Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week


Heart String Art

Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.











Parents and guardians can take their children to any Long Island Home Depot to take part in this art project. As the kids work on creating this symbol of Valentine’s Day, they’ll be developing hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. All participating kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Upon completion of the workshop, kids will get to keep their finished craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Where: Home Depot:

2000 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554

111 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, NY 11791

86 Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY 11753

172 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550









Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.













Mineola Memorial Library will have several activities on hand for kids who stop by at the Children’s Room. There will be a scavenger hunt for a small prize and craft-making. Additionally, kids can take a look at a guessing jar and write down how many of an item is inside, with the kid who has the closest pick receiving a jar full of chocolate.

Where: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola, NY 11501

Info: 516-746-8488 or


Valentine’s Day Friends Card Exchange

Sunday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.














Sensory Beans’ annual Valentine’s Day card exchange is coming approaching. Kids should bring Valentine’s Day cards to the event as part of a Valentine’s Day celebration. There will be snacks, drinks, open play and activities like Valentine’s themed slime making. A recipient list for the cards will be emailed a week before the event. Registration is $25 per child and reservations are required for the event.

Where: Sensory Beans, 3309 Merrick Rd., Wantagh, NY 11793

Info: 516-308-1462, or


Actor’s Garage: Lion King Jr.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m.













Kids can watch as their peers put on a play of the Lion King Jr. The children performing in the play will be between the ages of five and nine. Tickets for the event are on sale for $12 per person.

Where: The Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY 11530

Info: 516-224-5800 or



Drop-In Free Play

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.













The Patchogue-Medford Library will be holding three hours of free play for kids. The children who participate must be at least two years of age. There will be several toys on hand for the kids to play with. No registration will be required for this event. The free play will be taking place in Meeting Rooms A and B.

Where: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772

Info: 631-654-4700, or




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