the Abrakadoodle Art Room, 367A Lake Avenue, St. James.  4-6 pm on Feb 12th.


    Friday, February 14, 2014

    My Geeky Valentine: For 6th thru 12th grade. The usual geeky, nerdy fun with a Valentine’s craft and trivia twist! Wear red or hearts for an extra ticket to our raffle and bring a friend for double the fun!. To be held at the Patchogue/Medford library, located at 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, New York, (631) 654-4700. Note: you must register for this event.

    also at Patchogue Medford Library,

    7pm to 745 pm  Don’t sit home on Valentine’s night. Come have a fun time at the library with an hour of games and activities to celebrate the day. For grades K-2. Register beginning 2/7/14. Note: you must register for this event.

    SATURDAY FEB 15th,  6:00pm-9:00pm

     Valentines Kids night out(Parents night out) at Silverstars Gymnastics
    Gymnastics…Crafts…Bounce House…Games & More!
    $25 for members… $30 Non Members
    Have another good idea for your sweetie?Be sure to send your ideas to  and we will try to add them to the blog.

    Happy Valentines Day!

    ~Amanda Eckart

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