Long Island has no shortage of events to make Valentine’s Day 2022 sweeter than a box of chocolates. Here is a roundup of lovely holiday-themed events across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Chef Rob Scott will lead an online session on baking his tasty sweet and salty chocolate chip cookies. Grab your whisk, invite your friends or family, and make a treat everyone will love. Longwood Public Library, Facebook Live, longwoodlibrary.org, registration required. Free. 2 p.m. Feb. 8.
Once a background vocalist for Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, and more, this Grammy award-winning soloist takes the stage for “Be My Valentine,” an unforgettably soulful musical immersion. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org, $33-$43. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
DINNER AT DESMOND’S
Located within East Wind, Desmond’s is serving up a delectable full-course prix fixe menu. Desmond’s Restaurant & Pub, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, eastwindlongisland.com, $59.95. 3-9 p.m. Feb. 11-14.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER & DANCE
DJ Fitness and Hibiscus on the Mile present a night of romantic waterfront dining turned party. Tickets include dinner, a glass of champagne, dessert and coffee. Formal attire required. Hibiscus on the Mile, 23 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, hibiscusonthemile.com, $50. 7 p.m. Feb. 12.
SWINGTIME BIG BAND: LOVE NOTES
The timeless music of the Great American Songbook comes to life with the return of Swingtime Big Band. Spend the afternoon traveling through melodic love stories, including 100th birthday tributes to icons Doris Day, Judy Garland and Neal Hefti. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org, $30-$40. 3 p.m. Feb. 13.
DINNER AT OHEKA CASTLE
While Covid may have canceled travel plans for many, Valentine’s Day dinner at the famous Oheka Castle might just transport you to the French countryside. Enjoy the prix-fixe bottle of featured wine and a six-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Chris Cappello and Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Andreotti. Oheka Castle, 135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington, oheka.com, $175. 4-10 p.m. Feb. 14.
TANGERINE AT BUTTERFIELDS
With hits from the 50s to the 80s, Tangerine takes the stage for a night of dancing, a la carte dining, and dinner specials. Butterfields, 661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, butterfieldsrestaurant.biz, call 631-851-1507 for reservations. 6 p.m. Feb. 14.
VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
For those in search of a fiery Valentine’s Day experience, Extreme Cage Fighting presents a one-night-only event of mixed martial arts and Muay Thai. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, watchecf.com, $64.16-$139.91. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 19.
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