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 2012.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, please double check before heading out to these events.
Saturday, November 17, 2012Update: in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Long Island Science Center will be closed until further notice.Long Island Science Center. During their normal Saturday hours, they will also be celebrating Thanksgiving. Kids can learn about turkeys, and find out the difference between chickens and turkeys.
Saturday, November 17 through Saturday, November 24, 2012The 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.17th, everyone is invited) and culminates into the Vegan Thanksgiving Food Share the next day (Nov.18th) in Hempstead, the “Hempstead Food Share Bonanza”. The Hempstead Food Share, on November 18th, 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.
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: $5 per person (ages 5 and above), FREE for children 4 and under.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Get rid of all those Thanksgiving calories! The Townwide Fund of Huntington, Inc., is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Day Run. For detailed information, times and fees, please go to The Townwide Fund of Huntington, Inc. or call (631) 629-4950