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Thanksgiving Events on Long Island

Where to go and what to do on Thanksgiving

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There's a wealth of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving on Long Island, NY. Here's a sampling of places to go and things to do on this upcoming holiday.

Note: This article is updated every year. Here are the events for Thanksgiving 2013.

Note that some events take place after the holiday.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Long Island Science Center. Kids will learn about turkeys, a native bird. Starts at 11 a.m.

For more detailed information, please go to their website at www.lisciencecenter or call (631) 208-8000. Look for a coupon on their website for a discount on the admission fee.

The center is located at 11 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York.

Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza includes parties, food shares, meals, sharing of clothing, books and more. From their website: "So here's a big way you can help; the largest of all our planned events will be the Vegan Thanksgiving. It's a 2-day affair that starts as an all night cooking party, (on Nov. 23rd, everyone is invited) and culminates into the Vegan Thanksgiving Food Share the next day (Nov. 24th) in Hempstead, the “Hempstead Food Share Bonanza”. The Hempstead Food Share, on November 24th, will be the largest Food Not Bombs ever (even bigger than last years, which was the largest FNB event to date)! We expect to be able to share a vegan feast with everyone of the well over 2,000+ people that come! We'll then be continuing the week with nearly a dozen events spread across our Food Shares in Bed-Stuy, Coram, Huntington, Farmingville, Wyandanch and across many other communities that were hit the hardest by the storm." More info: http://www.lifnb.com.

Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2013

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY, present its annual Native American Feast from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. There will be hands-on activities including pottery-making, primitive fire-building and on-site cooking. Authentic Native American cuisine; artifacts and tool technology will be displayed. There will be face painting with natural pigments. Movies celebrating Native American life will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Admission: adults: $3 per person, Children 5 - 12 years: $2 per person, FREE for children 4 and under.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Get rid of all those Thanksgiving calories! Check out a number of Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots on Long Island at

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