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Great Ways to Enjoy the Last Week of February

Soon before you know it, the winter season will be over. Enjoy all there is to do on Long Island for the winter season!

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With only 28 days to the month of February this year, time has gone by so fast that we’re just steps away from the end of the month. Come March, we’ll be entering a new season – spring, so get out there and enjoy the last of winter on Long Island!

There’s plenty to do on the Island, consider:

  • Ice Skating: Long Island is fortunate to have more than a dozen skating rinks – both indoor and outdoor. Head out with the family to enjoy some recreational skating before the weather gets so warm that many of the rinks turn to roller skating rinks.
  • Celebrating the Winter Olympics: Continuing through February 23rd, the Maritime Explorium in Port Jefferson will celebrate the Winter Olympics with a chance to design your own ski jump that can be tested to see how to make your skier ski the furthest. There’s also the opportunity to build a mag-lev bobsled to test on its tracks.
  • Great Outdoors: Spring and summer may bring the beauty of nature with blooming trees and flowers, but there is also a scenic quality to nature during the winter. Take a hike and experience Long Island’s great outdoors! There are numerous hiking trails around Long Island, including the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, along Connetquot River, the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay and others.
  • Black History Month: February is Black History month! If you haven’t taken part in events on the Island reflecting back on leaders who helped shape this country, it’s not too late. There are several art galleries and exhibits that remain open through the end of the month to celebrate and honor the history of Blacks.
  • Hockey: The New York Islanders continue with games during the hockey season. Catch its last game for the month against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, February 27th – 7 p.m.
  • Movies: Catch a movie at one of Long Island’s theaters with a winter theme, like Disney’s ‘Frozen’ or ‘The Royal Opera House: La Boheme.’

While the crazy snowfall amounts this winter have many feeling like spring is not coming soon enough, remember there are qualities to the winter season that won’t be available to enjoy as weather warms up. Take the opportunity to enjoy it all during the last week of February!

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