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LongIsland.com's 2014 February Guide: Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day & More!

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From celebrating Super Bowl Sunday to spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, show off your sensitive side with LongIsland.com’s 2014 February Guide packed with fun-filled ...

Time sure flies! It’s hard to believe that it’s already February! Although February is the shortest month of the year, it doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with plenty of fun-filled things to do.

Not only has time already flew by but love is in the air - from love for the game of football to the love we have for one another. Sports fans will be coming together to celebrate the end of the football season with Super Bowl Sunday, lovebirds across Long Island will be expressing how much they care for and love one another on Valentine’s Day with the help of Cupid and others may be just looking for some simple ways to pass the time.

February is also Black Month History Month where locals remember the important people and events during the time of the African Diaspora. We also can’t forget about Groundhog Day where Mr. Groundhog will let us know whether Spring will come early or we still have another couple of weeks left of winter. While some folks are looking forward to the warmer weather, there’s still loads of super sweet activities to keep you going!

Whether you’re looking to explore your adventurous side with the family, spend some quality time with your sweetheart, or just looking to get away from all the love and have some time to yourself- we’ve got everything for you all in one place! So bring out that sensitive side to yourself and get ready for this jam-packed guide filled with family fun, singles events and more!

Super Bowl
The Super Bowl XLVIII is back once again as sports fan crowd around their big screen TVs to watch the final game on Sunday, February 2nd. From planning the perfect Super Bowl party to going to a party, check out some other events near you to prepare for Super Bowl Sunday! Looking for more to do? Get a look at all of this year’s Super Bowl events happening across Long Island.

  • Super Bowl Sunday at Rockwell’s Bar & Grill
    60 Terry Rd. #7, Smithtown, NY 11787
    631-360-8900
    Sunday, February 2nd

    Enjoy happy hour all day and night at Rockwell's Bar & Grill for Superbowl Sunday! Indulge in 2-fers on any draft beer, wine and house mixed drinks! See event listing for more information.

     
  • Super Bowl at The Bellmore Pool House
    2732 Grand Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
    516-409-9728
    Sunday, February 2nd
    $40

    Enjoy watching the Super Bowl game while playing some pool and an open bar plus a free buffet during halftime.
     
  • 7 In Heaven Singles Super Bowl Party at Runyon’s of Seaford
    2319 South Seamans Neck Road, Seaford, NY 11783
    631-592-9804
    Sunday, February 2nd - 4:30 PM
    $10

    Get the party started with some pre-game fun at Runyon’s restaurant. Take a walk outdoors under a big tent with bonfires and large TV set outside so you don't miss the game. Cooks will be BBQ grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs! See event listing for more information.

     
  • 2014 Super Bowl Kickoff Benefit Concert at Elmont Memorial High School
    555 Ridge Road, Elmont , NY 11003
    516-986-0746
    Sunday, February 2nd - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    $15

    Start your Super Bowl Sunday with The Truth Urban Theater Group who uses the captivating tools of poetry, drama and drums in their powerful performances which reflect on everyday human errors, poor judgement and the endless results of human flaws.

Groundhog Day
This year, Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day both fall on the same date. While most people will have their eyes glued to their TV screens, we can’t forget about the tradition ceremony of the groundhog emerging from his burrow on Groundhog Day to let us if winter will be ending soon. If it’s a cloudy day then Spring will come early but if it’s a sunny day, the Groundhog will see his shadow and go back into his burrow which means this winter weather will continue for another six weeks.

  • Groundhog Day at Sands Point Preserve
    127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
    516-571-7901
    Saturday, February 1st - 11 AM to 1 PM
    $10 per car

    Celebrate the annual Groundhog Day tradition with live animal presentations, stories and crafts! Join us for ongoing live animal presentations as well as stories and craft projects.

