Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be holding the Annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast on Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This celebration of Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years.
Participants will enjoy hands-on activities including: face painting, sample Native foods, learn tool making, pottery making, dugout canoes, fire making, open-fire cooking, use the Atlatl (spear-throwing), artifacts, and nature trails. Native American films will be shown hourly. Participants can also take this opportunity to view the museum’s exhibition hall, which explores Long Island Native American culture and archaeology, as well as New York State and Long Island geology.
Fun for families; all ages welcome. Special program fee of $5.00 per person; children under 4 are free with adult. There is no entry fee for Friends of Garvies Point members.
Garvies Point Museum and adjoining 62-acre preserve are located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove. Regular admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 children 5-12 years. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about Garvies Point Museum, please call: (516) 571-8010/11 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.