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Mangano and National Endowment for the Arts Presents Art Works 2013– An Intergenerational Event

Glen Cove, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be offering a series of Native American programs and activities for adults, children over 5 and their families on Saturdays in October and November.

Members of the Montaukett Tribe of Long Island will be conducting the series of hands-on workshops of traditional and contemporary Native American arts at Garvies Point Museum including storytelling with music and crafts such as tribal turkey feather fans, shell work, jewelry, and ribbon shirts. Workshops are $5.00 per person per workshop. All participants must register. Children under 5 are free but must register. Registration is limited. You may mail in payment or pay at the door.

The workshops will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day as follows:

  1. Saturday, October 5th: Tribal history with Chief Redfeather, Robert Stevenson
  2. Saturday, October 12th: Seashell Beach Mosaic art with Terry Rious
  3. Saturday, October 19th: Tribal Turkey feather fans with Tina Thompson
  4. Saturday, October 26th: Native American Indian Jewelry with Cheryl Hendrickson
  5. Saturday, November 2nd: Ribbon shirts (must bring own button-down shirt) with Al Hendrickson
  6. Saturday, November 9th: Participatory storytelling & music with Donna Barrens

The workshops are made possible due to a grant received by the Friends of Garvies Point from the National Endowment for the Arts, and assistance from the Long Island Native American Indian Alliance.

For further information please contact the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve at: (516) 571-8010 or visit the website at: www.garviespointmuseum.com to print out an application to mail to the museum at: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove, NY 11542. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island’s Native American archaeology. Reference collections of original archaeological artifacts and geological phenomena are maintained at the museum. These are used in exhibits and Museum educational programs and are available for special research purposes. A gift shop provides materials and publications related to the exhibits and educational programming, with emphasis on the natural history of Long Island.

Over a dozen educational programs relating to local geology, archaeology and outdoorenvironmental themes are offered to school groups during school hours. Museum resources are used to present topical lessons which teachers may integrate into their classroom curricula. Advance reservations are required for all classes.

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums whose mission is to preserve and interpret the county’s natural, prehistoric and historic heritage. The Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a non-profit educational corporation whose membership is open to all interested in promoting this objective. For more information please call: (516) 571-8010/11, or visit: www.garviespointmuseum.com.