Romancing your sweetheart with love letters and chocolate

If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone, I’ve found a romantically-charged play, about letters exchanged between two people over 50 years; as well as a chocolate-and-wine-paring dinner in an aquatic setting – both taking place on our island’s picturesque eastern end – that couldn’t help but melt a few hearts!

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Chinese New Year celebrations on Saturday to welcome the Year of the Pig

With the beginning of the new lunar year coming up on Tuesday, I found a pretty cool Lunar New Year celebration and Chinese New Year celebration, offering family activities on Feb. 2. 2019 it is the Year of the Pig, according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, and to mark the occasion, cultural activities, including Lion Dance performances, are featured at each of these events. And, if you see “red”, don’t be too surprised, as it’s the signature color of these cultural festivals.

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Enjoy a touch of paradise at Planting Fields Arboretum this Sunday

With temperatures creeping into the teens lately, it can be hard to dream of warmer months when there is frost on the ground and we’re bundled head-to-toe. Well, I have a great pick for all of us this week; and it involves stepping into the cozy climate of greenhouses for the Parade Garden Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum, on Jan. 27.

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The magic of the season is alive at local celebrations

During the holidays, it can only be a good thing to break from the hectic shopping, wrapping and running errands to enjoy the wealth of seasonal attractions taking place on Long Island. Here are two prime examples, a candlelight celebration in Bethpage and a village’s winter fest in Farmingdale, of fun times to be had, right now.

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