Pity little February. If ever a month were deserving of an identity crisis, it would be the shortest month on our calendar. The holidays have passed, spring is at least a month away, and your kids are almost guaranteed to get sick.
There’s no denying it: Even at 28 days, February is the most tedious month of our 12. And every four years we even add a day just to make the monotony linger.
The good news is 2018 is not a leap year. But before we fast-forward into March, let’s think about all that February does offer Long Islanders.
- There’s a weeklong school break right in the middle of the month.
- A groundhog (really, a prairie dog) leads the celebration toward an early spring.
- There’s even a football game on the first weekend that some consider Super.
February isn’t ideal. But we at Mommy Poppins recognize there’s still plenty to enjoy in these four weeks. You just have to look a bit more closely.
Winter festivals in Sands Point and Sag Harbor bookend the month. Lunar New Year brings cultural celebrations to Stony Brook and other destinations. Kids can celebrate the Winter Olympics in style this year in Port Jefferson, and even send their special Valentine (mom or dad?) some loving thoughts from Oyster Bay.
Of course, our Winter Fun Guide offers plenty of inspiration for Long Island families coping with February cabin fever. And our Long Island Events Calendar offers exciting family options as they develop throughout the month.