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LongIsland.com’s 2016 February Family Fun Guide: Super Bowl Parties, Romantic Valentine’s Dinners, Black History Month, and More!

Written by Lyndsay McCabe  |  31. January 2016

February is the shortest month, but it is also jam-packed with holidays, celebrations, and special events. Besides the usual fairs, festivals, and music events, we have rounded up the best in Super Bowl parties, a variety of romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Weekend, and even educational and artistic programs on the history of African Americans on Long Island.

February’s fairs and festivals are catering to more niche groups, but present rare opportunities to celebrate your interests, whether they be antique-seeking or craft beers.  The Cradle of Aviation Museum is hosting their Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival, which offers the best in craft beers from around the United States and around the world, all on draft!

The month kicks off with Groundhog Day on February 2nd, and Long Islanders are perfectly equipped to get an up-close and personal view of famed local groundhogs, Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel.  After they predict the arrival of Spring, get ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th!  Party down at Changing Times in Northport or one of the many other bars and breweries hosting special deals on drinks and appetizers while you watch the game.

Don’t forget to start planning your Valentine’s Day date early with our extensive list of restaurants and venues featuring special dinners and events.  Whether you and your loved one have just started dating, or you have been together for years, there is something fun to do together to ignite that spark! Heat up the night with a classy dinner dance at East Wind, or celebrate the sweetest of things with chocolate and wine at the Long Island Aquarium!  There are also dinners galore with three- to five-course meals that will provide the perfect ambiance for your date.  

Make the most of your next month by filling up your schedule with these fun, romantic, and educational events!

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun Events
Indoor fairs and festivals are heating up, and are catering to niche crowds like antique-seekers and craft beer drinkers.  This month also features events where you can get a special something for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day!


Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4066
Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$20-85 per person

This 100% draft-only craft beer festival features the best craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  There will also be generous samples of Philly cheesesteak, empanadas, bacon, ribs, nachos, and desserts to snack on.

Valentine’s Jewelry and Gift Fair at Centereach Mall - FREE!
149 Centereach Mall, Centereach, NY 11720
631-730-0522
Friday, February 5th, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Over 40 vendors will be at the Centereach Mall to sell special Valentine’s gifts such as jewelry, handmade crafts, clothing, bags, candles, home goods, personalized orders, and much more to win over your loved ones.    

1st Annual Bagel Eating Contest
315 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Huntington, NY 11743
607-542-9365
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Follow link for pricing information

Contestants will compete by eating as many bagels as they can in a five minute period.  The first place winner will be crowned National Bagel Eating Champion as well as receive a $500 cash prize!

Winter Antiques Fair at Islandia Marriott
3635 Express Drive North, Islandia, NY 11749
516-868-2751
Sunday, February 21st, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
$8 per person

Find something for everyone at this antiques fair, which will feature toys, country accessories, postcards, china, kitchen collectibles, furniture and more!

Super Bowl Parties
Skip hosting your own Super Bowl party and bring a group of friends out to a local bar or brewery for a night of fun, food and drink specials, and even free giveaways!  Kids can also get into the action at local libraries, which will have parties geared towards the younger crowd.

Phat Daddy's Pub Super Bowl Party
3116 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
516-992-5139
Sunday, February 7th, 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
$45 per person

Watch the big game while enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet of sausage and peppers, chicken parm, salad and rolls, and penne a la vodka.  There will also be an open bar, with top shelf liquor included!

Super Bowl 50 at East Northport’s Changing Times
526B Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731
631-368-3255
Sunday, February 7th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Follow link for discount information

The big game may be in San Francisco, but you'll be able to catch all the action live at Changing Times in East Northport! A free tailgate BBQ, beer and wing specials, T-shirt giveaways, and an awesome raffle will all be featured.

Super Bowl 50 at Brownstone Brewing Company
200 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-588-1135
Sunday, February 7th, 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Follow link for discount information

Head over to Brownstone Brewing Company to catch the big game on 20 flat screen TVs! Enjoy $2 Coors Lights, $3 Blue Moons, a $5 tailgate menu, and $10 pitcher/wing combos.


