Cupid's Corner: Long Island Valentine's Day 2016 Events for Kids

Valentine's Day isn't just a holiday for adults, it's for kids too!

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Pieces of a Valentine's Day craft project!

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This Valentine's Day, treat your little sweetheart to a day chock-full of love and fun at a Long Island Valentine's Day event for kids! From hands-on crafting events that show kids how to create their very own homemade Valentine's Day cards, to food-centered activities that allow kids to make tasty Valentine treats and sweets, there are plenty of events taking place on the Island to keep your cherished children entertained during the holiday of love. 
Take a look at these local Valentine's Day kids events happening on L.I.!
Family Valentine Cakes - FREE!
760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
Saturday, February 6th. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Event
Spend some quality time with your family as you decorate a heart-shaped cake together for Valentine’s Day. Guy from Swan Bakery will provide all of the icings and colorful, edible embellishments to create your one-of-a-kind delicious cake!
Make Your Valentine's at Craftree
267 Main Street - 2nd Floor, Huntington, NY 11743
Saturday, February 6th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$25 Per Child
Children can participate in Craftree's Valentine's Day workshop and create enough personal valentines for their entire class!
Valentine's Day Children's Craft Event at Lakeshore - FREE!
2079 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Saturday, February 6th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Event
Lakeshore will be celebrating Valentine's Day by hosting an afternoon of crafts for kids! Make a "Love You To Pieces! Picture Frame," "Love Letters Mailbox," or a "Stained Glass Valentine!"
Children's Valentine's Day Planting at Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, February 6th, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$10 Per Child
Hicks Nurseries' main greenhouse will be hosting a planting workshop and they have invited all children to come and plant small houseplants for somebody special.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Program at Merrick Library - FREE!
2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
Tuesday, February 9th, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Event
Teen volunteers will assist children K-6 with creating a delicious chocolate treat to help foster love and goodwill for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Candy Buffet at Mineola Memorial Library - FREE!
195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY 11501
Tuesday, February 9th, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Event
Visit Mineola Memorial Library to decorate, fill up, and take home a jar filled with colorful and tasty Valentine's candy from a candy buffet.
Little Love Bug Hats
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
February 9th-12th and 23rd-26th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$13 Museum Admission
February is buzzing with love! Join the Long Island Children's Museum staff as they help children and make their own little love bug hats to wear home!
Tiny Tykes Valentine's Day SpecialFREE!
494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596
Wednesday, February 10th, 10:15 AM
Free Event
Willison Park Public Library's Tiny Tykes program will be hosting a Valentine's Day special for children between the ages of 2 ½ and 5. Holiday fun will be had by all as children participate in various games and activities.
Valentine's Day Storytime & Craft at East Hampton LibraryFREE!
159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-0222 ext 2
Wednesday, February 10th, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Event
Join East Hampton Library for a special Valentine's Day celebration involving holiday entertainment and creative crafts for ages 4 - 6.
Make-It: Valentine's Cards & Anti-Valentine's Cards - FREE!
100 Thompson Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30 PM
Free Event
Port Jefferson Free Library will be hosting a Valentine's Day card workshop for children and teens to make special cards for loved ones – or Anti-Valentine's Day cards, should creativity inspire it!
Bling Rings: Valentine's Crafts - FREE!
170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Free Event
Kids are invited to craft a dazzling “bling ring” gift, which will be distributed to Comsewogue Public Library patrons on Valentine’s Day. Students will receive forty-five minutes of community service.
Tiny Toys ValentineFREE!
Corner of Oak and John Streets, Amityville, NY 11701
Friday, February 12th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Event
Children will play with their parent in a Valentine's Day-themed event at Amityville Public Library! The program is intended for ages 18 months to 3 years old with parent accompaniment.
I Love You - Valentine's Workshop at Comsewogue Public LibraryFREE!
170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Friday, February 12th, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Free Event
Young children and parents will listen to loving stories and create a beautiful craft to share with someone special. For children between the ages of 30 months and 41 months.
Let Your Heart Shine - Preschool Valentine Craft - FREE!
31 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740
Friday, February 12th, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Free Event