Valentine’s Day
On February 14th, Cupid will be working his magic as couples and sweethearts show their appreciation for one another and their beloved ones in a variety of ways. Some may decide to go out for dinner or send some flowers and tasty treats to their Valentine, but why not be a little different and unique by sending a Singing Valentine made up of tuxedoed quartets associated with the Barbershop Harmony Society! Whatever you decide to do for your special someone, share your intimate moments with your honey by taking part in some of these lovely events:

  • Valentine’s Day at Rockwell’s Bar & Grill
    60 Terry Rd. #7, Smithtown, NY 11787
    631-360-8900
    Friday, February 14th - 7 PM

    Enjoy a special Valentine's Day dinner menu while listening to live entertainment by "Jimmy & Rose Marie."
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Glen Cove Mansion
    200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
    516-671-6400
    Friday, February 14th - 7 PM to 11 PM
    $79

    Enjoy a romantic dinner getaway with a five course meal, live entertainment and more.  
  • Valentine’s Day Big Band Dance at Koenig’s Restaurant
    86 S. Tyson Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001
    631-368-4361
    Friday, February 14th - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    $65 per person

    Valentine's Day Big Band Dance with the Long Island Sound 19-Piece Big Band. Enjoy Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett,  Ballroom, Swing, Pop, Latin and more! Admission includes grand buffet dinner.     
  • V-Day Party at The Nest Bar & Lounge
    382 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
    516-227-NEST
    Friday, February 14th - 9 PM to 4 AM

    Enjoy a night of dancing and delicious “love potions” all night to make this a night to be remembered.  Bring your special someone or meet somebody new!
  • V-Day Moon River Walk at Connetquot River State Park Reserve
    Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
    631-581-1072
    Friday, February 14th - 6 PM to 8:30 PM
    $4

    Take a walk with your family along the meandering moonlight trails of the preserve. Reserve ahead of time. Admission is $3 per child ages 3-17. Children under 3 are free.
  • Valentine’s Night Cabaret at Sands Point Preserve
    127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
    516-571-7901
    Friday, February 14th - 7 PM
    $120

    Bring your valentine to hear Broadway’s most romantic couple sing their favorite love songs in Castle Gould’s Great Hall. The night will feature signature cocktails and a candlelight dinner will be served followed by a dessert buffet.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Vanderbilt
    180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
    631-854-5579
    Saturday, February 8th - 6 PM to 8 PM
    $100

    Enjoy a romantic dinner with hors d’oeuvres, a main course, dessert, wine and beer and more! The menu includes a selection of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian entrées. Reservations required.
  • Valentine’s Day Open Dinner Cruise Aboard The Freeport Princess
    85 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
    516-378-0555
    Friday, February 14th - 7 PM to 10:30 PM
    $55 Adults/ $45 Children

    Go aboard the Freeport Princess for an evening filled with romanticism and dinner. The night will feature three entrees, dessert, coffee & tea, soda, beer, wine, complimentary cocktail and an on-board DJ. Enjoy a sunset cruise the next day on February 15th between 2 PM and 5 PM.

Singles Events
February can be a lonely month for those who don’t have that special someone just yet especially when it comes to Valentine’s Day. But, that’s no reason to pout. Get out and about to meet new people. Who knows, you might even find your soulmate! Be sure to check out our guide to Surving The Holiday Without Getting The Blues.

  • 7 In Heaven’s Singles Fun Bowling Games at South Levittown Lanes
    56 Tanners Lane, Levittown, NY 11756
    631-592-9804
    Saturday, February 1st - 8:30 PM - 11 PM
    $29

    Split up into three age groups for a night filled with bowling and music. Make a connection with someone while working together to win the round! After bowling, enjoy some karaoke in the lounge.
  • 7 In Heaven’s Ladies Brunch at RJ Daniel’s Restaurant
    279 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Center, NY 11570
    631-592-9804
    Sunday, February 2nd - 11:30 AM to 2 PM
    $25

    Single ladies can meet and make new single friends. Brunch will include coffee/tea, Champagne Mimosa, and breakfast and lunch choices.

Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, different schools, libraries and art galleries across Long Island will be remembering and honoring the history of Blacks through art, music, special performances and other celebrations. Check out these Black History Month celebrations to learn more about the history and the importance of the cultural meaning behind African Americans.

  • Black History Luncheon at The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club
    33 Club Drive, Roslyn Heights, NY 11677
    516-867-7986
    Saturday, February 1st - 11 AM to 3 PM
    $80

    Join The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club for their Black History Luncheon honoring Dr. Robyn Cadet, Mrs. Gloria Dingwall, and Ms. Johnnie M. Walker. The event will also feature entertainment and vendors.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing at Glen Cove Library FREE
    4 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
    516-676-2130
    Sunday, February 2nd - 2 PM

    In honor of Black History Month, listen to the sounds of jazz, swing, blues, and rhythm with vocalist Richard Lanham.
  • First Friday: Bryan Carrott at Heckscher Museum of Art FREE
    2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
    631-351-3250
    Friday, February 7th - 7 PM to 8:30 PM

    Enjoy a musical evening presented by world-renowned percussionist Bryan Carrott who will perform a solo repertoire and discuss the historical, cultural, and musical impact of jazz on society.
  • Black History Month Celebration at Brentwood Library FREE
    34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
    631-273-7883 ext. 346
    Saturday February 1st - Friday, February 28th

    This Black History Month Celebration will feature students artwork from the Brentwood School District.
  • From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art & Image FREE
    Southampton Cultural Center - 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
    631-287-4377
    Saturday, February 1st - Friday, February 28th - 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Come on down to the Southampton Cultural Center for an art exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. Curated by Tina Andrews. Exhibition is held daily except Sundays.
  • Faith Ringgold Exhibition at Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College FREE
    1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    516-323-3196
    Saturday, February 1st - Friday, February 28th - 10 AM

    Join us at the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College for the Black History Month Exhibition. The exhibit will be an in-depth study of "Tar Beach" and "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles." These two works are by this African American artist best known for her painted story quilts.

February Fun Festivities
When you’re not watching football or eating heart-shaped chocolates, go out and enjoy some fun and entertainment with these winter fun activities:

  • LI Winterfest: Live On The Vine at Waters Crest Winery
    22355 Route 48, Unit 6, Cutchogue, NY 11935
    631-734-5065
    Saturday, February 8th & Saturday, February 15th - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    $20 per person

    Celebrate LI Winterfest on February 8th with singer-songwriter Bryan Gallo or The Moonlighters - Jeff Mucciolo and Valerie Sauer on February 15th.
  • Long Island Boat Show at Nassau Coliseum
    1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
    Friday, February 7th - Sunday, February 9th

    Come on down to the Long Island Boat Show at Nassau Coliseum. See event listing for more information.
  • Sweet Fundraiser For Relay For Life at Gem Craft Boutique
    58 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, NY 11545
    516-874-3639
    Thursday, February 6th - 6 PM to 9 PM

    Come on down to the Gem Craft Boutique in Glen Head for the Sweet Fundraiser for Relay for Life! The shop will feature whimsical and romantic gifts perfect for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day or even for yourself! A portion of the proceeds from each gift will benefit the American Cancer Society.
  • February Funny Fest 2014 at Theatre Three
    412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    631-928-9100
    Friday, February 21st - 8 PM
    $35

    Come out to Theatre Three for a fun-filled night of live stand-up comedy featuring a full line-up of top comedians. Hosted by Paul Anthony.

Hockey
Hockey season continues with the New York Islanders playing against new opponents. Here are some games that will be taking place at the Nassau Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. Ticket prices vary between $24 - $160 which can be purchased online or by calling 516-794-9303. Check out who the Islanders are playing against along with the dates and times.

Winter Concert Series
Enjoy live music performances from local bands and artists at Martha Clara Vineyards located at 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at door. All tickets purchased include a glass of wine. See event listings for more information.