Super Bowl Party at Bayport-Blue Point Public Library - FREE!
203 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-363-6133
Tuesday, February 2nd, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free event

Join Chef Rob and enjoy super bowl appetizers while playing action packed indoor football games. This program is for children in grades K - 2 only. Be sure to call ahead to register for this event.

Super Bowl Sunday at Library Cafe
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
Sunday, February 7th, 6:00 PM
$40 per person for party package/discounts on apps and drinks for non-party package

For a flat rate, football fans receive unlimited beer and wine and a hot and cold buffet. Giveaways will be going on throughout the game and a New York Giants and a New York Jets jersey will be raffled off at half-time. Reservations are recommended and seating is limited.


Super Bowl Celebration at The Clubhouse
377 Denton Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516-603-8778
Sunday, February 7th, 5:30 PM
$80 per person

Watch the big football game with great company at The Clubhouse. Enjoy a buffet, open bar, and more wings and nachos than you can eat!

Super Bowl Singles Party at the Nutty Irishman
323 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
718-757-6933
Sunday, February 7th, 5:15 PM
$7.75 - $16 per ticket

Mingle with other singles to watch the Super Bowl and make new friends.  Burgers are buy one get one half off, and it is $12.50 for buckets of domestic beer and $16 for buckets of imported beer.

Super Bowl 50 at Bay Shore’s Changing Times
29 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-647-7871
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Follow link for discount information

The action will be fierce as the NFL season comes to an epic finish at Super Bowl 50! Be sure to watch the game at Changing Times in Bay Shore, as there will be a free tailgate BBQ, beer and wing specials, and a ton of great prizes and raffles.

Super Bowl 50 at Farmingdale’s Changing Times
1247 Melville Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-694-6462
Sunday, February 7th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Follow link for discount information

Watch the big game at Changing Times and enjoy a free tailgate BBQ on the patio! Halftime raffles and prizes, 50 cent wings, discounted pitchers, and more.

Super Bowl Party at Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
631-665-1941
Tuesday, February 9th, 12:30 PM
$6 per person

Celebrate the winners of the Super Bowl with cold heroes and lots of snacks.

Groundhog Day Events
Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t have anything on our local Holtsville Hall and Malverne Mel! Meet LI’s own groundhogs, and take your little ones to fun groundhog day programs at one of these local libraries.


Groundhog Day At The Holtsville Ecology Center - FREE!
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
631-758 - 9664
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00 AM
Free event

Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro invites you to Groundhog Day at the Holtsville Ecology Center with Holtsville Hal.  Enjoy the festivities and find out what Suffolk County's groundhog has to say about Spring!

21st Annual Groundhog Celebration with Malverne Mel at Gazebo Park - FREE!
Hempstead Avenue and Utterby Road, Malverne, NY 11565
516-5991200
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00 AM
Free event

See the famous Malverne Mel and find out what his prediction will be!  Then enjoy live music by The Banjo Rascals, a breakfast, and a petting zoo at the adjacent Crossroads Farm.


Groundhog Day Fun (Ages 3 - 5) at Port Jefferson Free Library - FREE!
100 Thompson Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-0022
Tuesday, February 2nd, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free event

Join the Port Jefferson Free Library as they celebrate all things groundhog with stories, a craft, and snack.


Groundhogs & Other Creatures That Live Underground at Bayport-Blue Point Library - FREE!
203 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-363-6133
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Free event

Learn about our own Long Island burrowers as well as others around the globe, and discover the surprising ways these animals survive and thrive!

Groundhog Day Storytime at Peninsula Library - FREE!
280 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-3262 x211
Tuesday, February 2nd, 4:30 PM
Free event

Stop by Peninsula Public Library for Groundhog Day storytime! For ages 2 through 6.

Mardi Gras Parties
Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 9th, and is also known as Fat Tuesday, the day prior to Ash Wednesday.  Though it is most famously celebrated in New Orleans, many restaurants and chefs will bring a bit of that Cajun and Creole flavor to LI!

2016 Mardi Gras Madness at Storyville
43 Green Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-351-3446
Friday, January 29th through Sunday, February 7th
$30.95 per person

Storyville American Table specializes in Cajunand Creole cooking, and they will be celebrating Mardi Gras with 11 days of fine dining from a prix fixe menu, with specials like Sidney Bechet's Cold Seafood Cocktail or Red Snapper Nantua.

