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Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in February

February is a short month, but it's filled with long winter days and weekends—not to mention a weeklong school break—when your kids will be looking for something to do. Luckily, there's no shortage of family-friendly activities on Long Island this month, and many of them won't cost you a penny.

We're talking library crafts and storytimes, fun events that celebrate Valentine's Day (including a kissing booth photo-op) and the Super Bowl, a tennis expo, and much more. To help you plan, we've rounded up some of the best no-cost-to-you activities that will keep the whole family entertained.

For more things to do that are both fun and free, check out our guides to free attractions for toddlers and babies and restaurants where kids eat free, and our roundup of great spots for long winter walks. And don't forget our events calendar and February GoList.

15 Free and Fun Things to Do in February with Boston Kids

It's the dead of winter, yes, but if a groundhog can be lured to venture out of his burrow, so can we! For inspiration, remember that we have a lot to celebrate in February, including the Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, school break, and more. Need more motivation? How about the fact that many of these cool activities are free? Check out our picks for no-cost fun, all month long.

25 Free Events in February for New Jersey Kids

February is the month of love, and you’ll love all the FREE events our calendar has to offer! It's a month full of celebrations, with a Valentine’s Day craft at New Jersey State Museum, a Chinese New Year party at HudsonWay Immersion School, and a birthday bash for Elmo at Barnes & Noble. Get in all-around party-mode at State Theatre's Family Day and Westfield's Free Kids Expo.

Plus, stay cozy indoors at no-cost storytimes, held at unique locations like Tulpehaking Nature Center, Indigo, Hoboken Fire Department Museum, and the Lovin’ Oven.

Read on for this month's picks, and for more free and low-cost fun, check out our list of Free Indoor Play Spots for NJ Kids, and our Event Calendar.

40 Free Events for NYC Kids in February

February in NYC means more than braving the frigid temps. The shortest month packs a lot into its 28 days, such as the week long mid-winter break for school kids, Valentine's Day, the Lunar New Year, and Black History Month.  There are also kids' film festivals, outdoor seasonal events, and family shows.

And to make sure your fiscal New Year resolutions remain intact, we've rounded up the best FREE events happening in February for kids of all ages. 

Read on for 40(!) FREE activities for NYC kids this coming month, and consult our NYC Event Calendar for many more options. Plus, find lots of seasonal to-dos in our NYC Winter Guide for Families.

Free Things To Do in February with Westchester Kids

Though the dead of winter, February is alive with annual occasions that help serve as the basis of fun, cultural events—Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Presidents Day, and more. February is also the start of maple-sugaring season, a regional specialty.

Especially fortunate is that there are many ways to enjoy these occasions without breaking the bank. We’ve scoured Westchester venues to identify the best FREE events for families—so you don’t have to! Below are our top 20, offering not only holiday celebrations but also eclectic sources of amusement and enrichment.

Stay tuned: We'll also let you know what to do on a Winter Break staycation, which will include yet more FREE ways to keep the fun going! And in case you missed it, check out our recent roundup of FREE classes offered by Westchester stores.

Read on for these, then head to our Event Calendar and February GoList for more. 

Free Admission for Kids at 50 of NJ's Biggest Family Attractions

NJ is home to many wonderful places for kids—the state’s museums, zoos, farms, and lighthouses are all great venues for family outings. The only downside? Visiting all these attractions can get pricey, especially if there are multiple kids in your family. The good news is that many of these destinations offer free admission for kids under certain ages, and we've rounded up 50 of them here.

Keep this post handy, and make sure to strategically plan your visit before your child's next birthday!

Free STEM Summer Camp from Girls Who Code Opens Registration

Looking for more than mindless hanging out and screentime for your teenage daughter this summer? Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that aims to increase the number of women in computer science fields, is once again offering its FREE summer immersion program for girls entering their junior or senior year of high school. The 7-week STEM summer camp offering FREE coding lessons and more crucial skills will take place in select cities across the country, including the NYC metro area, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, and Chicago.

Keep reading to find out who is eligible, how to apply, and when and where the program is happening in summer 2019. Hurry, because the early application period for this FREE summer program is already open!

Free in February: 24 Things To Do that Don't Cost a Thing

Yes, it's the month with Valentine's Day smack in the middle, but that doesn't mean every day has to be strictly focused on hearts and flowers (unless you and your little ones want it to be). In a month full of eclectic holidays, it isn't hard to find some free fun for the whole family. From Chinese New Year to Black History Month, President’s Day to Groundhog Day and Mardi Gras, LA is hopping in February, and joining in doesn't have to cost a thing. So put down the box of chocolates (momentarily) and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

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