Winter Music Series
Enjoy live performances by a variety of local artists who will be playing at Hudson’s on the Mile located at 340 Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport, NY 11520 as part of their Winter Concert Series. Free admission and all ages welcome! 1/2 price drinks while the bands are playing. See event listings for more information.

Family-Friendly Adventures
There’s no need to be boring. Add a little excitement to your daily routine with some of these fun and wild events that the whole family will love.

  • Hide and Seek at Amsterdam Beach
    1636 Montauk Parkway, Montauk, NY 11954
    631-668-5000 ext 201
    Saturday, February 1st - 1 PM to 3 PM
    $4 per person/ $3 per child (3-17)/ Free for children under 3

    Join a park Naturalist for a scavenger hunt hike.  While hiking, "seek" items from a list of local plants, animals, and other objects unique to this park.  The naturalist will give a brief explanation of each item as they are found. Reservations are required.
  • Seal Hike at Montauk Point State Park
    2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
    631-668-5000
    Saturday, February 8th at 10 AM
    Sunday, February 9th at 11 AM
    Saturday, February 15th at 2 PM
    $4-adults; $3-children (3-17); Under 3 is Free

    Hikers will meet at the Montauk Concession building. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes. Go on a 3 mile hike for two to three hours. Reservations are required.
  • Winter Wildlife Safari at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
    Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
    631-581-1072
    Friday, February 21st - 2:30 PM to 4 PM
    $4 per person/ $3 per child (3-12)/ Free for children under 3

    Enjoy a fun-filled winter safari through the preserve while searching for wildlife and discovering them in their winter habitats. Learn about how they adapt to the coldest time of the year. Ideal for children 5 and up along with their families.
  • Wildlife Detectives at Caumsett State Park Preserve
    25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
    631-581-1072
    Wednesday, February 19th - 10 AM to 11:30 AM
    $4 per person/ $3 per child (3-17)/ Free for children under 3

    Explore the woods at Caumsett State Park and discover the animals that stay around the park during the cold winter months. Then create your own natural bird feeder that will attract more birds to your yard! Reservations are required.
  • Hide and Seek at Napeague State Park
    Rt. 27, Montauk, NY 11954
    631-668-5000 ext 201
    Saturday, February 22nd - 1 PM to 2 PM
    $4 for adults/ $3 for children

    Join a park Naturalist on this scavenger hunt hike. While hiking, "seek" items from a list of local plants, animals, and other objects unique to this park.  The naturalist will give a brief explanation of each item as they are found. Reservations are required.
  • Be A Weather Wizard at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
    Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
    631-581-1072
    Wednesday, February 19th - 10 AM to 12 PM
    $4 per person/ $3 per child (3-17)/ Free for children under 3

    Learn how a cloud forms, why a tornado starts and other uncovered weather secrets by demonstrations and fun activities.

Lovely Fun For Everyone
Have a blast by spending some time with your loved ones this month while also taking it easy on the budget.

  • Ice Skating
    Gear up for a day on the ice and show off your figure eights! The winter season isn’t over just yet so it’s not too late to go to either an indoor or outdoor ice rink near you.
  • Watch a Movie
    Snuggle up in a warm blanket with your sweetie and turn on a romantic movie or dress warm and go out to the movies for that must-see movie.
  • Read a Book
    Check out your local library for selections of books that you could pick out from. You’ll never know what you’ll find.
  • Go Out For Dinner
    Take a break from all the hussle of the workweek and spend some quality time with your sweetie by going out for a romantic dinner or treat the family to a meal at your favorite restaurant.
  • Go To The Museum
    It’s never too late to learn about the history of Long Island or a historical landmark.

Still not sure how to make the most out of February? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to check out our Things To Do Section for fun that can be enjoyed all week long, and don’t forget to head over to our jam-packed Events Calendar for the hottest upcoming events of the month and 2014!


Have any exciting plans for this month? Tell us what you have planned in the comments below!
 

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