14 Ways to Have the Best Week this February

Bring your Valentine to new heights with one of our Great Dates

Bring your Valentine to new heights with one of our Great Dates

It’s cold, there may be snow, the sun sets early and the days are shorter. Don’t be fooled–there is still plenty to get out and do. Not to say there’s not a warm weather countdown on our calendar, but we believe in embracing the chill (and your sweetie, preferably) and having The Best Week!

Honor Black History Month by visiting the all African-American art exhibit Black Voices at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills. Follow up the cultural celebration with chef James Ahearn’s creative cuisine at Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante in Deer Park.

Dig in to a USDA prime grade steak at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. Afterwards, catch the latest offering at Adelphi University’s Performing Art Center where there’s a different performance each week.

Strap on snowshoes and explore over 50 miles of trails in the Connetquot River State Park Preserve. After braving the cold, warm up with a hot ribollita at The Lake House in Bay Shore.

All this cold weather is perfect for curling up to a book. Warhol has been popping up all over Manhattan lately (still). He is currently being Objectified at The Morgan Library by Sheelagh Bevan. Check out this rare collection of his books, drawings and archives.

Bring your sweetheart out for Huntington’s latest installment of no nonsense gastropub fare at True North. Then capture some more stars at a unique date night at the Vanderbilt Museum’s planetarium in Centerport.

Experience sex in the city at the Museum of Sex in Midtown. Continue Friday’s theme of Great Dates with a chopper ride over Manhattan. Not enough city? Complimentary ice-skating at Central Park’s Wollman Rink included in the flight.

Eat Sunday’s Best Brunch at the Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow, followed by a day at Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck. Co-owner and winemaker David Page has been distilling brandies in the name of his “whiskey farmer” grandpa.