Great Neck Park District Sept. 27 column

Participate in the the Stepping Stones Lighthouse 5K Run event on Sunday, October 6 or contribute by donating (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Park District)

Great Neck Park District Sept. 27, 2019

Stepping Stones Lighthouse 5K Run

The third annual Stepping Stones Lighthouse 5K Run fundraiser is on Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., at Steppingstone Park. Help restore the historic lighthouse (built-in 1877) and save it from further decay. Contribute by donating or participating in the 5K Run event. The fee is $25 until 5 p.m. on October 4; $30 on race day (cash only on race day). Register at

Blue Hearts Duo: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

Join us at Great Neck House for a performance by George Tuzzeo, keyboardist from “Jay and the Americans” and Leiza Michaels. Admission to Great Neck House requires a park pass.

Weekend Film The Biggest Little Farm (2018) is playing at Great Neck House: Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5 & 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Rated PG; runs 1 hour 31 minutes. Admission to Great Neck House requires a park pass.

Nature Program: Back to Back Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us at Avalon Park and East Park Preserve in Stony Brook, for a relaxing, inspiring walk through these adjacent preserves. Although questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature presentation so that you will be able to savor the enchantment of the countryside. Registration is limited to 15 people. Bring lunch and drinking water. Register now on our website at or call (516) 482-0355. Children under age 16 not permitted to attend.

Harvest Festival Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival in the Village Green on Monday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy arts & crafts, musical entertainment, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Admission free for Park District residents with park pass. Call (516) 487-GNPD for more info. Takes place rain or shine.

Scarecrow Festival Register now for our Scarecrow Festival in the Village Green on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Sign up for either the 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. time slots to build and take home your own scarecrow. Also, face painting, temporary tattoos and more. Fee is $25 per family. Visit or call (516) 487-GNPD for more info.

Celebrate Your Birthday In the Park District Have your next birthday party at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink or a celebration at our private party room in Steppingstone Park. At the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, you’ll enjoy our all-inclusive 2-hour packages which include admission, choice of lunch for 15 guests, two hosts, skate rentals and more. Birthday child attends free. At Steppingstone Park’s Playscape enjoy one of our unique birthday packages which includes invitations, pizza, cake, and two-party hosts. Call (516) 487-GNPD for more info.

Defensive Driving Classes at Great Neck House Great Neck House continues to offer Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving classes on the first Saturday of every month. The next class will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call Great Neck House at 482-0355.


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