The Bayou’s 30th Annual Mardi Gras Party
2823 Jerusalem Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
516-785-9263
Thursday, February 4th through Tuesday, February 9th
Follow link or pricing

The Bayou is one of the top destinations for Mardi Gras parties on Long Island, and will host all-you-can-eat crawfish on February 4th, Happy Hour from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on February 5th, Oyster Fest on February 6th, and a general party on February 9th.  Enjoy live music every night!

Chef Charlie: Cajun/Creole Mardi Gras Dishes at North Shore Public Library
250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786
631-929-4488
Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$3 per person

Chef Charlie will demonstrate how to make authentic Cajun/Creole Mardi Gras favorites like Etoufee!

Mardi Gras Mask Craft at West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
631-661-7080
Wednesday, February 3rd, 7:00 PM
$5 per person

Meet local artist Kathy Cunningham, and learn from her how to create masks in the style of those worn in Venice and festivities in Carnivale.  West Islip residents only.

2016 Mardi Gras Celebration at The Southside Hotel
5 3rd Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-9596
Friday, February 5th through Tuesday, February 9th
Follow link for pricing

Taste classic Creole dishes and traditional, handcrafted New Orleans-style cocktails!

2016 Mardi Gras Party at Jewel Restaurant
400 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
631-755-5777
Tuesday, February 9th, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$55 per person

Have a memorable Mardi Gras party, complete with Cajun drink specials, live music, beads, and masks, as well as a diverse selection of delectable foods!

Mardi Gras 2016: Cooking with Jo-ann Tiranno at South Country Library - FREE!
22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-0818
Tuesday, February 9th, 7:00 PM
Free event

Jo-ann Tiranno from The Passionate Palate will teach you how to make a roux, a classic gumbo, and delicious beignets!

6th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at Grasso’s
134 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-6060
Tuesday, February 9th, 7:00 PM
Follow link for pricing

It's a special night at Grasso's, with live music from Gail Storm and Company and a unique menu from Chef Tony.

Romantic Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day
Ask your loved one out to a romantic dinner or show, or just take friends or family to show them your love!  Valentine’s dates are mostly about eating, but there are also some comedy shows that would make a great ice breaker if you are on a date with someone new!


Chocovino - A Valentine’s Celebration at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200, ext. 426
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$190 per couple

Chocolate + Wine = One Sensational Tasting Experience. Awaken your senses and indulge in a fun new way to enjoy all of your favorite pleasures.

Valentine’s Day with Tim “The Ladies Man” Meadows at the Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$49 per person

See Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows, known for the Ladies Man movies, as well as classic SNL skits, roles in "Mean Girls" and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and more. And then dance the night away with your own personal Valentine!

Be My Valentine Dinner Dance at East Wind
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-6585
Saturday, February 13th, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$74.95 per person

Spend a romantic evening at East Wind with a four-course dinner, premium open bar, and music by Long Island Sound Entertainment. Overnight accommodations are also available!


4th Annual Cupidance: 2016 Valentine’s Dance Fitness Celebration at Hampton Bays Library
52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
516-410-4773
Tuesday, February 9th, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
$7 per person

Come to Hampton Bays Library for a dance-a-thon featuring songs by Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, and more!

Line Dancing Is For Lovers at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, February 12th, 7:00 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

Line Dancing Is For Lovers, hosted by DJ Deuce & Country Blendz and featuring Whiskey Road and Yankee Rebel. Free Line Dance Instruction will also be provided by Blendz Girlz.

Valentine’s Day at Sandbar
55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-498-6188
Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Follow link for pricing

Sandbar will serve a la carte specials to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including special wines and gourmet cheeses.

Valentine’s Day at the Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, 4:00 PM
Follow link for pricing

Mirabelle Restaurant and Mirabelle Tavern will be offering a special prix fixe menu with such specials as beef fillet, duck Mirabelle, roasted monkfish, and much more!

Valentine’s Weekend at Inn at Great Neck
30 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
516-773-2000
Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th
Follow link for pricing

The Inn at Great Neck invites you to celebrate your Valentine’s Weekend with them. You can enjoy a romantic dinner for two at their French American restaurant, Brasserie Americana, or go all out and stay for the weekend.

