February Go List: Fun Things to do with Long Island Kids this Month
It might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no shortage of things to do on Long Island with the kids in February. From Valentine's Day art projects and Play-Dough playtime to baking your own challah and hearing a beloved children's author read from their very own book, mom and dad can find plenty of events and activities to keep the kids occupied during the cold weather. So bundle up and enjoy!
Mardi Gras Art Studio
Not Just Art
February 1, various times
Fancy feathers, jazzy art doodads, and glitzy fun for the family. 1-hour sessions throughout the day.
Brr, You Want Me to Go Where?
South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center
February 1, 10am
Learn what it takes to stay warm, dry, and fashionable, and then, through a series of activities, turn into winter naturalists.
Ocean Science Sunday: World Wetlands Day
The Whaling Museum & Education Center
February 2, 2:30pm
Celebrate Long Island's wetlands. Meet live turtles and find out why marshes are so important to our planet. Create your own wetlands water globe.
My Grown Up & Me
South Huntington Public Library
February 5, 10:30am
My Grown Up & Me is an integrated developmental playgroup that provides an opportunity for each grown up and child team to have a meaningful experience through music and play.
Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows Children's Author Series
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center
February 5, 10:30am
Local authors read their children’s books, then sign them. Enjoy hot cocoa and marshmallows, then do a craft activity.
Bakery & Playtime
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
February 7, 10:30am
Squish, roll, and braid your own challah to take home and bake.
Game On: Teen Game Night
Hauppauge Public Library
February 7, 7pm
Video games, air hockey, and snacks.
Build a Valentine Family Art Studio
Not Just Art
February 8, various times
Design one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a buffet of creative materials.
Weekend Open Art Project
February 8, 12pm
Interactive craft projects for children to work on independently and/or with an adult.
The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Madison Theatre at Molly College
February 9, 11am & 2pm
The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales stage play shares with its audience the joys of making stories your own and creating new possibilities for the familiar.
February 12-February 14, 11am
Once upon a time, lived the lovely Cinderella. Add an outrageous stepmother, two brawling stepsisters, a sparkling fairy godmother, and a hapless hopeful prince.
The Yankee Peddler: Stories & Songs from Old New England
Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre
February 15, 11am & 3pm
Featuring shadow puppetry, live music, and the tallest tales ever told in the Northeast. See the world’s largest wheel of cheese, the giant sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and dozens of ordinary folk with extraordinary problems. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history.
Hauppague Public Library
February 26, 10:30am
Roll, cut, and shape the play-dough into fun shapes.
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