Tin foil and tissue paper will be used to make beautiful heart crafts at Harborfields Public Library. The program will also give children the opportunity to hear stories about love and friendship.
Love Monster CupcakesFREE!
34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
Friday, February 12th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Event
Those looking for a tasty treat a bit before Valentine's Day will be able to visit Brentwood Public Library to make cupcakes designed as lovable monsters! For ages 13 – 17.
Valentine's Day Lollipop BouquetsFREE!
One South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718
Friday, February 12th. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Free Event
Teens will be able to design their own lollipop bouquets for their special sweethearts – or themselves! - just in time for Valentine's Day.
Sweet Hearts Party at Chocolate Works Garden City
916 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530
Friday, February 12th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$30 Per Person
Chocolate Works' Sweet Hearts Party will feature a marshmallow bouquet workshop, cheese pizza, and a 4' chocolate fountain for a variety of edible fun.
Preschool Valentine's Craft at Center Moriches Free Public LibraryFREE!
235 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Saturday, February 13th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Event
Children between the ages of three and kindergarten are welcome to come and enjoy a Valentine's Day craft! Contact library to register.
Valentine's Day Pre-K Dance & Play - FREE!
871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Saturday, February 13th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Event
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Montauk Library with their themed-dance featuring wiggling, dancing, shimmying, and shaking to fantastic tunes!
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate Storytime - FREE!
4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
Saturday, February 13th, 11:00 AM
Free Event
A special storytime at Barnes & Noble will feature Love Monster and The Last Chocolate, a tale of friendship and sharing that is sure to inspire children of all ages.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, February 13th through Friday, February 19th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$5 Per Person / Free For Members
The Maritime Explorium's Valentine's Day-themed program will give children the chance to design and create their own messages and place them inside of bottles!
Citarella Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop
158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Saturday, February 13th, 1:00 PM
$6 Members / $8 Public
Taught by the professional bakers from Citarella, this yummy class will feature a plethora of sugar cookies and edible decorations!
Valentine's Sculpture at Jericho Public Library
1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY 11753
Saturday, February 13th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$3 Per Child
Learn how to sculpt a clay animal with a Valentine’s Day theme. Kids will paint their own sculptures then glue them on tiles for perfect displays!
Valentine's Day Soiree - FREE!
50 Deauville Boulevard, Copiague, NY 11726
Saturday, February 13th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Event
Roses are red, violets are blue, head to Copiague Memorial Public Library for something new (a very special Valentine’s Day party!).
Sweetheart Princess Tea Party
431 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, February 14th, 11:00 AM
$23 Children / $26 Adults
Get your little Princess and head to our Sweetheart Princess Tea Party this Valentine’s Day!  She’ll dance and sing with all of her favorite Princesses as you treasure this amazing moment.  Formal white glove tea service will be served in our elegant Sea Star Ballroom, complete with finger sandwiches and sweets.
Craftree at the Book Revue - Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, February 14th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$20 per child
Enjoy a day with your sweetheart as Book Revue hosts Craftree's reading of Ladybug Girl and Bumblee Boy.  The event will also feature a crafting session for making excellent Valentine's Day-themed items!
Hearts For Animals - Celebrate Animals This Valentine's Day
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, February 14th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$10 Children / $5 Adults
Meet several of Sweetbriar Nature Center's loveable animals, take a tour through the preserve looking for the “Hearts for Animals, and create a craft to show your love of animals. Be sure to also bring along a story to share your love of animals!
A Curious Feeling: Valentine's Day At LI Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, February 14th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free With Museum Admission
Alice experienced a curious dream during her Adventures in Wonderland, a dream that involved the Queen of Hearts and her giant army of cards! Don’t be late for this important day as we use our imaginations to make our own playful card soldiers carrying special Valentines for our loved ones.
Valentine's Day Bingo - FREE!
601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Sunday, February 14th, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Free Event
Come and join your friends for an afternoon of bingo games on the sweetest holiday of the year.  Rest assured, at Hauppauge Public Library, every participant is a winner!