Sinatra Love Songs - A Big Band Valentine at the Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Friday, February 12th, 8:00 PM
$35-39 per person

Take your date to a romantic night of Sinatra’s best love songs performed by the 18 piece New Millennium Big Band.  Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM, and music and dancing starts at 8:00 PM.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Besito
402 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-329-0050
Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th
Follow link for pricing

Besito Mexican invites you to celebrate Dia de San Valentin or Valentine’s Day with a weekend of dinner specials and a Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday.

Valentine’s Dinner Dance at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-242-4261
Saturday, February 13th, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
$45 per person

Enjoy a romantic sit down dinner, open bar, and music by DJ Ray.

Cupid’s Ball: Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at the Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-3800
Saturday, February 13th, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
$125 per couple

Bring your beloved to this night of cocktails, a five course dinner, and a premium open bar and champagne toast.

Valentine’s Night Cabaret at Sands Point Preserve
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-304-5076
Saturday, February 13th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$125-250 per person

The cast members who created the leading roles from the Tony-winning Broadway production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” reunite for a special cabaret evening in Hempstead House, hosted by composer Steven Lutvak.

7 in Heaven - Find Your Valentine Mansion Party at Glen Cove Mansion Hotel
200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
631-592-9804
Saturday, February 13th, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
$37 per person

Join in on a private dinner and dance party just for singles!  Singles will be seated by suggested age group.  See what the other dozens of singles are raving about!

The Cast of Beatlemania: Beatles Love Songs at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$50 per person

The Cast of Beatlemania performing all your favorite Beatles love songs in honor of the holiday devoted to sharing time with that special someone!

2016 Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball at Woodbury Country Club
884 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-692-6200
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
$50 per person

Dance the night away and dine on deluxe hors d'oeuvres and a three course dinner and dessert.

Singles Association of LI’s Valentine’s Day Celebration at La Focaccia Italian Restaurant
70 East Village Green, Levittown, NY 11735
516-465-3953
Saturday, February 13th, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$28 per person

Ages 25 and up are welcome to this singles event, which offers a choice of four entrees, and will feature music by a live band!

Valentine’s Day Comedy Show at The Clubhouse
377 Denton Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516-603-8778
Saturday, February 13th, 8:30 PM
$20 per person

Impress your date with a hilarious comedy show hosted by Kenny Williams and Kool Mike Ski. The night will also feature performances by AJ Foster, Debbie Bazza, Carlos A. Gonzalez, and Anthony Arriaga.

3rd Annual Louder Than Love Valentine’s Concert at NYCB Theatre
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$50-70 per person

NYCB Theatre at Westbury presents Louder Than Love, TKA, Taylor Dayne, Veronica, Shannon, George Lamond, Rockell, Cece Peniston, Robin S., Sweet Sensation, and Soave.  The night will be hosted by none other than Mob Wives star, Drita.

A Special Valentine’s Day Comedy Show Starring Jim Breuer at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Sunday, February 14th, 7:30 PM
$29.50-100 per person

Get to know your date through laughter with LI’s own Jim Breuer!  Each couple will receive a long-stemmed rose.  Cabaret tables on the floor will be sold in pairs of two, and come with a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-671-6400
Sunday, February 14th, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$89 per person

Whether your romance is budding or in full bloom, dinner at The Mansion is a delicious way to say "I love you." The Glen Cove Mansion looks forward to celebrating you and your special someone with a very special evening.

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook
877 Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-471-6609
Sunday, February 14th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$69 per person, plus tax

Celebrate love in the romantic setting of an Italian Tuscan villa, featuring an open bar, DJ entertainment, dancing, and a four course gourmet meal.

Live Music at Martha Clara Vineyards - FREE!
6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-298-0075, ext 101
Sunday, February 14th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with wine and live music in the romantic setting at Martha Clara Vineyards!

