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Long Island Kids' Activities February 8 & 9: Valentine's Day Treats & Crafts

Love is (almost) in the air and that means kids can ready for Valentine's Day by baking some sweet treats and getting crafty this weekend! There are also several places you can enjoy a play or even check out the Winter Animal Show on the east end.

Remember that February is American Heart Month. Jump into action Sunday at the Long Island Children's Museum with a special event that's sure to get your heart pumping!

Planning ahead for winter break? Check out our guide for camps, workshops and activities.

Here's a guide for this weekend's happenings across Long Island. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you do not already receive this post in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter.  

All Weekend

The Wizard of Oz - Oakdale. Watch Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and Toto as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard. Based on the classic novel by L. Frank Baum.

Beauty & the Beast - Smithtown. A show performed by local youth.

http://longisland.mommypoppins.com/event/message-in-a-bottleMessage in a Bottle - Port Jefferson. Design your own message in a bottle in time for Valentine's Day.

Saturday

The Art of Decoration: Valentine's Day Cookie Workshop - East Hampton. Enjoy decorating delicious Valentine's Day cookies! Moms and dads take note - all yummy ingredients included for less than the price of baking at home. And no clean up!!

Sweets for Keeps Workshop - Oyster Bay. Using scrumptious looking art materials, become a master pastry chef for the day and create mini cakes and bon bons to take home in honor of Valentine's Day.

Build a Valentine Family Art Studio - Oyster Bay. Design one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a buffet of creative materials. 1-hour sessions throughout the day. 

Chocolate Making Workshop - Yaphank. Enjoy a delicious time with family and mold your own chocolate treats. Learn fun facts, play games, and get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Disney's Alladin - Lindenhurst. All your favorite characters are here in this adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie.

Cinderella - Patchogue. Theatre Three kicks-off the New Year with its very own musical telling of the world’s favorite story.

Winter Animal Show - Bridgehampton. A winter puppet-visitor Snowy Owl and his friend, Tyler for a winter animal show. Will meet both live animals like turtles, toads and salamanders and model animals like owls. 

Embroidery Basics - Garden City. Learn the basics of embroidery from members of the Suffolk Chapter and the Long Island Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America. 

Sunday

Family Sundays at the Museum - Roslyn. Family Sundays at the Museum offers a gallery tour followed by hands-on art making guided by an art educator for youngsters and the adults in their lives, and family-friendly gallery guides. 

How High? - Garden City. Decorate your own jump rope with bright and colorful streamers, and then show us how high you can jump!

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Rockville Centre. Live performance about fairy tales.

Main photo: Courtesy of Guild Hall.

Dark Night: Halloween Trail
Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater - 7:00 AM Pick
Oktoberfest at Garden of Eve
Garden of Eve Farm - 9:00 AM Pick
Scarecrow Workshop at Benner's Farm
Benner's Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Holzman's Family Farm Fall Harvest Celebration
Holzman's Family Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Pirate Jones' Treasure Hunt at the Jones Beach Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center - 10:30 AM Pick
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