Valentine's Day events on Long Island: Things to do for families, friends and couples
There’s something lovely in the Long Island air this month: It might be a romantic dinner for two, a family-friendly crafting session or perhaps a girls night out with your favorite pals to mark Valentine's Day. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening to celebrate love with friends, family or your significant other.
HIT THE TOWN: VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
If you are a traditional romantic, Valentine’s Day dining probably means a prix fixe restaurant menu starring oysters, filet mignon and chocolate. There are plenty of these offers (don’t call them deals — it’s a night for big spenders) across Long Island. But there are also places that beckon with unusual cuisines, live music and dancing, and even, in the case of the Park Avenue Grill in Amityville, a kid-friendly early bird special for single parents and their littlest loved ones. Our picks, both traditional and non-, for this year; newsday.com.
LOVE STINKS ANTI-VALENTINES POP UP
If you’re tired of the “lovey dovey,” celebrate with Naughty Cupid and enjoy unique cocktails and small tapas, Feb. 14, Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24 at Alibi Lounge. Book a 90-minute reserved seating slot (times vary); 230 Main St., Farmingdale, alibifarmingdale.com, 516-586-8622.
BAYVILLE VAMPIRE VALENTINES
Explore the haunted house from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and enjoy a three-course Valentine's dinner, 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at Bayville Adventure Park; $45.75 dinner; haunted house packages start at $29.75; 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville, bayvilleadventurepark.com, 516-624-4678.
VALENTINE DINNER AT THE MANSION AT GLEN COVE
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner at the historic Mansion at Glen Cove, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. Admission is $110 does not include tax or service fee, reservations required; 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, themansionatglencove.com, 516-751-5623.
VALENTINE’S DAY RENEWAL IN OYSTER BAY
Residents are invited to renew their wedding vows at a special ceremony that feature a re-enactment of “America’s First Valentine,” 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Oyster Bay Town Hall. Free of charge to town residents but reservations are required; 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, oysterbaytown.com, 516-624-6380.
VALENTINE’S DAY VOW RENEWAL IN PORT WASHINGTON
North Hempstead hosts their annual Valentine’s Day marriage vow renewal ceremony, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Harbor Links Golf Course. $18 per person, reservations required and lunch and Champagne toast follows; 1 W. Fairway Dr., Port Washington, northhempsteadny.gov, 516-869-6311.
SCREENING OF “CASABLANCA”
A nightclub owner discovers his old flame is in town with her husband, the romantic adventure stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Cinema Arts Centre. Tickets are $20; 423 Park Ave., Huntington, cinemaartscentre.org, 631-423-7610.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT OHEKA CASTLE
Enjoy a prix fixe fine dining menu at Oheka Castle with seating times: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14; Admission is $175 per person, reservations required; 135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, oheka.com, 631-659-1400.
BE MY VALENTINE DINNER DANCE AT EAST WIND
Head to East Wind for a dinner dance in the Grand Ballroom which includes a four-course dinner with heart shaped ravioli and surf and turf, premium open bar, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18. Admission is $89.95 per person, reservations required; 5720 NY25A, Wading River, eastwindlongisland.com, 631-929-3500.
VALENTINE’S DAY COUPLES BUS TOUR
Board the bus at various stops and head to the North Fork, first stop is Pellegrini Vineyards and then on to other stops including Riverhead Cider House, a chocolatier and more, beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 19. Choose from various pick up stops along the LIE Park and Ride and or Whole Foods in Jericho. Admission is $200 per couple includes round trip bus, wine flights, beer, wine and cider tastings, cheese tastings and a couples photo. Drop off times vary, registration required: tappedenterprises.com.