Milleridge Inn Offers Plethora Of Valentine’s Activities


Adam Panett and daughter Mia Panetta of Massapequa Park enjoy the Valentine’s parent/child brunch and cake decorating event. Each child gets his/her own personal cake to decorate, supplies, etc. (Photos by Mike Deery)

Valentine’s weekend and the whole Valentine season comprise the most romantic time of the year, and the Milleridge Inn in Jericho is the place for every type of Valentine celebration you can imagine. What’s more, the Milleridge Inn has teamed up with Cupid to deliver on the promise of love for everyone, from the youngest sweethearts to mature couples who are young at heart, as well as the entire family.

All Valentine’s events and activities will be socially distanced, masks will be required, and all health protocols will be observed in order to ensure the health and safety of patrons.

“The Coronavirus has hit everyone hard, and couples, as well as children, need a break from the toll that the virus has inflicted on our society,” said Butch Yamali, owner and president of the Milleridge Inn. “We are bringing the love and joy of Cupid’s special day to couples and families in a way that is COVID-safe.”

Parent/Child Dinner and Valentine Cake Decorating

Mia Panetta enjoys the cake she decorated.

Youthful love is vibrant at the Milleridge Inn as the facility hosts three days of special dinners and giant heart-shaped cookie decorating geared toward the young sweethearts. Parents and kids will enjoy a sumptuous dinner featuring an array of Valentine-themed food, Shirley Temple drinks and other taste-tempting treats. The Inn will be resplendent with Valentine décor, and Cupid will be on hand. The high point of the brunch features personal heart-shaped cookies that parents and kids can decorate together. The dinners will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14. Seatings are available from 4 through 8 p.m. on Friday, as well as noon through 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

“Sweetheart Bingo” and Early-Bird Dinner

Bingo is a time-honored tradition, which has been embraced by mature neighbors and everyone who delights in the fast-paced action of the number calling game. The Inn has a romantic twist on the bingo craze. “Sweetheart bingo” replaces the traditional bingo cards with ones that feature phrases which appear on conversation hearts (i.e. “Be Mine,” “Love You,” “Your Mine,” etc.). Players will match the conversation heart candies with the phrases on the “sweetheart bingo” cards. A love-filled early-bird dinner will be served, “sweetheart bingo” will be played, and prizes will be awarded. The sweetheart bingo and early-bird dinner will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 10-12. Dinner will be served from 4 through 6 p.m. Bingo is scheduled for 3:30 through 8:30 p.m.

“Paint your Love Story” Dinners

Turn questionable artistic talent into an evening of fun and romance. Cupid-inspired dinners will be accompanied by couples painting their glass of wine or pint of beer. An expert artist will coach the couples, offering helpful tips and comments while stationed behind a plexiglass screen, ensuring social distancing. An array of the chef’s specialties will be served at Valentine’s weekend dinners. Served Friday, Feb. 12; Saturday, Feb. 6 and 13; and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 14. Dinner seatings are available from 6 to 9 p.m.

Valentine’s Movie and Dinner

What could be more romantic than dinner and a drive-in movie shown on the giant screen at the Milleridge Inn’s mammoth parking field. Movie-dinner programs will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14 Cars will be properly spaced to comply with health guidelines.

Friday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.: Pretty Woman; 7:30 p.m.: 50 First Dates
Saturday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.: Valentine’s Day; 7:30 p.m.: Sleepless in Seattle
Sunday, Feb. 14: 5 p.m.: Sweet Home Alabama; 7:30 p.m.: The Notebook

Romantic Skating Under-the-Lights

The Inn will have a fully operational skating rink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14. Skate on a just-like-ice surface, and the Milleridge will have skates available. Sessions are as follows: Friday, 4: to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

“Heartbreak Hotel” Spooky Valentine Haunted House

The “Heartbreak Hotel” proves that love can be scary. The Valentine’s “haunted house” welcomes couples and all guests who want to take a walking tour of the darker side of love. The Hotel will be open on the following Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Feb. 6 and 7, as well as Feb. 12-14. Open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, as well as noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday, Feb. 7, the “Hotel” will be open from noon to 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 14, it will be open from noon to 9 pm.

Train Ride and Escape Room

Two more attractions are The “Lovers Express” train ride and the “Cupid’s Cabin.” The “Lovers Express” is a romantic train ride through the Valentine-themed lighted paths at the Milleridge Village. The “Cupid’s Cabin” will test your skills at putting together clues in order to escape the spooky Valentine’s cabin. Both of these activities feature the same date and time schedule as the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Call 516-931-2201 to make reservations or visit The Inn is also offering seating for diners who do not wish to participate in Valentine’s events at the facility. It is located at 585 North Broadway in Jericho.

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