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 19th and Sunday, November 20th 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 30 years.
Hands-on activities during the weekend will be on-going. These will include pottery-making using ancient methods, primitive fire-building and on-site open fire cooking with samples (including our famous popcorn soup). Authentic Native American food displays with sampling; artifacts and tool technology including drilling in stone, face painting with natural pigments, and spear throwing using an atlatl. Films about Native American culture will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Activities are held both indoors and outdoors.
Participants can also take this opportunity to view the museum’s exhibition hall, which explores Long Island Native American culture and archeology, as well as New York State and Long Island geology. Fee: $5.00 for everyone above age 5. Children under 5 years of age are free with parent.
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) 571-8011 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.