Today's Idea
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Native American Feast

Not a lot of people know about Garvies Point, which contains exhibits on Native American culture and New York geology, and boasts some charming nature trails offering spectacular views of Glen Cove Harbor and Glen Cove. And if there was ever a time to explore this little treasure, the annual Native American Feast is that time.

This rain or shine celebration of northeastern Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years, and offers a plethora of hands-on fun. You can learn to make pottery – or a fire -- using ancient methods. You can get your face painted with natural pigments -- or learn spear throwing. If you’d rather just do some looking,  the museum’s excellent collection of artifacts -- including dugout canoes -- plus non-stop films about Native American culture make the weekend is as informative as it is fun. And don’t forget to sample the Native foods – it is, after all, a feast!

The Native American Feast takes place on both Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th, from 10am – 4 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12. Children under 5 years of age are free with parent. Don’t miss the museum's exhibition hall, which explores Long Island Native American culture and archeology, as well as New York State and Long Island geology. 
 Note: Rain or Shine.