Lucy and the Swingettes at Mattituck-Laurel Public Library - FREE!
13900 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-4134
Sunday, February 14th, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free event

Stop by the library this Valentine's Day for a live performance by The Swingettes! A septette of women who play recorders of all shapes and sizes, will entertain you with love songs and swing tunes from the '20s, '30s and '40s.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Vista Sky Lounge
27-05 39th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
917-600-5101
Sunday, February 14th, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$125 per couple

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner with your sweetheart! Vista Sky Lounge features breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline complete with excellent service.

Celebrating Black History Month
Long Island is rich in history, including the history of African Americans and the Underground Railroad.  Learn how abolitionists, Quakers, and even Native Americans assisted in the Underground Railroad, or hear music that spans decades and genres in the African American community.


African American Read-In at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor - FREE!
290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-4926
Friday, February 12th, 5:00 PM
Free event

African American Read-In is presented by Canio’s Cultural Cafe and John Jermain Memorial Library.  Please email or call if you would like to read a short excerpt from your favorite writer.

Black Voices on Exhibit at the Art League of Long Island - FREE!
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-462-5400
Daily through Sunday, February 21st
Free event

In recognition of Black History Month, the Art League of Long Island presents "Black Voices", an exhibition featuring African-American artists from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens.

Running Scared, Running Free: Escape to the Promised Land at Stony Brook Village Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-2244
Daily through Monday, February 29th
$13 per adult, $12 per student

Running Scared, Running Free is an interactive production based on investigative research compiled by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization, and shows how Native Americans, Quakers, free blacks and abolitionists assisted in the Underground Railroad through the fascinating use of secret codes in quilt patterns as a vital means of communication.


Black History Month Program at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School - FREE!
155 Lowndes Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-251-2842
Thursday, February 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free event

Join the members of the Huntington community at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School for a night of art and history in celebration of Black History Month.

Rhonda Denet & Trio: Tribute to Etta James at South Country Library - FREE!
22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-0818
Friday, February 5th, 7:00 PM
Free event

In honor of Black History Month, Rhonda Denet & Trio will perform the hits of Etta James, whose music spanned soul, blues, R&B, rock, jazz and gospel. There will be a dessert buffet after the performance. Call for registration information.

Steel Impressions Concert at Amityville Public Library - FREE!
Corner of Oak and John Streets, Amityville, NY 11701
631-264-0567
Saturday, February 13th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free event

Join the family steel band from Amityville and warm up in the cold weather for a fun celebration of Black History Month. They will feature authentic Caribbean music including: calypso, reggae and soca tunes. Call for registration information.

Black History Month Artistic Celebration at Half Hollow Hills Library - FREE!
55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-421-4530
Sunday, February 14th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Join the Mothers Club of Wheatley Heights and Concerned Fathers Association, in collaboration with High School West’s African American Student Organization and the children of the Half Hollow Hills School District, as they celebrate the achievements of African American “firsts.” Learn about the rich contributions of past pioneers, present leaders and their impact on our country.

Music, Art, & Concerts
Warm up with a drink and friends and support LI’s live music scene!  Many classic bands and heartwarming tributes will be performing this month, which may make for great follow-up date nights with your Valentine!

Meet America's Artist Mort Kunstler at Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay - FREE!
4 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Saturday, February 6th, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Meet artist Mort Kunstler at this event, where he will be signing copies of his latest print, "Sally's Valentine," which depicts the presentation of the first recorded American Valentine. "Sally's Valentine" and other prints will be available for purchase.

Foreigner at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Thursday, February 11th, 8:00 PM
$49.50 per person

Legendary rockers Foreigner will be at NYCB Theatre at Westbury to play some of their greatest hits, like “Cold As Ice,” “Urgent,” “Double Vision,” and “Juke Box Hero.”

(Mostly) True Things Storytelling Show at The Performing Arts Studio
224 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-366-4265
Saturday, February 27th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$10 per person online presale, $15 per person at the door (cash only)

Soak in stories with a twist at this unique show that is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.  Take part in an audience game to decide which storyteller is telling the truth!


Reel Big Fish at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Monday, February 1st, 8:00 PM
$20-35 per person

The show will mark their third time performing on The Paramount stage. Reel Big Fish broke into the mainstream in the summer of 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite.

