Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced last week that Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be holding the annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast on Saturday Nov. 18 and Sunday Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Demonstrations and hands-on activities will be on-going, including pottery-making, authentic Native American food, medicinal plant displays with sampling, Native American tools and artifacts, corn-grinding, natural face painting, using an atlatl, primitive fire-building, on-site cooking, and films on Native American culture.
A special activity is planned for the 50th Celebration, where guests can try to make a 12-foot-long dugout canoe. There are a variety of foods to sample, however, it is recommended to bring a bag lunch and spend the day.
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. Patrons can enjoy the temporary exhibit, “Seashells…Nature’s Inspired Design.”
The admission fee is $8 for adults, $5 for children five to twelve years old, and $5 for seniors. Children four and under are free with an adult. There is also free admission for current Friends members. The event will take place rain or shine.
Garvies Point Museum and adjoining 62-acre preserve are located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove. Regular admission to the museum is $4 for adults and $2 for children five to twelve years old. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about Garvies Point Museum, call (516) 571-8011 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.