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Things to do with kids in NYC for Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day 2015 with your sweethearts at fun craft workshops, cooking classes and cute performances in NYC

With precious craft projects and super-sweet baking classes on offer, there's plenty to love about New York City around Valentine's Day. Round up your little lovebugs to tackle our roundup of extra-special V-day events, sample the city's best desserts for kids, and warm up with some fun indoor activities. Love is in the air!

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Valentine's Day events for kids

Valentine's Day at Wave Hill

Roses are red and violets are blue at this Bronx public garden and cultural center. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a family-friendly program that includes hands-on creative projects and a chance to pick out a special gift for your beloved. Learn about pollinators and make a unique Valentine's Day card during the Family Art Project from 10am until 1pm in the Tropical House (draw inspiraton from the colorful greenhouse flowers). Then, get deliciously creative with icing and sprinkles in a cookie-decorating workshop from 11am to 3pm ($15 materials fee per project). Finally, peruse the nature-inspired designs of jeweler Erika Rosenbaum in Wave Hill's gift shop. All ages.

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Valentine's Love Shack Workshop

Bake your own Valentine's Day-themed "Love Shack" constructed from gingerbread cookies, then decorate it with candies and pink and red icing. Parent and child will work together to give the sugary shack their own personal touch. Ages 2 to 6.

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The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

Fans of the little yellow creature from the sun won't want to miss this performance from Gustafer Yellowgold creator and songwriter Morgan Taylor and his live band, accompanied by his signature illustrations. Ages 2 and up.

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Storybook Discovery: Spread the Love!

At this special Valentine's Day story session, storyteller Karyn Mooney will read several holiday-themed books to little ones, including Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse. Afterward, tots will make their own handcrafted valentines to give to loved ones. Ages 6 and under.

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Hearts & Crafts

At this holiday–themed workshop led by Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, girls will get creative making colorful Valentine's Day craft projects. Each participant gets a treat–filled goody bag to take home. Reserve advance tickets on Curious Jane's website. Ages 8 to 11.

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