Towards the mid-end of the month of February here in the U.S. we celebrate President’s Day. President’s Day is a day set aside to honor all of the United States presidents who have come and gone through our nation’s history, though many fixate on presidents Washington and Lincoln who have birthdays surrounding President’s Day.
President’s Day weekend is a much anticipated time, especially for kids! Although President’s Day brings with it tons of great sales and a day off for some, it also marks the beginning of Mid-Winter Recess, which means the kids will be out of school until the following Monday, February 23rd.
What to do with all of that time off? Well here are some ideas for fun things to do with the kids, relaxing ways to unwind, and events to attend to keep you occupied during President’s Day Weekend!
Things To Do Over President’s Day Weekend
Events For Kids Over President’s Day Weekend & Mid-Winter Recess
The Snow Queen at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Every Saturday & Sunday through March 8th
$15 and up
Enjoy a performance of, “The Snow Queen,” the story Disney’s Frozen is based off of!
Puzzle Piece Necklace Craft at Michael's
All Long Island Michael's locations
Saturday, February 14th from 10 AM - 12 PM
Kids can make cute friendship necklaces using beads and puzzle pieces! Only $2 per half hour session - supplies included!
Oscar Nominated Shorts/Animated at The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, February 15th at 12 PM
$6 for members, $9 for non-members
Bring the kids out to enjoy a collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films of 2015. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
President's Week Workshops at Chocolate Works of Bellmore Merrick
2350 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
Monday, February 16th - Thursday, February 19th
During Open Molding kids can pick a mold, fill it with chocolate, decorate it, then eat their sweet treat! No reservations required!
Winter Sanctuary Adventures at at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Monday, February 16th - Friday, February 20th from 9 AM - 3 PM
$80 per day, $275 for the whole week
Bring the kids to enjoy hands-on activities, live animal presentations, learn outdoor survival skills, and more!
Rainforest Treasures at Long Island Science Center
11 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Monday, February 16th - Saturday, February 21st from 11 AM - 4 PM
Join in the fun of examining items from the rainforest and learning about the various flora and fauna.
Events For Adults Over President’s Day Weekend
“From Portraits to Tweets: Imagery, Technology and the U.S. Presidency” Exhibition at Emily Lowe Gallery
112 Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549
Tuesday, February 3rd - Friday, May 8th
This exhibition traces the public’s shifting perceptions of the American presidency through the use of visual imagery.
Birding with Frank at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, February 14th at 10 AM
Bring along your binoculars, and a copy of "Field Guide to Birds of the Eastern United States" if you own one, for this bird walk lead by Frank Quevedo. Please register ahead.
Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale at Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow
123 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, February 15th from 10 AM - 4 PM
If you love antiquing and finding new treasures, head to this show and sale featuring collectibles, dolls and antiques.
Blood Donations at Rallye-Lexus of Glen Cove
20 Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Monday, February 16th from 11 AM - 4 PM
Do something good with you day off by donating blood to the American Red Cross and helping save lives!
Stitchy Women at Baldwin Library
2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510
Every Monday through May 18th from 10 AM - 12 PM
Learn how to make creative items while using current crafting skills or learning new ones crocheting and knitting!
Signature, Northport at Northport Historical Society
215 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 4th
Free ($5 suggested donation)
View this collection of famous autographs and signatures and learn the stories behind them! There's even one of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
How will you be spending your President's Day Weekend? Let us know in the comments below!