Tyler Farr at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Wednesday, February 3rd, 8:00 PM
$36 per person

Come down to The Emporium to enjoy live performances by Tyler Farr and Love & Theft.

Live In The Lobby: The Como Brothers Band & Sam Woolf at The Patchogue Theater - FREE!
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Thursday, February 4th, 7:30 PM
Free event

Having grown up performing in a Beatles tribute band on Long Island, The Como Brothers are no strangers to the Long Island music scene. Together, they will perform with Sam Woolf, a folk/pop musician known for his original arrangements.

Commack Idol - 2016 Finals at Commack High School
1 Scholar Lane, Commack, NY 11725
631-858-3623
Friday, February 5th, 2016, 7:00 PM
$10 per person

Come and enjoy a fun-filled family evening cheering on our Commack students.Professionals from Idol Entertainment will produce a show for all to enjoy! Sponsor WBLI will be in attendance.

Eric Martin (Mr. Big) at Revolution Bar and Music Hall
140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701
 631-608-8792
Friday, February 5th, 8:00 PM
$18 Advance / $20 At Door

Eric Martin will be at The Revolution with a full band to perform solo tunes and Mr. Big classics.

Lez Zeppelin - All Girls, All Zeppelin at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Friday, February 5th, 8:00 PM
$35 per person

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the passion and sensuality they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.

45 RPM / That 70s Band at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, February 5th, 8:00 PM
$7 Advance / $10 At Door

Come down to The Emporium and enjoy live performances by 45 RPM and That 70s Band. Free buffet and 2-for-1's on wine & draft beer from 7PM - 9PM

The Bacon Brothers at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Friday, February 5th, 8:00 PM
$35-55 per person

Brothers Kevin and Michael, will be performing an evening of rock, country, folk, and a little Philly soul.

All The Hits - A Tribute To The Beatles and The Rolling Stones at The Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-9500
Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th, 8:00 PM
$25 per person

Back by popular demand, this explosive tribute to the kings of Classic Rock will leave you in awe with the greatest hits of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Join Bay Street on Friday evening for the early years of their careers and Saturday evening for the later years.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at the CM Performing Arts Center
931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-218-2810
Saturday, February 6th through Saturday, February 27th
$12 per person

The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and nonstop adventure perfect for an afternoon of fun for the entire family!


Aladdin Jr. at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday February 6th through Sunday, February 21st
$15 per person

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more – are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Long Island House of Rock at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Saturday, February 6th, 8:00 PM
$40-90

The NYCB Theatre presents an evening of fantastic New York rock with legends Blue Oyster Cult, Vanilla Fudge, and The Blues Magoos.

Shahkar at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516.283.5566
Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 PM
$55-150 per person

Shahkar Bineshpajooh - music composer, university lecturer, and singer - will be performing live in concert at The Space at Westbury.

Gypsy Music:  A Dazzling Journey at Connetquot Public Library - FREE!
760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-567-5079
Sunday, February 7th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free event

Acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles will showcase the music of the mystical gypsy campgrounds of Romania, Russia, Poland, Latvia, India, Spain, and former Yugoslavia.

West Avenue Jazz at Comsewogue Public Library - FREE!
170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-928-1212
Sunday, February 7th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free event

Join bassist Paul O’Dell, drummer John Ridulfo, and pianist and vocalist Linda Cusumano for an afternoon of soothing, romantic jazz in a variety of styles from classic to contemporary.

Jackie Greene at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Thursday, February 11th, 8:00 PM
$40 per person

Armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Greene has carved out a unique musical niche, and the album marks another creative landmark in his already compelling body of work.

Swift Kick & Vixen at Revolution Bar and Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
631-608-8792
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$15 per person

80s rockers, Swift Kick, will be making a triumphant return to the stage. They will be aided by the always-impressive Vixen as well!

Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 PM
$30 per person

Finally freed from the shackles of his brilliant musical friends, Punch Brothers’ banjoist debuts a bona fide solo show, previewing new original music slated for a fall 2016 release.

Rosanne Cash at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Wednesday, February 17th, 8:00 PM
$38-78 per person

The singer-songwriter celebrates her highly acclaimed, three-time Grammy-winning album, a collection of original songs, written with her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal, that connect and reconnect Rosanne to the American South.

Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza at Middle Country Public Library - FREE!
101 Eastwood Boulevard, Centereach, NY 11720
631-585-9393
Thursday, February 18th, 11 AM - 12:00 PM
Free event

For families with children birth - 3rd grade. Wear your dancing shoes to hear the original, upbeat songs of Evan Gottfried. His entertaining show includes many fun props!

Rubix Kube / 20 Highview at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, February 19th, 8:00 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

Come down to The Emporium and enjoy live performances by Rubix Kube and 20 Highview.Free buffet and 2-for-1's on wine & draft beer from 7PM - 9PM.

Richard Marx at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Saturday, February 20th, 8:00 PM
$60 per person

Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Richard Marx has made history with a string of indelible hits that span both radio-ready rock tunes and stirring romantic ballads. Quite simply, Marx has created the soundtrack to the most memorable moments in people’s lives.

Lunar Year Concert at the Half Hollow Hills Public Library Dix Hills Branch - FREE!
55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-421-4530
Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free event

Enjoy this rich repertoire of eastern-western vocal works in multiple forms that express the beautiful and pure love that transcends borders and races.

Fei-Fei Dong Concert at East Meadow Public Library - FREE!
1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-794-2570
Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM
Free event

Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence.”

Disney Fantasia: Live In Concert at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM
$48-123 per person

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and Disney’s Fantasia 2000.

Jack Quartet at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Thursday, February 25th, 8:00 PM
$25 per person

Jack Quartet is an American string quartet dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Thursday, February 25th, 9:00 PM
$27 Advance / $30 Door

Visit The Emporium to enjoy a live performance by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for their 20th Anniversary of "Tha Crossroads."

Captain Jack / Mean Machine at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, February 26th, 8:00 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

Captain Jack (Billy Joel tribute) and Mean Machine will be performing live at The Emporium! Free buffet and two-fers on wine & draft beer from 7PM - 9PM.

Grateful Overkill: Grateful Dead Tribute Night at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Friday, February 26th, 8:00 PM
$20-65 per person

The Paramount Tribute Series presents "Grateful Overkill," a tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead. The night will feature performances by Reckoning & Half Step.

Elvis, Jerry Lee, and Cash: The Sons of Sun Records at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Friday, February 26th, 8:00 PM
$49 per person

Featuring Justin Shandor as Elvis, Philip Bower as Johnny Cash, and Martin Kaye playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet in Las Vegas.

Kyla’s Kause at Mulcahy’s
3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Saturday, February 27th, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$60 per person

Kyla is a five year old who was diagnosed four years ago with Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurological condition, which causes severe impairments with speech, movement, and cognition. Proceeds from the event will go directly to Kyla to help cover the ongoing costs associated with her care.  Each ticket includes food, an open bar, a chinese auction, a 50/50, and live music by Andy Arowana.

Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks at the Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-9500
Saturday, February 27th, 8:00 PM
$20 per person

Dan's Best of the Best Hall of Famer gives you your Rock-a-Billy fix with his original hits & upbeat take on the classics. The dance floor is calling and you won't be able to stay in your seat!

Dan Zanes at Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-6444
Sunday, February 28th, 2:00 PM
$15-25 per person

Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American family music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide.

More Ideas for February Fun:

Check Out Seals on the Shores of LI
Take a guided cruise or walk along the shores of Long Island, led by experts who know just where to find the various species of seals that visit the area, and can tell you much more about these creatures.  Bring binoculars and a camera to record this truly unique experience!

Explore a Museum
It may be cold outside, but you can always visit a museum and warm up indoors while learning and exploring new topics and cultures!  Bring your little ones to the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to learn about whales and the history of whaling on Long Island, or take an artsy day to meet up with friends and check out the Nassau County Museum of Art. There truly is something for everyone at our local museums!

Take Your Seat at the Theater
You don’t need to travel all the way to the city to see a Broadway-quality play - order your tickets to a show that’s only a short drive away!  Theaters like the Gateway Playhouse and Madison Theater at Molloy College have a packed schedule of fantastic shows, including comedies, plays, concerts, musicals, and more!

What local fun are you looking forward to this February?
Let Us Know in the Comments Below!

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